Andrew Jacob Kiefer

6 December 1876–18 March 1964 (Age 87)
Düppenweiler, Beckingen, Merzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany

The Life of Andrew Jacob

When Andrew Jacob Kiefer was born on 6 December 1876, his father, Joannes Kiefer, was 28 and his mother, Mary Naumann, was 21. He married Elizabeth C. Downs on 1 June 1904, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 18 March 1964, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jacob Kiefer
Elizabeth C. Downs
Marriage: 1 June 1904
Edythe Ann Kiefer
Thomas John Kiefer
Andrew H Kiefer
Edward William Kiefer
Robert L Kiefer

Spouse and Children

1 June 1904
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joannes Kiefer


    Mary Naumann






    Joseph Kiefer


    Nicholas Kiefer


    Maria Kiefer


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 24

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a cooper or the overseer of a wine cellar, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kuofe ‘vat’, ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa).2 from an agent derivative of Middle High German kiffen ‘to quarrel’, hence a nickname for a bickerer.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kiefer ‘pine tree’. This word, which is first attested in the early 15th century, is a blend of kien and forhe, both meaning ‘pine’. The two elements still have a separate existence: kieboom is the Dutch term for a pine tree, while in many parts of Germany the word for the tree is Föhre.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Keefer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Andrew Keifer in entry for Edith Ann Keifer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Andrew Keifer in entry for Edith Ann Keifer, "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

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