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2012 Additions to Civil War Veterans List – K to O

Posted By on April 25, 2012

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of post beginning last Friday and continuing intermittently for seven posts until concluding at the end of this month, a brief sketch of each of the newly added names will be presented along with a hyperlink to a specific post of list of posts where the name appears in the blog.

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Philip F. Kauffman (1841-xxxx) lived in Sacramento, Schuylkill County, when he enlisted in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Sergeant.

Daniel Keen (1842-xxxx) is one of two person of this name who could records could be co-mingled, the other being born in 1816.  There is a Daniel Keen who is buried at the Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin County, as a Civil War veteran.was it possible that both served in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry?  The Daniel Keen born in 1816 has the word “Captain” on his grave marker, but this Daniel Keen was born about 1842, in Company I and was a Private.

Jacob Keener (18xx-xxxx) was found in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County and is identified in the cemetery list as a Civil War veteran.  There is another Jacob Keener who is buried in Halifax, Dauphin County.  A military regiment for the Millersburg veteran has not yet been identified.

Henry Keiper (1823-xxxx) could also be “Henry Keeper.”  At the time of enlistment, he was a miner living in Dauphin County.  Service records are found for the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, where he served as a Private and then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, date unknown.  There is also a Henry Keiper who served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private and a substitute, perhaps the same individual?

John Keiper (1838-1909) is also found as “John Kreiper.”  He is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County.  His service has been identified as the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G.

Jacob R. Keiser (1845-1899) was married to Emma Smith and is buried in the Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County.  He served in the 131st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, as a Private, and was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability on 6 March 1863.  There is another veteran with the same name and the records could be co-mingled.

Isaac Kembel (1839-1909) was in the 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C, serving as a Corporal.  During his time, he was reduced in rank to Private.  Isaac married Matilda Bickel and is buried in the Herndon Cemetery, Jackson Township, Northumberland County.

James Kerrigan (18xx-1898) grew up in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.  He had two enlistments with the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A, serving as a Private.

Henry Kerstetter (18xx-xxxx) was found in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County veterans’ list for the Civil War.  No other information is known about him at this time.

Jacob Keyser (1826-1899), who was married to Rachel Neyhart, served in the 202nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I at the rank of Private.

Jacob S. Keyser (1836-1909) enlisted in the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private.  He married Mary Brandt and is buried in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin County.

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881) was a cavalry general during the Civil War.  The G.A.R. Post at Millersburg, Dauphin County, was named for him.  See post:  Millersburg G.A.R. Post.

James King (1845-xxxx) was a laborer who was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and whose residence in 1864 was Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  He joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private, in Nashville, Tennessee.

John Peter Kissinger (1844-1863) is buried in the Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz Borough, Dauphin County.  His date of death was 2 January 1863.  He would have been of age to have served in the military, and he is identified as a veteran.  A cause of death is sought as well as a regimental identification.  See prior post:  Gratz During the Civil War – Cemeteries (Part 1)

Jacob Kline (18xx-xxxx) is named as a Civil War veteran in the cemetery list for Oak Hill, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  It is possible that this is “Jacob Klein.”  No other information is known at this time,

George W. Klinger (18xx-xxxx) is buried in Willier Cemetery, Berwick, Columbia County.  His name was supplied by a family member who believes he has a connection to the Lykens Valley area.

Adam Kohler (1842-1904) was a teacher from York County.  He served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He married Sarah Alice Geesey and is buried in the Union Cemetery, Dallastown, York County.

James Kohn (18xx-xxxx) was located in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, veterans’ list for the Civil War.  No other information is known about him at this time.

Samuel Koppenhaver (1844-xxxx) joined the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry at Fisherville, Dauphin County.  He served as a Private in Company H.  His wife’s name was Amanda.  There are multiple spellings of his surname.

Reuben Kreiger (1843-1918), a miner from Northumberland County, enlisted in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  He is buried in the Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County.

William H. Kreiger (1841-xxxx) served as a Corporal and Bugler with the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B.  He was a miner from Northumberland County.

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Jacob Lahr (18xx-xxxx) is named in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County, Civil War veterans’ list.  No other information is known at this time.

William M. Landis (18xx-xxxx) was found in the Civil War veterans’ list of Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  Information is sought on his specific military service.

George Washington Leamy (1844-1913) transferred to the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company C, as a 2nd Lieutenant, after serving as a Private in Company E and a 2nd Lieutenant in Company B.  He was taken prisoner at Tomkinville, Kentucky on 9 July 1862, but later paroled.  He married a woman named Marie Elizabeth and is buried at Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County.

Josiah Leber (1845-1883) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He was a farmer from York County.  Josiah married Amanda Hess.  He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Springfield Township, York County.

Philip L. Lebo (1845-1925) served in Stewarts Independent Company E and the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  He was a farmer from Dauphin County whose wife’s name was Kate A.  After the war he moved to Ogle County, Illinois, and then later moved to Washington State and California where he applied for a pension and his widow applied for a pension.

