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Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Steve Keeley (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2003 11:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
A recent posting in the board for Jo Daviess Co., Illinois turned up a Keely family there. Looking into the Census, and remembrances from that poster's mother, resulted in the family report below.

I would appreciate any other information on these Keely individuals and their spouses.

Thanks -- Steve Keeley -- skeeley@ucla.edu


Keely Descendants of Daniel Jacob Keely

Generation No. 1

1. Daniel Jacob Keely was born November 1833 in Pennsylvania. He married (1) Harriet *unknown* Bef. 1880, (she was born in Ohio). He seems to have then married married (2) Rhoda M. Sallee April 29, 1897 in Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, (she was born April 23, 1873 in Wisconsin).

Notes for Daniel Jacob Keely:
In the 1870 Census or Lena, Stephenson Co., Illinois, his family can be found as Daniel J. Kaley and Hattie.
In the 1880 Census for Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, his family can be found as Danial Keeley and Harriett. Both are marked as having Pennsylvania-born parents
From Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriages Book (1895-1904): "Daniel Jacob Keely" married Rhoda Sallee 4/29/1897 in Nora.
In the 1900 Census for Nora Village, Jo Davies Co., Illinois, the new family can be found as Daniel J. Keeley and Rhoda S.
It seems that his estate documents are on file in Jo Daviess Co., under "Danl J. Keeley"

Children of Daniel Keely and Harriet *unknown* are:

2 i. Delila F. Keeley, born Bef. 1865 in Illinois. She married William E. McLennan October 12, 1887 in Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois.

Notes for Delila F. Keeley:
From Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriages Book (1886-1895): "Lila F. Keeley" married William E. McLennan 10/12/1887 in Nora.

+ 3 ii. Leon F. Keely, born October 1867 in Illinois.
+ 4 iii. James D. Keely, born January 1870 in Illinois.
5 iv. Rosa D. Keeley, born Bef. 1873 in Illinois.

Generation No. 2

3. Leon F. Keely was born October 1867 in Illinois. He married Edna B. Blackmore October 24, 1894 in Warren, Jo Davies Co., Illinois, (she was born October 1872 in Illinois).

Notes for Leon F. Keely:
From Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriages Book (1886-1895): "Leon F. Keely" married Edna B. Blackmore 10/24/1894 in Warren.
In the 1900 Census for Warren, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, his family can be found as Leon F. Keely and Edna
In the 1920 Census for Lena (Enumeration District #145), Stephenson Co., Illinois, his family can be found as Leon Keely and Edna.
In the 1930 Census for Lena, (Enumeration District #40), Stephenson Co., Illinois, his family can be found as widower Leon Keeley.
AKA: "Keeley", "Kaley", "Leon"

Children of Leon Keely and Edna Blackmore are:
6 i. *unknown* G. Keely, born February 1897 in Illinois.

Notes for *unknown* G. Keely:
In the 1900 Census he’s "<illegible> G. Keely". (Name is illegible, looks like "Almom G.")
In the 1920 Census he is "<illegible> Keely". (Name is illegible, looks like "Almond")

7 ii. Pauline H. Keely, born November 1898 in Illinois.

Notes for Pauline H. Keely:
She does not appear in her parents household for the 1920 Census. She would be about 21.

8 iii. Dan Keely, born Bef. 1904 in Illinois.

9 iv. Leon R. Keely, born Bef. 1906 in Illinois. He married Zetta *unknown*, (she was born in Minnesota to German parents).

Notes for Leon R. Keely:
In the 1930 Census for Fargo (Enumeration District #33), Cass Co., Nebraska, his family can be found as Leon R. Keeley and Zetta.

10 v. David Keely, born Bef. 1908 in Illinois.

11 vi. Morris E. Keely, born Bef. 1910 in Illinois.

12 vii. Robert E. Keely, born Bef. 1914 in Illinois.

4. James D. Keely was born January 1870 in Illinois. He married (1) Edith Julia Crowell October 13, 1891 in Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, (she was born 1872 in Illinois & died 1901 - daughter of Marvin Levi Crowell and Kathrine Stanchfield). He then married (2) Elizabeth Barowsky Aft. 1901 in Illinois, (she was born in Prussia and had made a previous marriage with *unknown* Driebusch).

