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Jöran Kyn

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Jöran Kyn aka Keen
Born about in Saxony, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died after in Upland, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Name

Name: Jöran /Kyn/
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Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1643
Place: Delaware Bay or River
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Note

Note: The Descendants of Jöran Kyn, The Founder of Upland by Gregory B. Keene
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=93a12a07-a0a0-4c03-b0ab-27d4ae062662&tid=555902&pid=-2009753187
Note: J�rgen Schneeweiss, Progenitor of the Keen Family
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Name

Name: Joran /Kyn/
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Birth

Birth:
Date: 1620
Place: ,,Sachsen,Germany
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Death

Death:
Date: 1690
Place: Upland,Chester,Pennsylvania,USA
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Name

Name: Joran /Kyn/
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Page: Place: Delaware Bay or River; Year: 1643; Page Number: 53.
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Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1643
Place: Delaware Bay or River
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Repository: #R-923559107
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Biography

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Name

Name: Joran /Kyn\Keen/

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Note N1Joran Kyn (KEEN) who was one of the original settlers of New Sweden, locat ed on the Delaware River in Pennsyvania. Joran Kyn was in what is now Ches ter, PA. He immigrated from Sweden in the 1640's. Joran Kyn, or KEEN w ho had come over with Governor Printz as a bodyguard, was for many years t he largest landed proprietor in Upland. In 1644, the Swedish Crown pate nted the territory upon which much of the present city of Chester is locat ed, to Joran KEEN.
From the earliest records, the surname, Keen, has variations in spelling s uch as, Kyn, Keene, Keen and sometimes Kane. To make matters more complic ated, the census takers might not have spelled the name correctly in the c ensus, or the family informant may not have known how to read or write.
You will find references throughout this book to sources on the intern et like the one below:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjohn55447/joran_kyn.htm
George (Joran) Keen
KEEN, George, or Joran Kyn, colonist, born in Sweden* about 1620; di ed in Chester, Pennsylvania, about 1690. He accompanied Governor Prin tz to New Sweden as a soldier in 1643, and dwelt with him for several yea rs on Tinicum island in the Delaware. Afterward he removed to Upland (n ow Chester, Pennsylvania), where he bought a large tract of land, and sett led his two sons and his daughter, he is described as of a singularly pio us and gentle disposition, and is the ancestor of eleven generations of de scendants that have been born on American soil.--His grandson, Matthias, l egislator, born at Upland in 1667; died at Tacony, Pennsylvania, 13 Jul y, 1714, was a vestryman of the Swedish Lutheran congregation of Gloria D ei and chairman of the committee on building their church, which is the ol dest extant in Philadelphia. With other Swedes he presented a petiti on to the general assembly of Pennsylvania in 1709 for redress of grievanc es that they had experienced at the hands of "William Penn and his officer s," charged with fraudulently getting possession of their deeds, abstracti ng their lands, and increasing their quit-rents. This complaint was referr ed to the proprietor, and by him to the royal council of Sweden. In 1713 M r. Keen was elected a member of the assembly, and held that office at h is death.--Morris Longstreth, inventor, born in West Philadelphia, Pennsyl vania, 24 May, 1820; died at "Highland Grove," near Stroudsburg, Pennsylva nia, 2 November, 1883, was a grandson of John Keen, who was a great-grands on of Matthias. After receiving a private school education he was enter ed as apprentice in Norris's locomotive works. Later, with his younger bro ther, Joseph, he established a foundry in West Philadelphia for the manufa cture of flat-irons on a new principle of his invention. Some years afterw ard he gave attention to the making of paper out of wood, which had alrea dy been accomplished unprofitably by chemical methods, and discovered a me ans of attaining the end by boiling under pressure, which has completely r evolutionized the art of paper-making and reduced the cost of paper abo ut one half. This invention was first carried into effect by Mr. KEEN in t he old engine-house of the Wilmington and Philadelphia railroad at Gray 's Ferry, in West Philadelphia, and was brought to perfection by h im in a paper-mill at Royer's Ford, Chester County, 'Pa., in 1854. This l ed to "the formation in 1863 of the American wood-paper com-party, with pa tent-rights for the United States and privileges in other lands. Mr. Ke en made many improvements in various departments of machinery and manufact ure, for which he received upward of forty patents.