Erie County (PA) Genealogy
This section is dedicated to all of the men and women of Erie County who have served in a military capacity since before the start of the county up to present day time. Most of the pages in this section will either be focused on one of the 'wars' or on key individuals involved in the early county settlement, such as Daniel Dobbins and Oliver Hazard Perry, just to name two.
Erie County Military Special Features
Military Awards - Medal of Honor - Submitted by Craig Sanders. Erie County individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. [1/6/2004][CS01]
Memorial Day 2001 Tribute to Veterans [5/28/01][BK17]
Military in Erie County, Pre-1800
Bates 1884 History Chapter 10 - Gen. Anthony Wayne - His claim to Erie fame? He died here and is buried here, at least part of him is. [10/8/00][GB11]
Revolutionary War Pensioners in Erie County from 1835 Rolls. [1/23/01][BSE34]
Revolutionary War Pensioners in Erie County as listed in 1840 Census. [2/14/01][BSE05]
Springfield Township Revolutionary War Veterans - Contributed by Evelyn Baker. [11/8/03][EB22]
Listing of Erie County Cemeteries with Revolutionary War Patriot Burials. [6/4/03][BK18]
Military - Revolutionary War; Martin Harmon and Randall Wheeler. - Contributed by Cheryl Harmon Bean Bills [11/1/06][CB06]
An Every Name Index to "Revolutionary Patriots in Erie County, PA.". - Contributed by Cheryl Harmon Bean Bills [11/1/06][CB07]
Coming soon - Revolutionary War Data - Information about Erie County people who served during the Revolutionary War, along with pictures of various memorials and related material.
Military in Erie County, 1800-1850
Bates 1884 History Chapter 18 - Perry's Victory and the War of 1812-14 - A good background on Erie efforts during the War of 1812-14, with good description of the shipbuilding for the Battle of Lake Erie. Some names listed. [1/6/01][GB19]
Coming soon - War of 1812 Data - Information about Erie County people who served during the War of 1812, along with pictures of various memorials and related material.
Military in Erie County, 1851-1874
Bates 1884 History Chapter 26 - The War for the Union - A good background on Erie efforts in the Civil War, including descriptions of the 3 month regiment, and the 83rd, 111th and 145th Regiments, with many names listed. [1/6/01][GB27]
Erie County Civil War Veterans - contributed by various sources. Veterans include: David Elisha Dodge, Abel Wilkinson, John Billman, Joseph Billman, David Tuttle, and Henry G. (Gould) Harvey. [11/23/07][sys46]
Company G, 6th US Cavalry, Civil War - Names from Erie County (Mostly Fairview) - contributed by Patrick Knierman. [New:3/2/09][PK01]
Civil War Bounty - Springfield Township - contributed by Evelyn Baker. [3/21/04][EB25]
From Farm Field to Battle Field - Springfield Township and the Civil War - contributed by Evelyn Baker. [10/29/03][EB24]
Springfield Township Civil War Vets - contributed by Evelyn Baker. [9/02/01; updated 10/31/02][EB23]
George Stokes - Died in Civil War - contributed by Betty Tripp. [New: 11/01/08][BT03]
Letters from the Civil War - contributed by Kathy Ebert, this is a transcription of two actual letters, one from Lewis Sherrod and one from his brother Sylvester Sherrod, who both died in the war as a result of wounds received. [1/17/02, Correction: 5/26/03][KE03]
Military - Boys from Sherrod Hill - contributed by Marilyn Konruff. [1/06/05][MK03]
Crane Brothers - two of the three brothers in this "Faces" photo were in the Civil War, contributed by Kathleen Ticknor Lawless. [1/25/05][KTL01]
Captain Mariton O Way - contributed by Barbara Root Seyler. [2/02/05][BSE35]
Civil War Vet - WH Brindle - contributed by Janet Yoder. [3/14/05][JY01]
Military in Erie County, 1875-1900
1890 Veteran Census Record Union City - contributed by Linda Emerson. [3/03/05][LE04]
1890 Veteran Census Record Union Township - contributed by Linda Emerson. [5/8/01][LE05]
Coming soon - Spanish-American War Data - Information about Erie County people who served during the Spanish-American War, along with pictures of various memorials and related material.