Notes for James D. Keely:
From Jo Daviess Co., IL Marriages Book (1886-1895): "James Keely" married Edith Crowell 10/13/1891 in Nora.
In the 1900 Census where are they ? (Not found in Nora, Illinois. It would seem they are still somewhere in Indiana, but both the recently passed away child and the the soon departed wife are buried in Nora, Illinois. It is possible that they are in Rockford, Winnebago, ILL, where James Keely ended up, but without an index, that town is too large to search. The same goes for the 1910 Census.
In the 1920 Census for Rockford (Enumeration District #182), Winnebago Co., Illinois, his new family can be found as James D. Keely and Elizabeth, (also Elizabeth's mother, Anna Barowsky and child Anna Driebusch from her previous marrige. (The "Driebusch" name is hard to read and may be inaccurate)).
Could not find James, Elizabeth nor child William in the 1930 Census.

Children of James Keely and Edith Crowell are:

13 i. Francis Dale Keely, born April 16, 1894 in Indiana; died March 07, 1961.

Notes for Francis Dale Keely:
In the 1910 Census for Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Francis Keeley and sister, Kathryn, are living in the household of their grandparents, Marvin L. & Katherine Crowell.
In the 1920 Census Frank Keely is living in his re-married father, James D. Keely’s, Rockford household.
In the 1930 Census for Nora (Enumeration District 19), Jo Davies Co., Illinois, Frank D. Kelly and his sister, Edith K., are living in the household of their aunt, Lillie M. Crowell.
He is buried at Nora Cemetery, Nora, Jo Davies Co., Illinois as "Frank Dale Keely", ("Ill, Pvt 1 Co. Coast Artillery, WWI").

14 ii. Clarence Crowell Keely, born 1892; died 1895 in childhood.

Notes for Clarence Crowell Keely:
He is buried at Nora Cemetery, Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois as "Clarence Crowell Keely"

15 iii. Edith Kathryn Keely, born 1900 in Indiana; died 1970. She married *unknown* Roach.

Notes for Edith Kathryn Keely:

In the 1910 Census for Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Katheryn Keeley and her brother Francis are living in the household of their grandparents, Marvin L. & Katherine Crowell.
In the 1920 Census for Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Catherine E. Keeley is living in the household of her grandmother & aunt, Kate & Lillie M. Crowell.
A woman who knew the young Kathryn, remembered that she was lame and needed crutches to move around, but later underwent an operation that allowed her to walk unaided.
In the 1930 Census (for Nora (Enumeration District 19), Jo Davies Co., Illinois, Edith K. Kelly and her brother, Frank D., are living in the household of their aunt, Lillie M. Crowell.
She is buried at Nora Cemetery, Nora, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois as "E. Kathryn Keely Roach".

Child of James Keely and Elizabeth Barowsky is:

16 i. William Keely, born Bef. 1920 in Illinois.

Keeley/McCracken

Posted: 23 Mar 2005 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keeley McCracken
Do you have any info on a Leonard Keeley born 5 Aug 1878 IL
married 6 Jan 1904 White Hall Greene IL Elsie May McCraken Sometime after 1918 they went to Detroit. Couldn't find them in the 1920 /1930 census Checked IL & MI
jkdewerth@aol.com
Judy DeWerth 108 Timberlake circle Inman SC 29349-9659

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Posted: 11 May 2006 5:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keely, Kerper, Housem
Your Daniel Keely may be the son of Joshua Keely and Mary (nee Kerper) of Reading, Berks County, PA. They had a son Danile born about 1833, who disappeared from PA. In Joshua's obitiuary it states he had a son David living in the west, but I think this was an error for Daniel.

PA State Library – Scrapbooks – Necrology; Volume 24, p. 126
Review, Reading, PA – April 12, 1898

JOSHUA KEELY DEAD – The Oldest Resident of Reading Breathed His Last

Joshua Keely, Aged 94 Years, Died This Morning- Although the Oldest Citizen of the City, He was Always Active Until Shortly Before His Death.

