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Keiser Family Tree


The Keiser Family of PA and OH

My line:  John > Michael > William > Arthur > Blanche

This descendancy chart, a work in progress, was compiled from both proven and unproven sources. It may contain errors. As with any family tree, you should regard it as a guideline for your own research. I hope you find your ancestors here. If not, feel free to stay awhile and explore the site.

Descendants of John Keiser and Mary Unknown

1 John Keiser b: 1802 Lancaster Co., PA Residence: 1850 Mifflin Twp., Ashland Co., PA; later Richland Co., OH d: Aft. 1844 Prob. OH Fact 1: Poss. son of Abram Keiser, shown on 1800 Census for Rapho, Lancaster Co., PA
.. + Mary Schapperd b: Abt. 1800 Lancaster Co., PA d: Aft. 1844 Prob. OH Fact 1: Prob. the dau of William Schapperd shown in 1800 Census for Cocalico, Lancaster Co., PA
. 2 Mary Ann Keiser b: 1826 OH Fact 1: Tombstone reads: "d/o N & MA, aged 18y 2m"
..... + Nathaniel Keightley b: Abt. 1832 KY or NY m: 30 Jul 1852 Ashland Co., OH Occupation: Carpenter Residence: 1880 Mifflin, Ashland Co., OH
.... 3 John Keightley b: 1833
.... 3 Huldah Keightley b: Abt. 1856 d: 24 Dec 1874
.... 3 Josephine Keightley b: 6 Nov 1852 Mifflin, Ashland Co., OH d: 5 Mar 1923 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
........ + Robert Simpson b: 18 Dec 1849 Richland Co., OH Father: Joseph Simpson Mother: Elizabeth Hart d: 28 Aug 1917 Fact 1: Informant on Death Certificate: wife Josephine
........ 4 Frank Simpson Residence: 1923 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
........ 4 Charles Simpson Residence: 1923 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Harry Simpson Residence: 1923 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Maurice Simpson Residence: 1923 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Homer Simpson Residence: 1923 Galion, Crawford Co., OH
........ 4 William Simpson Residence: 1923 Nankin, Ashland Co., OH
.... 3 Celia K. Keightley b: 23 Apr 1866 Ashland Co., OH d: 4 Mar 1919 Springfield, Richland Co., OH
........ + Isaac Newton Milligan b: 8 Aug 1865 Richland Co., OH m: 11 Dec 1888 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH d: 13 Feb 1928 Ashland Co., OH
........ 4 William Jennings Bryan Milligan b: 7 Apr 1889 Ashland Co., OH d: 1936 Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Harvey Holtz Milligan b: 4 Jan 1890 Richland Co., OH d: 16 Nov 1945 Springfield Twp., Richland Co., OH
............ + Lela Ethel Wharton b: 3 Sep 1894 Ashland Co., OH m: 8 Jan 1912 Richland Co., OH Father: Forrest Wharton Mother: Ethelyn Meek
........ 4 Ethel Othelo Milligan b: 22 Feb 1892 Ashland Co., OH d: 17 Jul 1967 Richland Co., OH
............ + Marion Atwood Heston m: 5 Apr 1913 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Nora Marie Milligan b: 28 Nov 1895 Springfield Twp., Richland Co., OH d: 6 Dec 1984
............ + Clinton F. Shrader b: 1896 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH m: 6 Apr 1918 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 1952
........ 4 Nathaniel Mathew Milligan b: 17 Jun 1896 Richland Co., OH d: 28 May 1972 Richland Co., OH
............ + Bertha Ellen Clark b: Abt. 1895 m: 27 Nov 1919 Richland Co., OH
........... 5 Jean Milligan b: Abt. 1922
........... 5 Jack Milligan b: Abt. 1923
........ 4 Dorothy Hersal Milligan b: 12 Sep 1900 Richland Co., OH d: 2 Nov 1915 Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Frederick Merle "Fred" Milligan b: 1902 Lucas, Richland Co., OH d: 8 Feb 1980 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............ + Eula Mae Blackstone b: 19 Apr 1910 Lucas, Richland Co., OH m: Abt. 1925 d: 20 Oct 1967 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........... 5 Unknown Milligan
