1. Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller and her husband Daniel Kahler/Kehler/Kohler

In regards to the children of Michael and Susanna, we don’t know all the details of their oldest child Barbara. In reviewing Michael’s estate file, we can find that it lists his son-in-law Daniel Kehler as a beneficiary. Also, in reviewing the Canadochly church records, we can find records for the birth of two children to Daniel Kehler and his wife Barbara. In fact, Michael and Susanna sponsored the baptism of one of their children, also named Susanna.

We can presume they were married before 1800 since the 1800 census lists Daniel Kehler residing in Windsor Twp with one adult male between 26 and 44 and one adult female from 16 to 25. They resided in Windsor Twp until Daniel passed away in 1826. His estate file mentions his wife Barbara and lists seven children, who were Susanna, Catherine, Lehna, Anna Maria, Samuel, Henry and Andrew. Besides the seven children listed in the estate files, they also had an older son named John. We know this because there is a book titled “The history and descendants of John and Sarah Kahler” by a descendant of this John Kahler in the York County History Center that links back his family from Franklin County, Ohio to Barbara and her connections with York County.  The book also lists the birth date of John Kahler as the exact same birth date as is in the records of the Canadochly Church records for Hannas Kohler, son of Daniel.

Barbara remained in York County for some time after her husband’s death, as she is listed as head of household in Windsor Twp in 1830. However, by 1835 it appears most of the family moved out west to Ohio. We have anecdotal evidence of this as described in a biographical sketch of Andrew Miller in George Prowell’s 1907 History of York County, Volume 2. It mentions the four children of Michael Miller and it said Mrs. Kehler moved out west with her family. Also, in the estate file for Daniel, there is a letter from 1835 from his son Andrew that was petitioning the court to allow a change in his guardianship. The letter was mailed from “Columb, O”, which could either be Columbus, OH or Columbiana, OH. We do know that not all of the family moved out west, as their daughter Catherine had married George Dise, as mentioned in the estate file of her father Daniel, and remained in York County. According to the book previously mentioned, Barbara was still alive as late as 1842, as it mentions her filing a civil suit against someone.  At this time, her date of death is unknown.

Children of Barbara Miller and Daniel Kehler:

  1. John Kahler born March 8, 1802 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died August 23, 1851 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Smith-Union Cemetery in Franklin County, OH.  He married Sarah Pfleiger born August 23, 1801 in York County, PA, died January 1, 1881 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Smith-Union Cemetery in Franklin County, OH.
    1. Catherine Kahler born December 15, 1832 in York County, PA, died January 14, 1919 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Otterbein Cemetery in Franklin County, OH.  She married Lewis Stock born February 29, 1820 in Germany, died October 16, 1876 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Smith-Union Cemetery in Franklin County, OH
    2. Daniel Kahler born December 15, 1832 in York County, PA, died January 17, 1905 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Smith-Union Cemetery in Franklin County, OH.  He married Clara Cooley born February 21, 1857 in IA, died June 2, 1938 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Smith-Union Cemetery in Franklin County, OH
    3. William Kahler born May 8, 1837 in Franklin County, OH and died October 4, 1913 in Franklin County, OH.  He married Charlotte Evans born August 30, 1839 in Delaware County, OH and died October 27, 1919 in Franklin County, OH
    4. Samuel Kahler born October 18, 1838 in Franklin County, OH and died September 30, 1893 in Franklin County, OH and buried at Fancher Cemetery in Delaware County, OH.  He married (first) Catherine McElwee born 1843 in Frederick County, VA, died May 27, 1872 in Stark County, OH and buried at Fancher Cemetery in Delaware County, OH.  He then married (second) Annie Margaret Barr born June 4, 1853 in VA and died July 29, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA
  2. Susanna Kahler born May 23, 1804 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA and baptized August 19, 1804 at Canadochly Church in Lower Windsor Twp, York County, PA
  3. Catherine Kahler born 1807 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died May 10, 1884 in Dallastown, York County, PA and buried at Freysville Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married George Dise, son of George Dise and Barbara (unknown).  He was born 1785 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died February 22, 1865 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA and buried at Freysville Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    1. Daniel Dise born October 27, 1844 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died September 2, 1864 in Frederick County, MD and buried at Freysville Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    2. David Dise born December 18, 1846 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died May 31, 1920 in Dallastown, York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Emma Fleisher, daughter of Frederick Fleisher and Alvernia Venerig.  She was born February 27, 1853 in York County, PA and died May 5, 1908 in Dallastown, York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
  4. Anna Maria Kahler born December 13, 1809 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA and baptized May 1810 at Canadochly Church in Lower Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
  5. Eleanor Kahler
  6. Samuel Kahler
  7. Henry Kahler
  8. Andrew Kahler

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