See my speculative descendancy chart for the Koller's of southern York County, Pennsylvania.
Buried at Trindle Spring Lutheran, Silver Spring Twp, Cumberland Co, PA, with 2nd wife and a daughter. Transcription of cemetery gravestones here:
This transcription notes that only the base of the stone is there in place. Also the date of death given seems off by 10 years; was this a transcription error?
Might want to check York County, Pennsylvania Intestate Records of Daniel Peterman, OC-L-395. I think it mentions a daughter married to Jacob Koller.
Abstracts of York County. Pennyslvania Wills 1749-1819. F. Edward Wright. Family Line Publications, 1995:
Peterman, Daniel - 2/13/1816 - oc/l-395 Admrs. - John Peterman * Jacob Koller, Bal $1827.96
Petermann, John (a widow)- 1/7/1828 - oc-p-185-186 - Issue-Daniel; John; Polly; Betsy; George & Jacob(all minors). Admrs. John Werner & Jacob Koller report personal estate $524.751/2, depts $850; Real Estate - 105A plus which court allows sold. oc-P1/2 219 4/7/1828 - John Werner & Jacob Koller - Admrs of John Peterman report sale of land to John Kroot for $427. OC-P-230- 4/10/1828 - John Werner admr of John Peterman named Michael Ziegler guardian over Polly, Geo., Elizabth & Jacob Peterman all under 14 yrs old, children of John Peterman.
["oc" probably stands for Orphan Court]
Email from Linda H. regarding Jacob Koller his son Jonas Koller's line in Cumberland County: linda_jacob_koller.html
CENSUS YEAR:1840 STATE:PA COUNTY:York DISTRICT:Eastern MICROFILM REEL:M704-502 ENUMERATOR:Andrew Patterson ENUMERATION DATE: 9-4-1840 ========================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== |FREE WHITE MALES |FREE WHITE FEMALES |FREE BLACK MALES |FREE BLACK FEMALES |MALE SLAVES |FEMALE SLAVES |OCCUPATIONS |PENSIONERS |WHITE PERSONS in the Foregoing |BLACK PERSONS/Foregoing |SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES |WHITE | | |5 |10|15|20|30|40|50|60|70|80|90 | | |5 |10|15|20|30|40|50|60|70|80|90 | | |10|24|36|55 | | |10|24|36|55 | | |10|24|36|55 | | |10|24|36|55 | | | | | | | | |REV or | |DEAF&DUMB |BLIND|& INSANE |DEAF| | | |UNIV| | | | | |STU|>20yr | Name of Head of Family |to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to |100|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to|to |100|to|to|to|to|to |100|to|to|to|to|to |100|to|to|to|to|to |100|to|to|to|to|to |100|MIN| | | |NAV |NAV |PROF|MILITARY | |to 14- 25 | |INSANE INSANE|and | |INSANE|INSANE|or |#of|ACAD|#of|PRIM|#of|PUB|ILLIT-| PG# LAST NAME FIRST NAME |5 |10|15|20|30|40|50|60|70|80|90|100|up |5 |10|15|20|30|40|50|60|70|80|90|100|up |10|24|36|55|100|up |10|24|36|55|100|up |10|24|36|55|100|up |10|24|36|55|100|up |ING|AGR|COM|MFG|OCEAN|CANAL|ENG |SERVICE |AGE|14 25 up |BLIND|PUBLIC PRIV |DUMB| BLIND|PUBLIC|PRIV |COLL|STU|GRAM|STU|COM |STU|CHG|ERATE |REMARKS ========================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== . . . . . 188 Koller Jacob . 1 2 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . 1 . 1 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= CENSUS YEAR: 1840 STATE: PA COUNTY: York MICROFILM#: M704-501 DISTRICT: Eastern ENUMERATOR: Andrew Patterson ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= |FREE WHITE MALES |FREE WHITE FEMALES |FREE BLACK MALES |FREE BLACK FEMALES |TOTAL OCCUPATIONS |PENSIONERS | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 | 10 24 36 55 | 10 24 36 55 | |REV or Name of Head of Family |to to to to to to to to to to to to 100|to to to to to to to to to to to to 100|to to to to to 100|to to to to to 100| MIN- NAV NAV PROF|MILITARY PG# LAST NAME FIRST NAME |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up |10 24 36 55 100 up |10 24 36 55 100 up |TOTAL ING AGR COM MFG OCEAN CANAL ENG |SERVICE REMARKS ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= . . . . . 66 Koller Jacob 1 . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 1 2 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . .
======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= CENSUS YEAR: 1840 STATE: PA COUNTY: York MICROFILM#: M704-501 DISTRICT: Eastern ENUMERATOR: Andrew Patterson ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= |FREE WHITE MALES |FREE WHITE FEMALES |FREE BLACK MALES |FREE BLACK FEMALES |TOTAL OCCUPATIONS |PENSIONERS | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 | 10 24 36 55 | 10 24 36 55 | |REV or Name of Head of Family |to to to to to to to to to to to to 100|to to to to to to to to to to to to 100|to to to to to 100|to to to to to 100| MIN- NAV NAV PROF|MILITARY PG# LAST NAME FIRST NAME |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up |10 24 36 55 100 up |10 24 36 55 100 up |TOTAL ING AGR COM MFG OCEAN CANAL ENG |SERVICE REMARKS ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= 53 Koller Jacob 2 . . 3 . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 2 . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . .
From A History of the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania, by Dr. George P. Donehoo, Vol. II, pub. by The Susquehanna History Assn., Harrisburg, 1930. Posted to the PA-Roots emailing list:
Koller, Jacob Henry
One of the prosperous and progressive businessmen of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and an extensive dealer in grain and coal, was born near Mechanicsburg, on a farm adjoining the city, December 28, 1859, and is the son of Jonas Koller, a native of Cumberland county. Jacob Koller, the grandfather of Jacob Henry, was an early settler of York county, -who moved from this county to Cumberland county, and purchased a tract of land near Mechanicsburg, which was handed down in the family, and in time proved to be very valuable property. By occupation, he was a farmer and wheelwright, he reared a large family, was widely and favorably known among the old settlers of Cumberland county. The father, Jonas Koller, was a farmer, and he followed this line until his death in 1897, at the age of sixty-eight years. He married Katherine Binghaman, who was born in Cumberland county in 1833, a daughter of Charles and Sarah (Bitter) Binghaman, formerly of Lancaster county. Jacob Henry Koller, received his education in the public schools of Mechanicsburg, and spent the greater portion of his boy-hood days on his father's farm. At the age of twenty, he went into the spoke and wheel industry. In 1897, he opened a warehouse, handling, flour, feed, seeds, coal and grain, has place of business, being very conveniently located near the tracts of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In addition to his own business, he is interested in the banking of the city being a stockholder and director of the First Bank and Trust Company. He is interested in the gas and water companies, and is one of the original organizers and promoters! of the D. Wilcox Manufacturing Company, of which he is stockholder and director. His executive ability, keen insight into existing conditions, and his excellent judgment make him a very valued member of any commercial or financial concern, and his name upon the list of a board of director gives stability and standing to any institution. In 1883, Mr. Koller, was united in marriage to Annie B. Gorgas, of Mechanicsburg, a daughter of Solomon P. Gorgas, a prominent citizen of Mechanicsburg, but now deceased. Politically, Mr. Koller, is a Democrat, but has never accepted public office, his time being occupied with his business interests. Fraternally, he is a Mason, and is connected with Eureka Lodge No. 302, F. and A. M.; Samuel C. Perkins Chapter, R. A. M., and Commandery No. 11, Knights Templar.
Daughter Magdelena/Magdalena married Josiah V. Hoshour/Hoshouer on June 18, 1838 in Shrewsbury Twp., York, PA.
They show up in the transcribed 1850 Shrewsbury Twp. federal census as the "Koshour" family. She is listed as "Magdalena, age 33", enumerated on 14Dec1850.
From York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History:
John H. Hoshour
book-keeper at A. B. Farquhar's. was horn in Glen Rock, York County, is a son of J. V. and Maggie (Koller) Hoshour, and is one of four living children. His father is also a native of York County, and was born August 21, 1814; his mother was born in Shrewsberry Township, in October, 1817. His paternal grandfather was born in Heidelberg Township. His great grandfather came from Germany and settled in York County. The father of Mr. Hoshour, at the age of twenty years, began teaching school, and four years later went into the store of Small, Myers & Latimer, at Shrewsberry, where he remained two years, and then begun railroading and civil engineering. In 1836 he came to Glen Rock. He has been an active and successful business man, and it was not until February, 1885, that he retired from active life. At seventeen our subject entered Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, Penn., and continued three years; when, on account of ill health, he was compelled to abandon his studies. In 1870 he entered the employ of Fry, Herbst & Co., at Glen Rock, as book-keeper. For some years, Mr. Hoshour was engaged in the manufacturing business, at Glen Rock; selling his interest in 1879. he came to York, and has since been in the employ of A. B. Farquhar. The marriage of Mr. Hoshour occurred March 14, 1872, to Miss Alice Cramer, daughter of E. L. and Polly Cramer, of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Hoshour was born November 2, 1854, in Codorus Township, York Co., Penn. To this union were born two children, viz.: Howard P., born November 4, 1872, and Elvin H., born April 5, 1874. Mrs. Hoshour died June 15, 1877. In April, the year following, Mr. Hoshour married Miss Lida J. Armacost, of Baitimore County, Md., born July 4, 1860. To this marriage two children have been born: Carroll M., December 16, 1878, and J. Murray, January 30, 1881 (died October 26, 1881). He is a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church.