Joshua Keely, 36, South 4th street, the oldest resident of this city died at 3:40 o’clock this morning of paralysis, aged 94 years 1 month and 26 days. Mr. Keely was a native of Berks County, and resided in this county all his life, with the exception of several years spent in St. Louis when a young man. He was one of the first to engage in transportation business between Reading and Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill Canal before the advent of railroads. Keely’s wharf, at the foot of Penn Street, was the scene 70 years ago of busy operations, large shipments of grain and lumber having been made from there, and goods for Reading merchants were unloaded from the boats at that point. In 1828 Joshua Keely established a line of packet boats on the canal. Trips were made three times a week, the fare each way being $2.50. A trip was made in a day. Meals and liquid refreshments were furnished, but the boats contained no sleeping berths. The packets were well patronized until the year 1832, when increasing freight traffic on the canal caused them to be withdrawn. Mr. Keely subsequently became engaged in the hotel business and about the year 1840 was proprietor of the Mansion House. He was also afterwards in the grocery and lumber business. He became the owner of some acres of land in the northeaster section of the city many years ago, and at the time of his death was still the owner of a large number of lots in that district. He was also possessed of other valuable real estate. He was a public spirited citizen, and took an interest in all affairs having a tendency to advance the growth and prosperity of Reading. He was one of the organizers of the original Board of Trade, before the present Board was established, of which he also became a member, attending the meetings regularly and manifesting an active interest in its affairs. He was a life member of the Berks County Agricultural Society, and participated in holding the first county fair in 1852. He is survived by a wife Francis, and these children: Mrs. Rosa Boas (widow of Capt. Frederick S. Boas); Mrs. Frances Brown, Florence, this city and David residing in the West. Deceased was a devoted member of the Universalist Church of Our Father.

Judging from the 1850 census and obituary, Joshua Keely married twice became a widower after 1835, and had 3 children from the first marriage between 1832 and 1835. According to the records of First Reformed Church of Reading, Joshua Keely and wife Mary had a daughter Roseannah baptized at 9 weeks of age on Jan. 23, 1831. Daniel & Catharine Kerper were the sponsors. Also according to the same records a Josia Keely married a Mary Kerper on September 1, 1829.

1850 SE Wd., Reading, Berks Co., PA Roll 752 p. 279 [indexed as Joshua Reely, looks like Keely]
Joshua Keely, 47, merchant, RE value $10,000
Rosanna Keely, 18 [b.a. 1832]
Daniel Keely, 17, merchant [b.a. 1833]
George Keely, 15 [b.a. 1835]
Elizabeth Baker, 21
Peter Kirlin, 17 storekeeper
Daniel Fink, 18, storekeeper

1860 Daniel Housem Hotel, SW Wd., Reading, Berks Co., PA Roll 1077 p. 1187
[indexed Johan Keeley more likely Joshua Keely]
Daniel Housem, 48, innkeeper
Elizabeth Housem, 47
Daniel Housem, Jr., 19
Francis A. Housem, 18 [indicated as male, but in 1850 census is Frances Ann, 7, female]
John P. Housem, 17
Rosa Housem, 14
Josehp H. Housem, 12
Lucy Housem, 11
Joshua Keeley, 55, lumber merchant
Multiple other guests in the hotel

Between the 1860 and 1870 census Joshua married a second time. According to his daughter Florence’s marriage license [Berks Register of Wills, a Florence Housem Keely married to Edward W. Kerper by Rev. Wm. Orrick Volume 25 p. 574 #1148] Joshua married Francine Housem, very possibly the Francis/Frances Housem d/o Daniel and Elizabeth Housem who operated the Housem Hotel, where Joshua was living in 1860.

1870 Ward 4, Reading, Berks Co., PA Roll 1307 p. 838
Joshua Keely, 67, lumber merchant, RE $65,000 Personal $55,000 ($967,045.99 & 818,269.68 in 2005 $)
Fanny Keely, 25, keeping house
Fanny J. Keely, 2
Florence Keely, 2
Anna Hartman, 21, domestic
Ellen Schmale, 16, domestic

1880 113 S. 5th St., Reading, Berks Co., PA Roll 1101 p. 147, ED 45
Joshua Keely, 76, yeoman
Francine Keely, 37, wife, keeping house
Fanny Keely, 18, daughter at school
Flora Keely, 11, daughter at school
Eliza Sitzinger, 39, domestic, housekeeper

Reading City Directories
Joshua Keely, 36 S. 4th Street, Reading, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890

