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I., which was assigned to 1st Brig., 3d Div., 1st A. C. In 1862 his Regt. did guard and patrol duty in Wash. City for five months. He also took part in the battles of Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg; he was honorably discharged May, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa., and re-enlisted March, 1865, at Greensburg, Pa.; in Co. F, 74 Pa. V. I., as 1st Lieut., and May 11, 1865, at Greensburg, Pa.; in Co. F, 74 Pa. V. I., as 1st Lieut., and May 11, 1865, rose to the rank of Capt. During this enlistment his duty consisted of guard duty along B. & O. Ry., and scouting after Mosby. He was finally honorably dischared Aug. 29, 1865, at Clarksburg, W. Va. An uncle, Henry Kinter, served in the war of 1812. He had two brothers who served their country in the hour of peril, D. M., who ranked as 1st Lieutenant in Missouri State militia, and is now a minister of the gospel, located at Indiana, Pa., in the Christian Church, and Peter C. in Co. I, 135 Inf. V. I., died in Washington City of typhoid fever Oct. 18, 1862. His grandfather, John Kinter, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war. His wife's brother Jacob served in 206 Pa. V. I. Mrs. Kinter had another brother, William, who served a six months service in the late war, and who afterwards served a term in the State Senate in Kansas, and also a term in the general assembly of that State. Comrade Kinter has held several offices of trust; he belongs to Pollock Post, he ranks among the foremost of the many excellent farmer citizens of this county, and his address is Gaibleton, Pa.


Was born in Somerset county, Pa., Feb. 14, 1837, and was a son of Geo. W. and Catherine (Bach) Koontz. His father is living in Stony Creek twp. Cambria county. He was married May 21, 1865, at Johnstown, Pa., to Susan Kittering, who was born there Oct. 4, 1844, of parents Adam and Susan (Goon) Kittering, dec. The offspsng [sic] of this marriage is as follows: Mary dec., Bertha A., William dec., Lizzie dec., Lucy B., Frederick P., James G. dec., Thomas H. and Julia dec. Comrade Koontz was employed as a miller, and was 23 years of age at the time of his enlistment, which occurred April 18, 1861, as a private in Co. A, 39 Pa. P. R. V. He was promoted to Sergt. And so served in the battles of Drainsville, seven days fight before Richmond, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, wilderness, Spottsylvania, and South Mt. He was granted his honorable discharge July 11, 1864, at Pittsburg, Pa. He is an iron worker, and is address is Johnstown, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Oct. 31, 1835, and was a son of David and Ruth (Adams) Krise, no longer living. Jane Burks became his companion on life's journey July 5, 1865, in this county.

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