Margaret Marie Kuhn

ID#61, b. 13 September 1900, d. 14 May 1984
Margaret Marie Kuhn
Father: Adam E. Kuhn
Mother: Hattie May Clark

Birth date: 13 September 1900
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Another spelling of her first name is Margarette.2

Photograph of Margaret with her mother, brother and sisters. Date taken: unknown. Location: probably their home in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

On 31 July 1926 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Margaret applied for a marriage license with Bernard Albert Knecht, son of John Adam Knecht and Helen Elizabeth Homan.2 It has also been reported that they were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, on that same date,4,5 but that raises questions having found the application for a license issued in Pennsylvania. Perhaps the confusion stems from the fact that Bernard's parents lived in Cincinnati at the time. On the other hand, the Pennsylvania license states that both Bernard and Margaret were living in Moundsville, West Virginia, which was her hometown and where her mother, Hattie, still lived. Considering that Hattie had opposed my grandparents marriage (my grandfather was Margaret's brother), I wonder if Hattie might have also opposed this marriage. That could explain a marriage in the groom's home city rather than the bride's.

Margaret died at age 83 on 14 May 1984 at Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.6,7 She has also been reported to have died on 12 May 1984.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargerite Kuhn, daughter, female, age 9, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)8
1920Washington District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMargret Kuhn, female, age 19, daughter, single, born in West Va, a school teacher at Sand Hill
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 January 1920)9

Deceased Children of Margaret Marie Kuhn and Bernard Albert Knecht:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=12 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S469] Margaret Knecht, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, supports full date of birth.
  2. [S1383] "Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," Washington County Application for Marriage License, No. 37411 for Bernard A. Knecht and Margarette Kuhn, electronic image, FamilySearch, online http://familysearch.org
  3. [S336] Photograph of Hattie (Clark) Kuhn and her children. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S22] Bernard Albert Knecht and Margaret Marie Kuhn and their descendents, handwritten record, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  5. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  6. [S360] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Certificate No. 035616 data, Margaret M. Knecht.
  7. [S469] Margaret Knecht, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, supports month and year of death.
  8. [S320] Adam E. Kuhn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington District, Enumeration District 92, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  9. [S334] Hattie Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 62, sheet 5A (152 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.

Bernard Albert Knecht

ID#62, b. 21 December 1903, d. 16 May 1966
Father: John Adam Knecht
Mother: Helen Elizabeth Homan

Birth date: 21 December 1903
Birth place: Ohio.1,2

On 31 July 1926 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Bernard applied for a marriage license with Margaret Marie Kuhn, daughter of Adam E. Kuhn and Hattie May Clark.1 It has also been reported that they were married in Cincinnati, Ohio, on that same date,2,3 but that raises questions having found the application for a license issued in Pennsylvania. Perhaps the confusion stems from the fact that Bernard's parents lived in Cincinnati at the time. On the other hand, the Pennsylvania license states that both Bernard and Margaret were living in Moundsville, West Virginia, which was her hometown and where her mother, Hattie, still lived. Considering that Hattie had opposed my grandparents marriage (my grandfather was Margaret's brother), I wonder if Hattie might have also opposed this marriage. That could explain a marriage in the groom's home city rather than the bride's.

On 16 May 1966 at age 62, Bernard died at home (Greene County, Ohio.)4 He has also been reported to have died on 11 May 1966.2

Deceased Children of Bernard Albert Knecht and Margaret Marie Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=12 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S1383] "Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 - 1950," Washington County Application for Marriage License, No. 37411 for Bernard A. Knecht and Margarette Kuhn, electronic image, FamilySearch, online http://familysearch.org
  2. [S22] Bernard Albert Knecht and Margaret Marie Kuhn and their descendents, handwritten record, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  3. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  4. [S360] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), Bernard A. Knecht data, Certificate No. 36222.

Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn1

ID#63, b. 23 March 1877, d. 23 March 1942
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Schon

Birth date: 23 March 1877
Birth place: Wallerfangen, District of Saarlouis (Kreis Saarlouis), Diocese of Trier Germany.2,3

Mathias' mother passed away in 1877, the same year he was born - it is sad to realize he would have had no personal memories of her. Mary's death left Nikolaus with three very young children to raise: Anna, Adam and Mathias.4 So it isn't surprising that he quickly married again that same year. When Nikolaus married Catharina Schumacher, she immediately became the stepmother of an infant and two young children.5

Mathias emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium, in April 1886 with his family.6 The journey from Antwerp to New York took between a week and a fortnight.7 The steamship "Rhynland" was built for the Red Star Line by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, and launched on 10 March 1879. It could accommodate 150 first class passengers and another 1,000 in steerage.8

