Reuben Keck

14 November 1811–after 1880 (Age 68)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Keck was born on 14 November 1811, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Mr. Keck, was 21 and his mother, Mrs Keck, was 21. He married Mary Ann Tracy about 1839. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died after 1880, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Keck
1811–1880
Mary Ann Tracy
1822–1861
Marriage: about 1839
Lavina D Keck
1841–1911
Lucy Keck
1844–
Adda Keck
1852–
Reuben Keck
1854–
Mary Keck
1857–
Benjamin Frank Keck
1860–
Laura Keck
1843–
Caroline Keck
1846–1887
Adeline Keck
1848–
Amy Emma Keck
1850–
Ellen Keck
1854–
Aleck Keck
1854–1885
Ella Clair Keck
1854–1885
Peter Keck
1855–1857
Leventia Keck
1856–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1839
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Keck

    Male1790–Male

    Mrs Keck

    Female1790–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 1

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’).2 German: nickname from Middle High German kec ‘lively’, ‘active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold’, ‘forward’, ‘fresh’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruben Keck, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Peck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben Keke, "United States Census, 1850"

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