Biography of Frederick A. R. Kemper
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

Frederick A. R. Kemper (deceased), formerly a prominent farmer of Mt. Vernon, Ind., was born in that town February 14, 1860, a son of Frederick and Anna (Mehl) Kemper, parents natives of Germany. Frederick, Sr., was a veteran of the Mexican war. Before the Civil war he was a farmer and saw mill man, but died during the Civil war while a soldier in Missouri. The parents of our subject had six children. Frederick, Jr., was married January 27, 1883, to Miss Bertha Haas, daughter of Anton and Nancy (Henry) Haas. Bertha Haas was born September 23, 1863, in Mt. Vernon. Her father was a native of Germany, and her mother of Posey county. Mr. and Mrs. Kemper had six sons: Earl Vernon, born February 26, 1885, a steamboat clerk, Memphis, Tenn.; Royal Haas, born August 10, 1888, postoffice clerk at Mt. Vernon, belongs to the Elks; Edmund Emil, born June 26, 1892; Raymond Lester, born July 3, 1895; Paul Frederick, born December 19, 1898; Walter Anton, born August 13, 1902. Mr. Kemper died November 15, 1910. He was a farmer all his life, and belonged to the German Methodist Episcopal church.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.


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