I hope someone can help me. I am searching for information concerning my g.g. grandfather, Gustavus Mattfeldt. He was born in Prussia and came to e U.S. and served in the Civil War. He was in Carlisle, Pa. for a brief time and after the war, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he opened a grocery store. He married a woman named Julia and they had a son and a daughter. The daughter did not live to see her third birthday. That is all I can find on him. To make a long story short, he got my great, great grandmother pregnant and left her while stationed at the Carlisle Barracks. I am not able to find out her name, and all of my older relatives are gone!
I also am searching Carlisle Pa. The best thing to do is search backwards I call it, you have to start with your aunt, grandmother, grandfather etc. Watch the names, they seem to change names . Have the find a grave site?, Good luck.