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Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 8/14/2022 12:13 PM
Family Surname: Koons
Town: North Rhine-Westphalia?
Date of Image: 1600s?
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This is a page from an old family bible initially purchased in Germany (or maybe Holland) and brought overseas in the 1700s by one of my ancestors. It has since been passed down in my family and so now I am trying to understand more about our family's history, including information on who my ancestors were and where they lived in Germany and possibly Holland. I can't read anything but the last line (which is in English), which lists my ancestor Henry Koons (I believe to be the first in our family to be born in North America--his father Adam was the one who came over from Europe). I don't think Koons is a German spelling, though, so that might have been an anglicized spelling of Countz or Kuntz. If anyone can tell me what the other entries say, I would be most appreciative. Thank you in advance.

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8/15/2022 12:39 AM An(n)o 1796 den 13 (Inger? Monatsname?)
ist meine Dochder ( =Tochter) geboren Eva (Rest fehlt)

An(n)o 1799 den 19 November
ist mein Sohn gebohren Johannes Kunß

An(n)o 18(0)1 9 (inger? Monatsname?)
ist meine Dochder geboren Falbe Kunß

An(n)o 18(0)3 den 2 Hornig ( =Januar)
ist meine Dochder geboren Lisebet Kunß

An(no 1805 den 5 Aug(u)st
ist mein Sohn geboren David Kunß

An(n)o 1808 den 4 Meij
ist mein Sohn geboren Henrich Kunß

An(n)o 1810 den 14 Sebetember
ist mein Sohn geboren Jug Kunß

An(n)o 1814 den 23 Mertz
ist meine Dochder geboren (?) Kunß

An(n)o 1817 den 28 Meij
ist mier ein Dochder geboren (Scho?)diela Kunß

E Henry Koons was born in the year of our
Lord 1765 October 4th




An(n)o 1796 den 13 (Inger? Month name?)
my Dochder ( =daughter) is born Eva (rest is missing)

An(n)o 1799 the 19 November
my son Johannes Kunß was born

An(n)o 18(0)1 9 (inger? month name?)
my daughter Falbe Kunß was born

An(n)o 18(0)3 the 2 Hornig ( =January)
my daughter was born Lisebet Kunß

An(no 1805 the 5 Aug(u)st
my son was born David Kunß

An(n)o 1808 the 4 Meij
my son was born Henrich Kunß

An(n)o 1810 the 14 sebetember
my son was born Jug Kuns

To(n)o 1814 the 23rd of March
my daughter was born (?) Kunß

An(n)o 1817 the 28 Meij
a daughter is born to me (Scho?)diela Kunß

E Henry Koons was born in the year of our
Lord 1765 October 4th


The entries are clearly in German. The author calls his children Kunß ( ~Kunss). The spelling of names and words was not standardized at that time. I would read the name today as Kunz.

Many greetings
Friedrich Lehmkühler
8/15/2022 1:23 PM An(n)o 1796 den 13 (Inger? I WONDER IF JANUARY WAS MEANT)
my Dochder ( =daughter) is born Eva (rest is missing)

An(n)o 18(0)3 the 2 Hornig ( =January SHOULD BE FEBRUARY)
my daughter was born Lisebet Kunß

To(n)o 1814 the 23rd of March
my daughter was born (? SEEMS TO BE SAR.A) Kunß

An(n)o 1817 the 28 Meij
a daughter is born to me (Scho?)diela [I READ IT AS JUST ODIELA] Kunß
8/18/2022 12:30 AM 1796.13 Jenner = January.

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