Looking for more information regarding my Koehler Line.

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I am looking for more information regarding my Koehler ancestors. I cannot find a whole lot in records that show what boat they came over on. Why they went back home. Dates of Marriage. This is what I currently have, 

Joseph Micheal Koehler b. Germany D. Wisconsin 

 m. Martina Krogmann B. Germany D. Iowa

..John Paul Koehler  B Jamaca Long Island, New York

   m. Margaret Slazman

...Clarence Jospeh Koehler b. Ripon, Wisconsin, United States

  m. Dorthy Mae Rousseau 1935

....Frank George Koehler b, Wisonconsin

  m. my grandmother

.......my dad


WikiTree profile: Mike Koehler
in Genealogy Help by Marlena Lidell G2G2 (2.3k points)

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I have my double cousin's wife's family tree (two brothers and sisters married each other, and one cousin was my mother, but we consider them closer than 2nd cousins). Anyway, her maiden name was Kohler, not Koehler and the names aren't the same, but you might get some clues.  John William Kuhler b 1796 Prussia had five children. Two birth not specified. One born in Cologne, Germany; one in Eberfeld, Germany; and one, August, in Liechlingen ?, Germany. in 1837. In 1854 at age 17, the next youngest, August, came over ay way of Antwerp. He came to Chicago where he worked in a sash and door factory.  In 1855 his parent came over.  All went to Clarion, Iowa. 21 May 1860 Naturalized. In 1861 they returned to Chicago and on to Freeport, IL. August married 27 Dec 1862 and in Feb 1863 he enlisted in Company C 46th Illinois Regiment.  Discharged at Baton Rouge, LA 1865 to Clayton Co., IA where he farmed  before moving in 1878 to Dakota Territory where he lived in a dug-out some 3 miles east or so of Wakonda, SD.  Does this give you some clues? More data available.
by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (231k points)
I may find this helpful at some point. But I know most of my Koehler relatives moved to Wisconsin and stayed there. This may be an extension of the family though.
I found the moves in Germany illustrated by the birthplaces of the children of especial interest. That's where I'ld focus.  Did your's come in waves or all at once?


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