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KOPMAN, FRANK J. (1841-1919) Calv.Catholic Cem. (Memorial and Biographical History of the Coat Counties of Central California, Barrows/Ingersoll , The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893 , Pages 365-6)

Frank Kapman, a native of Germany was born August 2, 1841. He came to America, with his parents, who located in Illinois in 1848. The father, Farick Kapman, was an educated man, an expert accountant, and did professional clerical work.

Our subject lived in LaSalle county, Illinois, until the opening of the late Rebellion. He then volunteered as a soldier, was mustered into the third Missouri Infantry and served three months, the time of his enlistment. He re-enlisted in the Forty Third Missouri Infantry, and was assigned to the Western Division, under General Grant. He took part in many lively skirmishes and several lull fledged battles. In these he received several slight wounds. He served until the expiration of his time of enlistment and received an honorable discharge.

After the close of the war he came to California and located at Castroville, and farmed on the Cooper ranch. Later he purchased fifty acres of Mr. Jarvis Bardin, which he has greatly improved. He is a thrifty and successful farmer, and in all respects a reliable and estimable citizen.

Our subject married, in 1875, Miss Julia Ragin, a native of Canada, and she has borne him four children, name: George F., Katie, Nettie and Crescentia.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base