|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.