I sent for Tobias Koppenhaver’s and John Henry Frey’s Civil War Pension files. I am most anxious to receive both!
A little research of Berrysburg, Dauphin County, PA told me there was a Koppenheffer school there.
And one last tidbit: In 1896, adultery and fornication were crimes for which they did prosecute! Imagine if they still did that today; our courts would be flooded with cases.
My guess for the bastardy part is that those men fathered children out of wedlock.