PVT George Adam Keltz Sr.

PVT George Adam Keltz Sr.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jul 1784 (aged 49–50)
Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Darlington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 5604794 · View Source
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Occputation: Pioneer settler who lived along Four Mile Run.

Military service: Private in the Richard Williams Company of Frontier Rangers during the American Revolution. Documented service from 1777-1783. His son also served in the unit.

His family name was changed from Kelso, Kelsey or Kelce. There were other variations recorded.

Married Anna Maria Eager about 1754 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, PA.

Between 1755 and 1764 they had 1 boy and 4? girls. In the order of their births they were named: Anna Barbara, George Adam, Eva, Ann Mariah? and Elizabeth.

Wrote a will May 6, 1779
Will Proven July 1784
Executors: Col. Archibald Lochry and Capt. Richard Williams, Witnesses: William Jack and Michael Huffnagle.

Mentioned in "The Indian Capture of Jacob (Kneisle) Nicely" by Ronald E. Nicely, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada. Several references found in book.

Wife's name was Mary, as stated in his Will which was dated 5/6/1779. Will was proven in July 1874 when he died. George served in the military in 1777 as a Private. His original headstone in Keltz Cemetery was a concrete slab.
George Adam Keltz, Jr. (1758-1837)m.Sarah Hargnett(1765-1829)dtr of Jacob Hargnett & Barbara Brant. George and Sarah had a son named Phillip Keltz m. Mary Ann Baker. Philip & Mary had one child, Mariah M. Keltz Fennell(1824-1907).

Anna Mariah Keltz m. Michael Eckert Sr.(Eichert/Eager). Their sons were named Michael & George. Anna Mariah and her sons are mentioned in George Keltz Sr.'s Will.

Eve Keltz
Ann Keltz
Elizabeth Keltz

These 5 children are named in his Will.

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  • Created by: Mary Pierotti
  • Added: 11 Jul 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5604794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT George Adam Keltz Sr. (1734–15 Jul 1784), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5604794, citing Keltz Cemetery, Darlington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mary Pierotti (contributor 46490220) .