The Bold Immigrants

In the German language, the word kühn means “bold” or “daring”.  There were two surnames in the Gesellschaft that contained kühn, Kühn and Kühnert.  As time went by, many German names containing an umlaut had that umlaut eliminated and replaced by putting an “e” after the vowel with the umlaut.  So these two surnames became … More The Bold Immigrants

Church Builders

Today, our story begins with the birth of Arthur Kuehnert on January 7, 1888, but we will take that story back farther.  Arthur was the great grandson of the Johann Christlieb Kuehnert, who brought his family to America in the 1839 immigration.  Johann’s son, Johann Christian Kuehnert, is shown in the middle of the front … More Church Builders