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THE KAYLOR/KOEHLER FAMILY

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Here is a brief beginning to our family history.  

My family's line of descent is marked with a **.

 

The family name of Koehler (which was German) was changed to a more Americanized version by many descendants of the family to Kohler, Kayler, Kaylar, and Kaylor.

 

Philip "Heinrich" KOEHLER (Henry) was born on February 18, 1795 in Birlenbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France the son of Philip Heinrich and Maria (Breitenbucher) Koehler. He was married first to Magdalana SENN/ARHART before 1818 in Alsace, France.  Kaylor family notes have Magdalana's surname as Senn. The death certificate of her son George indicates Magdalana's surname as Arhart. Descendants of her son Christian Koehler give her surname as Sennarhart.  No definitive solution to this has been found as of yet.  Magdalana was born about October 1801 in Alsace, France. In 1829 Henry and Magdalana Koehler came to New York from France and are listed on the manifest of the ship 'Great Britain' at Port of New York from [Le] Havre, France. Also included are children Michel, Henri, George, Jacob, and Madelina. The ship left Le Havre on June 5 and arrived in New York City on August 3, 1829 (59-day voyage). Three families came at the same time in two boats -- the Koehler, Hans, and Wander families.   The oldest son, Michael, was about ten years of age at the time and he told many stories of the 59-day voyage.  He said his mother baked dark bread for two weeks before starting and carried it onboard in large sacks.  Having eaten all of the other food, the bread was the only food for the last week on the ocean. The Koehlers settled first in Potter Township, Yates County, New York, where they remained for about six years.  They then moved to Holmes County, Ohio, where Henry (Heinrich) bought a small farm with a log cabin on it just southeast of Loudonville and remained until his death.  The 1845 Tax Listing of Green Township, Ashland County, OH shows Henry Kohler owning a grist mill (valued at $900), saw mill (value $150), and a "dweling house" (value $200).  Magdalana died on 26 February 1837 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  She was buried in St Johns Lutheran (aka Kaylor Ridge) Cemetery, Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA.

Philip "Heinrich" KOEHLER and Magdalana SENN had the following children:

