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Emmitsburg's Civil War Soldiers

(Company C, Cole’s Cavalry)

The Obituary of George W. Weikert

(Originally published on December 24, 1919, Gettysburg Times)

George W. Weikert, Civil War veteran and well known farmer, died at his home in Freedom Township Tuesday evening at 7:27 after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia, aged 83 years 1 month, and 24 days.

Mr. Weikert lived in Gettysburg for a number of years previous to the time he moved to his farm in Freedom Township and for several years acted as the Gettysburg Chief of Police. During the Civil War he fought with Coles Cavalry.

Mr. Weikert was a member of Company C, First Battalion Cavalry. He enlisted August 27, 1861 and was discharged May 22, 1862, for disability. He was a member of the Corporal Skelly Post, Number 9, since its organization.

Besides his wife, he is survived by the following daughters, Mrs. Alice Arendt, Railroad Street; Mrs. Lydia Hoffman, Greenmont, and Mrs. Mary Kohn, Williamsport. Two Sisters, Mrs. Edward Baer and Mrs. Thomas Flaharty both of Gettysburg, also survive.

Funeral Saturday morning, meeting at the house at ten o'clock, Rev. J. B. Baker and Rev. E. E. Stockslager, officiating.

Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.