Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kahler’s Kampbell Street Kash Grocery

Kahler’s “Kampbell Street Kash Grocery” was located at the northwest corner of Campbell and Hendry Streets. John R. Kahler’s obituary, which appeared in the June 27, 1959 Sandusky Register, stated that Mr. Kahler had been a grocer and meat dealer on Campbell Street for over fifty years. He had also served as Zion Lutheran Church’s Sunday School superintendent for fifty years.

John R. Kahler was born in Ottawa County, Ohio in 1880, his parents having immigrated to the United States from Germany. John’s wife Emma listed Germany as her birthplace in the 1920 United States Census. John and Emma Kahler had family of three sons and a daughter, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. One son, who had the same name as his father, served as Sandusky’s Mayor in 1948 and 1949. The younger John R. Kahler had also been a history teacher and athletic director of Sandusky High School, and former treasurer of the Sandusky Foundry and Machine and Good Samaritan Hospital.

Emma Kahler passed away in 1938, and John R. Kahler died on June 26, 1959. Mr. and Mrs. Kahler are buried in Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery.

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