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(Source: History of Scioto Valley, Ohio - 1884))

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JOHN KAPS was born near Baden, Germany, Nov. 2, 1836.  His parents came to the United States when he was an infant, and located in Portsmouth.  He spent the earlier years of his life in a brick-yard, and learned the bricklayer's trade.  In 1857-'58 he was in the grocery business, and since then has been contracting and building.  April 16, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, First Ohio Infantry, and served three months.  In June, 1862, he was appointed First Lieutenant, and helped recruit Company C, Ninety-first Ohio Infantry.  He was subsequently promoted to Captain.  He participated in fourteen hard-fought battles and many skirmishes.  Among the more important battles were, first Bull Run, Fayetteville, Cloyd Mountain, Lynchburg, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek.  He served over three years, and was honorably discharged.  Feb. 13, 1873, he married Jennie McIntyre, a native of Portsmouth, and a daughter of Daniel McIntyre, who came from Ireland to Portsmouth when twenty-one years of age.  They have two sons - John and HarryMr. Kaps is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
PETER KAPS was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 19, 1833, a son of Casper Kaps.  His parents came to the United States in 1836, locating in Portsmouth.  His father died in 1857, aged sixty-one years.  They had a family of four children - Caroline, now the wife of Christian G. Leiberherr, a teacher, of Quincy, Ill.; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Leopold Kessler; Peter and JohnPeter is the eldest son.  When twenty years of age he began to learn the bricklayer's trade, and, with the exception of his term of service in the army, has followed that vocation.  He enlisted in 1861 in Company K, Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry, and served three years and three months.  He participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Dallas, Resaca, Jonesboro.  At Chattanooga by James B. Steadman.  He enlisted as a private, and was promoted several times, and was discharged First Lieutenant.  In business he is associated with his  brother, and together they have had the contract for building some of the best residences and public buildings in the valley.  They are now at work on the sewer running from Chillicothe to Union streets - distance 3,000 feet, four feet in diameter - and will cost $16,000.  Mr. Kaps was married Jan. 1, 1871, to Elizabeth Evans, of Portsmouth.  They have three children living - James E., George P. and Henry H.  Casper died Nov. 29, 1882, aged two years.  Mr. Kaps is a member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
FRANK B. KEHOE was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1852, a son of Murlaugh Kehoe, a boot and shoe merchant, who died in 1874, aged seventy-seven years.  From 1870 till 1876 he was engaged in the drug business in Manhattan, Riley Co., Kan.  He was afterward engaged in the grocery business five years and a half in Portsmouth.  In the early part of 1883 he purchased a wharfboat of J. O. Murfin's estate.  It was built in 1879, and has a tax valuation of $2,500.  July 22, 1879, Mr. Kehoe married Mary McClain, a native of Ohio, Clermont Co., Ohio.  He is a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
PHILIP H. KELLEY, son of Timothy Kelley, was born in Ireland, April 9, 1823.  He came to the United States in 1848, and lived one year at Auburn, N. Y.  In 1849, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and engaged in stone-cutting two years, after which he worked on the railroad two years.  In 1853 he began contracting on railroads, etc.  In 1857 he came to Portsmouth and built the Suspension Bridge across the Scioto River, and also helped build the city water-works.  He was married in 1855 to Anna Hayes.  They have had ten children.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
JAMES KEYES

