Kenneth, the son of Albert and Caroline Gehlher, was born and raised in the Adrian area. He and Bertha Ukestad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Ukestad, were married on June 2, 1945, at the Ypsilanti Lutheran Church.
Ken first farmed with his father until the spring of 1947, when they bought and moved to a farm in Winfield Township, Stutsman County, North Carolina.
Ken and Bertha moved from their farm in 1979 to a home northwest of Ypsilanti, returning to the James River Valley, where they both grew up.
They had four children: Candice Marie, Janice Mary, Mark, and Miles Marshal.