GEORGE L. KEPLER, one of New Castle's representative citizens and substantial and prominent business men, who
is the leading contract painter doing business in this city, was born at Poland, Ohio, September 1, 1857, and is
a son of the late John and Margaret A. (Fisher) Kepler.
The parents of Mr. Kepler are both deceased. In 1860 John Kepler moved with his family from Ohio to Lawrence County,
and located at New Castle. For nearly a quarter of a century he was engaged in railroad work and was a man valued
by his employers and respected by his fellow citizens. His three children were: George L.; John, residing at Pulaski;
and Lillie, residing at New Castle.
George L. Kepler was graduated from Professor Grant's school at New Castle when twenty years of age, and immediately
commenced to learn the painter's trade, and took such an interest in it that he soon acquired the knowledge that
brought skilL For seventeen years he was associated with Clark Hamilton, and for the last twelve years he has engaged
in business as a general contracting painter. Mr. Kepler has acquired considerable property, is one third owner
of the Leslie Block, at New Castle, has a fine residence at No. 215 McCreary Avenue, and is a stockholder in the
Lehigh Cement and New Castle Portland Cement Companies.
In 1883, Mr. Kepler was united in marriage with Miss Lida A. McCreary, and they have one child, Nona L. L. Mr.
Kepler and wife belong to the Disciples' Church. He is a thirty second degree Mason, belonging to the Shrine and
Consistory at Pittsburg; belongs to the Degree of Honor and the Ancient Order of United Workmen; to the Modern
Woodmen of America; to the Royal Neighbors and to the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. His good citizenship
is never questioned, but he leaves to others the doubtful enjoyment of political campaigning.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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