Saturday, June 23, 2012

Surname Saturday - KELLER (Germany > New York)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  I am up  to number 485, Maria KELLER (1729-1789). [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts] 

My ancestral line back to Maria KELLER (and two more generations) is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) 

6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) 

30.  James Abram Kemp (1831-1902)
31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

60.  Abraham James Kemp (1794-after 1881)
61.  Sarah Sephrona Fletcher (1802-after 1861)

120.  John Kemp (1768-after 1861)
121.  Mary Dafoe (ca 1776-before 1851)

242.  Abraham Dafoe (1755-1815)
243.  Katreen (about 1755-????)

484.  Johann Ernst Dafoe, born about 1726 in Dutchess, New York, United States; died 1784 in Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada.  He was the son of 968. Abraham Defoe and 969. Maria Catharina Reiffenberger.  He married 01 February 1749 in Germantown, Columbia, New York, United States.
485.  Maria Keller, born 27 March 1729 in Athens, Greene, New York, United States; died 12 August 1789 in Fredericksburg, Addington, Ontario, Canada.  

Children of Johann Dafoe and Maria Keller are:  George Dafoe (1749-1777); Conradt Dafoe (1753-1853); Abraham Dafoe (1755-1815); John Dafoe (1758-????); Jacob Dafoe (1761-????); Maria Dafoe (1763-????); Michael Dafoe (1766-1860); Daniel Dafoe (1769-????).

970.  Conrad Keller, born about 1695 in Meisbach, Bayern, Germany; died 1742 in Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States.  He married about 1720 in New York, United States.
971.  Maria Barbara Proper, born 27 October 1697 in Germany; died 10 August 1742 in Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States.  She was the daughter of 1942. Johann Jost Proper and 1943. Anna Elisabetha.

Children of Conrad Keller and Maria Proper are:  Anna Elisabetha Keller (1722-????); Christian Keller (1726-1790); Johannes Jost Keller (1728-1796); Maria Keller (1729-1789); Annatje Keller (1730-1790); Hendrich Keller (1730-1764); Catharina Keller (1731-????); Christina Keller (1734-????); Agnes Flora Keller (1739-????); Jacob Keller (1742-????).

1940.  Christian Keller, born in Germany; died about 1710 in East Camp, Dutchess, New York, United States.  He married before 1695 in Germany.
1941.  Anna Margaretha, born in Germany; died in New York, United States.

Children of Christian Keller and Anna Margaretha are:  Conrad Keller (1695-1742); Anna Margaretha Keller (1698-????); Anna Christina Keller (1700-????).

The most complete description of these families was on the website Keller Family Tree - Palatine Refugee and United Empire Loyalist Descendants -- from  The web page provides background information on the Keller family in Germany and early America, and the migration to Canada after the Revolutionary War.

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