August Peter Teytand

The son of Danish parents, August Peter Teytand was born in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands on April 5, 1878, when it was a colony of Denmark. He came…

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Albert Beyer

Albert E. Beyer headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born in Hanover, Germany on June 13, 1859, Albert came to America when he was about six years old. He listed his hometown as Boston when he joined the Navy…

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Joseph Killackey

This service member began his military life as an Army private, but eight days after his honorable discharge, he thought he’d try the Navy and see the world. Joseph was…

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Samuel Daniel Phillippe

Samuel was born in Philadelphia on March 21, 1860 to a blacksmith and his wife, their third child, and he would be a lifelong resident of the Wharton section of…

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William Henry Scholls

Black and white photo of the USS Georgia with text that reads "The Last Soldier of the Civil War"

Chief Master-At-Arms William Henry Scholls USS Georgia (BB-15) In 1932, in the midst of the Depression, Mrs. Emma Kruger Scholls, the widow of Naval Home beneficiary William Henry Scholls, applied…

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African American Sailors

African American Sailors monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

These eight African American Navy veterans from the 19th Century are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Finding biographical information on these sailors has been difficult. If you’re a descendent of one…

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