John Wesley Keele

2 January 1842–5 July 1906 (Age 64)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Wesley

When John Wesley Keele was born on 2 January 1842, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Keele Sr., was 19 and his mother, Minerva Dixon, was 15. He married Amelia Zundel on 18 November 1861, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 5 July 1906, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Wesley Keele
Amelia Zundel
Marriage: 18 November 1861
Amelia Jane Keele
Fanny Christina Keele
John Alexander Keele
Julia Ann Keele
Minerva Ellen Keele
Etta M Keele
Charles Henry Keele
Edward Keele
Mary Ida Keele
Lillie Ann Keele
Ella M Keele
Lucy Malinda Keele
Emma Loretta Keele
Susan Viola Keele
William Francis Keele

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1861Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Keel .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History by his son, Donald

    My father, William Francis Keele was born in Payson, Utah County, Utah on 4 Nov. 1888. He was a son of John Wesley Keele and Amelia Zundel. His father was born in Greene County, Illinois and came to …

    Sources (45)

    • Jno Keel in household of B F Stewart, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Family Data Collection - Marriages Provo, UT, USA:
    • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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