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    WILLIAM KELLER, a well known citizen of Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio, is owner of the old Moses Wise farm of 119 acres, located just north of Bradford. At the time he purchased it some five years ago, it consisted of 123 acres, four acres having since been sold off in town lots.

    Mr. Keller was born six miles from York, in York County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1867, and is a son of Jacob and Mary (Wanbaugh) Keller, both of whom were born and raised in York County. He was, reared on a farm and always engaged in agricultural pursuits; he became the owner of a farm of 137 acres in his native county, on which he lived until he sold out and moved to Miami County, Ohio, arriving February 18, 1904. He has a good home and a well improved farm, the land being devoted to general farming. He also is engaged in dairying, keeping an average of about twelve cows. Since the purchase of his present place he has twice lost his barn by fire. The barn which stood on the farm at his coming took fire from a threshing engine on August 9, 1904, and was destroyed. It was almost immediately replaced by a new one, the dimensions of which were 40x80 feet. This too was burned, November 24, 1907, and a new one of equal size was erected in its place.

    Mr. Keller was married in York County, Pennsylvania, to Miss Ameda Baker, who was a native there, and they have reared five children, Aaron, Mary, Jacob, Ruth and Florence. He is a man of exceptional business capacity, and through close application to work and careful investment, has prospered.

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