........... 5 Unknown Milligan
........... 5 Lloyd Milligan b: 1927
........... 5 Ralph Eugene Milligan b: 24 Jun 1928 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 9 May 1966 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
........... 5 Dale Milligan b: 22 Dec 1932
........... 5 Sharon Nadine Milligan b: 13 Mar 1944 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 5 Mar 1973 Marion, Marion Co., OH
............... + Unknown Ellcessor
........ 4 Ivan Dale Milligan b: 7 Mar 1905 Ashland Co., OH d: 6 Dec 1977 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............ + Helen F. McClurg b: 29 Apr 1918 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Father: Homer Lee McClurg Mother: Lela C. Yarnell d: 17 Jul 2005 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Hulda Milligan b: 4 Mar 1894 Richland Co., OH d: 27 Aug 1895 Richland Co., OH
. 2 Michael Keiser b: 16 Oct 1826 PA Occupation: Bet. 1883 - 1884 Clerk at E.H. Keiser Residence: 1842 Came to Richland Co., OH in 1842 d: 20 Mar 1885 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
..... + Harriett Strickler b: 1826 PA m: 18 May 1848 Richland Co., OH Father: David Strickler Mother: Rebecca Pike d: 26 Dec 1877 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
.... 3 William S. Keiser b: 27 Nov 1848 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Occupation: Laborer Residence: 1908 W/son Artie and family in Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 27 Sep 1919 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Cause of death: Arteriosclerosis Fact 1: Death certificate, signed by son Artie, shows wife's name as Sadie, indicating either a nickname of his third wife or possibly a fourth wife.
........ + Sigourney Donaldson b: 1851 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH m: 23 Oct 1870 Richland Co., OH Father: Jesse Roger Donaldson Mother: Narcissa Enlow Residence: 1860 Age 9 w/mother at home of great aunt Prudence Post in Springfield Twp., Richland Co., OH. d: 10 Apr 1884 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Milton Roy "Leroy" Keiser b: 2 Nov 1872 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Occupation: 1902 Foreman of the saw room of the woodworking department at A.T. Works Residence: 10 Jul 1902 23 Buckley Avenue, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 10 Jul 1902 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Cause of death: Appendicitis Funeral: 15 Jul 1902 Service held at the Mayflower Memorial Church, conducted by the Rev. R.H. Edmonds Fact 1: Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Improved Order of Red Men
............ + Elsie O'Dell b: 16 Apr 1871 River Falls, Pierce Co., WI m: 25 Aug 1897 Richland Co., OH Father: William Hoyt O'Dell Mother: Anna Jenette Hawley Residence: 1956 The Otterbein Home, Otterbeing, Warren Co., OH d: 27 Dec 1956 Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Butler Co., OH
........... 5 Harold Hoyt Keiser b: 29 Aug 1898 OH Occupation: USPS Letter carrier Move to: Abt. 1950 Ohio to Dade Co., FL d: 5 Aug 1962 Miami, Dade Co., FL Funeral: Lithgrow Funeral Home, North Miami, FL Fact 1: Member, Moose Lodge
............... + Arline L. Musselman m: 8 Oct 1921 Stark Co., OH
........... *2nd Wife of Harold Hoyt Keiser:
............... + Brittie Ann Mefford b: 27 Jun 1898 m: 1935 WV Father: John Meffort Mother: Emma Dilling Residence: A native of Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH d: 31 Mar 1946 at home, Canton, Stark Co., OH Funeral: Services at Schreberger (sp?) Funeral Home in Canton, Stark Co., OH, Rev. J.B. Wetherbee officiating. Fact 1: Member, Ladies Auxiliary of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
