Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Herbert Burrows Keller  



Herbert Burrows Keller Birth: Nov. 6, 1894 Benton, Columbia county, Pennsylvania Death: Jun. 26, 1969 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana son of Bascom Gearhart Keller, & Ida Jane Cox


Herbert B. Keller, 1894 - 1969, came to Indiana to teach Spanish at Culver Military Academey in 1921.

In 1922 he was joined by his bride, Helen Appleman Keller, 1893-1973, who had been teaching shool in Lakewood, Ohio. Both Helene and Herbert keller were born and raised in Benton, Columbia county, Pennsylvania.

Herbert was deucated at Penn State University and Helen at Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Normal School.

Their only child, Jeanne Keller, was born in Culver in 1924. The Kellers lived most of their lives at 442 Forest Place in a bungalow built by the Stahl brothers.

Herbert Keller taught Spanish at Culver Military Academy for 25 years during which time he was an active participant in the original Maxinkuckee Players. The group entertained the community with many Minstral and Variety shows.

In. 1927 Herbert wrote the music, and with Paul Fogarty's lyrics, published the song Maxinkuckee Moon".

Helen A Keller was an elementary teacher in Culver Public School from 1945 until 1965.

Jeanne Keller married Clarence William Epley Jr. who had been a four year student and graduated in 1941 from Culver Military Academy. They lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for ten years, returning to livn in Culver in 1956 with their two children: C. W. "Bll" Epply III and Elaine.

C. W. owned and operated C. W. Epley Realty on Forest Place and the Town and Country Package Store. Jeanne taught for 21 years in Marshall County Schools.

Bill Epley and his family, Jennifer, twins Brittney and Brooke, with his wife Cathy Jo Stealy Epley live in the Forest Place home where his mother had grown up. Bill operates Town and Country Package and Cathy is a partner in Abad and Epley Realty.

Elaine Epley Moss was graduated from Culver High Scool as was her mother, was educated at Christain College, Missouri, Ball State University, and Purdue University. She teaches school in LaPlatte, Nebraska.

History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 - Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 238

Herbert B. KELLER, retired Culver Military Academy teacher and husband of the former Helen ZIMMERMAN of Rochester, died at Hines Veterans hospital in Chicago at noon Thursday. He had been ill one year and in the hospital two weeks. He lived near Edwardsburg, Mich. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mayhew funeral home at Edwardsburg, with burial in the Culver Masonic cemetery. - Friday, June 27, 1969 Rochester Sentinel

Herbert - married 2nd - July 10, 1954 Fulton county, Indiana Dorothy Helen Osborne Birth: Nov. 16, 1905 Peru Miami County Indiana Death: Jul. 17, 1976 Rochester Fulton County Indiana daughter of Leroy "Roy" Osborne and Lottie Stubbs. She was reared by her grandparents, Schuyler and Alice Stubbs of the Kewanna area. She married 1st Emerson D "Empy" Zimmerman

Pennsylvania; Registration County: Columbia; Roll: 1877882; Draft Board: 02
Name: Herbert B Keller
County: Columbia
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1894
Race: White
Draft Board: 02


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Herbert Burrows Keller
Age: 48
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1894
Birth Place: Benton, Pennsylvania, USA
Residence Year: 1942
Residence: Marshall, Indiana, USA


Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948
Name: Herbert Burrows Keller
Residence Age: 39
Birth Date: 6 Nov 1894
Birth Place: Benton, Pennsylvania
Residence Date: 28 Feb 1934
Residence Place: Culver, Ind
Military Branch: Army
Record Type: Application


U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Herbert Keller
SSN: 306-20-4344
Last Residence: 46530 Granger, St Joseph, Indiana, USA
BORN: 6 Nov 1894
Died: Jun 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

Year: 1930; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 617; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0016 Name: Herbert B Keller [Herbert B Kelber]
Birth Year: abt 1895
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Forrest Place
House Number in Cities or Towns: 430
Dwelling Number: 25
Family Number: 26
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 5500
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 27
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Teacher
Industry: Private School
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Veteran: Yes
War: WW
Household Members: Name Age
Herbert B Keller 35
Helen A Keller 36
Jene Keller 5

Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 61B; Enumeration District: 50-17 Name: Herbert Keller
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: E Washington
House Number: 442
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 61B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 201
Occupation: Instructor
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 5000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2500
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members: Name Age
Herbert Keller 45
Helen Keller 45
Jean Keller 15

Julia Helen Appleman 18931973 daughter of William Appleman & Theodosia Hess married had:
    Jeanne Keller Epley Birth 16 MAY 1924 Death 09 SEP 2005 Culver, Marshall, Indiana married 24 Aug 1946 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Clarence William Epley Jr Birth 08 MAY 1923 Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania Death 10 DEC 2001 Culver, Indiana son of Clarence William Eppley and Eva Stock


Helen A Appleman Keller
Birth: 1893
Death: 1973
Burial: Benton Cemetery Benton Columbia County Pennsylvania


U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Helen Keller
SSN: 165-20-2426
Last Residence: 46511 Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
BORN: 9 Oct 1893
Died: Sep 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Helen A Keller [Helen A Appleman]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 79
Birth Date: 9 Oct 1893
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 12 Sep 1973
Death Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Marital Status: Divorced
Father: William Appleman
Mother: Theodosia Hess







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