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Free Genealogy Biography of William Johnston,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

William H. Johnston

William H., son of John Johnston, "The emigrant," was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, died aged fifty-eight years.

He learned the trade of blacksmith, which he followed until the civil war in which he served as a private of Company G, Fifty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 54th Regiment. He received a severe wound, which left him in such a disabled condition that he was never again able to follow his trade. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the German Reformed church.

He married Louisa Schrock, born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania. Children: Ella, married Conrad Baker, of Berlin, Pennsylvania ; John Harry, of whom further. Charles, deceased; Elizabeth, married Asa J. Rogers, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania ; Frank, United States recruiting officer; Joseph, deceased; Anna, deceased; Emma, twin of Anna, deceased; Charles, deceased; William, deceased.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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