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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.
 ~ Page 272 - 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.
~ Page 272 - 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.
~ Page 273 - 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.
~ Page 273 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
HIRAM KELLOGG was born near Franklin Furnace, Scioto Co., Ohio, July 28, 1816, a son of Wm. W. and Nancy (Lamb) Kellogg, natives of Vermont, who came to Ohio in 1815, where his father died in 1844, and his mother at the age of eighty-eight years.  Of their nine children eight are still living.  Hiram was reared on a farm, receiving a limited education in the subscription school.  He was married in the spring of 1841 to Luna, daughter of Andes and Lucy Jones, and a native of Kentucky.  They had a family of seven children, four still living.  Mrs. Kellogg died in 1873.  In 1877 Mr. Kellogg married Mary Collins, a native of Lawrence County, Ohio.  Mr. Kellogg owns a fine farm of 121 acres, with a good dwelling and comfortable farm buildings.  He takes great interest in the breeding of Holstein cattle.
~ Page 361 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
WILLIAM KELLOGG was born in Scioto County, Ohio, in 1828.  He spent his early life on a farm and in attending the district schools.  He was married in 1852 to Thuza, daughter of William Story, of Scioto County.  They have eight children - George, Leonard, Scott, Emma, William, Lincoln, Effa and Nellie.  Mr. Kellogg has a farm of 108 acres, mostly lying in the Ohio bottoms.  In 1875 his house and is contents were destroyed by fire, but he has since erected a fine two-story frame dwelling.  He has held the office of Township Trustee.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.
~ Page 361 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
REZIN R. KENNEDY was born in Massac County, Ill., Oct. 5, 1852, a son of John and Catharine (Oaks) Kennedy, his father a native of Scioto County, Ohio, born in 1818, and his mother a native of Marietta, Ohio.  His parents were married in Illinois and resided there till 1859, when they came to Scioto County and settled on the farm where Rezin R. now lives.  In 1875 they removed to Wheelersburg where they still reside.  His grandfather, Robert Kennedy, came to Ohio from New York in 1816 and died here in 1873.  Rezin R. received a common school education and afterward taught six years.  In 1875 he began farming and is now regarding as one of the most intelligent and enterprising farmers of the township.  He was married in 1875 to Caroline, daughter of George and Margaret B. Smith.  Three children have been born to them - John R., George O., and Maggie M.  Mr. Kennedy has served as Trustee of his township.  He and his wife are members of the Methodist church.
~ Page 328 - 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.
~ Page 273 - 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.
~ Page 273 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
LEVI KIRKENDALL was born in Jefferson, now Valley, Township, Scioto Co., Ohio, Oct. 19, 1818, a son of Daniel and Sarah (Campbell) Kirkendall.  His grandparents, William and Lavinia Kirkendall, settled in Portsmouth about the beginning of the present century.  They had a family of five children - Daniel, Levi, Henry, William and Lavinia.  Daniel was married about 1813, in Portsmouth, to Sarah, daughter of William and Mary (Stricklett) Campbell.  In 1819 he removed to the farm where Levi now lives.  He was a Captain of a rifle company in the old military days, and served in the war of 1812.  After his death the Government gave his widow warrants for land in Logan County, Ill.  He died in 1853, and his wife in 1857.  Eight children were born to them - William, of California; Levi; Mary, wife of Thomas Craig; Stephen, on the old farm; Lavinia, wife of David Dunlap, and John.  Sarah Ann and Henry are deceased.  Levi Kirkendall was married Mar. 16, 1838, to Minerva, daughter of George and Mary Belloot, and settled on the old Belloot farm.  In 1855 he removed to Jo Daviess County, Ill., but the next year returned to Ohio.  The day after his return, Aug. 31, his wife died.  Of their six children, George, William, Sarah Alice, Mary, James O. and Levi, the three latter are deceased.  In 1857 Mr. Kirkendall married Mrs. Sarah Russell, daughter of George and Elizabeth Heoredth, and removed to Washington County, Ill.  In 1864 he returned to the home farm where he has since resided.  Mr. and Mrs. Kirkendall have had four children, but two now living - Rhoda E. and Fanny.  James S. and Truss L. are deceased.  Politically Mr. Kirkendall is a Republican.  Before the organization of that party he was a Whig and cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison for President.  He owns a fine farm of 600 acres, well improved.  He has been a member of the Baptist church since 1840.  He is a member of Lucasville Lodge, No. 465, A. F. & A. M.  His son, George W., enlisted in the Forty-fourth Illinois Cavalry and served during the war.
~ Page 419 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
STEPHEN KIRKENDALL, a son of Daniel Kirkendall, was born in Scioto County, Ohio, in 1835.  In July, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, Eighty-first Ohio Infantry and served till the close of the war.  He participated in thirteen hard-fought battles and a number of the less important engagements.  He received slight wound on the left arm at Corinth.  After the war he lived on the home farm four years and then went to Kentucky, and ten years and then went to Kentucky, and ten years later returned to Ohio and is now living at his old home.  He is a member of the Baptist church and of Bear Creek Post, G. A. R.  He has been married four times.  His first wife was Margaret Walk, by whom he had six children, five now living - John F., William W., Stephen B., George A. and Robert D.  Daniel enlisted in 1861, in Company B, Seventy-third Ohio Infantry, and at the battle of Resaca, in 1864, lost a leg, from the effects of which he died at the hospital on Lookout Mountain.  He left a wife, Elizabeth McCleary, and four children - Andy, Daniel, Sarah J. and Lavinia.  John Kirkendall enlisted in 1861 in the Forty-fourth Illinois Cavalry and was wounded at Perryville, and was discharged.  After his recovery he enlisted in an Illinois regiment and served till the close of the war.  Mr. Kirkendall's second wife was Elizabeth Kirkendall.  They had one child, Emily Jane.  His third wife was Caroline Purtee.  They had three children - Alla, now Mrs. James McPherson; Franklin, and an infant.  His fourth and present wife was Rachel Crabtree.
~ Page 419 - 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.
~ Page 274 - 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.
 ~ Page 274 - History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884
 
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