- Birth Date
- 3 January 1840
- Death Date
- 27 July 1925
Alfred Greenwood Keetch
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton, and the ship manifest lists their surname as "Kielch."
The ship manifest shows their surname as "”Kielch." After crossing Iowa, the Keetches dropped out of the company at Florence. Alfred continued on to Utah in 1862 with his sister as part of the David Kimball Freight Train. He was a teamster in the William Henry Chipman Company in 1866 from the Tooele Ward.
More research is needed concerning Alfred's date of birth as census records are inconsistent. Date listed reflects family tradition secondary information and data from the 1900 Census.
- Age at Departure: 16
- Age at Departure: 22
- Age at Departure: 26
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- 1851 England and Wales Census.
- 1856 Nebraska Census
- 1860 Nebraska Census.
- 1870 United States Federal Census
- 1880 United States Federal Census
- 1900 United States Federal Census.
- 1910 United States Federal Census
- 1920 United States Federal Census
- Captain Henry Chipman's Train, Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts, 1861-1868.
- Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), 982.
- Historians Office Record of Members (Minnie Margetts file).
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 206.
- Portrait, Genealogical and Biographical Record of the State of Utah (Chicago: National Historical Record Co., 1902), 271.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Walker, May K., "Sketch of the lives of Alfred G. and Emily Harris Keetch"
- William H. Chipman notebook, 1866.
- Wood, William, Autobiography , 115, 117, 119.