Arnold Fredrick Meckelburg
He was born on 23 October 1833 in Oldenburg.
Family legend states that he skated to school when he was a child. After
the end of WW II a relative verified that there was a canal in the
back of the family homestead.
Family legend also states that he was in the German Merchant
Marine before coming to the US. He mustered into 74 PA Volunteers as a
Captain on September 14, 1861 for a period of two years at 28 years old. He was 5 feet 5 inches. He was discharged from the Army as an “Invalid, ” in December 23,
1862. The picture to the right was taken
“When he came home from the Civil War he slept on the floor for
the bed was too soft and he pounded his bread on the table to shake out the
weevils, a habit from the army.”
Anna Barbara Herwig on Feb 20, 1863 in Beaver Falls, PA. He had a drug store in North Side
Pittsburgh. In the 1870 Census, he lived
in Birmingham, PA, Second Precinct, profession was a
druggist, married with three children. When
he was 60 the doctors told him he had better get out of the smoky city or he
would die so he bought
land on Darlington
Road in Patterson
Township and built the
house in the picture.
He died in Beaver
Falls, May 20, 1920.
Arnold and Anna Meckelburg with two of their descendants
In Beaver Falls, PA