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Jeremiah Burns Sheffler, who died in 1916 at age 84, was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War and is being remembered this Veterans’ Day by his great grandchildren, many of them residents of Shenandoah County. Mr. Sheffler was born in 1832 at Shepherdstown, WV. He graduated from Shepherd College and entered the army, losing his left arm during combat at Cold Harbor in 1864. After the war, he and his wife and the eldest of what would become a family of eight children settled near Toms Brook. Mr. Sheffler became superintendent of the Shenandoah County Alms House at Maurertown, a job he kept for about 11 years. He later moved to Edinburg and taught school at Palmyra and Columbia Furnace, and at one time operated a grocery store. His Edinburg home was located a 305 N. Main St. He died at The Old Soldiers Home at Richmond in Septmber 1916 and is buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Edinburg in a plot that includes his wife, two children and two grandchildren. Living great grandchildren include Kathy Shindel, Leslie Smith, Joan Orndorff, Connie Elbon, Virginia Woehike, Ralph Henry Crabill, Jayne Foltz, Phyllis Fravel, Patricia VanDeGriek, Larry Hottle, Jennie Lend Troutman and Randolph Foltz.

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