Johann Peter Keckler

Male3 April 1795–22 December 1876

Brief Life History 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 31 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
about 1840–
Mariane Keckler
Elisabeth Keckler
Jacob Ayler Keckler
Sarah Ann Keckler
Hannah R Keckler
Abigail Keckler
James Keckler

Sources (21)

  • Johann Peter Kekler, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Peter Keckler, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Peter Keckler, "United States Census, 1830"

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 form of German Kechler, an 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.

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