A new First Defender ancestor has been introduced to our members. He is Ferdinand Frederick “Fritz” Rohm, the great-great grandfather of Nancy Melcher.
You can find Fritz’ story in the Civil War Ancestors page of this site. The chief bugler of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Fritz would have a dramatic impact on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State University that earned him the nation’s highest military award: the Medal of Honor.
Fritz’ story goes well beyond his Civil War service. Read about this interesting individual and First Defender ancestor!