The following is an incomplete list of our Krepps family members who have
served in the military. We will
continue to update the list as we receive and confirm new information.
Because of privacy we do not list information on living veterans.
Only information on our family members with the surname of Krepps, Krebs, or
Kreps will be included on this page.)
Krepps – Son of Samuel and Eliza Krepps,
(b 18 May 1832, d. 10 May 1904) – served in the Pennsylvania Vol. Company H, 77th
– Son of Samuel and Eliza Krepps, served in the 101st PA Infantry.
John Krepps - (b. 10 Oct
1839, d. 19 Aug 1927),
son of Henry Krebs, served in Troop M, 6th
US Cavalry. He enlisted as a private in 1861 was promoted to Sergeant in
1863. He was discharged 10 Sep 1864.
– (b. 20 Nov 1837, d. 11 May 1908), son of Henry Krebs, served in Troop M, 6th
– William Krepps (or Kreps) was born on October 18, 1841 and died on May 3,
1865. The son of Samuel and Eliza Kreps, a farmer in Beaver County,
Pennsylvania he enlisted as a volunteer on August 8, 1862 at Beaver, PA for a
period of three years. He mustered into service with the 140th
Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F on August 21, 1862. The 140th
Pennsylvania saw heavy fighting and experienced heavy losses during the war.
William fought in battles at Chancellorsville, VA; Gettysburg, PA; Bristoe
Station, VA; Mine Run, VA; Wilderness, VA; Todd's Tavern, VA; Po River, VA;
Spotsylvania Court House, VA; Culpeper, VA; Totopotomoy Creek, VA; North Anna
River, VA; Cold Harbor, VA; Petersburg, VA and Bowling Green, VA.
On June 2, 1864, in the battle of Cold Harbor,
William was taken prisoner of war. He was first confined in Richmond and
then on June 8, 1864 transported to the notorious Andersonville Prison. He
was held there until March 10, 1865 when he was paroled. After a short
furlough of thirty days (March 20 - April 20, 1865) he returned to duty.
While returning to his regiment on May 3, 1865 William Krepps died, drowned when
the steamboat he was being transported in collided with another steamboat in the
Chesapeake Bay near Black Stone Island. His company mustered out less than
a month later, on May 30, 1865.
In military records William is described as being 5
feet 8 inches tall, with black hair and dark complexion. 
Vivian Albert Krepps
(1898 – 1982) – Vivian Albert Krepps, the son of George and Della (Hayes)
Krepps was born on February 16, 1898 in Cranberry Township, Butler County,
Pennsylvania. He served in the
United State Marine Corps during World War I. He enlisted on April 20, 1917.
He went to the Dominican Republic as a part of the Dominican
Expeditionary force, 15th Regiment, 2nd Brigade commanded
by Colonel J.C. Breckinridge (later General Breckinridge).
Vivian was appointed a Corporal on August 20, 1818, appointed Sergeant on
January 9, 1920 and awarded a good conduct medal on June 5, 1920.
He was discharged on December 12, 1920. Photo
 The information on William Krepps is from Military Service Records, William Krepps, National Archives
 Military Service Records, Vivian A. Krepps, USMC
 Obituary, Clyde P. Krepps, Beaver County Times, August 1974
Krepps History Photo Album
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