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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DAVID H. KELLER, M. D., is a graduate of Starling Medical College of Columbus, Ohio, and since 1881 has pursued his practice in Bangor, Northampton County. Prior to attending the Ohio Medical College he was a student in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania for about a year, and has always kept up his studies and researches in his chosen field of work. He is a member of the County Medical, the Lehigh Valley and the American Medical Associations. In the leading civic societies, fraternal and patriotic, he is very prominent and is considered one of the ablest members of his profession in the county.

Dr. Keller was born in Crawford County, Ohio, June 9, 1860, his parents being Eli and Emma (Hoffeditz) Keller. His grandfather, John Henry Keller, a native of Plainfleld Township, this county, was a land surveyor, Justice of the Peace, and at one time Judge of the County Courts. His son, Rev. Eli Keller, was born near Plainfleld, Northampton County, and lives in Zionsville, Lehigh County, this state. The early years of our subject were passed in Ohio, and for a number of years he attended the Bellevue High School. In 1878 he entered Peri Komen Seminary and there remained for a short time, after which he went to Columbus and entered the Starling Medical College, where he remained until his graduation. Since choosing this locality in which to practice he has built up a large practice, both in Bangor and the surrounding country. He is physician for the following-named companies: the Bangor Union Slate, the North Bangor Slate, Bangor Excelsior, Bangor Southern, Bangor Superior, American Bangor, Bangor Royal and the New York Slate Quarries.

For a period of six years Dr. Keller served as School Director, and has been a member of the Board of Health for two years and consulting physician for the County Almshouse. He holds membership with Bangor Lodge No. 520, F. & A. M.; Bangor Chapter No. 374, R. A. M.; Hugh DePayen CommanderyNo. 19, of Easton; and Lulu Temple of the Mystic Shrine of Philadelphia. He likewise holds membership with Prosperity Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Bangor, and also belongs to the orders of Knights of Malta, Red Men, Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of American Mechanics, Knights of Honor, Royal Arcanum and Patriotic Order Sons of America. Though he has been solicited by his friends to appear as a candidate for Burgess, he has at all times declined political office, though he is a good Republican. He is a stock-holder and Director in the North Bangor Slate Company, and also in the First National Bank of this place.

December 21, 1883, Dr. Keller married Miss Kate S., daughter of John Hersh, of East Greenville, Pa., and they have two children, Florence Gertrude, born July 4, 1884, and Irene Adele, November 25, 1888. Dr. Keller is a member of St. John’s Reformed Church, to which his wife also belongs.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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