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Obituary with surnames DOERLY, GERCKEN, GOLOBIC, KERN, REMMERT, WAGER submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Monday, April 7, 1947
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 4-7-1947 by Sue Rush. Death date 4-7-1947.

Henry Gercken Dies Suddenly Early Today.

He Was 51 and Native of Germany; Funeral Will Be Wednesday at 10

Henry A. Gercken, Sr., 51, operator of the Gercken Motor Company, 630 Shawnee street, died suddenly this morning at St. John's hospital. He became ill about 5 this morning and died several hours later.

Mr. Gercken was born October 2, 1895, at Calcar, Germany, son of Albert and Elizabeth Gercken. He came to Leavenworth with his parents at the age of five. He had made his home here ever since.

On May 29, 1917, at St. Joseph's church he was married to Theresa Kern. He was a member of St. Joseph's church.

He is survived by his widow., Mrs. Theresa Gercken of the home, 830 1/2 Shawnee street; two daughters, Mrs. Luke Diabal of Independence, Mo.; Lorraine Gercken of the home; one son, Henry a. Gercken, Jr. 775 Kickapoo street; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Wager, Sr., 617 North Eighth street; Mrs. Edward Doerly of Kansas City, Kas.; Mrs. William Remmert; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, the Rev Fr. Herman Golobic, pastor officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Members of the Daughters of Isabell will assemble at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday night at the O'Donnell funeral chapel for recitation of the rosary. Friends and members of the St. Joseph's Altar society will assemble Tuesday night at the chapel at 8 o'clock for a rosary service. The body will remain at the chapel until time of services.

Obituary with surnames FINK, GATES, KELLY, MESHCON, WILL submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Thursday, May 8, 1947
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 8, 1947 by Sue Rush. Death date May 8, 1947

Attack is Fatal to Matilda Fink

43 year-Old County Native In Sudden Death Early This Morning at Home.

Matilda M. Fink, 43, of rural route one, city and a lifetime resident of Leavenworth County, died early this morning at her home as the result of a heart attack.

She was born January 21, 1904, in Leavenworth County, a daughter of Michael and Margaret Gates. On April 27, 1929, at St Joseph's of the Valley church she was married to Aloysius Fink.

Mrs. Fink was a member of St. Joseph's of the Valley and of the Altar Society there.

She is survived by her husband, Aloysius Fink of the home, three daughters; Helen Marie, Theresa Ann and Mary Ellen Fink, all of the home; two sons, John Joseph and Aloysius P. Fink, Jr., both of the home; three sisters, Mrs. William Marsh, Easton; Mrs. Phillip Meshcon, 412 Main street; and Mrs. John Will, 627 Miami street; two brothers, George Gates, rural route one, city; Michael Gates, Easton, and Joseph Gates, rural route one, city.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's of the Valley church, the Rev. Fr. Paul E. Kelly, paster, officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet cemetery.

Friends will assemble Friday night at 8:30 at the O'Donnell funeral chapel for the recitation of the rosary. The body will remain at the chapel until the time of service.

Obituary with surnames BURNER, LINAWEAVER, SEALS, ZULE submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Saturday, May 17, 1947
Dies at Home at age of 85.
W. J. LINAWEAVER was a retired Farmer--His Funeral tomorrow.

W. J. LINAWEAVER, 85, retired farmer of Fairmount Died Saturday night, May 17, 1947, at 11:25 o'clock at his residence.
Mr. Linaweaver was born in Shenandoah County, Va., on July 3, 1861. He came to Leavenworth County 64 years ago and had lived here since. For many years he was road overseer of Delaware township along with his farming and dairy business. He reitred from active farming in 1939 and since that time had made his home in Fairmount.
He was married to Miss Elizaeth Burner on October 17, 1888. they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1938 and would have been married 60 years in 1948. He was a member of St. Paul's Reform church of Woodstock, Va.
Mr Linaweaver was in an automobile accident several years ago and had been in failing health the past four years.
Surving are his widow, Mrs Elizabeth Linaweaver, of the home address, two daughter, Mrs. Pauline Zule, Leavenworth, Mrs. Geneva Seals, Kansas City, Kansas, one son Clude B. Linaweaver, rural route two, Leavenworth, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afernoon at 2 o'clock at the Sexton funeral chapel. The Rev. James Elliott, pastor of the Basehor and Fairmount methodist churches will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetary south of Basehor. The body will remain at the Sexton chapel.

