Ann Elizabeth Kurtz
The Keller's Of Lancaster
Book Title: Pennsylvania Genealogies : Index of Surnames
Title : Pennsylvania Genealogies : Index of Surnames
Source Information: Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Bios: Johann Peter Keller descendants: Lancaster/Dauphin Cos, PA 1. Johann Peter Keller a native of Germany, emigrated to America prior to 1760, and settled in Lancaster county, PA., where he died; his wife Anna Maria, b. Germany, died in the town of Lancaster on the 6th of January, 1782. They had two children born in Germany; (2.) i. Carl Andrew, b. July 14, 1750; m. Barbra Judith Bigler. ii. Johann Adam; nothing further is known of him. 2. Carl Andrew Keller, (Johann Peter ) b. July 14,1750, in Germany; d. February 21, 1803, at Lancaster, PA; m. April, 1774, at Lancaster, Barbra Judith Bigler, b. August 9, 1755; d. August 15, 1831, at Lancaster, PA. They had issue: (3.) i. John Peter, b.September 28, 1776; m., first, Catharine Schaeffer; secondly Mrs. Rachel Cochran. (4.) ii. Adam, b. December 7, 1784; m. Elizabeth Schaeffer. (5.) iii. John, m. Susanna Nye (6.) iv. Andrew m. _____Stahl. (7.) v. Jacob, m. First (unknown name), second; Catharine Heisley. (8.) vi. Sophia, m. First, David Kauffman; second, Samuel Kling. (9.) vii. Anna Maria, m. William Kurtz. (10.)viii. Rev. Benjamin, m. First Eliza Craver Schaeffer; secondly, Maria Stroup. ix. Jeremiah, d.s.p. (11.) x. Michael, b. June 17, 1790; m. First Margaret Schaeffer; second; Barbara Margaret Schaeffer. 3. John Peter Keller, (Carl Andrew,Johann Peter), b. September 28,1776, in Lancaster, PA.; d. October 1, 1850, at Harrisburg, PA; learned the trade of a Brass founder, located at Harrisburg in 1796. In 1801 he established himself in business as brass-founder and rope maker, which proved successful, and afterwards in general merchandising. He was a member of the borough council almost continuously from 1810-1824, and was quite prominent and influential in the public affairs of his day. He was identified with with nearly all the early enterprises of the town, such as the Harrisburg Bridge Company, Harrisburg and Middletown Turnpike Company, and at his death was the last survivor of the original board of directors of the Harrisburg Bank. He was a gentleman of thrift, industry, and indomitable energy, upright, honest, and as decided and influential as a Christian, being one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in Harrisburg. He was twice married; first Catherine Schaeffer, b. November 6, 1774; d. October 1, 1859, at Harrisburg. They had issue; i. Frederick, b. February, 1796; d. 1797 ii. George, b. 1798;D. 1800 iii. Rev. Emanuel, b. September 30, 1801; d. April 11, 1837 at Mechanicsburg, PA; buried in Trindle Spring Church Graveyard; he was educated in the schools and Academy of Harrisburg, and pursued his classical studies under the direction of of his Uncle, the Rev. Benjamin Keller. He subsequently entered Dickinson College, where he remained two years, when he began the study of theology with the Rev. Dr. Lochman, of Harrisburg. In 1826 he was licensed by the Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvannia, and the same year began his ministerial labors at Manchester, MD. Thence he removed to Mechanicsburg, PA. Where he continued in the pastorate until a short period before his death, his enfeebled health obliging him to resign his charge. The Rev. Mr. Keller married, April 4, 1825, Sabina Selzer and had Ann Victoria, and other children. iv. Eliza,b. June 12, 1803; m. James Boyd. (12.) v. Maria, b. February 17, 1805; Lewis Plitt. vi. Catharibne, b. November 4, 1806;d. November 15,1836; m. James Gilliard; had issue; John Peter Gilliard. (13.)vii. John Peter, b. February 25, 1808; m. Lydia Kunkel. viii. Sophia, b. May 20, 1810; d. August 