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I just obtained the 1911 History of Benton County today and would like
to do look-ups in it for everyone, but alas! It has a very incomplete
index of the people and photos. Does anyone know if these books have
I'll still do look-ups, just be patient with me!! :)
I also received the 'Johann Daniel Kraling Family History' that I'll do
look-ups in. The surnames are listed on the Benton IAGenWeb Volunteer
page at -
mail to: nagonan(a)mcleodusa.net
IAGenWeb Project -
Benton CC at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabenton/
Jasper CC at http://www.rootsweb.com/~iajasper/
Linn CC at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialinn/
Temporary CC for Ringgold and Union Counties, Iowa
IA-BENTON List Owner
IA-LINN List Owner
Nagonan's Genealogy at http://www.rootsweb.com/~soden/
J(ohann) Martin KÖHL b. 1787 in Eichstettin, Baden, d. 1869 in Fremont Twp.,
Benton Co., Iowa. Married to:
Catharina SCHMIDT (b. 1788 in Bahlingen, Baden, d. 1879 in Fremont Twp. They
arrived in US ca. April 1856 New Orleans. They were buried on the family
homestead (owned by daughter and son-in-law), now known as Raetz Cemetary, 2
mi west of Atkins.
I have been unable to find church records of the burial of Martin and
Catharina at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church. Many of their descendants were
with the New Jerusalem church. Did that church keep a burial register? Where
could I find it?
The children are believed to be:
1. Johann Martin KÖHL (1812 - 1814).
2. Catharina KÖHL (1814 - Unknown).
3. Anna Marie KÖHL (1817 - 1871) Arrived in US on 23 March 1857 at New
York, on "Mercury" from Havre, with her husband, George ENGEL (b. 1816 in
Friesenheim, Baden, d. 1870), and most of their children. The Engel family
settled a few miles East of the Koehls, s. 17 in Clinton Twp., Linn Co.
Descendants include HUBER, KIMM, KRAHLING, RINDERSKNECHT, SAHA, SCHIRM,
TIEDE, WENDEL, many of whom lived in Benton County.
4. Maria Magdalena KÖHL (1819 - 1894). Anna married Jacob GASSER (1819 -
1888). Descendants include SCHLOTTERBACK, RAETZ.
5. George Jacob KÖHL (1823 - 1877). Married to Anna Maria ACKERSMANN
(1829 - Unknown). This family may have moved on to South Dokota.
6. Anna Barbara KÖHL (1827 - 1884). Married to Peter FRITZ (1824 - 1902).
Descendants include GERBER, LENSCH.
I am trying to locate descendants of any of the above. Am also interested in
any photos of these individuals of which I could get negatives or scanned