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Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company

Page 589

ADOLPH H. KEISER, assistant cashier of the Bank of Mount Olive, is a most promising young business man. His abilities would seem to give every assurance of his being a worthy successor to the extensive interest of his father, Cobus J. Keiser, one of Macoupin county's prominent citizens, whose biography appears elsewhere in this history.

Mr. Keiser is a native of Mount Olive, his birth having here occurred on the 30th of November, 1881. In qualifying himself educationally for the responsibilities of life he first attended the public and Lutheran parochial schools. Recognizing the need of a more comprehensive knowledge of commercial methods he later went to St. Louis, pursuing a course in the Bryant & Stratton Business College, from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1902. Immediately thereafter he returned to Mount Olive fully prepared theoretically for his business career, and entered his father's bank in the capacity in which he has ever since continuously served. He had previously been identified with this concern, having worked there prior to going to St. Louis. In addition to his duties in the bank, Mr. Keiser is treasurer of the Mount Olive Brick & Tile Company, and is also a member of the board of directors of both that enterprise and the Mount Olive Ice, Cold Storage & Fuel Company. For the past six years he has been empowered to act as notary public, having received his original commission from Governor Yates in 1905, later renewed by Governor Deneen.

In politics Mr. Keiser is a republican and takes a prominent part in municipal affairs of a governmental nature. He has twice been nominated by his party for the office of town clerk having been defeated on both occasions, the first time by five votes and the second by nine. He is a member of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church and of the Mount Olive Chess Club, while he is both a member and treasurer of the Liederkranz, a German social organization. Of pleasing manner and genial personality, Mr. Keiser is very popular both socially and in a business way in Mount Olive, where he has many stanch friends.

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