Andreas Kilian was born in 1702 in Steinbach an der Holzecke, Bavaria. He was baptized December 1, 1702 in Saint Gallus Church in Erzberg. He is the son of Andreas Killian and Dorothea Knaus. "Although Andreas' name was Kilian (with one "L") he used the two "L" form after his arrival in America."
Andreas Killian came to America (Pennsylvania) aboard the Adventure in 1732 (Robert Curson, Master, from Rotterdam. Qualified September 23, 1732).
Andreas Killian migrated from Germany to Philadelphia.
From Palatinate, Germany, to America. Sept. 26, 1732 on ship Adventure, landed in Philadelphia. His wife, his daughter Margaret, and two sons (Leonard and John) accompanied him. He moved to North Carolina about 1746 or earlier.
A memorial tombstone at Old Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newton (Catawba County), North Carolina, shows that he died in 1788. The tombstone lists 12 children (as named in will) as well as wife Mary.
Children of Andreas Killian and his wife Magdalena (married in 1722, believed deceased around 1742):
"In the name of God- I Andrew Killian of the County of Lincoln in the State of North Carolina, being sick of body but of sound and disposing memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth (to wit)
After all my lawful debts are paid, which I allow to be paid out of the debts now due to me; I give to Mary my beloved wife the sole and proper use of the house in which I now live with the benefit of a garden onehalf acre of the tendable land, firewood, etc. Enduring her natural life - together with the gray mare and colt and her choice of any of my mild cows with her calf-and two hundred weigth of hog meat to be paid her annually by my sons Daniel Killian and Samuel Killian jointly as long as she lives, or otherwise enduring her widowhood, likewise her bed and furniture, spinning wheel, and such part of my pewter and dresser furniture as she may desire, and such otherpart of my houshold furniture as she may reasonably need for housekeeping, these things to be for her only proper use and behoof forever.
I give to my son-in-law Michael Price the husband of my daughter Margaret-one shilling sterling.
I give to my son Leonard Killian one shilling sterling.
I give to my son John Killian one shilling sterling.
I give to my son-in-law William Lewin husband of my daughter Jean-one shilling sterling.
I give to my daughter Grate Hager one shilling sterling.
I give to my son Andrew Killian one shilling sterling.
I give to my son George Killian one shilling sterlilng.
I give to my son-in-law James Prithet husband of my daughter Brina one shilling sterling
I give to my son Daniel Killian one half of all my land in fair division, quantity and quality considered-together with one seventh part of all the profits arising from the sale of division of my unbequeathed moveable estate and outstanding debts, whom I also appoint one of my Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I give to my son Samuel Killian the one half of all my lands in fair division with his brother Daniel Killian together with one seventh of my unbequeathed personal estate-whom I likewise appoint one of my Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I give to my son-in-law John Barringer husband of my daughter Christina(Catrina) one seventh part of my unabequeathed personal estate.
I give to my son-in-law Michael Houck husband of my daughter Elizabeth one seventh part of my unbequeathed estate and outstanding debts.
I give to my grandson Andrew Killian son of my son Andrew Killian-one fourteenth part of my unbequeathed personal estate.
I give to my grandson Daniel Killian son of my son Andrew Killian-one fourteenth part of my unbequeathed personal estate.
I likewise give to my son-in-law James Pritchett one seventh part of my personal estate not heretofore bequeathed, etc.
Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, in testimony of which I have unto set my hand and seal in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five on the twenty second day of September, in the ninth year of the American Independence.
The German settlers came from Pennsylvania. Their ancestors and some of them came from Germany.Their settlement covers the whole of the county, except the eastern portion bordering on the Catawba, and in this portion among the Scotch-Irish were the German families of Cloninger, Earnhardt, Forney, Hager, Lockman, Keever, Killian, Nantz, Sifford and others. The names of the German pioneers deserve special mention, and many follow. Aderholdt, Anthony, Arndt, Bangel, Benick, Beisaner, Beam, Bolinger, Boyles, Boltz, Coulter, Dellinger, Detter, DeVepaugh, Dietz, Eddlemon, Finger, Freytag, Gantzler, Gross, Haas, Hafner, Helderman, Hallman, hartzoge, Houser, Heedick, Heil, Heltebrand, Henkel, Hoke, Huber, Hull, Jared, Jonas, Jundt, Keener, Kizer, Kistler, Klein, Kneip, Krauss, Kuhn, Lantz, Leeper, Lehnhardt, Leonard, Lingerfelt, Link, Lohr, Loretz, Lorentz, Lutz, Michal, Miller, Mosteller, Plonk, Propst, Quickel, Ramsauer, Rein, Reinhardt, Rieb, Rinck, Rudisill, Sain, Scheidel, Schenck, Schufordt, Scronce, Seigel, Schrum, Seitz, Shoup, Shull, Sigmon, Spiegel, Strutt, Summerrow, Troutman, Tutherow, Warlick, Weber, Weckesser, Wehunt, Weiand, Weiss, Wetzstein, Wisenhunt, Workman, Yoder, Zimmerman.
