Henry County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
John Keesling was the son of Jacob and Walburga (Mueller) Kissling, who came to America in 1749 from Germany. John served in the Revolutionary War (September 1776 - September 1780), his record as follows: - Pension Claim S. 16434; Pension Allowed May 26, 1833 while a resident of Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana; Service included: Enlisted at Reading, Berks County., Pennsylvania - from in September 1776, 2 months in Captain Whetstone's Company, as a substitute for his father, Jacob Kiesling - from November 1776, 2 months in Captain Lindemoot's Company, - in 1777, 2 months in Colonel Hiester's Regiment, - in 1779, 2 months as wagoner under Captain Lindermoot.
RESIDENCES: Settled 11June 1796 in Max Meadows, Wythe County, Virginia from Berks County, Pennsylvania. He settled circa 1800 in Preble County, Ohio. He next located, circa 1824, near Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Indiana with his five adult sons, John, Daniel, George, Peter, and Jacob.John was born 23 March, 1758 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He first married Eve Miller in 1788 and second Barbara Kettering Staley in 1807. Children of his first wife, Eve, were:
1. Jacob (Jake) KISSLING was born 10 August, 1789 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and
died 28 March, 1855 in Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana.
His last child, which was with his second wife Barbara was: Dorothea (Susanna) KISSLING.
John died 31 December, 1839 and is buried in the Fatic Cemetery, Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana.
Submitted by Scott Manwaring - Scootermanwaring@aol.com