Johann Peter Keckler

3 April 1795–22 December 1876 (Age 81)
Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Johann Peter

When Johann Peter Keckler was born on 3 April 1795, in Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Peter Keckler, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Oyler, was 27. He married Elizabeth Oyler in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 22 December 1876, in Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Peter Keckler
Elizabeth Oyler
Barbara Keckler
Mary Keckler
Mariane Keckler
Elisabeth Keckler
Jacob Ayler Keckler
Sarah Ann Keckler
Hannah R Keckler
Abigail Keckler
James Keckler

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Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 17

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Kechler, occupational name for a potter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kachel ‘clay pot’, ‘tile’. Later it came to denote a stove fitter who built the typical Bavarian and Austrian tile stoves.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peter Keckler, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Peter Keckler, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Peter Keckler, "United States Census, 1850"

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