1657–20 January 1658 (Age 1) Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany
The Life of Johann Friedrich
When Johann Friedrich Keller was born in 1657, in Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany, his father, Johann Friedrich Keller, was 32 and his mother, Agness Catharina Stahl, was 17. He died on 20 January 1658, at the age of 1.
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 .