When Johannes (Hans) Jakob Keller was born in 1931, in Veltheim, Aargau, Switzerland, his father, Johannes (Hans) Keller, was 31 and his mother, Lina Thut, was 28. He died in 2009, in Wildegg, Möriken-Wildegg, Aargau, Switzerland, at the age of 78.
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Women granted right to vote in federal elections.
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 .