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Re: Ind. Koher descendants of Michael Kur/Kohr d.1749
Posted by: Alan W. Kohr Date: January 11, 2002 at 11:24:38
In Reply to: Ind. Koher descendants of Michael Kur/Kohr d.1749 by Clayton Gerard Koher of 80

Michael Kur immigrated from Ehrstädt, Germany, to Pennsylvania in 1728, and later settled in Lancaster Co. in 1733. Michael’s father before him was also named Michael [Kurr] and like his son, he lived in Ehrstädt. Michael Kur had ten children, two of which died as infants in Germany. Two of Michael Kur’s sons were Johannes* and Christian Kohr. Both Johannes* and Christian moved to Lebanon Co., Pa., married there, and then with moved with their wives about 55 miles south to Washington Co., Maryland, where parcels of land were being given away for free, by the Governor of Md., to people who would help to settle the area.

Johannes Kohr* was born in Lancaster County on 13 Nov 1734 and bapt. 1 Jan 1735, by Rev. Caspar Stoever. I am fairly certain that he married Eva Catharina Noacre. Johannes* and Catharina Kohr moved to Washington Co., Maryland, probably in the 1770s. His Washington County, Md. will lists his wife Catharina and the following children: John, Catharina, Margaretha, Christian**, Michael, and Christena. Johannes Kohr’s* sons, Michael and Christian** later married daughters of Jacob Thomas. Later both Michael and Christian** moved to Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. Christian** moved there in 1817 near Sugar Creek and from there to Wells Co., Indiana. Their older brother, Johannes Korr (Jr.), is believed to be the John Kohr who moved to Ross Co., Ohio. I believe your branch of the family stems from this Christian** Kohr and your missing link is Johannes* Kohr.


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