Aldine Silliman Kieffer

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Aldine Silliman Kieffer

Birth
Miami, Saline County, Missouri, USA
Death
30 Nov 1904 (aged 64)
Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.4192266, Longitude: -78.9413199
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Co. H, 10th Va. Inf. Regt.

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The death of infant Cambyses Kieffer inspired his father, Aldine Kieffer to write the inspirational song, "Grave on the Green Hillside," which has passed into oral tradition. (The green hillside refers to the cemetery at Singers Glen, Va., where Cambyses was laid to rest.) Aldine was a great-grandson of Heinrich Funk, first Mennonite bishop in America. He was a noted poet, composer, musician, editor, publisher and teacher. He wrote many hymns and evangelical songs including "Twilight is Stealing," and "My Mountain Home," and "The Old School House." He founded the Ruebush-Kieffer Publishing Co. and produced the publication "The Musical Million and Fireside Friend," from 1870-1910.
Co. H, 10th Va. Inf. Regt.

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The death of infant Cambyses Kieffer inspired his father, Aldine Kieffer to write the inspirational song, "Grave on the Green Hillside," which has passed into oral tradition. (The green hillside refers to the cemetery at Singers Glen, Va., where Cambyses was laid to rest.) Aldine was a great-grandson of Heinrich Funk, first Mennonite bishop in America. He was a noted poet, composer, musician, editor, publisher and teacher. He wrote many hymns and evangelical songs including "Twilight is Stealing," and "My Mountain Home," and "The Old School House." He founded the Ruebush-Kieffer Publishing Co. and produced the publication "The Musical Million and Fireside Friend," from 1870-1910.