Sabina Keller

6 November 1768–
Ermatingen, Thurgau, Switzerland

The Life of Sabina

When Sabina Keller was christened on 6 November 1768, in Ermatingen, Thurgau, Switzerland, her father, Hans Conrad Keller, was 28 and her mother, Elisabeth Rickenbach, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Hans Conrad Keller
1740–
Elisabeth Rickenbach
1740–1808
Hans Jacob Keller
1764–1859
Heinrich Keller
1765–
Sabina Keller
1768–
Elisabeth Keller
1770–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Hans Jacob Keller

    Male1764–1859Male

    Heinrich Keller

    Male1765–Male

    Female1768–Female

    Female1770–Female

World Events (3)

1798

Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
1800

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
1803

"Civil war brings Helvetic Republic to an end. French emperor Napoleon enforces a constitution negotiated under his ""mediation""."

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (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. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sabina Keller, "Switzerland Baptisms, 1491-1940"

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