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222. Anna Maria Keller (Anna Mariah (Maria) KÖHLER = German spelling) (Married Ludwig Albright (#221) on 18 August 1751 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. (Source of the information: Larry and Kathryn Priest, members of Brick Church, NC rootsweb listsearch (DAR #529295)) (Gary Smith in an e-mail dated 5/8/10 to Susan Snyder stated, "As my wife Marian descends from a family with what may be the same surname, I'd like to offer, if I may, my observation that the German form from which we get 'Keller', is most likely,KÖHLER, which in the 'diacritical mark-free' English-speaking world outside Germany, is often spelled either Keller, Koehler or Caylor (depending upon the ear of the person writing it down). And in my years of genealogy among German ancestry, I haven't seen a German child's given name as 'Mariah'; Germans traditionally spell it as we do, 'Maria', and the same with such as, for example, 'Barbara' (not Barbarah).

Born: 11 November 1733 in Germany Heinrich Keller (Johan Henrich Kollor) (Koller) (Johann Henrich Keller) (#443) and Juliana Kleindinst (#444) . (Source of the information: Larry and Kathryn Priest, members of Brick Church, NC rootsweb listsearch (DAR #529295))

Died: 10 June 1803 in Orange County, North Carolina. She is buried at the Brick Church Cemetery in Guilford (now Alamance) County, North Carolina. The dates of her birth and death are based on the information on her tombstone. Brick Church records indicate: "Anna Maria Keller w/o Ludwig (11 Nov 1733) (10 June 1803) [Anna Maria Allbrecht in ist gebohren den Nofember Anno 1733 und ist gestorben den 10 iuni anno 1803 und ist alt worder 69 7 Monat weniger 1 Tag] Age 64 y 7 m less 1 day".

 

[Her siblings included:

Johan Peter Keller (AFN:1S7W-J0V): Born: 20 Nov 1729 in Naumburg, Weierbach, Offenburg, Baden; Died: 15 Sep 1738

Johanes Keller (AFN:1S7W-J13): Born: 28 Jan 1733 in Naumburg, Weierbach, Offenburg, Baden; Died: 1792

Anna Margretha Keller (AFN:1S7W-J29): Born: 2 Jun 1735 Place: Naumburg, Weierbach, Offenburg, Baden; Died: ?

Maria Elizabeth Keller (AFN:1S7W-J3H): Born: 19 Nov 1737 in Weierbach, Offenburg, Baden; Died: ?

Anna Maria Keller (AFN:1S7W-J5W): (Married Adam Litzenberger) Born 5: November 1742 in Germany; Died: ?

Elizabeth Barbara Keller (AFN:1S7W-J4P): Born: 14 Apr 1740 in Weierbach, Offenburg, Baden; Died: ?

John Heinrich Keller (AFN:1S7W-J64): Born: 20 Jun 1745 in Germany; Died: 1748

John Peter Keller (AFN:1S7W-J7B): Born: 13 Jul 1747 in Bucks Co., Pa; Christened: 3 Mar 1748; Died: ?

Dorothea Keller (AFN:1S7W-J8J): Born: 2 Sep 1749 in Easton, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Christened: 26 Nov 1749 in Bucks Co., Pa; Died: 27 Mar 1816,
buried at Keller's Church, Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co., Pa

Christopher Keller (AFN:1S7W-J9Q): Born: 15 Dec 1751 in Bucks Co., Pa; Christened: 26 Jan 1752 Place at Keller's Church, Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co., Pa; Died: 8 Jul 1820; buried at Keller's Church, Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co., Pa

Heinrich Keller (AFN:1S7W-JBX): Born: 10 May 1755 Place: Bucks Co., Pa; Died: ?] (Sibling information was submitted to LDS by Elizabeth Schooler Watkins, 61 S Pomona Rd., Yakima, Washington, 98901 [Note: Watkins listed two Anna Maria Kellers, one born in 1733 (presumably #222 to agree with the Priest information above and tombstone information) and one born in 1742]).


