W J Keigley
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 11:46:13
W J Keigley, farmer Sec 12, P O Swede Point, the subject of the following sketch in one of the pioneers of this township, and owes his nativity to Greene county, Pennsylvania, where he as born June 12, 1824, he was raised there at farming , as an occupation, and also received his education in the schools of his native state, in April 1854, he came to this county and located on his present homestead, which at present consists of 196 acres, at that time it bore marks suggesting the fact that he came West to grow up with the country, and with untiring energy and perseverance he has made a pleasant home, although Mr Keigley has followed agricultural pursuits principally since he has lived in the county, he has always borne in mind that his is an age of progress, he is a close reader and well posted on all the topics of the day, on February 29, 1848, he found a wife in the person of Miss Elizabeth Throckmartin, a native of Pennsylvania, a lady not only efficient in the management of her household affairs, but her husbands best counselor, their family consists of seven children living: John W, Clayton C, Theodore H, Lionel F, Robert M, Emerah E, and Wilber H, one deceased: William J, his father was born in this country but of German descent, and his mother of English origin
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