Anna Margaretha3 Arner (Felix2, Ulrich1), born about 1752 in Whitehall, Northampton (now North Whitehall, Lehigh), Pennsylvania and christened 29 December 1754(5);† married by 1770 to John Kern(E) (probably his second marriage) who was born about 1737 and died about October 1804 in Heidelberg, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania.
[John was the son of Nicholas and Maria Margaretha Kern(E). Nicholas Kern was one of the earliest settlers in Whitehall, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania(E). He was one of the founders of the Egypt Reformed Church. Nicholas died in 1747 near the present day town of Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania(E).]
[From Lehigh County History(E): ďJohn Kern, fifth son of Nicholas, the first, acquired 226 acres of his father's tract by release in 1770. He was assessed in 1762, 13 pounds; 1763, four pounds; 1864 three on 200 acres; in 1768 on thirty acres of cultivated and 200 of uncultivated land, two horses and two cows. He and his wife, Annie Margaret, had the following children: Annie Catharine, born January 22, 1771; Susanna Margaret, born Feb. 28, 1773; George Kern, born June 6, 1774, married in 1802, Elizabeth Sensinger and had two sons: John George, born in 1807; and Conrad, born June 2, 1808; and Daniel, who moved to Indiana in 1839.Ē]
1800 Census: John Kern Senr, page 551, Heydelberg, Northampton, Pennsylvania.
John Kernís will (Northampton Will Book 4, page 189), which was signed 05 October 1804 and proved 14 November 1804, mentions wife Margaret, children Margaret, John, Catherine, Susana, George, Maria, Jacob and Daniel, and children of daughter Elizabeth late the wife of John Rurick.
John Kernís known children, born in Whitehall, possibly the first two with his first wife, the rest or all with Margaretha Arner:
Anna Catharina4 Kern, born 22 January and christened 21 April 1771 (Sponsors: William Kern and Anna Catherine Arner)(3);† married to John Jacob Remaley (son of Johann Michael Remaley and Anna Maria Wotring) who was born 06 April 1771.
Susanna Margaret4 Kern, born 28 February and christened 04 April 1773 (Sponsors: John Jacob Arner and Anna Margaret Kern)(3).
+††† JOHANN GEORGE4 KERN, born 06 June 1774(E) and christened 17 July 1775 (recorded at Chestnuthill Reformed Church in Lower Milford, Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania);† married Maria Elizabeth Sensinger.
Elizabetha4 Kern, died by October 1804;† married to John Rehrig.
Jacob4 Kern, born 28 April and christened 02 June 1782 (Sponsors: Jacob Burger and Susanna)(3);† died December 1804;† married to Maria ______.
Daniel4 Kern, born 02 August and christened 17 October 1784 (Sponsors: Daniel Reber and Elizabeth Beninger)(3);† married to Margaret ______ who was born 1780ís in Pennsylvania. They moved to Indiana in 1839(E). 1840 Census: Daniel Kern, page 244, Perry, Tippecanoe, Indiana. Known children, born in Pennsylvania:† (Daughter), born 1810-20;† (Son), born 1810-20;† (Daughter), born 1820-25;† John Kern, possibly born about 1820-25;† Lewis Kern, born about 1831, 1850 Census: Louis Kern (with William Siegfried), page 155, visit 035/035, Sheffield, Tippecanoe, Indiana.
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