|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Mathias Kuhn b.1836 son of Michael & Barbara Kuhn|
|Post Date:||May 31, 2004 at 17:14:02|
|Forum:||Rush County, IN Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 741, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"MATHIAS KUHN was born in Germany February 16, 1836, and is one of the nine children born to MICHAEL and BARBARA KUHN, as follows: JOSEPH, MARGARET, GEORGE, MATHIAS, REJENNIE, ELIZABETH, MARGARETTA and two unnamed infants. MATHIAS KUHN started for America in the month of May, 1853, landing at New York City in June. He soon moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where he began to learn blacksmithing, completing it in Rush County. October 9, 1859, he married Miss CATHERINE, daughter of GEORGE and MARY MULL, and born in Rush County September 9, 1836. In the spring of 1860, he moved to Pulaski County, settling on the farm on which he still lives. He is owner of 480 acres of land in this county, and 430 in Fulton County, all gained by his own industry and good management. His children are eight in number, and named as follows: MARY E., WILLIAM H., GEORGE M., JOSEPH M., CHARLES W., JOHN A., BARBARA E. (deceased) and ROBERT A. MR. KUHN and family are members of the Catholic Church."