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The 1899 Membership Register
for The Empire State Society, S.A.R.

Roll of Members — K


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Membership in the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is based solely on lineal descent from an ancestor who assisted in securing the Independence of the United States, and wherever the Revolutionary services of collateral members of a family are given in the following pages, they are mentioned only as matter of interest, as are many other facts which in themselves constitute no ground for eligibility. Antecedent generations in the Revolutionary line, back to the immigrant ancestor, are given when they are on record in the Society's archives, as adding value to the book, but the absence of such antecedent lineage in other cases does not necessarily mean that the families can be traced no further, as the Society does not require that the line shall be given further back than the Revolutionary patriot. Every member has been requested to supply for this book his college degrees, military services, public offices and the other organizations to which he belongs, but where such data are lacking, allowance should be made in some instances for the inaccessibility of many members on account of the War with Spain, and in others for the fact that the sending of such information was entirely optional. In order to assist the eye, an index figure has been substituted for a repetition of the world "great" in generations more remote than great-grandson. Thus, "great²-grandson" means "great-great-grandson"; "great5-grandson" means "great-great-great-great-great-grandson," etc. The names of the lineal ancestors who participated in the Revolution are printed in italics, and refer to the corresponding names in the "Roll of Ancestors." The numbers set opposite each member's name are his State and National Numbers respectively.

[Web Editor's Note: Besides showing the Ancestor's name in italics, I've linked the name to that on the corresponding page showing the Ancestor's name and information.]


FREDERICK M. KEELER, [State: 1019; National: 9419] New York City, N.Y.
Clerk, general postoffice. Born, Joliet, Ill., Feb. 1, 1864. Member of Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Son of Chas. E. Keeler and Alice Enora Burns; grandson of Albert Keeler and Harriet Myers, etc. See John H. Keeler (below).
JOHN H. KEELER, [State: 1025; National: 9425] Yonkers, N.Y.
Bank cashier. Born, Yonkers, N.Y., May 26, 1840. Private in 17th Regt. N.G.S.N.Y.; mustered in United States service, 1863. Member of G.A. R. Son of Abram Keeler and Harriet Myers; grandson of Abram Gray Keeler and Sally Dam; great-grandson of Nehemiah Keeler and Eleanor Rockwell; gt²-grandson of Samuel Keeler and Mary Kendrick.
JOHN H. KEELER, Jr., Yonkers, NY
Superintendent. Born, New York City, July 17, 1866. Son of John H. Keeler and Adeline M., his wife. See John H. Keeler (above).
ELBERT HALL KINGSLAND, [State: 925; National: 8875] New York City;
Tax searcher for New York City. Born, Mount Vernon, N.Y., Jan. 16, 1870. Son of Abram Kingsland and Carrie A. Martin; grandson of David B. Kingsland and Emeline Vanderpool; great-grandson of John I. Vanderpool and Rachel Magee; gt²-grandson of John Vanderpool and Isabella Douglas.
SUMNER ELY WETMORE KITTELLE, [State: 376; National: 4376] United States Navy
Lieutenant, U.S.N. Born, Peekskill, N.Y., June 14, 1867. In war with Spain, served on U.S.S. "Dolphin" in blockades of Havana, Bahia Honda, Cardenas and Santiago, bombardments of Santiago, and capture of Guantanamo. Son of George Wetmore Kittelle and Marie Louise Geer; grandson of Simon Douwe Kittel and Lucy Elizabeth Wetmore, and of Nathan Deyo Geer and Elizabeth Wolfe; great-grandson of Douwe Kittel and Janes, his wife, and, of Peter Geer; gt²-grandson of William Kittel and Annake Toll, and of Rezin Geer and Mary Vanderburgh, gt³-grandson of Douwe Kittle and Nelleje Brouwer, and of Oliver Geer; gt4-grandson of Daniel Kittel and Debora Viele, and of Jeremiah Geer; gt5-grandson of Joachem Kittel, who came from Pomerania and settled in Albany in 1642, and of George Geer and Sarah Allyn. George Geer came from England to Massachusetts in 1635, and participated in extermination of the Pequots under John Mason. The kittelle line comes froma family of Pomerian nobles.

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