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Linking Georg Mohn to Werner Mohn
Posted by: Aubrey Guynn (ID *****2954) Date: August 23, 2009 at 22:10:44
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I have not been able to find a documented link that tied Georg Mohn to Werner (Worner) Mohn. I have not been able to prove that the little six year old boy on the ship "Elizabeth" in 1733 was indeed the same boy who ended up owning the farm next to the Center Presbyterian Church in Grove City which he willed to Martin Moon and whose grave marker is visible to this day.

George Mohn's father was Werner Mohn, who was married to Anna Catherine Grauel (Crowl). I found Werner, Anna Catherine and four children on the ship manifest and, sure enough, a six year old George Moon was listed along with three siblings who match in name and age the children in my records.

See ship manifest: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/pal_eliz1733.shtml


There is another family listed on that manifest who appears earlier in my line: The Faust family. Go to www.faustfamily.us. If you look at the family names in this genealogy it starts with Hans Faust, who was born in 1611 Wolferborn, Germany (which is part of the Hessan region where the Mohns are from--just south of Frankfurt). Hans had a son, Johan, who married a woman named Kunigunda Mohn--who is listed in the Mohn genealogy with the same dates, parents and children. Johannas (Hans) Mohn was married to Anna Marie Wilhelm and had two children: Peter Mohn and Kunigunda Mohn who married Johan Faust.)

Long story short, the Fausts came over on the Elizabeth with the Mohns and, in their records, it says Johan took the oath of allegience the day the ship arrived in port on 25 August 1733.

Here's where I am hoping to get a little closer to proving George Mohn's linkage to Werner Mohn and us. According to the genealogy of the Fausts (look at item 18 in the sources) it says the "Immigration information is from Pennsylvania German Pioneers V. 1, pp 766-767. The Oath of Allegience by the Johann Faust family was taken the same day, 25 August 1733, as recorded in the Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series. V. VII, p. 9.

What I am hoping to find in there is a reference to the Mohns taking the oath of allegience that may have a firm birth date for the children (especially George Mohn) which would give me a public record linking George to Werner and Anna.

Has anyone looked at the archives for the Mohn crossing like the Fausts did?

Aubrey Guynn


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