Obituary with surnames ROHLFING, SCHOTT, WULFEKUHLER submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Saturday, May 31, 1947

Henrietta Schott

Dies at Cushing

Widow of August L. Schott Ill Several Days - The Funeral Is Tomorrow

Published in Leavenworth Times, date unknown

Mrs. Henrietta Schott, 404 Grand Avenue, widow of the late August L. Shott, at 11:45 o’clock Wednesday night at Cushing Memorial Hospital where she had been ill several days.

Mrs. Schott was born in Leavenworth, a daughter of Frederick W. and Sophia Rohlfing Wulfekuhler, pioneer residents here. August L. Schott, her husband, died in 1919.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hudson McGuire, 1310 South Broadway, one sister, Miss Alma Wulffekuhler, 404 Grand Avenue, and two grandchildren, Linda and Hudson Lee McGuire, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Friday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. W.H. Jurgens, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in Cemetery.

The body has been removed to the residence, 404 Grand Avenue, where it will remain until 1 o’clock Friday when it will be taken to the church to remain until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames GRISHAM, KNIGHT, MORRIS, SCHELLER submitted by Lowell Krahn. Date of death Sunday, November 2, 1947
from Leavenworth Daily Times, November 3, 1947, pg 12 c 1, Leavenworth, Kansas.

D. E. Knight of Basehor is Dead

Succumbs in Kansas City Hospital -

Came to the county as a small boy.

D. E. Knight, 81, retired, of Basehor, died at 8 o’clock last night at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, where he had been a patient for several days. He had been in failing health a number of months.

He was born in Lawrence, October 6, 1866, and came to Leavenworth County at an early age. He lived near Hoge Station for many years and for the past 40 years had been living at Basehor. He was a member of the Methodist Church there.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Grace Knight, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Roy Grisham and Mrs. Max Scheller, both of Basehor; Mrs. Byron Morris, Molene, Kansas, and Miss Ruthleen Knight of the home; two sons, Joe Knight, Bonner Springs, and David Knight, Howard, Kansas: three brothers, two sisters and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Basehor Methodist Church. The body is at the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

Interment was in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames BOLSENGA, GORSKI, HETKI, HINCH, MOHAN, SCHLONGA, ZIELINSKI submitted by Linda Darity. Date of death Friday, November 7, 1947
from the Leavenworth Times

Mrs. V. Zielinski Dies; She was 66

Funeral Monday Morning for Native of Poland Who came to City at Age of 7

Veronica Zielinski, 66, a resident of Leavenworth for the past 59 years died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home, 620 South Second Street, after an extended illness.
She was born December 6, 1880, in Poland, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Gorski. She came from Poland with her family to America when only seven years old. The family came directly to Leavenworth and made its home here.
In 1896 at St. Casimir's Church she was married to Michale Zielinski. It was the first wedding ceremony performed in the church. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage last month.
Mrs. Zielinski was a member of St. Casimir's Church and the Holy Rosary Society.
Surviving are the husband, Michael Zielinski, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Hetki, Cleveland, O., Mrs. Hattie Hinch, of Wiesbaden, Germany; and Mrs. Catherine Mohan, Springsdale; four sons, Anthony Zielinski, Chicago, Ill., Joseph Zielinski, 102 Olive St.; Roman Zielinski, of the home; and Florian Zielinski, 620 1/2 South Second Street; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schlonga, 511 Thornton Street; and Mrs. Antoinette Bolsenga, Fifth and Thornton Streets; two brothers, Anthony Gorski, 509 1/2 Cherokee Street; and Andrew Gorski, 515 Buttinger Street; and 28 grandchildren and tw9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday norming at St. Casimir's, the Rev. Joseph Laczniak, pastor, officiating. The time will be 9 o'clock according to tentative arrangements. The body will be removed from the O'Donnell Funeral Chapel to the home, 620 South Second Street, at 10:30 Sunday morning. Members of the Holy Rosary Society will assemble at the home at 8 o'clock Sunday evening for a rosary service.
Burial will be in the family lot at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CARTER, LAST, SCHONHERR submitted by Sue Rush 1940-1949. Date of death Sunday, December 7, 1947
From Leavenworth Times December 8, 1947 Mrs. Schonherr was 85 Years Old, Died December 7, 1947

