Johann Franz Kettering

22 October 1746–15 July 1819 (Age 72)
Scharrhof, Gerhardsbrunn, Homburg, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Johann Franz

When Johann Franz Kettering was born on 22 October 1746, in Scharrhof, Gerhardsbrunn, Homburg, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Christophal Kettenring, was 31 and his mother, Anna Maria Susannah Gose, was 21. He married Barbara Houch about 1771, in Scharhof, Sandhofen, Mannheim, Baden, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 July 1819, in Shackle Island, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Johann Franz Kettering
Barbara Houch
Marriage: about 1771
Philip Kettering
Mary Kettering
Susan Kettering Van Catron
Peter Kettering
Caty Ketring
Christopher Columbus Catron
Elizabeth Kettering
Christopher Columbus Kettering

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about 1771
Scharhof, Sandhofen, Mannheim, Baden, Germany


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World Events (6)


Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 40

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

1 English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Cateringe, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Cytra + -ingas, a suffix denoting ‘family or followers of’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Ketterling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johann Frantz Kettering, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Francis Catron Ketring, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Johann Franz Kettenring, "Find A Grave Index"

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