William Lewis Keller

1828–
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Lewis

When William Lewis Keller was born in 1828, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Lewis Keller, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Fall, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Keller
1792–1866
Catherine Elizabeth Fall
1794–1832
George W Keller
1819–1880
Jacob Fall Keller
1830–1896
Johannes Keller
1821–
Annette Or Genetta Keller
1822–
William Lewis Keller
1823–
Mary Adaline Keller
1826–1887
John Brown Keller
1828–1901
William Lewis Keller
1828–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1792–1866Male

    Catherine Elizabeth Fall

    Female1794–1832Female

siblings

(8)

    George W Keller

    Male1819–1880Male

    Johannes Keller

    Male1821–Male

    Annette Or Genetta Keller

    Female1822–Female

    William Lewis Keller

    Male1823–Male

    Mary Adaline Keller

    Female1826–1887Female

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 16

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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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