Kooken Family Genealogy Forum
KOOKEN, H. C., shoemaker, Newville. H. C. Kooken was born southeast of Ashland September 3, 1837 ; he is of German and French extraction. His father, William H. Kooken was born in Bedford Co., Penn., about 1801 ; Mr. Kooken, at 14 years of age, began to learn the shoemaking trade, at which he still works; married Susan Devenbaugh May 12, 1836; she was born April 8, 1804, in Westmoreland Co., Penn, and came to Ohio at 10 years of age. William Kooken settled near Ashland in 1831; he lived here thirty years, then removed to Mifflin Township, this county; after nine years he removed to Monroe Township ; they were the parents of twelve children, of whom three only are alive, viz., Henry Kooken, William Kooken, Jr., and Louisa Fulton ; Henry Hooken learned the shoemaker's trade. September 25, 1862, he married Mary Elizabeth Pearce, a daughter of Louis Pearce. Her father was born in Allegheny Co., Penn., June 19, 1797; December 30, 1850, he died on his way home from California; his first wife was his cousin Susan Pearce, whom he married in 1821; she died December 20, 1822. Susan Kooken's father, Daniel Devenbaugh, is said to be the first white man that was in Richland County. He drove a baggage wagon in Gen. Wayne's army, was also an Indian Trader, he and the old Indian chief, Jerome, used to camp together on Jerome Fork. John Kooken, William Kooken, Sr.'s father, served as a private in the war of 1812. Henry Kooken has two sons and four daughters, viz., Landon McG., Esther C., Luella V. (now dead) Lizzie E., Mary (now dead) and Louie. James Pearce, Sr., and his wife, Sarah (Horn) Pearce, were great-grandchildren of William, Prince of Orange They settled in New Amsterdam. Stephen Pearce's wife, Mary Kinney, daughter of Louis Kinney, married in Sussex Co., N. J., in 1762 ; they came to Allegheny Co., Penn., from there to Columbiana Co., and laid out New Lisbon, and then to Richland Co , close to Perryville, where the wife died and was buried ; they are said to have been great-grandchildren of Louis XIV, of France ; their parents fled to Holland during the persecution, and from there to America. Some of their descendants are supposed to be the Vanderbecks, Waldrons, Browers, Webbers, Dubois, Bogart, Delamater and Bogardus.,
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