Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames TUTTLE submitted by Sue Rush. Date of death Thursday, April 13, 1898
from Leavenworth Times



FREDERICK AGUSTUS TUTTLE aged 52 died, at his home, April 13, 1898, on 17th and Randoff streets at 7:45 o'clock yesterday morning.

Mr. Tuttle leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. the funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(wife Elizabeth Robbins Tuttle, children: Olive May Tuttle, Edwin Agusius Tuttle, Raymond Andrew Tuttle, Alberta Winnick Tuttle, & Russell Alger Tuttle)

Obituary with surnames ALLEN, YOUNG submitted by Richard Green. Date of death Friday, June 7, 1898
The Easton Light
June 9, 1898
Mrs. E. G. Allen died at her home in this place, Tuesday morning, June 7th, 1898, after a long and tedious illness at a ripe old age.

Elizabeth Givens Young was born in Jonesville, VA., July 9, 1828; at twenty years of age she was married to John Owens, and moved to Kansas in 1856. Three children were born to them - all dying in infancy. Mr. Owens died while in the service of his country in 1862. She was married to Edward Allen Jan. 21, 1869 [it should be Jan 31]. The deceased joined the Methodist Episcopal church when she was eighteen years old, and died trusting Jesus.

Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church by the pastor, W. H. Layton, at 2 p.m. yesterday, and the remains were consigned to their final resting place, by the side of her companions and children, in the Easton cemetery. It was raining, and very muddy, which prevented a large attendance, yet the house was well filled wish (sic) sympathizing friends.

Mrs. Allen had been in business at this place many years longer than any other person here; in fact, hers is the oldest store, and she was always found inside ready to wait on a customer.

Having no blood relation in this country, she willed all here property to her husband's nephew, E. N. Allen, of St. Joseph, Mo.

Obituary with surnames MESSINGER, SCHOBER submitted by Elaine Rebori. Date of death Sunday, August 28, 1898
The Leavenworth Times, August 28, 1898

Mrs. Gottlieb MESSINGER [Eva Katherine SCHOBER] of Sixteenth and Ohio Avenue died last evening at 9 o'clock of a paralytic stroke. No arrangements have been made yet for the funeral.

Obituary with surnames GRESS, MCFARLAND submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, March 29, 1899
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 6, 1899.

Mrs. Fred Gress died at her home near Summit, Wednesday, March 29, after a lingering illness, at the age of 56 years, 8 months and 29 days.

Mary Ann McFarland was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1842, and was the daughter of Robert and Rosan McFarland. In 1842 she emigrated with her parents to Kansas and has made her home in Douglas and Leavenworth counties ever since. On January 9, 1868 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gress, who with four sons and one daughter, still survives her. Mrs. Gress was a consientious christian and a kind and loving wife and mother, and by her demise a place has been vacated in the home circle that can never be filled.

Funeral services were held at the house last Friday morning by Rev. A.L. Goudy, and the remains were followed by a large concourse to their temporary resting place at the Summit cemetery, but as soon as the weather permits, interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery south of town.

Obituary with surnames CARVER, COX, MYERS, WAY submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Wednesday, April 12, 1899
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 13, 1899.

Another Pioneer Gone.

George Carver passed away yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, on the farm north of town on which he has resided for many years. Mr. Carver was over 80 years old and was making his hime with Mr. & Mrs Robt. Sechrest at the time of his death.

The deceased located north of town shortly after the war and has lived there ever since. Three sons and two daughters survive him, Charles, Jacob, Edwin, and Mrs. E.H. Cox and Mrs. H Way.

reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 20, 1899.

George Carver was born in Philadelphia, Penn., August 14, 1808. He was married to Ann Myers of the same city, in February, 1884, whom he survived 19 years. There eleven children born to them. Mr. Carver moved from Pennsylvania to Clinton county, Ohio, in the fall of 1838, and from there to Warren county in 1842, and from there to Franklin county, Kansas, in 1860. After living there four yeas he moved to Leavenworth county and settled on the farm where he died April 12, 1899, at the age of 90 years, 7 months and 28 days. He had a birthright in the Friends church and still retained his right. Mr. Carver was until the past few years a regular attendant at meeting, but as he advanced in age his bearing became poor, consequently he did not attend as he otherwise would have done.

Three sons and two daughters survive Mr. Carver, Myers, Charles and Edwin Carver, Mrs. Hiram Way and Mrs. E.H.Cox.

Obituary with surnames BAKER, BERRY, MINTON, VANWILLY submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Thursday, April 13, 1899
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 20, 1899.

