Bert was born July 11, 1916, in Cold Spring, Minnesota,
son of Martin Jahn and Rose Mary Miller. After graduation
from the University of Minnesota, he moved to the state of Washington,
where he was a trout hatcheryman for the State Game Department
and a soil scientist and wildlife biologist for the U.S. Soil
Conservation Service. During World War II he served 14 months
in the Army.
On December 31, 1940, in Spokane, Washington,
he married Sylvia Doris Wendel, a teacher, daughter of
Charles Everett Wendel and Susanna Marie Isdahl. Sylvia was born
March 18, 1917 in Billings, Montana. She died May 26, 1980, and
is buried in Ephrata, Washington.
On July 3, 1983, Bert married
Thelma Lee Emerson in Wenatchee, Washington. Thelma was
born September 13, 1924 to Harvey Lee and Ethel Gall. Bert died
May 4, 2005, in Wenatchee and is buried in Ephrata. Thelma died October 9, 2005.
Bert and Sylvia had seven children:
Barbara Jo Jahn, born May 8, 1942 in
Tamara Lynn Barnett, born June
17, 1964, in California.
1) Maralei Micaela Kealakeaanuenue
Barnett, born June 21, 1987, in Hilo, Hawaii.
2) Christian Rawlen Victor Barnett,
born February 6, 1989, in Hawaii.
3) Morgan Maximillion Kahoaokekai Victor,
born October 25, 1991, in Hawaii.
Married Robert Keith Charles.
4) Gabrielle Ann Charles, born
May 19, 1998, in Denver, Colorado.
5) John Robert Charles, born July
22, 2001, in Louisiana.
Michael Cahn, born January 21,
1967, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Married Monique Suzanne Burton,
May 28, 2011, in Cancun, Mexico.
1) Maiya Bijoux Burton Cahn, born September
19, 2012, in Seattle.
Robin Marie Gray, born February
10, 1971, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Married January 1995
to Christopher Lee Harlan, son of Charles Lee Harlan
and Susan Elaine Anderson. Chris was born May 31, 1966,
in Anchorage, Alaska.
1) Grant Kainoa Harlan, born April
11, 2001, in Hawaii.
On November 20, 1978, in Elko, Nevada, Bobbie
was married to William Brian "Joe" Bloss, born September
6, 1945, in Summit Union, New Jersey, adopted son of William
Cornelius Bloss and Margaret Bryant. Joe died in July 2004.
Brian Robert Bloss, born February
2, 1977 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Drowned February 6, 1978,
in Santa Fe.
William Keo Bloss, born June 15,
1981 in Hilo, Hawaii. Married May 17, 2010, in Hawaii to Kilinoe Kaikaina,
born June 10, 1986.
1) Baya Lynnia Rose Bloss, born November 10, 2006,
2) Bowie Benjamin Kapono Bloss, born August 16, 2010,
Patricia Carol Jahn, born December
28, 1943, in Spokane, Washington. Married August 16, 1969, in
Chicago, Illinois, to Michael Bruce Donnelly, born
in Chicago on April 23, 1941, son of Thomas Donald Donnelly
and Alice Karen Langlo.
Thomas James Donnelly, born June
5, 1970, in Detroit, Michigan. Married June 8, 1996, in
Muskego, Wisconsin, to Tamara Lee Neubert, born
April 17, 1972, in Greenfield, Wisconsin, to Dennis Lee
Neubert and Myrna Louise Kraft.
1) Madelyn Lane Donnelly, born
June 15, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2) Drew Michael Donnelly, born
June 15, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Michele Carol Donnelly, born March
24, 1974, in Detroit. Married April 27, 1996, in Madison,
Wisconsin to Robert Jon Hamele, born in Madison
July 14, 1972, to Robert John Hamele and Vicki Lynn Madole.
1) Brandon Thomas Hamele, born
January 2, 2000, in Madison.
2) Alyssa Michelle Hamele, born
July 4, 2002, in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
3) Danielle Marie Hamele, born
July 28, 2005, in Lexington, Kentucky.
4) Christopher Robert Hamele, born
November 12, 2007, in Lexington, Kentucky.