Along with Nicholas Kuhn and Catharina Kuhn, Mathias appears on the passenger list for the S.S. Rhynland which arrived in April 1886 New York City, New York. Also listed: Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn and Catherine Kuhn. All are identified as citizens of Germany, having begun their journey from Wallerfangen, Germany, with an intended destination of East Liverpool. Information per the ship's manifest is as follows:
     Nic. Kuhn, age 37, male, a laborer
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 36, female
     Anna Kuhn, age 12, female
     Adam Kuhn, age 11, male
     Mathe. Kuhn, age 9, male
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 5, female
They are numbered 145 through 150 out of a total manifest of 347 passengers.6 Mathias arrived at Castle Garden, New York City, New York, on 10 April 1886, along with the rest of his family. Information per Ellis Island records found online:
Ship: RHYNLAND
Arrived: 10 April 1886

Origination: Germany
Port: Antwerp
Destination: 4229
Plan: Unknown
Passage: Unknown

Nic. Kuhn, laborer, age 37, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, farmer, age 36, female, literacy = U
Anna Kuhn, farmer, age 12, female, literacy = U
Adam Kuhn, farmer, age 11, male, literacy = U
Mathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 9, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 5, female, literacy = U.9,6

Mathias Kuhn was released from Prussian citizenship with Nikolaus Kuhn and Catharina (Schumacher) Kuhn on 27 April 1886 for the purpose of emigration to the State of Ohio in North America. The release certificate was signed on 27 April 1886 by the Royal Prussian Government in Trier and stated that the certificate would "be ineffective if the released persons do not move their place of residence to outside Federal territory within six months from the day of issue of the Release Certificate, or acquire citizenship in another federal state.10" Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn was naturalized as a citizen of the United States in 1892.11

As of 1897, Mathias lived at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, based on his death certificate, which stated that he had been in the community 45 years.2

His first marriage was to Rebecca A. "Beckie" Pierre, daughter of Frank Pierre and Melanie (unknown), on 6 November 1899 at Seneca, Monongalia County, West Virginia. H. Boutlan, a minister of the Catholic Church, certified that he celebrated the rites of marriage.12 The couple had obtained a marriage license on 4 November 1899 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.12 As of that date, he was living West Virginia,12 and was a glass blower.12 He became a widower at age 34 when Beckie died on 4 November 1911.13

His second marriage was to Margaret A. Ganz, daughter of John Ganz and Mary Dittmeier, on 8 January 1918 at St. George's Church, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.14,4

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 41, Mathias registered in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.15 As of that date, he was living 589 McLane Avenue, at Morgantown, West Virginia,15 and was a glass worker at Seneca Glass Company Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.15

Sadly, Mathias died at home (521 McLane Avenue, Morgantown, Morgan District, Monongalia County, West Virginia) on 23 March 1942, his 65th birthday. He had an intestinal hemorrhage due to carcinoma of the stomach; his doctor had diagnosed the cancer on 20 October 1941. His body was interred on 26 March 1942 Beverly Hills Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.2

Deceased Children of Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn and Rebecca A. "Beckie" Pierre:

Deceased Child of Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn and Margaret A. Ganz:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=27 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996, page iv.
  2. [S322] Matt Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983634_0000673.jpg.
  3. [S1902] Matthew Kughn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 19A (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767, supports month, year and country of birth.
  4. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  5. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.
  6. [S405] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.), Nikolaus Kuhn family data.
  7. [S406] Red Star Line Memorial, online http://www.visitantwerpen.be/redstarlinememorial/…
  8. [S496] Immigrant Ships, online http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipqs.htm. compiled by Louis S. Alfano.
  9. [S407] CastleGarden.org, online http://www.castlegarden.org/index.html
  10. [S81] Nikolaus Kuhn and family, Royal Prussian Government Release Certificate, 27 April 1886, photocopy in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  11. [S2441] Mathias Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown, Fourth Ward, Enumeration District 108, sheet 8A (225 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964.
  12. [S941] Marriage License for Mathias Kuhn and Beckie N. Pieree, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00108.jpg.
  13. [S940] Beckie A. Kuhn, Monongalia County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00391.jpg.
  14. [S2408] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965, online http://www.ancestry.com (Lehi, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Mathias G. Kuhn and Margaret Ganz data, page 27, film no. 002024988.
  15. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), Mathias George Kuhn data, serial no. 2757, order no. 2070.
  16. [S938] Marriage License for James Nicholas Kuhn and Stella Mary Grogg, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00496.jpg.
  17. [S323] Mary Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983474_0001624.jpg.

