Christian Keplinger, b. March 10, 1750 in PA, m. (1) Ann? unknown (2) Magdalene Zirkle 1794 in Shenandoah Co., VA, and d. in Rockingham Co., VA
Christian Keplinger (I) served in the Revolutionary War. Pension application number S8776 for "Kapplinger, Christopher/Christian/Christly" states that he was born March 10, 1750 in PA and was brought to Rockingham County, VA with his family in 1752. He served as a private in Captain Riddle's Company, with Colonel Nall for 6 months in 1780 under General Muhlenberg. In 1781 he served with Captain Cowger in the march to Yorktown under General Washington. His pension was approved in 1835 at age 84 years, and he died in Rockingham County before 1846.
Records indicate that Christian I married Magdalene Zirkle in 1794 and researchers list her as the mother of his children. Magdalene Zirkle was b. about 1764, and some of their alleged children were born in the 1770's, making it more plausible that Christian I was married and had children prior to his marriage to Magdalene Zirkle. A John Caplinger, son of Christian and wife, Ann, was baptized May 1, 1774 at the age of 6 months in Shenandoah County, VA. A Christian Caplinger II was born about 1775 in Rockingham Co., VA.