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Battle of Gettysburg participants honored in new book by Farrell, Farley, and Knorr

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Keystone Tombstones: The Battle of Gettysburg by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley and Lawrence Knorr.This special volume highlights those individuals buried in Pennsylvania who contributed to the battle.

About the Book:
Biographies of famous people buried in Pennsylvabia who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg are the focus of this localized edition of Keystone Tombstones. Farrell and Farley have combed Pennsylvania to bring you the most entertaining tales about interesting people buried in Pennsylvania. Included in this volume:

• John Burns
• Gettysburg National Cemetery
• Amos Humiston
• Ginnie Wade
• Andrew Gregg Curtin
• James Buchanan
• Simon Cameron
• John White Geary
• John Fulton Reynolds
• Thaddeus Stevens
• George Meade
• Samuel W Crawford
• Oliver B Knowles
• Herman Haupt
• Samuel K Zook
• Dennis O’Kane
• Winfield Scott Hancock
• Strong Vincent
• Alfred L Pearson

Keystone Tombstones: The Battle of Gettysburg
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $14.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
122 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620068328
ISBN-10: 162006832X
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War

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Ike’s Pennsylvania German roots detailed

trodde_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower: His Pennsylvania German Roots, by Lawrence Knorr. Over 3500 relatives are detailed.

About the Book:
Dwight D. Eisenhower had many direct ancestors who lived in the Susquehanna Valley area of Pennsylvania and eastward. This volume tracks the former president’s lineage back to Germany and England and focuses on those descendants from the lines who lived in Pennsylvania. Over 3500 relations are detailed, including the Matters, Rombergers, Eisenhauers, Boones, Millers and many more.

Contents:
Preface to the 2nd Edition
Introduction
The Ancestors of Dwight David Eisenhower
Photos of Ike’s Parents and Siblings
Photos of Young Ike
Photos of Ike at War & as President
Photos of Ike, Mamie & Family
The Descendents of Hans Nicholas Eisenhauer
Matter Photos
The Descendents of Johannes Matter
Balthasar Romberger Photos
Romberger Photos
The Descendents of Johann Bartholomus Romberger
The Descendents of John Jacob Miller
The Descendents of George Michael Boone
Kinship Overview
Kinship Report of Dwight David Eisenhower

About the Author:
Lawrence Knorr is an amateur genealogist with deep roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch Region. Lawrence has had a 33-year career in information technology. He is also the co-owner of Sunbury Press, Inc., the owner of 2nd Floor Gallery, Inc., and an adjunct professor of Economics and Finance at Wilson College.

Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics (History Minor) from Wilson College and a Masters of Business Administration from Penn State. He is also a Certified Computer Professional, Project Management Professional, and Certified Scrum Master. Lawrence lives with his wife Tammi and has two daughters a stepson and a stepdaughter.

He is the author or co-author of the following books:

Keystone Tombstones Anthracite Region (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Susquehanna Valley (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
How I Got into Hollywood (2014), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Civil War (2013), (co-author) Sunbury Press
There is Something About Rough & Ready (2013), (co-author) Sunbury Press
General John Fulton Reynolds (2012), (co-author) Sunbury Press
The Hackman Story (2011), (co-author) Sunbury Press
The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower (2011), Sunbury Press
The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely (2011), Sunbury Press
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush (2008), Sunbury Press
The Relations of Milton Hershey, 4th Edition (2007), Sunbury Press
The Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr  (2007), Sunbury Press
Seventy-One Years of Marriage: The Ancestors and Descendents of George and Alice Knorr of Reading, PA (2003), Self-Published.

The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower: His Pennsylvania German Roots
Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
312 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067307
ISBN-10: 1620067307
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information, please see:
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Young Mary Jemison abducted by Indians near Gettysburg

SUNBURY, Pa.Sunbury Press has released John L. Moore’s Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes, the third of eight volumes in the Frontier Pennsylvania series.

ppap_fcAbout the Book:
Histories can be two-dimensional; these contain information strung along timelines. Other histories are three-dimensional, fleshing the basics out with descriptions and explanations. And then there are the four-dimensional histories, best savored slowly. ‘Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes’ falls in this last category.

John L. Moore’s four-dimensional tales draws the reader into a world long gone in such a way that the reader gets lost in a distant place – with no desire to leave. This master story teller has discovered hidden eddies of history. He artfully weaves original source material into accounts that still touch the heart. There is the couple coming home to find their children kidnapped and their home ransacked …  There is a husband searching for a lost wife, and – years later – finding and being reunited with her.  There is a 16-year old man/boy lost in a military adventure, captured by the enemy, and spilling all he knows during polite but businesslike interrogations. The settings are all over Pennsylvania; the times are the late 1700s. All true stories. And if these stories all seem weirdly contemporary; it’s simply because people have always been – people.

Readers will have their favorites in this collection of 11 true American historical vignettes. Among mine: ‘Boy soldier nearly starves in the woods’ … This tale starts, “Michael La Chauvignerie was a 16-year-old French soldier who left his home in Canada during the summer of 1756, bound for the Ohio Country. Michael didn’t know it as he left Montreal and sailed up the St. Lawrence River, but he had embarked on the first leg of a prolonged and complicated adventure that would take him to Philadelphia and, ultimately, to the Caribbean Sea.” Maybe you could stop reading at this point – but I had to continue. And rest of La Chauvignerie’s true story delivers!