Rebecca A. "Beckie" Pierre1

ID#64, b. March 1879, d. 4 November 1911
Father: Frank Pierre
Mother: Melanie (unknown)

Birth date: March 1879
Birth place: Belgium.2,3

Rebecca emigrated from Belgium in 1892.4

Rebecca married Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn, son of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Schon, on 6 November 1899 at Seneca, Monongalia County, West Virginia. H. Boutlan, a minister of the Catholic Church, certified that he celebrated the rites of marriage.2 The couple had obtained a marriage license on 4 November 1899 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.2 As of that date, she was living West Virginia.2

Commonly known as Beckie, which is how her name appears on both her marriage and death records.2,5 Note that the marriage license has name errors: Beckie's middle initial of "N" on the marriage license should be an "A" per other records; similarly, the surname for her and her parents was spelled as Pieree rather than Pierre as seen in other records.2

Beckie died at age 32 from an abcess on her lungs on 4 November 1911 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.5 Her body was interred in November 1911 in, Beverly Hills Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Deceased Children of Rebecca A. "Beckie" Pierre and Mathias George "Matt" Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=22 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S1903] George M. Kuhn, Monongalia County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00437.jpg.
  2. [S941] Marriage License for Mathias Kuhn and Beckie N. Pieree, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00108.jpg.
  3. [S1902] Matthew Kughn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 19A (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767, supports month, year and country of birth.
  4. [S1902] Matthew Kughn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgan District (north of Deckers Creek), Enumeration District 83, sheet 19A (150 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1767.
  5. [S940] Beckie A. Kuhn, Monongalia County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00391.jpg.
  6. [S938] Marriage License for James Nicholas Kuhn and Stella Mary Grogg, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00496.jpg.

Catharina Schumacher1

ID#65, b. circa 1849, d. 1886
Father: not yet identified.
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: circa 1849.2
Birth place: unknown.

Another spelling of her name is Catherine Schumaiker.3,4

Catharina married Nikolaus Kuhn in 1877, reportedly in Germany.3 Nine years later, Nikolaus and Catharina, along with their children, boarded the S.S. Rhynland in Antwerp, Belgium, to start a new life in America.2

The steamship passed Lizard Point at 6:50 pm on 28 March 1886 per the London newspaper, The Times.5 Lizard Point is on the Lizard Peninsula, located in the southern United Kingdom. A quote from the "Visit Cornwall" website maintained by the Official Tourist Board paints an interesting picture:
... gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea. At 49°57' N, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and imagine the thousands of ships that have passed by this treacherous part of the coast on their way across the Atlantic.6
The journey from Antwerp to New York took between a week and a fortnight.7 The steamship "Rhynland" was built for the Red Star Line by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, and launched on 10 March 1879. It could accommodate 150 first class passengers and another 1,000 in steerage.8

Nicholas and Catharina appear on the passenger list for the S.S. Rhynland, which arrived in April 1886 at New York City, New York. Also on the passenger list: Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn, Mathias Kuhn and Catherine Kuhn. All are identified as citizens of Germany, having begun their journey from Wallerfangen, Germany, with an intended destination of East Liverpool. Information per the ship's manifest is as follows:
     Nic. Kuhn, age 37, male, a laborer
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 36, female
     Anna Kuhn, age 12, female
     Adam Kuhn, age 11, male
     Mathe. Kuhn, age 9, male
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 5, female
They are numbered 145 through 150 out of a total manifest of 347 passengers.2 Nikolaus and Catharina arrived at Castle Garden, New York City, New York, on 10 April 1886, along with Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn, Mathias Kuhn and Catharina Kuhn. Information per Ellis Island records found online:
Ship: RHYNLAND
Arrived: 10 April 1886

Origination: Germany
Port: Antwerp
Destination: 4229
Plan: Unknown
Passage: Unknown

Nic. Kuhn, laborer, age 37, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, farmer, age 36, female, literacy = U
Anna Kuhn, farmer, age 12, female, literacy = U
Adam Kuhn, farmer, age 11, male, literacy = U
Mathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 9, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 5, female, literacy = U.9,2

Catharina (Schumacher) Kuhn and Nikolaus Kuhn were released from Prussian citizenship for the purpose of emigration to the State of Ohio in North America. The Release Certificate was signed on 27 April 1886 by the Royal Prussian Government in Trier and stated that the certificate would "be ineffective if the released persons do not move their place of residence to outside Federal territory within six months from the day of issue of the Release Certificate, or acquire citizenship in another federal state.1"

Catharina died less than six months after arriving in America, confirmed by the marriage license dated 29 October 1886 for Nikolaus and Mary Mayer. The license stated that "the marriage was dissolved by death of his former wife."10

Deceased Child of Catharina Schumacher and Nikolaus Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=5 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S81] Nikolaus Kuhn and family, Royal Prussian Government Release Certificate, 27 April 1886, photocopy in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S405] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.), Nikolaus Kuhn family data.
  3. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.
  4. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  5. [S1954] "The Mails (from Lloyd's)", The Times, Monday, 29 March 1886, page 7, column 5.
  6. [S1955] Visit Cornwall, online http://www.visitcornwall.com/destinations/lizard, viewed 23 September 2014.
  7. [S406] Red Star Line Memorial, online http://www.visitantwerpen.be/redstarlinememorial/…
  8. [S496] Immigrant Ships, online http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipqs.htm. compiled by Louis S. Alfano.
  9. [S407] CastleGarden.org, online http://www.castlegarden.org/index.html
  10. [S2362] Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1845-1963, Nicalaus Kuhn and Mary Mayer, Marriage License Docket, electronic image from Pennsylvania State Archives, online https://www.ancestry.com/ai/collections/PA/StateArchives, file 47254_549772-00208.jpg. Original data: Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1845-1963. Various Counties (155 Rolls). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Catharina Kuhn1