........... *3rd Wife of Harold Hoyt Keiser:
............... + Myrtle Elizabeth Hart b: 13 Aug 1907 m: 1948 Miami, Dade Co., FL d: 18 Nov 1972 Miami, Dade Co., FL
........ 4 Hattie "Loretta" Keiser b: 20 Oct 1875 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 26 Aug 1948 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............ + William Frederick Hoffman b: 1 Sep 1864 m: 1 Sep 1896 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 4 Jun 1942
........ 4 Arthur Ray "Artie" Keiser b: 13 Aug 1878 Mansfield, Ontario or Springfield Twp., Richland Co., OH Occupation: Building contractor Residence: 1910 Richland Co., OH with wife Myrtle 27, daughters Gladys 6 and Mae 5, and father William 60 d: 24 Dec 1944 Ludwig Rest home, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Fact 1: Birth date may be December 25.
............ + Rosa Myrtle "Mert" Henry b: 8 Jan 1883 Miller Twp., Richland Co., OH Father: Adam Henry Mother: Margaret Jane "Maggie" Pugh d: 31 Jan 1926 Madison Twp., Richland Co., OH Cause of death: Acute intoxication, mineral or ptomaine 12 mos. Medical: Contributory: acute nephritis, acutemy--xitis, cerebral oedema 4 mos.
........... 5 Gladys Marie Keiser b: 18 Oct 1903 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 6 Apr 1975 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............... + Nicholas "Ray" Parsons b: 1 Mar 1897 m: 2 Jun 1922 d: 3 Jan 1972 Fact 1: Marriage date of 2 Jun, 1922 may be inaccurate
........... 5 Blanche "Mae" Keiser b: 23 Mar 1905 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 19 Feb 1969
............... + Charles Francis Stitt b: 18 Jan 1899 Hanover, Licking Co., OH m: Bef. 1929 Father: Armour James Stitt Mother: Alta Belle Adams Marriage ending: 1946 Occupation: Plumber, rubber worker, inspector at Ohio-Ferro Alloys Corp. near Philo. Residence: Lived in Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, most of his life d: 5 Jan 1967 Philo, Muskingum Co., OH Cause of death: Cardiac standstill, immediate death. Medical: Contributing factors: aortic valve stenosis, calcified at age 5; rheumatic fever, age 20 and age 47
........... *2nd Husband of Blanche "Mae" Keiser:
............... + Roscoe P. Westfield b: 21 Jan 1898 Monroe, MI m: Aft. 1930 Father: Fred Westfield Mother: Unknown Person d: 23 Nov 1973 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........... 5 William "Glenn" Keiser b: 16 Jul 1911 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Occupation: Worked and retired from Taylor Brothers as a sheet metal worker. Residence: Lived in Mansfield all his life d: 25 Jun 1992 at home in Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Fact 1: Scripture wake service held at the Diamond Street Home of Wapper Funeral Directors; next day regular services at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Robert Dendinger. Military service: U.S. Army, served in WWII; received Purple Heart after being wounded on 3 March 1945 in Germany. Honorary member, Girer's Band.
............... + Marie Theresa Hormuth b: 1 Nov 1925 m: 2 Nov 1946 Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH d: Aft. 1992
........ *2nd Wife of Arthur Ray "Artie" Keiser:
............ + Ola Unknown
.... *2nd Wife of William S. Keiser:
........ + Olsee J. Laird b: 1 Jun 1866 m: 27 Sep 1886 d: 28 May 1889
.... *3rd Wife of William S. Keiser:
........ + Rosie Dewitt m: Aft. 1890 d: Aft. 1890
