Biography - H Keiser

H. KEISER, farmer P. O. Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, was born in Germany October 8, 1839; son of John and Gerke (HEIEN) KEISER. John KEISER, who was a farmer, was born in Germany in 1816, and died in Macoupin County, Ill., September 6, 1855. His wife also a native of Germany, and who now resides in Montgomery county, was born in 1810. Our subject, the eldest of six children, received his education in Germany, and, having emigrated to America in 1854, settled down to farming with his father in Macoupin County, Ill. He has been a farmer all his days. From Macoupin County he removed to his present place in Montgomery County. In 1874, he was elected Secretary of the Mt. Olive Coal Company, which office he held until 1881, when he was elected to his present position of Superintendent of the company. He has also held the office of Supervisor of Walshville Township. In Macoupin County, Ill., July 11, 1863, he married Mary (KERREN) KEISER, born in Germany October 18, 1845, daughter of John and Folkea (VESSER) KERREN. From this union there have been born to them nine children - Annie G., John, Henry W., Hermann J., Katie H., Sophia W., Hannah M., Lydia E., Edward A. Mr. KEISER is widely and favorably known as a worthy citizen. In politics, he is a Republican. He is a member of the German Methodist Church.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 191.

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