--His brother, Grego ry Bernard, clergyman, born in West Philadelphia, 3 March, 1844, was gradu ated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1861, and at the Protestant Epis copal divinity school of Philadelphia in 1866. He then was ordained to t he ministry of that church, but in 1868 became a Roman Catholic. In 18 71 he was appointed professor of mathematics in the theological semina ry of St. Charles Borromeo at Overbrook, Pennsylvania From 1873 till 18 76 he devoted himself to the study of Greek literature. In 1887 he was ele cted librarian of the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1880 Mr. Keen h as been correspond{ng secretary of the Pennsylvania historical society, a nd during" 1883 and 1884 he edited the " Pennsylvania Magazine of Histo ry and Biography." He has contributed to this periodical translations of n umerous Dutch and Swedish manuscripts relating to the early colony on t he Delaware and a series of original articles on " The Descendants of Jor an Kyn, the Founder of Upland." he also wrote the chapters on "New Swede n" and '" New Albion" in the " Narrative and Critical History of America ," edited by Justin Winsor (Boston, 1884).--His cousin, William William s, physician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 January, 1837, was gr aduated at Brown in 1859, and at Jefferson medical college in 1862. He w as a surgeon in the United States army in 1862-'4, and, after two yea rs of European study, returned in 1866 and established himself in Philadel phia, where he was lecturer on pathological anatomy in Jefferson medical c ollege for nine years, and also conducted the Philadelphia school of anato my. Since 1884 he has been professor of surgery in the Woman's medical col lege of Philadelphia, and he is also professor of artistic anatomy in t he Pennsylvania academy of fine arts. He has published "Gunshot Wounds a nd other Injuries of Nerves" (Philadelphia, 1864); "Reflex Paralysis" (Was hington, 1864); "Clinical Charts of the Human Body" (1872); "Complicatio ns and Sequels of Continued Fevers" (1876); " Early History of Practical A nat-Gray" (1875); besides which he has edited " Gray's Anatomy" (1887), a nd other works.
*Footnote
Most modern scholars now believe that Joran Kyn was in fact from Germany a nd not Sweden. One of those scholars is Peter Stebbins Craig who in his v ery well documented book "The 1693 Census of Swedes on the Delaware" poin ts out that Joran came from Germany, specifically Saxony, Germany. His na mes was in fact Jurgen Schneeweiss and only later did he adopt the surna me Kihn and still later Keen.
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about Hans Keen
Name: Hans Keen
Spouse: Willemka Williamka Kijhn Keen
Parents: Joran Kyn ,
Birth Place: Chester, PA
Birth Date: 1643
Death Date: 10 Aug 1684
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about Joran Keen
Name: Joran Keen
Year: 1643
Place: Delaware Bay or River
Source Publication Code: 1131.34
Primary Immigrant: Keen, Joran
Annotation: Date of arrival at the place cited.
Source Bibliography: CARLSSON, STEN. "The Colonists of New Sweden, 1638-16 56: Their Geographical and Social Background." In Swedish American Genealo gist, vol. 12:2 (June 1992), pp. 49-65.
Page: 53
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about Joran Keen
Name: Joran Keen
Year: 1643
Place: Wilmington, Delaware
Source Publication Code: 9448
Primary Immigrant: Keen, Joran
Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited sev en volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealog y, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volu me has a section in the main body of the work, co
Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestor s: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogi cal Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986.
Page: 42
http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/art/article229e.htm
Delaware Colony of Swedes and Finns Has Left Heritage to America
First Finnish Settlement in America 1638
Delaware Colony of Swedes and Finns Has Left Heritage to America
Because the colony of New Sweden retained that name for only eighteen yea rs many students of American history are but slightly familiar with the Fi nnish and Swedish settlements which grew up in Delaware, Pennsylvania a nd New Jersey several decades before the coming of William Penn. The shi ps Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip, landing in the spring of 1638, brought t he first Finnish and Swedish settlers. The present nation of Finland was t hen a part of Sweden, and the colony was named New Sweden. Wilmington, t he first settlement, was called Fort Christina in honor of the Swedish Que en, daughter of Gustavus Adolphus who had planned the sending of colonis ts to America prior to his death on the battle field of Lutzen, in 1632. O ne branch of the stream which enters the Delaware River at that point sti ll bears her name.
