KELLER, Isaac B.
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KELLER, ISAAC B., superintendent of the Capital Shirt Company, Steelton, was born in Rockland township, Berks county, Pa., April 1, 1850; son of George and Louisa (Basl) Keller both deceased. The parents were both natives of Berks county, where they spent their lives. The father was a weaver by trade, but for the greater part of his life was occupied in farming. He died in 1876, and his wife died in 1892. They had fourteen children, of whom eight are living: Augustus; Zachariah; Obediah; Isaac B.; Mary, wife of Abraham Beaver; Sarah, wife of Amos Barto; Louisa, wife of Charles Dry; and Josephine, wife of D. E. Long. Isaac B. was reared on the homestead farm, and attended the district schools of his native township until he was eleven years of age, when he went to Reading, Pa., and learned the millinery, cloak, and dressmaking trade, at which he then worked for five years, and for the next five or six years he was a clerk in a dry goods house at Breinigsville, Lehigh county, after which he engaged in the manufacture of shirts, in which he has been employed since that time. He subsequently returned to Reading, and shortly afterwards returned to Lebanon, where, in 1886, he engaged in the manufacture of shirts with Simon C. Peters. In 1888 the Capital Shirt Company was organized, in which Mr. Keller took a large amount of stock, and was appointed the superintendent of the company. He was married, in Breinigsville, June 11, 1871, to Annie A. Clause, daughter of George Clause. They have nine children of whom two died in infancy, and the survivors are: Minnie Laura, wife of A. W. Kim, of Steelton; Daisy Louisa, Martin Luther, Eva Victoria, Edna Bella, Henry Paul, and Isaac Lee. Mr. Keller is a member of Steelton Council, No. 933, R. A. In his political views he is a Democrat. The family are members of St. John’s Lutheran church, of Steelton.


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Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –
Date of Transcription: 10 July 2001
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