Joel Keck

Brief Life History of Joel

When Joel Keck was born on 9 July 1804, in Salisbury Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Andreas "Andrew" Keck Sr., was 25 and his mother, Magdalena Kline, was 25. He married Susanna Hotel about 1845, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 23 November 1879, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salisbury Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joel Keck
Susanna Hotel
Marriage: about 1845

Sources (13)

  • Joel Keck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joel Keck, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Joel Keck, "Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950"

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Historical Boundaries 1812: Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): nickname from the Middle English reflex of the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’) or Kekkja.

English (Gloucestershire): nickname, possibly from keck, backformed from kex, used through much of southern England as the name of a range of umbelliferous plants having a hollow stalk when dried, for instance cow parsley, cow parsnip, and hemlock, as well as teasel (with parallels in Scandinavia).

German: nickname from Middle High German kēc ‘lively, active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold, forward, fresh’.

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

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