Eileen Edna Kahler

F, b. 1912

Elizabeth Kahler

F, b. 1828, d. 4 June 1901
  • Elizabeth Kahler was also known as Elizabeth Ben Kahler.
  • She was born in 1828 in Germany.
  • Elizabeth Kahler married Heinrich (Henry) Kahler, son of Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Faust, circa 1852.
  • Elizabeth Kahler and Heinrich (Henry) Kahler immigrated to Moreton Bay on 31 July 1862. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • Elizabeth Kahler died on 4 June 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00D-0013.

Children of Elizabeth Kahler and Heinrich (Henry) Kahler

Elizabeth Kahler

F, b. 31 December 1854, d. 19 February 1932
  • Elizabeth Kahler was born on 31 December 1854 in Germany.
  • She was the daughter of Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler.
  • Elizabeth Kahler immigrated on 31 July 1862 to Moreton Bay with Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • Elizabeth Kahler was naturalised on 17 October 1913; In her application she stated that she had lived in Cabarlah for 22 years and then Geham for another 30 years after her arrival in Queensland. She was unmarried and signed the application, which was witnessed by Edwin Gould, school teacher, with her mark.
  • Elizabeth Kahler died on 19 February 1932 in Queensland at age 77.
  • She was buried on 20 February 1932 in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00B-0016.

Child of Elizabeth Kahler

Emelia Matilda Kahler

F, b. 1886, d. 1896

Emma Therese Friedricke Kahler

F, b. 1904

Ernest Christian August Kahler

M, b. 12 July 1907, d. 31 August 1970
  • Ernest Christian August Kahler was born on 12 July 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Christian Kahler and Anna Katherina Louise Donges.
  • Ernest Christian August Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Taylor. He was a labourer.
  • Ernest Christian August Kahler died on 31 August 1970 in Queensland at age 63.
  • He was buried on 2 September 1970 in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00J-0031. He is buried with his brother Wilhelm.

Ernest Ferdenandt Johann Kahler

M, b. 1888, d. 19 August 1960

Children of Ernest Ferdenandt Johann Kahler and Helena August Bertha Trost

Fedor Carl (Theodor) Kahler

M, b. 1898

Florentina Kahler

F, b. 1899
  • Florentina Kahler was born in 1899 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink.
  • Florentina Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Geham. She carried out home duties and most likely lived with her parents.
  • At the age of 29 years, Florentina Kahler married Alexander George Knott in 1928 in Queensland.

Frank Edwin Kahler

M, b. 1910, d. 1972
  • Frank Edwin Kahler was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink.
  • Frank Edwin Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Geham. He was a farmer at.
  • Frank Edwin Kahler died in 1972 in Queensland.

Frank William Kahler

M, b. 1913

Frederick Hermann Kahler

M, b. 1881, d. 4 September 1962
  • Frederick Hermann Kahler was born in 1881 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Jost Joseph Kahler and Marie Louise Schmaling.
  • At the age of 21 years, Frederick Hermann Kahler married Annie Lovejoy, daughter of William Thomas Lovejoy and Ann Wockner, in 1902.
  • Frederick Hermann Kahler and Annie Lovejoy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Lovejoy's Farm, Goombungee. He was a labourer. Annie appeard on the roll under her maiden name.
  • In 1903,his wife, Annie Lovejoy died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 30 years, Frederick Hermann Kahler married Elena Henriette Gripske in 1911 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Hermann Kahler died on 4 September 1962 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 5 September 1962 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Child of Frederick Hermann Kahler and Annie Lovejoy

Children of Frederick Hermann Kahler and Elena Henriette Gripske

George Ernest Kahler

M, b. 1883, d. 5 December 1919

Children of George Ernest Kahler and Alvina Florentina Trost

Georgina (May) Kahler

F, b. 19 May 1906, d. 27 October 1994

Gladys Pearlie Kahler

F, b. 1913

Hannah Marie Kahler

F, b. 1887, d. 7 February 1964
  • Hannah Marie Kahler was born in 1887 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Kahler and Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke.
  • Hannah Marie Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Geham. She carried out home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with Henry Kahler in 1926 in Geham. Henry was a farmer and his daughters Hannah and Margaret carried out home duties. Margaret gave her address as Myrtle Grove. Son James was also a farmer at Geham.
  • Hannah Marie Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll with Henry Kahler in 1934 in Geham. He was a farmer. His daughter Hannah most likely lived with him.
  • Hannah Marie Kahler died on 7 February 1964 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 8 February 1964 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Heinrich Kahler

M, b. circa 1800
  • Heinrich Kahler was born circa 1800.