FrancesSlocumCaptureIndiansElsewhere in “Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes” the words of chastened but wise Ackowanothie ring true today, almost 250 years after they were uttered: “Your nation always showed an eagerness to settle our lands. Cunning as they were, they always encouraged a number of poor people to settle upon our lands. We protested against it several times, but without any redress or help. We pitied the poor people; we did not care to make use of force, and indeed some of those people were very good people, and as hospitable as we Indians … but after all we lost our hunting ground, for where one of those people settled, like pigeons, a thousand more would settle, so that we at last offered to sell it … and so it went on ‘til we at last jumped over (the) Allegheny hills and settled on the waters of Ohio. Here we thought ourselves happy.” Poor deluded Delawares!

Good history, in my opinion, makes one think. And think. And think. It also makes one feel. And emotion is the secret of “Pioneers, Prisoners and Peace Pipes.” Moore brings one face to face not just with facts (as important as they are), but with a larger and richer four-dimensional reality infused with feelings. He gently reminds us that humans without emotions have never existed, and that history without that dimension is not history, but simply a cheap cardboard imitation. “Pioneers, Prisoners and Peace Pipes” is four-dimensional work crafted with love. Enjoy it!

Thomas J. Brucia is a bibliophile who lives in Houston, Texas. His favorite subjects include European and Asian history. Many of his reviews appear on Amazon.com

Excerpt:
April 1758
Mary_Jemison_1856_pubAs was their custom, the Bards rose early on the morning of Thursday, April 13, 1758. Spring was a busy time on a frontier farm. Among other crops, their farm produced flax, which Catharine spun into linen for use in making homespun cloth. The winter had been mild, and this year spring had come extra early. Richard prepared himself for a hard day’s labor, knowing that two young men—Samuel Hunter and Daniel McMenomy—were already at work in his fields. Catharine tended first to their baby, seven-month-old John, and then to the needs of some visitors, who included Richard’s cousin, a Pennsylvania soldier named Thomas Potter, and an eleven-year-old girl, Hannah McBride.

The Bards and their guests were unaware of Indian warriors who lurked in the woods little more than three hundred yards away. It was around seven o’clock when Hannah, who had gone outside and was standing in front of the house, saw the Indians approach. The girl “screamed and ran into the house,” Bard said later.

Six Indians rushed the house, and several got inside. The warriors “were naked except the breech cloths, leggings, moccasins and caps,” Bard said. One warrior carried a large cutlass, which he swung at Thomas Potter. Potter wrested the sword away from the Indian and raised it over his head to swing at the man, but “the point struck the ceiling, which turned the sword so as to cut the Indian’s hand” without killing him.

As Potter and the Indian struggled over the sword, Bard grabbed the pistol “and snapped it at the breast of one of the Indians, but … it did not go off. At this, the Indians, seeing the pistol, ran out of the house.”

About the Author:
johnJohn L. Moore, a veteran newspaperman, said he employed a journalist’s eye for detail and ear for quotes in order to write about long-dead people in a lively way. He said his books are based on 18th and 19th century letters, journals, memoirs and transcripts of official proceedings such as interrogations, depositions and treaties.

The author is also a professional storyteller who specializes in dramatic episodes from Pennsylvania’s colonial history. Dressed in 18th century clothing, he does storytelling in the persona of “Susquehanna Jack,” a frontier ruffian. Moore is available weekdays, weekends and evenings for audiences and organizations of all types and sizes.

Moore’s 45-year career in journalism included stints as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal; as a Harrisburg-based legislative correspondent for Ottaway News Service; as managing editor of The Sentinel at Lewistown; as editorial page editor and managing editor at The Daily Item in Sunbury; and as editor of the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal in Bethlehem.

Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes
Authored by John L. Moore
List Price: $9.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
102 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065143
ISBN-10: 1620065142
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

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Cover artwork by Andrew Knez, Jr.  For more information about Andrew’s work, please see:http://www.andrewknezjr.com/

Gettysburg hero and Lancaster’s finest, General John Fulton Reynolds, subject of re-released book

John Fulton ReynoldsSunbury Press has released a new edition of the book “General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations” by Lawrence Knorr, Michael A Riley and Diane E Watson.

General John Fulton Reynolds, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the consummate tragic figure of war – the dashing young general on his horse, leading his men into the fray – men with whom he shared a mutual respect only felt when engaging in a higher purpose. His final act on the Gettysburg stage was to choose the right ground to defend and to place his men into position – decisions that ultimately led to the union victory and his own fate.

To do such a great man justice, editor Lawrence Knorr has combined three great works by other authors:

“For God Sakes Forward!” – Michael A Riley’s biography.

“Reynolds – The Last Six Miles” – Diane E Watson’s accounting of the final movements and moments in the general’s life.

“Reynolds – His Own Words Before Gettysburg” – Diane E Watson’s collection of letters and quotes from and about John Reynolds.

In addition, Lawrence has added his own “Relations of John Fulton Reynolds” – over 200 pages of Reynolds, Lefevre, Ferree, Landis & Moore family history.

In total, the life of John Reynolds is shown from numerous perspectives and dimensions, from his own accomplishments to lists of his extended family and extensive relations.

This book is 312 pages, indexed, with numerous vintage photographs.

General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations
Authored by Lawrence Knorr, Michael A Riley, Diane E Watson
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
312 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061817
ISBN-10: 1620061813
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Military

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