Is the eldest son of Mr. Cord Kahrs, who now resides in Sedalia, but was one of the early settlers of Lake Creek Township, having emigrated from the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, to Pettis County, Mo., in the year 1840, and is now about seventy-five years of age. At the time of his coming he entered a large tract of land and improved a considerable amount of it. It was upon this farm, in January, 1843, that the subject of this sketch was born and raised. He assisted on the farm until the year 1867, when he married Anna Bohling. She lived only a short time, and in July, 1868, he was married to Margaret Schlosserman, whose parents both lived in Morgan County, Mo. Mr. Kahrs has one brother and two sisters living. Of his own family he has six children, three sons and three daughters: Edward C., born March 30, 1868; Mary M., March, 1869; Willie T., Sept. 8, 1872; Ellen J., January, 1875, Benj. F. and Frances M., born March 18, 1879. He has a fine farm of 160 acres, 100 acres of which are under fence and in a good state of cultivation, with good fences, water and improvements. He keeps a good line of cattle, sheep, hogs and horses. He has been connected with the educational interests of his community in an official way for quite a while, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace six or eight years, which shows him to be a man in whom his friends confide.
Source: Demuth, I. MacDonald, The History of Pettis County, Missouri (1882), p. 1105