JOHANN NICOLAUS KEHR (born c. 1770 in Germany)                                                                                                                                             Occupation listed as "Buttonmaker.

CHARLES GOTTLIEB KEHR (1793-1855)                                                                                                                                                                 Charles was born in Kassel, Hesse, Germany on December 13, 1793 and died in 1855 after relocating twice. The first relocation was to Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1833 where he served as the Professor of Music at Mary Washington College (now University). Prior to the Civil War, the family relocated a second time to the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. He married Johanna Elizabeth Graefe who was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1802 and died in Missouri in 1884.

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REINHOLD KEHR (1840-1901) Reinhold was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia in February of 1840 and died on May 12, 1901 in Bagnell, Missouri. His wife's name was Artameissa Lucy Jane Snelling (1849-1916) and she was born in Miller County, Missouri. They were married on September 18, 1864. Reinhold served in the 12th Missouri Infantry (Union) during the Civil War.

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JOHN WESLEY KEHR (1865-1939)

John Wesley Kehr was born in Miller County, Missouri on August 1, 1865 and died in Linn County, Missouri on May 17, 1939. His wife was Clara Lavona Brown. Occupation listed as "Farmer."






William Columbus Kehr was born in Miller County, Missouri on September 20, 1889. In the early 1930's, William moved his family to Linn County, Missouri following the flooding of the family ranch, leased ranch and general store in the town of Bagnell, Missouri after the completion of the Lake of the Ozarks. William married Verna Marble Sanders (only survivor of her immediate family, the rest fell victim to scarlet fever). He raised Black Angus and was fond of Treeing Walker Coonhounds. William Columbus Kehr died on August 17, 1955.




Owen is the youngest of 8 children born to William Columbus and Verna Kehr. He was born in May of 1923 and had 3 surviving daughters by his wife of over 60 years, Lois Gene (Muck) Kehr (1925-2007). Owen & Lois were married on July 31, 1943. Owen served in the occupying forces in Europe (US Infantry) during World War II. When asked what he did during the war, he simply replied, "Marched" (with a twinkling in his eye). Owen is a successful and respected farmer in Meadville, Missouri where he currently raises beef cattle (Black Angus, Hereford & crosses) and row crops.




Dana was born in June of 1956 and married Charles Robert Gray in June of 1974. They have 5 children and live in Virginia.

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