Sarah Jane Keller

Female29 August 1840–17 November 1899

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Keller was born on 29 August 1840, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac W. Keller, was 37 and her mother, Kezia Cash, was 32. She married William Wallace Wheeler on 25 August 1860, in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Malcom, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 17 November 1899, in Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom Township, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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William Wallace Wheeler
Sarah Jane Keller
Marriage: 25 August 1860
Elizabeth Lee Ann Wheeler
Grant Elston Wheeler
Luna "Leona" Belle Wheeler
Mary Josie Wheeler
Clifton Wallace Wheeler

Sources (13)

  • Sarah Wheeler in household of Wallas W Wheeler, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Jane Keller - Published information: birth-name: Sarah Jane Keller
  • Sarah Keller in entry for Wm H Duffus and Lizzie S Wheeler, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    25 August 1860Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Poweshiek, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Poweshiek, Iowa, United States


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

    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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