Some of you might want to look up under the surname KULHMANN because I have KUHNs and KUHLMANNs on my tree. And some of the KILMERS were KUHLMANN/KILMER. From the PALATINE passengers 1709 many of them as you all know married into each other and some contained two different surnames. some of mine came over much sooner then other family came later.
Eg: I have to start a JOHANN GEORG KUHLMANN/KILMER Married to Anna (Eva) Margaretha SCHLEICHER. Johann's dad was Stoffel KUHLMANN. But His children used both names then eventually they used one or the other!The only reason I can guess why KILMER was used is that if pronounced with a strong German accent, it can sound like KILMER more like "KUHL-MAH-n! An example of how messed it can get, My surname is YERRY but the original was JAEGER! how did they get yerry out of yaeger? by english ears hearing only familiar sounding letters, then spelling it that way.
Some of the names I see here look familiar to me, so I've been searching each name I see. To help some of you out try looking KUHLMANN/KILMER, also try looking at the KUHN surname as well since I found some married into each other.