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Kohl, Elizabeth 1810-1900


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 2/13/2006 at 12:19:35

From the LeMars Sentinel, Thursday, May 31, 1900, Page 3, Column 4:


Mrs. Kohl, of O'Leary, brief mention of whose death was made in the last issue of the SENTINEL, was born in Germany on March 12, 1810. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Hartman. At the age of eighteen she was united in marriage with Thomas Kohl. Twelve children were born to them six of whom died while the family resided in Germany. In 1852 they emigrated to the United States and settled at Boston, where one son was born to them. They resided there two years then moved to Woodford county, Illinois. They came to Plymouth county in 1883 with their son, Conrad, with whom they made their home. Her husband died January 27, 1892, at the age of 91 years and seven months. Mrs. Kohl was taken sick about four weeks ago and succumbed to various complications. She was over ninety years of age.

She leaves two sons and one daughter, John Kohl, of Walla Walla, Wash., David Kohl, of Barlowville, Ill., and Mrs. Miles, of Hastings, Neb. She also leaves thirty-two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She had one sister who died in infancy. She was a devout christian and a member of St. John's Evangelical church.


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