Emma C. Keller


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Emma C. Keller

  • Born: 17 Oct 1851, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA
  • Marriage: John Hagen on 31 Mar 1868 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA.
  • Died: 29 Jul 1901, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 49
  • Buried: Rawlinsville Methodist, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA

bullet  General Notes:

Her headstone at Rawlinsville United Methodist Church reads:
wife of
DIED JULY 20, 1901
AGED 49 YRS, 9 MO. &

New Era
July 30, 1901
Mrs. John Hagen Dead.
Mrs. Emma Hagen, wife of John Hagen, the well-known blacksmith of Rawlinsville, died at the County Hospital early this morning from a complication of diseases, aged forty-seven years. Two children survive, Wesley and Ida. The remains will be taken to the home of the deceased tomorrow.

The 1860 Federal Census for Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, Mt. Nebo P. O., page 528A taken July 21, 1860 records Emma Keller (10 - PA) living with William (31 - PA) and Catharine (21 - PA) Crawford and their son Joseph Crawford (4/12). They are living next to Thomas and Hannah [Hagen] Alexander and family. Hannah is the sister to Davis Hagen whose son, John, will marry Emma 8 years hence. No earlier records for Emma have been found by this researcher ... see research notes on Emma for possible parents.

bullet  Research Notes:

While no records have been found establishing the parents for Emma Keller, the following documents indicate a possible connection:

The 1860 Federal Census for Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, Colemanville P. O., page 526A dated July 20, 1860 records Daniel Keller (50 - PA - Master Carpenter) with wife Rachael (45 - PA) and children Phenella (18), Anna (9), Matilda (7), and Daniel (3). Daniel has real estate valued at $250 and a personal estate at $100. [At this time our Emma Keller is living next door to her future husband's aunt, Hannah Hagen Alexander, in Mt. Nebo] ... The 1860 Federal Census for Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, Bethesda P. O., page 493B dated July 7, 1860 records Amos Keller (14) living with the farming family of Thomas E. (36) and Mary J. (26) Ambler.

The 1850 census below establishes Amos as a child of Daniel and Rachael. The 1860 census has Amos and Emma living with other familes ... perhaps a sign of the times or an indication of finacial hardships.

The 1850 Federal Census for Conestoga Township, Lancaster Co., PA page 253A dated July 15, 1850 records Daniel Keller (40 - Berks Co. - Roller) with wife Rachael (34 - Chester Co.) and children Malin (16 - Berks Co.), Susan (14 - Conestoga Township), Catherine (11 - Conestoga Township), John W. (10 - Conestoga Township), Florella (7 - Conestoga Township), Amos (5 - Conestoga Township), and Ann Elizabeth (2 - Conestoga Township).

By 1870 it appears that Rachael has died and some of the family have moved on: The 1870 Federal Census for Porter Township, Huntingdon Co., PA, Huntingdon P. O. records Daniel Keller (65 - PA - Carpenter) living with his son Amos Keller (23 - PA - farm laborer) and his wife Catherine (22 - PA) and their son Ralph C. (1). Florella appears to have married Maris McClune and is living in Martic Township with her 3 children: Maris McClune (35) with his wife, Flora C. [Keller] McClune (56), and children Elmira McClune (9), Leah Ann McClune (6), and Emma J. McClune (5).

The 1880 Census shows that Maris and Florella McClune continue to live in Martic Township: Maris (46), Florella (36), Leah Ann (17), Emma J. (15), and Curtis R. (8).


Emma married John Hagen, son of Davis Hagen and Margaret McCue, on 31 Mar 1868 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA. (John Hagen was born on 11 Aug 1840 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, died on 15 Apr 1930 in Rawlinsville, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA and was buried in Rawlinsville Methodist, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Arteriosclerosis.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Certificate in the John Hagen Family Bible presently with John Wesley Hagen. Married by J. J. Strine, witnwess Thomas Neel & Mary J. Hagen.

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