From 1638 until 1656 the land along both shores of the Delaware was the co lony's territory, and a succession of ships brought additional settlers, w hile several royal governors administered the affairs of the colony, Joha nn Printz being the most famous. He was a distinguished soldier, having l ed regiments of Finnish infantry in the Thirty Years' War. He built his ca pital "Printzdorf" on Tinicum Island, and many small settlements develope d. One was on the present site of Philadelphia, another at the present Che ster, Pa., was called Finland and Upland. In New Jersey is still found t he town of Swedesboro. Newcastle, Delaware, was known as Fort Kasimir. A s izeable colony of Finns settled in present-day New Jersey around what is s till known as Finns Point. The Swedes and Finns traded with the Indians, a nd sent furs, tobacco and other products back to Sweden, while developi ng farming, building churches and homes and making a small but successf ul colony in the New World.
In 1656 the Dutch governor of New Amsterdam descended on the Swedish colo ny with ships and soldiers, captured Fort Kasimir and Christina without bl oodshed, and took possession of the colony in the name of The Netherland s. This conquest by Peter Stuyvesant brought the "South River", as the Dut ch called the Delaware, into control by Holland for a mere matter of eig ht years, when it was transferred to Great Britain by the treaty which cha nged New Amsterdam into New York.
Finnish character survives says minister Jarnefelt
The earliest maps of the Dutch and Belgian map makers of what is now the e astern shore of the United States show the Delaware River colony of New Sw eden. On these maps we see a settlement designated Finland, so named by th ese pioneers from northern Europe in memory of their homeland. Today eve ry vestige of that ancient community has disappeared. In the place of t he log cabins that were the homes of these early Swedes and Finns, we s ee gigantic manufacturing establishments; instead of the broad cultivat ed fields waving with wheat or corn or tobacco, we have paved streets a nd modern homes of a substantial Pennsylvania city.
But even though the log cabins and the fields have disappeared, and the se maps for the last 200-odd years have not borne the name of Finland up on them, yet something, I am certain, has survived this lapse of time.
When we picture these early colonists landing on these shores, stout-heart ed and healthy and brave; cutting down the forest and building their log c abins and cultivating the land, must we not believe that as the stre am of growing American life swallowed up this settlement and its people, t here survived in those who followed them that same love of liberty and ind ependence which brought them here; that there survived the industry and pi ety of home-loving folk; and the health and vigor of a peaceful peopl e? I would not be true to the people of the country that I have the hon or to represent, nor candid in my feelings, if I did not admit of these qu alities as traditional in the Finnish people. - Forefathers' Day Banque t, Philadelphia, Pa., April 8, 1938.
Before the transfer to British sovereignty, Upland had become the large st settlement in the Delaware colonies. It included the early settleme nt of Finland and covered a considerable area of present Chester. For a ti me the Dutch commissioner from New Amsterdam made his headquarters ther e. The town grew and was the county seat of Upland County, which under t he British extended over the three counties later created by William Pen n: Chester, Bucks and Philadelphia. English settlers began to arrive in so me numbers, although the rush of population followed the royal grant to Pe nn in 1678 and Penn's first personal visit in 1682. Until then the larg er land owners were chiefly Finns.
Penn made his first landing in present Pennsylvania at the mouth of Chest er Creek on October 28, 1682, from the ship Welcome. His proposed great ci ty of Philadelphia had just been started at the old Wicoco settlement fart her up the river. The first legislative gathering of Pennsylvania was he ld at Chester, delegates being named f rom the three new "upper countie s" and the three older "lower counties" later to become the state of Delaw are. In 1882, Chester celebrated the 200th anniversary and in 1932, the 25 0th anniversary of the landing of Penn, as in 1938 she is celebrating t he landing of the Finns and Swedes.
The first printed description of the settlement of Finland in the New Swed en colony appears on page 75 in Campanius Holm's "Om Nya Swerige uti Ameri ca", published in Sweden in the Swedish language in 1702. The descripti on says: "Finland, where Finns live, in strong houses well built, witho ut fortifications."
