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John "AKA Johann" Koel
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1818
Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
Death: Jun. 3, 1887
Houston County
Minnesota, USA

John [birth certificate name, Jean Koehl] KOEL b: 17 DEC 1818,
Beaufort, Echternach, LUX
s/o KOEL, Gérard,
b. Aft 1786, Beaufort, Echternach, G.D. de Luxembourg,
md. 27 Jan 1807, Beaufort, Echternach, G.D. de Luxembourg,
KIEFFER, Anna Marguerite,
b. Abt 1788, Beidweiler, Grevenmacher, G.D. de Luxembourg,, ,
d. 03 Aug 1843, Beaufort, Echternach, G.D. de Luxembourg,,

m. 14 Feb 1844 in Beaufort, Echternach, Luxembourg
b: 12 AUG 1816 in Oberfuelen, Diekirch, LUX
d: 09 JUN 1881, Caledonia, Houston MN

Several generations of the Koel family were on the domestic and agricultural staff at Chateau Beaufort. (See image to the right). In 1846, after a bountiful harvest in Beaufort and with enough money tucked away to book passage, John, his pregnant wife, Susanna and their two children, Susan Elizabeth and Elizabeth left Luxembourg for a new life in America. Child #3, Barbara, was born aboard ship. The family arrived in the United States on 31 AUG 1846, settling first in Liberty, Luxembourg Iowa where they remained until 1859. With 10 children & son-in-law, Peter Ernster, in tow, they moved to the township of Mayville MN just outside of Caledonia.

As per the 1860 Census for Mayville, Houston Co MN:
Household KAIL sic Koel (although pronounced Kail/Kale)
John / age 42
Susana / age 44

1-[Susan Elizabeth...see below]

In the home on 1860 census
2-Elizabeth [Elise] / age 15...
Elizabeth Koel
b. 17 DEC 1844, Oberfuelen, Diekirch LUX
d. 27 JAN 1915, Tipton, Mitchell KS
m. Hubert KONZEM,
s/o Matthias Johannes Konzem & Magdelena (Helena)) Mueller;

3-Barbara / age 13...
Barbara Koel
b. 1846, on shipboard
d. 22 NOV 1869
m. 29 NOV 1867, Caledonia MN
Mathias Fuoss;

4-Margaret / age 12...
Margaretha Koel,
b. 29 MAR 1848, New Vienna, Dubuque, IA
d. 16 AUG 1896, Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI
Entered the convent as Sr. M Thias, SSND;

5-Mathias / age 10...
Matthias Koel,
b. 30 MAY 1850, Luxembourg, Dubuque, IA,
d. 11 JUN 1926, Downs, Osborne, KS
m. Anna Maria KONZEM, 26 MAY 1875,
Houston Co, MN
d/o Matthias Johannes Konzem
& Magdelena (Helena) Mueller;

6-Anna / age 9...
Anna Koel,
b. 1851, New Vienna, Dubuque, IA,
d. UNK;

7-Peter / age 8...
Peter Koel,
b. 1852, Luxembourg, Dubuque, IA,
d. 20 OCT 1880.
m. 26 May 1875, Caledoonia MN,
Margrette/Margareth Hosch;

8-Catherine / age 6...
Catherine Koel,
b. 1854, Luxembourg, Dubuque, IA,
d. 22 OCT 1883.
m. Frank MERGEN, 27 NOV 1872 in Houston, MN.

9-Elizabeth / age 4...
Elizabeth Koel,
b. 18 Dec 1855, Luxembourg, Dubuque, IA,
d. 24 Sep 1936, Caledonia, Houston Co, MN.
m. Andrew John Stoltz,
12 JAN 1876 in Caledonia, Houston Co, MN;

9-Charles / age 1...
Charles Koel,
b. 15 AUG 1858, Luxembourg, Dubuque, IA,
d 12 JUN 1907
m. 29 Jan 1879, Caledonia MN
Catharine/Katharina MEYER.

Married and no longer in the home, but in Mayville for the 1860 census with her husband:
Susan Elizabeth Koel ERNSTER,
b. 28 Nov 1839 in Oberfuelen, Diekirch, LUX
d. 07 Jan 1909
m. 30 Apr 1858, Holy Cross, Dubuque, IA,
Peter Ernster
b. 15 Feb 1842 Trintange, Luxembourg.

NOTE: Susan was thought by some to possibly have been the daughter of Susanna Marnach by a previous marriage. No indication of a previous marriage has been found in the Luxembourg records to date. Further details unk.

Name spelling variations: KOEL, KÖEL, KÖHL, KOEHL, KOHLL, KÖHLL.
Family links: 
  Susanna Marnach Koel (1816 - 1881)
  Margaretha Koel (1848 - 1896)*
  Elizabeth Koel Stoltz (1855 - 1936)*
  Charles Koel (1858 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Houston County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: anne
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
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John AKA Johann Koel
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John AKA Johann Koel
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