An unseasonably warm October afternoon gave three cousins a chance to honor their common ancestor, Christopher Minor/Miner as well as his military service.
A few years ago, while the cousins were researching their respective families, they found each other and a Mayflower connection to John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and her parents.
Christopher Miner, the 4th, 3rd, and 5th great grandfather of the cousins respectively is a veteran of the War of 1812.
The cousins discovered his gravesite was marked with a GAR Civil War Veteran’s marker instead of the appropriate marker for his service. Rebecca Moyer, wife of Eugene Moyer and Recording Secretary of the Maryland State Society of the United States Daughters of 1812, procured the proper marker.
In the Old Brick Church Cemetery in Eaton Townhip, from left are Bonnie Yuscavage, of Luzerne; Eugene Moyer of Frederick, Md.; and Sharyn Davis, of Monroe Township.