Bishop John Christian Keener (1819–1906)

Bishop John Christian Keener by Galloway, Charles B. (Charles Betts), 1906 — Public Domain.

“He had the richest Teutonic blood in his veins.”

Snip: Asheville Citizen-Times, Janurary 20, 1906 — via



A frank, independent, and courageous look at my German-American heritage, history, and current events with a deep aversion to sham and pretense wherever it appears.

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Wilhelm Kühner

Pruning the “tangled thicket” of Kühner (Keener) Genealogie in Amerika and reflecting on its relevance to current events.