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Herbert C. Keller    

HERBERT C. KELLER, jeweler, optician and man of affairs, was born in Allentown, Pa., April 7, 1873, a son of Edwin and Lizzie (Christ) Keller. He was educated in the public schools and is a graduate of the Doctor Bucklin School of Optics, New York City. His trade of grinding and fitting of lenses he learned in apprenticeship with Queen & Co., in Philadelphia. In 1890 he entered the employ of his father in the conduct of the jewelry business then located at 737 Hamilton Street, and upon reaching his majority became a partner of the firm, trading as E. Keller & Sons. Later the business was moved to 711 Hamilton Street, its present location. Work under way for the past year has made the establishment one of the prettiest and most complete of its kind in the country. Upon the death of his father, in 1913, Mr. Keller, in association with his brother, Arthur E. Keller, constituted the firm. He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the following organizations: Elks Club; Livingston Club; Lehigh Country Club; Sons of Veterans; Lehigh Valley Optical Society, and Lehigh Valley Motor Club. In 1893 he married Ida V. Schaffer, of Allentown.

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