Alfred K Keller

22 May 1827–24 October 1914 (Age 87)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alfred K

When Alfred K Keller was born on 22 May 1827, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Henry Keller, was 52 and his mother, Eleanor Rebecca Carter, was 33. He married Malinda Stevens on 12 December 1851, in Owen, Indiana, United States. He lived in Woodland Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Woodland, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 24 October 1914, in Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Woodland, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Alfred K Keller
Sarah Elizabeth Coffman
Marriage: 23 September 1852
Emily Jane Keller
Sarah Ann Keller
Thomas Keller
Izora Keller
Joseph S Kellar
Orien Keller
Lydia Margaret Keller
Myrtle Keller

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23 September 1852
Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 24

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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 (3)

  • Alfred Keller, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Alfred K Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alford Keller, "United States Census, 1870"

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