1900 36 S. 4th St., Ward 5, Reading, Berks Co., PA Roll 1378 p. 4B ED 57
Francis A. Keely b. June 1842, 57, widow, landlord, 2 children / 2 children living
Fannie Brown, b. May 1861, 39, m. 2 yrs., 0 children
Florence H. Keely b. Aug. 1870, 29, single
Mary Amkoski, b. Dec. 1880, 19, servant b. Poland

Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks Co., PA
KEELY, FRANCES A. 29 Jan 1927
KEELY, JOSHUA 16 Apr 1898

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Steve Keeley (View posts)
Posted: 14 May 2006 7:14AM GMT
Classification: Query

I think you’re right, the Daniel Jacob Keely of Nora, ILL, is a very good candidate to be the grown up son Daniel of Joshua Keely of Reading, PA. The teenaged Daniel is in the 1850 Census of Reading and the adult Daniel Jacob is first found in the 1870 Census of Lena, Stephenson Co., Illinois. I just looked again and could not find a Daniel Keely (or some of the most common mis-spellings) close to the right age in the 1860 Census. (There is a 25-year-old Dan Keely in Jerseyville, ILL, but that is obviously Daniel Shuck Keely who will soon marry Elizabeth J. Seago there.)

Thank you for all the information on Joshua Keely and his family. All I can add is that his marriage to Francis A. Housem is confirmed in the Daughter of American Revolution Lineage Books (Vol.13) and it confirms that her parents are Daniel and Elizabeth (Enoch) Housem. Joshua’s parents are almost certainly John Jacob Keely and Magdelena Maria Boyer.

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Posted: 14 May 2006 11:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2006 1:01PM GMT
Surnames: Keely, Boyer
Thanks for your reply, finding Joshua Keely's obit has become very interesting. To be honest we don't know who Joshua Keely's parents were. We realized that the fact that Jacob Keely Sr. indentified him as the son of the deceased Jacob Keely Jr. does not necessarily mean he was Jacob Sr.'s grandson, although he might have been.

We decided that if Joshua were a grandson of Jacob Sr. Keely he would have been his only grandchild and probably have received a much larger inheritance, than $100. In veiw of that we've been looking at other Jacob Keelys (who were junior to or younger than Jacob Keely Sr.) who were deceased when Jacob Keely Sr.'s will was written in February of 1837.

Jacob Keely Sr. had two brothers who each had a son Jacob Keely. His brother Henry's son Jacob was born about 1787 and died 1835. Jacob Keely Sr.'s brother John had a son Jacob who was born 1771 and died 1823. Then of course there is a Jacob Keely (b. 1779 d. 1832) who is buried in the old graveyard where Jacob Keely Sr. and his wife Catharine (Sassaman) are buried, who we think might have been their only biological child.

That gave us three younger Jacob Keelys who all died prior to 1837, and who would have been considered a junior to Jacob Keely Sr.

You are now offering a fourth Jacob Keely. If the John Jacob Keely and Magdalena Maria Boyer, you suggest are the same couple I found having a son Jacob at Falkner Swamp Reformed Church.

Falkner Swamp Reformed Church
Jacob Kihly (b. June 26, 1789 bpt. July 5, 1789) s/o Jacob Kily and Maria. Sponsors Jacob Frey and Catharine.

My questions are, is the Jacob Kihly baptized at Falkner Swamp the one you are referring to as son of John Jacob and Magdalena Boyer, who might be the father of Joshua....and was this Jacob deceased by February of 1837? What else do you know about John Jacob Keely and Magdalena Boyer? All I have from the Boyer book is that a Jacob Keely and Magdalena Boyer (b. Jan. 2, 1772) had 5 children: Elizabeth, Maria, Sarah, Esther, and Catharine.

Betty Burdan bjburdandejazzd.com

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Posted: 14 May 2006 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2006 1:01PM GMT
Surnames: Keely
I had absolutely no luck in finding a Daniel Jacob Keely in the 1860 census, anywhere in the country. I suspect he ay have already been in Lena, IL or on his way to Lena, as I did find this, which looks like it is Daniel Jacob Keely.:

American Civil War Soldiers Record

Name: Daniel J Keely ,
Residence: Lena, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 21 June 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 429 429
Service Record: Enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 21 June 1864
Commission in Company Curtis', Alton Battn Regiment Illinois on 21 June 1864.
Mustered out Company Curtis', Alton Battn Regiment Illinois on 07 October 1864 in Camp Butler, Springfield, IL

