Peter F. Weleroth
Union Army Veteran
Dies At His Home City


Another one of Wyoming Valley's thin ranks of Civil War veterans answered the beckoning hand from the great beyond today with the death of Peter F. Welteroth. He passed away quietly this morning at the age of eighty-four at his home, 85 Wyoming street, city.

With the Death of Mr. Welteroth, Conyngham Post, G. A. R. loses one of the oldest members and its chaplain for the past ten years. The city loses a fine gentleman and an outstanding citizen.

Mr. Welteroth came to Wilkes-Barre sixty years ago. He worked in the old John Line planing mill for many years and later became a merchant on North Main street. For the past number of years, he had been living retired. He joined Conyngham Post of G. A. R. shortly after its organization and was one of its most active members until the end. Shortly after settling in this city, he was confirmed in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, but in 1870 with the foundation of Calvary Episcopal Church he became a member of he latter congregation and remained faithful to the parish for the remainder of his life.

Mr. Welteroth enlisted with Company H, Second Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery, in 1864 and sered throughout the Civil War taking part in several of the major battles of the conflict. He was taken a presioner at Libby and Temberton. He is survived by three daughters.

This article was given to me by my grandmother Dorothy Truswell and has been placed here without persmission. There is no author on the article so I have no way of giving credit to anyone for writing it.

Thank you
Tim Morehouse Jr.

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