Keiser Family Crest

 

Philip Keiser
(1771 - 1804)

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Cedar Tree

Born Feb. 17, 1771 in Pine Grove Township, Berks County, now Schuylkill County, PA.

In 1795 Philip was married in Pine Grove Twsp, Schuylkill Co., PA to Maria Eva (Eve) Zimmerman, daughter
of Bernhardt Zimmerman and his wife Maria Eva nee Gebhart.

He moved into Williams Valley where Tower City, Schuylkill Co., PA is now located,  being one of the first settlers of
the valley.

Philip died in Williams Valley, near Tower City, Schuylkill Co., PA Mar. 18, 1804 (aged 33 yrs, 1 mo, 1 day).  Since there was
no church anywhere near, his body was taken to his former home and was buried at Jacob's Church, Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, PA., about two miles SW of Pine Grove, PA.

After Philip's death his widow and children moved back to her parents near Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co., PA.

Their marriage was blessed with five children.

Name
Born
Died
Married
Catherine
   
Jacob Griese
John
 
 
Lydia Fiddler
Margaret
1796
1880
M. Henry Ackler
Oct. 18, 1800
Aug. 6, 1839
Elizabeth Hoffman
George
AFT 1804
 
Phoebe Gebhart