Krepps Military Service

(Note:  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.)

Civil War

Abraham Krepps Son of Samuel and Eliza Krepps, (b 18 May 1832, d. 10 May 1904) served in the Pennsylvania Vol. Company H, 77th Regiment.

Israel Krepps 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.

Joshua Krepps (b. 20 Nov 1837, d. 11 May 1908), son of Henry Krebs, served in Troop M, 6th US Cavalry.

William Krepps 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. [1]

World War I

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.[2]  He was discharged on December 12, 1920.  Photo

Other Service

Clyde P. Krepps (1901 1972) The son of George and Della (Hayes) Krepps was born on October 8, 1901 in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.  He served in the United States Marine Corps[3], dates and details of service are not known.  Photo

[1]  The information on William Krepps is from Military Service Records, William Krepps, National Archives

[2] Military Service Records, Vivian A. Krepps, USMC

[3] Obituary, Clyde P. Krepps, Beaver County Times, August 1974

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