Margaret Catharine


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1. Christofel Kern

Margaret Catharine 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Christofel Kern

   Another name for Margaret was Margretha.3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Court: Henry's mother-in-law Margaret Kern gave him power of attorney over her affairs in a document in Lancaster Deed Book S-3 Page 570 on 16 Oct 1805 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 Lancaster County Deed Book S-3 Page 570

Margaret Kern to Henry Bechert et at

Know all men by these presents that I Margaret Kern Widow and relict of Christoph Kern late of Brecknock Township in the County of Lancaster in Pennsylvania deceased, for diverse considerations and good causes hereunto moving, Have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint my trusty Friends Henry Bechert and Peter Fry both of Brecknock Township in the County of Lancaster aforesaid yeomen, my true and lawful attorney or attornies for me, in my name and to my use, to ask, demand, finally settle sue for recover and receive from George Stever of the Township of Brecknock yeoman, or other persons rightfully indebted to me, all such Sum and Sums of Monies or other legal Rights and Credits as are now due, coming and payable to me, either form the said George Stever or other, person or persons whatsoever, and for that purpose, giving and by these presents granting to my aforesaid Attornies jointly or severally my full power and authority to take pursue and follow all such legal ways and courses, for receiving obtaining or recovery of the same, as fully and effectually to all Intents and purposes as I myself might or could od, and upon the Receipt of any Sum or Sums in whole or part, acquittance or other, sufficient discharges for me and in my name to make Sign Seal acknowledge and deliver, as also one or more attorney or attornies under him or them to substitute and appoint and again at his or their pleasure to revoke, and further to do and perform for me and in my name all and singular the thing or things which are or may be necessary touching or concerning the Premises as fully entirely and thoroughly as I the said Margaret Kern in my own proper person ought might or could do about the same Ratifying allowing and confirming whatsoever they the said attornies shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the Execution of the Premises under and by virtue of these presents.
In Witness whereof I the said Margaret Kern have hereto put my Hand and Seal dated the Sixteenth day of October Anno Dom: one thousand Eight hundred and five

Margaret Kearn (SEAL)

Witnesses present at Signing
George Readle

Lancaster County: personally came Before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the peace for the Said county the within named Margaret Kern and acknowledged the within written Instrument of Writing or Power of Attorney as and for her Act and Deed and desired that the same may be taken deemed and entered on Record as such. Witness my Hand and Seal the 16th day of Oct. Anno Dom: one thousand eight hundred and five.

Henry Hambright (SEAL)
Recorded the 13th day for January Anno Domini 1806

Margaret married Christofel Kern, son of Abraham Kern and Catharina Müller. (Christofel Kern was born in Feb 1735 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster, PA 5 6, christened on 26 May 1735 in East Cocalico Twp.: Muddy Creek Reformed Church, Lancaster, PA 5 6 and died on 25 Jan 1804.)


1 Waldschmidt, Rev. John, <i>Baptismal and marriage records, Rev. John Waldschmidt, 1752-1786</i> (In Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Vol VI. Also available on or download PDF at

2 Hinke, William J. (translation), <i>Muddy Creek Reformed Congregation, East Cocalico Twp Lancaster Co. PA</i> (Copied September 1916. Microfilm 0020346 Family History Center Library. Vol. 1 (1743-1770). Vol. 2 (1766-1810).), Item 9 Page 25.

3 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Vol. 6 Page 212.

4 <i>Lancaster County Courthouse</i>, Lancaster County Deed Book S-3 Page 570.

5 Burgert, Annette Kunselman, <i>Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America</i> (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992.), Page 288.

6, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Lancaster > Cocalico > Muddy Creek Lutheran Church. Joh. Christoph Kern b. Feb 1735 father Abraham Kern.

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