(no date given explicitly - a subsequent statement about someone else says he "came with the pioneers around 1750")
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The Germans encountered many hardships incident to the settlement of a new country, but one of their most trying ordeals was the change of their language from their native German to English. They called themselves Dutch and their language Dutch, and so are called to this day both by themselves and others. The pioneer Germans were Lutherans and Reformed, and they usually occupied the same house of worship, where on alternate Sabbaths they worshiped, and this is still the case in a number of churches. Four miles northwest of Lincolnton the pioneers established a place of worship and a schoolhouse called Daniel's, on a tract of fifty acres, but did not take a grant. In 1767 a grant was issued to Matthew Floyd for the tract of fifty acres including a "schoolhouse." In 1768 it was purchased by Nicholas Warlick, Frederick Wise, Urban Ashehanner, Peter Statler, Peter Summey and Deter Hafmer, who conveyed it to the "two united congregations of Lutheran and Calvinists." The services were in German and the record written in German script until 1827. On this tract each has a brick church and by them stands the brick schoolhouse. Eleven miles east of Lincolnton, on the great highway is the site of the "Old Dutch Meeting House." The deed is from Adam Cloninger to the "German Congregation of Killian's Settlement." The first church lot in Lincolnton was conveyed June 10th, 1788, to Christian Reinhardt and Andrew Heddick, trustees for the "societies of Dutch Presbyterians and Dutch Lutherans" of the town and vicinity, "for the intent and purpose of building thereon a meeting house for public worship, schoolhouses, both Dutch and English, and a place for the burial of the dead." This was called the old White church and occupied the site of the present Lutheran church. The reference in title deeds to "Calvinists," and "Dutch Presbyterians" is to the German Reformed or as now known, the Reformed Church.
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As the century waned the German citizens were becoming prominent in public affairs. In 1797, John Ramsour represented Lincoln County in the House of Commons and twice afterwards. Then follows John Reinhardt in 1799, Peter Forney in 1800; Peter Hoyle in 1802 and fourteen times afterwards; Henry Hoke in 1803; David Shuford in 1806. Then follows Loretz, Killian, Cansler, and others.
↑ information from the Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association (AKDHA); baptismal record image online courtesy of AKDHA
Biography, editing, and sources added by Liz Shifflett, 6x-great-granddaughter.
The WikiTree profile Killian-309 was created by Holleen Pinkley, Monday, July 28, 2014. (No sources given: Father for that profile shown as Johannes Phillip Killian, Andreas born in Rhenish, Bayern, Germany and married to Mary Cline about 1720. Andreas b 1702, married Magdalena Fischer 1722 & names wife Mary in his will (believed to be Mary Cline), is well documented as son of Andreas and his wife Dorothea Knaus.)
The WikiTree profile Killian-332 was created by Homer Hopper on September 15, 2014. Source citation: Find a Grave.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Andreas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Andreas:
um. Kelly... He definitely wasn't in Corbin's Militia in the 1860s. And I don't think he was a Soldier during the American War for Independence either. Did you maybe mean to add this information to different profiles?
Killian-477 and Killian-11 appear to represent the same person because: these profiles are for the same person. Please merge, retaining the information in Killian-11, which reflects information from AKDHA - The Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association (which has its annual reunion coming up - weekend of the second Sunday in September... 9/11-13/2015). Cheers, Liz
Killian-309 and Killian-11 appear to represent the same person because: Holleen - you were right, these are the same person, but Andreas is son of Andreas; wife Magdalena is mother of Leonard; and wife Mary (named in his 1788 will) came after Magdalena's death, in 1740s. Cheers, Liz
On 30 April 1724, the son of Andreas Kilian, the younger, and Margaretha Fischer Kilian was baptized in Erzberg and named Leonhardt after the child's godfather, Leonhardt Steyern, a blacksmith from Wildenholz. Wildenholz is one mile south of Steinbach. Andreas Kilian, the younger, was described as a weaver. This baptismal record is consistent with the date of Leonhardt's birth taken from his grave mark.
Leonard Killian is the second child, and first son, of Andreas Killian (1702 - 1788) the pioneer who came to America from Germany in 1732.