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JAMES PHILIP KELLER + PATRICIA MAY CRANNA
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This page provides an overview of our family ancestry. You can quickly find family names of interest without wading through many of no interest to you. Links will take you to those in which you are interested.

Jim is a mixture of German (1/4), Scots (1/4), English (1/4 ), Welsh ( 1/8), and Irish (Northern variety) (1/8 ). The German part comes from Grandfather Wilhelm who came to America in 1883. Therefore, 25% of the ancestry is German - Keller/Riesinger/Metzendorf/Soldan/Schade, among others. The rather interesting part of this is that our family name is really Riesinger, rather than Keller. But more about that later, if you're interested in that part of the family. The rest of the "UK" mixture of the family goes way back in the United States - all branches having been here at least from the mid-1700's. Principal non-German names are Davis/Quinn/Johnson/McWhorter/Campbell/Hobson/Whitehead/Packard.

Trish is pure "UK". Her Dad, Donald Cranna, was born in Scotland, same as Trish. All of his known ancestors were not only from Scotland, but from a small region in the Northeast, around Aberdeen. So for you Scottish ancestry freaks, there may be something here for you - but only if you're interested in Aberdeenshire or Banffshire! On Trish's Mom's side things get a bit more mixed. Her Mom, Veronica (Ron)Wolff Cranna, was born in England. We don't have much yet on Ron's Dad's family (the Wolffs and Abels), but will get around to them when we get the rest of the family sorted out. Ron's mom's side is quite interesting, though. Ron's mother, Ella McCausland, was the granddaughter of LtGen John Kennedy McCausland who served for 40 years in the Army of the East India Company(EIC). All of General McCausland's children, including Ron's grandfather, Chester Stanley Mccausland, were born in India. The General was born in Dublin, Ireland of a prominant Northern Ireland family. His brother was Dominick McCausland, a well-known jurist in Ireland in the mid 19th century, and his wife, Emma, was the daughter of Col William Conrad Faithfull, another carear EIC Army officer. Ron's grandmother, Patience Homer, was from a prominent Staffordshire family going back many centuries in that area. These are the same Homers that produced Winslow Homer, the American artist. Principal names are

 Cranna/Wolff/Main/McCausland/Duguid/Abel/Homer/Croll/Gerrard/Faithfull/Fletcher

....So...Following is an outline of our ancestry:

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James Philip KELLER---------------------------------------b.29 Nov 1933--Indianapolis, IN

To view the complete Ancestral Tree for James Keller in Acrobat PDF format click
here

Col.William Henry KELLER---------------------------b. 4 Aug 1898--Indianapolis, IN
       
Justus Wilhelm KELLER----------------------b.28 May 1867--Darmstadt, Germany--------|KELLER Genealogy

              
Friedrich Wilhelm KELLER------------b. circa 1830--Lautern, Germany

                      
Johann Adam KELLER----------b.20 Nov 1801--Lautern, Germany
                      
Elisabetha SOLDAN-----------b.18 Jun 1798--Moerfelden, Germany

              
Maria METZENDORF--------------------b. 5 Mar 1834--Schoenberg,Germany

                      
Johann Heinrich METZENDORF--b.21 Jul 1807--Schlitz,Germany
                      
Sophie SCHADE---------------b.22 Dec 1809--Schoenberg, Germany

       
Ida May DAVIS------------------------------b. 3 Mar 1867--Indianapolis, IN----------|DAVIS Genealogy

              
Henry DAVIS-------------------------b.       1836--Indiana

                      
James DAVIS-----------------b.       1784--North Carolina
                      
Sarah (?)-------------------b.       1800--North Carolina

              
Harriet Adelaide McWHORTER----------b.27 Nov 1840--Indianapolis, IN

                      
William McWHORTER-----------b.25 Mar 1803--Delaware
                      
Mary Ann CAMPBELL-----------b.25 Mar 1808--Delaware


Dorothy Lucile JOHNSON-----------------------------b.16 May 1898--Indianapolis, IN
       
