John Keiling was born in Maryland on November 28, 1880, the son of German immigrant Christian Keiling (1837-1924) and Rose/Rosa Cutter Keiling (1845-1927.) John was the seventh of their nine children. He married Isabella Dudley and soon started a family of his own. In 1910, John, a coal miner, and Isabella were living on Welsh
In the movie “The Ten Commandments”, the misty plague of death crept under doorways and through windows of every house not marked by lamb’s blood. In the first half of the 20th century, this deadly mist seeped into coal-mining homes from Barrellville to Westernport, suffocating those who served as husbands, fathers, and sons. Noah M.