The Kern Family Tree
The following information from Generation 1 through Generation 11 was provided by Ardath Blue.


Generation No. 1

CONRADT KERN was born 1477-1523 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died 1516-1603 in ?. He married ?.

Child of CONRADT KERN and ? is:

i. STEFFAN KERN, b. 1516-1549, Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany; d. Bef. 1583, ?.


Generation No. 2

STEFFAN KERN was born 1516-1549 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died Bef. 1583 in ?. He married (1) KATHARINA HANSSEN June 10, 1560 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany. He married (2) URSULA DIEBOLDT Abt. 1568. He married (3) SOPHIA REISSCHER Abt. 1570.

Children of STEFFAN KERN and KATHARINA HANSSEN are:

i. CATHARINA KERN, b. March 25, 1561.
ii. RUPRECHT KERN, b. August 25, 1562.
iii. ELISABETH KERN, b. February 18, 1563/64.
iv. JOHANNES KERN, b. July 30, 1567, Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany; d. February 12, 1624/25, Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany.


Generation No. 3

JOHANNES KERN was born July 30, 1567 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died February 12, 1624/25 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany. He married (1) MARIA RUNNDL 1587 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany. He married (2) MAGDALENA KRAMER 1598.

Children of JOHANNES KERN and MARIA RUNNDL are:

i. JOHANNES KERN, b. May 24, 1588, Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany; d. January 01, 1651/52, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.
ii. CONRADT KERN, b. November 07, 1589.
iii. STEFFAN KERN, b. January 31, 1590/91.
iv. BARBARA KERN, b. July 21, 1592.
v. MARIA KERN, b. April 29, 1596.


Generation No. 4

JOHANNES KERN was born May 24, 1588 in Ottenhausen, Calw, Wurttemberg, Germany, and died January 01, 1651/52 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. He married (1) ANNA MARIE KITTEL. He married (2) OTHILIA RUMEY October 22, 1622 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. He married (3) ANNA VOGEL Abt. 1637. He married (4) OTHILIA KELBER Abt. 1639.

Children of JOHANNES KERN and OTHILIA RUMEY are:

i. URSULA KERN, b. October 19, 1623.
ii. JOHANNES KERN, b. August 21, 1625, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany; d. December 17, 1703, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.
iii. MARGARETHA KERN, b. November 04, 1627.
iv. MATTHIAS KERN, b. February 01, 1628/29.
v. RUPPRECHT KERN, b. June 10, 1631.
vi. MARGARETHA KERN, b. February 14, 1635/36.


Generation No. 5

JOHANNES KERN was born August 21, 1625 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany, and died December 17, 1703 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. He married ANNA BARBARA UNKNOWN 1641-1675 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.

Children of JOHANNES KERN and ANNA UNKNOWN are:

i. MARGRETHA KERN, b. September 28, 1651.
ii. ANNA BARBARA KERN, b. February 25, 1655/56.
iii. CATHARINA KERN, b. May 02, 1657.
iv. JOHANNES KERN, b. September 16, 1659.
v. MICHEL KERN, b. October 04, 1662.
vi. ANNA? MARIA KERN, b. August 28, 1665.
vii. ANNA BARBARA KERN, b. October 10, 1668.
viii. ANTHONI KERN, b. December 22, 1670, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany; d. September 28, 1741, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.
ix. ANNA CATHARINA KERN, b. May 26, 1675.

Generation No. 6

ANTHONI KERN was born December 22, 1670 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany, and died September 28, 1741 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. He married SUSANNA KAPPLER April 28, 1696 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.

Children of ANTHONI KERN and SUSANNA KAPPLER are:

i. HANSS KERN, b. December 14, 1697.
ii. JOHANNES KERN, b. December 21, 1699, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany; d. April 16, 1764, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.
iii. MARIA CATHARINA KERN, b. September 18, 1701.
iv. SUSSANA KERN, b. December 02, 1703.
v. ANTONIUS KERN, b. July 16, 1706.
vi. FREIDRICH KERN, b. October 22, 1710.
vii. MARIA BARBARA KERN, b. November 15, 1713.


