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KOHLER FAMILY OF THE TONAWANDAS, NY

Updated May 10, 2006

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The Kohler family came to the shores of New York in 1836 aboard "The Havre". Johann Carl and his wife, used their middle names "Carl" and "Margarethe" on the voyage to the New World with their 9 Children. His wife, Sophia Margarethe, died upon arrival to the Port of New York.
The family moved to the Village of Tonawanda and settled down. The oldest 3 children formed the Kohler Brick Company in 1851 in the Village. Their bricks are still in use today. After an arguement between the brothers, Jacob moved in to the country-later known as North Tonawanda- and started his own farm. The house stands today!
The family endevoured in other ways also. Many of them went into politics and fought in the Civil War. All did well for themselves. Even today, there are Kohler's in City Hall.
The following is the Patriarch of the family and his children:
Johann Carl Kohler Sr. Born 4 September 1783 Died 13 June 1874. Married Sophia Margarethe Schierling Born 1794 Died May 1836 upon arrival in NYC. The children are:
1.) Johann Carl "Charles" Kohler Jr. Born October 1816 Died 24 June 1902 married Catherine Gehring Born April 1831 Died 9 January 1902. They have 6 children.
2.) David R. Kohler Sr. Born 25 March 1819 Died 17 February 1902 Married Rosina Mai Born 26 October 1818 Died 17 February 1909. They have 9 children.
3.) Jacob C. Kohler Born 7 November 1820 Died 12 February 1875 married Dorothea Dannenwerth Born 20 November 1827 Died 14 September 1893. They have 7 children.
4.) Sophia Kohler Born 23 November 1822 Died 27 March 1880 married Theodore Schneider Born 8 November 1823 Died 31 July 1887. They have 4 children.
5.) Catherine Kohler Born 4 June 1825 Died 2 December 1906 Married Sebastian Mye Born 22 February 1812 Died 25 December 1891. They have 3 children.
6.) Magdelene Kohler Born 3 February 1828 Died 25 March 1914 married William Kopf born 10 June 1828 died 2 October 1862.
re-married John Kaiser Born 1835 Died 9 January 1894. They have 2 children
7.) Christian Kohler Born 12 June 1831 Died 10 April 1880 married Margarethe Schierling Born 1837 Died 6 March 1911. They have 14 Children.
8.) Marie Margarethe Kohler Born 3 March 1833 Died 25 December 1896. Not married.
9.) Charlotte Kohler Born September 1835 Died 10 December 1900 Married Georg Gunther Sr. Born 2 February 1832 Died 30 August 1860. She re-married Roudolph Unger Born 1840 Died 23 February 1886. They have 4 children.
If you feel you are related, contact me and we will further go into the possibilities. There is a new site also open at tribal pages.com. It has the Kohler's labeled "New York Kohlers"

 
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