James P. Kereven
Company C 22nd Infantry
James P. Kereven was born in Ripton, Addison County, Vermont in 1874.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on July 9,
at Chicago, Illinois. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 11 ¼ inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Wire drawer.
He must have shown leadership
ability as he was promoted to the rank of Corporal
and his entire Army service was only one year and one month.
Corporal Kereven died of typhoid
fever in the General Hospital at Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point, New York on August 31, 1898.
James P. Kereven is buried in the Riverside Cemetery at Sterling, Illinois.
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