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 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
Memorial ID 23443762 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: John Shuck
  • Added: 17 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23443762
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aldine Silliman Kieffer (1 Aug 1840–30 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23443762, citing Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Shuck (contributor 46798527) .