Beginning with the patriarch
Sebastian Kilian, a farmer in
Kühnhard, born before 1560, this book ends with
his great-great-great-grandchildren living in America in the
1700s. Sebastian was the great-great-grandfather
of the immigrant Andreas Kilian who settled in North Carolina west
of the Catawba River, before
1749. Through DNA testing, proof of the European origin has been
found and links this American family to
a modern day German family.
Here you will find:
Records from 17th–19th centuries reference 117 people
from other families including Busch, Butz, Cranz,
Ebert, Fischer, Gross, Hörner, Probst, Trump, Walther and Weber.
Supporting documents include:
Front cover: Saint Lambertus Church in Hengstfeld where Andreas’ father and his 11 siblings were baptized.
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Make check payable to Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association and send to:
Cheryl Mann Killian - 130 Rowan Road - Ellenwood, GA 30294 - Email: - Fax 770-506-7157
Five villages where six generations of Kilians lived ca.
1560 to 1732
Left to right, the villages where the direct line Kilians lived: 1-Sebastian, 2-Georg Sr., 3-Georg Jr., 4-Georg Jr. and Andreas Sr., 5-Andreas Sr. and his son, Andreas, the North Carolina pioneer.