Person:Jean Keller (3)

Jean Pierre Keller
b.abt 1731 Alsace, France
d.4(?) Aug 1789 Louisiana
m. 1748-57
m. bef 1759
  1. Nicholas Kellerabt 1767 - 1807
Facts and Events
Name Jean Pierre Keller
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] abt 1731 Alsace, France
Marriage 1748-57 Alsace?, France(his 1st wife)
to Catherine Haron
Marriage bef 1759 Alsace, France(his 2nd wife)
to Catherine Waguerly
Death[2][3] 4(?) Aug 1789 Louisiana

He was among a group of Alsatian colonists who arrived in Louisiana in the fall of 1759.S1

  1. Conrad, Glenn R., editor. The French Experience in Louisiana. (Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|Lafayette, Louisiana: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1995), p. 170.

    "Alsatian Emigration to Louisiana, 1753-1759."

  2. Conrad, Glenn R. Saint-Jean-Baptiste des Allemands: Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index, 1753-1803. (Lafayette, Louisiana: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1972), p. 90.

    He was in St. John the Baptist Parish by March 1760, when he sold land to Antoine Leche. He drowned in the Mississippi in 1789, apparently on the way down to New Orleans, on 4 August (according to the inventory of his property or 8 August (according to his burial record.

  3. Sacramental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987-), Vol. 4 (1784-1790), p. 170 (citing SJBED F1/23), 4 Aug 1789.

    His funeral took place without his body ever having been found.

  4. Robichaux, Albert J. Louisiana Census and Militia Lists, 1770-1789: Vol. 1: German Coast, New Orleans, below New Orleans and Lafourche. (Harvey, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States|Harvey, Louisiana: Privately Printed, 1973), pp. 73 & 85.

    He appears on a list of militia of the Second German Coast in 1770 (as a fusilier, married, age 39 years, born in Alsace), and in a census of the Second Coast of the Germans in 1784.