24 1840, at Harrisburg; m. Thomas Montgomery. ix. William C., b. January 24, 1812, at Harrisburg; m Camilla Lochman, and had Charles, d.s.p., and Annie, m. N.R. Miller, d. November 27,1892. x. Frederick George, b.September 14, 1814; d. At the age of sixteen years, having become blind. xi. Benjamin b.April 6, 1816, d.s.p. xii. Peter Charles, b. April 16, 1817, at Harrisburg; d. December 30, 1875, at Quincy, Ill.; engaged in life in the mercantile business at Harrisburg, PA., subsequently removing to Philadelphia, where he remained until 1874; at that time he went west and located in Quincy Ill., where he became quite prominent, enjoying the confidence and respect of the people of that city; m. Eliza Wells; and had : Elvey, m. Robert Lockwood, Levi, and Lemuel. xiii. Charles Andrew, b. July 26, 1819; d. October 21, 1871, at Harrisburg; m. First Matilda Calder; and had, William C. who m. ____ Patterson and had Olie; Charles Andrew secondly married Rachel Compton; and had Charles C. M. who married and had a Charles. 3. Mr.John Peter Keller married, secondly Rachel Cochran, widow of William Cochran, formerly sheriff of Dauphin county, who survived him thirteen years. 4. Adam Keller, (Carl-Andrew-Johann Peter), b. December 7, 1784, at Lancaster, PA.; d. January 30, 1863; m. Elizabeth Schaeffer, b. June 15, 1786; d. January 30, 1854; she was the cousin of John Peter Kellers wife. They had issue: i. Barbara, m. William Frick; and had; Rev. William Keller, m. Louisa Klump, who had William, Lillian, Norman, and Raymond. (14). ii. Johna Andrew, m. Herriet Tressler. iii. Adam, d. October 6, 1813. iv. Benjamin, d. At the age of nineteen years. v. Emanuel, m. Harriet Sharpe; and had Julia, John, and Mary. vi. Elizabeth,d.s.p. vii. Sophia, m.Frederick William Bates; and had issue; William Adama, Anna Maria, Edward Keller, Elizabeth Caroline, d.s.p., James Frederick, Louisa Catharine, and Emily Sophia, d.s.p. viii. Anna Maria. ix. Adam Schaeffer, m. First Mary ; m., secondly, Mary Elizabeth Snyder; and had issue; Adam & Elizabeth; both deceased. x. Louisa, d.s.p. xi. Margaretta, m. William E. Heinitish; and had issue; Sigmund William, Charles Luther,d.,Lizzie Keller, d., Walter Aguatua, William Edward, d. Margie Keller, John Frederick, and Louisa Keller, d. xii. Louisa, d. Unm. xiii. Samuel,d.s.p. 5. John Keller (Carl-Andrew, Johann Peter). B. In Lancaster, PA.; d. At Harrisburg in 1816; m. Susanna Nye, b. March 6, 1777; d. February 7, 1855, at Easton, PA., daughter of Johannes and Maria Magdelena Nye, of Lancaster. They had issue: i. Henry, d. At Easton, PA.; had five children. ii. Andrew, d. At Easton, PA. iii. Barbara Ann, b. 1807, Reading; m. Charles A. Snyder; and had seven children. iv. John, b. At Reading; drowned at Harrisburg. v. Susan, b. At Harrisburg; d. At Easton, m. Abel. 6. Andrew Keller, (Carl-Andrew, Johann Peter).b. in Lancaster, PA. Where he died; m. Stahl. They had issue: i. George, m. Catharine Strine; and had Mary, m. Mr. Fordney; Andrew, d.s.p., Adam, d.s.p., George, m. Miss Vondersmith; had Kate, m. Herry Diller. ii. Maria, m. Charles Demuth; and had; Annie, m. Peter Regenaus, Josephine, m. William E. Kreider; Emma, m. Dr. William Tabaret, Caorline, d.s.p., Amelia, m. Oliver Sturges, Maria, m. Albert Zahm; and William, d. Unm. 7.Jacob Keller, (Carl-Andrew, Johann Peter).b. in Lancaster, PA.; d. At Frederick, MD.; was twice married-by first wife he had; i. Sophia, m. Rev. Harper ii. Elizabeth, m. Rev, James Harkley. Jacob Keller secondly married Catharine Heisley, b. April, 22, 1797; d. At Frederick, MD; daughter of Frederick Heisley and Catharine Julian Hoff. They had; i. Charles, m. Miss Hunt. ii. Frederick. iii. Benjamin iv. Caroline, m. Henry Handshue. v. Jacob. vi. Muhlenburg. 