Betty

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Steve Keeley (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2006 5:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Betty,

Yes, I think you’ve found the Daniel Jacob Keely of Nora, ILL as an Illinois-militia civil-war soldier who enlisted in 1864, being a resident of Lena, Stephenson Co., ILL at the time. Following your discovery, we should probably find a pension card for him on-line which should have him, his company, and 2nd wife, Rhoda, applying for the widow’s benefit, assuming that she outlived him. I notice that I don’t have his date of passing, so finding that card will help. I will look for it soon. Also, being a civil-war soldier, there should be a file for him in the National Archives. I have a friend who used one of his vacations to make the trip to Washington to look up several such Keely files and I was surprised at how much family information he was able to unearth as these men had to use that information to identify themselves and file affidavits about the benefits that they were applying for.

Anyway, he had to have been already married to Hattie, his first wife, at the time of his service as his oldest child is 6-years-old in the 1870 Census of Lena. So I agree with you that perhaps the next step is to comb through the actual images of the 1860 Census of Lena and see if he comes to light that way

Concerning Joshua’s parentage. You’re right, the Boyer book does not identify Joshua as a son of Jacob Keely and Maria Boyer, but my notes show it saying that Jacob, “had children Elizabeth, Maria, Sarah, Esther, Catharine & possibly others and resided in Reading, PA.”, so I have assumed that Joshua was one of the “possibly others”. The resource you should also look at is John S. Goodwin's article “THE KEELEY FAMILY” (in NOTES AND QUERIES, HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL RELATING CHIEFLY TO INTERIOR PENNSYLVANNIA (1897 edited by William Henry Egle (reprinted 1970 by Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore, Maryland)). In it, Goodwin connects many of Pennsylvania’s Keelys and details that this Jacob that we are talking about married his first wife (unnamed) and then Elizabeth Leopold and with her had children Amelia, Mary, Elizabeth & Susannah and by his first wife, had Joshua, currently (1897) residing in Reading. Our Joshua, of Reading, is the ONLY Joshua Keely/Keeley found in the entire 1880 Census making me assume that we had the same Joshua being referred to in the article and by extension, his father (John) Jacob Keely. This Jacob Keely is the Jacob Keely you referred to in your post as the son of Jacob Keely Sr.’s brother, John Keely. So Jacob Keely Sr., in his will, was giving $100 to Joshua Keely (son of Jacob Keely, Jr.) as his own great-nephew, not his own grandson. As you said, my understanding is that the use of Sr./Jr. was simply to differentiate between any two individuals of an area who were identically-named and not strictly to designate familial relationship as we do now.

When you look at records of Falckner Swamp Reformed Congregation and references to just “Jacob Keely and wife Maria”, be careful. It might not be referring to Jacob Keely and wife Maria Boyer, but instead might be referring to another Jacob Keely and wife Maria Shimer, who were also members of that congregation. And indeed, the Jacob Keely you mentioned in your post at that church, being born 6-26-1789 to Jacob and Maria Keely, I think is a product of the Keely/Shimer union.

Now then, Jacob Keely, Sr. and his wife Catherine Sassaman were also apparently staunch members of that congregation and you will find them as sponsors of many of their relation’s and neighbor’s children, but I have yet to find a child born to them mentioned in those records. Several others I’ve corresponded with believe them to have been childless, but I’ve heard one interesting story in connection to that . . .

You mentioned the Jacob Keely (1779-1832, apparently a War of 1812 soldier) buried in the same graveyard, Union Church Cemetery (in Boyertown), as Jacob Keeley, Sr. and his wife, Catherine Sassaman. I don’t know who that is and would welcome anyone identifying him.

Goodwin may have made a mistake in one or more of his many connections and I certainly may have made a mistake in interpreting the other information I’ve come across about all these various Jacob Keelys. If anyone has information contradicting mine, please share.

Steve

Re: Daniel Jacob Keely & family - Pennsylvania to Illinois

Posted: 15 May 2006 2:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2006 1:01PM GMT
Surnames: Keely, Boyer, Leopold, Lupold, Baker, Spotts, Manger, Mauger, Hutchinson, Stauffer, Mack
Steve,

I followed your advice this morning and did some look ups here. Note that after their affiliation with the Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, New Hanover Twp., Montgomery County, Jacob Keely Sr. and Catharine (Sassaman) Keely became affiliated with the German Reformed Church in Boyertown. This is where they were buried and in his will Jacob bequeathed $200 to the church for the purpose of building a stone wall around the church burial ground shared with the Lutheran congregation.

