Andreas Killian


Descendants Historical Association
(AKDHA)



Celebrating Our Heritage Since 1935
Incorporated Public Charity Since 2009


Andreas's Known Children Margaret Leonard John Jean Crate Andrew George Catherine Daniel Samuel Christianna Elizabeth

Andreas's Known Forefathers Andreas Kilian, Sr. Georg Kilian, Jr. Georg Kilian, Sr. Sebastian Kilian

AKDHA Mission Statement:

"The primary purpose of the Association is to research, educate and preserve the heritage of the German Pioneer Andreas Killian and affiliated families who settled in the early 1700’s around the Catawba River in what is now Catawba County, North Carolina; and to assist other inquirers nationally or internationally on Killian research which may or may not be related to Andreas Killian of North Carolina."


'The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian " Book by William Randolph McCreight, September 2011, available by mail from the editor for only $45.00. This includes handling and shipping. All proceeds from the book going to AKDHA.

Make check payable to Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association and send to:

Cheryl Mann Killian
130 Rowan Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Email:
Fax 770-506-7157


'The Family of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian (1702-1788)" Book available by mail from the editor for only $30.00. This includes handling and shipping.  Get yours now!! Only 50 left...

Make check payable to Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association and send to:

Cheryl Mann Killian
130 Rowan Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Email:
Fax 770-506-7157


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AKDHA Newsletters (1993-2013)      Go to Selected Newsletter.

"We have been blessed to have had ancestors with the foresight and ability to establish The Andreas Killian association and I believe it is our duty and privilege to carry on out of respect for them and for the benefit of future generations." - Charles D. Killian


Latest Killian News:

Posted 8/2/2013
The upcoming Andreas Killian Reunion (9/6-8) information and registration form is now posted on the website. To view, see the Reunion 2013 button in the website navigation bar. If you plan to attend, please complete the Registration form so the reunion committee can better plan to make the reunion a great success.


Posted 7/26/2013
August 2013 Newsletter now available!!!! for reading or printing on line. Newsletter is a pdf file about 2.1 MBytes in size. Lots of information and pictures so be patient as it will be a little slow down loading.


Posted 9/21/2012
For 2012 the AKDHA Scholarship Award Program awarded a $500.00 scholarship to Taylor Rae Deese. Taylor, a grand daughter of Wayne and Ginger Setzer and a great grand daughter of Neta Viola Killian Setzer, is in her junior year at UNC Wilmington. She is majoring in History with a minor in Religion. Althrough Taylor was not able to attend the reunion, she sent this [letter] to Dan and the committee.


Posted 4/25/2012
3 new addendums have been posted for the book, The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian. All addendums can be found on the webpage navigation bar.


Posted 3/8/2012
The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian book Addendums. In keeping with our efforts of providing the most accurate information available, we have published addendums for the book, The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian by William McCreight,. These addendums provide corrections, additions or other information to make this book a must have for all (Killian-Killion)' descendents. All addendums can be found on the webpage navigation bar. Addendum #11 is the latest and has a major name correction. If you have purchased the book, you will want to print out all the addendums and place them with the book.


Posted 2/21/2012.
Check out the North Carolina Maps Project's overlay of the 1886 Yoder Map with modern Catawba County.


Posted 5/15/2011
News from the Kilian Homeland!!! by William R. McCreight
The search for Andreas Kilian's ancestors continues - read the latest by clicking here


Posted 10/22/2010
book cover William R. McCreight has published a new book 'Where did we - the Kilians - originate?' Documentation of the Origin of the Kilians - 1570 to 1800. It is only available for sale at Blurb.com. You can preview the first chapter and order the book here: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1581233


Posted 9/25/2010
Book donation


Posted 6/29/2010
State tax exemption status
On June 17, 2010, the North Carolina Department of Revenue assigned the Association an exempt status for franchise and income tax purposes under Sections 105-125 and 105-130.11(a)(3), respectively, of the General Statutes of North Carolina.


Posted 1/20/2010
WE ARE TAX EXEMPT!!!!
"In December, 2009, the Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association received approval for tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") 501(c)(3). We are further classified as a Public Charity under IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Contributions are deductible under IRC section 170. The Association is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under IRC section 2055, 2106, or 2522. The effective date of tax exemption is June 16, 2009."


Posted 12/12/2009
New research on Margaretha Fischer, wife of Andreas Killian by William McCreight


Posted 11/22/2009
The head stones at the old Killian Cemetery have been moved to the Davidson River Cemetery as of November 1st. Martha Dobbins and family have requested our attendance at a small service on Saturday, November 28,2009 at 3pm at the new site (Davidson River Cemetery).


Posted 11/01/2009
2009 Reunion Pictures, along with all other previous reunion pictures I have, have been moved to
picasaweb.google.com/AndreasKillianAlbum.


NGS Award
The National Genealogical Society honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship and service to the Society with the presentation of several awards at the Opening Session this morning. NGS President Jordan Jones presented the following awards.

award Each year, the NGS Newsletter Competition recognizes the hard work, long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters. A panel of three judges reviews each newsletter on material interest, variety, organization, quality of writing and editing, readability, and attractiveness. This year's categories and winners are:

Family Association Newsletter: Winner: The Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association Newsletter, edited by Charles D. Killian of Ellenwood, Georgia. [Read Complete Article]


Group picture of those attending the Margaret Killian Price tombstone dedication on October 15, 2011.
Margaret Killian Price group picture.

Group picture of those attending the 2011 Reunion on Friday.
2011 Friday Reunion group picture.

Group picture of those attending the 2011 Reunion on Saturday.
2011 Saturday Reunion group picture.
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