Heinrich (Henry) Kahler

M, b. 1829, d. 27 November 1901
  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler was born in 1829 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Faust.
  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler married Elizabeth Kahler circa 1852.
  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler immigrated to Moreton Bay on 31 July 1862. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • In February 1866 The Darling Downs Gazette published an advertisement for the sale of 21 1/2 acres of prime land owned by a Henry Kahler. The land was situated near the Gowrie-Highfields roads and consisted of 11 acres under cultivation, the rest being fenced into 2 acre lots. Did this land belong to this Henry Kahler? Would he have had the money and time to establish such a farm in the 3 1/2 years he was in the Colony?
    In March both Henry and Joseph bought land along the Highfields Road. Henry purchased over 17 acres paying up to £5 per acre, while "John"- Joseph? secured almost 20 acres paying up to £4 per acre.
    In July 1866 another advertisement appeared in The Darling Downs Gazette regarding the sale of Henry's land at Gowrie. This time the realter had been instructed to sell by the Mortgages.
    Later in the year both Joseph and Henry's names appear in reports of dealing with the Court of Petty Sessions.
  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler was present at the arrest of John Alexander Herrlich for the murder of Johann (Michael) Klein on 10 February 1870 in Cedar Scrub. The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- : "John Alexander Herrlich was brought up at the Police Court on Tuesday last, charged with the wilful murder of Michael Klein at the Cedar Scrub, near Perseverance Station, on the 12th day of February last. The prisoner appeared to be suffering from extreme exhaustion, and was accommodated with a seat during the examination. Sub-Inspector Harris conducted the case for the Crown.
    Acting Sub-Inspector McCarthy said he apprehended the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night on Friday, the 8th April last, at a house on the Highfields road, about twelve miles from Toowoomba ; produced the warrant, and said to prisoner- "The charge against yon is that, on the 12th day of February last, you did unlawfully kill one Michael Klein near the Cedar Scrub at Perseverance Station ;" prisoner paused for a few seconds, after which he said, "I came to these people to give myself up ;" witness brought him next day to Toowoomba, and confined him in the watch house. By the Bench: I arrested the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night at Jost Kahler's house on the Highfields road ; four other men were present, namely, Murray, Heinrich Kahler, Jost Kahler, and another German, whom he (witness) did not know. Examination by Mr Sub-inspector Harris continued: On 12th April witness and Acting-Sergeant Shea proceeded again to Highfields, and saw the gun now produced taken from beneath some bark at the rear of Heinrich Kahler's house and in close proximity to where the prisoner was apprehended; believed the gun to be loaded in both barrels, as the nipples were capped and the ramrod would not go down the whole length of the barrel ; could not at present say what the barrels contained. The Court adjourned for a few minutes in order to give Sergeant Shea sufficient time to draw the charges, but as the operation occupied the court some considerable period, the gun was taken to the watch-house, and subsequently unloaded in the presence of McCarthy. The Police Magistrate having read over the evidence of the previous witness, inquired of the prisoner whether he had any intention to ask questions, and the prisoner replied that the only questions he would ask would be put in the Court. Catherine Frances Ambrose, daughter of Mrs. Kynock of Perseverance Station, said she had known the prisoner for some time past ; remembered seeing him at his hut in the Perseverance Scrub about December last, and had a convention with him in reference to the Kleins ; he said, "When will the Kliens be out again,'' and witnessed answered, "They will be out next week ;" prisoner then remarked, "If I catch them taking away any more of my cedar, this time by God I will shoot him ;" Michael and George Klein were the only persons taking cedar from the scrub at that time, and to the best of her belief she thought he intended to shoot Michael Klien: knew the gun produced, having seen it frequently in the prisoner's possession; know it particularly by the stock, as the witness lent him the tools to make it with ; had no doubt whatever that the gun belonged to the prisoner; saw the dead body of Michael Klien being conveyed from the scrub in a spring cart on the Sunday after the murder. William Kane said that in the month of January last he was in the employment of Mrs Kynoch, of Perseverance Station; was sent to the Cedar Scrub at that time by Mrs Kynoch for a load of cedar, and saw the prisoner; when he first came up to witness he said, "You knock off; I will not allow any person to take that cedar; I have been down to Ipswich and received legal advice to arrest any teams that come to the scrub to take away cedar." Witness told him that he had received an authority from Michael Klein to take away a load; and he replied, '" will not allow Michael Klein or any other person to take cedar from there, and if Michael Klein docs so I have advice what to do, and I will do it if I swing by the neck the next minute." Michael Klein was a carrier working at the scrub about that time, and witness had seen him removing timber on several occasions previous to the time now mentioned; saw the body of Michael Klein lying dead in a cart, when it was being brought from the Cedar Scrub, about nine or ten weeks ago; knew prisoner quite well, and seldom, if ever, saw him without a gun; believed the gun now produced to be the one usually carried by the prisoner. Dr Roberts said that about 2 o'clock on the morning of the 13th of February last he held a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein, at the Perseverance Cedar Scrub ; the body was quite cold having been some time dead; on the right side of the lower part of the breast bone there was a gun-shot wound ; the edges were blackened with gunpowder, and the charge had entered the body by this wound ; it had then carried away a portion of the heart, passed through the right lung, and out at a second wound in the back, between the blade bone and the right side of the spine ; the wound in the back was slightly above the wound in the breast ; the effect of such a wound would be instantaneous death ; the wound might have been caused by a bullet, or a charge of shot discharged at very close quarters, and from the appearance of the wound witness would say that the shot must have been fired within two feet of the body; the deceased was a remarkably healthy looking man. Terence McCall said he was a carrier, residing at Highfields, and on the 12th day of February last he was getting cedar from the Perseverance Scrub; knew the prisoner, and saw him about 1 o'clock on the afternoon of that day passing through the scrub; he was then carrying a gun the same as that now produced; witness had often seen the gun in prisoner's possession. Constable McCafferty said that he accompanied Dr Roberts to the Perseverance Scrub, on the night of the 12th February last, and on the morning of the next day, between I and 2 o'clock, Dr Roberts made a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein; witness assisted in removing the clothing from the body, which he now p[roduced, as well as a number of bullets received from the Police Magistrate a few days afterwards. On the application of Mr Sub-Inspector Harris the further hearing of the case was adjourned to Thursday, at 10 o'clock."

