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Subject: 1895 obituaries #43, Allentown
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 19:45:38 EDT
Here are some more 1895 obituaries #43, Allentown.
Tuesday, September 24, 1895
Moses Kern, the steward of the Lehigh County Almshouse, died at
1:30 a.m. yesterday from thyphod fever. He had been sick since the 3d inst.
At time, his condition was favorable, but a change for the worse set in.
Moses Kern was born in Lower Macungie township and was a son of Essie Kern and
wife, nee Bastian. He was aged 65 years, 9 months and 21 days. His
father, trained him for farming and sent him to the public schools. He was an apt
pupil, both in school and on the farm, and laid a solid foundation of sound
common sense, good judgement and excellent managerial capacity, which have
stood him in good stead as the chief executive of the county’s farm and home for
unfortunates. He tilled a farm, until called, nine years and a half ago, to
succeed Josiah Henninger, resigned as steward of the poorhouse. His
administration of the affairs of the almshouse always gave satisfaction and brought
the institution up to standard not exceeded by any in the state. His wife
gave him valuable assistance as matron and his son, S. A. Kern, as deputy
steward. In politics he was an ardent Democrat.
Deceased leaves a widow, who is a daughter of John Mohr,
deceased, eight children, S. A. J. Kern, deputy steward; Uriah, of Salisbury, Owen,
landlord of the hotel at Cetronia; Mrs. Wilson Woodring, of Allentown; Mrs.
Morris Miller of Lower Macungie, who lives on the Kern Homestead; Mrs.
Wilson Walbert, Mrs. Harvey Heckman and Miss Laura Kern, who lives at home and
these five sisters: Mrs. Jacob Ott of Lower Macungie; Mrs. Marvin D.
Henninger, of Salisbury; Mrs. Benjamin Bogert and Mrs. Helena Mohr, of Lower Macungie
and Mrs. Addison Wint of Allentown.
The funeral will be held Thursday forenoon at the Salisbury
Church and Rev. M. O. Rath of Centre Valley will officiate.
Saturday, June 1, 1895
Moses Kerschner, of Guth’s Station, died Tuesday of apoplexy,
aged 64 years. He left a wife, two sons and four daughters. The funeral will
be held today at the Jordan Reformed Church and Rev. Dr. E. J. Fogel will
Friday, January 18, 1895
An old man killed. Carl Keuling met with a fatal accident at
South Bethlehem. He was struck by a train while on his way home, he was
watching a passenger train and failed to hear the approach of another.
Carl Keuling met with a fatal accident at the Birch Street
crossing of the North Penn railroad, South Bethlehem, Wednesday evening. Mr.
Keuling was returning from work. When he reached Birch Street, he stepped out
from behind a box car that stood on a side track. A passenger train, from
Philadelphia was passing over the crossing at the time. The watchman, Herman
Raseler, was standing in the middle of the crossing between the north and south
bound train was approaching, and as Raseler called to him to go back, he kept
on toward the track and Raseler threw his lantern at him to stop him. Just
then the engine struck the man. The train ran just one block before it was
brought to a stop.
The unfortunate man was thrown upon the cowcatcher of the engine,
in a sitting position, with his head hanging back over the tool box and his
legs dangling on the pilot, clear of the track. The crew found that he was
still alive. He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The unfortunate man’s
right leg was cut off above the ankle, four ribs on the left side were broken
and driven into his vitals, and he was otherwise injured so badly that the
surgeons at the hospital did not operate on him, saying he could not survive. He
died at noon yesterday. He was 56 years of age and leaves a wife in
Scranton. A son, Edward J. Keuling, conducts a barber shop in South Bethlehem and
a daughter lives in the West.
Friday, June 28, 1895
His grief unendurable because of his wife’s death, wealthy Farmer Commits
Samuel Kieffer, a well-to-do farmer, residing in Bucks County,
near Kintnersville, committed suicide Wednesday afternoon by hanging himself in
his bar. Kieffer’s wife died last January and since that time, he had been
despondent. During the past week, he had been in the habit of taking a short
sleep in his barn after dinner. Because of that fact several of his children
had no suspicion that anything was wrong, when he went to the barn on
Wednesday, after having told the little ones to pick cherries.
At 3 o’clock, their father having failed to return from the bar, the children
started a search for him, when one of the sons, 11 years of age, found the
lifeless body suspended from a rafter. Help was called and the body was cut
down, but life had flown. The man had evidently been dead some time.
The deceased was 49 years old. His wife, was a daughter of William Hahn, of
Williams Township. Mr. Kieffer leaves eight children, the youngest only
about 6 years of age.
