William Keetch

Brief Life History of William

When William Keetch was born on 6 March 1848, in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Kempton Keetch, was 36 and his mother, Ann Greenwood, was 36. He died on 11 October 1856, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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William Kempton Keetch
Ann Greenwood
Charles Greenwood Keetch
Alfred Greenwood Keetch
Elizabeth Keetch
Emma Keetch
Mary Keetch
Martha Mae Keetch
William Keetch
Nephi Keetch
Joseph Hyrum Keetch
Alma Keetch
Ann Maria Keetch

Sources (15)

  • William Kertch in household of William Kertch, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Keetch, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Keetch, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (2)


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Somerset): variant of Keech .

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

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LIFE HISTORY OF CHARLES GREENWOOD KEETCH (1837-1895) by Zelda Keetch Woorsten Zelda Keetch Woorsten was a daughter of Charles Greenwood Keetch's second son, Heber C. Keetch. It was completed in 1963 and read to the group assembled for the Keetch re...

Charles Greenwood Keetch was born at Kempston, Bedfordshire, England 2 July 1837. He was the eldest son of William and Ann Greenwood Keetch, who were the parents of eleven children, six of them grew …

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