~ Page 310 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884

B. F. KINNEAR, manufacturer of chair stock, Portsmouth, Ohio, established this business in August, 1882.  He employes about twenty hands, and ships his stock in car-load lots to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and other points in the East.  He ships three car loads a week, and consumes annually 1,000,000 feet of lumber.  He was born in Williamsport, Pickaway Co., Ohio, in 1844.  His father, Joseph Kinnear, was an early settler, and helped lay out the town of Circleville, Ohio.  He was a son of Judge David Kinnear.  His father being a merchant, he clerked for him till 1861, when he spent two years in school.  In 1863, he enlisted in a Mississippi squadron in the gunboat service and served during the rest of the war.  Subsequently he spent five years in Tennessee, dealing in cattle and running a shingle-mill.  He afterward traveled eight years for Wood & Welter, of Mansfield, Ohio, and five years for Hood, Bonbright & Co., of Philadelphia.  In 1868 he married Harriet Cheny of Joliet, Ill., but a native of New York City.  Mr. Kinnear is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  He is one of the leading and enterprising business men of Portsmouth.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
CHARLES KINNEY, Treasurer-elect of Scioto County, was born in Springville, Ky., July 7, 1850, eldest son of Charles and Elizabeth (Cox) Kinney.  His father dying in 1861, he removed with his mother to Columbus, Ind., where he resided until 1872.  He was educated in the public schools, and graduated at the Columbus High School in the class of 1866.  He learned the trade of printer while in Columbus, which he followed until 1872, when he came to Portsmouth, and was employed in the Valley Book Store.  About January, 1876, he again entered the printing office and worked at his trade until November, 1877, when he was appointed Deputy County Treasurer by B. R. Miles, and re-appointed by Alfred Boyer in September, 1880.  In June, 1883, he was nominated by the Republican County Convention for Treasurer, and elected.  Oct. 8, 1879, he married Letitia H., daughter of Jno. Yoakley of Portsmouth.  Mr. Kinney is a member of Aurora Lodge, No. 48, F. and A. M.; Scioto Lodge, No. 5, I. O. M., and Dionysius Lodge, No. 115, K. of P., of which he is District Deputy, Grand Chancellor and Representative in this Grand Lodge of Ohio.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
JOHN KIRSCH was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1848, a son of Michael Kirsch, proprietor of the Phoenix House.  When eighteen years of age he began to learn the tinner's trade, serving an apprenticeship of four years.  He then worked as a journeyman till 1874, three years of the time being foreman for A. W. Buskirk.  In 1874, he became established in business for himself on Second street, between Court and Washington Streets.  He keeps all kinds of cooking and heating stoves, selling from 250 to 300 annually.  He has the finest cooking stove in the market - the Early Breakfast.  It is guaranteed not to contain an ounce of scrap iron, and runs with less fuel, keeping a regular and steady heat.  He manufactures all kinds of tinware, employing four hands; also makes a specialty of tin roofing and spouting.  He was married in 1870 to Mary R. Leising of Chillicothe, Ohio.  They have five children - Anna, Charles, William, Clara and John.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
HENRY KUGELMAN, dry-goods and notions, Chillicothe street, opposite Market place, was born in Germany in 1842.  He came to America in 1848, with his father, William Kugelman, who settled with his family in Portsmouth, where he remained till his death, at the age of sixty-three years, in April, 1861.  His wife is still living, at the advanced age of eighty-three years.  Our subject began life by helping his father in the foundry.  He learned the cooper's trade when fifteen years old, at which he worked till 1861, when he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-second Ohio Infantry, and served three months.  He re-enlisted in Company C, Fifty-sixth Ohio Infantry, and served three and a half years.  He was engaged in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hills, Jackson and Vicksburg.  After his return from the army he worked at his trade one year, after which he clerked in a wholesale and retail tobacco house in Indianapolis, Ind., three and a half years.  He returned to Portsmouth in 1868, since when he has been variously engaged till 1880, when he established his present business.  He was married Oct. 19, 1865, to Elizabeth Fuch, of Portsmouth.  There is a family of six children - George Edward, Harry Richard, Nellie Emma, Albert, Edward and Clara Louisa.  Mrs. Kugelman died Aug. 23, 1883, after giving birth to twin children; a boy, who died shortly after birth, and a girl, who died at the age of four and a half weeks.  Mr. Kugelman is an Odd Fellow and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  He belongs to the German Evangelical Church.
 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
 
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