Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Carl Andrew Keller 1750-1803

7th Great Paternal Grandfather of Heather

Carl Andrew Keller
Son of Johan Peter & Anna Maria Keller
Born July 14,1750, in Germany (or switzerland?)
Died February 21, 1803, at Lancaster, PA
Barbara Judith Bigler
Daughter of
Born  August 9, 1755 in Lancaster Pa
Died August 15, 1831, at Lancaster, PA

(Nine Children, as listed in his will)
John Peter Keller 1776–1859 1st Catharine Schaeffer; 2nd Mrs. Rachel Cochran.
John Keller 1781–1816 m. Susanna Nye
Andrew Keller 1783– m. Stahl
Johan Adam Keller 1784–1863 m. Harriet Trissler,  Elizabeth Schaeffer.
Jacob Keller 1786– m. 2nd Catherine Heisley
Sophia Keller 1788– 1st David Kauffman; 2nd Samuel Kling
Michael Keller 1790–1861 m.  Margaret Schaeffer
Rev,. Benjamin Keller 1793–1864 1st Eliza Craver Schaeffer; 2nd, Maria

Carl Andrew Keller was born
Born in Germany

Carl Andrew Keller
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014

Source : Biographical annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 

1760 - Came to America
with his father

1774 - Carl Andrew Keeler Married Judith Barbara Bigler
Name: Andrew Keeler
Event: Marriage
Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1774
Marriage Place: Lancaster Co., PA
Church: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster Co., PA
Role: Groom
Remark: License.
Household Members:
Name Role
Andrew Keeler Groom

Juda Barbara Kiebein Bride

Source Information
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: Extracted from microfilmed transcriptions of the original church records. The microfilmed records are located at the Family History Library.

1790 Census
Andrew Keller
[Andrew Kellers] 
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Lancaster Borough, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 6
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females: 3

Number of Household Members: 11

1799 - Andrew Wrote His Will

1800 Census
Name: Andrews Kuhler
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3

Number of Household Members: 8

1808 - Land Deed
Estate Land Deed


Name: Carl Andrew Keller
Relationship: Father
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Johann Adam Keller Head
Charles B. Keller Child
Carl Andrew Keller Father
Barbara Judith Bigler Mother
Harried Trissler Spouse

Name Range : Keefer, Dewalt - Keylor, Milton
Source InformationAncestry.com. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Genealogical Card File. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

John Peter Keller DDS John Peter Keller was born February 20 1831 at Harrisburg Pa, He was the son of John Peter Keller February 25 1808 to December 13 1837, who was son of John Peter Keller September 28 1776 to October 1 1859 who was son of Carl Andrew Keller July 14 1750 in Switzerland to February 21 1805 at Lancaster Pa, who was son of Johann Peter Keller died January 6 1782 at Lancaster Pa who emigrated to America in 1735 from Zurich Switzerland and settled in Lancaster county Pennsylvania His mother was Lydia Kunkel November 9 18 11 at Harrisburg Pa to February 10 1866 at Harrisburg Pa who was daughter of Christian Kunkel July 10 1757 in the Palatinate Germany to September 8 1823 at Harrisburg Pa and wife Anna Maria Elizabeth Welshofer or Welshoever December 1 1773 York county Pa to July 24 1862 Harrisburg Pa Christian Kunkel was son of John Christian Kunkel who came to America from the Palatinate of Germany September 23 1766 and settled in York county Pennsylvania John Peter Keller his grandfather son of Carl Andrew Keller and wife Judith Barbara Bigler moved to Harrisburg Pa in 1796 where he began business as a brass founder and rope maker later dealing in general merchandise in all of which he was successful He was a member of the Borough Council from 18 10 to 1824 and was prominent in all the public affairs of his day taking part in various early enterprises such as the Harrisburg Bridge Company and the Harrisburg and Middletown Turnpike Company He was the last surviving member of the original Board of Directors of the Harrisburg Bank He was a man of thrift industry and indomitable energy upright honored and respected by his fellow citizens decided and influential as a Christian being one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in Harrisburg His first wife was Catharine Schaeffer daughter of Rev Frederick Schaeffer DD of Lancaster Pa He had thirteen children Christian Kunkel his maternal grandfather was reared to mercantile pursuits During the Revolutionary War 1777 he was in active service with the militia Col Slagles battalion around Philadelphia He also was one of the prime movers in the organization of the first Lutheran Church in Harrisburg He was Burgess of the borough in 1796 and frequently a member of Council elected in 1809 a director of the Bank of Philadelphia at Harrisburg and in the same year appointed by Governor Snyder one of the commissioners for the erection of a bridge over the Susquehanna river He had thirteen children Dr Keller's education was in the public schools of Harrisburg and at the Harrisburg Academy Upon its completion he spent several years as clerk in his uncle's store at Shippensburg Pa In 1849 ne chose dental surgery as his profession and studied under the direction of the late Dr JC Stock with whom he practiced until the death of the latter when he succeeded his preceptor and eventually became the leading dental practitioner of the city He retired in 1875 and lived quietly until the day of his death which occurred during the night of December 23 1907 He was married June 20 1861 to Emeline Croll daughter of John and Eliza Lauman Croll of Middle town Pa He is survived by his wife his brother Christian K Keller and the following children John Peter Jr Croll CK Jr Dr William L and Miss Helen Keller Dr Keller was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church all his life serving in its vestry in all the positions of trust and responsibility He was frequently elected a lay delegate to represent the church in the East Pennsylvania Synod and also a delegate to the General Synod of the United States held at Allegheny Pennsylvania He served several terms on the board of directors of the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and for years was a member of the board of directors of the Lutheran Observer serving as such at the time of his death Since the inception of the Dauphin County Historical Society he was always an active and interested member serving for many years as Chairman of the Executive Committee Upon the death of the Hon JW Simonton he was elected as its President serving as such continuously until his own decease In January 1895 he was elected to membership in the Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution He was the last surviving charter member of the Young Men's Christian Association of Harrisburg Pa and in its early history filled all the offices save that of president He became a member of the Pennsylvania German Society on January 13 1892 and served as its Vice president in 1 901 - HMMR 
Proceedings and Addresses, Volume 17
The Society., 1908 - German-Americans

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