William H. Keating, 1831. – Brother of John Keating, Jr. (1820), was a Professor of Mining and Chemistry. He was one of the originators of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, a founder of the Franklin Institute and a man of great scientific attainments. He married a daughter of J. Eric Bollmann and granddaughter of Colonel John Nixon.
Source: Campbell, John Hugh, History of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland, published in 1892 by The Hibernian Society, Philadelphia, p. 441. Available via books.google.com.
Also see the notebooks of WilliamÂ Hypolitus Keating on the American Philosophical Society.
Also see William’s father, John Keating, on this site.