Thones and Elin Kunders were among the 13 original families who founded Germantown PA in 1683. This website is dedicated to their descendants.
These descendants adopted various ways of spelling their last name and no two sons spelled it the same way; Conard, Cunard, Connard and Cunreds have all been in use for generation and still continue. Our forefathers were Quakers who hailed from Crefeld Germany, as city near the border of Holland. While the Quakers controlled the affairs of the province Pennsylvania had its Golden Age: during the seventy years they controlled the government not a single Quaker lost his life, brotherly love and fairness was shown to the Native Americans and comfort and plenty were the rewards for the labors of the inhabitants; while colonies founded at the same time but on different principals suffered wars and famine.
Part One was written by Henry C. Conard and is part of the “Conard Book” that was published in 1939. It was digitized and scanned by the Boston Public Library and Internet Archives as part of the Americana Project. I have updated and added information but resisted the urge to update the old fashioned spelling found in many older documents.
- Updated website contact information
- Added information about 2016 Reunion and News
- Added information about 2015 Reunion and News
- Added information about 2014 Reunion and News
- Added photos from the 2013 Reunion
- Added Kunders and Conards updated list