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Notes for John Mohler

Research Notes:

John Mohler might be the first Mohler settler in Virginia. A biosketch reports [1]:

The first progenitor of the Mohler family of Augusta county, Virginia, was John Mohler. He married and had a son Jacob, of whom further.

(II) Jacob, son of John Mohler, was born in Virginia. He married Polly Fischer. Their children were: Daniel Freeman, of whom further, Mary.

(III) Daniel Freeman, son of Jacob and Polly (Fischer) Mohler, was born on Meadow Run, Augusta county, Virginia, March 17, 1829, died in Millboro, Virginia, April 5, 1896, and was buried at Parnassus. Augusta county, Virginia. He engaged for several years in farming and later became prominent in the lumber industry. During the first two years of the civil war he constructed wagons for the Confederate government, and later assisted in the manufacture of iron for the government. He was one of the first saw mill owners in Augusta county. He was at first a Whig in politics and later a Republican. He was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He married, April 13, 1851, Elizabeth Ellen,born on a farm near Parnassus, Augusta county, Virginia, March 19, 1827, died December 8, 1892, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Rankin) Silling. Nine children were born to them: William Edward, of whom further; Minor F., born November 14, 1853; James K., July 25, 1855: Emma, June 11, 1857; Florence. September 6, 1859; John N., July 10, 1861; Thomas Howard, of whom further; Fannie, May 28, 1867; J. Charles, of whom further.


[1] Thomas Condit Miller and Hu Maxwell, West Virginia and its people, Vol. 2, (New York : Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1913), 270, [HathiTrust].