Generation No. 7

JOHANNES KERN was born December 21, 1699 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany, and died April 16, 1764 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany. He married MAGDALENA GRIMM February 29, 1723/24 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany.

Children of JOHANNES KERN and MAGDALENA GRIMM are:

i. SUSANNA KERN, b. June 1724.
ii. JOHANN MICHAEL KERN, b. November 11, 1726.
iii. JOHANNES KERN, b. May 08, 1729.
iv. MARIA SIBYLLA KERN, b. April 24, 1731.
v. MARIA MAGDALENA KERN, b. May 01, 1733.
vi. PHILLIP JACOB KERN, b. April 26, 1735, Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany; d. May 20, 1799, York. County, Pennsylvania.
vii. MARGARETHA KERN, b. April 10, 1737.
viii. ANTHONIUS KERN, b. May 12, 1740.

 

Generation No. 8

PHILLIP JACOB KERN (Our first KERN Immigrant Ancestor to America), was born April 26, 1735 in Itterbach, Pforzheim, Baden, Germany, and died May 20, 1799 in York. County, Pennsylvania. He married CATHERINE FUNCK November 28, 1762 in Little York, PA.

Children of PHILLIP KERN and CATHERINE FUNCK are:

i. JOHANN GEORGE KERN, b. June 11, 1767, York Co. PA; d.1838, Highland Co., Ohio.
ii. JACOB KERN, b. April 07, 1770, Little York, York Co, PA; d. January 29, 1841, Switzerland, Co. Indiana.
iii. JOSEPH KERN, b. August 03, 1772, Little York, York Co, PA; d. May 23, 1846, ?.
iv. GEORGE KERN, b. October 11, 1775, Little York, York Co, PA.
v. MICHAEL KERN, b. 1779, Little York, York Co, PA.


Generation No. 9

JOHANN GEORGE KERN was born June 11, 1767 in York Co. PA, and died 1838 in Highland Co., Ohio. He married (1) CATHARINE KAYLOR 1790 in Little York, York Co, PA. He married (2) ELIZABETH SINGER HOLLINGER Abt. 1802 in Greensburg , PA?. He married (3) ISABELLE BURCH Abt. 1819.

Johannes George Kern was a private soldier in the Continental Line from the County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. Johannes George Kern and John Kern the 2nd with their families migrated (soon after 1815) from Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania to Highland Co., Ohio. Johannes George Kern died 1838 in Highland Co., Ohio. He was drowned while attempting to cross a creek in Highland Co., Ohio near Bainbridge, Ohio.
Military Record:
Vol. 4 p.746 Pennsylvania Archives 5th ser. p. 210
Official Roster Soldiers of The American Revolution buried in Ohio.
Pennsylvania Archives, 5 th series, vol. 4, page 746.

Children of JOHANN KERN and CATHARINE KAYLOR are:

i. JACOB KERN, b. April 08, 1795.
ii. JOSEPH R. KERN, b. February 19, 1797, Westmoreland County, PA; d. October 20, 1855, Houston, Adams Co. Illinois.
iii. JOHN GEORGE KERN, b. December 18, 1798, Greensburg Twshp, Westmoreland Co. Pa; d. March 16, 1883, Highland County, Ohio.
iv. MARTIN KERN, b. Abt. 1800.
v. ELIZABETH KERN, b. Abt. 1802; m. CHARLES MCCLANE.

Children of JOHANN KERN and ELIZABETH HOLLINGER are:
vi. WILLIAM KERN, b. January 16, 1813.
vi. MARAGRET KERN, b. November 21, 1814.
vii. ANNA KERN, b. January 16, 1817.


