Peter Kehm b. 4 Jul 1820 Hesse-Darmstadt, GR d. 30 Oct 1870 Butler Co., Lemon Twp., OH: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Peter Kehm

Male 1820 - 1870  (50 years)


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  • Name Peter Kehm  [1, 2
    Born 4 Jul 1820  Hesse-Darmstadt, GR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Naturalization Aug 1856  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Renounced allegiance to the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt.
    Occupation Wagonmaker In LaSourdsville, Butler Co. OH (1860) 
    USR1 Suicide Drowning  [4
    Died 30 Oct 1870  Butler Co., Lemon Twp., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Oct 1870  Hamilton, Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Greenwood Cemetery, Lot 490
    Person ID I4861  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2017 

    Family Catherine Saltzman,   b. Abt 1826/28, Weinheim, GR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1906, Dayton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1846  Butler Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Phoebe Kehm,   d. Bef 1914
     2. Elizabeth Kehm
     3. Augustus Kehm
     4. Caroline Kehm
     5. Margaret Kehm
     6. John Kehm
     7. Christina Kehm
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2006 
    Family ID F3432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1820 - Hesse-Darmstadt, GR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1846 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Aug 1856 - Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Oct 1870 - Butler Co., Lemon Twp., OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Oct 1870 - Hamilton, Butler Co., OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: The Telegraph. Thursday Morning, Nov.3, 1870 (Butler Co., Ohio)
      ANOTHER SUICIDE.- Mr. Peter Kahm (Kehm), a resident of the village of Lesourdsville, and a wagon maker by trade shuffled off his mortal coil on last Monday by drowning himself in the canal which flows near by. Mr. Kahm, as far as the facts can be ascertained, determined upon the act about half past eleven, and set about at once to carry it out. He was seen standing in the door of his shop about 20 minutes to 12 o’clock, and at 20 minutes after 12 o’clock his body was seen floating down the canal by some laborers on their way to their afternoon work. A Coroners Jury without eliciting any facts to justify their decision, return a verdict of suicide by drowning, and this verdict is strengthened by Dr. Ayres, who ventures, at a charge to the county of $10.00, to give it as his professional opinion, that the deceased came to his death from the same cause.
      Mr. Kahm was about 43 years of age and leaves a wife and family.

      Census records show there were two Peter Kehms in Butler County, being in age about ten years apart. Both were wagon makers in Hamilton until Peter and Catherine moved to LeSourdsville.

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed, ( Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago 1888--------Ramfre), First name only.

    2. [S276] Michael Saltzman Will .

    3. [S509] Naturalization of Peter Kehm.

    4. [S510] The Telegraph, Sent to me by Mary Wright.

    5. [S511] Register of Interments - Peter Kehm & Catherine Saltzman, Born, Germany; Late Residence, Lesourdsville; Date of Decease Oct 30, 1870; Date of interment, Oct. 31; Disease, Suicide drowning; Kindred, John and Margaret Kehm; Lot No., 490; Undertaker, Crowly; Years, 50.

    6. [S508] Record of Marriages - Peter Kehm & Catherine Saltzman, Sent to me by Mary Wright.


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