William I. Kilian
Monday, September 9, 1895
William I., son of John and Maggie Kilian, residing at No 228
North Third Street, died yesterday of summer complaint, aged 7 months and 4 days.
The funeral will be held from the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Kilian of No. 33 South Sixth Street on Wednesday morning at 11 o’
clock. Services will be held at the house, Rev. George F. Gardner officiating.
Interment will be made in West End Cemetery.
Friday, March 1, 1895
Catherine Kincaid, wife of ex-Councilman, Edwin Kincaid, died at
her home, No 825, Chew Street, yesterday at 1:15 p.m. She was sickly for
about a year, but her sickness, dropsy, took a fatal turn on Friday. Her husband
and three sons, Harvey H. M., Whanen and Oscar H., three sisters, Miss Ella
Fetzer, of this city, Mrs. Lovina Detweiler and Mrs. Carolina Johnson, of
Trumbauersville, and one brother William Fetzer of Centre Valley survive. Her
age was 53 years, 3 months and 3 days. Mrs. Kincaid, was a member of Salem’s
Reformed Church and a member of the German Bible class in Sunday School. She
always took an active interest in church affairs since the organization of the
church. The funeral will occur at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. G. W. Richards
will officiate. Interment West End Cemetery.
Kincaid, In this city, February 28, Catherine, wife of Edwin
Kincaid, aged 53 years, 3 months and 3 days.
Funeral from the residence No. 825 Chew Street, on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock to which the friends and relatives and the German Bible Class
of Salem’s Reformed Church are respectfully invited without further notice.
Services: Salem’s Reformed Church. Interment after services. West End
Clarence Henry Kistler
Saturday, August 10, 1895
Kistler, In this city, August 8, 1895, Clarence Henry, infant son
of Charles and Katie Kistler, aged 6 weeks.
George Herbert Kistler
Thursday, August 8, 1895
Kistler, In this city, August 7, 1895, George Herbert, infant son
of Milton P. and Maggie C. Kistler, aged 1 month and 9 days.
Funeral services at the residence of the grandparents, No 144
South Jordan Street, on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment in West End
Harry N. Kistler
Tuesday, October 15, 1895
Harry N. Kistler, the 2 year old son of Edwin D. Kistler of
Wessnersville, died and will buried Friday. Services in Jerusalem Church and
Interment in adjoining cemetery. Deceased was a clerk in his father’s store?
(Clerk in a father’s store at 2 years old) His brother Edwin is a student at
Jacob M. Kistler
Thursday, August 8, 1895
Jacob M. Kistler, died of infirmities of old age, at Reading aged
77 years. He was born in Lynn township, this county and moved to Reading
last April. He was well known in Lehigh County, having first been engaged in
distilling business for several years and later in tanning together with
farming for over forty years. He retired a number of years ago. He was a member
of the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Eleven Children survive. Dr.
Willoughly Kistler of Germansville, James Kistler, Kansas City; Dr. Jacob Kistler
of Stoney Run; Mary, wife of David Bachman, Weidasville, Ella, wife of Dr. E.
W. Seidel, Readiing; Millie, wife of S. R. Rothermel, Reading, Katie, wife
of James Braucher, Stony Run; Lydia, wife of A. B. Kunkel of Lenhartsville:
Sarah, wife of John Fusselman, Atchison, Kan. And Lizzie, wife of William
Lauchton of New Tripoli, besides two sisters. Mrs. Charles Faust of
Steinsville and Mrs. Peter Steif of Seipstown and three brothers; Michael Kistler of
Stroudsburg, William Kistler of Delaware Water Gap and Daniel of Tamaqua.
Deceased parents both reached 80 years.
Thursday, December 19, 1895
Mrs. Caroline, wife of Daniel Kleckner, of Egypt, died on Tuesday
of stomach troubles. She was 66 years of age and is survived by her
husband, two sons and six daughters and two sisters. Funeral Saturday afternoon.
Rev. J. D. Schindel officiating.
Thursday, October 31, 1895
Mrs. Sallie, wife of Randus Kleckner, died on Tuesday at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. William Miller of Coplay, aged 70 years. Her
death was caused by dropsy. She leaves a husband, seven sons and three
daughters. Her funeral will take place on Saturday morning in Egypt.
Tuesday, May 14, 1895
William Kleppinger, an old resident of Hanover Township, died
Saturday at the home of his son, Milton S. Kleppinger, near Freemansburg. He
was 71 years of age, a wheelwright by trade, a widower and left two sons, George
A. and Milton S. The latter is married to a daughter of M. Frankenfield, the
confectioner of this city. The funeral will be held at Shoenersville,
Thursday and Rev. Dr. A. R. Horne will officiate.