I am a descendant of the Rohn family from Hesse Darmstad Germany. Their name in Germany was Knacht(Knight)and was changed there to Rohn. I have no idea why but family spoke about it. They were early settlers in Beardstown Ill. Cass Co. They came up through New Orleans and later into Illinois. John Henry, Willaim, Edwin are some of their names. Also 1 of the men married a Birkhead which is 1 of the oldest tombstones in Maryland USA. He came from Bristol England.
Valerie I would like to know why the change in name from Knacht to Rohn?