5) Evan Jude Hamele, born
March 12, 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Erin Marie Donnelly, born July
19, 1977, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Married August 5, 2000,
in Lexington, Kentucky, to David Warren Lee, born
October 23, 1976, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to George
Warren Lee and Ann Joan Scott.
1) Logan James Lee, born October
1, 2003, in Lexington, Kentucky.
2) Carrie Jane Lee, born October
11, 2005, in Lexington.
3) Kayla Josephine Lee, born July
30, 2008, in Lexington.
4) Maria Juliette Lee, born March
30, 2011, in Lexington.
5) John Paul Warren Lee, born March
30, 2014, in Lexington.
6) Thomas Ian Lee, born August
8, 2016, in Lexington.
James Karl Jahn, born September 14,
1946, in Colfax, Washington. Died of spinal meningitis at
Fort Lewis, Washington, March 15, 1969. Buried in Ephrata.
Gerald Martin Jahn, born November 29,
1948, in Colfax, Washington.
Stacy DeWitt, born December 7,
1969. Married August 21, 1993, to Shaun Loren Foldvik.
1) Shaun Loren Foldvik, born May
Jerry was married in Spokane on June 14, 1975,
to Cindy Marie Layman, born April 19, 1957, in Syracuse,
New York, daughter of John Clyde Layman and Rosalie Veronica
Benjamin James Jahn, born May 2,
1976, in Spokane, Washington.
Peggy Marie Jahn, born March 20, 1950,
in Colfax, Washington. Married in St. Paul, Minnesota on June
24, 1972, to Craig Clifford Cournoyer, born in St. Paul
on May 8, 1951, son of Clifford Lawrence Cournoyer and Jenny
Gordon. In 1979 Peggy and Craig adopted two brothers from
an orphanage in Costa Rica. They later adopted a Samoan boy
and a Vietnamese girl.
Joseph Lawrence Cournoyer, born
March 29, 1977, in Costa Rica. Married February 12, 2002,
in Apia, Western Samoa, to Fetuao Gasolo, born
June 1, 1968 in Savaii, Western Samoa.
- Henry Alexander Cournoyer, born
June 14, 1978, in Costa Rica.
1) Josiah Craig Cournoyer, born
2) Angel Cournoyer, born
Filipo Luka Cournoyer, born August
10, 1995, in American Samoa.
Katherine Lindsay Cournoyer, born
April 1, 1999, in Viet Nam.
On March 20, 2005, Peggy was married to Don
Brodie in Rapid City, South Dakota. Don was born in Jamaica
November 26, 1924, and died July 25, 2008, in Wenatchee, Washington.
- Bruce Patrick Jahn, born March 17, 1953,
in Omak, Washington. Married June 16, 1978, in Bellevue, Washington,
to Carol Christine Bruns, born December 2, 1951, in Anacortes,
Washington, daughter of Arthur Bruns and Helen Louise Hicks.
Timothy Daniel Jahn, born October
22, 1979 in Redmond, Washington. Married October 16, 2009, in Federal Way,
Washington, to Heather Marie Foster, born October 18, 1981, to
John H. Foster and Allena Oakes.
1) Eliana Marie Jahn, born March 11, 2012, in Renton, WA.
2) Korben Daniel Jahn, born July 16, 2014, in Kent, WA.
3) Elijah John Patrick Jahn, born April 28, 2016, in Kent.
Andrew Michael Jahn, born May 30,
1981 in Redmond. Married June 30, 2007 in Kent to Kathleen Denise Saenger,
born November 1, 1986.
1) Amber Winter Jahn, born January 26, 2012, in Renton.
2) Brooke Sapphire Jahn, born August 21, 2013, in Kent.
3) Courtney Grace Jahn, born December 4, 2015, in Kent.
Judith Marian Jahn, born August 31,
1954, in Spokane. Married in Seattle, Washington, December
20, 1985, to Dennis Michael Jensen, born August 25,
1944, son of Robert Joseph Jensen and Ellen Jones.
Amy Marie Jensen, born January
9, 1991, in Seattle.
Source: Eighteen Cousins, by
Bert Jahn (1988); updated 2011