Maurice W. Kephart

M, b. January 1860, d. 2 October 1902
     Maurice W. Kephart was also known as "Morris" Kiphart family name was changed from "Kephart" in the late 1880s. He was born in January 1860 at Ohio per 1900 census, or 16 FEB 1869 per Findagrave.com memorial.1 He was the son of Richard Lewis Kephart and Sarah Gilmore.2 Maurice W. Kephart lived on 5 June 1880 at Washington Twp., Warren Co., OH, farm worker.3 He married Eva Hutchinson, daughter of Samuel Hutchinson and Margaret Ellen Shafer, on 10 September 1884 at Clinton Co., OH. Maurice W. Kephart lived on 18 June 1900 at Washington Twp., Warren Co., OH, farming.1 He died on 2 October 1902 at Washington Twp., Warren Co., OH, at age 42

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

He was born K. Maurice W. Kephart, the 9th of 10 children born to Richard Lewis (Lewis) & Sarah Gillmore Kephart. For most of his life, he went by his nickname, Morris. There are no family stories as to what the "K" & "W" stand for in Morris's name.

All of Lewis & Sarah's children were born as Kephart. They were: Eliza, Mary, Lavinia (Linnie), William, Louisa, Charles, Laura, Albert, Maurice (Morris), and Maud.

On 10 September 1884, Morris married the love of his life, Eva D Hutchinson (Ella). They were married in Warren County, Ohio. They went on to have 5 wonderful children: Alfred, John, Ethel, Lucille (Lucy), and Charles (Charlie).

Morris & Ella's first 2 children were born & baptized as Kephart, but somewhere in the late 1880's Morris started using Kiphart. His last 3 children were born & baptized as Kiphart.
It is not know why the name change occured, but many of Morris's siblings began using Kiphart as well in this same timeframe.

With the exception of a 2 year gap that found Morris & Ella living in Clinton County, Morris spent almost his entire life in Warren County, Ohio. Most of his children & grandchildren lived nearby.

Children of Maurice W. Kephart and Eva Hutchinson

Citations

  1. [S418] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1330; FHL #1241330.
  2. [S5413] 1860 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1047; FHL #805047.
  3. [S4572] 1880 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1074; FHL #1255074.

Richard Lewis Kephart1

M, b. circa 1817, d. after 5 June 1880
     Richard Lewis Kephart was also known as "Lewis".2 He was born circa 1817 at Ohio.1 He married Sarah Gilmore on 21 February 1838 at Warren Co., OH. Richard Lewis Kephart lived on 28 June 1870 at Harlen Twp., Warren Co., OH, farming.3 He lived on 5 June 1880 at Washington Twp., Warren Co., OH, sawmill worker.2 He died after 5 June 1880.

Child of Richard Lewis Kephart and Sarah Gilmore

Citations

  1. [S5413] 1860 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1047; FHL #805047.
  2. [S4572] 1880 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1074; FHL #1255074.
  3. [S3356] 1870 Federal Census, Warren County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1277; FHL #552776.

Andrew J. Keplar1

M, b. March 1849, d. 12 January 1911
     Andrew J. Keplar was born in March 1849 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Barnet Keplar and Hannah Woods.2 Andrew J. Keplar married Mary Ellen Nutter, daughter of Henry Nutter and Elizabeth Van Horn, circa 1876. Andrew J. Keplar died on 12 January 1911 at Green Twp., Hocking Co., OH, at age 61. He was buried in January 1911 at Smith Chapel Cemetery, Logan, Hocking Co., OH.

Children of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.
  2. [S387] 1850 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 695.

Annie T. Keplar1

F, b. July 1890
     Annie T. Keplar was born in July 1890 at Hocking Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

Barnet Keplar1

M, b. 18 November 1812, d. 18 November 1899
     Barnet Keplar was born on 18 November 1812 at Westmoreland Co., PA.1 He married Hannah Woods on 3 February 1839 at Hocking Co., OH. Barnet Keplar died on 18 November 1899 at Hocking Co., OH, at age 87. He was buried in November 1899 at Roby Cemetery, Green Twp., Hocking Co., OH.