  • On 17 November 1871, Heinrich (Henry) Kahler's name was mentioned during the court case against Joseph Cossart and William Richard Wilkes William Wilkes and Joseph Cossart were charged with removing timber from a Crown Reserve without have a license. On the 18th they appeared in Court. The Toowoomba Chronicle and Advertiser reported:-""Joseph Cossart and William Wilkes appeared in custody charged with stealing timber, the property of Martin Meldon. Mr. Ocock appeared for the complainant. It appeared from the evidence that Meldon missed some cedar logs from Perseverance Scrub which he claimed as his properly, and saw one of the logs on a dray. He applied for and obtained a search warrant, and on Saturday last he in company with Constable Delamer went to the above scrub, where they saw two drays loaded with cedar In the possession of Joseph Cossart and William Wilkes; of these logs Meldon claimed one on one dray and three on the other as his property Cossart and Wilkes were apprehended and taken to the Toowoomba lockup, and the drays were also taken into Toowoomba. Meldon, In his evidence before the Court, said he knew the timber was his by a particular mark, that he valued it at £10, that It might have been cut seven or eight months, that he helped to cut the big log with Matthew McDermott, and the other logs with Joe Hoey, Jenkins, and other men. Henry Kahler deposed to cutting timber for Meldon, with other men, seven or eight months ago, and helping to brand the logs in the latter end of April- three of the logs on the dray outside the Courthouse was part of the timber then cut and branded. Matthew McDermott corroborated the evidence of Meldon, and stated the big log outside the Court was one that he helped Meldon to cut six or seven months ago. Matthias Graham deposed: l am a carrier; I employed Cossart and Wilkes to take the timber outside the Court from Perseverance Scrub to Mr Cocks' saw mill to Toowoomba ; I helped them to load it, and told them to deliver it at Cocks' yard to my order; the timber was felted by Harry Wynyard over three years ago; his brands were on the timber at the butts of the logs; the butts have- been cut off; I purchased the timber from Wynyard about three years ago; I did not see the timber, but he authorised me to take the timber with his brand ; I saw his brand on the logs now outside the Court; I saw Meldon and his men cutting the part of the big log now outside the Court on which the brand was; I believe the timber outside the Court to be my property. Cross-examined by Mr. Ocock I have known Wynyard four or five years ; he lived at Highfields when I purchased the timber; he did not deliver any Umber- he told me to take It; I paid him £1 for the timber; Wynyard did not tell me bow many logs he had In the scrub ; I saw these logs In the scrub eight or nine months ago; Meldon's men were there at the time- Harry Kahler was one of them ; I saw them cutting the butt of the big log and gave them notice not to touch any timber with the WH brand; they cut off the butt;, Wynyard is in the colony ; I saw him not long ago; he Is out of town now ; I hold a timber license which I renew half-yearly. The witness was told by the Police Magistrate that he could refuse to answer any question that might incriminate himself Martin Meldon recalled: I did not fell the tree from which the large log was taken ; there Is not a tree standing in the scrub that is any good: I believe they have all been felled over seven years; by cutting the log I mean I cut the tree Into lengths fit for removing; I did not cut off any brands to my knowledge ; I cut the logs believing them to be the property of the Government and I being duly licensed to cut and remove timber; Graham never cautioned me not to cut off brands; he offered to purchase from me the very timber he now claims. The prisoners were discharged from custody."

