Johannes Georg Kilian

Brief Life History of Johannes Georg

When Johannes Georg Kilian was born on 7 September 1817, in Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Petrus Johannes Kilian, was 25 and his mother, Elisabeth Magdalena Wilders, was 20. He married Johanna Aletta Andrietta Amerentia Blignaut on 1 April 1836, in Uitenhage, Uitenhage, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 December 1889, in Willowmore, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 72.

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Johannes Georg Kilian
1817–1889
Johanna Aletta Andrietta Amerentia Blignaut
1820–1879
Marriage: 1 April 1836
Elizabeth Magdalena Kilian
1838–1906
Petrus Johannes Kilian
1839–1911
Johanna Aletta Andrejetta Kilian
1841–
Ernst Philippus Kilian
1844–1916
Johannes George Kilian
1846–1926
Hendrik Jacobus Louis Kilian
1847–
Christina Philipina Gertina KILIAN
1850–1923
Hendrik Jacobus Louis Kilian
1857–1924

Sources (20)

  • Johannes George Kilian, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • Johannes Georg Kileäm, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Johannes in entry for Ernst Philippus Kilian, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

World Events (5)

1852

Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.

1856

Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.

1867

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Arnd, Fritz, Gunter, Heinz, Helmut, Klaus, Lutz, Otto, Ulrich.

German, Dutch, Polish, and Sorbian; Slovak (also Kilián); Czech (Kilián): from German, Dutch, Polish, Upper Sorbian, Slovak, and Czech adaptations of the Irish personal name Cillín (see Killeen ). Saint Kilian was a 7th-century Irish missionary to Franconia and Thuringia, martyred c. 698 at Würzburg (he is the patron saint of this German city), hence the popularity of this personal name in medieval central Europe.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish and Sorbian Kilijan: from the Polish and Lower Sorbian personal name Kilijan, of Irish origin (see 1 above).

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

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