  1. Michael KAYLOR was born on 20 December 1818 in Alsace, France.  He was married to Elizabeth WANDER about 1846 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Elizabeth WANDER was born on 25 January 1828 in Germany. After Michael was married seven years, he bought a farm of one hundred and sixty five acres in Jefferson Township, Knox County, Ohio, about one mile south of Greer, Ohio. There they reared their family.  They appeared on the US census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, Household #383 in 1850.  In 1880 they can be found in Jefferson Township, Knox County, Ohio, Household #57.  Elizabeth died on 29 April 1893 in Jefferson Township, Knox County, Ohio, USA.  Michael died on 27 August 1906 in Jefferson Township, Knox County, Ohio, USA. Their children included Philip Kaylor, Sarah Kaylor, George Kaylor, Mary Kaylor, Benjamin Kaylor, William Kaylor, Philip Kaylor, Simon Kaylor, Charles Kaylor and an infant daughter.
  2. Henry KOEHLER was born about 1821 in Alsace, France. He was married to Mary ULLMAN (daughter of Jean ULLMAN and Catherine DERRENBERGER) on 17 April 1849 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Mary ULLMAN was born about 1828 in Ohio, USA.  The family appeared on the census in the US census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, in 1850 (Household #353), 1860 (Household #766), 1870 (Household #58), and 1880 (Households not numbered).  Mary died on 23 April 1875 in Holmes County, Ohio.  Henry died on 17 November 1890 in Holmes County, Ohio. He resided with his son, Henry, at time of death.  Their children included Caroline Koehler, Henry Jacob Koehler, Mary Koehler, Sarah Koehler, George Koehler, Magdalana Koehler, William Koehler, Martin Koehler, Cora Koehler and Clary Matilda Koehler.
  3. Jacob KOEHLER was born on 28 February 1823 in Cleebourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. He was married to Charlotte HANS (daughter of John Charles HANS and Anna Margarethe HUY) on 17 February 1842. Charlotte HANS was born in November 1823 in Baier, Germany.  Jacob was a distiller by trade and was engaged in that business twenty years, but gave it up on account of the Civil War and began farming.  He was highly involved in his community and was township trustee two terms, supervisor four terms, and school director fourteen years.  He was also a member of the old Lutheran church and was trustee there for many years.  Charlotte died on 11 April 1890.  Jacob died on 4 January 1905 in Lake Township, Ashland County, Ohio, USA.  Their children included Jacob H KAYLOR, George KAYLOR, Matilda C KAYLOR, Infant Son 1 KAYLOR, Infant Son 2 KAYLOR, John KAYLOR, Adam KAYLOR, Daniel KAYLOR, Albert KAYLOR, Solomon KAYLOR, Jonas P KAYLOR, Emeline KAYLOR, and Charlotte KAYLOR.
  4. George KOEHLER was born on 25 February 1825 in Alsace, France.  He was married to Caroline HANS (daughter of John Charles HANS and Anna Margarethe HUY) on 15 September 1849. Caroline HANS was born on 7 December 1830 in Marienthal, Bavaria. George was engaged in farming and stock raising his entire life. They can be found in the US census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio in 1850 (Household #382), 1860 (Household #767), 1880 (Household #54), and 1910 (Household #71).  Caroline died in 1915.   George died on 10 November 1916 in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  Their children included John KAYLOR, Barbara KAYLOR, Jacob O KOEHLER, Margaret KAYLOR, Sarah Helena KAYLOR, Lavina KOEHLER, Daniel KAYLOR, George William KAYLOR, Charles Edward KAYLOR, and Cora A KAYLOR.
  5. Magdelana KOEHLER was born about 1827. She was married to Jacob FRIEMUTH on 16 June 1842 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA. Jacob FRIEMUTH was born before 1825.  Magdelana died in 1903.  Nothing further is known of this family at this time.
  6. Christian KOEHLER was born about 25 December 1829 in Middlesex, Yates County, New York. He was married to Helena HANS (daughter of ? HANS and Margaret UNKNOWN) on 11 September 1851 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Helena HANS was born on 10 March 1834 in Ohio, USA.  They can be found on the US census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio in 1860 (Household #769), 1870 (Household #63), and 1880 (Household #79).  According to Kaylor family notes, Christian and Helena gave land for the Kaylor Ridge Lutheran Church and Cemetery, north of Greer, Holmes Co., Ohio, on Rt. 514 where may Koehlers, Kaylors, Kaylars are buried.  Helena died on 18 October 1912.  Christian died on 2 July 1915 in Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Their children included Heinrich Koehler, Caroline Koehler, Daniel Koehler, Helena Koehler, Margaret Ann Koehler, Charles L. Koehler, Sarah Koehler, Philip Koehler, William A. Koehler, Emma Koehler, and George Koehler.
  7. **John KAYLOR (see below).
  8. Fredrick KOEHLER was born about December 1832. He was married to Sarah (last name unknown).  He died on 5 April 1884 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA.
  9. Ireths KOEHLER was born before 1837. In George Koehler's brief narrative about his family, he mentioned a sister named Ireths. No records have yet been found for an Ireths Koehler/Kaylor.

Henry was married second to Anna Margarethe HUY on 29 September 1838 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Margaret was born on 3 March 1796 in Germany. She was previously married to a Mr. Hans and was the mother of three of Heinrich's future daughters-in-law.

Henry appeared on the US census in:

  • 1830 Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York
  • 1840 Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio

Henry/Heinrich died on 22 January 1849 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. He was buried in St Johns Lutheran (aka Kaylor Ridge) Cemetery, Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA.

Margaret appeared on the US census in 1850 at Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio Household #384. She appeared on the census in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA in 1860  (Household #769) and 1870 (Household #63) - living with stepson Christian and family.  She died on 13 June 1877. 

John KAYLOR was born on 31 March 1831 in Potter Township, Yates County, New York, USA. He was married to Kathryn (Kate) KETTENRING (daughter of Melchior KETTENRING and Christia (Christina) PRIEST/PRICE) on 9 April 1859 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  Kathryn KETTENRING was born on 12 October 1843 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  John was a farmer and stock-raiser as well as proprietor of the thresher and clover huller.  John appeared on the US census in:

  • 1880 Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio Household #326
  • 1910 Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, living in Household #69 with son George and his family.

