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Re: Kenning´s in Germany
Posted by: Bob Schoonover (ID *****9383) Date: November 08, 2002 at 10:34:55
In Reply to: Kenning´s in Germany by Peter Kenning of 22

Do you see any connections to the following KENNING family from Germany?

Henry J. KENNING.
Born on 24 Sep 1816 in Germany, Henry J. died in Chaska, MN on 24 May 1881. On 20 Aug 1847 when Henry J. was 30, he married Fredericka Damman in Germany. Henry J. and Fredericka (Damman) Kenning, with their sons Henry, Charles and Theodore, emigrated from Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany in May, 1853. They lived in Buffalo, NY for six months, moved to Toronto, Canada and then settled in Chaska, MN in 1857. Henry and Fredericka Kenning are buried in the Moravian Church Cemetery in Chaska, MN. Born on 30 Apr 1821 in Tesin Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, Fredericka died in Chaska, MN on 10 Mar 1900.
Fredericka and Henry had the following children:
1.Henry. Born about 1848 in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, Henry died before 10 Mar 1900.
2.Charles. Born on 28 Mar 1850 in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, Charles died in Bird Island, MN on 18 Apr 1926. In 1869 Charles married Henrietta Schraan, daughter of Henry Schraan who had emigrated from Germany in 1839. Henrietta and Charles had the following children:
               i.Henry C. Born on 10 Aug 1870 in Chaska, MN, Henry C. died on 20 Aug 1940.
               ii.Charles. Born on 4 May 1872 in Chaska, MN. Charles married Hannah and had two sons: Arnold Kenning born about 1896 and Henry Kenning born about 1900. Charles died on 24 Sep 1956.
               iii.Ida Louise (1875-1965)
               iv.Henrietta (Hattie). Born on 5 Apr 1877 in Chaska, MN. Henrietta (Hattie) died on 24 Dec
                     1970.
               v.Annie. Born on 4 Nov 1879 in Chaska, MN.
               vi.Louisa. Born on 30 Dec 1884 in Chaska, MN. Louisa died on 10 Feb 1945.

Henrietta died on May 12, 1885 and Charles then married Louise Ehrenberg on September 10, 1885.

3.Theodore. Born about 1853 in Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, Theodore married Augusta Kawalke.
4.Frederick. Born 4 Oct 1856 in Canada, Frederick was confirmed at the Moravian Church in Chaska MN on 2 Apr 1871. On 2 Mar 1878 when Fred was 21, he married Gertrude Zimmer in Minneapolis, MN.

I would be very interested in exchanging information if you can see any connection to these KENNING's.

Bob Schoonover
Afton, Minnesota, USA                     


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