Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside Co. 1885
21 Apr 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Samuel S Keefer, liveryman, Sterling, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Sept 2, 1845, his parents being John (a farmer) and Ann M. (Grove) Keefer. Receiving a common-school education and being brought up at farm labor, he emigrated West in 1865, and in 1866 he left home, worked at the occupation of carpenter two years, then was engaged in the grocery trade in Sterling the same length of time; next he resided on a farm of 160 acres in Genesee Township 12 years, and returned to Sterling in 1882.
In March, 1883, he bought out the stock of F. M. Maynard in the livery business, and has since been engaged in that line, now having about 12 horses. His livery equipment is the largest in Sterling.
In his political views, Mr. Keefer is a Republican, and in his social relations he is a member of the Order of Modern Woodmen of America.
He was married Sept. 11, 1866, to Miss Anna M. Kurtz, a native of Pennsylvania. They have two children,--Emma F. and Ida May.