My Cole/Koehler/Kaehler family originated from the Alsace region of Germany. (Immigrated to America in 1849) After the last(?) border change in 1871(?) all family members listed themselves as being born in France rather than Germany. (They were French speaking)
Is this a familiar region for the surname Kaehler? Are most Kaehlers German speaking?
Any help concerning the surname & geography would be great!
Warmest regards, Renee Bissell-Cole