Henry Kapp
(1836-Cir 1901)


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Henry Kapp

  • Born: Apr 1836, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Lucinda circa 1856
  • Died: Cir 1901 at age 65

bullet  General Notes:

see notes on his son, Martin, for 1860, 1870, and 1880 census facts.
The 1850 Federal Census for Warrington Township,York Co., Pa. , page 767 records Henry Koop (15) in the home of his parents George (41) and Elizabeth (38) Koop. Siblings include Lavina (17), John (12), Alfred (11), and George (3). By 1860, George Kapp has moved his family to Lattimore Township, Adams Co., PA. The 1860 Federal Census for Lattimore Township, Adams Co., PA records George (49-Farmer) and Elizabeth (47) Kapp with children John (21-Carpenter), Alfred (18-Apprentice Carpenter), and Mary (8).

Henry Kapp enlisted in Company I, 209th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania as a Private on 01 September 1, 1864. Sometime during his service he was listed as "Deserted", however it is noted that he "Returned" to duty. He mustered out Company I, 209th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on May 31, 1865 in Alexandria, VA. It is of interest that is brother, Alfred, enlisted in this unit as well.

His Civil War Pension Application notes that he applied as an "Invalid" in 1890 and Lucinda applied as a "Widow" in 1901.

The 209th was recruited from the counties of Cumberland, York, Cambria, Franklin, Columbia, Adams, Lehigh and Lebanon. It rendezvoused at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and was mustered into the U. S. service during the first half of Sept., 1864, for a term of one year. Many of the officers and men were veterans in the service. As soon as it was organized it left for Petersburg, Va., and on its arrival was placed at Camp Potter for 2 weeks, when it was stationed on the advanced line to the left of Fort Harrison. A detachment under Capt. Landis was assigned to garrison redoubt Carpenter on the left bank of the James. The regiment here acquired a good state of discipline through the diligence of its officers. During the engagement at Fort Harrison it was ordered upon the parapet, as though about to charge the enemy's flank, while the real charge upon the front was being prepared. In a sudden assault of the enemy on the picket lines, Nov. 17, Col. Kaufman, Capt. Lee, Lieut. Hendricks and 19 men were captured, 1 man was killed and 2 wounded.
A week later it was transferred to the army of the Potomac and assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 9th corps, encamping near Meade Station. The regiment was heavily engaged with its division on March 25, and by its valor materially assisted in the recapture of Fort Stedman, where its loss was 5 killed and 50 wounded. It shared in the final assault on Petersburg, April 2, losing 7 killed and 52 wounded. Among the killed was Capt. McCullough and among the wounded were Maj. Ritchey and Lieutenants Bigler and Shugar. It then moved slowly along the South Side Railroad with its division, having charge of the army trains and repairing the tracks as it went. It rested at Nottoway Court House until the 20th, when it returned to Alex-
andria. On May 31, 1865, the recruits were transferred to the 51st Pa. and the original members were mustered out.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 1
Battles Fought
Fought on 17 November 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA.
Fought on 19 November 1864.
Fought on 20 November 1864.
Fought on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA.
Fought on 02 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

see notes on his son, Martin, for 1880 census facts

The 1900 Federal Census for Shrewsbury, Wellsville, York Co., PA, District 177, page 131A records Henry (April 1836) and Lucinda (May 1834) Kapp with children Alice E. (June 1871) and Maurice C. (May 1874). Henry and Lucinda have been married for 44 years and have had 6 children all of whom are still living. Henry is employed as a whip roller.

The 1900 Federal Census for Wellsville Borough, Warrington Township, York Co., PA, District 102, Page records the widow Lucinda Kapp (75) living with her son Maurice C. Kapp (34).


Henry married Lucinda circa 1856. (Lucinda was born in May 1834 in Pennsylvania and died after 1910 in Wellsville Borough, Warrington Township, York Co., PA.)

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