ID#66, b. 1880
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Catharina Schumacher

Birth date: 1880
Birth place: Germany.2

Catherine emigrated from Antwerp, Belgium, in April 1886 with her family.3 The journey from Antwerp to New York took between a week and a fortnight.4 The steamship "Rhynland" was built for the Red Star Line by the Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, and launched on 10 March 1879. It could accommodate 150 first class passengers and another 1,000 in steerage.5

Along with Nicholas Kuhn and Catharina Kuhn, Catherine appears on the passenger list for the S.S. Rhynland which arrived in April 1886 New York City, New York. Also listed: Anna Kuhn, Adam Kuhn and Mathias Kuhn. All are identified as citizens of Germany, having begun their journey from Wallerfangen, Germany, with an intended destination of East Liverpool. Information per the ship's manifest is as follows:
     Nic. Kuhn, age 37, male, a laborer
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 36, female
     Anna Kuhn, age 12, female
     Adam Kuhn, age 11, male
     Mathe. Kuhn, age 9, male
     Cathe. Kuhn, age 5, female
They are numbered 145 through 150 out of a total manifest of 347 passengers.3 Catharina arrived at Castle Garden, New York City, New York, on 10 April 1886, along with the rest of her family. Information per Ellis Island records found online:
Ship: RHYNLAND
Arrived: 10 April 1886

Origination: Germany
Port: Antwerp
Destination: 4229
Plan: Unknown
Passage: Unknown

Nic. Kuhn, laborer, age 37, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, farmer, age 36, female, literacy = U
Anna Kuhn, farmer, age 12, female, literacy = U
Adam Kuhn, farmer, age 11, male, literacy = U
Mathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 9, male, literacy = U
Cathe. Kuhn, child, youngster, age 5, female, literacy = U.6,3

Catharina Kuhn was released from Prussian citizenship with Nikolaus Kuhn and Catharina (Schumacher) Kuhn on 27 April 1886 for the purpose of emigration to the State of Ohio in North America. The release certificate was signed on 27 April 1886 by the Royal Prussian Government in Trier and stated that the certificate would "be ineffective if the released persons do not move their place of residence to outside Federal territory within six months from the day of issue of the Release Certificate, or acquire citizenship in another federal state.1"
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=23 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S81] Nikolaus Kuhn and family, Royal Prussian Government Release Certificate, 27 April 1886, photocopy in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.
  3. [S405] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.), Nikolaus Kuhn family data.
  4. [S406] Red Star Line Memorial, online http://www.visitantwerpen.be/redstarlinememorial/…
  5. [S496] Immigrant Ships, online http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipqs.htm. compiled by Louis S. Alfano.
  6. [S407] CastleGarden.org, online http://www.castlegarden.org/index.html

Mary Mayer

ID#67, b. 24 February 1869, d. 15 July 1922
Father: Gustav Mayer.
Mother: Reportedly Louise Weber, but not yet confirmed.

Birth date: 24 February 18691 or on 28 February 1869.2
Birth place: Germany.1

In 1882 Mary immigrated to the United States of America.3 It has also been reported that Mary immigrated in 1880.4

On 29 October 1886 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Mary applied for a marriage license with Nikolaus Kuhn. As she was only 17 years old, her father had given his consent for the marriage per the Marriage License Docket.1 As of that date, she was living at Allegheny City, Pennsylvania.1 The couple's marriage took place on 1 November 1886 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.1

Mary died at age 53 from epilepsy on 15 July 1922 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.5,2 Interred on 18 July 1922 in the East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone shared with her husband as "Mary Kuhn." An additional inscription reads, "His Wife."6,2

Deceased Children of Mary Mayer and Nikolaus Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=22 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S2362] Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1845-1963, Nicalaus Kuhn and Mary Mayer, Marriage License Docket, electronic image from Pennsylvania State Archives, online https://www.ancestry.com/ai/collections/PA/StateArchives, file 47254_549772-00208.jpg. Original data: Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1845-1963. Various Counties (155 Rolls). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1737] Mary Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953048_0003103.gif.
  3. [S331] Niclol Kuhn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, McKeesport city, Enumeration District 420, sheet 9B, National Archives micropublication T623_1368.
  4. [S332] Mary Kuhn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Morgantown Fourth Ward, Enumeration District 108, sheets 17A and 17B (234 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1964.
  5. [S1384] Mary Kukin, Monongalia County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00476.jpg.
  6. [S1698] Mary Kuhn, Find A Grave memorial no. 12485192, created by Jennifer Selfridge on 24 November 2005, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S936] Marriage License for Albert Nicholas Kuhn and Edith White, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00414.jpg.