Generation No. 10

JOSEPH R. KERN was born February 19, 1797 in Westmoreland County, PA, and died October 20, 1855 in Houston, Adams Co. Illinois. He married ELIZABETH SMITH 1816 in Westmoreland County, PA.

Children of JOSEPH KERN and ELIZABETH SMITH are:

i. THOMAS D. KERN, b. Abt. 1817.
ii. JOHN KERN, b. Abt. 1818, Pennsylvania; m. (1) MARY A.; m. (2) MARGARET.
iii. SUSANNAH KERN, b. October 14, 1820, Westmoreland County, PA; d. August 28, 1888, Houston, Adams Co. Illinois.
iv. MARY ANN KERN, b. 1822, Westmoreland County, PA; d. 1855, Adams Co. IL; m. WILLIAM ATLEE STRICKLER.
v. CATHERINE KERN, b. 1823, Pennsylvania; d. Unknown, Illinois.
viii. CHARLES M KERN, b. April 14, 1826, Monogahelia Co. W. VA?; d. March 30, 1895, Shelbina, Shelby Co. Missouri.
ix. JACOB R.KERN, b. March 16, 1828, Monogalia Co., West Virginia; d. October 04, 1905, Clayton, Adams Co., Ill; m. SARAH E. KIRKPATRICK, December 24, 1850, Adams Co., Ill.
viii. JOSEPH C. KERN, b. 1829, Virginia; d. March 24, 1884, Livingston Co. Missouri.
x. ELIZABETH KERN, b. 1832, Virginia; d. Unknown, ?.
xi. WILLIAM SMITH KERN, b. May 01, 1836, Morgantown, Monogalia County, West Virginia; d. July 13, 1912, Weatherford, Custer Co. Oklahoma.
xii. VIRGINIA KERN, b. August 02, 1837; d. November 02, 1840, Houston Twp. Adams Co., Ill.


Generation No. 11

JOSEPH C. KERN was born 1829 in Virginia, and died March 24, 1884 in Livingston Co. Missouri. He married MARGARETT NEWTOWN Abt. 1855 in?

Notes for JOSEPH C.KERN:
1860 Census: Illinois, Adams Co., Camp Point, dwelling 2945 shows Joseph as a 30 year old Farmer ( no property), born in Virginia. Margaret is 28 and born in Pennsylvania. Three children, Teretta at 1 the youngest, all Illinois born.

1880 Census: Missouri, Livingston Co., Fairview, dwelling #190/196 shows Joseph at 50 a farmer born in West Virginia. He still says both parents were born in Pennsylvania. Dowe at 23 is the oldest and Orin and Norman are 13 year old twins. The last 2 children born in Missouri, so they have only been here for 3 to 4 yeats as Prentiss says he was born in Illinois.

Children of JOSEPH C.KERN and MARGARETT NEWTOWN are:

i. WILBER E. KERN. b. Abt. 1855.
ii. DOWE C. KERN, b. Abt. 1857.
iii. TERETTA C. KERN, b. Abt. 1859.
iv. EVERETT KERN, b. Abt. 1861.
v. PRENTISS KERN, b. Abt. 1863
vi. NORMAN G. KERN, b. Abt. 1867.
TWIN
vii. ORIN F. KERN, b. Abt. 1867.
TWIN



This family photograph (pictured above) is possibly that of Prentiss KERN, brother of Norman G. KERN.
Photo courtesy of Frank Prentiss KERN Jr.


Generation No. 12

NORMAN G. KERN was born Abt. 1867 in Missouri, and died "Unknown"
He married Mary J. (Minnie) VON ROSPACH b. January 19, 1862 in Macomb township, McDonough County, IL. d. January 12, 1933 in Washington State.


The following information and photographs were provided by Frank Prentiss KERN Jr. August 2000, May 2001.

1. Norman G. KERN, b. Abt. 1867. at Missouri. TWIN

Spouse: Mary Jane Von Rospach, b. January 19, 1862 in Macomb township, McDonough County, IL. d. January 12, 1933, in Washington State.




