Keiger Surname

Contributed By: Linda Kuhnau

Anyone Who Connects With This Keiger Branch, please Contact Linda

I am descended from John Kiger. John is from PA and served in the Civil War from KY...He lived in Warsaw, KY...he had also lived in Switzerland Co, IN and he married Mary Agnes Brownfield in 1850 in IN...LINDA

1)  Amanda Kiger, b IN
2)  George A. Kiger, B 1853, IN
3)  Elizabeth E. Kiger, b 1855, KY, m Henderon
4)  William A. Kiger, b 185, KY, d 1893, KY, never married, buried in
Paint Lick Cemetery
5)  Fanny B. Kiger, b 1860, KY, m Rider
6)  Polly Anna Kiger, b 4 Aug 1863, Vevay, Switzerland Co, Ky, d 3 Sept
1936, Marion, IN, m 1st) Henry Morris, 2nd) Frank Bell, 3rd) William
Cashman, buried in IOOF Cemetery, Marion, IN (THIS IS MY LINE)
7)  John H. Kiger, b 1865, KY
8)  Emma Kiger, b 1 July 1868, Paint Lick, Ky
d 31 Hykt 1897, Paint Lick, Ky, m Arnold H. Cole, buried in Paint Lick
9)  Arthur Kiger, b 1 July 1868, Paint Lick, KY , d 12 Sept 1868, buried
Paint Lick Cemetery
10)  Cordelia Kiger, b 1871, KY, m Jones...


John A KIGER, b 1828, PA, d 7 Mar 1886, Sugar Creek, Gallatin Co, KY, m 11 Aug 1850, Switzerland Co, IN, Mary Agnes BROWNFIELD

John is buried in the New Warsaw Cemetery in Warsaw, Gallatin Co, KY...

Mary Agnes Brownfield b 26 July 1832, Cincinati, OH, d 10 Mar 1913, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, Old Solidiers Home, buried in IOOF Cemetery in Marion, IN...Mary was the d/o William BROWNFIELD and Mary BARTON

I do have the Civil War Records which tells how John was injured by the concusion of the butt of his it damaged his shoulder, arm, and chest...and left him deaf in the right ear and could bearly hear in the left...because he was in a poor state of health after returning from the war he was awarded a pension...upon his death Mary received his
pension and was allowed to go live in the Old Solider's home in Lafeyette, IN...


1860 Kenton County, KY Census; 5th Ward Covington City - 27th June 1860

House 1482/family1859
Emily Kiger, 49, f, seamstress, PA..
John Kiger, 38, m Lavor, PA
(he was actually 28 verified by oth recds)
Samuel Kiger, 30, m, tobacomist, PA
Jane KIger, 19, f, seamstress, OH
James Kiger, 17, m, tabacomist, OH
Atthius Kiger, 14, m, OH
Mary Kiger, 25, f, IN
Amanda Kiger, 9, f, KY
George Kiger, 7, m, KY
Eliza Kiger, 5, f, KY
William Kiger, 3, m, KY

Adam Kiger, 64, m, Farm Laborer, PA

1870 census for John A. Kiger and family in Gallatin County, KY, Napolean Dist. 3, page 342:

John A. Kiger, age 43, born Ohio
Mary A., age 39, born Indiana
Goerge A., age 17, born Indiana
Eliza E., age 15, born KY
William A., age 13, born KY
Fanny B., age 10, born KY
Polly A., age 7, born KY
John H., age 5, born KY
Emma, age 2, born KY

John A. Kiger would have been born about 1807 in Ohio.  Anyone know who this John A. Kiger is?   He doesn't seem to appear on the KY or IN census in 1860--he is NOT the same John A. Kiger who is living in Fountain County, IN in 1850 and 1860.

City Directory...Listings for KIGER in Covington, Kenton County, KY

n.s.=north side of street
s.s.=south side of street
n.e.c.=northeast corner of, etc

Year, Name, Occupation, Address...

Adam, Laborer, n.s., Bachelor, between Kip & Bank Lick

Emily, Seamstress, s.s. of 3rd between Madison & Russell
Samuel, Tabacconist, same as Emily Kiger above

Mrs Emily, w.s. Piladelphia between 5th and 7th
John A., Fishmonger, e.s. of Main between 7th and 8th

Adam, Laborer, e.s of Madison between Pike & 7th
Adam died 18 Aug, buried City Cemetery
James, Tabacconist, s.s. of 4th betw Bakewell & Philadelphia
Samuel, Tabacconist,, same as James

James, Tabacconist,n.e.c. of Madison & 3rd
Samuel, Tabacconist, same as James
William, Tabacconist, same as James

James, Tabacconist, 79 west 3rd
Samuel, Tabacconist, same as James
William, Tabacconist, same as James
Samuel, Foreman, 429 Johnston

page 135: emily, Samuel, Jennie, & James...

page 123: Newlywed William (age 27) & Mary (age 17) both born Ohio...

I have a copy of the 1860 Covington, Kenton County, KY Census that was taken in June 1860...I have posted it on this list prior...
John A. Kiger 28 and his wife Mary 25, along with children Amanda 9,
George 7, Eliz 5, and William 2, have moved in with Emily along with
Samuel 20, Jane 19, James 17, and Atthius 14...


In Conclusion;

1880 Napoleon, Gallatin Co, KY Census
John A, self, m m w 52, farmer, PA, PA, PA
Mary A, wife, m f w 46,  IN, KY, KY
Willie, son, s, m, w 22, KY, PA, IN
Annie, dau, s f w 16, IN, PA, IN
John, son, s m w 14, IN, PA, IN
Emma, dau, s f w 11, KY, PA, IN
Cordelia, dau, s f w 9, KY, PA, IN

John A. Kiger died 6 Mar1888, Sugar Creek, Gallatin Co, KY, Mary eventually went to Marion, IN, with her son George Kiger to live...that is also where my gr gr grandparents Polly Anna (KIGER) and Frank Bell, had moved to prior to 1900...

Frank Bell was really Francis Marion Eaglin, who had changed his name...I have all the documentation to prove this...

I have also collected alot of info on John A. Kiger's brothers and sisters to find out more about his parents and where they came from but so far I have not found them before 1850,
Kenton County...and the name was spelled differently...
Thanks, LINDA