I am looking for parents/sibs of my gggrandmother Gertrude Koon Stevens [wife of Cyrus S. Stevens]. They married in Wakeman, Huron County OH in 1841. Gertrude was born in Bavaria [according to later census records] in 1822. I have a copy of their marriage license [supplied by a clerk in Huron County, not the original] and her name is spelled both Koon and Koone on the transcription. I know that there were Coon surnamed folks in Huron County contemporary with Gertrude but have found no Koon, Kuhn, etc.
By 1850 [Federal Census, Huron County, OH - name incorrectly spelled STEPHENS] they were living in Lyme TWP with their first 3 children. Cyrus drops off the planet after January 13, 1861 and Gertrude Koon Stevens remarried in 1868 in Sangmon County, IL to Thomas Austin.
I am pretty sure she was German/Bavarian although she might have been the child of immigrants from there. Anecdotal family info says that her English was not all that good but she might have lived in a German community all her life and have an accent. The 1850 census lists her as having been born in CT [Cyrus was born in CT].
Be glad to share my info.
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