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Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 27 May 2001 9:34PM GMT
Edited: 14 Jan 2003 4:26PM GMT
I am looking for information on my great-great-grandmother Magdalena Arn. We believe that she immigrated to Canada from Germany about 1852. She married James Frederick Brown in Norfolk, Ontario, in 1862 and later moved to Michigan. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 26 Aug 2002 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a William Arn,Married to Lucinda Adams. In kent CO. Ont.They where married 1857. Could this possible be a brother to your Megdalena?

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Dawn Ackerman (View posts)
Posted: 26 Aug 2002 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arn
I would be surprised if there wasn't some relationship here, but I don't think your William was a brother, perhaps a nephew since there was a big age range in her siblings. Here's what I've learned about this family since my original posting:

Cornelius Arn m. Karoline Wilhelmina Bossert in 1816 in Germany. They came to Canada in/about 1850.
Children:

Regina Barbara Arn (b. Dec 12, 1816)
Cornelius Arn (b. March 27, 1818)
Carolina Catherina Arn (b. March 27, 1818)
Cornelius Arn (b. June 26, 1821)
Wilhelmine Arn (b. Sept. 17, 1822)
Regina Barbara Arn (b. August 1, 1824)
Regina Barbara Arn (b. March 19, 1826)
Magdalena Arn (b. May 21, 1827)
Elias Arn (b. October 31, 1828)
Karl Friedrich Arn (b. June 2, 1833)
Philippine Arn (b. June 3, 1833)
Juliana Arn (b. August 31, 1834)
Philippina Arn (b. February 23, 1836)
Christian Arn (b. July 14, 1837)
Magdalena Arn (b. November 10, 1839)
Rosina Arn (b. March 11, 1841)
Magdalena Arn (b. December 6, 1842)

I don't have much more information on this family, especially the siblings. Seems like I might have some information on the son, Cornelius's family, but will have to look for it. I originally thought that my Magdalena was his son (and he has children older than her!). When was your William born?

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 26 Aug 2002 7:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm sorry I gave the wrong name with Arn. I have a Charles F. Arn. Born 1834-35. Married Lucinda Adams in 1857. Their chidren are. Watts E.,b.1862,Willemina S, b.1865, Adell,b.1867,and Charles Burt b.1869. This was Lucindas 2nd marrage.She is my GGGrandmother.Her 3 older children where William,John and Chauncy Boyce. Maybe charles sitll fits. Edna

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Dawn Ackerman (View posts)
Posted: 26 Aug 2002 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arn
So I suspect that your Charles F. Arn may well be the Karl Friedrich that I listed (since Charles Frederick would be one translation). I have him born June 2, 1833 so the dates are close. Definitely worth more research!

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 27 Aug 2002 2:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
That is very possible. I don't have anything else on that family. You are the first and only link I have found to them. Except my Dad said he remembered an aunt minnie,which I figured to be Willemina. She lived in Hobart MI. Only one of my Dads sisters is still living. She said she doesn't remember all the names,but there was a lot of g.aunts&uncles. She was born in 1929,so she probly doesn't. I haven't been able to find out anything about them. But I'm not giving up.

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Dawn Ackerman (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 2002 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arn
These Arns are a tough lot to find information on. My g-g-grandmother was Magdalena Arn who married James Frederick Brown in 1862 in Ontario, later moving to Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan. There is a really interesting website that has "pioneer sketches" from the Norfolk area and includes a comment that Cornelius Arn had 4 sons - Cornelius, Ely, John, and Charles. If you are interested, I found it really interesting reading about life in their day and time.

http://the-burgers.rootsweb.com/introduction.html

I also checked and had pulled your Charles F. Arn as a probable son of Cornelius from the 1881 Ontario census, where he is living with Lucinda and several children (Watts E., Willemina S., Adell, and Charles Burt). You probably already have this reference, but I have to say that I'm sure we're talking the same family.

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 27 Aug 2002 4:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes We are talking about the same family. My Boyce's came to MI.settled in sanilac CO. toin the 1880's. Chauncy A.,& Hannah Boyce. The arns may have ended up in Wexford CO.to. Altho the only one I know for sure is Willemina. I'm trying to find out what her married name is. Your Magdalena may have lived around Cadillac,I know My Dad had a Aunt Lena,which could be a short verstion of her name.I'm trying to get in touch with my aunt in Cadillac to see what she might remember.

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Posted: 28 Aug 2002 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for that site. It have alot of info on another branch of my family. The lemon s

Re: Magdalena Arn - Germany >Ontario>Michigan

Dawn Ackerman (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2002 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arn
Glad you enjoyed the website. I was thrilled when someone else pointed me to it so glad to be able to share it with others. Meanwhile, I'm happy to share any Arn information I run across, and feel free to e-mail me directly at ackerman1@mindspring.com

Happy hunting!
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