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."
"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
Our Forefathers Home Place
Andreas Killian and our forefathers came from Steinbach an der Holzecke, Germany. Click on the map image at left for an interactive map of the area.
'The Forefathers of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian'
Book Cover Book by 'William Randolph McCreight', available by mail from the editor for only $45.00. This includes handling and shipping. All proceeds from the book going to AKDHA.

Order by: Mail or Fax 770-506-7157 or Email:
Make check payable AKDHA & mail to:
Cheryl Mann Killian 130 Rowan Road Ellenwood GA 30294
'The Family of North Carolina Pioneer Andreas Killian' (1702-1788)
Book Cover Book by 'AKDHA' available by mail from the editor for only $30.00. This includes handling and shipping.


Order by: Mail or Fax 770-506-7157 or Email:
Make check payable AKDHA & mail to:
Cheryl Mann Killian 130 Rowan Road Ellenwood GA 30294
'Andreas Killian Family Cookbook
Book Cover This Andreas Killian Family Cookbook will make a wonderful keepsake to pass down to family members. The cookbook is filled with 299 family recipes, family histories, helpful hints, and much more...from descendants of Andreas Killian.
Cost: $15.00 per copy, plus $3.50 for handling & shipping.
Please indicate how many cookbooks you are ordering.
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AKDHA P.O. Box 3272 Hickory NC 28603
'Things I Remember...'
Book by 'Dr. William D. Killian' (sorry, no longer available)
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National Genealogical Society
NGS Award 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]
2019 AKDHA Reunion Group picture at Harts Square on Saturday.
AKDHA 2019 Reunion Saturday Group.
2019 AKDHA Reunion Group picture of those attending/remaining on Sunday afternoon.
AKDHA 2019 Reunion Sunday Group.