Verena Keller

Female16 August 1830–27 December 1908

Brief Life History of Verena

When Verena Keller was born on 16 August 1830, in Hemberg, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, her father, Josua Keller, was 41 and her mother, Verena Lieberherr, was 34. She married Johann Jacob Mettler on 16 November 1852, in St. Peterzell, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. She died on 27 December 1908, in Turbenthal, Zürich, Switzerland, at the age of 78.

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Johann Georg Fischbacher
Verena Keller
Marriage: 16 October 1855
Josef Fischbacher
Josua Fischbacher
Abraham Fischbacher
Verena Fischbacher
Maria Fischbacher
Dorothe Fischbacher
Johann Georg Fischbacher
Miss Fischbacher
Abraham Fischbacher
Dorothe Fischbacher

Sources (25)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Verena Keller - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Verna Keller
  • Verena Keller in entry for Abraham Fischbacher, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Verena Keller in entry for Jakob Mettler, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1855Hemberg, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 18

    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.


    Age 33

    Jean Henru Dunant founded the Red Cross in Geneva.

    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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