Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 659, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JACOB KEISER was born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1838. His mother died when he was but seven years of age, and Jacob was taken charge of by Judge CHARLES EVANS, who also died within a few years; with the widow, JACOB remained until fifteen, and then indentured himself to COL. WILLIAM ALEXANDER, publisher of the "DEMOCRAT", at Clarion, for three years, at $50 per year. After finishing this trade, he contributed to the support of his father, who was a cripple and well advanced in life. In 1856, he came as far west as Wabash, Indiana, walking nearly the entire distance, and the next spring returned to Clarion and re-entered the "DEMOCRAT" office. In the spring of 1859, he went to Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and engaged in logging and rafting; thence he went to Pittsburgh, where he joined a crew for rafting lumber to Louisville, Kentucky, which proved a pleasant trip of nineteen and one-half days. From Louisville he went to Indianapolis, working at various points on the road; from Indianapolis he walked to Crawfordsville, working at his trade meanwhile, and thence to Danville, Illinois, where he enlisted in the Thirty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry as private. He served with his regiment through the Missouri campaign, participating in the battles of Pea Ridge; for meritorious conduct in this fight he was made Second Lieutenant. He took part in the march to Batesville, Arkansas, and to Cape Girardeau, and thence was sent with his brigade to Pittsburgh Landing. He was in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. After the fight of Stone River, he was made First Lieutenant, although he had commanded his company from the time of the Pea Ridge fight, his Captain being on detached duty. He resigned in 1864, and returned to Danville; then took a position on the "DAILY JOURNAL" in La Fayette, Indiana, and then went to Rensselaer and took charge of the "GAZETTE". In 1868, he formed a copartnership with COL. J. HEALY in the publication of the "IROQUOIS PRESS"; a year later he sold his interest and purchased the Winamac "REPUBLICAN", commencing its publication in March, 1869, and succeeded in making it a most renumerative journal. In 1872, he was appointed Postmaster of Winamac; in 1880, he resigned, and was elected State Senator. He was married in 1865 to Miss MARY J. BAKER, daughter of SETH BAKER, of Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana. His life has been a busy one, and his journal is recognized as one of the most influential in Northwestern Indiana."