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Kohli family from Bern Switzerland

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Re: Kohli family from Bern Switzerland

Posted: 1254161877000
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My family name was originally Kohli. For some reason, the spelling changed from Kohli (written with the two dots above the "o" to Kohly).

The last person of my line to be born in Bern was Johanne Bautista Kohly Schneider. He (accidentally) emmigrated to Cuba in 1802 and married someone by the last name of Benitez. (I am not sure of the correct spelling in German of his middle name, basically the translation would be John Baptist Kohli. In Cuba he was called Juan Bautista Kohly). He was born in Bern in 1773, he died in Cuba in 1814. In Cuba, her married someone by the name of Benitez.

Their son, Juan Bautista Kohly Benitez, was the father of my great grandfather Federico Kohly Zalba. (married to Josefa Embil Quesada).

One of his surviving sons, Miguel Angel Kohly, born in 1892 and died in 1956 in Cuba) was my grandfather. He was married to Dolores de la Torre Soublette.

My father, Miguel Federico Kohly de la Torre, was born in 1919 in Cuba and died in 2005 in Miami, FL, US. He had 8 children, 5 born in Cuba, 3 born in the US. He was married to my mother, Carmen Cosculluela Villalon. The family now resides in Miami, FL

For several generations, most of the Kohly family were developers and city planners. There are areas of Havana and a large avenue there that bear the family name.

I am not much of a geneologist, but I have this information from notes my father left me. I came across this thread accidentally and hope this will be helpful.

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