Amen

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Amend
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Amend, son of Johann Georg Am End & Anna Margaretha Kempff, was born 18 January 1727 in Wildensee, Unterfranken in Baden-Baden. He married 26 January 1751 to Anna Margaretha Damm, daughter of Peter Damm. She was born 2 August 1727 in Wildensee where she died on 11 November 1754. Christmann then married Anna Margaretha Müller, daughter of Hans Caspar Müller and Anna Maria Gertraud Weyerich. She had been born also in Wildensee on 18 January 1727.

Spellings for the Amen surname started as Am End to Am Ende to Am Emdt to Amend. Am End probably referring to where he lived (Mattessen, who lives at the End of the Street). Amen lineage can be traced to Mattessen Am End, born about 1550 in Monrot, Bavaria. His descendants moved to Wildenstein, Unter Frankin, Bavaria, in 1620; to Albach, Unter Frankin, Bavaria, in 1648; and to Wildensee, Erbach, in 1727.

Christian Amend and his children arrived in Walter on 25 August 1767. Christian Ament is recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household #12. Before 1788, the family moved to Frank.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 297.
- Pleve, Igor. Amen Family Chart.

Researcher(s): 

Dorothy Hoff Thomas

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