  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler was naturalised in 1876 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Henry was listed as a farmer of Geham in the 1901 Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • On 4 June 1901,his wife, Elizabeth Kahler died in Queensland.
  • Heinrich (Henry) Kahler died on 27 November 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00D-0012.

Children of Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler

Henry Kahler

M, b. 1885, d. 1885
  • Henry Kahler died in 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was born in 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Elizabeth Kahler.

Henry Kahler

M, b. 1862, d. 11 December 1940
  • Henry Kahler was born in 1862 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler.
  • Henry Kahler immigrated on 31 July 1862 to Moreton Bay with Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • At the age of 24 years, Henry Kahler married Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke, daughter of George Friedrich Ramke and Agnetha Hindrich, in 1886 in Queensland.
  • Henry Kahler was naturalised in 1891 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 Henry jnr was listed as a farmer of Geham in the 1901 Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • He and Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Geham. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry Kahler and Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Geham. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Geham. Henry was a farmer and his daughters Hannah and Margaret carried out home duties. Margaret gave her address as Myrtle Grove. Son James was also a farmer at Geham.
  • On 12 March 1927,his wife, Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke died in Queensland.
  • Henry Kahler appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Geham. He was a farmer. His daughter Hannah most likely lived with him.
  • He's son Alfred Frederick Kahler married Constance Alice Pether in July 1935 in Queensland. At the time Henry was living at Myrtledale, Geham.
  • Henry Kahler died on 11 December 1940 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 12 December 1940 in Cabarlah Cemetery. LUTH1-00H-0015.

Children of Henry Kahler and Wiebke Margaretha (Margaret) Ramke

Irene Zara Kahler

F, b. 1907

Irven Northcote Kahler

M, b. 18 June 1907, d. 11 June 1996
  • Irven Northcote Kahler was born on 18 June 1907 in Queensland. He was a twin to Leslie.
  • He was the son of Joseph Phillip Kahler and Ann Hebbel.
  • At the age of 22 years, Irven Northcote Kahler married Vera Evelyn Franke, daughter of Herman Theodore Robert Franke and Maria Dorothea Wilhelmine Kiemann, in 1930 in Queensland.
  • Irven Northcote Kahler and Vera Evelyn Franke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Geham. Irven was a farmer. Vera gave her address as Ivydale.
  • In November 1950,Irven Northcote Kahler's mother, Ann Hebbel died in Queensland. Her funeral notice appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 21 Nov 1950. It read:- " KAHLER.— Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Borman, Cawdor, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. P. Kahler. Gympie. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kahler. Ipswich, Mr and Mrs. I. N. Kahler, Geham. Sgt. L. C. Kahler, Charleville. and Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Kahler, Gatton, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved Mother, Mother-in law, and Grandmother, Anna Kahler relict of the late J. P. Kahler, Ivydale, Geham, which is appointed to leave from the resldence of Mr. and Mrs. H G. Borman, Cawdor, after service commencing at II a.m., This Day (Tuesday) for the Cabarlah Cemetery. T. S. BURSTOW. Funeral Director."
  • On 22 December 1971,his wife, Vera Evelyn Franke died in Queensland at age 60.
  • Irven Northcote Kahler died on 11 June 1996 at age 88.
  • He was buried on 14 June 1996 in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • A plaque was erected by the citizens of the Geham-Carbarlah community for his community service. The inscription reads:-
    Erected to the memory of I.N. (JOHNNY) KAHLER J.P 1907-1996 By the citizens of the Geham-Cabarlah District for his service to the community
    Crow's Nest Shire Councillor 1949 - 82
    Geham State School Chairman 1942 -71
    Cabarlah Sports Committee Chairman 1942 - 87
    Cabarlah Fire Brigade First Officer 1951 - 89
    Cabarlah Cemetery Trustee Chairman 1947- 84/
    Geham Presbyterian Church 1934 -77.
    Plaque erected to Iven Northcote (Johhny) Kahler for his service to the Cabarlah-Geham community - Photo thanks to Monumnets Australia

