Charles Howard Kiehl

1 May 1881–22 June 1953 (Age 72)
Leck Kill, Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Charles Howard

When Charles Howard Kiehl was born on 1 May 1881, in Leck Kill, Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Felix Kiehl, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Oxenhrider, was 34. He married Lula Mae Zimmerman on 17 June 1916, in Schuylkill Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Porter Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 22 June 1953, at the age of 72, and was buried in Tower City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Howard Kiehl
Lula Mae Zimmerman
Marriage: 17 June 1916
Eleanor Charlotte Kiehl
Charles M Kiehl
Isabel C Kiehl
Jesse E Kiehl

Spouse and Children

17 June 1916
Schuylkill Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


    Eleanor Charlotte Kiehl


    Charles M Kiehl


    Isabel C Kiehl


    Jesse E Kiehl


Parents and Siblings

    Felix Kiehl


    Lydia Oxenhrider




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle Low German kīl ‘wedge’, applied as a metonymic occupational name or as a pejorative nickname for a ruffian. 2. possibly a habitational name from Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, from Dutch and Frisian kil ‘stagnant water’ ( see Kiel ). 3. South German: variant of Kühl ( see Kuehl ). 4. from a pet form of the personal name Kilian. 5. in Bavaria, a nickname for a fool, probably from Middle High German kīl ‘wedge’, used figuratively for a bumbler.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Keihl in household of Felix Keihl, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles H Kiehl, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles H Kiehl, "United States Census, 1930"

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