Child of Barnet Keplar and Hannah Woods

Citations

  1. [S387] 1850 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 695.

Bertha D. Keplar1

F, b. November 1882, d. 5 December 1958
     Bertha D. Keplar was born in November 1882 at Hocking Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1 Bertha D. Keplar died on 5 December 1958 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 76. She was buried in December 1958 at Union Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

Della Keplar1

F, b. February 1879
     Della Keplar was born in February 1879 at Hocking Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

James H. Keplar1

M, b. March 1884
     James H. Keplar was born in March 1884 at Hocking Co., OH.1 He was the son of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

Olive May Keplar1

F, b. August 1877
     Olive May Keplar was born in August 1877 at Hocking Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

Walter C. Keplar1

M, b. September 1892
     Walter C. Keplar was born in September 1892 at Hocking Co., OH.1 He was the son of Andrew J. Keplar and Mary Ellen Nutter.1

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.

Amanda Kepler

F, b. May 1854
     Amanda Kepler was born in May 1854 at Ohio.1 She married Thomas Nutter, son of John T. Nutter and Christina Sweazy, on 7 February 1873 at Hocking Co., OH.

Children of Amanda Kepler and Thomas Nutter

Citations

  1. [S390] 1900 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1287; FHL #1241287.
  2. [S1073] 1880 Federal Census, Hocking County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1033; FHL #1255033.

Barbara Joan Kepler1

F, b. 21 September 1935, d. 11 November 2003
     Barbara Joan Kepler was born on 21 September 1935 at Center Point, Linn Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Robert Rankin Kepler and Barbara M. Plummer.1 Barbara Joan Kepler lived at Morley, Jones Co., IA. She died on 11 November 2003 at age 68 per SSDI, last residence Anamosa, Jones Co., Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S2309] 1940 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1177.

Floyd Eugene Kepler1

M, b. 17 January 1939, d. 25 April 2002
     Floyd Eugene Kepler was born on 17 January 1939 at Center Point, Linn Co., IA.1 He was the son of Robert Rankin Kepler and Barbara M. Plummer.1 Floyd Eugene Kepler married Joan Marie Norton. Floyd Eugene Kepler died on 25 April 2002 at the Veterans Regional Medical Center, Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA, at age 63.
Note: Newspaper article -- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Saturday, 22 APR 1961, p.8 (Newspapers.com):

Anamosa Man, 22, is Given 10-Year Term

INDEPENDENCE -- Floyd E. Kepler, 22, of Anamosa, who escaped from the Mental Health Institute here April 5 and was later apprehended in Minnesota, was sentenced to 10 years in the state prison Saturday.

Kepler, charged with auto theft following his escape, appeared before District Judge Blair C. Wood.

Citations

  1. [S2309] 1940 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1177.

Hamilton Peter Kepler1

M, b. 22 November 1845, d. 30 October 1926
     Hamilton Peter Kepler was born on 22 November 1845 at Linn Co., IA.1 He married Annabelle Virginia Rankin.1 Hamilton Peter Kepler lived on 16 June 1880 at Linn Twp., Linn Co., IA, farming.1 He died on 30 October 1926 at Muscatine Co., IA, at age 80. He was buried in November 1926 at Abbe Creek Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #99788783.

Child of Hamilton Peter Kepler and Annabelle Virginia Rankin

Citations

  1. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.

Homer Gideon Kepler

M, b. 1 June 1890, d. June 1974
     Homer Gideon Kepler was born on 1 June 1890 at Iowa. He married Naoma Marguerite Wendle, daughter of Frank Roy Wendle and Bernice Pettit Brockway. Homer Gideon Kepler lived in 1930 at Riverton, Fremont Co., CO, census p.5B. He died in June 1974 at Elberon, Tama Co., IA, birth and death info per SSDI.

