Cocalico soldiers in the War of 1812 subject of talk

By on November 4, 2015


Who were the men from Cocalico Township who battled the British during the War of 1812?

Join historian Ken McCrea to learn about their lives and soldier exploits on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Reamstown Community Center, 23 E. Church St., Reamstown.

Photo courtesy Reamstown Historical Society and Museum Ken McCrea

Photo courtesy Reamstown Historical Society and Museum
Ken McCrea

During the free lecture, McCrea will recapture the story of how Adam Diller led a company of soldiers, mostly from Cocalico Township, to Baltimore, Md., to defend the young United States from the British invasion.

At that time Cocalico Township encompassed East and West Cocalico, Denver, Adamstown, Ephrata Township, and Ephrata Borough.

McCrea’s PowerPoint presentation will include images of pensions the soldiers earned from their service to the country.

McCrea, president of McCrea Research Inc., Stevens, has studied genealogy since 1980. He has published a number of books on Pennsylvania Land Records and the Denver Union Cemetery. McCrea, who currently serves as vice president of the Reamstown Historical Society and Museum, was the non-profit organization’s first president.

The lecture is one in a continuing series sponsored by the Reamstown Historical Society and Museum. Parking is in the rear of the Reamstown Community Center. For more information call 717-364-0865.

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