Johann Michael Sohns

8 November 1846–24 March 1902 (Age 55)
Schweigern, Boxberg, Mosbach, Baden, Germany

The Life of Johann Michael

When Johann Michael Sohns was born on 8 November 1846, in Schweigern, Boxberg, Mosbach, Baden, Germany, his father, Johann Michael Phillip Sohns, was 28 and his mother, Maria Katharina Weiland, was 26. He married Margaretha Magdalena Keidel on 24 November 1874, in Baden, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Lee, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 March 1902, in Lee, Texas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lincoln, Lee, Texas, United States.

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Johann Michael Sohns
Margaretha Magdalena Keidel
Marriage: 24 November 1874
Karolina Margaretha Sohns
Anna Sophia Sohns
Wilhelm Sohns
August Sohns
Carl "Charles" Friedrich Sohns

Spouse and Children

24 November 1874
Baden, Germany


    Karolina Margaretha Sohns


    Anna Sophia Sohns


    Wilhelm Sohns




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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 4

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 6

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 15

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

German (also Söhns):1. patronymic from Sohn . 2. (northwestern): habitational name from Zons, a place near Düsseldorf.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Michael Sohns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Johann Michael Sohns, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Michael Sohns in entry for Magdalena Margaretha Sohns, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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