Died of Consumption

Mrs. M H Berry died last Thursday, of consumption, after a long illness, at the age of 69 years. The funeral services were held Sunday.

Mary A. Baker was born in Rochester, Sangamon county, Ills., April 1st 1830, and was married to M H Berry, Sept. 15, 1853, on the farm where she was raised. She united with the Christian church at the age of 16 years, and has always lived a devoted christian life, ready to lend a helping hand to suffering humanity.

Mrs. Berry came with her husband to Kansas in 1860, taking up a claim in Bourbon county. After a residence of three years the moved to Douglas county and made their home there eleven years. In 1875 they settled in Leavenworth county where they have lived ever sinse.

Mrs. Berry was the mother of nine children, eight of whom are yet living. They are Mrs. Van Willy, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Perry Minton, of California, and Joe, George, Wes, Frank, Fred and Lon Berry.

Obituary with surnames VAUGHAN submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Monday, May 22, 1899
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, June 8, 1899

An Old Settler Gone

Mrs. John Vaughan died May 22nd at her home in High Prairie Township, aged 68 years. She was born in Nana, Tipperary county, Ireland, and came to America in 1849. She was married to John Vaughan in 1854 and they came to this neighborhood in 1857 and have lived here ever since.

Mrs. Vaughan was the mother of seven children, only one of whom with the husband is now living to mourn her death. Mrs. Vaughan was very much loved by all her neighbors and was a sincere christian, always doing deeds of kindness.

The funeral was very large and many of her friends shed tears when Father Grootoers performed the sacred burial ceremony at St. Thomas church in Springdale. The beautiful casket was cover with cut flowers from her many friends.

Obituary with surnames JONES, MILLER submitted by Lv2005. Date of death Friday, June 9, 1899
reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday,6/15/1899


There was an awful solemn pause,
Upon that lonesome day;
Friends were befolding nature's laws,
When Lizzie passed away

Lizzie, the kind and affectionate wife of our esteemed and respected friend and citizen, James D. Jones, departed this life on Friday morning June 9th, after a brief illness leaving behind a dutiful and loving husband, tw tender and innocent children, one brother and four sisters to mourn her untimely death.

The funeral took place from their residence one mile southeast of the city on the farm formerlly owned by "Uncle" George Hallenbeck. A very large concourse of their friends congregated to pay their last respects and to hear the funeral discourse which was delivered by Rev. Ballard of the Friends church of this city.

Mrs. Lizzie Jones nee Miller, was born near Davis City, Harrison county, Mo., Aug. 27, 1871. She was united in marriage with James D. Jones on the 5th day of September, 1894, and at the time of her death was 27 years, 8 months and 12 days old. She was a niece of our estimable townman "Uncle Dick" Miller.

Obituary with surnames GEMPEL, SCHOTT submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Saturday, May 30, 1903
published in the Leavenworth Times, 5/31/1903

Peter Schott Died Yesterday Morning

Death Due to Complication of Diseases

Had lived here since 1858

Entire family was present when the end came. The deceased had been ill for over a year and had been despaired of since Sunday last.

Peter Schott, one of the oldest residents of this city and for more that forty years a baker here died at his home at the corner of Fourth and Miami streets Saturday morning at 5 o’clock of a complication of diseases arising from the infirmities and weaknesses of advanced age.

The deceased had been ill for the past year and unable to attend to the business to which he had devoted himself for more than forty-four years, but since last Sunday he had been rapidly failing and lost strength so that the end did not come as a surprise to the family. His wife and four children were with the sufferer until death came very quietly at 5 o’clock yesterday morning.

Peter Schott was born March 11, 1832 in Erdmanroda, Cassell, Germany and came to America at the age of 20 years. Six years later the deceased came west and located in this city where he been ever since up to the time of his demise.

A wife and four children remain to mourn. They are Mrs. Margaret Schott, Herman Schott, Mrs. Julia Gempel, William C. Schott and August Schott.

The funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and at the German Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock. The services at the house will be private. Interment will be at Mount Muncie Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames KNOWLES, MCCAULLY submitted by Patricia Blackstock. Date of death Saturday, December 22, 1906


Mrs. Leah Knowles, aged 83 years, died yesterday morning at 5:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas M'Caully, No. 219 Delaware street, of illness incident to advanced age. The remains will be taken to Topeka this morning for interment there.

Mrs. Knowles had been a resident of this portion of Kansas from the late fifties, but had resided in Leavenworth and Topeka during the past twenty-three years. She was also at one time a resident of Valley Falls.

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