Biography of Dr. John W. Keckler
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

JOHN WALTERMEYER KECKLER, Doctor of Osteopathy, and president of the Cleveland Osteopathic Society, is one of the highly qualified men in his profession and in X-ray work.

He was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, son of Jacob Keckler, and grandson of Peter Keckler, who spent his life in Pennsylvania. Jacob Keckler was born at Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and as a young man moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, where he is still living. He married Elizabeth Waltermeyer, who was born at Hagerstown, daughter of John and Anna (Zeigler) Waltermeyer. They had two Sons, Dr. John W. and Guy, the latter a resident of Hagerstown.

John Waltermeyer Keckler grew up in his native town, attended the public schools and was graduated from high school in 1911. For two years he was in Washington as a clerk in the navy department, and for one year was a clerk in the sales department of the Security Cement and Lime Company. In 1914 he entered the American School of Osteopathy, and was graduated with the degree Doctor of Osteopathy in 1918. Doctor Keckler practiced for two years in Maryland, and then located in Cleveland, where, in addition to the general routine of work as a Doctor of Osteopathy, he specializes in X-ray and clinical diagnosis and therapy. He is a member of the State and National Osteopathic societies and the Congregational Church.

Doctor Keckler married, in 1918, Miss Lenora Routzahn, a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Routzahn.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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