Erie County Early Settlers!

Johann Kohlmann

Submitted by Angela Sherman

Johann Kohlmann was born 15 Nov 1816 in Altmorschen Hesse Germany. He married 12 May 1842 in Germany, Dorothea Bier; born 26 June 1817, also of Altmorschen. They came to Sandusky Ohio in 1851.With them, came three daughters; Anna Margaretha, Martha Elizabeth, and Katharina.

Johann, who changed his name to John Kollman, perhaps to be more " American ", was a stone-cutter by trade- a masonary. He provided for the family and made sure the children attended Church on Sunday.The family attended the First Reformed Church which is now the First United Church of Christ at the corner of Jefferson and Hancock.

John and Dora had three more children; Elizabeth, Phillip, and Annie. John began to teach his only son, Phillip, the trade of stone-cutting. Phillip turned this knowledge into his company, P.H. K and Sons. Phillip passed this trade onto his two sons, and they changed the name to Kollman Brothers.

John lived a long, hard life. He passed on a trade that lasted well over a hundred years. He passed away 18 May 1887. He is buried in Oakland cemetery with the family. Dora, his wife, passed away 10 Dec 1900.

Angela Kollman-Sherman Gr. Gr. Great Grand-daughter


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