Miscellaneous:

Members of Brick Church, NC rootsweb listsearch, Larry and Kathryn Priest, stated 13 February 1999 that Anna was the sixth child of the Kellers, a German couple, who arrived at Port of Philadelphia on 9 September 1738 aboard ship Glasgow. They settled in Bedminister Twp., Bucks County, PA. [Note: In checking the Glasgow's passenger list for that day, there were 120 men, and 229 women and children passengers listed. One of the men was a Johann Henrich Keller, 30 years old. This Johann might have been Anna's father, but he had no family listed with him. In 1738, Anna would have been 5 years old.] [Note: if Anna was born in 1733 and the information from Elizabeth Schooler is correct, then Anna was not the sixth birth-order child.]

Anna Maria likely met her husband in Berks County, Pennsylvania and they were married there in 1751. Anna Maria would have been 18 years old and Ludwig would have been 20 at the time of their marriage.

Three of John Albright (Johannes Albrecht) (393,433,441) children, Jacob, Ludwig (221) [Anna's husband], and Barbara, left Berks Co., Pa. for Orange Co., N.C. in the 1760's. High taxes and land prices probably prompted their move. They settled in the Haw River plains of northern North Carolina, an area of rich farm land. The Albrights settled among others of German descent along the Alamance and Stinking Quarter Creeks. This part of Orange Co. was later divided to form Alamance (1849) and Guilford Counties. ( The source of this information is The Albrights (copyright 1981 TXU 69-571 By: Shannon D. Albright [found at the Ft. Worth Public Library].

Court records in Orange Co., N.C. show that Lodowick (Ludwig) Albright purchased 325 acres of land from Henry McCullough in August 1763.

It is not known exactly when Ludwig and Anna Maria left their home in Pennsylvania and moved to N.C. It probably was not much before his land purchase in 1763. It seems likely that at least five of their eight children (John- born about 1750, Anna Barbara- born in 1754, Phillip - born in 1756, Jacob - born in 1758, and John Ludwig (111) in 1761) were born in Pennsylvania. Once the family had moved to North Carolina, Caty was born in 1763, George in 1766, and Daniel in 1771. For many years the family lived at Guilford Court House, N.C.

Lodawick (Ludwig) Albright became a naturalized citizen 22 March 1763. He had record of service in the American Revolutionary War.(DAR #529295)

At some point, Ludwig and his wife became members of a church that was eventually called "The Old Brick Church," and when they died, they were buried in the church cemetery. The "Old Brick Church" is located six miles south of Burlington at the confluence of the Alamance and Stinking Quarter Creeks in what is now Guilford County. According to the Brick Church (Guilford County, N.C.) records, transcribed from the original records by Rev. D. I. Offman, typed from a carbon copy of Rev. D. I. Offman's translation by Calvin Hinshaw, and proof read by Hinshaw and David Holt in 1959, the first name of the church was “The Church on Beaver Creek”, the second name was “The Klapp Church” ("Der Klapp Kirche", and the third name was “The Brick Church.”

The Guilford Genealogist, Published by the Guilford County Genealogical Society of N.C., Vol 23, No.2, Spring 1996, p 65 states that "Old Brick Church" records say, "Anna Maria Keller Allbrecht w/o Ludwig was born 11 November 1733 and died 10 June 1803, 69 y 7 m less 1 day." The actual stone states “Anna Maria Allbrecht in ist gebohren den 11 Nofember Anno 1733 und is gestorben den 10 iuni anno 1803 und ist alt worder 69 7 Monat weniger 1 Tag”

According to the Brick Church (Guilford County, N.C.) records, transcribed from the original records by Rev. D. I. Offman, typed from a carbon copy of Rev. D. I. Offman's translation by Calvin Hinshaw, and proof read by Hinshaw and David Holt in 1959 p. 97, "Ludwig Albright's wife died June 10, 1806. She was 69 years, 7 months, less one day old. She was married 51 years, 9 months and 3 weeks. She had 8 children and 66 grand children and 2 great grand children. 1803 is on the grave stone." [Note: The church records show that she died in 1806, but, her tombstone says she died in 1803. If the 1806 date is correct, then she must have been born in 1736 if she died at 69 years of age; but, if the 1803 date is correct, then she would have been born in 1733.]

On April 26, 2006 Norman Sharpe (Great Great Great Grandson), Helen Leach (#4) (Great Great Great Granddaughter) and Sandra Henson, Mary Lue Finch, and Susan Snyder (#2)... all Great Great Great Great Granddaughters... visited Brick Church. It was drizzling when these pictures were taken.

 

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