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 Helena <I>Pinn</I> Kuss

Helena Pinn Kuss

Uxheim, Vulkaneifelner Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 12 Oct 1921 (aged 54)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Plot Sec. BHS, Lot 135
Memorial ID 42413352 · View Source
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Helena (PINN) KUSS, born in Üxheim, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany, was a daughter of Joannis Philippi PINN, also known as Johannis Phillip "Johann" PINN, of Üxheim, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany and Veronica GIEFER of Leudersdorf, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.

Paternal grandparents were Tomas PINN of Schüller, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany & Anna Helena GOERGEN of Üxheim, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfaltz, Germany.

Maternal grandparents were Johannis Nicolaus GIEFER of Ahrdorf, Blankenheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Anna Catharina MEYER/MEIER of Leudersdorf, Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.

Helena (PINN) KUSS, her father and siblings, immigrated to the United States in 1881. Her mother died in Germany.

Her father, Joannis Philippi "Johann" PINN, was quoted in an article in Chicago's "Katholischen Wochenblat" [Catholic Weekly] Magazine" in 1881:

Der Ackerer Johann Pinn aus Üxheim verläßt die Heimat 1881: "Die Familie stand früher in ziemlichen Verhältnissen. Durch den Brand in Üxheim, dann durch Hagelschlag und die schlechten Ernten der letzten Jahre ist die Familie in ihren Vermögensverhältnissen ganz heruntergekommen."

Rough translation:

The farmer, John Pinn of Üxheim, who left the country in 1881, states: "The family was formerly in considerably good condition. By the fire in Üxheim, then by hail impact and poor harvests of the last years, the family has come down in its financial circumstances completely"."

Her siblings include:
Bernardus "Bernard" PINN (b. 1847)
Antonius "Anton" PINN (b. 1849 - d. 1918)
Anna Margaretha PINN (b. 1850)
Maria Eva (PINN) ECHTERHOFF (b. 1852 - d. 1933)
Thomas "Tom" PINN, Sr. (b. 1854 - d. 1929)
Ursula (PINN) MICHALSKI (b. 1856 - d. 1903)
Johannes "John" PINN (b. 1858 - d. 1907)
Catharina "Katherine" (PINN) KUNZ (b. 1861 - d. 1927)
Andreas PINN (b. 1863)

She was married to William Edward KUSS of Germany.

Texas Certificate of Death
Copy of Baptismal Record
Katholischen Wochenblat 1881

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  • Maintained by: Charlie Ward
  • Originally Created by: Sebastian
  • Added: 26 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42413352
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helena Pinn Kuss (1 Sep 1867–12 Oct 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42413352, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Charlie Ward (contributor 46770133) .