EDWARD A. W. KEISER, a worthy representative of the younger generation of prominent citizens in Macoupin county, has since September, 1909, served as cashier of the bank conducting business under the name of C. J. Keiser & Company at Mount Olive. His birth occurred at that place on the 2d of September, 1884, his parents being Cobus J. and Mary C. (Niemann) Keiser, who are mentioned at greater length on another page of this work. He was reared at home and in the acquirement of an education attended the Mount Olive high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1902. Subsequently he pursued a commercial course in the Bryant & Stratton Business College of St. Louis, returning to Mount Olive on the completion of his studies. In June, 1903, he entered his father's bank in the capacity of bookkeeper and collector, becoming thoroughly familiar with the banking business in principle and detail. In September, 1909, he was made cashier of the institution and has since served in that capacity, having won an enviable reputation as a courteous and able official.
On the 19th of December, 1909, Mr. Keiser was united in marriage to Mis Jeannette Lawson of Mount Olive, her father being John Lawson, a retired butcher of that place. Mr. Keiser is a republican in his political views but casts an independent ballot at local elections, supporting the candidate or measure that he deems will best conserve the general welfare. He is without political aspirations but is serving as a member of the present school board. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Evangelical Lutheran church. He has resided in Macoupin county from his birth to the present time and the circle of his friends is almost coextensive with the circle of his acquaintances.