Aubrey, I have been trying to connect Georg Mohn and Werner Mohn seemingly forever. I am a decendant of Georg and Ruth Ann Mohn's youngest child, Martin, b. 1818 in Pennsylvania.
This is basically what I have: Werner and his 3 siblings (Anna, Johanna, Ludwig) came across on the Elizabeth in 1733. Werner was the oldest son of Johannes and Anna Margartha (Hack)of Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. I can trace Johannes by church records into the 1500's, which includes the Faust/Mohn association with Kunigunda Mohn Faust, b. May 7, 1646. As you will see below, Worner (Vernor/Wernor/Werner) ends up in Virginia and is seen in the records or both Georg and Abraham Mohn, who I am very confident are brothers. Wernor is mentioned in a history document (see below) with Abraham. So, as I do not have a direct confirmaton of Georg and Werner as son and father, I have the indirect connection via DNA and the history of Abraham.
** Worner Mohn was baptized 18 Dec. 1726 at Langenselbold Reformed Church, son of Johannas Mohn (son of Peter Mohn) and wife Margretha, daughter of the deceased Melchior Hack of Lichenroth. The sponser at the baptism of Worner Mohn was another Worner Mohn of Langenselbold. - source: Borgert's book on Langenselbold immigrants (info. by John Knisely).
Taxed as a married man in Cumru Twp., Berks Co., Pa., in 1752. He was a farmer by trade.
Listed in the "Index to Loudoun County Tithables 1758-1786" by Hopkins: MOON, Warner (Varner) 1772-74, 1786, 1786 in Shelburne Parish (area west of Goose Creek). Also listed in 1782.
From Personal Property Tax Lists for Loudoun County, Va.
1787 - Vernor Moon taxed for 3 horses and 5 cattle.
1789 - Vernor Moon is taxed for 1 horse. George Moon was responsible for no property.
From Loudoun County Court Records:
-April 12, 1781: Verner Moon - Plaintiff, Matthias Shruk - Defendant. "Jacob Doughshimus and Philip Huff came into court and undertook for the Defendant in case he be convict in the action of aforesaid he shall satisfy and pay the condemnation of the court or surrender his Body to prison in Execution for the same on failure thereof they the said Jacob and Philip will do it for him."
-March 10, 1789: Vernor Moon - Plt., John A. Binns Bailiff for Henry A. Bennett - Def.
-March 13, 1789: Vernor Moon - Plt., Matthias Shruk - Def. "On the motion of the defendant by his attorney it is ordered that his fine be demnified and that the Plt. pay unto the defendant his ??? behalf expended.
-unknown: Vernor Moon - Plt., Peter Toberman - Def. "On the motion of the defendant by his attorney it is ordered that the rent be demnified and that the plaintiff pay unto the defendant his costs by him in his behalf expended---"
-March 14, 1789: Vernor Moon - Plt., Matthias Shruk - Def.
-March 15, 1789: Vernor Moon - Plt., John A. Binns Bailiff for Henry A. Bennett Esg. Dft. "Thursday came the parties by their attorneys and the said Vernor by the leave of the Court and by force of the act of ??? in that case made and provided come here into the court and relinquished his action in manner and form brought and certified that he owes the convenant thirty pounds for renting arrears. It is therefore ordered by the court that the covenant recieve against the said Vernor the aforesaid thirty pounds ??? certify here in his behalf expended another said Verner in money. Execution delayed til first day of October and ...Vede award returned to be discharged by the payment."
This is what I have on Georg Mohn, b. 1759 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Note, I have not tried to confirm the war records:
** 1774 Dunmore's War: Mohn's, Dixon's, Sixt's, and Crowley's served together.
From Revolutionary War Service Records 1775-1783, indicates that a George Moon served:
Roll Box: 98
Roll Description: VA.
I have a copy of the baptismal records of the first 2 children born to Georg and Ruth Ann in Loudoun County, VA, at the New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1793.
1820 U.S. Census: George Moon, Muddy Creek Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania (p. 133).
1820: Butler County, Zelienople Twp., Pennsylvania, St. Paul's German Luthern and Reformed Church lists Georg and Ruth Anna MOHN as parishoners.
1830 U.S. Census lists George and Ruth Anna in Mercer County, Wolfcreek-Pine Twp., Pennsylvania, where they moved to "shortly after the War of 1812".
In February 17, 1851, Wolfcreek Twp. was divided into 3 parts. The central part called Pine Grove, or Pine because of the cluster of pine trees which stood on a hill west of the town. The actual residence, from the Combined Atlas of Mercer Co., 1873, is approx. 2 miles west of the Wolf Creek as it passes through the town of Pine Grove/Grove City.
Through DNA testing in 2007, a perfect match (25 markers) has been made between Robert Gregg Moon (Georg) and Charles Arthur Moon (Abraham) to confirm that Georg and Abraham were brothers.
Notes on Abraham Mohn:
**Abraham Mohn took communion at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church on two occasions of record. The first being on 25 October 1789. The second being on 8 May 1791. Also taking communion on 8 May 1791, listed right under Abraham on the original record written in German, is a Johannes Mohn! (note from Shari Moon Knaust).According to the book, "Pioneer Families of Garrett County Maryland" Abraham's parents were Warren Moon and Catherine Crowley.However, no firm connection has ever been made with a Warren Moon.There is a possibility that Worner (Warren, Vernor or Verner) Mohn (Moon) was Abraham's father.Worner's family came to America on "The Ship Elizabeth" in 1733 with Grauels, later changed to Crowl and Crowley.
Your comments would be greatly appreciated.