Enlistment: - Residing in Warsaw, IN at time of enlistment - Enlisted on Aug 2 1862 as Private
Mustering information: - Enlisted into M Company, 5th Cavalry (Indiana) on Aug 2 1862 - Mustered out from 5th Cavalry (Indiana) on Sep 15 1865 at Murfreesboro, TN.
Obit: Funeral services for John P. Kehler will be held Sunday at Cook's Chapel. The cortege will leave the residence at 2:00 p.m. Warsaw Daily Times July 1919
Obit: Kosciusko Veteran Dies of Attack of Heart Trouble.
Warsaw, Ind., July 19.—Following an illness of long duration, John P. Kehler, well known civil war veteran, passed away on Friday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Edward Hibachmann, of three miles southwest of Warsaw. His death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Kehler was born in Kosciusko County and was a resident of Warsaw for many years. During the war he served with the Fifth Volunteer Indiana cavalry. The following relatives survive: Mrs. Edward Hibschmann, a daughter; Waltel Kehler, Ellsworth Kehler, of Warsaw, and Ora Kehler, who resides in Arkansas, sons; Mrs. W.B. Butlers and Mrs. Mary Elder, of Warsaw; Mrs. Joseph Davis, of Vickburg, Miss, Mrs. HattieWilliamson, of Burket; Mrs Jane Eaton, of Mentone, and Mrs. Nancy Cole of Shreve, O., sisters; Joseph Kehler, of Washington, and George Kehler, of Fort Wayne, brothers. Funeral services will be held at Cook's chapel on Sunday. Ft. Wayne News & Sentinel July 19,1919.
According to the 1870 census Mr. Kehler was a farmer.
Father of: "Infant" Kehler died in Oct 1871 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indian
"Infant2" Kehler died on 5 Jan 1876 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Henry Sheridan Kehler was born on 24 May 1867 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Mary Francis Kehler was born on 28 Mar 1869 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Rudolph Elsworth Kehler was born on 11 Aug 1873 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Alva Horton Kehler was born on 29 Dec 1876 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Ora Clinton Kehler was born on 19 May 1880 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Joseph Walter Kehler was born on 19 Jun 1884 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.