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Terry Kuehn (#47604435)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Parents:
Clarence Stephen Kuehn (b) Minneapolis, Minnesota 1900 and Mary Josephine McCurdy (b) Anamoose, North Dakota 1905

On my father's side:

Great-great grandparents:
Joannis Kuhn (b) Prussia 1820 and Anna Lewandowska (b) Prussia 1820;
John Passin (b) Prusia 1820 and (unknown);
John Tempel (b) Bamberg, Bavaria 1825 and Margaretha Fehn (b) Bamberg, Bavaria 1824;
Andrew Stenglein (b) Bavaria 1816 and Margaret Pfender Heimer (b) Bavaria 1824

Great grandparents:
Joseph (Kuhn) Kuehn (b) Poznan, Prussia 1843 and Augusta Passin (b) Hanover, West Prusia 1847;
Andrew Tempel (b) Indiana 1852 and Mary Ann Stenglein (b) Buffalo, New York 1850

Grand parents:
John Frederick (Kuhn) Kuehn (b) Feltes Settlement, Minnesota 1872 and Anna Walburga Tempel (b) Rogers, Minnesota 1878


On my mother's side:

Great-great grandparents:
William Baker (b) Germany 1790 and Elisabeth (b) New York 1814

Great grandparents:
James McCurdy (b) Cork County, Ireland 1827 and Caroline Baker (b) Springfield, Illinois 1837;
Jesse Cowen (b) Pennsylvania 1847 and Catherine Conner (b) Laois County, Ireland 1841

Patrick McCurdy (b) Galesburg, Illinois 1869 and Sarah Aloysius Cowen (b) Bolco, Missouri 1876


The basis of an inquiry some years ago was the fact that my paternal great grandfather was born on January 29, 1843, in "Posen." Another fact was that he met his bride-to-be on his way to America, in 1868, who was born on May 13, 1847, in Hanover, a subject of the Prussian Empire. "Posen" was, in reality, "Poznan," not only a Prussian province, but the capital city of that province.

"…of German descent" may be true in many instances pertaining to many folks coming to America from Europe during the last 150 years, but, in my family's case, "…of Prussian descent" appears to me to be more factual....

Status quo is so often not questioned or challenged, but in the case of family lineage, I do not believe that status quo assumptions should in any way prevail.... To me, it has made all the difference in the world in my ability to be able to constructively refer to myself as being Prussian, and not German....


Married to Martha Christina Kahokuokalanikealohapauole Kong (b) 1946 Kaneohe, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii with family lines to Kong, Joseph, Sniffen, Kamakanoenoe, Kekahaloa, Brown, and others.... Relationship lines to Waipa, Hapai, Iehu, Kamanawa, Kamehameha, and others....
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Messages left for Terry Kuehn (8)[Leave Message]
It's taken care of...

I deleted her memorial as soon as I read your email. I was in contact with the other contributor about the memorial, I was just waiting to hear back from her or you. She said she contacted you but I never heard anything. I'm so sorry for the loss of your wife. I wish you a safe travel to the Islands when you go. I've lived there myself & miss it a lot!

I wish you & your family a Merry Christmas!

Added by RosƐ༺ღ on Dec 07, 2015 1:40 PM
RE: Augusta (Passin) Kuehn
You are very welcome!
Added by Jaci on Mar 09, 2015 7:30 PM
J and K
Hi Terry,

I posted photos of Elizabeth and Joseph Kam's headstones to their memorials. It sounds like they're your relatives. They are buried directly next to Sniffen Joseph. If I had realized it at the time I would have taken a photo of all three markers together. I will do that eventually. Anyway, would you like any of these memorials transferred to you?
Added by J and K on Aug 04, 2012 8:39 PM
Teresa Spangler Davis
"THANK YOU" for all of the memorials you have sponsored. What a very nice surprise!!
Added by Teresa Spangler Davis on Jul 13, 2012 6:50 AM
Teresa Spangler Davis
Frank Russell
Once again, "Thank you" Terry for sponsoring Frank's memorial.
Added by Teresa Spangler Davis on Jul 13, 2012 6:34 AM
Teresa Spangler Davis
Margaretha & Andreas Stenglein
Thank you Terry for sponsoring the memorial pages for Margaretha & Andreas, I appreciate it very much, was a nice surprise. And, thank you for what you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Teresa Spangler Davis on Jun 16, 2012 5:04 PM
J and K
RE: Joseph (surname) family
You're welcome!
Added by J and K on Apr 01, 2012 6:06 PM
Bertha Kuehn
Shazaam! Update for Bertha completed!
Added by larry on Mar 28, 2012 7:32 AM

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