Johann Friedrich Keller

Brief Life History of Johann Friedrich

When Johann Friedrich Keller was born on 25 November 1864, in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Adam Keller, was 43 and his mother, Anna Margaretha Keller, was 39. He married Anna Katharina Looser on 21 May 1889, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 January 1902, at the age of 37, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Friedrich Keller
1864–1902
Anna Katharina Looser
1849–1939
Marriage: 21 May 1889
Henry Earnest Keller
1890–1953

Sources (18)

  • Frederick Keller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Frederick Keller, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Joh Friedrich Keller, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

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World Events (8)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman, cellar master’ (from Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber, pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, and Croatia.

English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’, a derivative of Middle English calle, kelle.

Irish: variant of Kelleher .

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

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