James Keeler

4 January 1817–18 April 1907 (Age 90)
Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Keeler was born on 4 January 1817, in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, George Albert Keeler, was 26 and his mother, Laura Thompson, was 22. He married Jane Herrett on 8 May 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1858 and lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1900, at the age of 83, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 18 April 1907, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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James Keeler
Eliza Shelton
Marriage: 3 March 1856
Samuel Avery
Eliza Bethiah Keeler
Laura Ann Keeler
James Shelton Keeler
Margaret Keeler
Alice Adell Keeler
Joel Gideon Keeler
Martha Mattie Elizabeth Keeler
Orson Olmstead Keeler
Susan Keeler
William Ernest Keeler
Audrey Cannon Keeler

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  • Marriage
    3 March 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 24
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman, bargeman’, an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship, barge, lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’.Americanized form of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .

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

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    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868 Keeler, James Birth Date: 4 Jan 1817 Death Date: 18 Apr 1907 Gender: Male Age: 38 Pioneer Information: returning missionary Company: Amasa M. Lyman Com …

    Sources (59)

    • James Keeler in entry for Hyrum Alfred Keeler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas Keeler, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James P Keeler in entry for Sophia J Hicks, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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