8. Sophia Keller, (Carl-Andrew, Johann Peter).b. in Lancaster, PA.; was twice married; first to David Kauffman. They had issue; i. Rosanna, m. Samuel Brumbaugh. Had issue: a. Wihlemina, m. Spencer Barrett. b. Mary, m. John Thomas, had issue: Elvin and William. c. Samuel. d. Emma, m. George J. Bolton and had issue: Jennie-E., Roas, George J., Monroe K., and Emma Gertrude. ii. William, m. Ann McClone; had William. iii. David. iv. Benjamin, m. Had nine children. v. Sophia, d.s.p. Sophia married, secondly, Samuel Kling. They had issue; vi. Susanna B. m. John D. Miller; and had issue: a. Samuel Carroll, m. Henrietta Zahm Killough. b. Eugene Jasper, m. Nellie Schram. C. Ella Frances, m. George Allbright. vii. Eliza K., resides at Harrisburg, PA. M. Joseph Jackson, d. October 18, 1858. viii. Mary, m. William Halfman had; George, Frank and seven others. ix. Henrietta, m. William M. Buchanan, had; John Chambers, Martha Weir, Anna Eliza, Augusta, David. x. Lydia, d.s.p. xi. Louisa, m. Jesse I. Kays; ha na Maria Keller, (Carl Andrew, Johann Peter). B. In Lancaster, PA.; m. William Kurtz. They had issue (and several died in in infancy): i. William,m. Ellen McCue and had: Mary ann, Margaretta and three sons. ii. George, m. Mary Vandivender. iii. Goehring, m. Sarah Bowman. iv. Anthony, m.first Susan Kauffman-no children, Secondly Miss Holzworth had; Wesly, m. Ann Baunn, Martin Anthony, Frank, m. Miss Hubley, Susan, Annie, Keller, and a son who died at Pittsburgh. v. Israel, m. Caroline Oswald. vi. Rev. Michael was twice married and had Sarah Ann,Emma d.s.p., Thomas, William, M-Olin, Alexander, and Edwin, d.s.p. vii. Harriet, m. Andrew Porter and had: Mary, Charles, Nellie and Scott. viii. Sarah, m. Simon Young had; Emma, Eliza, Mary, Henrietta, Sarah, William and Baker. ix. Sophia, m. Seibert; and had issue; Edward William, John, Emma, Ann, Mary. x. Maria, m. First, Mr. Mansfeild; secondly Mr. Rossiter and had issue. 10. Rev. Benjamin Keller, D.D. (Carl Andrew, Johann Peter), was twice married; m, first, Catharine Eliza (Craver) Schaeffer. Widow of Frederick Schaeffer, D.D. They had issue; i. Mary Ann Barbara, d.s.p. ii. Rev. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, b. April 28, 1819 at Carlisle, PA.; d. March 18,1864, in Reading, PA. Educated at Pennsylvannia College, Gettysburg, from which he graduated in 1838; studied theology, and licensed to preach in 1840; founded St. James Lutheran Church at Reading, serving it until his death; during the war for the Union he was in service; m. In 1848, Susan Hunter and had issue: Charles H, and Sarah. (15.)iii. Anna Cecelia, m. Herman Haupt. iv. Mary Elizabeth, m. Charles C. Norton; and had issue William Benjamin d.s.p., Anna Cecelia, m. John Henry Hensel; Mr. Norton had by a former wife, Charles d., m. Maggie S. Brown, and had Mary Ada. v. Frederick Emanuel, d.s.p. (16.) vi. Louisa Caroline, m. Lewis Haupt. vii. Peter Paul, (twin), b. October 25, 1830; d. April 29, 1880; m. September, 1857 Emma Hassal and had: Joseph Henry, Pierre Paul and Paul Hassal. viii. Paul Peter; (twin), b. October 25, 1830; m. May 15, 1855, Cornelia M. Morris, of Philadelphia; and had Jane Morris, d.s.p. ix. Catharine Elizabeth, n. Henry W. Knauff; had issue Sarah Emily and Muhlenberg Keller. Rev. Benjamin Keller, D.D. married secondly, Maria Stroup with no issue. 