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Keehln Family

First Generation

The name is originally Kühln.

Christian David Keehln (1793-1859) was a physician in Salem. He arrived in Salem in December 1818, having come on the ship Plato from Bremen to Baltimore in the company of a number of other Moravians. He married Maria Magdalena Landmann (1802-1870), daughter of Jacob Heinrich Landmann and Maria Margaretha Vogler.

Second Generation

Children of Christian David Keehln and Maria Magdalena Landmann
Theodore Felix Keehln (1822-1877) m. Susan Elizabeth Rights (1820-1910)
Miranda Rosalia Keehln (1822-1889) m. Jacob Rudolph Crist (1808-1873)
Floridore Alexis Keehln (ca. 1825-1878) m. 1) Maggie Neely (she died in 1857, age 20, while returning to Tennessee from their bridal trip to Hope IN), 2) Bell Williamson. He and Bell had seven children, lived in Denmark TN.
Leander William Keehln (ca. 1826-1859), moved to Hope IN in 1848
Orestes Aeneas Keehln (1831-1878) m. Angelica Elisabeth Bahnson (1835-1887)
Francis Edwin Keehln (1841-1910) m. Sophia Louisa Reich (1842-1897)

Third Generation

Children of Orestes Aeneas Keehln and Angelica Elisabeth Bahnson
Mary Hortensia Keehln (1858-?) m. James F. Brower
Emma Rosalia Keehln (1859-1860)
George Leander Keehln (1862-1926) m. Arabelle D. Manning (1867-1932)
Paulina May Keehln (1864-?)
Henry Eugene Keehln (1866-1895)
Frederick Christian Keehln (b. & d. 1868)
Charles D. Keehln (1868-1939)

Frederick (Freddie) is referred to as a twin in his obituary. Charles D. is buried at Salem Moravian with the identical birthdate, so is presumably the other twin, but is not listed in the 1870 census transcription.


Children of Francis Edwin Keehln and Sophia Louisa Reich
Eva Rosalie Keehln (1866-1936) m. Daniel E. Kester (1860-1934), s/o Moses Kester and Lucinda Kiser
Agnes Louisa Keehln (1867-1947)
Emma Keehln (ca. 1869-?) m. Edward B. Waggoman, s/o S.F. and J.E. Waggoman
Maude N. Keehln (1875-1945) m. L.M. Butler

There is a Gertrude Caroline Keehln (1872-1878) buried at Salem. Whose daughter is she?


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

Forsyth County Census Records

Forsyth County Cemetery Records

Death Notices from the People's Press, compiled by Robert M. Topkins, publ. Forsyth County Genealogical Society

Minor updates were made to this page on May 14, 2001 and on March 1, 2004.

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