Descendents of Jacob & Susanna KIEHN 1790 Census
THE KUHN, KIEHN, KEEHN, KEEN FAMILY
Sources of Information: Books located at: Abbreviation
Berks County Genealogical Society BCGS
Genealogical Library at the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints GLCJC
Historical Society of Berks County HSBC
Penn Room at Reading Public Library PRRPL
Research room at the Berks County Court House RRCH
Books: 1 History of Berks County page# 1p#
2 The Annal of Buffalo Valley page# 2p#
3 Churches are: Host H Schwarzward S
1st Reformed R Trinity Luthern T
4 Cemetaries are: Schwarzward S Aulenbach A
5 Birth, Marriage, Death, Wills & Census Records
6 Obituaries from Newspapers
7 Abbreviations: A-age B-born BC-Berks County,Pa BF-from last generation
Bu Buried at C-children D-died
For more information-see g-generation
M-married ng-Next Generation see #
nmi-no more info P-Parents s-spouse
KUHN (U with an umlat) in the German Immigration
Records showing Jacob, A21 & his brother Peter, A18 came
over on the Ship Marlborough, Thomas Bell, Master, from
Rotterdam & Cowes, arrived in Phila., 9/23/1741. There
was another ship that carried a Jacob Kuhn to America,
It was the ship Neptune, John Mason,Captain, on 10/4/1752.
This is what is known of Jacob's Descendency down
to & after 1850. There is room on the sheets for additionial
information on dates & names of the families listed. This is
written by George Henry KEEHN, (GeorgeKeehn@Yahoo.Com)
so that other descendents will have this information.
Notes for Jacob KUHN "The Elder". The following is a
partial abstract of his will. Jacob KUHN, Reading, Pa., cod.
Sep 30 Sep 17,1793 - Nov 12,1793. Provides for wife Susanna.
To 4 sons, Jacob, John, Peter, & George 300 pounds which is
due from Martin Rothemel for the Plantation & Gristmill I sold
him. To each of my 9 children Jacob, John, Peter, George,
Anna Maria wife of Theobald HABERACKE, Susanna wife of Jacob
SMECK, Elizabeth W of Valentine BEYER, Catharine W of Adam
GERRET, & Magdalena. 200 pounds. Rem. at wifes dec. to above
9C. Sons Jacob, John, Peter, & George Extrs.
Witnessed by Johannes Printz & John Spyker.
To get an idea of the wealth of Jacob, log onto the
Colonial Williamsburg site for help with the conversion of
Pounds to dollars, and the pay scale of the times. What can be
found is that the average yearly wage for a craftsman during
this time period is 30 pounds. If one considers the fact that
Jacob sold a plantation and gristmill for 300 pounds, we can
see that the selling price is approximately 10 years wages.
We can also see that Jacob left a sum of 200 pounds to
each of his 9C. This total amounts to 1,800 pounds, or an
amount equivalent to 60 yrs wages.It is easy to see that
somehow, Jacob had accumulated a great amount of wealth.
Sources below are from 1790 Census as KIEHN.
Desc of Jacob "The Elder" & Susanna KIEHN 9C
Jacob has 5, 4 in Alsace, 1 in Reading.
1790 Census Alsace KIEHN
1M Jacob B10/18/1720 in Germany D10/15/1793 in BC
2F w Susanna 9/20/1728 9/20/1799 9C Magdalena had 9C
1C Anna Maria M Theobald HABERACKE
2C Jacob M Anna Maria
3C John M Susanna GRONINGER
4C Susanna M Jacob SMECK
5C Peter M Elizabeth SCHLONECKER
6C George M Susan SHALTER
7C Elizabeth M Valentine BEYER
8C Catharine M Adam GERRET
9C Magdalena M nmi
Source: T Church B D
(1) Anna Maria 1/11/1747 1830 had 2C
s Theobald HABERACKE 11/1744 4/13/1825