Widow of Gustave Schonherr Dies at Son's Home-Came Here 51 Years Ago

Mrs. Augusta L. Schonherr, 85, widow of the late Gustave Schonherr, died at 7 o'clock last night at the home of a son, Gustave Schonherr, 813 Olive Street.

Mrs. Schonherr had been in failing health the past five years and seriously ill the past week.

Born in Brandenburg, Germany, October 12, 1862, she was married in Germany and with her husband and family came to America and Leavenworth 51 years ago. That had been her home since that time.

Her husband died January 24, 1934.

Surviving are two sons, Gus Schonherr of the Olive Street address, and Emil Schonherr, 427 1/2 Cherokee Street; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Carter, rural route two; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Sexton Funeral Chapel, Rev. Henry Last, pastor of the Church of the Open Door, will officiate and burial will be in Mount Muncie Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral chapel until the hour of services.

Obituary with surnames ALIG, FORGE, KELLER submitted by Sue Rush 2008. Date of death Tuesday, December 30, 1947
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Dec. 31, 1947 by Sue Rush. Death date Dec. 30, 1947

Peter Alig in County More Than 60 years

Well Known Farmer Dies Here Yesterday, Was A Pennsylvania Native

Peter J. Alig, 82, well known farmer an a resident of Leavenworth County for more than 60 years, died yesterday at 5:50 p.m. at St. John's Hospital following an illness of a month.

Born June 26, 1865,in Pennsylvania, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Alig, he came as a young man to Leavenworth with his parents.

Shortly after that time he returned to Pennsylvania and on July 9, 1890, married Louisa Keller. He and his wife than returned to Leavenworth, where they have made their home since.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louisa Alig, of the home, rural route four; a daughter, Mrs. T. W. Uhlrich, rural route four; two sons, Leo Alig, rural route two, and Edward Alig, rural route four; a sister Mrs Margaret Forge, rural route four; a brother Charles Alig, 1230 Ottawa Street; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Josephs's Church, the Rev. Fr. Herman Golobic, O. Carm., paster officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Friends will assemble at 8 o'clock tomorrow night at the O'Donnell Funeral Chapel for the recitation of the Rosary. The body will remain at the chapel.

Obituary with surnames ALIG, ELLOTT, JOHNSON, KELLER, RENZ, SEBUS, WEST, WOOD submitted by Sue Rush 2008. Date of death Monday, March 1, 1948
Taken from the Leavenworth Times March 2, 1948 by Sue Rush. Death date March 1, 1948

Charles J. Alig, Veteran Grocer Salesman, Dies

Was Last of Many Who Once Traveled Over Leavenworth Territory

Charles J. Alig, 1230 Ottawa Street, last of the great company of traveling salesmen who once tool to the road from Leavenworth, is dead at 88 years of age.

The end came to Mr. Alig at 7 o'clock last night at St. John' Hospital after an illness of about two weeks. he had been in failing health for several months.

Once a familiar figure to the business district of Leavenworth within recent years, he rarely had left his home.

