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From: "Diana Quinones" <>
Subject: Re: [PaOldC] Keen
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 23:50:45 -0600
Is there a desc. of either Jonas or Matthias named Louis/Lewis I KEEN, b 1/1865? I know this is stretching it, but Louis married Ella E JOHN, a dau of Edwin B JOHN and Mary Ann LANDIS, a dau. of my gr2grandfather, Daniel LANDIS.
Does this book go into mid 1800's?
LANDIS, JONES, DUGAN, SAVAGE, JOHN, and more in Chester Co
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From: Sandra Ferguson
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 7:28 PM
Subject: [PaOldC] Keen
Found him.....The progenitor of the Keen family was not born in Sweden.
Known as Jurgen Schneeweiss (snow-white in GErman) or Jurgen Juhn (bold in
German), Gov. Printzs monthly account book shows quite plainly that he came
from Saxony, Germany. (and here you though you were Swedish, and all the
time you're German!!)
Jurgen Schneeweiss (later Kuhn) arrived in New Sweden in 1643. After
the surrender of the colony to the Dutch, he made his residence at Upland
(present Chester) On 4 Aug, 1668, as Jureaen Keen, he was granted a patent
for 3 lots at Upland then in his possession, containing 400 acres. He
remained a resident of Upland until his death. The last reverence to him
alive occurred on 1 Mar. 1787-8 when "Urine Keen" conveyed land in Chester
town (former Upland) for a Quaker Meeting....
There is more, on his sons...Jonas Jurgensson KEen and Matthias Hansson
Keen....if you'll let me know which is 'yours' I'll forward what Dr. Craig
has written on him in his wonderful book THE 1693 CENSUS OF THE SWEDES ON