Emma Keiter

Full name

Emma Jane Piper Keiter

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Seminary period alum


Canton, IL
Grundy Center, IA

Emma Keiter, née Emma Piper, was a student at Shimer College during the Seminary period, graduating in 1871. She was born in Canton, Illinois.[1]

On October 4, 1876, she married fellow alum Charles I. Keiter,[2] who had studied at the Seminary in the early 1860s. Their children included Lida May, George, and Frank M. Keiter.[3][4]

Shimer connectionsEdit


  • in Frances Shimer Record, April 1930:
    Friends at the school learned with regret of the death of Mrs. Emma Piper Keiter '71, at her home in Grundy Center, Iowa on January 2, 1930. Mrs Keiter's last visit to the school was in 1921 when she returned with members of her class to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.


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