Husband: John William Koehler (1 2 3 4 5 6)
Born: 21 Feb 1877 in Iowa (7)
Married: 29 Nov 1899 in Clackamas County, Oregon (17)
Died: 06 Nov 1963 in Canby Clackamas Co, OR (8)
Father: Johann Frederick Koehler
Mother: Katherine Sophia Haag
Spouses:
Wife: Louisa Anna Wintermantel (9 10 11 12 13)
Born: 25 Feb 1878 in Geneva Township, Franklin, Iowa (14 15)
Died: 27 Feb 1936 in Canby, Clackamas Co, OR (16)
Father: Christian Wintermantel
Mother: Matilda Ella Fey
Spouses:
Children
01 (?): Living
Born:
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Louisa Anna Wintermantel:

Notes:

from "The Christian Wintermantel Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013

Christian and Matilda's eighth child was Louisa Anna (1878 Geneva twsp, Franklin Co, IA – 1936 Clackamas Co., OR) married John Koehler, who was active in the Canby Evangelical Church. The 50th Anniversary article about the Canby church mentions John Koehler as being the first Class Leader when the Canby Class was formed. That statement may well have been referring to John's father, who also lived in Canby and was also John Koehler or Johann. John and Louisa lived in Canby their entire lives. Louisa took care of her mother, Matilda Fey Wintermantel Druschel, in her final years and Matilda was living with the Koehlers when she died in 1922. Besides being active in the church, John worked as a carpenter and building contractor. Louisa and John had one adopted daughter, Arlene, who married a blind man. John's brother, Johann George Koehler (b. 1871) married a step-sister of Louisa's, Matilda Druschel (b. 1877) (Louisa's mother's step-daughter).

Footnotes
  1. Wayne Wardle letter to Dianne Stevens dated 3 Jun 2003.

    (John and Louisa) lived in Canby, Oregon. He was a building contractor. They had one adopted daughter, Arline. Arline married a blind man.

  2. Census, Federal - 1920 - Clackamas Co, Oregon, Canby, ED# 26, 13B (Ancestry p. 26 of 33).
    (16 Jan 1920)

    Koehler, John W. head owns/m age 42 m IA Germany Germany occ: farmer/own acct
    Louisa A wife 40 m IA GER GER
    Druschel, Matilda mother-in-law 74 w GER GER GER imm: 1854 nat: 1861

  3. Canby.
  4. Ancestry.com, Sherman-Lawrence-Cuneo-Schmale-Koehler family tree.

    [middle name]

  5. Census, Federal 1940, Oregon, Clackamas, Canby.

    Cemetery Rd. Household # 127 Home Value $3500 not a farm

    Koehler, John head age 63 Wd / highest grade - 8/ b. IA same house in 1935/ Bldg Constrc Contractor
    D. Arlene dau 15 S HS-1 OR

  6. Census, Federal 1930, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon.

    Name: John Kochler
    [John William Koehler]
    [John Kockler]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1877
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Canby, Clackamas, Oregon
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Louise Kochler
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Germany
    Occupation: Carpenter/Building Construction

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Kochler 53
    Louise Kochler 51
    Arlene Kochler 5

  7. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  8. Ibid.
  9. First Grave in Zion in 1897 Recalled in Daughter's Death (Unknown Newspaper - Unknown date).
  10. Census, Federal - 1880 - Franklin Co., Iowa, Geneva Twsp, p.5.

    line 33 Dwelling 33 Household 34

    Wintermantel, Christian age 38 Farmer Baden Baden Baden
    Matilda 35 wife Prussia Prussia Prussia
    Rose 13 dau WI Baden Prussia
    Matilda 12 dau same
    William 10 son IA Baden Prussia
    Albert 8 son same
    Hedwig 7 dau same
    Herman 5 son same
    Amelia 3 dau same
    Louisa 1 dau same

  11. Census, Federal - 1920 - Clackamas Co, Oregon, Canby, ED# 26, 13B (Ancestry p. 26 of 33).
    (16 Jan 1920)

    Koehler, John W. head owns/m age 42 m IA Germany Germany occ: farmer/own acct
    Louisa A wife 40 m IA GER GER
    Druschel, Matilda mother-in-law 74 w GER GER GER imm: 1854 nat: 1861

  12. Census, Federal 1930, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon.

    Name: John Kochler
    [John William Koehler]
    [John Kockler]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1877
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Canby, Clackamas, Oregon
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Louise Kochler
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Germany
    Occupation: Carpenter/Building Construction

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
    View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Kochler 53
    Louise Kochler 51
    Arlene Kochler 5

  13. Census, Federal 1910, Seattle Ward 3, King, Washington.

    John and Louisa have been married 10 years. No children. John is working as a builder.

  14. Christian Wintermantel Pension Papers, p. 37.

    the spring of 1872...we moved to near Ackley, Hardin Co., Iowa. We were there twelve years.

    [I believe Matilda was confused about what county she lived in. They lived near Ackley, Iowa. Ackley actually straddles two counties, Franklin and Hardin. According to the 1880 census the family lived in Geneva township of Franklin County, Iowa. Matilda testifies they moved from the Winterset home in 1872 and lived in the next place for 12 years so that next place must have been Geneva township, Franklin County, Iowa.]

  15. Census, Federal - 1880 - Franklin Co., Iowa, Geneva Twsp.
  16. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  17. Sandy McGuire, Clackamas County Family History Society Letter to Patricia Andrea dated 27 Feb 1997.
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