Frederick Keiber


BirthNov. 19, 1846
DeathMay 18, 1937
PostMeade (Sutton)

Private Frederick Keiber

Company E, 148th Illinois Infantry

Keiber was born in Eckartsborn, Germany on November 19, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 8, 1865. Keiber served 7 months. He was mustered out on September 5, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 148th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on February 21, 1865. The unit was sent to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. The outfit was mustered out on September 5, 1865.

Keiber died on May 18, 1937 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Crab Orchard Cemetery in Crab Orchard (Johnson County), Nebraska. Keiber was the last member of the Mason Post (#169) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Crab Orchard. In addition, he was a member of the Meade Post (#19) of the GAR in Sutton, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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