Virgil Koehler

 
 Today  we honor & tell the life story of  Virgil Koehler... 
 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

 The Good Cemeterian, 2018

The Good Cemeterian, 2018

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Virgil X. Koehler 

Indiana native Virgil Xenophen Koehler was born on September 16th 1900 to William Gottleib Reinhold Koehler & Florella Hess Koehler … 

☆ Virgil's maternal grandfather, James Hess served the Union Army during the Civil War in Company K, Illinois 113th Infantry Regiment...

☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Virgil's birth year of 1900 included...

▪  On January 29th, 1900 the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams...

▪  On February 3rd, 1900 Kentucky Governor William Goebel dies of wounds after being shot by assassins on January 30th.. Goebel, who had prevailed in a dispute over the winner of the 1899 election, had been sworn in on his deathbed...

▪  On March 24th,c1900 New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" ( Now known as the subway ) that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn...

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Sergeant William H. Carney

▪  On May 23rd, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner during the Civil War (July 18, 1863). While he is the 21st African American recipient of the medal, the action for which he is honored pre-dates all other African American recipients...

▪ On November 3rd, 1900 the first automobile show in the United States opens at New York City's Madison Square Garden...

▪  On November 6th, 1900 Republican incumbent William McKinley is re~ elected by defeating Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan...

▪  In 1900, Milton S. Hershey introduces the milk chocolate Hershey bar!

  Virgil's father, William Gottleib Reinhold Koehler and his children, 1909

Virgil's father, William Gottleib Reinhold Koehler and his children, 1909

Virgil's mother passed away in 1909... About 4 months after her passing, his father took Virgil and his siblings to a studio & had their picture taken...

Virgil served the United States Naval Reserves during the First World War... Eventually, he married his wife Clara Riggs and moved to Tampa, Florida....

Virgil Xenophen Koehler passed away on November 22nd 1964...

 

...Virgil Xenophen Koehler...
☆ Beloved Husband & Father ☆
☆ Veteran of the First World War ☆

...Before & After...

 

published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2018


 
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