John Stephan Kaelin

11 May 1871–16 December 1924 (Age 53)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Stephan

When John Stephan Kaelin was born on 11 May 1871, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Meinrad Stephan Kaelin, was 32 and his mother, Maria Anna Aloisia Kaelin, was 21. He married Helena Pfeiffer in 1895, in Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 16 December 1924, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stephan Kaelin
Helena Pfeiffer
Marriage: 1895
Evelyn Theresa Kaelin
Edward Steven Kaelin
Elizabeth Pruett Kaelin
Helen Marie Kaelin

Spouse and Children

Jeffersonville, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Meinrad Stephan Kaelin


    Maria Anna Aloisia Kaelin




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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 11

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 

Age 15

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

South German (also Kälin): of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname from Swiss German chäli ‘weak old man with an unsteady gait’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stephen Kaelen in household of Stephn Kaelen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John S Kaelin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Kaelin, "United States Census, 1910"

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