EDWARD C. KEER
Newark, New Jersey
Edward C. Keer, who was engaged in the manufacture of jewelry in Newark, N. J., for more than 15 years, died at his late home, 53 Crawford St., in that city last week. The deceased was 59 years old, was a veteran of the Civil War and was highly respected in business and private life. He is a Prussian by birth, but came to this country when a small boy.
Mr. Keer learned the jewelry manufacturing business with T. W. Adams & Co. and in 1884 began business for himself under the firm name of E. C. Keer & Co. The firm was succeeded a year later by Keer & Keitlinger, which dissolved March 15, 1887. Mr. Keer then formed a partnership with Jabez Feary and the concern again became known as E. C. Keer & Co. The next year the concern was changed to Keer & Briggs, two years later was changed to Keer, Stein & Klein, and in 1892, Stein & Klein withdrew, and Mr. Keer formed a new partnership with J. E. Kingsland, under the style of Keer & Kingsland. The latter retired in February, 1897, Chas. F. Robinson purchased his interest and the firm became known as Keer & Robinson. In 1898 Mr. Robinson withdrew from the firm and Keer continued alone until about two years ago, when he retired from active business life.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 11th February 1903