The Families of Adam Keith

Manufacturers, Merchants, and Artisans


Hotel owner and railroad station agent


Amos Demming [1826-1890]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Balthasar Keith2>Peter Keith3>Elizabeth [Keith] m. [Joseph] Shirley4>Peter Shirley5>Emily [Shirley] m. [Amos] Deming6

History of Cedar County Iowa 1878


Deming, Amos, proprietor hotel, Massillon; was born in Canada October 2, 1826; lived there about one year; his parents then moved to Niagara County, New York; lived there until 1837, and then removed to Michigan, where he remained until 1863, and then came to this county; has been engaged in the hotel business here twelve years,    Is Postmaster, was Justice of the Peace one term, and was Station Agent about five years.  He married Miss Mary Cameron January 28, 1865, a native of Canada; she died January 29, 1866.  He married again, to Emily Shirley, October 16, 1867; no family by the first marriage; one son and one daughter, by second marriage--Alice M. and William.