John Keller

Brief Life History of John

When John Keller was born in 1811, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Keller Sr., was 42 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Rinker, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Keller Sr.
1769–1860
Mary Magdalena Rinker
1773–1844
Catherine Keller
1792–1840
Mary Keller ( Kelley)
1798–
Peggy Keller
1801–
Rebecca Keller
1807–
Jacob George Keller Jr
1809–1880
Elizabeth Keller
1815–
Mary Keller
1816–
George G Keller
1818–
Sarah Keller
Maria Keller
1794–1838
Elizabeth Keller
1794–1844
Magdaline Keller
1795–
Christina Keller
1798–1867
Jacob Riley Keller
1799–1870
Elizabeth Keller
1800–
William Keller
1802–
Samuel Keller
1805–
Henry Keller
1806–1864
Sarah Keller
1808–1850
John Keller
1811–
George G Keller
1812–1891
John Keller
1813–
Phillip Stop Keller
1815–1869
Henry Keller
1821–1879
Lee Hale Keller
1821–1893

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    Name Meaning

    German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman, cellar master’ (from Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber, pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, and Croatia.

    English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’, a derivative of Middle English calle, kelle.

    Irish: variant of Kelleher .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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