Hocking County Biographies

LEWIS F. KELLER, merchant, postmaster and station agent at Webb Summit, Hocking County, was born near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 24, 1848. He was educated at Pleasantville, Fairfield County, and enlisted in the late war, Company I, Seventeenth Ohio Infantry, where he served nineteen months, participating in fourteen battles during that time. The most important of these were Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Savannah. He spent three and a half years in Illinois, and was married Oct. 22, 1872 to Mattie, daughter of John C. Beery. They have one child-Mary Forest. Mr. Keller kept a hotel in Breman from 1875 to 1878, and in the latter year came to Webb Summit, where he succeeded Isaac Elder in the merchantile business, which he has since carried on with good success.
from: History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883

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