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
Johanna Aletta Andrietta Amerentia Blignaut
Marriage: 1 April 1836
Elizabeth Magdalena Kilian
Petrus Johannes Kilian
Johanna Aletta Andrejetta Kilian
Ernst Philippus Kilian
Johannes George Kilian
Hendrik Jacobus Louis Kilian
Christina Philipina Gertina KILIAN
Hendrik Jacobus Louis Kilian

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)


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


Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.


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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