Leavenworth County, Kansas Obituaries

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Obituary with surnames DAGE, KORTH submitted by Sue Rush. Date of death Tuesday, February 1, 1916
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Feb 1, 1916 by Sue Rush

Mrs. Korth dies Feb. 1, 1916

Mrs. Henrietta Korth died Sunday night at St. John's hospital suffering from a complication of diseasing. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Dage, 516 North Fifth street. Mrs. Korth was sixty-eight years old and was born in Germany. She came to this country when a young woman. She has lived in Leavenworth for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Christ, two daughters, Mrs. Dage and Miss Anna Korth, both of the city, and two sons, Otto Of Leavenworth and Fred of Kansas City.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, KERN, SCHWARTZ submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Sunday, May 28, 1916
Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 30, 1916 by Sue Rush. Death date Sun. May 28, 1916.


Resident of Leavenworth Thirty-five Years dies Sunday; Had Twenty-eight Grandchildren.

Henry Forge, a native of Germany and a resident of Leavenworth for thirty-five years, died at his home 773 Kickapoo street at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was caused by a general breakdown. He had been ill and unable to work for the last two years. The deceased was 84 years old.

He was born in Westphalen, Germany, and came from the fatherland to the United States and directly to Leavenworth in 1881. He was a shoemaker and worked at his trade until two years ago, when his condition became serious.

He is survived by his widow and five children; John, Salt Creek Valley; Frank, Possum Hollow; Herman, Kickapoo; Mrs. Adeline Kern, High Prairie; and Mrs. Minnie Schwartz, Kickapoo, and twenty-eight grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 9 o'clock this morning from St. Joseph's church. The pall-bearers will be the following grand-children; Rudolph, Henry, and Herman Forge, Joseph and Henry Schwartz, and Michael Kern. Burial will be made in the Mount Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames TREFF submitted by Diana Millsap Treff. Date of death Tuesday, August 29, 1916

Leavenworth paper

Fred Treff, 83 years old, a native of Germany and a resident of this county for more than half a century, who came to Leavenworth in 1854 when the town was founded by a party of Missourians from Weston, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 428 Second Avenue. Senile debility was the cause of death.
Mr. Treff was from Saxony Germany. He left the Fatherland during the war. He then had some trouble in getting out of the Fatherland, as he was just at the enlistment age. After arriving in this country, he first went to Columbus, Ohio, but stayed there only a short time before coming to Leavenworth. Two years after his arrival here, he was married. During the first few years of his residence, Mr. Treff followed his trade of shoemaking. Most of his trade came from the soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, as there were but a handful of settlers in the city at that time.
Mr. Treff soon gave up his work in town and bought a farm near Boling, south of here. One of his sons, E.H.Treff, is now living on the farm. It was obtained from a land company which had purchased much of the Delaware Indian lands from the government. On this farm which contained about 40 acres at that time, Mr. Treff raised hay and hauled it to Fort Leavenworth. He received $6 a ton for it.
Among his best friends of the early days was, Chief Johnnycake of the Delawares.

Mr. Treff was a member of the Kansas Militia when the Civil War opened and he served under Colonel Tom Moonlight in the border fighting. While with a small detachment of men between Leavenworth and Lawrence, Mr. Treff participated in a skirmish. When they discovered it not possible to defeat the guerrillas, they took refuge behind a natural breastworks. Then each of them placed their hats on sticks and set them up in such a way that it appeared as though there were twice as many men. Price's men were afraid to attack, because of their apparent superior force.
Mr. Treff continued to live on a farm after the war and only four years ago he retired from active life and moved to this city. He has been a member of A.O.U.W. lodge for many years and was one of Leavenworth's best known citizens.
The surviving relatives are his widow Mary Treff, six daughters, Mrs. L. Hilty, Ashland, Oregon, Mrs. K. Schwatke and Mrs. B. Frohn, both of Oakland, Ca., Mrs. B. Zapp, Mrs. Herman Witt, and Mrs. Fred Litchen, all of this city, and two sons F.H. Treff, Basehor and E. H. Treff of Boling.
The funeral service, which is to be private, will be conducted from the home a 2 o'clock this afternoon, with A.O.U.W. lodge No. 5 in charge of the ceremony. It is the request of relatives that no flowers be sent.
Burial will be made in the Mt. Muncie Cemetary.

