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 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
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