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Johann Jacob Kinser (1714 - 1776)

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Johann [uncertain] Jacob [uncertain] Kinser aka Künzer, Kuentzer [uncertain]
Born in Wolfersweiler, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Christ Lutheran Church, Tulpehooken, Berks Co.,
Descendants descendants
Died in Wythe County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 May 2012
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Johann Jacob was the son of Hans Michael Künzer and Anna Margaretha Klein He married Anna Newman on May 10, 1744 in Tulpechocken, Berks County, Pennsylvania. They were the parents of at least nine children:

  • Elizabeth Kinser
  • Mary Martha Kinser
  • Walter Kinser (September 21, 1746-June 01, 1828)
  • Anna Sibylla Kinser (February 05, 1750-October 1844)
  • John Jacob Kinser (1756-July 16, 1816)
  • Michael Kinser (1758-November 1828)
  • Peter Kinser (1761-unknown)
  • George Kinser (1764-unknown)
  • Fredrick Kinser (1766-unknown)

Johann immigrated to America on the ship "Davey" arriving in Philadelphia on Oct. 26, 1738. He was 24 years old when he arrived in Philadelphia and was one of the few immigrants that could write his own name. Nevertheless, his name Kuentzer was "Americanized" to Kinser.


  • There is a very long lineage with references to written sources here. This person is entry #1.


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On 3 Mar 2017 at 17:04 GMT Kathy (Brown) Lamm wrote:

Kinser-50 and Kinser-65 do not represent the same person because: Different parents

On 17 Oct 2016 at 19:16 GMT Mildred Guilbeau wrote:

Kuentzer-1 and Kinser-65 appear to represent the same person because: Appears to be duplicated, please approve merge

Johann is 17 degrees from SJ Baty, 19 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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