.... 3 David E. Keiser b: 14 Oct 1850 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 22 Jun 1933 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ + Alice S. Neal b: 5 Sep 1849 Richland Co., OH m: 12 Oct 1872 d: 3 Jan 1935
........ 4 Harvey M. Keiser b: 6 May 1873 Richland Co., OH Occupation: 1910 Policeman Merchants Residence: 1910 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 29 Sep 1935
............ + Blanch Unknown b: 1884 m: 29 May 1896 d: 1907
........ 4 Alice M. Keiser b: 26 Apr 1878 Richland Co., OH
............ + Walter C. Fitzsimmons b: 4 Jul 1873 MI m: 2 Oct 1901
........ 4 Minnie M. Keiser b: Jul 1882 d: 2 Oct 1882 Cause of death: Congestion of bowels
.... 3 Annie Laura Keiser b: 2 Feb 1858 Richland Co., OH d: 14 Sep 1862 Richland Co., OH
. *2nd Wife of Michael Keiser:
..... + Phebe Sipe m: 29 Sep 1879
.... 3 Ida May Keiser b: 7 Jul 1882 d: 20 Oct 1882 in infancy
. 2 John A. Keiser b: 1833 OH d: 30 Aug 1882
..... + Emma Faulkner m: 8 Apr 1856 Richland Co., OH
. 2 Emanuel Harsha Keiser b: 27 Aug 1835 OH Occupation: Bet. 1883 - 1884 With brother Benjamin owned Keiser Bros. Boots and Shoes, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Residence: 1870 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH; 1900 with wife Isabelle, daud Cora and Myrtle L. Miller and granddau Mildred E. Miller in Richland Co., OH d: 13 Jun 1911
..... + Isabelle S. "Bell" German b: 27 May 1839 NY m: 24 Feb 1859 Richland Co., OH Father: Isaac German d: 14 Feb 1918
.... 3 Ida May Keiser b: Jun 1860 OH
........ + Charles F. Ackerman b: 2 Apr 1857 Columbus, Franklin Co., OH m: 18 Oct 1881 Richland Co., OH Father: Philip Ackerman Mother: M. Koch Occupation: 1900 Bank cashier; 1920 census shows bank president Residence: 1900-1920 Richland Co., OH d: 15 Apr 1919 Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
........ 4 Rita G. Ackerman b: Mar 1891 OH
.... 3 Milton E. Keiser b: Abt. 1862 Oh
........ + Margaret G. Unknown b: Abt. 1875 OH
.... 3 Mary Keiser b: 1868 OH
.... 3 Myrtle L. Keiser b: 1875 OH Residence: 1910 She and dau Mildred living with parents.
........ + Unknown Miller
........ 4 Mildred E. Miller b: 1904 OH
.... 3 Cora Keiser b: 1876
. 2 Henry Keiser b: 1838 Mifflin Twp., Ashland Co., OH
. 2 Benjamin Franklin Keiser b: 9 Oct 1840 OH Occupation: With brother Emanuel owned Keiser Bros. Boots and Shoes, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Residence: Bet. 1883 - 1884 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 23 May 1918 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
..... + Ervilla "Villa" Dunkle b: Jul 1846 OH m: 31 Dec 1868 Richland Co., OH Father: Unknown Dunkle Mother: Catherine Unknown d: 1930
.... 3 John D. Keiser b: Feb 1878 OH d: 1928
........ + Florence Unknown b: Bet. 1898 - 1899
.... 3 Charles B. Keiser b: 1869 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: Aft. 1930
........ + Edna F. Amick b: 1877 KY
.... *2nd Wife of Charles B. Keiser:
........ + Florence Unknown b: Dec 1866 OH m: 1890
.... *3rd Wife of Charles B. Keiser:
........ + Dora B. Spring b: 1 Feb 1866 Marion, Marion Co., OH m: 19 Oct 1902 Belding, Iona Co., MI Father: Ralph Henry Spring Mother: Ann E. Hooten
.... 3 Lenora May Keiser b: 10 Nov 1872 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 5 Jan 1926 Isle of Pines, Cuba
........ + Lewis S. Whiting b: 25 Dec 1861 Ashland Co., OH m: 14 Sep 1893 Father: David S. Whiting Mother: Rebecca Shearer d: Aft. 1942
. 2 Susan Keiser b: 1845 OH
..... + John Nunemaker m: 9 Apr 1863 Richland Co., OH

Thanks to my cousins Joan, Carol, George, and Ann for their help with this line.

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