Reverand Amos Augustus Kiehle

Male 1847 - 1924  (77 years)


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  • Name Amos Augustus Kiehle 
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    Born 22 Mar 1847  Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1924  Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • REV. AMOS AUGUSTUS KIEHLE, D. D., former pastor of Calvary Presbyterian church, Milwaukee, was born in Dansville, Livingston County, New York, on the 22nd of March, 1847. His father, James Kiehle, was a tanner by trade and occupation, owning a tannery which he carried on for years. He was one of those highly respected citizens who form the conservative element in every prosperous community. A. A. Kiehle's mother was Elizabeth Litchard, a woman of sterling Christian character, who impressed herself indelibly upon her children to their lasting good. Both paternal and maternal grandfathers were residents of Pennsylvania, but removed to New York when their children were young, settling on farms in Livingston County, where they remained during the rest of their lives. Their ancestors came from "Old Holland." A. A. Kiehle's older brother was Rev. D. L. Kiehle LL. D., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly, state superintendent of public instruction of Minnesota, and professor of pedagogy at the University of Minnesota.
      A. A. Kiehle received his early education in the district school, which was followed by a course in the Dansville, New York, Seminary, an institution of higher education, with something more than a local reputation for the thoroughness of its instruction. He then taught for two years in Canandaigua Academy, and in the meantime prepared himself for a collegiate course, which he took at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, entering that institution in September, 1867, and graduating from there in 1871. While in college he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was also a faithful and successful student, with a record for thorough scholarship. As student and teacher, he paid special attention to the study of elocution, in which he won several awards and acquired a facility and power as a public speaker which proved of great practical advantage to him in his professional life. He believed that the study of language and elocution are not accorded the place in a liberal course of study which their importance demands. In the fall of 1871, he entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and graduated from there in the class of 1874. Soon after he received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the Franklin Avenue Presbyterian church of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and, on the 21st of October, 1874, he was ordained to the gospel ministry and installed pastor of that church. The duties of this position he discharged with much fidelity until February, 1878, when he accepted a call from the First Presbyterian church of Stillwater, Minnesota, where he labored with great ability and success until the summer of 1881, when he became pastor of Calvary Presbyterian church of Milwaukee. During his pastorate the church more than doubled its membership, a heavy debt was been paid, the church building was enlarged and the congregations greatly increased. May 13th, 1874, Mr. Kiehle was married to Miss Julia Reed of Livonia, New York. She died August 1st, 1878, leaving two daughters, Bessie M. and Grace J. July 28th, 1881, Mr. Kiehle married Frances Decker of South Livonia, New York, who died March 10th, 1885,leaving one child, a son, Ernest. On the 24th of June, 1890, Mr. Kiehle married Miss Bessie Harrison of Milwaukee.
      Mr. Kiehle was a Republican in politics; and, while he was in no sense a "political preacher," he took a deep interest in all public questions, whether political, social or industrial, and never neglected his duties as a citizen. He was eminently a preacher of the gospel, but was fully alive to the fact that the gospel has a very close relation to daily, practical life, and he did not hesitate to point out and emphasize that relation in a manner that left a lasting impression. As a preacher, Mr. Kiehle had a popular manner, was an impressive reader of the scriptures, had a voice that easily fills the largest audience rooms and was most pleasant to the ear. His style was clear, direct, and forcible and often most eloquent, while the plain truths of scripture seemed to acquire a new power as they fell from his lips.
    Person ID I34958  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2014 

    Father James Kiehle,   b. 17 Nov 1811, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1889, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Litchard,   b. 11 Mar 1817,   d. 17 Nov 1884, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1836  Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Julia Vernelia Reed,   b. 20 Apr 1849, Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1878, Stillwater, Washington Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 13 May 1874  Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bessie Marion Kiehle,   b. 19 Jan 1876, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Grace Julia Kiehle,   b. 16 Dec 1877, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1939, Cleveland Heighs, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F12730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Margaret Decker,   b. 15 Feb 1851, Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1885, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1881  Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ernest Reed Kiehle,   b. 10 Dec 1883, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1960, Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F14724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Bessie Harrison,   d. 1934 
    Married 24 Jun 1890 
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F14778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1847 - Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 May 1874 - Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jul 1881 - Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1924 - Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Union Cemetery, Livonia, Livingston Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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