James Kahler

M, b. 1893, d. 24 September 1981

Johann Kahler

M, b. 12 July 1858, d. September 1925
  • Johann Kahler was born on 12 July 1858 in Germany. (Although his death notice in The Brisbane Courier states he was born in 1856 in Toowoomba, it would appear he was born in Germany around 1858 and was about 4 years old when his parents arrived in Queensland.)
  • He was the son of Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler.
  • Johann Kahler immigrated on 31 July 1862 to Moreton Bay with Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • At the age of 26 years, Johann Kahler married Anna Elise Jende in 1885 in Queensland.
  • Johann Kahler and Anna Elise Jende appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. John was a farmer and Anna Eliza carried out home duties.
  • Johann Kahler and appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1925 living at Cunnamulla. Anna Elise Jende was possibly living with him although the name on the roll was Anna Elizabeth ? - their daughter?
  • Johann Kahler died in September 1925 in Queensland at age 67. His obituary appeared in The Courier Mail :- "CUNNAMULLA.
    Obituary.-An old identity, Mr. John Kahler, died here this week. He was a native of Toowoomba, where he was born on July 12, 1856. He leaves a wife and a grown family."

Children of Johann Kahler and Anna Elise Jende

Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler

M, b. circa 1800
  • Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler was born circa 1800.
  • Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler married Elizabeth Faust circa 1825.

