Samuel Frank Kuhn

Samuel Frank Kuhn
b: 11 SEP 1890
d: SEP 1979
Biography
Samuel Frank Kuhn was born in Pustelnik about 15 km North-East from the capital of Poland, Warsaw. His family were farmers who were Vistula Germans who spoke plattdeutsch - a lowland German Dutch dialect common to Mennonite and Lutheran peoples who originally colonized the Vistula River area of Poland.


The area of Poland where Samuel was raised was known as Congress Poland (born out of the Congress of Vienna) and was ruled by Czar Nicholas II of Imperial Russia. When the First World War broke out Samuel was conscripted into the Russian Imperial Army and served on the Turkish Front in the Caucasus Mountains as a Bombadier in the Mountain Artillery. When the Russian Revolution broke out Samuel went to Saint Petersberg and eventual made his way to East Prussia (now Poland) where he joined his family until making his way to Hamburg where he emigrated to Canada in 1925. He could not return to Pustelnik probably because his original family home was now occupied by Poles or destroyed. Regardless of the exact circumstances, his homeland in Poland was dangerous for "Germans." This is attested to by the fact that his father was lynched by Polish locals and such atrocities were common during this period of political turmoil and strife.


Samuel settled with relatives in Kenora, Ontario, Canada and living with Wilhelm Brinkmann who had come to Canada decades earlier. Samuel's sister, Emma, had emigrated earlier to Kenora.



In 1927 Samuel married Gertrude Klara Thiel who was from East Prussia (Poland). Samuel was suppose to marry Gertrude's sister who backed out of the arrangement, so Gertrude agreed to come to Canada and marry Samuel in her sister's stead.


Samuel and Gertrude had seven children with Samuel working as a carpenter. Gertrude Klara Kuhn died in 1959 and Samuel Frank Kuhn died in 1979.
Facts
  • 11 SEP 1890 - Birth - ; Pustelnik, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
  • SEP 1979 - Death - ; St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • 1968 - Residence - ; Saint Catherines, Ontario, Canada
  • 1 Aug 1925 - Arrival - ; Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 - Residence - ; Saint Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Ancestors
   
Christian Karl Kuhn
25 SEP 1846 - 26 JUL 1925
 
   
  
  
Justine Amalia Louise Brinkmann
20 JAN 1853 - 11 NOV 1936
 
Samuel Frank Kuhn
11 SEP 1890 - SEP 1979
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Christian Kuhn
BirthPustelnik, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death1925 Pustelnik, Mazowieckie, Poland
Marriageto Augusta Brinkmann
FatherChristian Karl Kuhn
MotherJustine Amalia Louise Brinkmann
PARENT (F) Augusta Brinkmann
BirthAugustówek, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death
Marriageto Christian Kuhn
FatherFerdinand Brinkmann
MotherEva (Yons) Weiss
CHILDREN
MSamuel Frank Kuhn
Birth11 SEP 1890Pustelnik, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
DeathSEP 1979St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Marriageto Gertrude Klara Thiel
FOlga Kuhn
Birth
Death
MJohn Kuhn
Birth
Death
MBenjamin Kuhn
Birth1881Pustelnik, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death1962
FEmma Kuhn
Birth8 MAY 1880Pustelnik, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death29 DEC 1956Kenora,Kenora Dist,Ontario,Canada
Marriage19 JUN 1905to Daniel Hoffert at Warsaw,Poland
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (F) Gertrude Klara Thiel
Birth25 FEB 1902Bladiau
Death3 FEB 1952 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Marriageto Samuel Frank Kuhn
FatherKarl Thiel
MotherChristiane Neumann
PARENT (M) Samuel Frank Kuhn
Birth11 SEP 1890Pustelnik, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
DeathSEP 1979 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Marriageto Gertrude Klara Thiel
FatherChristian Kuhn
MotherAugusta Brinkmann
CHILDREN
MHelmut Kuhn
Birth
Death
FRosele Kuhn
Birth13 NOV 1929Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Death23 DEC 1929Kenora, Ontario, Canada
MWilfred (wolfgang) Kuhn
Birth25 AUG 1928Kenora, Ontario, Canada
DeathDEC 2000
FElizabeth (Betty) Kuhn
Birth26 JUN 1945Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Death23 AUG 2003Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada
MEdwin Samuel Kuhn
Birth27 JUL 1933Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Death9 OCT 2009Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Evidence
[S53358039] Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
[S-431654060] Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
[S-431630369] Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Descendancy Chart
Samuel Frank Kuhn b: 11 SEP 1890 d: SEP 1979
Gertrude Klara Thiel b: 25 FEB 1902 d: 3 FEB 1952
Rosele Kuhn b: 13 NOV 1929 d: 23 DEC 1929
Wilfred (wolfgang) Kuhn b: 25 AUG 1928 d: DEC 2000
Elizabeth (Betty) Kuhn b: 26 JUN 1945 d: 23 AUG 2003
Edwin Samuel Kuhn b: 27 JUL 1933 d: 9 OCT 2009