This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
John Adam Kahler, son of John Kahler and his wife, Mary, nee Trimler, was born on July 21, 1868, on the farm of his parents in Cranberry township. He was baptized on Aug. 19, 1868, by the Rev. H. F. Belser, and confirmed in the Lutheran church on Palm Sunday, 1884, by Rev. Linsenmann. Deceased was the last member of the family. His parents, 2 brothers, William and George, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Matilda, died from consumption, the dread disease which caused his death. Three of the family died in infancy. The deceased made his home with different people since his father died; the most of the time he stayed with the late Mrs Herman Kahler, his aunt, and her son Fred. With the sod he remained even after the death of his aunt three weeks ago, since which time he has made his home with his guardian and uncle, Conrad Kahler. In spite of the best of care, his end approached rapidly. He died Tuesday, Aug 3 about 3 p.m. Burial services took place yesterday at the Lutheran church and cemetery Rev. D. Ph. Ebert officiating.