- Mar 16, 2016
Schuylkill Frontier Girls complete project to repair Civil War veteran brothers' gravestones
By Rachael Espaillat
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 06:47 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 06:47 PM EDT
CRESSONA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY - (WBRE/ WYOU)- Back in March, we told you about an area organization and a funeral home teaming up to restore two gravestones in Schuylkill County. The project is for two brothers who lost their lives in the Civil War and it is now complete! The organization raised more than $700 to give soldiers John Dentzer and his brother, George Dentzer new gravestones. "It actually made me pretty happy because they're the ones that sacrifice their life just to give us our freedom," Alexa Moyer, of Schuylkill Frontier Girls said. George died in 1862 at the Battle of Antietam and John died in 1864 in Petersburg. They were buried in their hometown of Cressona.
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