Jacob Kayler, son of Henry Kayler, was born in Ellsos, France in 1823, and came to America with his father, and first settled in Ashland County in 1846. He was a distiller by trade and was engaged in that business twenty years, but gave it up on account of the Rebellion, and has since been engaged in farming.
In 1842 he married Charlotte Hans, a native of Baier, Germany. He has been township trustee two terms, supervisor four terms, and school director fourteen years; is a member of the old Lutheran Church, in which he has been trustee for ten years. When he commenced life he had comparatively nothing, but by industry and economy, has accumulated a large fortune and is highly respected by all who know him. In politics he is a Democrat.
He is the father of ten children: Jacob H., who died when twenty-three years old, George, who married Sallie Long, Matilda C., who is the wife of John Wolf, John, who married Sarah Rominger, Daniel, who died when six years old, Emeline, Adam, Solomon, deceased, Charlotte M., Jonas P. deceased.