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quence of a run of fever. In the spring of 1864 he was granted a sick furlough of 20 days, and returned to duty at end of time. He took part in the battle of Weldon R. R., besides considerable scouting and skirmishing, and was honorably discharged May 16, 1864, at Chestnut Hill hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. His father, Abraham Keiper, served in the war in Germany; his wife's brother, John Plummer, was a soldier in a Pa. Regt. Comrade Keiper is living in retirement and his address is South Fork, Pa.
Was born in County Clair, Ireland, Dec. 28, 1823, of parents Austin and Margaret (Brew) Kerin; parents long ago dec. He was happily married in 1868in this county to Julian Nagle, who was born in this county. Her father, John Nagle, is dec.; he was soldier in the war of 1812. Her mother, whose maiden name was Catherine Kountz, is also dec. Their union has been graced with six children, Rosa K., Agnes, Margaret, Katherine, Julia and Henrietta. Comrade Kerin entered the service from the State of Pennsylvania, and was enrolled Aug. 1, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. E. 1st P. R. V. C. Aug. 6, 1862, he was wounded at the battle of Deep Bottom, and again at Harrisburg; he was taken to hospital for former wound at Harrisburg; for the latter he was treated in general hospital, Washington, for six months, and was honorably discharged from there Oct. 28, 1864, on surgeon's certificate of disability. Among the battles in which he took a prominent part may be mentioned, Drainsville, Gettysburg, Travillian Station, Fredericksburg, Harrisburg, Hay Market, Aldee, Cold Harbor, Cedar Mt.,, and several others. Comrade Kerin is Sergt. of Kayler Post No. 623, he is a disabled soldier, and his address is Chest Springs, Pa.
Was a son of Isaac and Hannah (Myers) Kinter, dec. Mrs. Kinter, who before marriage in Cambria county, Pa., May 21, 1868, was Lizzie Lingerfelter, was born in Perry twp., Jefferson county, Pa., on Oct. 6, 1847. Her father, John Lingelfelter is living, aged 84 years,; her mother, Kate (Mock) is dec. As the fruit of this marriage the following children have been born: Isaac W., P. Watson, Guy N., D. Benton, Frank D., Laura B., Mabel M., John L., Andrew R., Lizzie and Martha. When the war cloud settled over our country and treason trailed our flag in the dust, our subject was engaged in farming; he was 21 years of age when he enrolled from Indiana, Pa., Aug. 7, 1862, as drum major in Co. I, 135 Pa. V.