Benjamin Keifer

M, b. 30 December 1846, d. 4 May 1884
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
  • Benjamin Keifer was born on 30 December 1846 at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.
  • He was the son of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister.
  • Benjamin Keifer married Louisa Portner, daughter of David Portner and Margaret Noward, on 18 April 1875.
  • Benjamin Keifer died on 4 May 1884 at Morrow, Ohio, at age 37.
  • He was buried after 4 May 1884 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
9 August 1850Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio; listed as Kifer.1
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.3
     In 1880 at Morrow, Ohio, BENJAMIN KEIFER, farmer; P. O., Sbaucks; second son of Peter and Susan (Meister) Keifer, was born Dec. 30, 1846, in this township; he lived at home until 28; he then united his fortunes with Louisa Portner, April 18, 1875. She is the oldest daughter of David and Margaret (Noward) Portner; born Jan. 17, 1852. David Portner was born in Switzerland about 1824, and came across the ocean with his parents when about two years old. His parents settled in Clinton Co., Penn., about 1826, where they lived until 1833, when they moved to Troy Tp., of this county, on 74 acres of land. David wedded Margaret Noward, Oct. 31, 1849. She was a daughter of George and Margaret (Radal) Noward. Both of her parents (grand-parents of Mrs. Keifer) were born in Bavaria, Germany, and came across the ocean in the same vessel in 1819, and settled at Lebanon, Penn., where they were married, and came to Troy Tp. in 1833. Mr. Noward was born Sept. 2, 1799, and is now eighty-one years old, hale and hearty. David Partner raised six children -- Louisa, Jacob M., Samuel S., Mary C., Chrissie A. and Hattie B. After marriage, our subject settled on the present place, where he rents 80 acres of his father’s farm; he votes with the time-honored party of Jefferson and Jackson. One daughter has blessed this union -- Emma I. Keifer; born Jan. 16, 1876. His father, Peter Keifer, son of David Keifer, was born Dec. 9, 1804, in Bavaria, Germany; he was sent to school about three years; at the age of thirteen he hired out to work on a farm by the year, which he continued for fourteen years; for the first year’s work he received three dollars, and the highest wages received during that period was eighteen dollars per year; he left home for the United States, May 11, 1834, sailing from the port of Havre, and after an ocean voyage of six weeks, he arrived at New York July 14; he went by rail and steamboat to Philadelphia, and from there to Lebanon Co., Penn., where he worked on the farm some eight months; in the spring of 1835, he joined his uncle, Philip Keifer, who was journeying to Ohio; he walked the most of the way. They settled in Troy Tp., of this county. Although unused to chopping, on his arrival he began clearing land at from three to five dollars per acre; in this way he cleared some eighty acres for others; about 1836, he purchased twenty-five acres where his present residence stands; by his own energy and frugality, he now possesses the entire quarter section, on which he has cleared sixty acres and erected substantial buildings; he married Susan Meister, April 28, 1844. She was born in Switzerland, Aug. 22, 1812, and came over with her parents during the same year as Mr. Keifer. Her parents settled at first in Wayne Co., Ohio, and afterwards removed to Fulton Co. Of this marriage three children have been born -- John, born April 23, 1845; Benjamin, Dec. 30, 1846; Sarah, Feb. 22, 1853. Peter Keifer and wife are members of the Mennonite Church, in which he holds the office of Deacon.
Source: History of Morrow County and Ohio – Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880, pp. 818-819.
History of Morrow County and Ohio 1880 - Keifer, Benjamin - page 818
History of Morrow County and Ohio 1880 - Keifer, Benjamin - page 819

Child of Benjamin Keifer and Louisa Portner

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M432_716; Page: 422A; Image: 152.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.

Sarah Keifer

F, b. 22 February 1853
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
Census DateLocation
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioSarah Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.1
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioSarah Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.

(?) Keifer

M

Children of (?) Keifer

Louisa Portner

F, b. 17 January 1852, d. 21 January 1900
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 April 1875As of 18 April 1875,her married name was Keifer.
  • Louisa Portner was born on 17 January 1852 at Ohio.
  • She was the daughter of David Portner and Margaret Noward.
  • Louisa Portner married Benjamin Keifer, son of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister, on 18 April 1875.
  • Louisa Portner died on 21 January 1900 at Morrow, Ohio, at age 48.
  • She was buried after 21 January 1900 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.

