Kohler, Charles, North Tonawanda, was born in Wheatfield, August 5, 1857. His father was a farmer and he was reared on the farm and followed that occupation for some time. He served on the police force of North Tonawanda for six years, five of which he was chief. In 1892 he was elected police justice for four years and in 1896 he was re-elected for four years more. In the spring of 1897 he was legislated out of office by the incorporation of North Tonawanda as a city and six weeks later he was elected supervisor in the First ward. Mr. Kohler has been a lifelong Democrat, is a member of the Odd Fellows and of the Select Knights. In 1889 he was married to Miss Kitty M. Bourlier of Reese, Mich. His parents were Jacob and Dorothea (Donnerwert) Kohler, both natives of Germany.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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