Kahler's in Michigan.. Arrived in US in 1880....
My Great Grandfather (Christian Wilhelm Koehler, born 15 Aug 1872), and his siblings, including Philipp Friedrich Koehler (born 26 Jul 1870), Christoph Friedrick Koehler (born 15 Nov 1867), Anna Barbara Koehler (born 11 Mar 1866), and Christine Koehler (born 15 Jul 1864). Thier parents were Christian Wilhelm Koehler (born abt. 1837) and B. Arnold (died abt. 1875). C.W. Koehler took his family and his new wife (Dorothea) and her previous marrige son (Johann George, born 17 Oct 1866) and their two new children, Hermann Koehler (born 20 Sep 1877) and Rudolph Koehler (born 02 Oct 1879) to America in 1880. Emigrated from Marschalkenzimmern, a village in Sulz County, in the province of Wuerttemberg, Germany. Sailed on the S.S. Silesia, departing from Hamburg, Germany and Havre, France in February of 1880 and ported into New York, New York (Crystal Gardens Emigration Center) on March 8, 1880.
On board were Father Christian Wilhelm, Mother (Step) Dorothea, and 9 children; Friedrich August, Christine, Anna Barbara, Johann George (Dorothea's son from her previous marriage), Christoph Friedrich, Philipp Friedrich (Heinrich ?), Christian Wilhelm (Paul Christian's Father who was my Grandfather), Hermann and Rudolph.
References are the Germans to America and Wuerttemberg Emigration Index books.
Sometime after the family came to the US, or at the Emigration Center (Crystal Gardens), the last name was changed to Kahler, and first and middle names were Americanized (i.e. Wilhelm changed to William, etc...). After arriving in America, Christian and Dorathea had another child Dora who later married a man named Fenner.
My great grand father, Christian William Kahler, settled in Muskegon, Michigan and married Agnes Hope Stalker.They had two children, Mary Elizabeth and my Grandfather Paul Christian.Paul Married Eva Ruby O'Connell.Any information on any of these people would be greatle appreciated.