Kathryn died on 10 February 1910 of diabetes.  She lived the last four years of her life in Wisconsin, dying on a return trip to Loudonville.  John died on 3 January 1916 in Milton Township, Ashland County, Ohio, USA of broncho-pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Delbert Figley. Both John and Kathryn were buried in Loudonville Cemetery, Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA.

John KAYLOR and Kathryn KETTENRING had the following children:

  1. Henry M KAYLOR was born in 1860. He died on 14 February 1920 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA. This relationship is speculative based on the fact that he is buried in same location as John and Kathryn.
  2. Sarah Helen KAYLOR was born on 11 June 1861 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. She married William Henry TEETERS.  William was born on 20 Nov 1860 in Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  They appear in the US census in 1920 in Perry Township, Ashland County, Ohio, Household #88.  In 1930, they area in Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, Household #112.  William died on 6 Jan 1942.  Sarah died on 30 Dec 1945 in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. Both were buried in Plum Run Cemetery, Holmes County, Ohio, USA.  Their known children include Sarah Dora TEETERS, Della TEETERS, Nora TEETERS, Golda Viola TEETERS, Stella Margaret TEETERS, John Henry TEETERS, William H TEETERS, Katherine Ann TEETERS, Daisy E TEETERS, Otho K TEETERS, and two infants.
  3. John Jacob KAYLOR was born on 17 December 1862. He died on 21 April 1882 in Mercer County, Ohio, USA at 19 years, 4 months, 4 days. He was buried in Fountain Chapel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. 
  4. Magdalena Christina (Lany) KAYLOR was born on 29 July 1865 in Holmes County, Ohio. She married Henry Springer. Henry SPRINGER was born on 20 August 1863 in Mercer County, Ohio, USA. She died on 24 December 1929 in Paulding County, Ohio, USA. He died on 18 May 1946 in Paulding County, Ohio, USA. Their children included Bessie L SPRINGER, Trellah M SPRINGER, Derazzie D SPRINGER, Dora Matilda SPRINGER, and Claudie O SPRINGER.
  5. Catharine E KAYLOR was born on 4 August 1868. She died on 17 July 1884 in Mercer County, Ohio, USA at 15 years, 11 months, 13 days. She was buried in Fountain Chapel Cemetery, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, USA. 
  6. George Melchior KAYLOR was born about 1872 in Ohio, USA.  He was married to Viola F ADDY about 1897. Viola F ADDY was born about 1874 in Ohio, USA. George and Addy's children included Thelma KAYLOR, Letitia KAYLOR, Hilda KAYLOR, Darrel KAYLOR, Bonita KAYLOR, Leslie KAYLOR, Laural C KAYLOR, Walter L KAYLOR, and Vivian Mae KAYLOR.
  7. Caroline KAYLOR was born about 1874 in Ohio.  Nothing further is known about her.
  8. William A KAYLOR was born in 1876 in Knox Township, Holmes County, Ohio, USA. Nothing more is currently known of him.
  9. Viola KAYLOR was born on 31 October 1878. She died on 8 August 1892 at the age of 13 years, 9 months, and 8 days.
  10. **Adam Franklin KAYLOR was born on 22 June 1879 in Green Township, Ashland County, Ohio, USA.  He was married to Bertha Belle BRUSH (daughter of Samuel BRUSH and Clara "Belle" MERCER) on 19 March 1900. Bertha Belle BRUSH was born on 29 January 1880 in Miami County, Ohio, USA. They can be found on the US Census in Black Creek Township, Mercer County, Ohio in 1910 (Household #270), 1920 (Household #221), and 1930 (Household #134).  Bertha died on 8 July 1967 in St Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA.  Adam died on 12 August 1968 in St Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA of a heart attack.  Both Adam and Bertha were buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, St Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA.  Adam and Bertha's children included:
  • Samuel "Lester" Kaylor
  • Ethel N Kaylor
  • **Leota Ruth Kaylor (See the BOLEY Family page)
  • Raymond Dale Kaylor
  • Lloyd Edward Kaylor
  • Kennith Franklin Kaylor
  • Clarabelle Kaylor
  • Leroy Gale Kaylor
  • Adam "Verl" Kaylor

 

This is only the first couple generations of our family tree.  For more information about the Kaylor family, check out my WorldConnect database.

 



 
 
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