Bio: Kepler, John H. (1914)


Surnames: Kepler, Pfeiffer, Zimmerman, Butler 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 755-756 

John H. Kepler is a substantial citizen and thrifty farmer of this county, where he has lived for thirty-three years. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born at Venango borough, Crawford county, that state, September 25, 1846. His parents, Jacob and Margaret (Pfeiffer) Kepler, were natives of Baltimore. Md., and Pennsylvania, respectively. 

John H. acquired his education in the schools of Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood. He came to Eau Claire county in 1881 and purchased a farm in Union township, where he carried on general farming and stock raising for a number of years. In 1909 he sold his farm and purchased eleven acres in Shawtown, where he has since been successfully engaged in truck farming. He is a man of prominence in his community, is generous and public spirited and greatly interested in the advancement of his town and county. 

Mr. Kepler has been married twice. His first wife was Miss Louise Zimmerman, of Pennsylvania, by whom he had two children, Ralph and Grace. The second Mrs. Kepler was Malissa E. Butler, a lady of refinement and womanly graces, from New York state.  

Mr. Kepler is well informed on all public matters and interested in the welfare of his many friends. He is a member of the Christian Science church.



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