Thomas Allen Keeler

29 November 1831–5 December 1874 (Age 43)
Boston, Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Allen

When Thomas Allen Keeler was born on 29 November 1831, in Boston, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Keeler, was 46 and his mother, Elisabeth Rosenberry, was 26. He married Catherine Mary Robinson about 1850. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Dodge, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Douglas Election Precinct, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1870. He died on 5 December 1874, in Elkhorn, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen Keeler
Lucinda Clark
Marriage: 8 March 1857
Edward Allen Keeler
Willis Keeler
Minerva Jane Keeler
Joseph Leonard Keeler
about 1869–1934
Elizabeth Mary Keeler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Thomas S. Keeler, born 11 July, 1838. He married, 24 May, 1856, Isiah Brown, and they have-- Twelve Children: a. Sarah E. Keeler, born 2 January, 1858. b. Emma M. Keeler, born 11 February, 1859. c. Wi …

    Sources (18)

    • Thomas Keeler in entry for Robert L Keeler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Keller, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas Keeter in entry for Robert L Keeter and Rose Pagnni, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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