Also note that in the estate file of Jacob Keely (Jr.) the earlies petition for guradians of his children notes there were five children, but only four were under the age of 14. The fifth child is likely Joshua Keely (b. 1804) who would have been 20 years old when the petition was filed.

Here is what I found this morning, unfortunately I do not have access to the Boyertown German Reformed Church records.

Egles Notes and Queries, Annual Volume 1897 page 183
John Keely (Valentine, Valintine) resided in Douglass Township, Berks County…had children:

1) Henry Keely b. April 20, 1773 m. Catherine Boyer
2) Elizabeth Keely m. Henry Baker
3) Jacob Keely

Jacob Keely (John, Valentine, Valentine) resided Berks Count, PA married twice, second wife Elizabeth Leopold, daughter of Charles of Chester County.

Children of 1st marriage:
1) Joshua b. Feb. 14, 1804 resided in Reading
2) Amelia m. Andrew Spotts
3) Mary m. Frederick Manger
3) Elizabeth m. Joseph Hutchison
4) Susannah

From the estate file of Jacob Keely,
Book K. 1824 August 10, 1824,
Enunciation of Elizabeth Keely

Petition filed 1824 K, Entered Vol. 8, p. 439
Petition of Henry Keely, November 5, 1824, of Douglass Township, Berks County
Respectully Represents that Jacob Keely late of said Township died lately intestate leaving a widow to wit: Elizabeth and … five children, four of whom to wit: Amilia, Mary, Elizabeth and Susanna, all minors under age of fourteen years and have no guardian to take care of their ….and estate. Your Petitioner therefore prays the court to appoint this person…as Guardians …of said minor children.

The court appointed John Stauffer and John Mack jointly as guardians for the children.

Petition filed April 6, 1827 for guardians of Minors of Jacob Keely deceased

The Petition of Elizabeth Keely widow and relict of Jacob Keely, late of Douglass Township in the said County of Berks, deceased, humbly showeth That your Petitioner’s said husband left these four children to wit: Amilia, Elizabeth, Mary and Louisa, all of whom are minors under the age of fourteen years and have no guardian to take care of the Legacy coming to them from their grandfather Charles Lubold deceased. Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays your Honors to appoint some proper person or persons as guardians of said children…Elizabeth Keely wishes to have Frederick Mauger of Douglass Township, Berks County appointed as guardian.

Petition Entered R. 1835, January 9, 1835
Petition of Amelia, Mary and Elizabeth Keely for guardians

The Petition of Amelia, Mary and Elizabeth Keely, children of Jacob Keely Jr. of Township of Douglass deceased, humbly showeth …That your petitioners are minors above the age of fourteen years and have no guardian appointed to take care of their persons and estates. Your petitioner therefore pray your nonors to admit them to make choice of guardians for the purpose aforesaid.

Note: The petitions seem to indicate that Amelia, Mary Elizabeth and Louisa/Susanna, the four daughters of Jacob Keely were born after 1814 and prior to 1821, in order that they be under the age of 14 in 1924 and 1827 and over the age of 14 by 1835.

Boyer Book, 7th Edition, Volume I, 1984
Magdalena Boyer (b. Jan. 2, 1774) m. Jacob keely at Falkner Swamp Reformed and they had children: Elizabeth (b. 1794), Maria, Sarah

Fritz Burial Ground, Douglass Twp., Berks Co., PA
Grave 26 - JOHANNES KIEHLY [Keeley] (b.12-5-1742 d.1-22-1822) aged 79 yrs 1 mo 17 days

Grave 27 - ANNA MARIA KIEHLY [Keeley] (b.1736 d.3-6-1813) 63 yrs old wife of Johannes Kiehly
[It should be noted here that if Anna Maria Kiehly died at age 63, her birth year would more likely be 1750 and not 1736. According to the records of St. Gabriels’s in Douglassville, Mary Hatfield, daughter of Adam Hatfield, age 17 married John Keely in 1867, which might also indicate a birth year of 1750]

