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    NATHANIEL KEISER, owner of a fine farm of 131 acres, upon which he lives and which is situated just north of Clayton, carries on general farming and meets with the success that results from a combination of industry, agricultural experience and fertile soil. Mr. Keiser was born December 11, 1862, on a farm in Shelby County, Ohio, and is a son of David and Alary (Rhodeheffer) Keiser.

    The parents of Mr. Keiser were both born in Montgomery County, Ohio, where they were married and then moved to Shelby County. They had six children, namely: Mrs. Catherine Apple, William, Mrs. Lydia Ann McGreevy, Mrs. Margaret Isabel Voisard, Nathaniel and Mary Alice. David Keiser was a farmer in Shelby County, where he died in 1865. His widow survives and resides with her son Nathaniel.

    Nathaniel Keiser grew to manhood in Shelby County and there obtained his education. He was only a child when his father died. When he reached manhood, he moved with his mother to Miami County and they rented a farm in Washington Township, near Piqua, for four years. He was married in 1895 and in the following year moved to a farm in Mercer County, containing eighty acres, and there he remained until he bought his present farm in Newberry Township, a property that formerly belonged to Samuel Crowel. Mr. Keiser then sold his Mercer County farm and in March, 1908, took possession of his present one.

    On December 31, 1895, Mr. Keiser was married to Miss Anna Kimmes, a daughter of Philip and Mary (Winter) Kimmes, of Washington Township. Mrs. Keiser was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, but was reared in Miami County. Mr. and Mrs. Keiser have an interesting, intelligent family of five children, namely: Walter N., John F., Mary Magdalene, Gertrude Isabel and Barbara Alice. The older children attend school and enjoy many advantages that their father did not have in his youth.

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