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Free Genealogy Biography of George Yinger
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

George S. Yinger

George S. Yinger, was born in this township, August 8, 1838, son of Paul and Christine (Snyder) Yinger. He began learning the carpenter's trade in his sixteenth year and commenced contracting on his own account at the early age of twenty years. He has been very successful in his business, and has erected some of the finest private residences in York and York County.

In October, 1859, he married Cassandria Weigle, daughter of Martin and Mary (Schriver) Weigle, and six children have blessed this union: Annie, Brize, Alice, Aquila, and two infants (deceased).

Mr. Yinger was a sergeant in the Two Hundreth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during the late war, and participated in all the battles of his regiment, including Bermuda Hundred, Fort Steadman and the final charge on Petersburg. At the latter place his regiment was engaged immediately in front of the famous "Fort Hell."

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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