Mr. Alig was equally well known in the towns along the old LK&W, the KC&NW and the L&T Railroads, where for many years in the early 1890's he sold groceries for the firm of Bittman Taylor & Company later known as the Bittman Todd Grocery Company.

RETIRED in 30's

There still may be a few in Oskaloosa, Valley Falls, Winchester, McLouth, Holton and other towns to the west of Leavenworth who can remember the dark-haired ruddy-faced German who came bouncing into the grocery stores with his sample cases and his never fading smile. A great salesman. Alig even knew the kids on the street and frequently permitted them to peer into his sample cases.

From the Leavenworth concern Alig made a connection with the Lee Mercantile Company of Kansas City and for more years he continued on the road for that concern.

Among those who traveled out of Leavenworth with Mr. Alig were such well-known salesmen as Peter Sebus, Bob West, George Johnson, August Renz, Jim Ellott, Romer Wood and many others. Mr. Alig had been retired since the early 1930's.

Was Born in Germany

Born August 17, 1859, in Germany Mr. Alig came to America with his parents when three years old. The family settled in Pennsylvania.

When he was 18, he came to Leavenworth and several years later returned to Columbia, Pa. where he married Anna Keller in February 1881.

Mr and Mrs. Alig then came to Leavenworth where they made their home. Mrs. Alig died December 24, 1933. Mr Alig was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

Surviving are four sons, Charles U. Alig of Blackfoot, Idaho, George A. Alig of the home, 1230 Ottawa Street, Elmer A. Alig of Memphis, Tenn., and Ernest E. Alig, 719 Ninth Avenue; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Forge, Rural route four, Leavenworth. There are five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services Thursday Morning

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, the Rev. Fr. Herman Golebic, O'Carm. pastor officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's Benevolent Society, and friends will assemble at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night at the Sumpter Funeral Chapel for recitation of the Rosary.

The body will remain at the chapel until the time of service.

Obituary with surnames SCHULMEISTER submitted by Lv2002. Date of death Thursday, July 8, 1948
reprinted from the Leavenworth times, Thursday, July 8, 1948. Page 9.

Death Takes Plumber Ben Schulmeister

Operated His Firm Here for 14 Years - Several Months of Illness

Was Born in Iowa

Funeral services will be Saturday Afternoon At the Sexton Chapel

Ben Schulmeister, 61, well known resident of Leavenworth and long a member of its plumbing profession, died early this morning at Cushing Memorial Hospital.

He had been ill for several months. The Schulmeister home is a 1006 North Eighth Street.

Mr. Schulmeister bas born in Davenport, Ia., September 27, 1886. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schulmeister, Pioneer Iowans.

Mr. Schulmeister as a young man learned the plumbing trade. In 1920 he came to Leavenworth to ply his trade. Business was good to him, and 14 years ago he opened his own business, which still is a going local concern.

Widow, 2 Daughter Live Here

An Active member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, he also belonged to the Leavenworth Kiwanis Club and the Kansas Master Plumbing Association

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Pearl Schulmeister, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Ben Towle, Westport, Conn.; Mrs. Alvin Guenther, 1108 North Twelfth Street, and Mrs. Harold Hartong, 1012 North Eighth Street; four grandchildren and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Rev. Duncan E. McGregor, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial is to be in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, July 9, 1948. Page 6.

FUNERAL TOMORROW

Funeral services for Ben Schulmeister, 61, 1006 North Eighth Street, who died yesterday at Cushing Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 PM Saturday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. Details of the ceremony have not been announced.

reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Sunday, July 11, 1948, page 6

Schulmeister Rites

Funeral services for Ben Schulmeister were held at 2 PM Saturday at the Sexton Funeral Chapel, Rev. Duncan E. McGregor officiating. Interment was in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Wayne Morton, Claude Morton, Frank Marchefski, Tom Highfill, Jesse Osbern and Lon Conley.

