When William Joachim Kaehler was born on 17 October 1911, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Joachim or Joseph Kaehler, was 39 and his mother, Elsa Kindler, was 29. He married Roselle Imogene Peterson on 30 August 1941, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He died about 16 August 1999, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87.
Some characteristic forenames: German Frieda, Hans, Uwe.
North German (Kähler): occupational name from Low German Kähler ‘charcoal burner’. Compare standard German Koehler .