Elisabeth Keller

1739–28 July 1816 (Age 77)
Madiswil, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Keller was born in 1739, in Madiswil, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Nicklaus Keller, was 34 and her mother, Magdalena Stucki, was 32. She married Joseph Guedel on 9 December 1773, in Madiswil, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 28 July 1816, at the age of 77.

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Joseph Guedel
Elisabeth Keller
Marriage: 9 December 1773
Elisabeth Guedel
Catharina Guedel
Anna Maria Guedel
Joseph Guedel

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World Events (3)

Age 59
Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
Age 61
Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
Age 64
"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (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. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Christening & Death of Elisabeth Guedel, 1774-1824. Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-GXVG-7?cc=1640373&wc=M59F-PTL%3A125783201%2C130115001%2C125782803%2C130122701
  • Christening of Joseph Guedel, 1783. Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-P293-JQ?cc=1640373&wc=M59G-2NL%3A125783201%2C130115001%2C125782803%2C130126301
  • Christening & Death of Anna Maria Guedel, 1777-1778. Switzerland, Church Records, 1277-1992; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-GXVF-V?cc=1640373&wc=M59F-PTL%3A125783201%2C130115001%2C125782803%2C130122701

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