The history of the early settlements has been recorded in several books. T he earliest writer seems to have been Campanius Holm, grandson of a Luther an pastor sent over to the colony. Israel Acrelius, another preacher, wro te a book including much later church history. Amandus Johnson's comprehen sive "Swedes in America" followed in 1914. In recent years E. A. Lou hi of New York has published (1925) "The Delaware Finns", and Prof. Jo hn H. Wuorinen of Columbia University (1938) "The Finns on the Delaware".
Upland began to be known as Chester at about the time of Penn's arriva l, or a little later. The reasons are variously given, one story being th at Penn named it on the day he landed, but a more likely version attribut ed it to settlers in the next year or two, when some writers declare th at at least 3,000 persons disembarked at Upland.
Various monuments and tablets mark historic spots in Chester. It is probab le that the oldest house remaining is the Townsend-Pusey House, near whe re the first flour mill was built on Chester Creek. Richard Townsend, Cal eb Pusey and others built the mill, in which Penn owned an interest. Table ts mark the site of the "Defense House" where the first assembly met, t he "Essex House" where Penn stopped with Robert Wade, who had bought the p roperty from Madame Papegoja, daughter of Governor Printz, and the old Boa rs Head Inn, which was also a residence of Penn during his first wint er in America.
It is difficult to delineate the exact boundaries of the first "Finland" a nd "Upland" settlements, although probably Finland lay west of Chester Cre ek and Upland east and to the north. The claims of Madame Papegoja to so me of these areas were disputed after Governor Printz had left and the Dut ch had come in, but she seems to have sold parts of "Finland" even after t he English occupation. At the same time some of the earliest settlers a nd their children had established title to large areas, and Penn's governm ent made every effort to straighten out old claims and establish sound la nd titles. Joran Kyn, or KEEN who had come over with Governor Prin tz as a bodyguard was for many years the largest landed proprietor in Upla nd.
Under three early governments the area now covered by the city of Chest er was a center of life and growth in the opening of the New World. Fr om it went out many of the settlers to other parts of Pennsylvania, and fr om its earliest pioneers were descended many of those who fought the W ar of Independence and helped to set up the United States of Ameri ca as a nation.
A quaint illustration drawn for Campanius Holm's account of the colo ny on the banks of the Delaware. The scene shows the Indians trading wi th the Finns and Swedish settlers. In the background is a pitched bow-and- arrow battle between two tribes of Indians.
Swedish Genealogy Collection of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware:
The Descendants of Joran Kyn of New Sweden
Gregory B. Keen, 1913, 330 pages
LOCATION: Morris Library (CS71 .K264 1913)
LOCATION: Morris Library - Special Collections (Del CS71 .K264 1913)
This is an extensive genealogy of the descendants of Joran Kyn (Keen) w ho was one of the original settlers of New Sweden, located on the Delawa re River in Pennsyvania. The account begins with a biography on Joran, a nd relates the events of his immigration to America, as well as some of t he historical details of the era. The account then progresses down throu gh his children and later descendants, providing extensive historical a nd biographical data of particular interest to any who descend from this f amily. There is also an every-name index at the end.
Surnames listed: (Due to the number of names, only those with at least 4 a ppearances are listed)
Allen, Ashton, Atlee, Balch, Baldwin, Banes, Bassett, Bayard, Bingham, Bis sell, Bonnaffon, Bouchelle, Bringhurst, Brinton, Buckley, Burtis, Cadwalad er, Carpenter, Carrere, Cattell, Claxton, Clymer, Conyngham, Cottman, Crat horne, Curtis, Dale, Denny, Donnaldson, Earp, Ewing, Finney, Fisher, Fobe s, Francis, French, Gardner, Garrett, Gist, Goldsborough, Gummere, Hall, H and, Harris, Hayes, Henricson, Hepburn, Hoffman, Inglis, Isreall, Jackso n, Jacobus, Jordan, Kane, Keating, Keen, Keene, Kyn, Lathim, Law, Leech, L udlow, McCall, McCurdy, McMullan, MacLeod, Macpherson, Martin, Massey, Max well, Middleton, Miller, Milner, Mitchell, Montgomery, Newbold, Parsons, P atten, Patterson, Peters, Pettit, Plumstead, Rambo, Read, Reeves, Roger s, Sandelands, Scudder, Shippen, Smith, Souder, Spencer, Spotswood, Spruan ce, Steelman, Stryker, Swift, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Toy, Turner, Wale s, Wallace, Wethered, Wharton, Whelen, Whitridge, Willing, Wrenn, Wrigh t, Yard, Yeates




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