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William Kohl and Hanna Fitterling family information submitted by Marthann Kohl, of Defiance, IA.
William Kohl & Hannah Fitterling Family

William KOHL was born 28 Aug 1816 in Cumru Twp. Berks Co., PA. He died 14 Jun 1901 in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA and was buried Jun 1901 in Lincoln Twp. Cemetery, Shelby Co., IA.

William and Hannah Kohl purchased the farm NW of Mechanicsville, IA in 1853. On 3 June 1861 the farm buildings, including the house were destroyed by a tornado.

On 22 Feb 1898 William sold the farm to his daughter and her husband, Martha Jane and John Thimmes. The farm is still owned by the Thimmes family.

William married Hannah FITTERLING, daughter of John (Johann) FITTERLING and Catherine STEFFY, on 28 Oct 1838 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks Co., PA. Hannah was born 12 Jul 1818. She died 1 May 1887 and was buried in Lincoln Twp. Cemetery, Shelby Co., IA.

They had the following children:

1.Mary KOHL was born 7 Sep 1839 in Berks Co., PA. She died 16 Jan 1890 and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery (between Morley & Anamosa) IA. Mary married (1) George LIVINGSTON on 22 Mar 1861 in Jones Co., IA. Mary also married (2) William SHAFFER on 29 Nov 1868 in Jones Co., IA. William was born 15 Aug 1840. He died 25 Feb 1903 and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery (between Morley & Anamosa) IA.

2.

Susan KOHL was born 2 Oct 1840 in Berks Co., PA. She died 28 Dec 1926 in Harlan, Shelby Co., IA and was buried 29 Dec 1926 in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. Susan married Robert W. MUCK, son of Henry MUCK and Maria HARRISON, on 23 Dec 1869 in Jones Co., IA. Robert was born 1832/1842? in Fairfield Co., OH. He died 12 Sep 1917 in his home-Harlan, Shelby Co., IA and was buried in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA.

3.

Daniel F. KOHL was born 2 Dec 1841 in Berks Co., PA. He died 20 Aug 1913 in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA and was buried in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA. Daniel served in the military 13th IA Inf. Daniel married Elizabeth SMITH, daughter of Daniel SMITH and Mary MOORE, on 11 Mar 1866 in Jones Co., IA. Elizabeth was born 25 Jun 1845. She died 25 Jun 1915 Or 9 ? in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA and was buried in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA.

4.

Jacob D. KOHL was born 10 Dec 1843 in Berks Co., PA. He died 10 May 1926 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA and was buried 12 May 1926 in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA. Jacob served in the military Civil War-Co. K 8th IA Cavalry. Jacob married Rosina HARTHER, daughter of Christian HARTHER and Barbra BARTH, on 21 Dec 1869 in Iowa Co., IA. Rosina was born 23 Jul 1850 in Wittenberg, Germany. She died 11 Jan 1929 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was buried 13 Jan 1929 in Lisbon, Linn Co., IA

5.

Solomon F. KOHL was born 7 Feb 1845 in Berks Co., PA. He died 24 Jan 1935 in Tilden, Antelope Co., NE and was buried in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. Solomon served in the military Co. K 8th IA Cavalry. Solomon married Louisa M. GRIMM, daughter of Abraham GRIMM and Maria HAAS/GEISS?, on 10 Dec 1866 in Jones Co., IA. Louisa was born 16 Dec 1851 in Cumberland Co., PA. She died 25 Nov 1909 in Harlan, Shelby Co., IA and was buried 28 Nov 1909 in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA.

6.

Hannah KOHL was born 21 Nov 1846 in PA. She died 17 Aug 1932 in IA. Hannah married Isaac GRIMM, son of Abraham GRIMM and Maria HAAS/GEISS?, on 15 Jan 1865 in Jones Co., IA. Isaac was born 16 Apr 1843. He died 4 Jun 1918.

7.

Catherine KOHL was born 10 Jan 1848 in Lancaster Co., PA. She died 21 Jul 1881 and was buried in her father's farm near Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA.

Catherine married William Henry SHROPE, son of Levi SHROPE and Mary Jane HARRIS, on 16 Sep 1869 in Cedar Co., IA. William was born 14 Apr 1849 in Tremont, PA. He died 27 Dec 1933 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. Wm. Shrope moved to Iowa in 1860, lived in Marion; he moved to Cedar Rapids in 1927.


8.

Ezra Van KOHL was born 27 Aug 1849 in Lancaster Co., PA. He died 7 Apr 1935 in Tennant, Shelby Co., IA and was buried 9 Apr 1935 in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. Ezra married Mary SHROPE, daughter of William SHROPE and Susan SHICK, on 13 Mar 1879 in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA. Mary was born 28 Oct 1853 in Schuylkill Co., PA. She died 2 Nov 1937 in Harlan, Shelby Co., IA and was buried in Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Shelby Co., IA.

9.

George D. KOHL was born 31 Jan 1851 in Lancaster Co., PA. He died 5 Aug 1899 in Harrison Co., IA and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Harrison Co., IA. George married (1) Eliza Jane FINK on 5 Oct 1871 in Jones Co., IA. George also married (2) Susan Anna BITTLE, daughter of John BITTLE and Ellen WILLERMOUTH, on 25 Mar 1875 in Jones Co., IA.

10.

Duane E. KOHL was born 21 Jul 1853 in Lancaster Co., PA. He died 30 Sep 1928 and was buried in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA. Duane married Laura J. SCOTT, daughter of Joseph SCOTT and Margaret BOYLES, on 22 Dec 1874. Laura was born 1857. She died 1940.

11.

Lydia KOHL was born 2 Aug 1856 in Jones Co., IA. She died 7 Jan 1937 in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA and was buried in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA. Lydia married Adam KRUMROY, son of Francis KRUMROY and Mary BLOTTLER, on 25 Feb 1877 in Jones Co., IA. Adam was born 4 Jul 1847 in Sumner Co., OH. He died 8 Dec 1926 and was buried in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA.

12.

Jess M. KOHL was born 1857 in Jones Co., IA. He died 1857 in Jones Co., IA.

13.

Martha Jane KOHL was born 14 Nov 1858 in Jones Co., IA. She died 27 May 1936 in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA and was buried in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA. Martha married John THIMMES, son of Nicholas THIMMES and Mary WOHLSHORE, on 25 Apr 1882. John died 1929 and was buried in Mechanicsville, Cedar Co., IA.

14.

William Jackson KOHL was born 25 Jan 1861 in Jones Co., IA. He died 13 Nov 1942 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. William married Dorothy BAHR.

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