Coen Lenssen Heckers
Thones Dennis Kunders


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Thones Dennis Kunders 1

  • Born: 1655, Neuwerk, Honschaft Damm Munchen Germany, Rhineland, Prussia 2
  • Christened: 9 Jul 1673, Goch Mennonite Church 3
  • Marriage (1): Elin Streypers on 31 May 1677 in Krefeld Reformed Church
  • Died: Sep 1729, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 74 2

bullet   Other names for Thones were Conders, Anthony Conrad, Thonis Conradts, Dannis Cunders, Tonis Heckers, Tonis Coenen Heckers, Keunen and Theunis Koenders.


bullet  General Notes:

Keunen, Conders, Kunders is the same name.

Sailed 7/24/1683 on the Concord with 13 families of Crefeld, Germany to America. One of the settlers of Germantown Pennsylvania.

Kunders' house is reputed to be where the anti-slavery petition was signed in Germantown.

His occupation was listed as blue dyer, and he left dying equipment in his will.

For much more information on Thones Kunders, go to: 3


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Will: Will of Thones Kunders, 19 Jun 1722, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA. 2 Will of Thones Kunders
In the name of god. Amen.
I, Dennis Cunrads of Gerntown in the County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pensilvania being not of perfect health of body but of sound and Perfect mind and memory Praise be therefore given to almight God Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testment in manner and form following (that is to say) first and Principally I Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merts of Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins, and to Inherit everlasting Life, and my body I Commit to the Earth to be Decently Berryed at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named---And as touching the Disposition of all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to Bestow upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth.
Imprimis:-It is my will that all my Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Discharged.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto (my Son In Law) Griffith Jones The Dwelling house wheren I, (and the s-d Griffith Jones) now Dwell, and the Lot thereunto belonging Containing fifty acres of Land together with the Barns Stables Orchards Outhouses Stills ( and Dying Kettle) Worms and Worm tubbs thereunto belonging To have and to hold the sd Land with the Premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the sd Griffith Jones his heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of him the sd Griffith Jones and his heirs and assigns forever, He the sd Griffith Jones finding and allowing Anthony Loofe (now living with me) suffecient meat and drink, washing and lodging and apparrell So long as the sd Anthony Loffe Shall Live, And It is my will that my said Son In Law Griffith Jones Pay for the sd Land and Premises, the sum one hundred and fifty Pounds of Lawfull money of Pensilvania After the Death of the sd Anthony Loofe the said L150 (150 pounds) to be equally divided amongst my children That is to say Cunrad Cunrads Mathias Cunrads, John Cunrads, Henry Cunrads Ann Streepers Agnes Powell and Elisabeth Jones, Each to have an Equal share and share alike of the sd One hundred and fifty Pounds To them and their heirs forever.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my sd Children, Cunrad, Mathias, John, Henry, Ann, Agnes and Elisabeth All the REst and Remainder of my Estate, both Personal and Reall to be Equally Divided amonst them Each of my sd Children to have and to hold an Equall Share of the Remaind of my sd Estate to them (inseverally) and to their heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate, Constitue and appoint my sd Son Cunrad Cunrads and my sd Son In Law Griffith Jones to be Joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty-Two.
Beit Known That before the Delivery and Sealing hereof I Give and Bequeath to (my above named Son-In-Law) Griffith Jones The bed and furniture Standing in the New Room To be for the use of friends.
Witness my hand and Seall the day and year above written.
Sealed Signed Published and Declared in the Presence of us


Thones married Elin Streypers, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 31 May 1677 in Krefeld Reformed Church. (Elin Streypers was born about 1650 in Kaldenkirchen, Nordrhein-, Westfalen, Germany, christened on 20 May 1670 in Goch Mennonite Church and died before 1729 in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA.)



1 <i>Tunes-Klinken Family Tree</i>( : accessed 19 Oct 2010).

2 <i>Mikesell, Meixel, and Mixsell Genealogy </i>(

3 Dora Smith, <i>Doors/Thiessen/Tyson Family of Krefeld</i>(

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