John N. Kohler, one of Clayton County's most popular and
esteemed citizens, was born in this county on April 1,
1856. His parents were natives of Switzerland. He was
married to Evelena Beer on Feb. 19, 1879. She was born in
Clayton County, Ia., on October 26, 1860. Her father and
mother were also natives of Switzerland. Mr. And Mrs.
Kohler have been blessed with two children - Lowie, born
Apr. 1, 1880, and Louisa, born March. 19, 1882. Mr.
Kohler votes the Democratic ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 932