Joseph Marta Lehman (1843-1912) was a Private in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B.  At the time of enlistment he was a clerk living in Dauphin County.  It appears that records of two individuals with the same name or a similar name are co-mingled.

Henry R. Lehr (1838-1909) was the son of Daniel Lehr, the Postmaster of Gratz Borough, Dauphin County, during the Civil War.  He registered for the draft but no record of military service has been located.

George Knouse Leiter (1841-1914) paid someone to serve for him.  He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, Dauphin County.  He was married to Elizabeth Ferree.

Henry Lengle (1841-xxxx) joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  He was born in Schuylkill County but was living in Dauphin County at the time of his enlistment at Berrysburg, Dauphin County.  He was a blacksmith.  During the war he got sick and spent some time in a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jacob Lentz (1841-xxxx) served in the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H, as a Private.  He enrolled at Fisherville, Dauphin County.

George Lester (1840-1864), who died of wounds received in action, was a Corporal in the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry,Company A.  He is buried at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Frank Lewis (1845-xxxx) could be either of two persons with the same name, both of whom were musicians in Pennsylvania regiments.  There is a possibility that one of these (or both) has a connection to the Lykens Valley area.

John H. Leiddick (18xx-xxxx) could be any of three persons with a similar name.  The one who has the best possibility of a Lykens Valley area connection is the one who served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company C, as a Private.

George B. Liebig (18xx-1898) is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  Cemetery records name him as a Civil war veteran, but no information is known at this time of his actual service.

Jacob Light (18xx-1881) is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County.  Cemetery records name him as a Civil war veteran, but no information is known at this time of his actual service.

Marcus Stein Light (1848-1906) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  At the time of his enlistment he was a student residing in Swatara, Lebanon County.  He was married to a woman named Sylvia and another named Annie L. Parker.  In 1907, his widow applied for a pension from California.

Vitus Linsenmann (18xx-xxxx) was the husband of Catherine who is buried at St. Peter (Hoffman’s) Cemetery, Lykens Township, Dauphin County.  At his wife’s stone, there is a G.A.R. marker.  Vitus does not appear to be buried there and no military record has been located for him.

George S. Loucks (1823-1891) was from York County and was married to a woman named Sarah.  He served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Corporal.  George is buried at New Fairview Church Cemetery, York, York County.  In the 1890 Veterans’ census, it was reported that George “cut with ax, right leg.”

Christian Lower (1843-xxxx) joined the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He was from Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County and was a carpenter.  He is buried in the White Church Cemetery, Lower Augusta Township, Northumberland County.

Martin Lubold (1826-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  Ten days after joining, he was reported as “deserted.”  It is possible that this is the same person who is buried at Old Reformed Church Cemetery, Crawford County.

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John C. McCallion (1828-1898) was born at Frederick, Maryland and resided at Jefferson Township, Dauphin County, at the time of his enlistment in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He was a collier.  John was married to Annie Wynn.  In 1890, he attributed his “inflammation of the lungs” to his military service.

William P. McClain (1846-xxxx) served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, at the rank of Private.  His residence was Dauphin County and he was a farmer.

George W. McConley (1820-1865) died of disease at New Bern, North Carolina.  He was born in Franklin County but resided in Adams County here he was a farmer at the time of enlistment in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  George is buried in the New Bern National Cemetery.

Jacob B. McCoy (1847-1929) served in the 6th U.S. Cavalry, Company M, as a Private.  In 1890, he was living in Lykens.  His wife’s name was Catherine.

James McCullough (18xx-1899) was found in the cemetery list of Oak Hill, Millersburg, Dauphin County, as a Civil War veteran.

Daniel McCurtin (1821-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  After 20 days, he was recorded as “deserted.”  This person could also be in the records as “Nathaniel McCurtin.”

John McCurtin (1810-xxxx) served in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private, but was listed as a deserted in January 1862 at Jeffersonville, Indiana.  He had enrolled at Berrysburg, Dauphin County, as a stone cutter who resided in the county.  His wife’s name was Hannah.  John’s son, Henry McCurtin, also served in the same regiment and company.

John McDivitt (18xx-xxxx) served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company C, as a Private.

Owen B. MacKnight (1839-1928), a resident of Lancaster County and a bookkeeper, joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, where he rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, 1st Lieutenant in Company M,  and eventually Captain of Company I.  His wife’s name was Rachel Anna and he is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Stevensville, Ravalli County, Montana.

John G. Mark (1846-xxxx) was a member of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.  He previously had served in the 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I.  He lived in Palmyra, Lebanon County, and Derry Township, Dauphin County.  His occupation was blacksmith.  A surviving minor’s pension was filed by a “next friend,” Elizabeth Gingrich.

Charles Martz (18xx-xxxx) is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, and appears on the cemetery list of Civil War veterans.  His service has not yet been specifically identified.

Samuel S. Matthews (1827-1913) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a 1st Lieutenant.  He was from York County.  The records show that he was conditionally mustered as the 2nd Lieutenant Recruiting Officer.  He was married twice, to Susan Ann Dougherty and to Margaret Ziegler.  He also served in the 166th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, as a 1st Sergeant.  Samuel is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York County.

