Henry Kiester

BirthOct. 5, 1848
DeathFeb. 25, 1938
CemeteryEvergreen (St Edward)
PostKinsman (St Edward)
Unit88th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I

Private Henry Kiester

Company I, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry

Keister was born in Pennsylvania on October 5, 1848. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment as a substitute soldier on March 28, 1865. Kiester served about 3 months before being mustered out on June 30, 1865 at Washington DC. Kiester used the name “Keicester” while he was a member of the 88th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Kiester joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment the unit was at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.

Kiester died on February 25, 1938 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St Edward (Boone County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Kinsman Post (#140) of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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