Christian Köhl, son of head guild master Bernhard von Köhl (1693-†1762) and brother of commander Sebastian von Köhl (1734-†1781), lost his father when he was 7 years old. In 1784 he married the heavily pregnant Elisabeth Morell von Malix. Shortly thereafter, the couple's only son, Bernhard Köhl (1784-1823), was born.
Christian applied for the office of mayor of Chur on July 30, 1793, after his return from Valtellina (Sémonville Affair). He also published in October 1793 a seven-page memorandum to all free Graubünden citizens. However, his application did not seem to have been successful. Also in 1805, a trial against Captain Christian Köhl was underway because of a theft. His relatives had to pay the court costs, so he did not seem to have sufficient means.
Christian married again in 1802, at the age of 47, to the widow Maria Plattner (1761-†1810). Maria had been married in her first marriage to tanner Köhl Anthony (1744-†1800), a relative of Christian. At age 52, Christian died after an eventful life. In 1818, after the death of both, the complicated family relations lead to legal disputes between their children, Bernhard Köhl (butcher) and Peter Köhl (guild master & master butcher, 1794-†1825)
Wife: Elisabeth Morell, Maria Plattner
60: Denkschrift an alle freien Bürger von Chur, Christian Köhl, 1793, StAC D V/3.059.022
Denkschrift des Christian Köhl zur Semonville Verhaftung vom 25. Juli 1793 (StAGR D V/37 C 23.4.01)