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John Keller
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1855
Hessen, Germany
Death: Feb. 13, 1939
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

John Keller was born September 19, 1855 in Neider-Roden, Hesse, Germany, a son of Wendelin and Katharina (Wade) Keller, and died February 13, 1939 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Minot, ND. He married Margaret Sauer on June 27, 1884 in Cold Springs, Minnesota. John came to the United States in 1883 and came by covered wagon to North Dakota in 1889 and built a shack five miles north of Minot. Drought forced him to return to Minnesota in 1891.

In 1903 John and his family returned to North Dakota and filed a homestead west of the Mouse River in Muskego Township.

John and Margaret had 11 children: Mathilda E. (Mrs. William C. Bloms), Elizabeth (died at 4 months), Margaret B. (Mrs. John C. Bloms), John M. (never married), Mary A. (Mrs. Cornelius Gruntjes), Gertrude C. (Mrs Herman Schmitz), William J. (died at 20 years), Philip (died at 6 weeks), Cecelia A. (Mrs. Edward Clementich), Irene A. (Mrs. Leonard Backes) and Adeline, who became a nun, Sister Marie de la Salette.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Wendelin Keller (1815 - 1884)
  Katharina Wade Keller (1822 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Sauer Keller (1863 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Mathilda Elizabeth Keller Bloms (1885 - 1956)*
  Elizabeth Keller (1887 - 1887)*
  Margaret Barbara Keller Bloms (1888 - 1982)*
  John Matthew Keller (1891 - 1962)*
  Mary Ann Keller Gruntjes (1893 - 1974)*
  Gertrude Catherine Keller Schmitz (1895 - 1969)*
  William Joseph Keller (1898 - 1918)*
  Philip Keller (1900 - 1901)*
  Cecelia Agnes Keller Clementich (1902 - 1942)*
  Irene Agnes Keller Backes (1904 - 1986)*
  Marie de la Salette (Adeline) Keller (1908 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Keller Nickolaus (1852 - 1929)*
  John Keller (1855 - 1939)
  Nicholas Keller (1858 - 1923)*
  Philip Keller (1862 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Henrys Cemetery
Renville County
North Dakota, USA
 
Maintained by: Brian Backes
Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Dec 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7029900
John Keller
Added by: Brian Backes
 
John Keller
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John Keller
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Rest in peace. Your great grandson.
- Brian Backes
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
 
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