Tilghman Kohler

1832–1903 (Age 71)
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Tilghman

When Tilghman Kohler was born in 1832, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Kohler, was 27 and his mother, Apollonia Schreiber, was 20. He died in 1903, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Kohler
1805–1847
Apollonia Schreiber
1812–1848
Henry Peter Kohler
1832–
Valentine Kohler
1832–
Tilghman Kohler
1832–1903
Edward Kohler
1834–1907
Franklin Koehler
1835–1924

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Kohler

    Male1805–1847Male

    Apollonia Schreiber

    Female1812–1848Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a charcoal burner, from Middle High German kol ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -er. The form Kohler is South German; elsewhere it is usually written Köhler.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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