Jacob Kehler (known commonly as “Berliner” Kehler): farmer and community leader; born on 11 March 1863 in Russia to Gerhard and Susanna (Ketler) Kehler. He was the 10th of fifteen children in the family.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1875 when Jacob was 12 years old and settled in Hochfeld, a small village near Steinbach, Manitoba.
He was baptized on 2 June 1884, joining the Chortitzer Mennonite Church.
At age 13, Jacob obtained a job helping out with hauling and carrying jobs for Continue reading “Jacob “Berliner” Kehler (1863-1923)”