Johannes Biehn

1652–April 1747 (Age 95)
Spiesheim, Oppenheim, Hesse, Germany

The Life Summary of Johannes

Johannes Biehn was born in 1652, in Spiesheim, Oppenheim, Hesse, Germany as the son of Common Ancestor Biehn. He married Marieke Mary VanFossen in Worcester, Worcester Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in April 1747, in Providence Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Skippack, Skippack Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (4)

Do you know Johannes? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Johannes Biehn
1652–1747
Marieke Mary VanFossen
1693–1752
Marriage:
John Bean
1722–1800
Arnold Bean
1723–1784
Adam V. Bean
1724–
Christina Van Fossen Bean
1726–
Sabilla V. Bean
1728–
Conrad Bean
1730–1801
Garret Gerhard Bean
1744–1808

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Worcester, Worcester Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (1)

    1683
    Age 31
    "In 1683, thirteen families from the lower Rhine River arrived at Philadelphia aboard the Concord, on October 6, 1683. These families were primarily linen weavers, but also knew how to farm. These first German immigrants left their homeland of Germany because of persecution they experienced as religious Anabaptist Mennonite and Quakers from the Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed Churches. They settled on farms in the vicinity of Perkiomen Creek and Skippack Creek, up to a point where travel by boat became impossible because of shallow water. This point is where Skippack Creek crosses Skippack Pike in Skippack Township. The origin of the name ""Skippack"" came from early German settlers, they originally spelled it Schippach, named after a town of the same name in Bavaria. Skippack Township was originally named ""Van Bebber's Township"" after Matthias van Bebber, to whom the original land patent was issued in 1702 by William Penn. The name later changed to ""Skippack and Perkiomen Township"" until the township was split."

    Name Meaning

    German:possibly a habitational name from any of several places called Bienen (Lower Rhine) or from Biene near Lingen.variant of Bien .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Bihn
    Bien

    Sources (12)

    • Birth
    • Marriage to Marieke "Mary" VanFossen
    • Death

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.