Union and West End Cemetery

The Union and West End Cemetery is located in center city Allentown. The main entrance is on 10th Street at 10th and Chew Streets. The cemetery is mantained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ten board members (also volunteers) serve the cemetery association and manage the finances, make application for grants, solicit donations and participate in the maintenance of the cemetery.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Corporal J. Franklin Weiss

Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 1863.
Corporal J. Franklin S. Weiss of the 54th (Co. K), died at Mechanicsburg Gap, Virginia, first week of typhoid fever. Deceased had been on a visit home to his family at this place only a few weeks previous. His remains were brought home for interment.
Allentown, PA
May 27, 1863

The history of the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment is the subject of an earlier post, dated January 25, 2007.

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