Obituary with surnames DAGE, KORTH submitted by Sue Rush. Date of death Wednesday, February 13, 1918
Taken from the Leavenworth Times Thurs. Feb. 14, 1918 by Sue Rush


Succumbed at 12:30 o'clock This Morning at Her Father's Home, Eighth and Pawnee

Anna Korth, 38 years old, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her father, Chris Korth, Eighth and Pawnee streets. The body has been taken to the J. C. Davis undertaking company, where it will lie in state until funeral arrangements are made.

Anna Korth was born, July 30, 1879, in Germany. She had been a resident of Leavenworth for several years and is well known.

Taken from Leavenworth Times Sat. Feb. 16, 1918

Korth Funeral Today

The funeral services of Miss Anna Korth, who died Wednesday evening, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of a sister, Mrs. F. A. Dage, 516 North Fifth. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie, Miss Korth is survived by two brothers, Fred and Otto; one sister, Mrs. F. A. Dage, and her father, Christ Korth.

Obituary with surnames DAVIS, HAWKINS submitted by Evelyn R. Williams. Date of death Tuesday, April 9, 1918
Obituary Published 11 April 1918
HAWKINS, Nicholas
Died - 9 april 1918 at his home, age 87
Born - 20 May 1832, England, came to Canada with parents, later moved to Michigan.
Married to Mary Abbe Davis, 20 May 1860, 11 children
Survivors - 1 daughter - Mrs. Will Olsen, Tonganoxie; 7 sons - Henry, Fount, Sam, Tonganoxie; Nicholas, Jackson County, MO, George, Basehor, KS, Andrew, Ness City, KS, Fred, Battle Creek, MI and wife, Mary
Burial in Hubble Hill Cemetery

Obituary with surnames BALLAH, ESTEP, PAYNE, WILKINSON submitted by Sue Rush 2010. Date of death Wednesday, November 6, 1918
Found in Leavenworth Library in the Leavenworth Times dated Nov. 7, 1918. Death date Nov. 6, 1918

Death of Stephen Estep Wednesday Nov. 6, 1918

Aged Resident of Lansing Expired at Home Yesterday Morning--Funeral will be today.

Stephen B. Estep, 85 years old, died early yesterday morning at his home in Lansing. A breakdown brought on by his advanced age was the cause of death. Mr. Estep has been in poor health for some time: when his condition became serious his children were notified. They were at the bedside when death came.

Mr. Estep was a native of Floyd County, Ky., where he was born in 1833. He had lived at Lansing for a number of years and had made a large circle of warm friends in the community. Since he was 1u years old, Mr. Estep had been a donated member of the Baptist Church.

Three children survive the deceased. They are, one son, J. W. Estep of Lansing, and two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Wilkinson of Wabash, Ind, and Mrs. E.B. Ballah of Leavenworth. Funeral services under the direction of the James C. Davis Undertaking Company will be held at 9 o'clock this morning from the Baptist Church at Lansing. Rev. Mr. Payne, Chaplain at the Solders' Home, will officiate. Burial will be made in Cemetery.

Obituary with surnames GEMPLE, SCHOTT, WULFEKUHLER submitted by Judy McGuire. Date of death Monday, September 29, 1919
published in the Leavenworth Times, 30 Sept 1919

August L. Schott

Died Last Night

Assistant Cashier of Leavenworth National Bank Had Been Ill Last Three Weeks

August L. Schott, 48 years old, assistant cashier of the Leavenworth National Bank, died at 10:30 o’clock last night in University Hospital of Kansas City. He had been ill for the last three weeks during which time he underwent two operations.

News of his death was telephoned to relatives in this city last night. Many of his friends did not know that he was critically ill and the announcement of his death will come as a great shock to them. He was taken ill suddenly Saturday night, the attending physician announced that he had abandoned all hope of Mr. Schott’s recovery, and it was believed then that he could not live through the night.

August Schott was born and reared in Leavenworth. He was well known and well liked. Besides being a teller at the Leavenworth National Bank he was an official of the Mount Muncie Cemetery a Association.