Mrs. Schulmeister Is Sole Heir to Husband's Estate

Mrs. Pernilla Schulmeister, 1006 North Eighth Street, was names sole heir to the estate of her late husband, Ben Schulmeister, by terms of his will filed today in probate court.

Mrs. Schulmeister, who died July 8, left an estate of unestimated value. He was operator of a plumbing firm here for 14 years preceeding his death.

Mrs. Schulmeister was nominated executrix of the estate to serve without bond.

Hearing on the petition, prepared by Attorney John H. Murphy was set for August 12, by Probate Judge Sam Parisa.

Obituary with surnames HUHN, KOCHANOWSKI, KWITKOWSKI, MEYERS, NORRIS, SANTORE, SOWDERS, TOPSON, WALLS, WARD, WINNICKI submitted by Lv2002. Date of death Thursday, July 8, 1948
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, July 9, 1948. Page 6.

Long Illness Fatal to J.S. Kochanowski.

Resident of Leavenworth For Past 33 Years Dies Last Night at His Home.

Joseph S. Kochanowski, 59, a resident of Leavenworth for the past 33 years, died at 8 o'clock last night at his home, 2516 South Fourth Street, following an illness of seven months.

He was born June 21, 1889, in Ashton, Neb., a son of john and Veronica Kochanowski. In 1916 at St. Casimir's Church he married Mary Winnicki. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Kochanowski, of the home; sever daughters, Misses Lucille, Louise and Theresa Kochanowski, all of the home; Mrs. Frank Meyers, 2508 South Fourth Street; Mrs. John Norris, 913 Ottawa Street; Mrs. Milton Sowders, 310 Vilas Street and Mrs. Robert Huhn, 405 Logan Street; two sons, Clarence Kochanowski, 404 Logan Street, and Leon Kochanowski of the home; six sisters, Mrs. Anna Ward of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Walls of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Frances Santore of Forrest Park, Ill.; Mrs. Agens Topson of Evanston, Ill.; and Mrs. Helen Kwitkowski and Mrs. Barbara Kwitowski; both of Ashton, Neb.; four brothers, Anton Kochanowski of Ord, Neb.; Peter Kochanowski of Burwell, Neb.; Frank Kochanowski of rural route two, Leavenworth, and Andrew Kochanowski, 1900 South Fourth Street; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Fr. Joseph Selting, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames JANESKO, LOZENSKI, MCGUIRE, RENKOSKI, STEGER submitted by Lv2002. Date of death Thursday, July 8, 1948
reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Friday, Joly 9, 1948. Page 6.

Heart Attack Fatal to john Lozenski, 59

Operator of Elks Bottling Co. Died Unexpectedly At his Home Last Night

John G. Lozenski, 59, well known operator of the Elks Bottling Company died very unexpectedly late last night at his home, 1326 S. Broadway, following a heart attack. He has been a resident of Leavenworth for over 40 years.

He was born Oct. 23, 1888 in Warsaw, Poland the son of John and Balbina Lozenski. The family came to American 64 years ago and settled in St. Joseph, Mo. Several years later they moved to Leavenworth where they have since made their home.

On July 25, 1934 in Kansas City, Kas. he was married to Bernice Janesko. He and his brother, Joseph Lozenski, operated the bottling works. He was a member of the St. CasimirsChurch.

Surviving other than his widow are three daughters, Mrs. John Steger, 1304 Dakota Street and Theresa Marie and Barbara Ann of the Home; four sons: John, Jr., Joseph and Lawrence Paul Lozenski and Robert Renkoski, all of the home; four brothers: Marion Lozenski, Kansas City, Mo.; Harry Merrison, Leavenworth, Joseph Lozenski, 927 Pottawatomie Street, and Frank Lozenski, 2630 South Fourth Street; two sisters: Mrs. Charles Tyler of Lawton, Okla., and Mrs. Herbert McGuire, Sixth and Olive Street.

Funeral services will be Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the St. Casimirs Church with the Rev. Joseph Laczniak, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Cemetery.

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