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Miss S. E. Kiefhaber married Captain Benjamin F. Price 1873
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: July 18, 2004 at 01:54:26
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 234, City of Monticello, White County, Indiana.

"B.F. PRICE was born in Union Township, White County, September 27, 1838, and is one of the five surviving children of nine born to PETER and ASENATH (ROTHROCK) PRICE. PETER PRICE was a native of Berks County , Pennsylvania, and was born in 1799. He became a weaver, and in 1821, in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, was married. In June, 1831, he came to what is now Union Township, White County, Indiana, built up a home from the wildnerness, served his fellow citizens for a while as County Treasurer, and died, an honored member of the community, July 19, 1877. His widow, who was born in 1802, yet survives him. Of the six sons and three daughters born to them, four sons and one daughter are yet living. Three of the sons were soldiers in the late war (Civil War), and one of these, JOHN PRICE, rose from the ranks to be First Lieutenant in Company K, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. BENJAMIN F. PRICE (subject of this sketch) enlisted June 20, 1862, in Company D, Twelfth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, but on the organization of the company was elected Second Lieutenant. At the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, his entire company, with but few exceptions, was taken by the enemy - Mr. PRICE being one of the few who accidently escaped. In November, 1862, he was stationed at Memphis, and then under GRANT near Vicksburg, and next went through the Jackson campaign; September 12, 1863 he was promoted to be First Lieutenant, and to Captain of Company D, May 6, 1864. At Resaca, May 13, 1864, he was wounded severely in the left thigh. June 8, 1865, he received his discharge, and returned home to engage in farming. In 1873, he married Miss S. E. KIEFHABER, a native of White County, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. CAPTAIN (BENJAMIN F.) PRICE is the owner of 120 acres of land, is a Republican, and is a member of the I. O. O. F."

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