Elizabeth (Kraut) Keen emigrated from Bavaria to the U. S. around 1846,
lived in Zanesville, Ohio for approximately 20 years before moving
to Indianapolis. Their family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery
includes many of their children, spouses and some grandchildren.
The spelling of the family name was
Kihn in Germany. Lawrence and Elizabeth's tombstone reflects both
the Kihn and Keen spelling, one on each side, as seen in the photos.
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and Mary Anna (Risch) Kuhn were my great grandparents. Charles was born
in 1850 in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, emigrating to this country in
1860. Mary Anna's family came from Bavaria in 1828 to New Alsace,
We are yet searching for the
information on Charles' father, Martin. Under Charles and Mary Anna's
stone below is his mother's tombstone,
Katherina Biergenstock Kuhn, born 1810 in Germany and died 4 Jul 1890 in
and Gertrude (Wilmson) Niehaus came to America in 1886 from
Riesenbeck, Westphalia, Germany, with eight children and added four more
to the family after arriving. Joseph and Gertrude's tombstones are
pictured below. This plot at St. Joseph's also contains the graves
of a son and two grandsons. And many of their descendants are
buried elsewhere in the cemetery.