I want everyone to know the new Andreas Killian book would not
have been possible without
the donation of information Wayne
Milam has collected over the years.
The chapter by William
“Bill” Hinds on the Leonard Killian family is a fantastic
detailed account of Andreas’ first son. The book gained
German records with the addition of 2 chapters written by
William McCreight. Many chapters were written and re-written
as historically correct as possible through the edits and
additions by Thomas Eugene “Gene” Killian. Wayne, Bill,
William and Gene formed the frame work of the book. This
does not discount the contributions of authors Dan Sipe,
Sandy Phillips and Wayne Setzer. Also there was the behind
the scenes people; I cannot tell you how many people were
involved in getting this book to where it is today. My
sincere thanks to you all.
William McCreight of Germany added his knowledge of Andreas
Kilian of Steinbach, Bavaria, Germany. This knowledge and
research includes information on Lutheran German Records,
the social system in Andreas’ time and the trip from
Steinbach to Philadelphia.
The 17 or so years between Philadelphia to North Carolina has
been explored as theory only. When Cletus H. Killian
researched the Colonial Killians, I found he was not sure
where Andreas Killian and his family lived for those 17
years. This chapter leaves me the feeling someone should
take up the gauntlet and look for Andreas in the state
archives of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and
maybe New Jersey.
The chapter on DNA introduced other colonial Killians into
your New Andreas Killian book. We have 2 chapters on
Killian’s not related to Andreas Killian; Pennsylvania
Killian and North Carolina Killians born before 1800. While
the book is titled “The Family of North Carolina Pioneer
Andreas Killian (1702-1788); Andreas and his children and
grandchildren”, the book has far more information than I
The book has gone through a metamorphosis; going from my
envisioned booklet, to a hard back book with a CD of
information available on Killians up to the 20 century, back
to the booklet I first envisioned, to a paperback book of
about 200 pages of 18th century Colonial Killians. I hope
everyone will be pleased with the final result.
Cheryl Mann Killian
Your Killian Book Editor
The book is now available by mail from the editor for only
$30.00. This includes handling and shipping. This is
one book you must have. Most books of this importance
normally go for between $40-$60 plus shipping and handling.
Get yours now!!
Make check payable to Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association and send to:
Cheryl Mann Killian
130 Rowan Road
Ellenwood, GA 30274