His father was Johann Köhler, was a citizen and farmer in Graben. He was born 1 August 1786 and died 14 September 1845. He married 3 January 1811 Maria Elisabetha Heinle, born 26 November 1787 and died 17 February 1827. Jacob was their 6th child. (source Baden Vol 2 by Brigitte Burkett, CGRS, Picton Press)
Jakob lived 7 years 10 months 16 days.
Average life expectancy at birth for English people in the late 16th and early 17th centuries was just under 40 – 39.7 years. However, this low figure was mostly due to the high rate of infant and child mortality; over 12% of all children born would die in their first year. With the hazards of infancy behind them, the death rate for children slowed but continued to occur. A cumulative total of 36% of children died before the age of six, and another 24% between the ages of seven and sixteen. In all, of 100 live births, 60 would die before the age of 16. A man or woman who reached the age of 30 could expect to live to 59. [Thomson Gale, 'Infant Mortality' (1998)]
Food shortages and insecurity were leading concerns in the 18th century, especially in Europe, and these were exacerbated by reduced harvests yields. Disease was another leading cause of death, with rats and fleas being the common carriers of disease, specifically plagues, during this era. (Wikipedia)
Documents related to Jakob Köhler:
|Jakob Köhler b 3 April 1824 birth film 4137289 page 1052|
11. On the 3rd of April  in the evening at 5:00 pm was born and on the 5th [of April 1824] in the afternoon at 1:00 pm was baptized Jakob.
The parents are Johann Martin Köhler, citizen, and Maria Magdalena, née Heinle.
Baptismal witnesses are: (1) Johann Georg Klein, local non-citizen resident, and (2) Maria Magdalena, née Braunin, his wife; (3) Jakob Friedrich Heinle, citizen; (4) Philippina, née Lindin, wife of the deceased Martin Krauß, local citizen.
Graben, on the 5th of April 1824. Henhöfer, pastor.
In the left margin: died 19 February 1832.
Person Born Married Died
Köhler Johann Martin L ú L Aug1786 14 Sep 1845
Maria Elisabetha Heinle 26 May 1787 3 Jun 1811 3 Jun 1827
1. Johann Philipp 15 July 1813 1885
2. Martin 28 Aug 1815 1870
3. Maria Elisabetha 18 Jan 1818 11 Dec 1819
4. Leopold Köhler 2 Mar 1820 1896
5. Georg Friedrich Köhler 13 Mar 1822 11 Nov 1898
6. Jakob Köhler 3 Apr 1824 19 Feb 1832
7. Philippine Köhler 15 Dec 1826 13 Aug 1827
Christina Scholl 22 Apr 1798 19Apr1827 11 Oct 1843
Philipp 12 Feb 1825 (Ammerika)
Children 2 marriage
8. Wilhelm Köhler 23 Jul 1831 27 Aug 1831
9. Christine Köhler 13 Feb 1833 1900
10. Wilhelm Köhler 15 Sep 1838 (Ammerika)
Note: What could the letters "B. u. B." after Martin's means citizen and farmer
u. is probably und = and
B. could stand for Bauer = Landwirt = farmer
The other B. could stand for Bürger = Citizen
|Jacob Köhler death 19 Feb 1832 film 102118620 page 241|
6. In the year of Christ 1832, on the 19th of February at night at 8:00 pm died and on ther 21st of the same month in the evening at 4:30 pm was buried: Jakob, the 7 years, 10 months, and 16 days old child of the citizen and farmer Johann Martin Köhler and his wife the late Maria Magdalena, née Heinle.
Witnesses were Jakob Friedrich Heinle and Johann Georg Klein, local citizens.
Graben, on the 21st of February 1832. Pastor Käß.