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  • ID: I55615
  • Name: Joseph Warren KEIFER
  • Given Name: Joseph Warren
  • Surname: KEIFER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 Jan 1836 in Bethel Twp., Clark Co., OH, USA
  • Death: Y
  • _UID: B519289C3E4048108E2F9E5650F11780F1C7
  • Change Date: 10 Dec 2008 at 11:16
  • Note:
    Source: Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographic al Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA : The Biographical Society, 1904

    KEIFER, Joseph Warren, representative, was born in Bethel t ownship, Clark county, Ohio, Jan. 30, 1836; son of Joseph a nd Mary (Smith) Keifer; grandson of George and Margret (Sch isler) Keller, and of Dr. Peter and Catherine (Stout) Smith , and a descendant of Richard and Penelope (Van Princess) S tout of New Amsterdam (now New York City). He worked on hi s father's farm in boyhood, and attended the public school s in his native place, and Antioch college, Ohio. He was ad mitted to the bar and settled in practice at Springfield i n 1858. He was commissioned major of the 3d Ohio volunteers , April 27, 1861; lieutenant-colonel, Feb. 12, 1862, and co lonel of the 110th Ohio volunteers, Sept. 30, 1862. He serv ed throughout the civil war, was four times wounded, and wa s brevetted brigadier-general, Oct. 19, 1864, and major-gen eral, April 9, 1885, and was mustered out June 27, 1865. H e returned to his law practice at Springfield, and decline d a lieutenant-colonel's commission in the 26th U.S. infant ry in November, 1866. He became a member of the Military Or der of the Loyal Legion; served in the state senate, 1868-6 9; was a delegate to the Republican national convention a t Cincinnati, 1876; a Republican representative from the ei ghth Ohio district in the 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th congres ses, 1877-85; and was speaker of the house in the 47th cong ress, 1881-83. He was commissioned major-general of volunte ers in the Spanish-American war, June 9, 1898, and served i n the 7th corps in Florida, Georgia and Cuba. On July 7, 18 98, he assumed command of the 1st division 7th corps, late r commanding all the United States forces at Savannah, Ga. , from which place he shipped for Cuba, Dec. 26, 1898. In C uba he commanded the 1st division, 7th corps (sometimes th e corps) encamped near Havana, and was mustered out of mili tary service, May 12, 1899. He was orator at the unveilin g of the Garfield statue in Washington, May, 1887, and pres ident of the Lagonda national bank at Springfield, Ohio fro m 1873. He was married. March 22, 1860, to Eliza, daughte r of Charles Stout. She died at Springfield, Ohio, March 12 , 1899, during the absence in Cuba of her husband and thei r son, Capt. Horace C. Keller, a member of his staff. Gener al Keifer is the author of: Slavery and Four Years of War ( 2 vols., 1900).

    Father: Joseph KEIFER
    Mother: Mary SMITH b: 31 Jan 1799

    Marriage 1 Eliza STOUT b: 1833
    • Married: 22 Mar 1860 in , , OH, USA
    • Change Date: 10 May 2002
    1. Has No Children Horace C. KEIFER
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