An undated portrait of Rebecca [Bohner] Matter, born 15 April 1843, the daughter of Peter Bohner (1817-1890) and Elizabeth [Yearty] Bohner (1816-1874).
Rebecca married Jeremiah A. Matter, born 18 April 1836 and died 29 March 1912. He was a son of Solomon Matter. During the Civil War, Jeremiah A. Matter was drafted into the 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a Private. Shortly after he reported to Camp Curtin, he was discharged for having obtained a substitute. [Note: See correction below in “Comments”].
During their marriage, Rebecca and Jeremiah lived in various places in the Lykens Valley including Millersburg, Mifflin Township, Lykens Township, and Washington Township.
Rebecca died on 31 March 1884 and is buried at St. Peter (Hoffman) Cemetery, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Jeremiah is buried at the Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. [Note: See correction below in “Comments”].
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