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was honorably discharged in 1865 at Philadelphia, Pa. He had three brothers in the volunteer service, Jeremiah, Adam and John. Comrade Keith belongs to Wm. Conner Post, No. 40, and his address is Grip, Pa., near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.

JEREMIAH KEITH.

Adam and Martha (Good) Keith, deceased, are the parents of our subject, who was born in Greene township, Indiana Co., Pa., Aug. 19, 1844. He united his fortunes for life with Caroline Johns Jan. 28, 1873, in Indiana county, Pa. She was born in that county Jan. 28, 1873, in Indiana county, Pa. She was born in that county Jan. 28, 1856, a daughter of James and Christena (Lute) Johns, deceased. As the fruit of this marriage seven children were born, Emma S.,Annie, dec., Arrenna M., Isaac C., Bertha V., Leta V.and Clark W. Comrae Keith served in the war of the Rebellion with distinction and honor; he was 18 years of age and had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled Oct. 21, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. D, 115th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig. 2d Div., 3d A. C. In the spring of 1864 he was confined in hospitals at Alexandria, Philadelphia and Pittsburg six weeks, suffering with fever. In the fall of 1864 he was furloughed for twenty days and returned to Pittsburg, at end of time. January, 1864, he was transferred at Washington, D. C., to Co. D, 9th V. R. C.; he was put on detailed duty in pioneer corps and also took active part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run and Gettysburg. He was honorably discharged July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C. His brothers, Jacob, Adam and John served their country in the hour of periool. Comrade Keith has been roadmaster three years and P. M. since 1890; he is a member of Wm. Conner Post, No. 40, at Cherry Tree, Indiana Co., Pa.; he follows farming as an avocation and his address is Grip, Pa.

HENRY KEIPER,

A native of Germany, was born May 4, 1827, of parents, Abraham and Elizabeth Keiper, deceased. He was married first to Susan Castlow, who died in 1860, leaving these children, John, Sarah, Moses and Frederick. He was married secondly, Dec. 30, 1861, in Geistown, Pa., to Amelia Plummer, who was born there Nov. 21, 1833; herparents, both deceased, were John and Magdalena Fye. Four children have blessed this marriage, Josephine, Mary E., Andrew and Arthur E. With all the zeal and patriotism of youth, our subject enlisted Sept. 20, 1863, at Hollidaysburg, Pa., as a private in Co. B, 107th Pa. V. I.; he was 36 years of age and had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled. In the winter of 1864 he was confined in hospitals at City Point, Baltimore and Philadelphia, for five months, in conse-


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