|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1815|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1898|
PETER KECKLER - At his home near Milledgeville, Carroll County, Illinois, Wednesday, February 23, 1898, Peter Keckler, aged 82 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1815 and in 1840 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Brenner. This union was blessed with seven children, three of whom are still living, two residing in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania. His wife died in 1851, and on January 5, 1854, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Witherspoon. To them were born five children, viz: Mary L. Sugars, Martha Hodge, Rebecca Green,Lev Keckler and Calvin Keckler, all of this vicinity. In 1878, Mr. Keckler united witht he Brethren church and remained a consistent member to the time of his death. He leaves a sorrowing wife and eight children to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband.
The funeral services were conducted at the Brethren church in Dutchtown, Elder Trout, of Lanark officiating. Interment took place in the cemetery near the church.
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From Illinois Genealogy Trails website
Dutchtown Church of the Brethren Cemetery
Created by: Dave & Pam Jindrich
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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