1889 Bio Index
S. F. KOHL, of Lincoln Township, is one of the resprsentative farmers of Shelby County. He is a native of Berks County, Pensylvania, born February 7, 1845, and is the son of William and Hannah (Fidderling*) Kohl, both natives of Pennsylvania. In 1855 the family removed to Jones County, Iowa. S.F., was reared a farmer, and received his education in the common schools of the county. During the late civil war he went to his country's defense, enlisting in June, 1863, in the Eighth Iowa Cavalry, and served two years; he participated in the battle of Dalton, Georgia, the campaign of Atlanta, returned to the north with General Thomas to Nashville and started with General Wilson's cavalry troops through Alabama, then was ordered to Macon, Georgia; he was honorably discharged at Macon, Georgia. After the war he returned to Jones County, and December 17, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Grimm, a native of cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Abraham and Maria (Guise) Grimm, natives of Pennsylvania. In 1869 Mr. Kohl removedto Iowa County where he resided until 1877, when he came to Shelby County. Here he bought his present farm of J.W. Paulk, which is one of the best in the township; he has a good house, a barn, a grove and an orchard. The farm contains 160 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Kohl are the parents of nine children--Albert B., Lewis F., Rosa J., Kitty Ann, Charles O., William Henry, Emma May, Wilbur F., and Francis D. Mr. Kohl is a republican, and a member of the G.A.R., No. 197, Harlan. He is a member of the Evangelical church. He takes an active part in the religious and educational enterprises of the county.
Notes from submitter:
Solomon Kohl a brother of my great grandfather, Ezra Kohl
Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, pg. 415-416. Transcribed and submitted by Marthann Kohl - firstname.lastname@example.org