Johann Heinrich Keller

9 August 1795–10 September 1860 (Age 65)
Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Johann Heinrich

When Johann Heinrich Keller was born on 9 August 1795, in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Isaac Keller, was 35 and his mother, Anna Magdalena Ammann, was 26. He married Anna Elisabetha Rutishauser on 6 December 1821, in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 September 1860, in Quealy, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Johann Heinrich Keller
Anna Elisabetha Rutishauser
Marriage: 6 December 1821
Johann Conrad Keller
Johann Heinrich Keller
Anna Margaretha Keller
A. Elisabeth Keller
Johann Georg Keller
Susanna Keller
Johannes Keller

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  • Marriage
    6 December 1821Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland
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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 24
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman, cellar master’ (from 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. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, and Croatia.English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’, a derivative of Middle English calle, kelle.Irish: variant of Kelleher .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Susette and John Keller from Switzerland to Utah by Susette

    John Keller and Susette Haffter by Susette Haffter Keller, started 1857 Introduction: Just a few remarks, but sweet memories of days of extreme happiness and the knowledge of how affectionately …

    Sources (35)

    • Henry in entry for John Keller, "Utah, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860-1937"
    • Henry in entry for John Keller, "Utah, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860-1937"
    • Hs. Heinrich Keller in entry for Joh. Georg, "Switzerland Burials, 1613-1875"

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