Amos Augustus Kiehle

Male 1847 - 1924  (77 years)


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  • Name Amos Augustus Kiehle  [1
    Born 22 Mar 1847  Dansville, Livingston, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1 Jun 1871  Hamilton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduated Hamilton College 
    Moved 21 Oct 1874  Minneapoilis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed Pastor of Franklin Avenue Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN 
    Moved 1 Jul 1881  Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Appointed Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI 
    Died 24 Nov 1924  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 27 Nov 1924  Union Cemetery Livonia Livingston County New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1424  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2017 

    Father James Kiehle,   b. 17 Nov 1811, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1889, Dansville, Livingston, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Litchard,   b. 11 Mar 1817, Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1884, Dansville, Livingston, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1836  Sparta, Livingston, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1847 - Dansville, Livingston, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Graduated Hamilton College - 1 Jun 1871 - Hamilton, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Appointed Pastor of Franklin Avenue Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN - 21 Oct 1874 - Minneapoilis, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Appointed Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI - 1 Jul 1881 - Milwaukee, WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1924 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1924 - Union Cemetery Livonia Livingston County New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Calvary_Presbyterian_Church - Milwaukee WI
    Calvary_Presbyterian_Church - Milwaukee WI
    where Amos A Kiehle was pastor
    1906 - Amos A Kiehle resigns service at Calvary Church in Milwaukee
    1906 - Amos A Kiehle resigns service at Calvary Church in Milwaukee
    Duluth MN Evening Herald 17 Sep 1906
    1859 Approx - Kiehle Family, Dansville, NY
    1859 Approx - Kiehle Family, Dansville, NY
    Back of photo: From right to left - Marion, Hattie, Mary, Albert, Rosie, Delia, Lucy, Amos. Carrie was a baby and not in the picture. Willie had died. David was at Hamilton College and Mother (Mary) had the picture taken to send to him for Christmas. It (the picture) was a daguerreatype and when (Uncle) David sent it to me it came so badly cracked that I had copies if it made (in Cleveland) for a member of each family. This copy was Georgia's. I have the pen Mother is wearing. (Initialed)

    Headstones
    Find A Grave
    Find A Grave
    Union Cemetery Livonia Livingston County New York, USA

    Histories
    History of the Kiehl Settlement of Genesee County, NY
    History of the Kiehl Settlement of Genesee County, NY
    1933 - History of the Story Road and Vicinity
    Sparta NY
    Sparta NY
    Link to Kiehl Cemetery Listing
    Kiehle family in Dansville, NY
    Kiehle family in Dansville, NY
    Internet Archive
    Short Bio of Rev Amos Agustus Kiehle
    Short Bio of Rev Amos Agustus Kiehle
    Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
    Oral History of Judge Thomas E. Fairchid
    Oral History of Judge Thomas E. Fairchid
    Makes mention of his grandmother's brother, Amos Kiehle. Talks of move to Minnesota
    Genealogy of the Reed Family
    Genealogy of the Reed Family
    Family of first wife of Amos Kiehle

  • Notes 
    • 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.
    • OBITUARY --

      Cortland Standard
      Cortland, Cortland County, New York.
      Tuesday, November 25, 1924

      Rev. Amos A. Kiehle, D. D.

      Death of An Uncle of Mrs. Cart W. Scovel

      Mrs. Carl W, Scovel this morning received word of the death last evening at a hospital in Rochester, where he had been for some weeks for treatment, of her uncle, Rev. Amos A. Kiehle, D. D., of Livonia. His age was 76 years.

      Dr. Kiehle has several times preached at the First Presbyterian church in this city and was well known to many here. He was a graduate of Hamilton college in the class of '71 and of Union Theological seminary three years later. He held pastorates at Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minn., and then went to Milwaukee, where for twenty five years he was pastor of Calvary Presbyterian church. It was about twelve years ago that he thought to retire from an active pastorate and make his home at Livonia, N. Y., on the shores of Conesus lake, where he has a very attractive place. For a time he was in great demand as a supply preacher and was nearly every Sunday in a pulpit somewhere and always preached with great acceptance. Several years ago the old and historic Presbyterian church at Livonia became without a pastor and an arrangement was made with Dr. Kiehle to preach there on Sunday mornings only and to perform some of the other duties of an active pastor without becoming a full pastor of the church. That plan continued until a few weeks ago when Dr. Kiehle had to give it up on account of ill health.

      Dr. Kiehle is survived by his wife, by one son and one daughter, also by one brother and three sisters. The funeral will be held at the church at Livonia on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and by special request of the family will be conducted by Rev. Carl W. Scovel of Cortland, who also conducted the funeral service of a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kiehle a few years ago.

      For this reason the mid-week meeting at the First Presbyterian church in this city and the study classes which had been postponed on account of Thanksgiving from Thursday until Friday evening will be omitted entirely this week.
    • 3 Spouses

      Julia Vernelia Reed Kiehle (1849 - 1878)
      Frances Margaret Decker Kiehle (1851 - 1885)
      Bessie Harrison Kiehle (1854 - 1934)

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Elizabeth Litchard