Hugh Schwär, O.S.B.

Brother Hugh Schwär, O.S.B., was “born at Endingen, Baden, on the 1st of April, 1808, he left Europe to join St. Vincent’s where he made simple vows on the 14th of January, 1855,” the St. Vincent’s Journal noted in his obituary. “His perpetual vows he made on the 6th of January, 1859. Brother Hugh was […]

Georgeius (George) Held, O.S.B.

Brother George Held, O.S.B., was born in Bavaria on March 3, 1821. He professed vows as a Benedictine monk on November 13, 1851. He died on December 10, 1875. He served as a soldier in the Civil War. Additional research is needed to complete this entry. Reference: Letters of Civil War Historia Monasterii I , […]

James Hanlin

Enlistment Date: August 9, 1862 Release Date: May 24, 1863 Unit: 135th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G James Hanlin was born around 1842. During the Civil War, he joined the army at the age of 20 and was placed in the 135th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G.  Unfortunately there is little other than a remnant of a […]