KELLER, Emanuel
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KELLER, Rev. Emanuel, son of Peter and Catherine (Schaeffer) Keller, was born September 30, 1801, at Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated in the common schools and academy of the borough. and pursued his classica1 studies under the direction of his uncle, the Rev. Benjamin Keller. He subsequently entered Dickinson College, where he remained two years, when he began the study of theology with the Rev. Dr. Lochman, of Harrisburg. In 1826 he was licensed by the Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania, and the same year began his ministerial labors at Manchester, Md. Thence he removed to Mechanicsburg, Pa., where he continued in the pastorate until a short period before his death, his enfeebled health obliging him to resign his charge. He died at Mechanicsburg, April 11, 1837 [sic], in the sixty-sixth year of his age, and is buried in Trindle Spring graveyard. The Rev. Mr. Keller married, April 14, 1825, Sabine Seltzer, of Harrisburg, and they have five children.

 

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 25 February 2001

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