Clara Edith Kuhn1

ID#68, b. 6 July 1893, d. 1928
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Mayer

Birth date: 6 July 1893
Birth place: Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio.2,3,4

Commonly known by her middle name. The spelling "Edythe" is used in the 1996 updated Krouse family history; whereas it was spelled "Edith" in the 1964 Krouse Family History. Perhaps the change reflects a spelling she preferred and used - Edythe is the spelling that appears on her gravestone.5,6

Edith Kuhn and Joseph Serenella applied for a marriage license on 14 June 1926 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. His Italian given name does not appear on the marriage license.2

At that time, she was residing at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia2 and was a clerical worker.2

Edith and Joseph, son of Giacomo Seranelli and Louisa Palmeri, were married on 15 June 1926 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Rev. Peter Flynn of the Catholic Church certified that he united them in marriage.2

Edythe died in 19286 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.7 Interred in the East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Edythe Kuhn Serenella." An additional inscription reads, "1893-1928."6

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Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=12 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S1091] Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962, online http://www.familysearch.org (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library).
  2. [S933] Marriage License for Joseph Serenella and Edith Kuhn, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00612.jpg.
  3. [S331] Niclol Kuhn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, McKeesport city, Enumeration District 420, sheet 9B, National Archives micropublication T623_1368.
  4. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996, p. 18.
  5. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  6. [S1442] Edythe Kuhn Serenella, Find A Grave memorial no. 12485912, created by Jennifer Selfridge on 24 November 2005, online http://www.findagrave.com. Photograph by user name "cynthia mullens", uploaded 21 July 2015.
  7. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.

Giuseppe "Joseph" Serenella1,2

ID#69, b. 19 March 1895, d. February 1976
Father: Giacomo Seranelli
Mother: Louisa Palmeri

Birth date: 19 March 1895
Birth place: Montorio, Italy.1

Guiseppe's surname was spelled Seranelli on the passenger list when he immigrated to the United States.3 Giuseppe arrived at New York City, New York, on 17 April 1912, having left Naples, Italy, on 02 April 1912 aboard the "S. S. Luisiana."3

Giuseppe's first marriage was to Mary Alfieri, daughter of Alphonso Frank Alfieri and Angeline Caramano, on 9 April 1917 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Peter Flynn, a minister of the Catholic church, certified that he celebrated the rites of marriage.4 He became a widower at age 26 when Mary died on 10 January 1922.5

The names of many immigrants were "Americanized" and such was the case for Giuseppe, who changed to the English variation of Joseph before he married the second time. Joseph Serenella and Edith Kuhn applied for a marriage license on 14 June 1926 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. His Italian given name does not appear on the marriage license.2 At that time, he was residing at Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland2 and was employed in a tin mill.2

His second marriage was to Edith Kuhn, daughter of Nikolaus Kuhn and Mary Mayer, on 15 June 1926 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Rev. Peter Flynn of the Catholic Church certified that he united them in marriage.2

On 1 July 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland, he petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to become a citizen of the United States of America (using the name Giuseppe). The document also shows that nearly three years earlier6 on 13 August 1924 he had declared his intention to become a citizen to the Circuit Court at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.7

He became a widower for the second time when Edith/Edythe died in 1928. (See the page for Clara Edith Kuhn, ID#68, regarding her name.)8

Joseph died at age 80 in February 1976.
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=12 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S1426] U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project), online http://search.ancestry.com/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1193 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Giuseppe Serenella data, Naturalization Petition No. 9512 of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,.
  2. [S933] Marriage License for Joseph Serenella and Edith Kuhn, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00612.jpg.
  3. [S1443] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).
  4. [S1439] Marriage License for Giuseppe Serenella and Mary Alfieri, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00097.jpg.
  5. [S1441] Mary Serenella, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _0000974.jpg.
  6. [S1426] U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project), online http://search.ancestry.com/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1193 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Giuseppe Serenella data, Naturalization Petition No. 9512 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
  7. [S1426] U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project), online http://search.ancestry.com/search/dbextra.aspx?dbid=1193 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Giuseppe Serenella data, Naturalization Petition No. 9512 of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
  8. [S3] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, Family History Kuhn/Dittmeier, 1964.

Albert Nicholas Kuhn1

ID#70, b. 5 March 1895, d. 27 June 1959
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Mayer

Birth date: 5 March 1895
Birth place: Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio.2,3

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. As a result of the Selective Service Act passed on 18 May 1917, every male living within the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The first registration was held 5 June 1917 for men aged 21 to 31. At age 22, Albert registered in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: medium height, slender, gray eyes, light brown hair, not bald.4

As of 5 June 1917, Albert was employed as a glassworker by Ripley Glass Co. at South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.4 He was living at 368 Grant Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia.4

Albert and Edith M. White obtained a marriage license on 27 May 1922 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.3 As of that date, he was living in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia3 and working as a glassworker.3,5 The couple's marriage took place on 28 May 1922 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Peter Flynn, a minister of the Catholic Church, certified that he united them in marriage.3

