Valentinus Keller

Brief Life History of Valentinus

When Valentinus Keller was born in 1772, his father, Joannis Georgy Keller, was 40 and his mother, Barbara Greber, was 33. He died before 1826, in Wintzenbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

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Valentinus Keller
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Sources (2)

  • Valentinius Keller, "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912"
  • Valentinus Keller, "France, Bas-Rhin, Parish and Civil Registration, 1525-1912"

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World Events (7)

1778 · Treaty of Alliance with American Colonies

After the battle of Saratoga France realized that America might be worth backing. They formed an alliance with the colonies and sent naval fleets to help with the war.

1783 · Treaty of Paris is Signed 

While Benjamin Franklin was the ambassador to France he negotiated with the French during the war to keep them on the American side. At the same time the Treaty of Paris was established.


Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

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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