Children of Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Faust

Johann Henrich (John Henry) Kahler

M, b. 1869, d. 31 January 1950

Children of Johann Henrich (John Henry) Kahler and Anna Wilhelmina Dunemann

Johann Jost Joseph Kahler

M, b. 1837, d. 1 April 1912
  • Johann Jost Joseph Kahler was born in 1837 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Faust.
  • Johann Jost Joseph Kahler immigrated on 31 July 1862 to Moreton Bay with Heinrich (Henry) Kahler and Elizabeth Kahler. Heinrich aged 32, and Elizabeth aged 34 and their children Elizabeth aged 7, Johann 4 and Heinrich an infant travelled on the La Rochelle which departed Hamburg on 28 April 1862 and arrived in Brisbane on 31 July 1862. Heinrich's younger brother Johann Jost aged 25 and his sister Helene aged 31 also travelled with the family. In her application for naturalization Heinrich and Elizabeth's daughter Elizabeth stated that she had arrived in Brisbane from Germany on the La Rochelle on 7 July 1861.
  • In February 1866 The Darling Downs Gazette published an advertisement for the sale of 21 1/2 acres of prime land owned by a Henry Kahler. The land was situated near the Gowrie-Highfields roads and consisted of 11 acres under cultivation, the rest being fenced into 2 acre lots. Did this land belong to this Henry Kahler? Would he have had the money and time to establish such a farm in the 3 1/2 years he was in the Colony?
    In March both Henry and Joseph bought land along the Highfields Road. Henry purchased over 17 acres paying up to £5 per acre, while "John"- Joseph? secured almost 20 acres paying up to £4 per acre.
    In July 1866 another advertisement appeared in The Darling Downs Gazette regarding the sale of Henry's land at Gowrie. This time the realter had been instructed to sell by the Mortgages.
    Later in the year both Joseph and Henry's names appear in reports of dealing with the Court of Petty Sessions.
  • At the age of 30 years, Johann Jost Joseph Kahler married Marie Louise Schmaling, daughter of Christian Frederick Schmaling and Caroline Muller, on 28 May 1867 in Queensland.
  • Johann Jost Joseph Kahler was present at the arrest of John Alexander Herrlich for the murder of Johann (Michael) Klein on 10 February 1870 in Cedar Scrub. The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- : "John Alexander Herrlich was brought up at the Police Court on Tuesday last, charged with the wilful murder of Michael Klein at the Cedar Scrub, near Perseverance Station, on the 12th day of February last. The prisoner appeared to be suffering from extreme exhaustion, and was accommodated with a seat during the examination. Sub-Inspector Harris conducted the case for the Crown.
    Acting Sub-Inspector McCarthy said he apprehended the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night on Friday, the 8th April last, at a house on the Highfields road, about twelve miles from Toowoomba ; produced the warrant, and said to prisoner- "The charge against yon is that, on the 12th day of February last, you did unlawfully kill one Michael Klein near the Cedar Scrub at Perseverance Station ;" prisoner paused for a few seconds, after which he said, "I came to these people to give myself up ;" witness brought him next day to Toowoomba, and confined him in the watch house. By the Bench: I arrested the prisoner between 10 and 11 o'clock at night at Jost Kahler's house on the Highfields road ; four other men were present, namely, Murray, Heinrich Kahler, Jost Kahler, and another German, whom he (witness) did not know. Examination by Mr Sub-inspector Harris continued: On 12th April witness and Acting-Sergeant Shea proceeded again to Highfields, and saw the gun now produced taken from beneath some bark at the rear of Heinrich Kahler's house and in close proximity to where the prisoner was apprehended; believed the gun to be loaded in both barrels, as the nipples were capped and the ramrod would not go down the whole length of the barrel ; could not at present say what the barrels contained. The Court adjourned for a few minutes in order to give Sergeant Shea sufficient time to draw the charges, but as the operation occupied the court some considerable period, the gun was taken to the watch-house, and subsequently unloaded in the presence of McCarthy. The Police Magistrate having read over the evidence of the previous witness, inquired of the prisoner whether he had any intention to ask questions, and the prisoner replied that the only questions he would ask would be put in the Court. Catherine Frances Ambrose, daughter of Mrs. Kynock of Perseverance Station, said she had known the prisoner for some time past ; remembered seeing him at his hut in the Perseverance Scrub about December last, and had a convention with him in reference to the Kleins ; he said, "When will the Kliens be out again,'' and witnessed answered, "They will be out next week ;" prisoner then remarked, "If I catch them taking away any more of my cedar, this time by God I will shoot him ;" Michael and George Klein were the only persons taking cedar from the scrub at that time, and to the best of her belief she thought he intended to shoot Michael Klien: knew the gun produced, having seen it frequently in the prisoner's possession; know it particularly by the stock, as the witness lent him the tools to make it with ; had no doubt whatever that the gun belonged to the prisoner; saw the dead body of Michael Klien being conveyed from the scrub in a spring cart on the Sunday after the murder. William Kane said that in the month of January last he was in the employment of Mrs Kynoch, of Perseverance Station; was sent to the Cedar Scrub at that time by Mrs Kynoch for a load of cedar, and saw the prisoner; when he first came up to witness he said, "You knock off; I will not allow any person to take that cedar; I have been down to Ipswich and received legal advice to arrest any teams that come to the scrub to take away cedar." Witness told him that he had received an authority from Michael Klein to take away a load; and he replied, '" will not allow Michael Klein or any other person to take cedar from there, and if Michael Klein docs so I have advice what to do, and I will do it if I swing by the neck the next minute." Michael Klein was a carrier working at the scrub about that time, and witness had seen him removing timber on several occasions previous to the time now mentioned; saw the body of Michael Klein lying dead in a cart, when it was being brought from the Cedar Scrub, about nine or ten weeks ago; knew prisoner quite well, and seldom, if ever, saw him without a gun; believed the gun now produced to be the one usually carried by the prisoner. Dr Roberts said that about 2 o'clock on the morning of the 13th of February last he held a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein, at the Perseverance Cedar Scrub ; the body was quite cold having been some time dead; on the right side of the lower part of the breast bone there was a gun-shot wound ; the edges were blackened with gunpowder, and the charge had entered the body by this wound ; it had then carried away a portion of the heart, passed through the right lung, and out at a second wound in the back, between the blade bone and the right side of the spine ; the wound in the back was slightly above the wound in the breast ; the effect of such a wound would be instantaneous death ; the wound might have been caused by a bullet, or a charge of shot discharged at very close quarters, and from the appearance of the wound witness would say that the shot must have been fired within two feet of the body; the deceased was a remarkably healthy looking man. Terence McCall said he was a carrier, residing at Highfields, and on the 12th day of February last he was getting cedar from the Perseverance Scrub; knew the prisoner, and saw him about 1 o'clock on the afternoon of that day passing through the scrub; he was then carrying a gun the same as that now produced; witness had often seen the gun in prisoner's possession. Constable McCafferty said that he accompanied Dr Roberts to the Perseverance Scrub, on the night of the 12th February last, and on the morning of the next day, between I and 2 o'clock, Dr Roberts made a post mortem examination on the body of a man named Michael Klein; witness assisted in removing the clothing from the body, which he now p[roduced, as well as a number of bullets received from the Police Magistrate a few days afterwards. On the application of Mr Sub-Inspector Harris the further hearing of the case was adjourned to Thursday, at 10 o'clock."

