Re: Benjamin Houck b. 1839, son David E. b. 1866, gr-son David E. Jr. b. 1897 PA
Thanks for the additional information.I think it was in error that I wrote that Benjamn Houck was living in Reading in the 1920's --- The last record I have of him is the 1900 census, when he was living with his son David and his family.The first passport application for David E. Houck Sr. in 1920 shows that his father Benjamin was deceased by that time so he died sometime between 1900 and 1920.
I was able to find Benjamin F. Houck who served with the K 33 PA Infantry in the Civil War Pension Index.He filed for the penion on the 1st of October 1979 or 1889 (it is difficult to read) and he is listed as an "Invalid."