Susannah KUHN

Female Bef 1742 - 1822  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Susannah KUHN  [1
    • Surname in marriage bond is spelt Koun. Kuin appears in some transcriptions from the passenger lists of the Ann. Other variations can be found in early years in Nova Scotia but accepted eventually as Kuhn. Also Kuhn is the accepted spelling of the surname in Zurich canton of Switzerland.
    Born Bef 25 September 1742  Rikon, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Peter McNab, son of Susannah, wrote in 1841 that " My mother's family came from Zurich, in Switzerland, to Halifax shortly after the first settlement of it (about 1750) , when she was quite a child." [2]
    Christened 25 Sep 1742  Reformierte Kirche, Illnau, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1750  [5, 6
    "Return of Foreign Protestants Shipped by John Dick of Rotterdam on board the ANN, John Spurrier, Master, for Halifax in Nova Scotia amounting to 322. Rotterdam July 5, N.S., 1750. Recd. from Mr. John Dick. Recd. July 15, 1750" List accompanied by admission of indebtedness to John Dick, payable on safe arrival at destination (in German, with English translation), dates Rotterdam 19 June 1750. 
    • Susanna is said to be the daughter of Jacob and Verena and was eight years old at time of emigration to Nova Scotia.
    Buried 1822  Old Burying Ground, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 May 1822  McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Person ID I2  McNabs Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2021 

    Father Jacob KUHN,   b. Abt 1700, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1750, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Verena WINKLER,   b. Abt 1710, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Peter MCNAB,   b. Abt 1735, Breadalbane, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1799, McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 23 Nov 1763  St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Catherine MCNAB,   b. 17 Aug 1764, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ann MCNAB,   b. 17 Aug 1764, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 16 Sep 1764, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Peter MCNAB,   b. 7 Dec 1767, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1847, McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. James Colhoon MCNAB,   b. 7 Feb 1766, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1794, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Susannah MCNAB,   b. Dec 1771, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1772, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +6. Susanna MCNAB,   b. Aug 1773, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1803, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    +7. John MCNAB,   b. 14 Dec 1775, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1840, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Henry MCNAB,   b. 21 Oct 1778, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 8 June 1796, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +9. Ann MCNAB,   b. 10 Jan 1781, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1831  (Age 50 years)
     10. Alexander MCNAB,   b. 1 Oct 1784, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 September 1790, McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2021 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 25 September 1742 - Rikon, Zürich, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Sep 1742 - Reformierte Kirche, Illnau, Zurich, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 23 Nov 1763 - St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1822 - Old Burying Ground, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1822 - McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Susannah Kuhn of the foreign Protestants
    Susannah Kuhn of the foreign Protestants

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] Sydenham Howe's Scrapbook: Joseph Howe and His World, Howe, Sydenham, (Nova Scotia Archives ), https://archives.novascotia.ca/howe/archives/?ID=148 (Reliability: 2).
      Genealogy of McNab Family. Handwritten notes marked ‘copy’, author unknown. Sydenham Howe Nova Scotia Archives 1994-272 page 62.

    2. [S72] The family of Cassels, Cassels, Robert, (Edinburgh: author ), 122 (Reliability: 3).
      Book is digitised and no longer under copyright - can be accessed at:
      archive.org

    3. [S167] Kirchenbuch, 1552-1875, (Family Search ), p.73 Baptism (Reliability: 3).
      Photocopy of microfilm of baptismal entry provided by Judith Chidlow.

    4. [S167] Kirchenbuch, 1552-1875, (Family Search ), p.73 Baptism (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S133] Olive Tree Genealogy: Ships Passenger Lists , olivetreegenealogy.com ., http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/nsship06.shtml (Reliability: 2).
      Transcription from German: Return of Foreign Protestants Shipped by John Dick of Rotterdam on board the ANN, for Halifax in Nova Scotia
      Spellings appear as written by the original English speaking official from the German.

    6. [S72] The family of Cassels, Cassels, Robert, (Edinburgh: author ), p.122 (Reliability: 2).
      The Hon.Peter McNab (II) corresponded with author of the Cassels book and noted that " My mother's family came from Zurich, in Switzerland, to Halifax shortly after the first settlement of it (about 1750), when she was quite a child." Note that the reliability of this information is fairly good, as this is the son of Susannah Kuhn and only one generation removed from the event.

    7. [S39] Nova Scotia Vital Records from Newspapers, 1813-1822, Punch, Terrence M., (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. 1983), 103 (Reliability: 3), 11 May 1822.
      Indexed from the Acadian Recorder.11 May 1822 publication.

    8. [S48] Haulin" in the family net: Vol.IV, Gray-Leblanc, Linda, (Author: Halifax, NS. 1999), 29 (Reliability: 2).
      Transcribed from unnamed newspaper: At McNab's Island Sunday morning Mrs. Susanna Mcnab. Aged 80 years. Her funeral will take place To-morrow at 1 o'clock, from the house of James McNab, when the friends of the family are requested to attend.

    9. [S82] Sydenham Howe's Scrapbook: Joseph Howe and His World, Howe, Sydenham, (Nova Scotia Archives ), https://archives.novascotia.ca/howe/archives/?ID=438 (Reliability: 2).
      Genealogy of McNab Family. Handwritten notes marked ‘copy’, author unknown. Sydenham Howe Nova Scotia Archives 1994-272 page 62.


    10. [S28] Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1749-1768: St. Paul's Church, Nova Scotia, Holder, Jean M., (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. 1983), 128 (Reliability: 2).
      Index/transcription : License Peter McNAB I Susannah KOWN Marriage would have occurred 23 November or later.

    11. [S3] Marriages Nova Scotia, Government of Nova Scotia, Canada, (Nova Scotia Archives), https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=1700-6&Event=marriage&ID=191116 (Reliability: 3).
      Digital copy of a marriage bond. Marriage bond dated 23 November 1763 which is not a marriage date. Susannah's surname spelt as Koun-variations in spelling are noted in other documents.