Johannes Biehn

Male1652–April 1747

Brief Life History of Johannes

Johannes Biehn was born in 1652, in Württemberg as the son of Common Ancestor Biehn. He married Marieke "Mary" Van Fossen 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.

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Johannes Biehn
Marieke "Mary" Van Fossen
John Bean
Arnold Bean
Adam V. Bean
Christina Van Fossen Bean
Sabilla V. Bean
Conrad Bean
Garret Gerhard Bean

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  • Birth
  • Marriage to Marieke "Mary" VanFossen
  • Johanne Biehn, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Worcester, Worcester Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (2)


    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."


    Age 70

    Oldest grave seen on the memorials list

    Name Meaning


    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.

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