Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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OBITUARY SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Obituary with surnames GEMPLE, SCHOTT submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Wednesday, July 31, 1907
published in the Leavenworth Times, 8/1/1908.

Mrs. Margaret Schott

Dies at the Age of 72

Mrs. Margaret Schott, 72 years of age, and for fifty years a resident of Leavenworth, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.T. Gemple, after an illness of nine days. The death came as a complete shock to her family as Mrs. Schott was in good health until last week.

Mrs. Schott came here with her husband, Peter Schott, in 1868. The husband founded one of the first bakery shops in the state of Kansas, and was well known throughout the state. The couple came here from Salem, Indiana, where they had been in business. There were married in Louisville, KY., where Mrs. Schott was born.

Mrs. Schott is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W.P. Gemple, and three sons, August Schott , Herman Schott and W.C. Schott.

Obituary with surnames ROCHE submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Saturday, January 9, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909.

Elizabeth Roche

Elizabeth, three years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roche formerly of Leavenworth, but now living in Kansas City, died of pneumonia Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her parents in Kansas City. The body was shipped to Leavenworth last night at 6 o'clock and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Roche, 427 Pottawatomie street.

The funeral will be held from the Cathedral this morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DOWDELL, WRIGHT submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Sunday, January 10, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909

John Dowdell

John Dowdell died Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. H. Dowdell, 822 Ottawa Street. He was born in Leavenworth June 10, 1869. He received his education in the public schools here and at the age of 18 started to learn the blacksmith trade under on of Leavenwoth's oldest blacksmith, J.A. Davis, who still has a place on Cherokee street between Sixth and Seventh streets. After he had been there five years he started in business for himself on Shawnee street between Third and Fourth streets. He did a good business and a few years later took William Seheer in as a partner who left the first two years ago.

Mr. Dowdell is survived by his mother, two sister, Mrs. G. Wright of this city and Mrs. M.S. Wright of San Antonio, Texas.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the cathedral. The serveces will be conducted by the Very Rev. J. Ward. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BRILL, BRUEGGEN submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Monday, January 11, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909.

Mrs. Elizabeth Brueggen

Mrs. Elizabeth Brueggen, widow of the late Henry Brueggen, died yesterday afternoon at 1:30o o'clock at her home, 617 North Seventh Street.

Mrs. Brueggen was formerly Miss Elizabeth Brill of Weston, Mo., and was born there May 28, 1840.

In 1864 she met Henry Brueggen and on April 1865 they wer married in Weston. After their marriage they moved to Leavenworth which has since been the home. The late Henry Brueggen died August 18, 1900. Mrs. Brueggen has been ailing for the last year with heart failure, but was not taken to her bed until five weeks ago. She is survived by four brother, John, George and Jake of Weston and Henry of St. Joe and three children, a son Carl, and two daughters, Clara and Amelia of Leavenworth.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the resident, 617 North Seventh conducted by the Rev. A.H. Morrison of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames MADDEN, RIDGE submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Monday, January 11, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909.

Mrs. Winfred Ridge

Mrs. Winfred Ridge died yesterday morning of heart failure at the resdence of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Madden, 407 Vine Street.

Mrs. Ridge was born in Ireland in 1839 and in 1860 married Patrick Ridge, now dead. After their marriage they came to America and after staying in the east for a couple of years they moved to Kansas where they have lived ever since. After the death of Mr. Ridge she went to live with her daughter.

Mrs. Ridge is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kate Madden of Leavenworth, Mrs. W. Brown of Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. William Currey of Oregon.

Obituary with surnames FISHER, GEISLER submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Monday, January 11, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909.

Mrs. Mary Geisler

Mrs. Mary Geisler, wife of Peter Geisler of 924 Shawnee street, died yesterday afternoon at 5:50 o'clock of a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Geisler was born in Germany in 1832 and married Peter Geisler at 18 years of age coming to America in 1859. Upon arriving in America they located in Philadelphia. After living there a lyear they left for Leavenworth where they have lived since. She is survived by her husband, three children, William, Otto and Dora and a brother, John Fisher, who lives in Galveston, Tex.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames FOY, GRAHAM submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Monday, January 11, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1909.

Ray Graham

Ray Graham, five months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Graham, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his parents near the Catholic cemetery. The funeral will be held from the residence of his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Foy, 416 Kiowa street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by the Rev. W.J. Dodge of the Christian church.

Burial will be in Mt. Muncie cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BURREL, GRAHAM, HARFORD, JAMESON, KUEHENTHAL, MULLINS submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Tuesday, January 12, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, 1/13/1909

Richard Mullins, Is Dean after 2 years of Illness

Richard L. Mullins, for 12 years a member of the board of county commissioners, a prominent Leavenworth county farmer, died yesterday afternoon at his home near Boling. He had been ill for the past three years and for several weeks lingered close to death. Funeral arrangements will not be made until the receipt of communications from Mr. Mullins' sons in the south.

:Mr. Mullins was born in Monegaw county, Mo., February 16, 1840. The family moved to Platte county, Mo., in 1851. Mr. Mullins located on the place which had since been his home, near Boling, in 1854. He was married ther to Miss Mary Kuchenthal on December 20, 1864.

Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Mullins, four sons, Thomas L. Mullins of Rodgers, Tex., Albert A. Mullins, of Wharton, Texas, David H. Mullins, of Simington, Tex., and James W. Mullins of Boling, and a daughter, Mrs. James Jameson, of Boling. Mrs. George Graham of Leavenworth, Mrs. William Burrel and Mrs. Rachael Harford of Boling are sister of Mr. Mullins. L.W. Graham, deputy sheriff, of Leavenworth is a nephew.

Last July Mr. Mullins, was subjected to a remarkable operation in which blood drawn from the veins of a son was injected in those of the dying man. This stayled the approach of death but temporarily.

Death occurred yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock.

Obituary with surnames WASHINGTON submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Friday, January 15, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Saturday, January 16, 1909

Mrs. Lucretia Washington, colored, died of old age yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Mitchell Hospital. She was born in Georgia in 1829, and after the Civil war she and her family moved to Kansas, where they have lived ever since. Her husband was killed during the war. She is survived by a son in Lawrence and two daughters who live in the south. The funeral services will be held from the hospital this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Obituary with surnames COONS, MAY, YATES submitted by Lv1909. Date of death Thursday, January 28, 1909
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1909.

J. OWEN YATES DIES AT FARLEY

Father of Mrs. Joe May at Jarbalo, In this County

John Owen Yates, an old resident of Farley, Mo., died Jan. 28, of tuberculosis after an illness of about a year.

Mr. Yates was born in Indiana in 1851 and after he was 20 years old he moved to Farley, where he married Miss Emma F. Coons.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Jessie and Vivian of Farley, and Mrs. Joe Jay of Jarbalo.

The funeral was held from the Hickory Grove church. The services were conducted by the Rev. Tucker of Platte City. Burial was in the Fox cemetery.

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