A. H. KESSLER
A. H. KESSLER, a railway postal clerk running between Springfield, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana, on the Big Four Railroad, resides just south of Ludlow Falls, Miami County, Ohio. He was born in Miami County, July 2, 1861, and is a son of William B. Kessler, coming from an old and prominent family of the county.
Mr. Kessler received his early educational training in the district schools, after which he attended Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio. During his early days he, engaged in teaching school and continued for some eight years, at the end of which time he entered the Cincinnati Law School. He graduated from that institution and practiced his profession in Troy, Ohio, for a period of ten years. He then accepted appointment to the railway mail service at which he has since continued, being now clerk in charge of the car. His duties keep him on the road continuously for six days, and then he remains at home eight days. The latter time is spent on his tract of three and a half acres south of Ludlow Falls and is devoted to the raising of fancy poultry, at which be has met with much success. He erected the fine home which stands on the place, and also made the many other improvements.
Mr. Kessler was united in marriage with Miss Anna C. Fritz, a daughter of John Fritz of Miami County, and they have one daughter, Bertha K., who married Harvey B. Boyer, a painter residing in Piqua. Politically the subject of this record is a Republican and has frequently in the past served in official positions. He served as constable and also one term as justice of the peace at Laura, and when living at Pleasant Hill served two terms as clerk of Newton Township. He is a member of the Blue Lodge, F.& A.M., at Pleasant Hill, and the Chapter at West Milton. Religiously, he and his wife are members of the Christian Church.
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