Jacob Keller

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Keller was born in 1810, in Eldred Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Phillip “John “ Kohler, was 34 and his mother, Susanna Hepler, was 28. He married Elizabeth Hess Keller in 1832, in Jackson Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840. He died in December 1880, in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70.

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Jacob Keller
1810–1880
Elizabeth Hess Keller
1812–1847
Marriage: 1832
Paul Keller
1833–1891
Hannah Keller
1839–1914
Elisha Hess Keller
1840–1907
Leah Keller
1842–1908
John Keller
1843–1870
Samuel York Keller
1850–1919

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    World Events (8)

    1811

    Historical Boundaries: 1811: Schuyklkill, Pennsylvania, United States

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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