10 May 1665–23 March 1666 Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
The Life of Johann Andreas
When Johann Andreas Keller was born on 10 May 1665, in Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany, his father, Johann Friedrich Keller, was 40 and his mother, Agness Catharina Stahl, was 25. He died on 23 March 1666, at the age of 0.
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 .