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    CHARLES H. KELLER, farmer; P.O. Fletcher; is a son of Adam and Maria L. (Beckenbaugh) Keller, both natives of Maryland, where Maria passed from the stage of life; she was the mother of ten children, of whom seven are now living; Adam married for his second wife Mary A. Duvall, of Annapolis, Md. Our subject was born in Frederick Co., Md., March 28, 1832, were he had the advantages of town and city life; early in life he acquired a liberal education; when he was a boy of 14, he commenced the printer's trade, which ill health afterward necessitated him to forsake; he then engaged in the carpenter's trade, but this he followed but a short time only. In the fall of 1852, he came to Miami Co., and the following winter was engaged in teaching here; in the spring of 1853, he returned to Maryland; one year later, he started for California by the Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis, and up the Missouri River to Independence, from where they traveled in private conveyance to the intended destination; this was at last reached, and he was there engaged six years as a gold miner; not deeming it prudent to remain longer in the far West, he returned to his native State. In November, of 1860, he came to Miami County and married Ann S. Doup, native of Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Keller has, since his marriage devoted some time to traveling, of which one trip was directed to his former mining region; since 1865, he has been a permanent resident of Brown Township, Miami Co., where he owns 84 acres of land in Sec. 30. the children of Mr. and Mrs. Keller are Ella M., Loro C., Henry D., Mary E., and Ann M.

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