|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1844|
|Death: ||May 7, 1899|
Mathais' birth name was Kiger. He used the spelling Kyger.
Mathias Kyger was raised in Hancock County, Indiana and at the age of 18 enlisted in 9th Indiana Cavalry, 121st Regiment, Company B on 11 November 1863 for a term of 3 years. At his enlistment he was 5 feet 5 inches, hazel colored eyes, and had light colored hair. Pension papers state in 1863 he contracted a disease of the heart, and at or near Sugar Creek, Alabama on 26 December 1864 during a charge his horse fell with him and he incurred an injury of the back and spine. His military records also stated he developed chronic diarrhea while in the service, an affliction he had until he died. He was promoted to corporal on 16 May 1865. He was mustered out 5 Sep 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri.
Mathias married Amanda Rafferty in Shelby Co., Indiana 7 May 1870. They had 9 children; Jefferson, Charles E., Fannie J., Louis B., William, Laura L., Robert, Sarah, and Thomas.
Mathias moved his family from Indiana to Frontenac, Kansas then moved his family to Washburn, Missouri.
John Kiger (1808 - 1845)
Sarah Gwinnup Kiger (1812 - 1903)
Maintained by: Beth Shively
Originally Created by: Feliciana
Record added: May 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69186525
Peace to our men that fought against each other..9th IND, and the 3rd, 7th & 12th KY, which joined Forrest in Spring of 64.|
Added: May. 1, 2011