  • The following article appeared in the The Darling Downs Gazette on 30 July 1870. "WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH. Before His Honor Mr Justice Lutwyche.
    ON the re-opening of the Court this morning, His Honor said he was gratified to say that there was no civil business for adjudication at this assize, and consequently the gentlemen of the special jury would be immediately discharged from attendance on the Court. The criminal business was then resumed, and the jury sworn on the previous day having answered to their names. James Alexander Herrlich was put upon his trial, charged with feloniously killing one Michael Klien, at the Cedar Scrub near Perseverance Station, on Saturday, the 12th day of February last, and Joseph Kahler was charged in the same indictment with being an accessory after the fact. (The evidence of the witnesses for the prosecution, and also for the defence, appeared in our issue of the 26th instant] His Honor wished to know from the Crown Prosecutor whether he intended to press the charge of feloniously harbouring against the prisoner Kahler after hearing the evidence of the witnesses Murray and Sims given on the previous day. Mr Paul, on behalf of the Crown, said it was his intention to withdraw the charge against Kahler. His Honor then directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty against Joseph Kahler, and the prisoner, was discharged from custody."
  • On 27 February 1885,Johann Jost Joseph Kahler's son, Phillip William Kahler was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • On 2 May 1885,Johann Jost Joseph Kahler's son, Reinhard Theodor Kahler was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • Johann Jost Joseph Kahler died on 1 April 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 3 April 1912 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of Johann Jost Joseph Kahler and Marie Louise Schmaling

John Henry Kahler

M, b. circa 1868, d. 1868
  • John Henry Kahler was born circa 1868.
  • He was buried in 1868 in Cabarlah.
    Lone Grave of Johan, Pauline and Mary Kahler, children of Johann and Maria Kahler on Donovan Road, Cabarlah
  • John Henry Kahler died in 1868 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Jost Joseph Kahler and Marie Louise Schmaling.

John Henry Kahler

M, b. 1886

John Joseph Kahler

M, b. 1875, d. 1942
  • John Joseph Kahler was also known as Johann Joseph.
  • He was born in 1875 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Johann Jost Joseph Kahler and Marie Louise Schmaling.
  • At the age of 24 years, John Joseph Kahler married Anna Maria Utschink, daughter of Friedrick Utschink and Wilhelminia Gersekowski, in 1899 in Queensland.
  • John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Geham. John was a farmer, as was his brother Christian who also farmed in the Geham district.
  • On 22 September 1904,John Joseph Kahler's daughter, Ada Louise Kahler was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • In November 1908 William Gossow and John Kahler were charged with arson as reported by The Brisbane Courier on 18 Nov 1908 :- John Kahler and William Gossow were arrested this morning and charge con jointly with wilfully and unlawfully burning Gossow's dwelling at Merritt's Creek (our Crow's Nest correspondent wired yesterday) The case was remanded till Tuesday next, no bail being allowed."
  • John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Geham. John was a farmer.
  • John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Geham. John was a farmer.
  • John Joseph Kahler died in 1942 in Queensland. Her funeral notice appeared in The Brisbane Courier on 28 Jul 1942. KAHLER.— The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. J. J. Kahler and Family, 'Argyle.' Geham. are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of her late beloved husband and their Father, Johanne Joseph Kahler, which will move from his late residence, at 2.30 p.m.. This
    Day (Tuesdayi) for the Cabarlah Cemetery. ROSENSTENGELS PTY. LTD., Funeral Director. Toowoomba."
  • He was buried on 28 July 1942 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Children of John Joseph Kahler and Anna Maria Utschink