Birth: about 1588 Death: , age listed as 80y Burial: 1668 Netze, Waldeck, Germany Married Children: 1. Andreas Kann (*c1638 ⚰︎1668 Netze, Waldeck, Germany) 2. Elsam Khann () 3. Johann Peter Kann (*c1643 Netze?, Waldeck, Germany ⚰︎1714 Netze, Waldeck, Germany)Notes:
According to the Netze burial register, Adolph, his son Andreas, and daughter-in-law Margaretha Kunzman were beheaded at the same time on the charge of poisoning and were buried together in one coffin. Because they had confessed outside of torture, they were not cremated, but were considered by the pastor to be “another miserable example”. (“uno actu ob veneficium decollati, postea in uno loculo simul sepulti corpora corum quoniam extra torturam confessierunt, non cremata, alias miserabile exemplum”). Adolph, who had been arrested and had confessed to witchcraft, had denounced his own son Andreas of also participating in witchcraft.
Connection as father of Peter Kann is documented in the 23 Nov 1656 baptism of Johann Henrich Krummel.
Adolph is probably the Adolph Kann, herdsman, involved in an altercation and subsequent court proceedings concerning an ox supposedly taken by imperial soldiers in Elben in 1647 and recovered by him.
Sources: NETZEWEV(~1656/Nov23 (Johann Henrich Krummel)), NETZEWEV(⚰︎1668), WALDAK141A1008, WALDAK115_4n296
Last changed: 17 Oct 2021