Children of John Friedrich Koenning

John Friedrich Koenning or Könning was born on May 12, 1817, in Germany. His first wife was Helene Dorothea Becker and they had three children together. Helene died in 1854. John then married Anne Dorothea “Dora” Elisabeth Berger and they had three children together. Following is information found about his six children.

John and Dorothea Koenning Grave Marker, Earl-Quinn Cemetery, Ganado, Jackson, Texas

Children of John and Helene Könning/Koenning

When Johann “John” Friedrich Könning or Koenning Jr. was born on September 24, 1840, his father, John, was 23 and his mother, Helene, was 23. They lived in Tüchen, Reckenthin, Ostprignitz, Brandenburg, Germany. He married Wilhelmina “Minnie” Pheil or Theil on September 20, 1868. They had eight children in 19 years. To view information about his children, click on the following link. John F. Koenning Jr.

John died on October 15, 1921, in Westhoff, Dewitt, Texas, at the age of 81, and was buried in the Westhoff Cemetery

When Louise Maria Dorothea Könning or Koenning was born on March 21, 1851, her father, John, was 33, and her mother, Helene, was 34. She lost her mother when she was only 2 years old. She had four brothers and one sister.

When Unnamed Könning was born on January 7, 1854, his/her father, John, was 36 and his/her mother, Helene, was 37. The child died on January 10, 1854, within a year of his/her birth.

Children of John Anne Dorothea Könning/Koenning

Joachim “Joe” Koenning was born on September 17, 1857, in Tüchen, Reckenthin, Ostprignitz, Brandenburg, Germany. His father, John, was 40 and his mother, Anne, was 35. The family immigrated to America in 1873 arriving at the port in Indianola, Texas. They first settled in Fayette County. Joachim married Helene Catherine Margarethe Wemken on November 12, 1881, in Shiner, Lavaca, Texas. They had eight children in 17 years. To view information about his children, click on the following link.Joachim Koenning FGS – Document

Joachim “Joe” Koenning

Joe died on October 1, 1936, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mission Park South Cemetery.

Joe and Helene Koenning Grave Marker

When Wilhelm or William Könning or Koenning was born on May 11, 1860, in Reckenthin, Brandenburg, Germany, his father, John, was 42 and his mother, Anne, was 38. The family immigrated to America in 1873 arriving at the port in Indianola, Texas. They first settled in Fayette County. He married Emma L Redman on December 29, 1890. They had eight children in 21 years. To view information about his children, click on the following link. Wilhelm Koenning

William died on August 31, 1945, in Ganado, Jackson, Texas, at the age of 85, and was buried in the Ganado Cemetery

Karoline or Caroline “Lena” Dorothea Sophie Konning or Koenning was born on July 9, 1864 in Mertendorf, Germany. Her father, John, was 47, and her mother, Anne, was 42. The family immigrated to America in 1873 arriving at the port in Indianola, Texas. She married Frederich A.”Fritz” Rode or Rhode on December 19, 1882, in Lavaca County, Texas. They had nine children in 21 years. To view information about her children, click on the following link. Carolina Lena Koenning Rode

Carolina died on September 8, 1956, at the age of 92 and was buried in the Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Hackberry, Lavaca, Texas.

Carolina Koenning Rode Grave Marker

 

Marriage and Burial Sources

John F. Koenning and Helene Dorothea Becker

Ancestry.com. Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Select Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. (Marriage record)

Johann “John” Friedrich Könning or Koenning

Ancestry.com. Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Select Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

John F. Koenning and Anne Dorothea “Dora” Elisabeth Berger

Ancestry.com. Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Select Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. (Marriage record)

Photograph of Grave Marker for John and Dorothea Koenning, Earl-Quinn Cemetery, Ganado, Jackson, Texas.

Joachim “Joe” Koenning

Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 20

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Wilhelm or William Könning or Koenning

Ancestry.com. Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Karoline or Caroline “Lena” Dorothea Sophie Konning or Koenning

Ancestry.com. Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Ancestry.com. Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1761-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lucy is a native Texan and presently lives with her husband, "L.K." in the Texas Hill Country. They are the parents of three adult children and have five grandchildren.

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