aka Francis Hild
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Sources conflict on date of birth:
1 Jul 1843 -- Wright
Aug 1844 -- 1900 census
Nick (John Nicolas) and Nicolas didnt get along, so Nicolas left home at an early age. (per a letter from Mrs. Theodore Spangler (Philomina Kuhn) to her cousin Matilda Kuhn Henricks dated February 13, 1952.)
In 1870, Nicholas Coon (25) owned property worth $700 in Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio. His personal possessions were valued at $200. Nicholas was born in Baden. Living with him were Virginia (21) and Annie (4) -- presumably his wife and daughter, although the 1870 census does not define relationships between members of the household. Nicholas' occupation was "works in ice house." He was a citizen of the United States. Both he and Virginia could read and write.
In 1880, Nicholas Kuhn (35) lived in Bridgeport, Rose Twp., Belmont County Ohio with his wife Anna (25) and children Annie (11), Katie (7), Willie (5), and Minnie (1). Only Annie attended school. Nicholas worked as an ice dealer.
Data in the 1880 census makes it clear that Anna is not Nicholas Kuhn's first wife:
1) There is only a 14 year age difference between Anna and the oldest daughter, Annie.
2) The mother of the three youinger children was born in Ohio; the birthplace of Annie's mother is unknown.
3) Annie was born in West Virginia; the other children were born in Ohio.
In 1900, the family owned a home on Bennett St. in Bridgeport. The household consisted of Nicholas Kuhn (55), his wife of 27 years, Anna (45), children John (29), Kate (26), and Minnie (21) and son-in-law Charles Hunter (28). Kate was married (although her surname is not given). It is presumed that Charles is Kate's husband. Nicholas was from Germany and Charles was born in West Virginia. Everyone else in the household was a native of Ohio. Nicholas was an ice merchant. John worked as a time-keeper at a mill (?), and Charles was a bookkeeper.
According to the 1870 census, Virginia was a native of West Virginia, and her parents were not of foreign birth.
According to researcher JoAnne Wright, Simon Kuhn was born on ship sailing to the United States. Simon's death certificate states that he was born in Ohio.
In 1900, 52 year old Simon Kuhn owned a farm in Summit Twp., Monroe County, Ohio with his wife of 25 years, Amy (44). The couple had three children, all of whom were living with them at the time of the census: William (24), Mary (22), and Joseph (19). According to the census, everyone in the household was born in Ohio. Simon and Amy's parents were German. Adjacent farms in the census belonged to F. Spangler and George Kindleberger.
From death certificate:
Name: Simon Kuhn
Age: 80 years 11 months 20 days
Birth: 10 Dec 1847, Monroe Co., Ohio
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Mary Kuhn
Father: Peter Kuhn
Mother: Catherine Backley
Informant: Wm. A. Kuhn, Kuhn, Ohio [son]
Anna Mary Burkhart
Sources conflict on year of birth:
11 Mar 1856 -- Hartley
11 Mar 1855 -- death certificate
William A. Kuhn
William Kuhn never married.
Obituary (from Betty Hartley):
Leona Wheatley, 84, of Cross Street, Summerfield, died Wednesday, in
Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. She was born December 29, 1899 in Monroe
County, the daughter of the late Nickolas and Flora Baker Kuhn.
A retired telephone operator, she was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Burkhart and the Summerfield Homemakers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Wheatley, June 23, 1978,
and a brother and two sisters. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Curran of
Cambridge, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Neff-Brubach Funeral Home, Summerfield,
today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM where Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m today.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
Burkhart, at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Samuel Saprano and the Rev. Paul
McGraw officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.