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration," was conducted on 27 April 1942 to register men who were between 45 and 64 years old. At age 47, Albert registered at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: white, 5' 7½", 150 lbs., gray eyes, blond hair, light complexion.2 He was living at 855 Rawley Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia.2

On 27 June 1959 at age 64, Albert died at home (855 Rawley Avenue, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia). The cause of death was rheumatic heart disease.5 Albert's body was interred on 30 June 1959 in the Mt. Union Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.5

Deceased Child of Albert Nicholas Kuhn and Edith M. White:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=7 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S351] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), 29 May 2006.
  2. [S351] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), Albert Nicholas Kuhn data, serial no. U3054.
  3. [S936] Marriage License for Albert Nicholas Kuhn and Edith White, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00414.jpg.
  4. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), Albert Kuhn data, no. 176.
  5. [S1093] Albert N. Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0001832.jpg.
  6. [S937] Marriage License for Albert N. Kuhn Jr. and Eleanor May Everly, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00531.jpg.

Edith M. White1

ID#71, b. circa 1901, d. 6 November 1998
Father: Alexander White
Mother: Sarah J. Garner

Birth date: circa 1901
Birth place: Monongalia County, West Virginia.2

Edith and Albert Nicholas Kuhn obtained a marriage license on 27 May 1922 in Monongalia County, West Virginia.2 As of that date, she was living in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.2 The couple's marriage took place on 28 May 1922 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Peter Flynn, a minister of the Catholic Church, certified that he united them in marriage.2

She became a widow when Albert died on 27 June 1959.3

Edith died on 6 November 1998.1

Deceased Child of Edith M. White and Albert Nicholas Kuhn:

Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=7 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S2401] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Edith M. White Kuhn Silcox data, claim dated 23 February 1965 to change surname.
  2. [S936] Marriage License for Albert Nicholas Kuhn and Edith White, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00414.jpg.
  3. [S1093] Albert N. Kuhn, Certificate of Death, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 0001832.jpg.
  4. [S937] Marriage License for Albert N. Kuhn Jr. and Eleanor May Everly, Monongalia County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file _00531.jpg.

Mary Kuhn

ID#72, b. 1896, d. 1899
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Mayer

Birth date: reportedly 1896,1 but I have yet to find any official records to confirm this info.
Birth place: unknown.

Mary died in 1899 at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=9 Oct 2012

Citations

  1. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.

Adelaide Kuhn

ID#73, b. 19 June 1891, d. October 1982
Father: Nikolaus Kuhn
Mother: Mary Mayer

Birth date: 19 June 1891
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1,2

Per the Social Security Death Index, the address of record for Adelaide was Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Identified as the "last known residence," this address may or may not have any connection to the actual last residence or the place of death.3

Adelaide died at age 91 in October 1982.4 Adelaide's body was interred in the East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.5
Family Line(s):
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=22 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S899] Adelaide Kuhn, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports full date of birth.
  2. [S331] Niclol Kuhn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, McKeesport city, Enumeration District 420, sheet 9B, National Archives micropublication T623_1368.
  3. [S899] Adelaide Kuhn, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  4. [S899] Adelaide Kuhn, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, supports month and year of death.
  5. [S1696] Adelaide Kuhn, Find A Grave memorial no. 12485191, created by Jennifer Selfridge on 24 November 2005, online http://www.findagrave.com

Dorothy Maxine Moore1

ID#74, b. 29 October 1930, d. 6 August 2004
Dorothy Moore - 1949
Father: Franklin Doyle Moore
Mother: Violet Genevieve Lemons

Birth date: 29 October 1930
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2,3

Photograph of Dorothy with Phil Kuhn. Date taken: 1949. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

On 6 December 1949 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Dorothy applied for a marriage license with Philip L. Kuhn, son of Herbert Samuel Kuhn and Nellie Belle Church. Consent for issuance of the license was given by "Father and Mother of Female" as Dorothy was only 19 years old. The authorization to marry was signed 12 December 1949 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.1 Ister West, a minister of the Christian Church, certified that he united them in marriage on 16 December 1949 at Cameron.1

On 6 August 2004 at age 73, Dorothy died at home (Tunnel Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)3,5,2

An obituary was published on 9 August 2004 the News Register, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.2

A memorial service for Dorothy was conducted on 10 August 2004 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Rev. Kenneth Ullom officiating.2,3 Dorothy's body was interred on 10 August 2004 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Dorothy M. Kuhn."2,3

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.6
Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=4 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S467] Marriage License for Philip L. Kuhn and Dorothy Maxine Moore, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00137.jpg.
  2. [S191] Dorothy M. (Moore) Kuhn obituary, Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 09 August 2004, Obituaries, page 3.
  3. [S19] Funeral memorial card, (Moundsville, West Virginia: Altmeyer Funeral Home), Dorothy M. Moore Kuhn, 10 August 2004 service.
  4. [S336] Photograph of Philip L. Kuhn and Dorothy M. Moore taken 1949. From collection owned by Nellie (Church) Kuhn, inherited by her daughter. Digital scan of original photo made in 2006 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  5. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  6. [S315] Digital photograph of Philip L. and Dorothy M. Kuhn gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.