Child of Homer Gideon Kepler and Naoma Marguerite Wendle

Citations

  1. [S617] 1920 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 514.

Homer Wendle Kepler1

M, b. 21 January 1918, d. 27 March 2006
     Homer Wendle Kepler was born on 21 January 1918 at Elberon, Tama Co., IA.1 He was the son of Homer Gideon Kepler and Naoma Marguerite Wendle.1 Homer Wendle Kepler married Margaret Postgate in 1944. Homer Wendle Kepler died on 27 March 2006 at Lake Co., IL, at age 88 birth and death info per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S617] 1920 Federal Census, Tama County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 514.

L. John Kepler1

M, b. circa 1896
     L. John Kepler was born circa 1896. He married Sallie Price, daughter of William B. Price and Amanda Landis, in November 1921.1 L. John Kepler lived in 1926 at Trumbauersville, Bucks Co., PA.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.60.

Martha Kepler

F
     Martha Kepler married George Oliver Saum, son of Joseph Saum and Martha Catherine Gebhart, on 1 June 1890 at Preble Co., OH.

Robert Dean Kepler1

M, b. 26 January 1933, d. 13 November 1996
     Robert Dean Kepler was born on 26 January 1933 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, per SSDI. SS Applications index shows 23 JAN.1 He was the son of Robert Rankin Kepler and Barbara M. Plummer.1 Robert Dean Kepler lived on 4 April 1940 at 63 Circle Drive, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, with his Plummer grandparents.1 He married Maryann T. Rex, daughter of Charles Leroy Rex and Mary Jany Lipps, in 1952. Robert Dean Kepler and Maryann T. Rex were divorced. Robert Dean Kepler lived in 1970 at 4101 16th Avenue, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. He died on 13 November 1996 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 63. He was buried in November 1996 at Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #195858351.
Note: Robert Dean Kepler appears in numerous newspaper articles in Cedar Rapids:

11 JUN 1953 -- Mayor's court, speeding
1 DEC 1955 -- speeding
29 NOV 1956 -- Marion Mayor's court, reckless driving
24 DEC 1957 -- divorce petition by Maryann T. Kepler
26 SEP 1960 -- divorce petition by Mary A. Kepler
29 DEC 1967 -- reported a shotgun stolen from a clost in the past month
19 MAR 1968 -- arrested, charged with assault and battery
4 APR 1968 -- municipal court, fined for assault and battery
15 MAY 1968 -- municipal court, speeding
24 APR 1970 -- municipal courth, speeding
9 JUN 1970 -- municipal court, fined for attempting to elude police
13 DEC 1972 -- arrested, charged with assault and battery
26 SEP 1973 -- magistrate's court, speeding
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Citations

  1. [S2309] 1940 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1177.

Robert Rankin Kepler

M, b. 17 May 1874, d. after 1945
     Robert Rankin Kepler was born on 17 May 1874 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, WW I draft registration.1 He was the son of Hamilton Peter Kepler and Annabelle Virginia Rankin.2 Robert Rankin Kepler married Barbara M. Plummer, daughter of Ulysses G. Plummer and Caroline Mae Perrill, on 2 February 1935 at Urbana, Benton Co., IA, Ceremony by Rev. A. L. Walker, Pastor, Evangelical Church. Robert had a prior marriage on 28 SEP 1904 with Effie Hunter, who died 6 JAN 1932 at Center Point. They had children Pearl Edith, Iva Marie, Herbert Earl, Robert LaVerne, and Max Dale. According to the marriage license application, Barbara had a previous marriage, husband unknown, although she was using her maiden name. Apparently there were no children.

Robert Rankin Kepler lived on 13 April 1940 at 212 A Avenue, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.1 He died after 1945 A Social Security claim was recorded on 23 AUG 1945. No further records found.

Children of Robert Rankin Kepler and Barbara M. Plummer

Citations

  1. [S2309] 1940 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1177.
  2. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.