Child of Louisa Portner and Benjamin Keifer

David Portner

M, b. 1823, d. 1888

Margaret Noward

F, b. 1830, d. 1908
Father*George Noward b. 2 Sep 1799, d. a 1880
Mother*Margaret Radal
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 October 1849As of 31 October 1849,her married name was Portner.

George Noward

M, b. 2 September 1799, d. after 1880
  • George Noward married Margaret Radal.
  • George Noward was born on 2 September 1799 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • He died after 1880.

Child of George Noward and Margaret Radal

Margaret Radal

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Noward.

Child of Margaret Radal and George Noward

Jacob M. Portner

M
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908

Samuel S. Portner

M
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908

Mary C. Portner

F
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908

Chrissie A. Portner

F
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908

Hattie B. Portner

F
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908

Emma Irene Keifer

F, b. 16 January 1876, d. 1960
Father*Benjamin Keifer b. 30 Dec 1846, d. 4 May 1884
Mother*Louisa Portner b. 17 Jan 1852, d. 21 Jan 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Crew.
Married Name1894As of 1894,her married name was Rinehart.

Hannah Blair

F, d. 24 February 1891
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Keifer.

Child of Hannah Blair and John M. Keifer

Clinton J. Keifer

M, b. 1881, d. 1886
Father*John M. Keifer b. 23 Apr 1845, d. 17 May 1928
Mother*Hannah Blair d. 24 Feb 1891

Clayton Rinehart

M

Oris Crew

M

Margaret Keifer

F, b. circa 1856, d. before 1870
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
  • Margaret Keifer was born circa 1856 at Ohio.
  • She was the daughter of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister.
  • Margaret Keifer died before 1870.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioMargaret Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.

Georges Meister

M, b. 4 October 1792, d. 18 August 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeorges Meister was also known as Johann Georg.
Name VariationGeorges Meister was also known as George.
  • Georges Meister married Margarette M. Keller.
  • Georges Meister was born on 4 October 1792 at Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
  • He died on 18 August 1875 at Fulton, Ohio, at age 82.
Census DateLocation
2 October 1850German, Fulton, OhioGeorges Meister was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at German, Fulton, Ohio.1
1870German, Fulton, OhioHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at German, Fulton, Ohio.2
     Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller immigrated on 26 May 1834 to New York Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.
New York Passenger Lists 26 May 1834 - Meister, Georges

Children of Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M432_681; Page: 355B; Image: 179.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 118A; Image: 9094; Family History Library Film: 552701.

Margarette M. Keller

F, b. 3 July 1792, d. 22 November 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargarette M. Keller was also known as Margaurite.
Married NameHer married name was Meister.
Name VariationMargarette M. Keller was also known as Margret.
  • Margarette M. Keller married Georges Meister.
  • Margarette M. Keller was born on 3 July 1792 at Switzerland.
  • She died on 22 November 1872 at Fulton, Ohio, at age 80.
Census DateLocation
2 October 1850German, Fulton, OhioMargarette M. Keller was listed in Georges Meister's household on the 1850 Census at German, Fulton, Ohio.1
1870German, Fulton, OhioMargarette M. Keller was listed in Georges Meister's household on the 1870 Census at German, Fulton, Ohio.2
     Margarette M. Keller and Georges Meister immigrated on 26 May 1834 to New York Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.
New York Passenger Lists 26 May 1834 - Meister, Georges

Children of Margarette M. Keller and Georges Meister

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M432_681; Page: 355B; Image: 179.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 118A; Image: 9094; Family History Library Film: 552701.

Jacques Meister

M, b. circa 1813
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Jacques Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Georges Meister Jr.

M, b. circa 1815
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Georges Meister Jr. immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Anne Meister

F, b. circa 1819
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Anne Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Jean Meister

M, b. circa 1821
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Jean Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Verore Meister

F, b. circa 1823
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Verore Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Marguerite Meister

F, b. circa 1824
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarguerite Meister was also known as Margaretta.
Census DateLocation
2 October 1850German, Fulton, OhioMarguerite Meister was listed in Georges Meister's household on the 1850 Census at German, Fulton, Ohio.1
     Marguerite Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M432_681; Page: 355B; Image: 179.

Mary Meister

F, b. 5 July 1826, d. 7 March 1919
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Spengler.
Name VariationMary Meister was also known as Marie.
     Mary Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Benoit Meister

M, b. circa 1826
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Benoit Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Christian Meister

M, b. circa 1827
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
     Christian Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.