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Casper Kettering

Casper Kettering[1]

Male 1839 - 1924

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  • Born  13 Oct 1839  Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  25 Jul 1860  Kitanning, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    According to the 1860 Census taken on 25 July 1860, Casper Kettering was a single man living in a rooming house in Kitanning, PA. His occupation is listed as "Foundryman". His age and marital status coincide with other facts about Casper Kettering 
    Military Service  Between 27 Aug 1864 and 13 Jun 1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Served in 6th Regiment, Company F, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery 
    Residence  1880  Apollo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  20 Jan 1924  Apollo PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Casper Kettering appears on the 1850 Census from Allegheny Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA, at the age of 11. He is living with a family named Linneman or Zimmerman (the three families ennumerated immediately before this family are "Linderman". The family consists of:

      William, b. PA 1819
      Susan b. PA 1823
      Jacob b. PA 1846
      Rilis b. PA 1848.

      Regiment History
      PENNSYLVANIA TWO HUNDRED and TWELFTH INFANTRY (SIXTH ARTILLERY) (One Year)

      Sixth Artillery. - Col., Charles Barnes; Lieut.-Col., Joseph B. Copeland; Majs., Robert H. Long, Joseph R. Kemp, Frank H. White. More men than the standard required had been re- cruited for the 54th artillery, the 204th of the line, and it was therefore decided to organize the 6th artillery, which be- came the 212th regiment. It was mostly composed of men from the counties of Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette, Wash- ington and Lawrence, who rendezvoused at Camp Reynolds, Pitts- burg, and were mustered into the U. S. service during the first half of Sept., 1864, for one year. On Sept. 17 the regiment left for Washington, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade of DeRussy's division, then garrisoning the defenses of the capital. On the 29th it was detached, to perform railroad guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria railroad between Alexan- dria and Manassas, with headquarters at Fairfax Court House. It was engaged in this service until about the middle of Novem- ber when it returned to the defenses of Washington. Thus far it had served as infantry, but the men were now drilled as ar- tillery and soon became proficient in this arm of the service. It remained in the forts about Washington until June 13, 1865, when it was mustered out at Fort Ethan Allen, returned to Camp Reynolds, where the men were finally paid and discharged on the 17th.

      Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

      From unknown newspaper article:

      "Mr. Kettering began life in Warren County, PA; was a farmer and pilot on the Allegheny river; was second mate on the Missouri river. He has been a resident of Apollo for 47 years; operated a foundry here; has been tax collector, constable, councilman, borough treasurer; and is now assessor of the First Ward. He was a member of company F, 6th Penn'a Heavy Artillery in the Civil War.

      Riverview Cemetery is located off of Route 56 North, turn
      right by the Chambers Hotel, onto South Warren Avenue, the
      cemetery is at the end of South Warren Avenue, Apollo.

      from Walkinshaw, Lewis Clark, "Annals of Southwestern Pa" Volume IV, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., NY:

      "Casper Kettering, born in North Warren, Pennsylvania, was a member of Company F, 6th Regiment, Pa. Heavy Artillery Volunteers, during the Civil war, serving under William H. Obey, commander, and stationed at Fort Marcy. He operated a foundry in Apollo for many years prior to his death, January 20, 1924. he was active in civic affairs and a supporter of the Republican party. His wife, born in Manor Township November 13, 1842, died February 24, 1927"
    Person ID  I0163  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  24 May 2013 

    Father  William Casper Kettering,   b. 1812, Lebanon, Londonderry PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est. Between 1840-1850, Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Ashbaugh,   b. Abt 1808, Delmont, , Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1832  Harrison City, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F045  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Cunningham Spencer,   b. 13 Nov 1842, Manor Township, Armstrong County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1927, Apollo PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1860  Kittatinning, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Mary Myrtle Kettering,   b. 13 Oct 1861,   d. 19 Dec 1925
    >2. Bellmyra Kettering,   b. 1 Mar 1863, Kittatinning, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1958
    >3. Hulda Jane Kettering,   b. 21 Jan 1864, Manorville, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1953, Marietta, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Elizabeth Alice Kettering,   b. 3 Aug 1869, Kiskiminetas Twp, Armstrong County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1970, Apollo, Armstrong County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Charles Casper Kettering,   b. 24 Dec 1876, Apollo PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1952, Apollo PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Hanna Rosalie Kettering,   b. 2 Jan 1878, Apollo, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1958, Saltsburg Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Adna Ruth Kettering,   b. 1 Jan 1881,   d. 1 Jan 1917
     8. Lillian Winifred Kettering,   b. 28 Oct 1883, Apollo, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1940
    Family ID  F036  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1839 - Warren, Pa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - According to the 1860 Census taken on 25 July 1860, Casper Kettering was a single man living in a rooming house in Kitanning, PA. His occupation is listed as "Foundryman". His age and marital status coincide with other facts about Casper Kettering - 25 Jul 1860 - Kitanning, Pa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1860 - Kittatinning, Pa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Apollo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1924 - Apollo PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Casper Kettering
    Casper Kettering
    Casper Kettering
    Casper Kettering
    This photo appeared on Friday, January 25, 1924 in the Apollo News; accompanying the obituary of Casper Kettering who died on Sunday, January 20. Photo courtesy of A.W.
    Jacob and Casper Kettering
    Jacob and Casper Kettering
    These two are brothers, separated in or near 1844 or 1845 when Casper was five or six, Jacob was 12 or 13. It is doubtful they ever saw each other again in their lives.

    Headstones
    Casper/Hannah Kettering headstone
    Casper/Hannah Kettering headstone
    Casper and Hannah Spencer Kettering
    Casper and Hannah Spencer Kettering
    Located in Section 11, Riverview Cemetery

    Histories
    Biographical Notes about Casper Kettering
    Biographical Notes about Casper Kettering
    Jacob and Casper Kettering
    Jacob and Casper Kettering

  • Sources 
    1. [S002422] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Apollo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, ED 10, roll T9_1096, page 243.3000, image 0271.

    2. [S118956] Kitanning Census 1860, Roll M653_1069, p 282, image 469..

    3. [S118960] 1900 US Census, Apollo, Roll T623_1372, pp 11A, enum.dist. 1..

    4. [S118961] 1920 Census Kiskiminetas, Roll T625_1507, pp 13A, enum. dist. 1, image 760..

    5. [S118956] Kitanning Census 1860, Roll M653_1069, p 282, image 469., 82, 21 Dec 2010.

    6. [S118958] History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Samuel P Bates, (Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC 1994), IKF (Pennsylvania) 95-278..

    7. [S118994] Barber, John, Pension Application, (National Archives), NARA Publication T-289, Roll #505., Record Group 15, 21 Dec 2010.
      State: Pennsylvania
      Arm of Service: Heavy Artillery
      Regiment 6
      Company F
      Name: Kettering, Casper
      Rank: [Blank]
      Date: 26-JAN-1924
      Roll Number 517

    8. [S118959] Certificate of Marriage.
      Marriage certificate indicates marriage on 24 December 1860 in Kitanning, Pa; presided over by Reverend Cunningham, witnessed by R.B. Spencer, Samuel Spencer; notarized