Keepers List

This list is current and accurate as for as we know, however, there may be some descrepancies due to records recorded in bad hand writting, missing service records and verbal accounts that may not be entirely accurate. (2/01/2005)
Position
Begin
End
Name/
Comments
Keeper 05/28/1857 09/14/1859 Benjamin Granger
Asst. 05/28/1857 08/17/1860 Benjamin Gibson
Keeper 09/04/1859 1862 Gowen Wilson Plummer Civil War
Asst. 08/17/1860 1862 William Plummer
Keeper 12/27/1865 5/2/1881 Charles Crossman
Asst. 06/05/1866 06/06/1866 Daniel Gillespie
After 1 day, he had enough.
Asst. 06/05/1866 12/18/1866 Joseph Horton
Asst. 12/18/1866 03/02/1867 Hector R. Duncan
Asst. 03/02/1867 02/08/1868 Louisa Crossman
Dau. of Charles Crossman
Asst. 02/08/1868 01/12/1872 Charles F. Crossman
Son of Charles Crossman
Asst. 01/12/1872 07/15/1874 William F. Crossman
Son of Charles Crossman
Asst. 07/15/1874 06/21/1881 Fredericka Crossman
Wife of Charles Crossman
Keeper 05/13/1881 04/13/1882 John Anderson
Asst. 06/21/1881 07/22/1881 Emelius Gerhardt
Transferred
Asst. 11/04/1881 11/21/1881 John Gleason
Asst. 11/21/1881 04/22/1882 Henry G. Epps
Keeper 04/13/1882 06/02/1886 Andrew Brynn(sp?)
Died on duty
Asst. 04/22/1882 06/09/1886 Gustav Hummeland(sp?) Promoted upon death of Brynn(sp?)
Keeper 06/09/1886 01/11/1898 Gustav Hummeland(sp?) Died on duty
Asst. 06/24/1886 12/13/1886 William H. Plummer
Asst. 01/06/1887 12/03/1890 John Ericson
Asst. 12/03/1890 11/18/1896 Alfred Hoyer
Asst. 12/??/1896 02/01/1898 Thomas N. Clarisse
Promoted to Keeper
Keeper 02/??/1898 09/30/1904 Thomas N. Clarisse
Asst. 03/09/1898 06/08/1898 Robert G. Miller
Asst. 01/01/1901 08/01/1903 Patrick Foley
Asst. 08/01/1903 10/05/1903 Charles W. Heartt
Transfered to Sabine Pass Jetty
Asst. 10/01/1903 10/20/1903 Willaim J. O'Brien
Asst. 10/20/1903 01/04/1904 Forrest C. Hawes
Asst. 04/01/1904 07/15/1904 Edward A. Bourgeois
Keeper 10/01/1904 06/16/1905 Charles W. Heartt
returned from S.P. Jetty
Asst. 07/15/1904 09/13/1904 Frederick Rooman(sp?)
Asst. 09/13/1904 06/16/1905 Christopher W. Sterry
Promoted to Keeper
Keeper 06/16/1905 05/16/1906 Christopher W. Sterry
Asst. 07/??/1905 09/??/1905 William Bell
Asst. ??/??/190? ??/??/1907 Jeremiah Rightmyer
Asst. 04/??/1908 07/??/1908 Hugh Kelly
Keeper 05/16/1906 12/??/1911 Stephen D. Hill
Asst. 07/??/1908 08/??/1908 J. L. Deutsch
Asst. 08/??/1909 03/??/1910 Charles W. Heartt
Back to serve again
Asst. 03/??/1910 unknown William Hill
Brother of Stephen D. Hill
Keeper 12/??/1911 unknown William Thompson
Keeper ??/1938 ??/1946 James T. Goodson
Keeper unknown May 21, 1952 Steve Purgley


The majority of the research for this page was done by Sandra M. Clunies a certified Genealogist from Derwood, Md. You can email her at sandy@clunies.net. Her efforts are truly appreciated!