Joseph Kern


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Joseph Kern
Name Joseph Kern
Death 9/16/1849
WifeMagdalina Dieringer
Event 1Immigrated to America in May 1847 with wife Magdelina and their 5 children plus Magdelina's parents and 2 of her siblings.
Event 2The immigrants left Rangendingen because of hard times, due to crop failures for several years, and traveled 150 miles by covered wagon to Amsterdam and to Antwerp, Holland by boat, then across the Atlantic by boat to New York which voyage took over 40 days. there they met with further difficulties before being able to land, as there the captain of the boat made his escape to avoid being arrested for violation of sanitary rules and for carrying passengers in excess of the ship's capacity. From New York they went up the Hudson River to Albany, and thence to Cleveland and down the Ohio Canal to Zoar.
Event 3Children: Carolina, Ottila, Fidele, Leo, Carl, and Joseph
Bio NotesJoseph Kern and family remained in Zoar where he worked at his trade as a cooper, and here another child was born to them. He died Spetember 16, 1849, leaving his widow with a family of six small children. Upon invitation of Joseph M. Bimeler, founder of Zoar, she became a member of that community, first on probation and afterwards joined the Zoarites and rose to the highest rank of membership, which she enjoyed until the time of her death in January 1892. For a hundred years this communist colony existed without a divorce or a crime, and although the property was divided about 25 years ago among its 222 members, yet many landmarks of interest exist there today.


Name Birth Death
Leo Kernasdasds 1842 in Wuertenburg, Germany 1921
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