He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 11, 13, 14). He was born on 16 June 1843 (19; 3 (19 in 1862), 5 (19 in 1862), 11 [7 in 1850], 13 [25 in 1870], 14 [36 in 1880]).
In 1850, he was living in ward 1, Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Christian and Elizabeth Keplinger (presumably his parents), and with Mary, Elizabeth, and Caroline (presumably his siblings) (11). He had attended school within the year (11).
When he enlisted, he was a confec[tioner] (5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (3, 5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 October 1862 (1, 3, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Gregory (3, 5). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Justus Gregory (1, 3, 21, 22, 23).
He was injured in the leg in May 1863 (7, 12 [wounded in ankle], 20 [ankle]).
On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent in hospital, wounded (10).
In 1870, he was living in ward 1, Kansas City, Missouri (13). He was a cigar maker (13).
On 11 July 1874, he applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).
He married Caroline Harter, probably in 1874/1875 (15). They had three children (14, 15).
In 1880, he was living in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Caroline, their children Willie, Laura, and Harry, and Caroline's parents and sister (14). He was a car inspector (14).
On 28 [?] June 1887, his widow, Caroline M Kaepplinger, applied successfully for a pension (8, 9).
In 1900, his widow, Carrie Keplinger, was living in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15). She was living with her sister Emmaline and children Laura and Harry (15).
In 1910, his widow, Carrie M Kaepplinger, was living at 3411 Haverford Street, in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). She was living with her children Laura and Harry, and her sister Emma (16).
In 1920, his widow, Caroline Kaepplinger, was living at 3405 Haverford Street, in ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). She was living with her daughter Laura (17).
In 1930, his widow, Caroline Kaepplinger, was living at 821 Connell Avenue, Yeadon Borough, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (18). She was living with her daughter Laura (18).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.) (JB Kaeplinger)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 Feb 63 (Private Kaepplinger)
3 company K, descriptive roll (Jacob B Kepplinger)
4 company K, second register of men discharged (Jac B Kaepplinger)
5 company K, third descriptive roll (Jacob B Kaepplinger)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 May 1865 (Keplinger)
7 'The Battles of Fredericksburg: further list of wounded', Philadelphia Inquirer 12 May 1863, page 4 (Jacob B Keapplinger)
8 pension index, by name (Jacob B Kaepplinger)
9 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Jacob B Kaepplinger)
10 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (J Baeplinger [sic])
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Spring Garden, ward 1, microfilm series M432, film 818, page 344 = 121 handwritten = 689 handwritten (Jacob Keplinger)
12 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (Jacob B Kepplinger)
13 1870 US census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 782, page 367 =  handwritten (Jacob Kepplinger)
14 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Nether Providence Township, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 13, microfilm series T9, film 1126, page 217 = 6 B handwritten (Jacob B Keplinger)
15 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, microfilm series T623, film 1465, page 169 = 5 B handwritten (Carrie Keplinger)
16 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, microfilm series T624, film 1397, page 48 = 5 A handwritten (Carrie M Kaepplinger)
17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 24, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 694, microfilm series T625, film 1627, page 126 = 8 A handwritten (Caroline Kaepplinger)
18 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Yeadon Borough, supervisor's district 27, enumeration district 23-179, microfilm series T626, film 2033, page 239 = 4 B handwritten (Caroline Kaepplinger)
19 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 December 2010) (J B Kaepplinger, Jacob B Kaepplinger)
20 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (Jacob B Kepplinger)
21 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob B Kaepplinger)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob B Keapplinger)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jacob B Knepplinger)
|Name||Christian Keplinger||Elizabeth "||Mary "||Jacob "||Elizabeth "||Caroline "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Laborer|
|Real estate owned|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||61|
|family visit #||61||62|
|name||Harter Christian||Emeline||Emma F.||Keplinger Caroline M.||Willie L.||Laura M.||Harry C.||Jacob B.|
|month born if born in year||Dec|
|relationship||Wife||Daughter||Daughter||Nephew||Neice [sic]||Nephew||Son in law|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Housekeeper||At Home||Boarding||Car Inspector|
|school this year|
|street||X [sic; between Mount Vernon Street and Haverford Avenue]|
|name||Harter Emmaline [?]||Keplinger Carrie||" " Laura M||" " Harry C.|
|birth date||June 1853||Sept 1855||June 1877||Dec 1879|
|# years married||25|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Kaepplinger Carrie M||- Laura M||- Harry C||Harter Emma S [?]|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||3|
|father's birthplace||Ger German||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Ger German|
|occupation||Own income||Clerk||Civil Engineer||None|
|nature of industry etc.||[illegible] work||City|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||133|
|family visit number||158|
|name||Kaepplinger Caroline||- Laura|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||58||30|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes||yes|
|industry, business||Commercial house [?]|
|number of farm schedule|
|dwelling visit #||93|
|family visit #||93|
|name||Kaepplinger Caroline||Kaepplinger Laura|
|value or rent||7,475|
|age 1st marriage|
|school/college since 9/29||No||No|
|can read & write||Yes||Yes|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|at work yesterday|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|