KELLER, EDWARD C., senior member of the firm of Keller & Mumma, hardware merchants, Steelton, was born in Harrisburg, Pa., August 22, 1865. He is a son of Valentine and Catherine (Fox) Keller. Valentine Keller was born in Germany. He received his education and was married in his native country. He was a master mechanic. He came to America and settled at Harrisburg, where he spent his life and where he died in 1881. His wife, Catherine Fox, was also born in Germany and came with her husband to America. She resides in Harrisburg. Four of their nine children are living: William V., physician, Stony Point, N. Y.; Edward C.; Louis E., a prominent manufacturer, of New York City; and Dorothy.
Edward C. Keller received his education in the schools and the Business College of Harrisburg. From early life he was in the hardware business as salesman with Keller & Son. In 1888 he became clerk in the hardware establishment of Dunkle & Sons, Steelton. One year later he was promoted to manager. The year following he became junior partner in the firm, and two years later the present firm was constituted, of which he is senior partner. Mr. Keller is at present secretary of the Steelton Electric Light, Heat and Power Company. He is a Republican and has served three years as school director. Mr. Keller was married, in Harrisburg, September 12, 1886, to Annie, daughter of the late William Buehler, one of the old settlers of Harrisburg. They have three children; two died in infancy; the surviving child is William D. He and his wife attend St. John's church. Mr. Keller belongs to Capital City Castle, No. 40, K. of G. E.; to Susquehanna Tribe, No. 298, I. O. R. M., and to the I. O. O. F., of Steelton.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001
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