Franklin Doyle Moore1,2

ID#75, b. 26 September 1908
Father: Z. Avril Moore
Mother: Adaline B. "Lina Bell" Taylor

Birth date: 26 September 1908
Birth place: Bowman Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Commonly known by his middle name, Doyle.1

Doyle married Violet Genevieve Lemons, daughter of E. Lemons, on 5 March 1930 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. C. D. Plum, a minister of the Church of God, cetified that he united them in marriage.4

Deceased Child of Franklin Doyle Moore and Violet Genevieve Lemons:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Kuhn Index
Last Edited Date=8 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  2. [S191] Dorothy M. (Moore) Kuhn obituary, Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 09 August 2004, Obituaries, page 3.
  3. [S1388] Franklin D. Moore, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00552.jpg.
  4. [S1387] Marriage License for Franklin Doyle Moore and Violet Genevieve Lemons, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130842_00153.jpg.

Mary Gladys "Peggy" Aston1

ID#83, b. 27 February 1926, d. 17 May 2016
Mary Gladys "Peggy" Aston - 1943
Father: Joseph M. "Joe" Aston
Mother: Mary Gertrude Ryan

Birth date: 27 February 1926
Birth place: Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2,3 Like her siblings, she was born at home.3

Commonly known by her nickname, Peggy.

On 22 July 1946 in Marshall County, West Virginia, Mary applied for a marriage license with Dale Kuhn, son of Herbert Samuel Kuhn and Nellie Belle Church. Her name appears on the document as "Gladys Aston." Consent for issuance of the license was given by "Parents of Male and Parents of Female" as both applicants were only 20 years old. The authorization to marry was signed 26 July 1946 by J. Randall Crow, Clerk of the County Court.2 The couple's marriage took place on 28 July 1946 at Bear Ridge (off Fork Ridge), Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. After Rev. A. J. McCloy officiated the wedding at the home of the bride's parents, the couple and their guests enjoyed cake and homemade ice cream for the reception.3

Dale and Peggy lived on a farm on Brushy Ridge, a short distance off Fork Ridge Road. After many years in an older house on the east side of Brushy Ridge, they built a new house on the west side of the road at a much higher elevation. The old house became the home of their oldest daughter, Connie, and her family.1

Photograph of Peggy with Dale Kuhn. Date taken: 1974. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.

After Dale's death, Peggy continued to live on the family farm in the newer house, near two daughters: Connie in the original farm house, and Linda in the house she and her first husband, Jimmy Lyons, built on the farm north of the farm house. Eventually, son Kenny moved in with Peggy. She was very fortunate to have three of her children living so near to her.3,1

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In November 2011, declining health resulted in Peggy's decision to move to the Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia,1 where she passed away on 17 May 2016.5

A memorial service for Peggy was conducted on 20 May 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes Chapel, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.5 Interred on 20 May 2016 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary G. "Peggy" Kuhn." An additional inscription reads, "Married July 28, 1946."5

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary G. Aston, female, age 4-1/12, daughter, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)6
Last Edited Date=7 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  2. [S465] Marriage License for Dale Kuhn and Gladys Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130847_00545.jpg.
  3. [S229] Interview with Mary "Peggy" (Aston) Kuhn by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 08 September 2001.
  4. [S315] Digital photograph of Dale M. Kuhn gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  5. [S2259] Mary Gladys "Peggy" Kuhn obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  6. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Joseph M. "Joe" Aston1

ID#84, b. 10 May 1895, d. 12 January 1983
Father: Charles Gibson Aston
Mother: Cancedella "Della" McGary

Birth date: 10 May 1895
Birth place: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Did Joseph M. Aston have a middle name? His daughter, (name protected), remembers that he always said he only had a middle initial, no middle name. That concurs with the Marshall County Register of Births which recorded the initial "M." but no middle name. Nevertheless, two different spellings have been found during research: Manfred and Manford.

Interestingly, Joe's brother, William, was recorded as "Wm. B." in the Marshall County Register of Births, yet he used a middle name of Bailey.1

Commonly known as Joe.

As of 31 July 1897, he lived at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Charles Gibson Aston and Della Aston as well as Ethel May Aston.2

Joseph's first marriage was to Rosa Henceroth, daughter of Henry Henceroth and Jane Alman, on 9 February 1920 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. Rev. D. G. Slater certified that he united them in marriage. Note that Rosa's surname was misspelled as "Hencreoth" on the marriage record.3

He became a widower at age 29 when Rose died on 11 June 1924 from complications with the birth of their daughter, Rosa May.4

His second marriage was to Mary Gertrude Ryan, daughter of Isaac Newton Ryan and Emily E. "Emma" Kerns, on 29 July 1925 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. James B. Smith certified that he united them in marriage.5

Joe died at age 87 on 12 January 1983 in Marshall County, West Virginia.6,7

At the time of Joe's death, his address was Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. He lived on Fork Ridge.