Emanuel Matter (1831-xxxx) served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  There are several persons of this name and their records may be co-mingled.

Washington Matter (1832-1878) is buried in Matter’s Cemetery, Washington Township, Dauphin County.  No Civil War regiment has yet been identified for him.

Sylvanus Mayberry (1817-1883) was married to Elizabeth Susan Wierman.  He served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863),, Company C, as a Private and the 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, as a Private.  After the war, he moved to Illinois.

Elias S. Meck (1833-xxxx) was named in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County veterans’ list.  He was a member of the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B, with the rank of Private.  His wife’s name was Sarah.

Edward Mencel (1838-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Sergeant.

Daniel Mencle (1829-xxxx) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private. He was from Columbia County.  The same day he arrived for muster, he was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.

Isaac Messner (1839-1861) was a saddler from Dauphin County who joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Saddler.  On 29 November 1861, he drowned in the Ohio River.  His wife’s name was Ellen.

Adam Miller (18xx-xxxx) has a G.A.R. marker at his gravesite in Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin County.  No specific regiment of service has been identified.

Daniel Bright Miller (1840-1907) was the son of U.S. Congressman George Funston Miller, who served the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania from 1865-1869.  Daniel was a member of the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E, at the rank of Private, and he served as Quartermaster of the 200th Pennsylvania Infantry at Headquarters.  Later he was promoted to Captain and Commissary at Subsistence, and finally to Brevet Major.  He was married to Mary Jane Phillips.  He is buried in Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County.

David Miller (1841-xxxx) was born in Schuylkill County but lived in Dauphin County at the time he enrolled in the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.  There are several persons with this same name and their records could be co-mingled.

David Miller (1839-xxxx) served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  He was from Lykens Borough, Dauphin County, and was a laborer.   There are several persons with this same name and their records could be co-mingled.

George Barron Miller (1844-xxxx) was the son of U.S. Congressman George Funston Miller, who served the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania from 1865-1869.  George served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Corporal.  His wife’s name was Jennie B.

George Funston Miller (1809-1885) was the U.S. Congressman who served the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania from 1865-1869.  His wife’s name was Amanda and he is buried in the Lewsiburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County.

Jeremiah Miller (1827-1913) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private, but was discharged the same day he arrived via Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.  This is a common name and records of several persons might be co-mingled.  It is possible that this one moved to Davis County, Iowa.

John B. Miller (18xx-1865) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Dauphin County, with the indication that he was a Civil War veteran.

William Henry Miller (1829-1870) was a Democrat who served one term as the U.S. Congressman from the 14th Congressional District,1863-1865.  His father had also been a U.S. Congressman.  He is buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County.

George Minier (1846-1882) was a member of the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, as a Private.His wife’s name was Annie Elizabeth Montague.  George was born in Northumberland County and resided in Derry Township, Dauphin County, in 1865.  He is buried at Bear Gap Quaker Cemetery, Bear Gap, Northumberland County.

Jacob Householder Minnich (1839-1909) served in the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G, at the rank of Private.  He was a laborer from York County and his wife’s name was Amanda Kramer.  He is buried in Union Cemetery, Dallastown, York County.

George Morgan (1842-xxxx) was born in England and at the time of the Civil War was a farmer in York County.  He joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as a Private.

George D. Moyer (1836-1893) was married to Sarah Ann Hoffman.  He registered for the draft but no military record has been located for him.  He is buried at Grand View Cemetery, Pillow, Dauphin County.

Isaac Moyer (18xx-xxxx) served in the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company C, as a Private.

John Muckler (1843-xxxx) was a member of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B.  He served at the rank of Private.  At the time of his enlistment, he lived in Dauphin County where he had been born and was working as a boatman.

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George Neiz (1825-1901) was found in the Dalmatia, Northumberland County veterans’ list.  If this is the same person who is in the records, he served in the 176th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, as a 2nd Lieutenant and Captain.  George Neiz is buried in Zionville Lutheran Cemetery, Zionville, Lehigh County.

Theophilus Niblo (1839-xxxx) served in the 10th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, as a Private.  At the time of his enlistment, his residence was Manyunk, Philadelphia and his occupation was stone cutter.  He also served in the 13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company K, as a Private.

John Nicol (18xx-1864) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg and is on their list of Civil War veterans.

Joshua Noll (18xx-1899) is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg and is on their list of Civil War veterans.

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John O’Grady (1828-xxxx), a resident of Luzerne County, joined the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company B, as rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  He resigned on 1 September 1863.  His wife’s name was Bridget.

Eli K. Ohle (1826-1920) was drafted into the 177th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I, as a Private.  He was from Columbia County and was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability the same day he arrived in camp.

Michael O’Neil (18xx-xxxx) was a member of the 36th Pennsylvania Infantry (Militia of 1863), Company C.  He was a Private.

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The list will continue tomorrow with surnames beginning with P through S.


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