Jacob Koller/Kohler's occurring in the Pennsylvania Federal Census Index, 1790-1850
Name Year County Township Page --------------------------------------------------------------------- Jacob Koller 1790 Lancaster Cocalico 129 Jacob Koller 1820 York Shrewsbury 30 Jacob Koller 1820 York Shrewsbury 31 Jacob Koller 1820 York Shrewsbury 31 Jacob Koller 1830 York Shrewsbury 450 Jacob Koller Jr. 1830 York Shrewsbury 446 Jacob Koller Sr. 1830 York Shrewsbury 446 Jacob Koller* 1840 York Springfield 66 Jacob Koller 1840 York Shrewsbury 53 Jacob Koller 1840 York Fairview 188 [12 in household, 1 M50-60] Jacob Koller 1850 York Shrewsbury 262 [Jacob Y. 50, Eva 53, +7 children] Jacob Koller 1850 Northampton Plainfield 379 Jacob Kohler Jr. 1800 Northampton unknown 573 Jacob Kohler 1800 Northampton unknown 641 Jacob Kohler Jr. 1800 York Shrewsbury 1370 Jacob Kohler 1800 York Shrewsbury 1371 Jacob Kohler 1810 Northampton Whitehall 70 Jacob Kohler Sr. 1810 Northampton Whitehall 70 Jacob Kohler 1830 York Windsor 466 Jacob Kohler 1840 York Upper Windsor 266 [Occupation: 2Ma, 5M, 3F] Jacob Kohler 1840 York Newburg 200 [Occupation: 1Ma, 2M, 4F] Jacob Kohler 1840 Dauphin Harrisburg 217 Jacob Kohler 1840 Schuylkill Pottsville 200 Jacob Kohler 1850 York York 107 [Jacob 44, Mary 43, Lenah 19, George 17, Catharine 15, Jacob 12, John 9, Adam 8, Mary Ann 6, Eli 5, Charles 3, $3000 farm. Son of John George Koller, grandson of Balthasar Kohler, wife is Anna Mary Sechrist.] Jacob Kohler 1850 York Spring Garden 161 [Jacob Kohler 36 Distiller, Barbara Kohler 47, Jeremiah Oliver 10 Laborer] Jacob Kohler 1850 Schuylkill Pottsville 320
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE: Pennsylvania COUNTY: York DIVISION: Shrewsbury Township REEL NO: M432-839 PAGE NO: 249B ==================================================================================================================================== LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB REMARKS ==================================================================================================================================== . . . . . 1 19 19 Koller Adam 38 M . Labourer . Pennsylvania . . . . . 2 19 19 Koller Elisabeth 32 F . . . Pennsylvania . . . . . 3 19 19 Koller Elisabeth 1 F . . . Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . .
A Jacob Koller in Shrewsbury Twp. received a transfer of land from John Adam Schaffer in 1801. This is from Chad Hoshour's GEDCOM on ancestry.com:
ID: I344 Name: Johan Adam SCHAFFER Sex: M Birth: 31 OCT 1752 in Atlalaha, Berks County, Pennsylvania Birth: 31 OCT 1752 Death: 14 JAN 1840 in Madisonburg, Miles Township, Center County, Pennsylvania Note: John Adam Schaffer was likely baptized in the Altalaha Church. (The Altalaha, aka Atolheo or Bever Creek Church was founded in 1740s. Acreage was laid out prior to 22 Mar 1748 for church building. Rev. John Caspar Stoever's baptismal record includes about 150 baptisms between 1746-1757 at "Atolheo," considered to be the same location.) Adam, the oldest son of Johannes Schaffer, moved from Berks County to Northumberland Co with his parents in about 1770. He was eighteen years old. He last appeared in the Himmel Church at Holy Supper on April 20, 1777. On December 28, 1782 he served in the Revolutionary War with Peter Klinefelter as a Private in Henry Ferree's Company, 5th Battalion, York County Militia. He married Elizabeth Klinefelter about 1782 from Shrewsbury Twp, York County, Pa. On April 18, 1787 he received 113.25 acres in Shrewsbury Twp. from George and Barbara Klinefelter and on Nov 24, 1787 he received 25 acres from David Schaffer (relationship unknown) . John Adam paid taxes 100 acres in Mahanoy Twp in 1787 as a nonresident. On April 1, 1801 Adam and Elizabeth deeded the land they bought from George Klinefelter to Jacob Koller and moved to Miles Township, Center Co, Pa in 1801 where he was buried in Lutheran Cemetery in Madisonburg. (Early German Settlers of York Co, Pa, Dull, 1997)
There is a book on the ManchesterTwp.->Ohio Kohler line called "A History of the Kohler Family 1720-1996" compiled by Anna Mae (Rohrer) Kohler, the Wolgemuth-Bryan Co., Shelby, OH, 1996.
This site has Jacob Kohler and Elizabeth Miller having 10 children and moving out to Ohio sometime between 1827 and 1830: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~katspace/jays/ghtindex.html
And here's another site with pretty much the same info: http://members.aol.com/gsmithsan/gspage1.htm
Jacob Kohler and wife Elisabeth Miller are buried in Clay Lutheran/Memorial Cemetery at the corner of County Roads 90 and 206 in Franklin Township, Richland County, Ohio. Pictures of their gravestone are available here.
Jacob Kohler and apparent offspring are mentioned a couple of times in this History of Richland County, Ohio:
A York County Orphan's Court Estate document (intestate will) for Jacob Kohler's father Baltzer is at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/court/kohler001.txt
George Philip Lentz/Lantz (father-in-law of Baltzer Kohler) will: http://homepages. rootsweb.com/~greg/PRC/nti08410.htm