William Henry Keller with his parents, 1909
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This picture was taken in 1909 on the steamship "SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie". William Henry Keller, age 10, is shown with his parents, Justus Wilhelm Keller and Ida Davis Keller. They were leaving for Germany to visit his father's relatives in Darmstadt for the summer. Young William spent the summer with his cousin, Ludwig Riemenschneider. Both would later serve in the army during World War I - William as a Corporal in the
150th (Indiana) Field Artillery of the Rainbow Division and Ludwig, seen in the photo below, in the German Army.