Monday, January 11, 2016

Emma Koehler Umbach

Continuing with a walk back on my wife's side of the family tree, her 2nd-great-grandmother Emma Ella Koehler Umbach survived husband Fred Umbach by 18 years. She was 92 years old when she passed away on 16 December 1980. According to her obituary, she was survived by a sister, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren (including my wife and her brother).
Source: Browning Genealogy database, Evansville.

Emma was born on 24 July 1888 in Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Wabash County was also home for a time to my 4th-great-grandparents Asa Putnam Smith and Lucinda McIntosh. Emma's parents were William Henry Koehler and Mary Elizabeth Schwarzlose. She was the fourth of ten children. I will have much more on the Koehler and Schwarzlose families in the near future.

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