|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1859|
Jo Daviess County
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1900|
Birth and death dates provided by Maureen
KOEHLER, ANTHONY—At the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago, Tuesday, February 20, 1900, at 8:15 o'clock a.m., Anthony Koehler of Geneva, Neb, aged 40 years, 11 months and 1 day died.
The announcement of Mr. Koehler's death was a great shock to the community. In company with his wife and other relatives, he went to Chicago January 25 for the purpose of being operated on by the famous Dr. Pinger. The operation was performed February 1, and seemed to be very successful. Good reports of his condition were received here up to the day before his death and bright hopes were entertained for his complete recovery.
However, his system had been so weakened and he was so worn out by long suffering that unfavorable symptoms set in Sunday, and his death followed Tuesday morning.
Up to six and one-half years ago Mr. Koehler was one of the most rugged men in town. Then an ailment took hold of him that baffled the skill of physicians and continued with ever increasing strength. He was naturally a brave and resolute man, and he used every resource to combat the disease. For some time his physicians have been assured that his trouble was the hardening of the lower walls of the stomach, and that only a surgical operation could relieve his suffering and prevent death. The risk was great and he hesitated long perhaps too long to save his life.
Besides, Dr. Pinger, and other physicians of the hospital, his wife's brother-in-law, Dr. W.H. Dempster, well known here, was present when the operation was performed.
Anthony Koehler was born at Galena, Ill., March 19, 1859. He removed with his parents to Le Mars, Ia., in the spring of 1876. He removed to Blue Hill, Neb., in 1883 and two years later to Geneva. Here he has continued to reside since then.
October 5, 1892, Mr. Koehler was married to Miss Kate Fisher. Their son Donald, six years old is their only child.
When Mr. Koehler came to Geneva in 1885, it was for the purpose of building an elevator on the Burlington tracks, and going into the grain business. The elevator was moved to the Elkhorn tracks when that road was built a few years later. Expanding with the growth of business, the present corporation, the A. Koehler Co., was formed. It handles grain, lumber, and coal at Geneva, grain at Burress and a lumber yard at Strang.
Mr. Koehler was one of the oldest businessmen of the town, L.S. Flegenbaum and G.R. Green probably being his only seniors still residing here. During the last few years, his brother Barthold has been actively engaged with him in the business here.
Mr. Koehler's father died a few years ago. His mother was with him in Chicago but was taken ill last week and went to Freeport, Ill., to stop with friends. She was not able to attend the funeral.
Mr. Koehler had eight brothers and two sisters, and all survive him. Of the latter, Miss Sophia is attending the Nebraska state university, and Mrs. Lizzie Struble resides at Le Mars.
Of the brothers, George and Christopher reside at Blue Hill, Henry at Kansas City, and the youngest brother, Rudolph, with his mother at Le Mars. Three brothers, Louie, Edgar and Benjamin are in the United States military service in the Phillippines, all having served with distinction in the war with Spain. All three now have the rank of captain, one being an acting major, and another an adjutant. As stated, Barthold is actively connected with the Geneva business.
The family is a remarkable one and all of its members have achieved success in the occupations they have chosen to follow.
Mr. Koehler was a Royal Arch Mason, and his remains will be given a Masonic funeral. He was a beneficiary member of the Modern Woodmen, Workmen and Fraternal Aid association. The Woodmen have been called out to attend the funeral.
The funeral will be held from the Congregational church at 11 o'clock this morning and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Thomas Griffiths. The interment will be in the Geneva cemetery. The remains arrived from Chicago at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The brothers and sisters of the deceased now in this country are here to attend the funeral. Mr. Koehler was a most highly respected citizen and a large number of persons will be present today as a mark of respect for his memory.
The Nebraska Signal 23 Feb. 1900.
Obituary provided by M. Jensen Seggerman
Christian Koehler (1827 - 1885)
Margaret Gund Koehler (1834 - 1911)
Kate Adell Fischer Koehler (1869 - 1926)*
Donald A. Koehler (1893 - 1966)*
George Jacob Koehler (1852 - 1918)*
Elizabeth K. Koehler Struble (1854 - 1933)*
Christian Koehler (1859 - 1921)*
Anthony Koehler (1859 - 1900)
Henry Koehler (1861 - 1926)*
Lewis M Koehler (1863 - 1924)*
Barthold Koehler (1865 - 1926)*
Edgar Frederic Koehler (1868 - 1900)*
Benjamin M. Koehler (1871 - 1946)*
Rudolph J. Koehler (1874 - 1958)*
Age 40yrs. 11mos. 1da.
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Aug 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94761768
To My Great Great Uncle Anthony Koehler.May you Rest In Peace, until we meet again one day.One of your great grand nieces.|
Maureen A Koehler Mumm
Added: May. 27, 2013
Mary & Kent
Added: Oct. 12, 2012