Pictured above are Mary Jane Von Rospach and children in 1917.
Top: Frank Prentiss Kern, Left: Mary Olive Kern, bottom left: Mary Jane Von Rospach,
Right: Pearl Kern, and bottom right: Nellie Kern.

Children:


Generation No. 13

Frank Prentiss KERN, b. 16 March 1899 at Beardstown, ILL, d. 5 November 1953 at California

Married 28 October 1920 at Sacramento, CA.

Spouse: Helen Laurina SCALLY, b. 19 February 1900 at Peoria, ILL, d. 20 May 1970 at California




Pictured above are Frank Prentiss Kern Sr. and Family, May 9th, 1933, the day of Frank Prentiss Kern Jr.'s First Communion.
Top Left: Helen Laurina (Rena) Scally, Top Right: Frank Prentiss Kern Sr., bottom left: Frank Prentiss Kern Jr.,
Bottom Right: Mary Viola (Ree) Kern.

Children:


Mary Viola KERN, b. 14 October 1923

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN, b. 16 March 1899 at Beardstown, ILL, d. 5 November 1953 at California
Mother: Helen Laurina SCALLY, b. 19 February 1900 at Peoria, ILL, d. 20 May 1970 at California

Nicknames: Ray Ball, Aunty Ree
Alias: Maree

Spouse (1): Reeford HALL

Children:

 

Spouse (2): Tom RAMSEY, Arkansas


Reeford Frank HALL b. 03 September 1944, d. 05 April 2014 at Albany Oregon

Reeford Frank Hall

Father: Reeford HALL
Mother: Mary Viola KERN, b. 14 October 1923

Spouse (1): Susan DIBBLE
Married June 1964 at San Diego, CA.

Child:

Spouse (2): Catherine ??? Albany Oregon.

 

Reeford Frank HALL Obituary
Reeford "Frank" Hall was born Sept. 3, 1944, and passed away peacefully on April 5, 2014, surrounded by his family. He served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement he continued to work as a civilian for the Air Force as a radar technician until his retirement in May 2013. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Daniel HALL, b. at San Diego, CA

Father: Reeford Frank HALL b. 03 September 1944, d. 05 April 2014 at Albany Oregon
Mother: Susan DIBBLE


Vivian HALL

Father: Reeford HALL
Mother: Mary Viola KERN, b. 14 October 1923

Spouse: Tom RUSH, Indiana

Married.



Generation No. 14

Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL

 

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN, b. 16 March 1899 at Beardstown, ILL, d. 5 November 1953 at California
Mother: Helen Laurina SCALLY, b. 19 February 1900 at Peoria, ILL, d. 20 May 1970 at California

Spouse (1): Unknown

Spouse (2): Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK
Married 11 July 1948 at Las Vegas, NV.

Father: Frank JOHNSON
Mother: Laura Ervabell BECHTEL

Children:

Spouse (3): Marie


Generation No. 15

Frank Prentiss KERN III, b. 6 August at California

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL
Mother: Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK


Christine Deandra KERN, b. 2 October at Long Beach, CA

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL
Mother: Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK

Spouse (1): Pete HEBERT

Child:

Spouse (2): Ron DOTSON

Married 28 May 1988 at Little Shasta, CA.


Linda Kathleen KERN, b. 8 July 1949 at California

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL
Mother: Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK


Bradford Gary KERN, b. 22 September 1956 at California, d. 15 December 1975 at San Francisco, CA

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL
Mother: Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK


Sandra Laureen KERN, b. 9 February 1962 at Anehiem, CA

Father: Frank Prentiss KERN Jr., b. 24 October 1925 at Peoria, ILL
Mother: Frances Lewellyn JOHNSON, b. 22 September at Bartlesville, OK

Spouse: Michael Richard BOYCE, b. 4 July 1960 at Baker, OR
Married 3 December 1983 at Reno Nevada.

Children:


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