The Copenhaver Family in the Revolutionary War


The Copenhaver Family in the Revolutionary War - Richard L. Thayer.

The Copenhaver family had lived in Pennsylvania for 43 years before the start of the Revolutionary War. At least 14 men with the name of Copenhaver (also spelled Kopenheffer, Coppenhaver, Kopenhaver, Coppenheaver, Copanhafer, Copenheifer, Cuppenheifer, Cuppehefer, Cuppeheeffer, Cuppyheffer) fought during the war, mostly in the local militia units. Numerous cousins, nephews, and in-laws of the family also served. This is a record of the military service in the American Revolution of members of the Copenhaver Family who were direct descendants of Wolfgang Koppenheffer, who immigrated to America in 1732 with his wife and five children and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The first part of the book contains biographical sketches and narrative accounts of military service. The second part is a genealogy section that explains family relationships. Related families include Orth, Kucher (not Tucker as listed on back cover), Smyser and others. The appendices comprise over 30 muster rolls and pension applications, and are followed by an index.

(2003), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419492