Grave 28 - JACOB KIEHLY [Keeley] (b.1-21-1771 d.11-16-1823) son of Johannes and Anna Kiehly, aged 52 yrs 10 mo 4 days

Grave 29 - ZARHRA or Sarah KIEHLIE [Keeley] (b.2-21-1797 d.12-20-1799) daughter of Jacob and Magdalena Kiehlie, aged 2 yrs 10 mo

Grave 30 - ELIZABETH KEILI [Keeley] (b.1-3-1794 d.10-25-1794) daughter of Jacob and Maria Keili, aged 9 mo 3 weeks 1 day

Grave 31 - HENRICH KIEHLIE [Keeley] (b.12-13-1798 d.9-11-1799) son of Jacob Kiehlie and wife Magdalena, aged 1 year less 2 days


Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, New Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA
Sept. 24, 1792 Jacob Kihly s/o Hannes m. Maria Bejer d/o Philip

Elizabeth Kihly d/o Jacob and Maria d. Oct. 17, 1794, 10 months, buried at Fritz
Anna Maria Keely (nee Shimer) w/o Jacob d. April 14, 1814 buried at Brownback’s
John Keely b. Dec. 5, 1742 d. Jan. 24, 1822, age 79-2-0 buried Fritz

[Note: There are two Jacob and Maria Kihly/Keelys represented in the baptisms below]

Elizabeth b. Dec. 18, 1786 bpt. Oct. 14, 1787 d/o Jacob Kihly and Maria
Sponsors: Henry Steits and Elizabeth Kihly

Jacob Kihly b. June 26, 1789 bpt. July 5, 1789 s/o Jacob Kihly and Maria
Sponsors: Jacob Frey and Catharine

George Kihly b. Jan. 26, 1792 bpt. Feb. 28, 1792 s/o Jacob Kihly and Maria

Maria Kihly b. Nov. 19, 1794 bpt. May 31, 1795 s/o Jacob Kihly and Maria
Sponsors: Parents

Sarah Kihly b. Feb. 1797 bpt. July 2, 1797 d/o Jacob Kihly and Maria
Sponsors: Henry Kihly and Sarah Beyer

Esther Kihly b. Sept. 12, 1797 bpt. May 24, 1798 d/o Jacob Kihly and Maria
Sponsors: Parents

Sara Keely b. Aug. 6, 1800 bpt. April 1801 d/o Jacob Keely and Maria
Sponsors: Parents

Catharine Keely b. Dec. 15, 1802 bpt. Jan. 26, 1804 d/o Jacob Keely and Maria
Sponsors: Parents

Emilia Keely b. Dec. 12, 1816 d/o Jacob Keely and Elizabeth
Sponsors: Henry Becker and Elizab.

Marianna Keely b. May 2, 1818 d/o Jacob Keely and Elizabeth
Sponsors: Carl Sebold / Lebold ? and Mary

Correction - Daniel -Joshua - Jacob Keely Jr.

Posted: 15 May 2006 2:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2006 1:01PM GMT
Surnames: Keely, Spotts, Manger, Hutchison
Correction to previous message:

I said
Jacob Keely (John, Valentine, Valentine) resided Berks Count, PA married twice, second wife Elizabeth Leopold, daughter of Charles of Chester County.

Children of 1st marriage:
1) Joshua b. Feb. 14, 1804 resided in Reading
2) Amelia m. Andrew Spotts
3) Mary m. Frederick Manger
3) Elizabeth m. Joseph Hutchison
4) Susannah


That should have been

Jacob Keely (John, Valentine, Valentine) resided Berks Count, PA married twice, second wife Elizabeth Leopold, daughter of Charles of Chester County.

Children of 1st marriage:
1) Joshua b. Feb. 14, 1804 resided in Reading

Children of 2nd marriage:
2) Amelia m. Andrew Spotts
3) Mary m. Frederick Manger
3) Elizabeth m. Joseph Hutchison
4) Susannah


Betty

Re: Daniel -Joshua - Jacob Keely Jr.

Steve Keeley (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2006 6:13PM GMT
Classification: Query

Betty,

Thanks for sharing all that great information.

For my part, I paged all the way through the 1860 Census for Westport, ILL (post office:Lena) and found no one who could rightly be Daniel Jacob Keeley. So, either he's been very well disguised by the enumerator or else, like you said, he hadn't quite got there yet.

Steve
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