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Bahnson Family

First Generation

George Frederic Bahnson (1805-1869) was born in the Moravian congregation town of Christiansfeld, Denmark, and educated at Herrnhut, Germany. He came to Nazareth PA as a teacher in 1828. In 1834 he was ordained a deacon and moved to Bethania to take the position of pastor there. He married Amelia Hortensia Frueauf in the same year, but she died of consumption only three years later, on her 23rd birthday. His second wife, Anna Gertrude Paulina Conrad had eleven children before dying in childbirth in 1858. Bahnson's third wife was Louisa Amelia Belo. He eventually became a bishop in the Moravian church.

Second Generation

Children of George Frederic Bahnson and Amelia Hortensia Frueauf
Angelina Elisabeth Bahnson (1835-1887) m. Orestes Aeneas Keehln (1831-1878)

Children of George Frederic Bahnson and Paulina Conrad
Charles Frederick Bahnson (1840-1911) m. Jane Amanda Johnson (1842-1926)
Henry Theodore Bahnson (1845-1917) m. 1) Adelaide Hedwig de Schweinitz (1847-1871), 2) Emma Christina Fries (1852-1945)
Ellen Sophia Matilda Bahnson (1847-1860)
William G. Bahnson (ca. 1849-?)
Caroline Bahnson (ca. 1850-?) m. Thomas S. Norwood
Elizabeth C. Bahnson (ca. 1852-?)
George F. Bahnson (ca. 1854-?)

The biography of George says that he and Paulina had eleven children altogether. The ones listed here are all that we can identify from census records. Did the other four die young? What were their names?

Child of George Frederic Bahnson and Louisa Amelia Belo
Louis Kraepelien Bahnson (1860-1861)

Third Generation

Children of Charles Frederick Bahnson and Jane Amanda Johnson
George Wesley Bahnson (1866-1895) m. Martha J. ? (1868-1895)
Martha "Mittie" Johnson Bahnson (1869-1927)
Francis Henry Bahnson (1873-1952) m. Mattie Frances Rich (1876-1967)


Children of Henry Theodore Bahnson and Emma Christina Fries
Frederick Fries Bahnson (1876-1944) m. Bleeker Estelle Reid (1888-1968)
Emma Caroline Bahnson (1878-1894) did not marry
Henry Theodore Bahnson (1882-1884)
Agnew Hunter Bahnson (1886-1966) m. Elizabeth Moir Hill (1892-1966), d/o William Poindexter Hill and Cora Elizabeth Ogburn
Mary Louise Bahnson (1888-1964) m. Thomas Holt Haywood (1887-1964)
Pauline Lizette Bahnson (1891-1966) m. James Alexander Gray (1889-1952)


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission

Three Forks of Muddy Creek I:23-30.

Death Notices from the People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract, compiled and edited by Robert M. Topkins, Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society, Winston-Salem, 1997

Forsyth Co. NC cemetery records

Forsyth Co. NC census records

Davie County NC census, cemetery and marriage records

This page was revised on April 1, 2001. A few dates and new links were added on November 24, 2003.

, 2001-2007
Faye Jarvis Moran and Elizabeth H. Harris,

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