Andreas Kilian, Sr.
b:November 1652 - d:before 12 January 1736
Andreas, son of Georg Kilian, was born 1652 in Schainbach, Baden-Württemberg, and died in 1736 in Steinbach an der Holzecke, Bavaria. He was buried in the Saint Gallus Church cemetery in Erzberg, Bavaria
Andreas was baptized in the Hengstfeld church on the 21st of November 1652. Andreas first married Anna Busch, the legitimate daughter of a Köbler named Hans Busch, on the 13th of February 1677 in the Saint Gallus Church in Erzberg . Anna was from the small village Steinbach an der Holzecke and Andreas moved to Steinbach at the latest before the 6th of February1677 and his family lived there.
Andreas and Anna had eight children, all born in Steinbach an der Holzecke and all baptized in the Saint Gallus Church in Erzberg. The baptismal records of Andreas' children say he was a Köbler who lived in Steinbach. A good many of the witnesses to Kilian family baptisms and marriages were described as Köbler.
Andreas’ and Anna’s eight children were all born in Steinbach and der Holzecke and all were baptized in Saint Gallus Church in Erzberg.
After the death of Anna Busch Kilian, Andreas married Dorothea Knaus on the 30th of October 1694. Andreas and Dorothea had four known children, all born in Steinbach an der Holzecke and all baptized in Saint Gallus Church in Erzberg. The second child, named Andreas, died before he was three years old and they had another child, also named Andreas baptized on the 1st of December 1702. This was the Andreas Kilian who immigrated to America in 1732.
Dorothea lived to see her grandchildren Leonhard and Anna Margaretha, but not long enough to celebrate Margaretha’s first birthday or to see her grandson Johann.
Andreas’ mother, Dorothea Knaus, was buried in the Saint Gallus Ch old at her death. This means she was born in 1659 and was six years younger than her husband Andreas.
Note: This information and much more can be found in the book 'The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian' By William McCreight (2011) and published by AKDHA.