Jacob Keller

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Keller was born about 1766, in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Heinrich Keller, was 36 and his mother, Adelheid “Adely” Huber, was 11764. He married Margretha Joh Kajser on 4 March 1788, in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 March 1840, in New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Yellow Church Cemetery, Manheim Center, Manheim, Herkimer, New York, United States.

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Jacob Keller
1766–1840
Margretha Joh Kajser
1772–
Marriage: 4 March 1788
Jacob Keller
1793–

Sources (9)

  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • Jacob Keller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob Keller, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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