Johannes Keller

Male2 September 1833–6 May 1882

Brief Life History of Johannes

When Johannes Keller was born on 2 September 1833, in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland, his father, Johann Heinrich Keller, was 38 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha Rutishauser, was 38. He married Susanna Hafter on 11 May 1858, in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 6 May 1882, in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Keller
Catherine Enz
Marriage: 18 October 1861
Ada Keller
Alma Keller

Sources (38)

  • John Keller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Johannes Keller, "Switzerland, Marriages, 1532-1910  "
  • Johannes Keller, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1861Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 10

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 15

    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Hans Jakob Enz's and Anna Elizabetha Wegman's love story

    Note by Kathy Barrick: I found a booklet in the St George, Utah Family History Center about Hans Jakob Enz and Elizabeth Wegman. It had 2 stories under one cover. The first story was introd …

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