William Fayette JOHNSON--------------------b.   Sep 1856--New York------------------|JOHNSON Genealogy

              
Alonzo M. JOHNSON-------------------b.20 May 1827--New York

                      
Daniel JOHNSON--------------b. 9 Jun 1797--Dutchess County, NY
                      
Elizabeth SPANGLER----------b. 8 Jan 1798--Pennsylvania

              
Louisa CAMPBELL---------------------b.       1832--Wyoming County, NY

                      
William CAMPBELL------------b.       1804--Otsego County, NY
                      
Cynthia PACKARD------------ b. circa 1812--Vermont or Connecticut

       
Cora QUINN---------------------------------b.   Feb 1875--Morgan County, IN---------|QUINN Genealogy

              
Joseph Hugh QUINN-------------------b. 3 Jul 1827--Preble County, OH

                      
John QUINN (?)--------------b.       1756--Maryland
                      
Mary TAPPER (?)------------ b. circa 1791--Georgia (?)

              
Rachel HOBSON-----------------------b.26 Jan 1831--Morgan County, IN

                      
William HOBSON--------------b. circa 1790--Chatham County, NC (?)
                      
Rebecca WHITEHEAD-----------b. 6 Mar 1793--Chatham County, NC (?)

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Patricia May CRANNA--------------------------------------b. 9 April 1947--Aberdeen, Scotland

To view the complete Ancestral Tree for Patricia Cranna in Acrobat PDF format click
here

Donald George CRANNA-------------------------------b.12 Feb 1920--Glasgow,Scotland
       
William CRANNA-----------------------------b. 6 Dec 1894--Turiff,Aberdeen,Scotland------|CRANNA Genealogy

              
Donald Stewart CRANNA---------------b.       1873--King Edward,Aberdeen,Scotland

                      
William CRANNA--------------b.22 Aug 1835--Monquhitter,Aberdeen,Scotland
                      
Mary GAUL-------------------b.       1837--Turiff,Aberdeen,Scotland

              
Barbara DUNCAN----------------------b.       1875--King Edward,Aberdeen,Scotland

                      
William DUNCAN--------------b. circa 1850--Scotland
                      
Isabella TAYLOR-------------b. circa 1850--Scotland

       
Maggie Jane MAIN---------------------------b.21 Aug 1896--Auchterless,Aberdeen,Scotland-|MAIN Genealogy

              
Alexander Croll MAIN----------------b. 7 Jul 1855--Boyndie,Banff,Scotland

                      
John MAIN-------------------b.16 Jun 1829--Rathen,Aberdeen,Scotland
                      
Margaret CROLL--------------b.11 Aug 1833--Boyndie,Banff,Scotland

              
Ann DUGUID--------------------------b. 5 Apr 1856--Aberdeenshire,Scotland

                      
John DUGUID-----------------b. 3 Mar 1837--Forgue,Aberdeen,Scotland
                      
Isabella GERRARD------------b.18 Apr 1837--Monquhitter,Aberdeen,Scotland


Veronica May WOLFF---------------------------------b.11 Jun 1920--Richmond,Surrey,England
       
Charles Hubert WOLFF-----------------------b.26 Apr 1875--Edmonton,England-----------|WOLFF Genealogy

              
William John WOLFF------------------b.-------------England

                      
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Kathrine ABEL-----------------------b.-------------England

                      
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Ella Grace McCAUSLAND----------------------b.-------1886--Kew Gardens,Surrey,England-|McCAUSLAND Genealogy

              
Chester Stanley McCAUSLAND----------b.10 Aug 1854--Simla,India

                      
LtGen John K. McCAUSLAND----b. 1 Jun 1803--Dublin,Ireland
                      
Emma FAITHFULL--------------b.16 Oct 1816--India

              
Patience HOMER----------------------b.-------1859--England

                      
Thomas Keeling HOMER--------b.-------------Sedgley,Staffordshire,England
                      
Charlotte C. FLETCHER-------b.-------------England
 

 

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