Philip  Haehl

PHILIPP HAEHL- Is a native of Rheinpfalz, Germany, born November 10, 1831, being the youngest in a family of eleven children, born to George Michael and Maria Katrina (Becker) Haehl, who were also natives of Germany.  They emigrated to the United States and Shelby County in 1833, where they continued to live until their deaths; he died in 1850, and she in 1863.  Our subject always made his home with his parents until their deaths.  He received a very limited education in his mother tongue.  September 8, 1853, his marriage with Anna M. Kuhn was solemnized, and to their union six children have been born, these five now living:  Mary Amelia,  Julia A., deceased;  John H.;  Emeline;  Sophia L.; and  Daniel.  Mr. Haehl has followed agricultural pursuits and he has been very successful.  He now owns a fine, well improved farm of 171 acres.  He and wife are members of St. Zion's German Protestant Church, and he is always a liberal contributor to the support of that organization, having donated the land on which the church is situated.  In politics he is a Democrat.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 765.
Submitted by Richard Weightman

          Philip Haehl, the son of  George Michael  and  Maria Katherine (Becker) Haehl, was born in Moerzheim, Rhinepfalz, Bavaria, Nov. 10, 1831.  Although a native of Germany, he came to the United States with his parents when but 2 years of age.  His father came to Indiana and bought 160 acres of land in Rush Co. and 120 acres in Shelby Co.  Mr. Haehl remained at home until his marriage with Anna Maria Kuhn, Sept. 8, 1853, in Union Township, in this county, when he commenced farming for himself on 60 acres of land in Union Township.  He now owns 171 acres of the choicest land in the county, situated seven miles from Shelbyville and two miles from Cynthiana.  Mrs. Haehl is the daughter of Andrew and Anna Maria Kuhn, who are also natives of German.  She came to this country in 1848.  Her father died in 1870, but her mother still lives on the old home place, enjoying very good health.  Mr. Haehl's father died in 1850, and his mother in 1863.  Mr. and Mrs. Haehl have had six children -- Amelia M.,  John H.,  Emma L.,  Sophie L.  and  Daniel  are living; they buried their second daughter, Julia Anna.  Mr. Haehl and his wife are devoted members of the German Evangelical Protestant Church, and the near church edifice stands on the northwest corner of Mr. Haehl's property.  Mr. Haehl and his family are all Democratic, and in all his dealing Mr. H. is an honest, upright gentleman.  He is still in the prime of life, and we hope that there are yet many years of usefulness before him.
Atlas of Shelby Co., Indiana, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co, 1880, p 72.
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