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Shelby County


1889 Bio Index

E. V. KOHL is one of the enterprising and successful men of Lincoln Township. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 29*, 1849, and is a son of William and Hannah (Fidderling**) Kohl. When our subject was six years of age the family removed to Jones County, Iowa. Here he grew to manhood. He was reared on a farm, and received his education in the public schools of the county. Mr. Kohl was united in marriage, March 13, 1879, to Miss Mary Schrope***, a native of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of William and Susan (Shick) Schrope, natives of Pennsylvania. They resided in Jones County until 1880, when they came to Shelby County, and Mr. Kohl bought 160 acres of partially improved land. He now owns 240 acres of land, on which he has made many improvements. He has a comfortable dwelling, a good barn, a grove and an orchard, all bespeaking the thrift and wise management of the owner. Mr. and Mrs. Kohl are the parents of four children-William, Eva Essie, Josie May and Morris Lewis. Mr. Kohl is a strong supporter of the Republican party. He is a member of the Evangelical church. Although he is yet a young man, he has won a good position in the community and is one of Lincoln Township's representative citizens.

Notes from submitter:
*born Aug. 27, 1849
** Fitterling

Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, pp. 416. Transcribed and submitted by Marthann Kohl - djfnmk@fmctc.com

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