Veh and Son going strong with three generations of Kohlers running store

From left, Paul and Matt Kohler operate Veh and Son Furniture Store in Gibsonburg, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year.

GIBSONBURG — For brothers Matt and Paul Kohler running the cornerstone business of Veh and Son Furniture in its 140th year is not a big accomplishment.

“We didn’t think 140 was a big milestone year,” Matt said. They are eyeing the 150th Anniversary as a future big event.

“We were here at the 100th. All three of us were here,” he said. That year the store went all out to celebrate its anniversary under its previous owner 40 years ago. 

The brothers both worked at the downtown furniture store as did their mother, Mary Ellen Kohler, back when Robert Veh ran the family business that was started by his family in 1882.

Kohler family purchased store from Veh in 1988

Then in 1988, Matt and Mary Ellen bought the business from Veh making it a Kohler-family business. 


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