The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 740, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"H. KAHLER and W. E. SOUTH, dealers in furniture, Star City. H. KAHLER was born in Wells County, Indiana, December 9, 1849, and came to Star City with his parents, HENRY and NANCY KAHLER, in 1867, and here, under the instruction of his father, learned cabinet-making and undertaking. He was married at Owensville, Ohio, September 10, 1881, to PAULINE, daughter of PETER and MARTHA SOUTH. MR. KAHLER is an Odd Fellow, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the death of his father, MR. KAHLER took charge of the business, and formed a partnership with W. E. SOUTH, who was born in Clermont County, Ohio, April 5, 1845, and is the son of PETER and MARTHA SOUTH, and a brother of MRS. KAHLER. He came to Star City in 1873, and was married March 1, same year, to MARGARET SOUDER, and the following December returned to Ohio, and remained two years. He then came back to Pulaski County, and bought a farm in this township, on which he resided until 1882, when he moved to Star City, and joined MR. KAHLER in business. He is a Mason, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the father of one child - CLARENCE."