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York-area Remembrance Day marks early observance of Gettysburg 150: Linked in to history, 4/30/13

Casper Glattfelter’s family/Tom Wolf’s campaign

Manchester Township’s Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene has wonderfully preserved the Sprenkle House, a 19th-century Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse. Now it and its spring house will be part of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry’s Gettysburg Sesquicentennial Remembrance Day on Saturday, an early large-scale observance of Gettysburg 150th. The day is will feature presentations (Scott Mingus and I will speak), demonstrations and a Mingus-lead tour of Civil War-era owner Dr. Adam Eisenhart house and springhouse, scene of the rebel raid across York County’s soil in late-June 1863.  For a schedule, see GoodNewsGettysburg150. Also of interest: Civil War Voices from York County are echoing still.

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Shelly Monk Riedel saw my York Sunday News/York Town Square blog post about the Glattfelter clan.

The piece sparked a discussion in her family.

“Although I knew my great-grandfather’s name was Glatfelter Emanuel Spotz, I wasn’t sure if we were connected to Casper Glatfelter. My brother, John S. Monk, Jr., who has done some research, tells me we are in fact part of this group.

“Therefore, I was wondering where I might find a copy of the book you referenced (“Casper Glattfelter Association: First Hundred Years, 1906-2005.”) I will also be checking the website that you cited. It’s interesting that when I saw the photo of Art in the paper when he passed away, I thought he resembled some later photos of my father, John S. Monk. I didn’t realize that they were distantly related.

I responded:

“I checked with York libraries: www.yorklibraries.org and found lots of Charlie’s works in the catalog but not this particular booklet.

“I might suggest that you query the Glattfelder Reunion site: http://www.glattfelder.org and see if anyone has an extra copy. I would be quite sure that the York County Heritage Trust archives would have a copy for you to look at and no doubt a thick file on the Glattfelters. Hope this is helpful.

Shelly got back with a word of thanks:

“My goal is to do some research on both sides of my family. I believe that Clinton Smith may be my connection to the Glatfelters. My great-grandfather was Glatfelter Emanuel Spotz.”

Maybe someone out there can help Shelly in her research or help her locate a copy of the book. Please comment below.

The guv? Tom Wolf, well-known York County businessman, is a serious contender for the governorship of Pennsylvania. He just landed a heavyweight to run his campaign: Joe Shafer

If successful, Wolf would by York County’s second governor. George Leader served in the 1950s.

This video tells about Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller, killed in the line of duty over the weekend. For the latest, see: Investigation into Rodney Miller’s death continues.

* Photos courtesy Gettysburg Remembrance Day website