11. Michael Keller (Carl Andrew, Johann Peter) b. June 24, 1790 in Lancaster PA, d. August 21 1861, in Washington DC; was twice married; first Margaret Schaeffer, who was the sister of John Peter Kelleršs wife. They had issue; i. Rosannah, b. June 8, 1812; d. August 29, 1848; m. William P. Hays. (17.) ii. Harriet, b. September 9, 1814; m. Samuel D. Finckle. iii. George F., b. December 11, 1814 d. May 16, 1855, and had Michael, d.s.p., Ann, d.s.p., Samuel, John and Anna. iv. Caroline, b. December 29,1818, m. Samuel Berlin; and had issue; Emma. v. Mary Ann, d.s.p. Michael Keller married secondly, Barbra Margaret Schaeffer and they had issue; vi. Luther, d.s.p. vii. Louisa, d.s.p. viii. Margaret, b. October 20, 1827; m. Noble D. Larner; and had issue; Harry, John, Charles, and Philip. ix. Adaline, d.s.p. x. Philip, b. July 1, 1831; m. Sarah M. Davy and had Ella, Robert and Gertrude. xi. Cecelia, d. Unm. xii. Anna Mary, m. John P. Stone; and had issue John, d.s.p. 13. John Peter Keller (John Peter, Carl Andrew, Johann Peter) c. February 25, 1808, at Harrisburg, PA; d. December 13, 1837. M. May 6, 1830, Lydia Kunkel, b. November 9, 1811; d. February 9, 1866. (See Kunkel record). They had issue; i. John Peter, b. February 20, 1831; eductated in the public schools and Harrisburg Academy; studied dentistry with Dr. J.C. Stouch; resides in Harrisburg, PA. M. June 21, 1861, Emaline Hannah Croll, daughter of John Croll and Eliza Lauman, of Middletown PA, and had issue: John Peter, Croll, Helen Lydia, Christian Kunkel, and William Lauman. ii. Christian Kunkel, b. October 1, 1832; educated in public schools of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania College; by profession, a drugust, residing in Harrisburg. iii. Ann Ellen, d.s.p. iv. Emily Clarissa, d.s.p. 14. John Andrew Keller, (Adam, Carl Andrew, Johann Peter) m. Harriet Tressler; both lived and died in Lancaster, PA. They had issue: i. Samuel, d.s.p. ii. Benjamin Schaeffer, m. Miss Leiby; all deceased. iii. William Augustus, m. Mary Smith and had Paul, William, d.s.p. Maggie, d.s.p., Lillian and Harry. iv. Clara, d. Unm. v. John Adam, m. Annie Garrigan vi. Lizzie, m. John Frederick Sener and had Frank & Rosa. vii. Kate, d. Unm. viii. Harriet Maria ix. Ella, m. David Early and had issue; Leah, Harriet, Lizzie, Benjamin and Frederick. x. Emanuel, d.s.p. xi. Charles Butcher. M. Harriet Leech; had two children. 15. Anna Cecelia Keller (Rev. Benjamin, Carl Andrew, Johann Peter) m. Herman Haupt; was a celebrated civil engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad during its original construction. They had issue; i. John Stenger, d.s.p. ii. Jacob Benjamin, m. Mary E. Zeigler and had issue; Charles Zeigler, Edward, Kate and Anna Cecelia. iii. Louis Muhlenberg, m. Belle C. Cromwell. iv. Mary Cecelia v. Ella Catharine, m. Frank Chapman; and had issue Herman, Lucy Lord and Marion Norton. vi. Herman vii. Adelaide, d.s.p. viii. Charles Edgar, m. Mary Griffiths ix. Frank Spangler x. Alexander James Derbyshire xi. Grace Hermania, d.s.p. 16. Louisa Caroline Keller, (Rev. Benjamin, Carl Andrew, Johann Peter). M. Lewis Haupt, by profession a civil engineer; resided in the city of Philadelphia. They had issue; i. A son who died in infancy. ii. Rev. Charles Elvin, m. Mary M. Geissinger and had issue Charles Elvin and David Gerald. iii. Henry Eugene, m. Melli H. White. iv. William Keller. v. A son who died in infancy. vi. Fannie Gertrude vii. Mary Louisa, m. Richard Cannarow. 17. Harriet Keller (Michael, Carl Andrew, Johann Peter) b. September 9, 1814, at Harrisburg PA; m. In 1832 Rev. Samuel D. Finckle, D.D., b. February 11, 1811; d. February 13, 1873 in Washington DC; a minister of the Lutheran Church; had charge of the congregation at Middletown, PA, and for upwards of twenty years pastor of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Washington city; for many years occupied an honourable and responsible position in the Government while serving his congregation; his life was one of incessant labor and usefulness in church and State. They had issue: i. Caroline ii. George iii. Louisa iv. Annie-deceased. v. Rev. Samuel G., b. February 22,1845, In Cumberland, MD. vi. William vii. Luther viii. Ruth-deceased ix. Lillie-deceased x. Frank xi. Henrietta, d.s.p. xii. Ezra, d.s.p.