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John Ketner

  • Birth 1836
  • Death 20 Oct 1890 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 24975481

The son of Jacob & Barbara Ketner, he married Ann L. Glass and fathered Henry M. (b. @1859), Harman (b. @1861), William A. (b. @1863), Jennie (b. @1865), Charles N. (b. 1867), Lewis (b. @1872), and Annie (B. @1875), and Robert (b. @1878). In 1860, he was a laborer living in Carlisle.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service at Carlisle February 23, 1865, as a private with Co. G, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, and discharged by surgeon's certificate per general order June 9, 1865, from Fairfax Seminary U.S. Hospital.

The birth date on his tombstone is subject to debate. At enlistment, he claimed to be thirty-four years of age and had no reason to offer a false age. That matches his entry in the 1850 census. But the 1860 census says 1836, the 1880 census claims 1830, and he is absent from the 1870 census.

Carlisle Weekly Herald
23 Oct 1890, Thu pg 3
John Ketner, aged 54 years, died at 12 o'clock Monday at his home on North West street. His funeral took place at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the old graveyard.
A week ago Tuesday Mr. Ketner was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis, which completely prostrated him and caused his death. He never spoke after receiving the stroke on that day. Mr Ketner was a native of Orrstown, Franklin county, and came to Carlisle a number of years ago. His business was that of contracting and hauling.


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  • Maintained by: Dennis Brandt
  • Originally Created by: Judith Warner Bookwalter
  • Added: 1 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24975481
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ketner (1836–20 Oct 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24975481, citing Old Graveyard, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .