Johannes Hahn1

b. 12 June 1712, d. 21 April 1793
Johannes Hahn|b. 12 Jun 1712\nd. 21 Apr 1793|p6184.htm|Johan Jacob Hahn||p6217.htm|Maria Otillia Eichenlaub|b. 17 Oct 1685|p6218.htm|||||||||||||

3rd great-grandfather of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
5th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for William Lemuel Horn II
     Johannes Hahn was born on 12 June 1712 in Freckenfeld, Pfalz, Germany.1,3 He was the son of Johan Jacob Hahn and Maria Otillia Eichenlaub.2 He married first Elizabeth Margaretha Forster, daughter of Jonas Forster, circa 1737 in Freckenfeld, Pfalz, Germany.1 He from York township and Agnes Leguinir from Little Conewago were married by Reverend John Samuel Schwerdfeger on 26 July 1757 in Canadochly Lutheran Church, Lower Windsor township, York County, Pennsylvania.1,4 He died on 21 April 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, at age 80.1,3 He was buried in Deutsch Lutheran Church Cemetery, five miles south of Hickory, North Carolina. The name was later changed to Zion Lutheran. The inscription on his gravestone, translated from German, is "The one on the cross is my love, My love is Jesus Christ, Johannes Han, born June 12, 1712, Died April 21, 1793."1,3
     Johannes and Elizabeth Hahn immigrated in 1751 to America with their children Maria Catharina, Maria Margaretha, Anna Maria, Johann Jacob and Benedict.5 They arrived at Philadelphia on the ship Janet out of Rotterdam, and Johannes took the oath of allegiance on 7 October 1751.6 Years later he wrote, "I, Johannes Hahn born June 12, 1712 Frechenfeld in Germany near Landau in the Two Bridge community named Gutenberg. In the year 1751, I came to this part of the world called America. Written Sept. 12, 1789."1

     The Hahns settled in York County, Pennsylvania, where they were members of Canadochly Lutheran Church in Lower Windsor township. Elizabeth died in York County, probably at or soon after the birth of daughter Rebecca in December 1756, and Johannes remarried some seven months later.1

     For reasons unknown, Johannes pulled up stakes in Pennsylvania and moved his family to the Catawba Valley in western North Carolina, arriving there on 27 October 1765. Having been overtaken by darkness, they camped in a grove of oak trees, and that night Agnes gave birth in the wagon to a son they named Christian. They camped for several weeks while Johannes and the older boys went about locating a homesite. They selected one on both sides of Henry's River, now the Burke and Catawba County line, five miles east or southeast of the present city of Hickory, North Carolina.3 Johannes was a farmer and linen weaver.1

Additional Data
Johannes Hahn was a private in the North Carolina militia, was in the Revolutionary War, and as a Patriot rendered material aid.1

John Haun Sr. appeared on the 1790 U.S. Census in Lincoln County, North Carolina. In his household were four males over 16; 1 male under 16; four females.7Click to view image

Children of Johannes Hahn and Elizabeth Margaretha Forster

Children of Johannes Hahn and Agnes Langlin


  1. [S648] Linda Setzer, online <…>, Linda Setzer (North Carolina), downloaded 1998.
  2. [S649] Mary Alice Blaylock, online <>, David Statler (e-mail address), downloaded 1998.
  3. [S660] Elizabeth Hoyle Rucker, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and his descendants, 1110-1936 : with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt, Ghent), Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger, (Leinberger), Mendenhall, McIntosh, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reinhardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smith, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner and Wilfong (Shelby, North Carolina: Zolliecoffer Jenks Thompson, c1938), 1179.
  4. [S658] Lineages Inc., comp., York County, Pennsylvania Church Records to 1800, Database online (Provo, Utah:, 2000). Records transcribed from LDS Family History Library resources, including both books and microfilm, for this locality.
  5. [S659] Friedrich Krebs, Emigrants from the Palatinate to the American Colonies in the 18th Century, Pennsylvania German Society Special Study, 1 (Norristown: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953). From church records of Frechenfeld, Billigheim, Thaleischweiler, Essenheim, Niederkirchen, Obermoschel, and Moersfeld in the Bavarian State Archives at Speyer, Germany. A German version was published as "Eine Liste deutscher Auswanderer nach den amerikanischen Kolonien aus Zweibruecken in der Pfalz, 1750-1771," in Familie und Volk, jahrgang 1:1 (indexed in PILI 1985 as no. 4364), 20.
  6. [S661] The Ship Janet, online <>. citing [List 175 C] At the Court House at Philadelphia, Monday, 7th October 1751. Present: Joshua Maddox, Esqr. The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Janet, Capt. William Cunningham, from Rotterdam & last from Cowes, were this Day Qualified & subscribed the usual Oaths. By List 99. Whole Freights 220. Messrs. Stedman.
  7. [S662] John Haun Sr household, 1790 U.S. Census, Lincoln County, North Carolina, page 12; National Archives micropublication M637, roll 7.