Johann Friedrich Keller

1625–23 March 1703 (Age 78)
Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany

The Life of Johann Friedrich

When Johann Friedrich Keller was born in 1625, in Adelsheim, Mosbach, Baden, Germany, his father, Johann Seydi Keller, was 25 and his mother, Mrs. Johann Seydi Keller, was 25. He married Agness Catharina Stahl in 1655, in Adelsheim, Baden, Germany. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. In 1686, at the age of 61, his occupation is listed as weaver in Welschensteinach, Steinach, Wolfach, Baden, Germany. He died on 23 March 1703, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Johann Friedrich Keller
Agness Catharina Stahl
Marriage: 1655
Augustus Keller
Johann Friedrich Keller
Augustus Keller
Berta Susanna Keller
Agnes Catharina Keller
Georg Keller
Johann Andreas Keller
Anna Catharina Keller
Maria Catharina Keller
Philip Friederich Keller
Apollonia Keller
Apollonia Keller
Johann Aegidius Keller

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Adelsheim, Baden, Germany


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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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  • Johann Friedrich Keller, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Friedrich Keller in entry for Nicolus Keller, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Hanns Friedrich Rolle in entry for Philipp Friedrich Rolle, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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