Although the inscription on the gravestone of Joe's first wife reads, "Joseph M. and Rose (his wife) and Rose May (infant)," he is not buried in the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery with Rose; Joe is buried with his second wife at the Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery.8 Joe's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Joseph M. Aston." The inscription reads, "From the branch of life, three leaves have fallen." There is one gravestone for Joseph, his second wife Mary, and their daughter Judy.9

Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here.10

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJoseph M. Aston, male, age 5, son, single, born May 1895 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)11
1910Clay District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJoseph Aston, male, age 14, son, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)12
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJoseph M. Aston, male, age 34, head, married, age 24 at first marriage, born in West Virginia, a self-employed farmer (general farming), a veteran of World War I
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)13

Deceased Children of Joseph M. "Joe" Aston and Rosa "Rose" Henceroth:

Deceased Children of Joseph M. "Joe" Aston and Mary Gertrude Ryan:

Last Edited Date=19 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S439] Joseph M. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00128.jpg.
  2. [S437] Clarence E. Aston, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00151.jpg.
  3. [S722] Marriage License for Joseph M. Aston and Rosa Hencreoth, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130838_00574.jpg.
  4. [S340] Rose Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953109_0001356.jpg.
  5. [S721] Marriage License for Joseph M. Aston and Mary Gertrude Ryan, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130840_00415.jpg.
  6. [S25] Mary G. Ryan Aston obituary, Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, West Virginia, 26 July 1983.
  7. [S78] Information from privately maintained database, LIVING Kirke, compiler, obtained 03 September 2000.
  8. [S90] Digital photograph of gravestone in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 26 May 2003.
  9. [S71] Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  10. [S315] Digital photograph of Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  11. [S971] Charles Aston household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  12. [S1122] Charles G. Aston household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay District, Enumeration District 80, sheet 14A (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  13. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  14. [S465] Marriage License for Dale Kuhn and Gladys Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130847_00545.jpg.
  15. [S2061] Donald R. Aston obituary, presented by Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., Warren, Ohio, online http://www.carlwhall.com/obituary/Donald-R.-Aston/…
  16. [S714] Marriage License for Harry Sherwood Aston and Mary Margaret Yoho, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130892z_00125.jpg.

Mary Gertrude Ryan1

ID#85, b. 27 March 1903, d. 25 July 1983
Father: Isaac Newton Ryan
Mother: Emily E. "Emma" Kerns

Birth date: 27 March 1903
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

She was commonly known by her middle name, Gertrude.2,3

On 29 July 1925, Mary married Joseph M. Aston, son of Charles Gibson Aston and Cancedella "Della" McGary, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. James B. Smith certified that he united them in marriage.4

On 25 July 1983 at age 80, Mary died at home (Fork Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)5 Mary's body was interred on 28 July 1983 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary G. Aston." The inscription reads, "From the branch of life, three leaves have fallen." There is one gravestone for Mary, her husband Joe, and their daughter Judy.5,6

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaM. Gertrude Aston, female, age 27, wife, married,age 22 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)8

Deceased Children of Mary Gertrude Ryan and Joseph M. "Joe" Aston:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=5 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S1826] Mary Gertrude Ryan, Marshall County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130822_00530.jpg.
  2. [S465] Marriage License for Dale Kuhn and Gladys Aston, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130847_00545.jpg.
  3. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S721] Marriage License for Joseph M. Aston and Mary Gertrude Ryan, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130840_00415.jpg.
  5. [S25] Mary G. Ryan Aston obituary, Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, West Virginia, 26 July 1983.
  6. [S71] Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  7. [S315] Digital photograph of Joseph M., Mary G. and Judy K. Aston gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  8. [S246] Joseph M. Aston household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6A (30 stamped), National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  9. [S2061] Donald R. Aston obituary, presented by Carl W. Hall Funeral Service, Inc., Warren, Ohio, online http://www.carlwhall.com/obituary/Donald-R.-Aston/…
  10. [S714] Marriage License for Harry Sherwood Aston and Mary Margaret Yoho, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130892z_00125.jpg.

James Russell "Jimmy" Lyons

ID#90, b. 22 April 1951, d. 24 June 1982
James Russell "Jimmy" Lyons
Father: still living
Mother: Alice S. Streight

Birth date: 22 April 1951
Birth place: Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Commonly known as Jimmy.

James died at age 31 from a heart attack on 24 June 1982 in Marshall County, West Virginia.3,4 James's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "James R. Lyons." The inscription reads, "Father."2

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Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S455] Marriage License for James Russell Lyons and Linda Sharon Kuhn, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130894_00584.jpg.
  2. [S227] Interview with Connie (Kuhn) Lyons by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 11 September 2004.
  3. [S4] Kathryne (Kuhn) Krouse, compiler, History of Kuhn/Dittmeier/Ganz Families, 1996.
  4. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  5. [S315] Digital photograph of James R. Lyons gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.