When Rachel Kelch was born in 1797, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Leonard Kelch Sr, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Mary Davis, was 34. She married Gideon Roberts about 1818. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1850, at the age of 52.
nickname from Middle High German kelch ‘double chin, goiter’.
from another meaning of Middle High German kelch ‘glass, chalice’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a chalice maker or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a chalice.
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