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Timberville’s peach yield will double any previous crop (1929)

This is from The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Friday, June 21, 1929. Timberville’s peach yield will double any previous crop George H. Crist places yield for this year at 170,800 bushels “Mayflower,” an early variety, goes to market Failure of southern crop indicates a profitable price this season The largest peach crop in Timberville’s […]

Luray Firemen, Community In Tributes To J. Everett Will (1962)

This is from The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Wednesday, October 17, 1962. Luray Firemen, Community In Tributes To J. Everett Will Luray – “I’m just a country boy, who loves all the firemen in Virginia,” is the way J. Everett Will, his voice choking with emotion, arose to thank all who honored him in […]

Jacob Will’s will

The following is from “Background of Adams County,” by B. F. MacPherson, No. 184 – Jacob and Elizabeth (Shriver) Will. This article originally appeared in The Gettysburg Times, Saturday, March 29, 1941. The will of Jacob Will is to be found in the local courthouse, Will Book “B” — Page 206 — No. 484. In […]

Another Revolutionary Hero Gone

The Adams Centinel, November 17, 1821. Another Revolutionary Hero Gone! DIED—at Littles-Town, on Saturday morning the 27th ult. Mr. MICHAEL WILL, at the advanced age of 85 years. In the early part of his life, in the struggle with Great-Britain for our Independence, he joined the army, and stood the hard fought battles of his […]

St. Mary’s Pine Lutheran Church Celebrates 250th Anniversary

This article was posted on the Shenandoah Valley Herald’s web site on May 26, 2010. St. Mary’s Pine Church figures prominently in the history of the Zirkle and Will families in the Shenandoah Valley. Early church records document our families’ active participation at St. Mary’s. Our Zirkle family is descended from John Rausch (Roush), noted […]