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Jacob Keehr



Jacob Keehr
Born: February 6, 1838 in Saxony.
Died: April 2, 1914 in Morrison County, MN. View Obituary
Buried: St. John's Cemetery, Dixville, Morrison Co, MN.
Jacob married Anna Elizabeth Thrain.
Anna Elizabeth Thrain
Born: June 11, 1838 in Saxony.
Died: March 14, 1894 in Minnesota. View Obituary
Buried: St. John's Cemetery, Dixville, Morrison Co, MN.
Children of Jacob and Anna Keehr:
  1. Charles Martin Keehr was born on July 6, 1860.
  2. Emil August Keehr was born on October 10, 1863.
  3. Andrew John Keehr was born on February 17, 1865.
  4. Martha Christina Keehr was born on August 14, 1866.
  5. Rudolph Keehr was born on February 6, 1872.
  6. Frederick John Keehr was born on May 8, 1874.
  7. Edmond John Keehr was born on October 20, 1876.
  8. Albert John Keehr was born on August 16, 1878.
  9. John Jacob Keehr was born on June 20, 1879.
Jacob married Anna Louisa Mittelstadt on April 26, 1894 in Buckman, Morrison Co, MN.
Anna Louisa Mittelstadt
Born: December 31, 1837 in Germany.
Died: October 7, 1909 in Morrison County, MN. View Obituary
Buried: St. John's Cemetery, Dixville, Morrison Co, MN.
Jacob was born in the Kingdom of Saxony and immigrated to the U.S. aboard the bark ship, Argonaut (3 masted ship) with his wife and then five children. The Keehr family arrived in New York in October of 1871 and shortly after moved west to St. Paul, MN where they remained for about six months. The family then moved to Sauk Rapids in Benton County where Jacob worked on neighboring farms. After living in Sauk Rapids for two years, he moved his family to Buckman Township, where he homesteaded 80 acres of land and farmed until his death in 1914. Jacob was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Dixville, MN, which is pictured on the main page.

Jacob and his wife both signed their name Kühr which is how it appeared on the ship's manifest as well as the document of permission of marriage for a minor that they signed for their son Fred.


Jacob's first wife Anna


Census Records:
  • 1880 Census - Buckman, Morrison Co, MN (Listed as Jacob Keer, age 42, head os household)
  • 1900 Census - Buckman Township, Morrison Co, MN (Listed as Jacob Keehr, age 62, head of household)
  • 1910 Census - Buckman Township, Morrison Co, MN (Listed as Jacob J. Keehr Sr., age 72, father of John J. Keehr)
Other Documents and Records:
  • Ship Manifest - Listed as passenger number 32 with wife (33) and children (34-38)
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