George  L.  Keisling

          George L. Keisling, farmer, was born in Decatur County, Indiana, May 3, 1828, son of  William  and  Ludicy (Smith) Keisling, and is of German and English lineage.
          His father, a native of Virginia, was born 1802, and died in Decatur County, Indiana, in 1885.  His mother, a native of the same county, was born in 1801, and died in Decatur County, Indiana in 1873.  The grandfather of our subject was George Keisling, who died in Virginia.  The Keisling family came to Indiana in 1829, first settling in Shelby County, Indiana where they remained until 1831, and then removed to Decatur County.  Mr. Keisling came to Rush County in the fall of 1850 and in 1855 settled on his present farm, which consists of 360 acres of fine land.  The marriage of our subject occurred November 1850, to Miss Mary Miller, a native of this county, born May 1829, daughter of  Michael  and  Sarah Miller.  They have five children, viz:  Sarah L.,  Leonidas W.,  William M.,  Calista J.,  and  Mary.  He is a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Keisling is a Representative farmer and an honorable man.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell

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