Shirley May Kepler

F, b. 7 February 1937, d. 13 March 1994
     Shirley May Kepler was born on 7 February 1937 at Center Point, Linn Co., IA. She was the daughter of Robert Rankin Kepler and Barbara M. Plummer. Shirley May Kepler lived between 1993 and 1994 at Bassett, Rock Co., NE. She died on 13 March 1994 at age 57 per SSDI, last residence Anamosa, Jones Co., IA. She was buried in March 1994 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Anamosa, Jones Co., IA, Findagrave #202334790.

Jacob Kepley

M
     Jacob Kepley married Georgia Stark.

Ada Keplinger

F, b. 18 July 1908
     Ada Keplinger was born on 18 July 1908.1 She was the daughter of John H. Keplinger and Carrie E. Miller.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 415.

Adam Keplinger

M
     Adam Keplinger married Sarah (?).

Child of Adam Keplinger and Sarah (?)

Dorothy Keplinger1

F, b. 23 December 1903, d. 26 April 1971
     Dorothy Keplinger was born on 23 December 1903 at Maryland.1 She married Samuel Alfred Thomas on 7 November 1930 at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA. Dorothy Keplinger died on 26 April 1971 at Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD, at age 67. She was buried in April 1971 at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bakersville, Washington Co., MD, Findagrave #110355100.

Child of Dorothy Keplinger and Samuel Alfred Thomas

Citations

  1. [S3283] 1940 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1561.

Earl L. Keplinger

M, b. 7 August 1929, d. 27 October 1970
     Earl L. Keplinger was born on 7 August 1929. He married Marybelle M. Freeman, daughter of James Rodney Freeman and Ella Ruth Stephens, on 17 September 1955 at Adams Co., OH. Earl L. Keplinger died on 27 October 1970 at age 41. He was buried in 1970 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH, Findagrave #82075454.

Child of Earl L. Keplinger and Marybelle M. Freeman

Garnett Wendell Keplinger

M, b. 4 January 1921, d. 13 February 2011
     Garnett Wendell Keplinger was born on 4 January 1921 at Grant Co., WV.1 He was the son of Jefferson Leonard Keplinger and Evelyn Clark.1 Garnett Wendell Keplinger began military service WW II service, U.S. Army, Tec 5. He married Harriett Artheretta DeVault, daughter of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence, on 3 April 1944. Garnett Wendell Keplinger lived on 5 April 1950 at Ryans Glade, Garrett Co., MD, saw operator, saw mill.2 He died on 13 February 2011 at Petersburg, Grant Co., WV, at age 90. He was buried in February 2011 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, Findagrave #65695327.

Citations

  1. [S3856] 1930 Federal Census, Grant County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2532; FHL #2342266.
  2. [S5585] 1950 Federal Census, Garrett County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA NAID 43290879.

Jefferson Leonard Keplinger1

M, b. 5 September 1895, d. 29 May 1994
     Jefferson Leonard Keplinger was born on 5 September 1895 at Grant Co., WV.1 He married Evelyn Clark. Jefferson Leonard Keplinger died on 29 May 1994 at Maysville, Grant Co., WV, at age 98.

Child of Jefferson Leonard Keplinger and Evelyn Clark

Citations

  1. [S3856] 1930 Federal Census, Grant County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2532; FHL #2342266.

John H. Keplinger

M
     John H. Keplinger was the son of Adam Keplinger and Sarah (?) John H. Keplinger was United Brethren. He lived at Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer. He married Carrie E. Miller, daughter of Michael Emmert Miller and Elizabeth Welty, on 23 February 1905.1

Child of John H. Keplinger and Carrie E. Miller

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 415.

Johnny Paul Keplinger

M, b. 10 December 1959, d. 5 January 1960
     Johnny Paul Keplinger was born on 10 December 1959. He was the son of Earl L. Keplinger and Marybelle M. Freeman. Johnny Paul Keplinger died on 5 January 1960. He was buried in January 1960 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Adams Co., OH, Findagrave #81803792.