Bertha Vogelman. mother of the Koehler children pictured below.

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Koehler siblings: (l-r) Bertha Wetzel, Wilhelmine Buss, Frank Koehler, Emilie Maass, Mathilde Block
This photo has not been positively identified but is believed to be Christian Friedrich & Bertha (Vogelman) Koehler
Franz and Auguste (Brietzke) Koehler wedding party (ca. 1918) photo courtesy of Karin Brietzke
Franz is the grandson of Bertha (Vogelman) & Friedrich Koehler. His father was Carl Friedrich August Koehler, the only sibling didn't emigrate to America. Family members pictured here with the Pastor are: (back, l-r) Hermann Koehler, Emma (Koehler) Vogel, Bertha (Koehler) Brietke, Charlotte "Lottie" Brietzke, Hermann Brietzke, and Pastor Kohl. (middle) Mother Brietzke, Auguste (Brietzke) Koehler, Franz Koehler, Bertha Koehler and Ernst Brietzke. (front) Frieda Brietzke and Ewald Brietzke

Note to readers of the Maass Book: Franz Koehler, who is seated in the middle, is the Koehler cousin who wrote the letter published on pages 108-111. Click here to see an English translation of the letter.

rev. 4 Apr 2011