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Samuel Keefer

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Samuel Keefer (1811-1890)


1891 Obituary [1]

. . . George Kieffer spoke German until his arrival in Canada; and here changed the spelling of his name to Keefer, to secure its proper pronunciation by his English neighbours.

He served as a Captain in the Canadian Militia in the war of 1812, and was afterwards made a magistrate. When the Welland Canal Company was constituted he became its first President. . . . [more]


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