Military in Erie County, 1901-1930
"Erie County Pa. in the World War 1917-1919" - 3 pages of Erie County servicemen who died in WWI. [2/8/01; updated 2/3/05][RL33][RL34][RL35]
Coming soon - World War I Data - Information about Erie County people who served during World War I, along with pictures of various memorials and related material.
Military in Erie County, 1931-1949
Coming soon - World War II Memorial - A listing of Erie County soldiers who died during the World War II, along with pictures of the memorial.
World War II Deaths of Erie County (PA) Servicemen - A complete listing of the 727 servicemen who lost there lives during WWII. Compiled and contributed by Donald R. Adams. [7/24/07][DRA01]
Erie County Military burials in Margraten Netherlands American Cemetery - Erie County soldiers who died during World War II, buried in an American War Cemetery in the Netherlands. Submitted by Bert Caris, a Dutch citizen who sponsors one of the graves. [1/5/05][BEC01]
Margraten Netherlands American Military Cemetery - Photo Album - Photos of gravesites of Erie County soldiers who died during World War II, buried in an American War Cemetery in the Netherlands. Submitted by Bert Caris, a Dutch citizen who sponsors one of the graves. [1/26/05][BEC02]
Military biography - Frank Drake Geiger, Jr. - A biography of an individual born in Corry and presumed dead after missing in action during WWII. Submitted by Barbara Root Seyler. [1/12/05][BSE36]
Military in Erie County, 1950-present
Korean War Memorial - A listing of Erie County soldiers who died during the Korean War, along with pictures of the memorial. [12/25/05][BK19]
Vietnam Era Conflict Memorial - A listing of Erie County soldiers who died during the Vietnam Conflict, along with pictures of the memorial and related material. [5/14/03][BK20]
Coming soon - Modern Day Conflicts Data - Information about Erie County people who served during present day conflicts, such as Desert Storm and Persian Gulf, along with pictures of various memorials and related material.
Military Off-Site Links (to Help Researchers)
U.S. Dept. of Defense - Frequently Asked Questions
How to Order Military and Pension Records - From Cyndi Howells. Full title is "How To Order Military & Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans from the National Archives".
Updated NATF Form Ordering Information from NARA - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has changed procedures on ordering records and new forms are required. This link explains the new forms and how to get them.
Information on FREE tombstones from the Veterans Administration
American Battle Monuments Commission War Dead Listings - An excellent site containing over 240,000 names of war dead who were buried outside of the United States. Over 172,000 people are listed from World War II, but some go back as far as the Mexican War plus a few from the Civil War, buried in Mexico.
American Civil War Research Database - A members only subscription site ($25 per year) reported to contain data on 66 percent (of 4 million total) of those in the Civil War.
Digital Newspapers at Penn State - Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers are
available through this site including the Erie Weekly Observer from 5/21/1853
to 3/5/1859 and the Erie Observer from 3/12/1859 to 5/27/1869. A thank you for
John Robison for the link. [link added: 11/16/07]
Note: John has advised that you can actually access the Erie Observer starting Dec 4, 1847, although the home page says it starts in 1853. Those are 6 more valuable years of newspapers. [ note added: 11/23/07]
Union Regimental Index - Pennsylvania - All Pennsylvania Civil War units are indexed. Link provided by Mark Hagen in 2003. [link added: 11/23/07]
Battle of Lake Erie: Building the Fleet in the Wilderness - Link to the Department of the Navy Historical Center online library article. Link provided by frequent contributor Susan Smith. [link added: 1/13/09]
This web page has been designed by and is maintained by Bill Klauk who retains the rights to his scanned images. Permission is granted for personal use of the pages and images.
This page was last updated on Monday, March 2, 2009 .
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