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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Family Time Line

Johann Peter Keckler
1795–1876
Elizabeth Oyler
1799–1888
Marriage:
Barbara Keckler
1821–1899
Mary Keckler
1840–
Mariane Keckler
1824–
Elisabeth Keckler
1828–1895
Jacob Ayler Keckler
1830–1907
Sarah Ann Keckler
1832–1857
Hannah R Keckler
1835–1912
Abigail Keckler
1838–1892
James Keckler
1850–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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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