John Frederick Keck Family

John Frederick Keck Family

Left to right, Anna Marie Keck Orbin, Christian Keck, Rosanna Elizabeth Keck Johnson, Frederick Keck, Christina Schele Keck, Katherine Keck, Belle Keck Metz, John Frederick Keck.

John Frederick Keck (1848-1891) was born in Germany and immigrated to the US in the 1860s. He lived in Broadford, Fayette Co., PA, and was a pit boss in a coal mine nearby and was said to have worked side by side with Henry Clay Frick. His wife, Christina Schele Keck died in 1890 at the age of 35, leaving him with several young children to care for. The next year he was clubbed to death for refusing to take part in a strike.

Photo taken about 1885.

Submitted by Thomas Ridenour, great great grandson of John Frederick and Christina Keck and great grandson of Rosanna Elizabeth Keck Johnson

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