Zada Jane Keelin

1839–7 February 1915 (Age 76)
Saline, Illinois, United States

The Life of Zada Jane

When Zada Jane Keelin was born in 1839, in Saline, Illinois, United States, her father, Spencer Keeling, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Cook, was 24. She married Peter Finas Ewing Moser on 11 July 1858, in Saline, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Saline, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Galatia, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 7 February 1915, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Brushy Township, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Finas Ewing Moser
Zada Jane Keelin
Marriage: 11 July 1858
Margaret A Mosier
George A Moser
James F. Moser
J. W. Mosier
Thomas Samuel Moser
T. S. Mosier
Peter E. Moser
Charles H. Moser
Clarence Moser
Silas Edmond Mosier
Enos Moser

Spouse and Children

11 July 1858
Saline, Illinois, United States


    Margaret A Mosier


    J. W. Mosier


    Thomas Samuel Moser


    T. S. Mosier


    George A Moser


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Alexander Keelin



    Louisa M. Keelin


    Reatha Ann Keelin


    George William Keelin


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 0

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 22

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Variant of Irish or English Keeling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zada J Mosier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zada J Moser in household of Peter F E Moser, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alyada J Mosier in household of P F E Mosier, "United States Census, 1860"

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