In 1833 my 3rd great grandparents David and Johanna Christina (Spahlinger) Keller and 5 children immigrated from Stuttgart Germany to Liverpool Ohio. Enroute to Liverpool Johanna died of cholera and is buried in Euclid Ohio. David Keller worked for a grain elevator in Cleveland. He was offered a 100 acre farm for $500.00 but preferred to move to Liverpool where he purchased property. In 1834 my 2nd great grandfather Jacob Reisinger followed the Keller family to America. In Stuttgart Jacob learned the trade of shoemaker and was offered similar work in Cleveland. For three years of service he would receive his board, $200.00 and 30 acres of land northwest of Cleveland Public Square. However, he preffered the heavier soil at Liverpool over the sandy soil in Cleveland and declined the offer.
Jacob Reisinger and Elizabeth Keller were married Oct. 13, 1834 in a Lutheran church in Liverpool Ohio. The Rev. G.W. Emmanuel Metzger officiated. A log cabin was built on a 40 acre farm southwest of Liverpool where 5 of their 12 children were born. In 1848 the family moved to Columbia Township Ohio where a log house was built on a 63 acre farm. Jacob would farm during the summer and in the colder weather he worked as a shoemaker traveling around the country, staying at each home until he made shoes for the entire family.
Jacob and Elizabeth are buried at Myrtle Hill cemetery.
Carol Reisinger Eskra