His widow, one daughter, one brother, Herman Schott, and one sister, Mrs. William Gemple, survive him. One brother, the late Will Schott of Mehl and Schott’s died six years ago October 4.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at the convenience of relatives.

Published in the Leavenworth Times, 10/1/1919 -

August Schott Funeral Thursday

Services at Evangelical Lutheran Church

Seventh and Miami Streets at 3 o’clock

After a very brief illness, August L. Schott died Monday night at the University Hospital in Kansas City. The news came as a great shock to his many friends.

Mr. Schott was born in this city on March 23, 1870 and was educated in the public schools graduating from high school in his eighteenth year. Two years later he was graduated from Walther College in St. Louis. After one year at the University of Kansas he entered the employ of the Leavenworth National Bank where he was employed up to the time of his illness.

In 1907 he was married to Miss Harriet Wulfekuhler of the city.

He was a member of the board of elders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and had always been an ardent and faithful worker. At the time of the building of the new church he served on the building committee. For several years he was a director of the Mount Muncie Cemetery Association.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Ruth, a sister, Mrs. W.P. Gemple and a brother, Herman Schott, of this city.

The funeral will be held from the family residence at 1311 Broadway Thursday at 2:30 o’clock and from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Seventh and Miami streets at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in cemetery.

Obituary with surnames DAVIS, HAWKINS, LORENZA, OLSEN submitted by Evelyn R. Williams. Date of death Friday, November 21, 1919
HAWKINS, Mrs. Mary
Died - 21 Nov 1919, Age 81
Born - Syracuse, N.Y., 18 December 1837 Married - Nicholas Hawkins, Leavenworth, KS - 20 May 1860
15 children born, husband and six children preceded her in death.
Survivors - Lorenza, Tilla Alta, Canada; Henry Lee, Tonganoxie, KS; Nicholas, Kansas City, MO; Andrew S., Ness City, KS; Francis F., Niles, MI; George, Basehor, KS; Mary Ann Olsen, Tonganoxie, Samuel and Fountain, Tonganoxie, KS. Burial in Hubble Hill Cemetery

Obituary with surnames BUTZIN, KERN, SCHULTZ, WELCH submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Monday, March 8, 1920
from Leavenworth Times

EMMA L. BUTZIN who was born October 24, 1894 in Leavenworth, Kansas died early yesterday morning, March 8, 1920, at Cushing hospital. She was the wife of Frank Butzin, Springarden and Santa Fe Streets.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence., A.G. Mitchell in Christian Science reader, will conduct the service.

Besides the husband, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz and three sisters., Mrs Lorenz Kern of Kickapoo, Mrs Ed Welch and Miss Bertha Schultz, both of Leavenworth, survive her.

Obituary with surnames FORGE, RHODES submitted by Sue Rush 2007. Date of death Friday, April 16, 1920
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 4-17-1920 by Sue Rush. Death date 4-16-1920.

Catherine Rhodes, 23, Passed Away Yesterday at St. John's Hospital.

Funeral Services At 9 o'clock Monday Morning From St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Mrs. Catherine Rhodes, 23, wife of James Rhodes, Twenty second and Spruce streets, died early yesterday afternoon at St. John's hospital.

Mrs. Rhodes, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Forge, was born and reared in Leavenworth. Besides the parents and husband, a baby boy and two brothers, Rudolph and William Forge, survive her.

Funeral services will be said at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Joseph's church. Burial will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Obituary with surnames CARRINGTON, DODSON, MOSER submitted by Sue Rush 1920-1929. Date of death Friday, April 23, 1920
Taken from the Leavenworth Times 4-24-1920


Came Here One Week Ago From Princeton, West Virginia to Visit Son, Burr Moser

Mrs. Anna Mary moser, 65, wife of Cain Moser, Princeton, West Virginia died very suddenly early yesterday morning at the home of her son, Burr Moser, southwest of Lansing on the DeSoto road. The death occurred at 1 o'clock, after an illness of only ten minutes.

Mrs. Moser was born, August 11, 1855, at Columbia, Pa. She had been at the home of her son for the last week, having come here for a visit.

Besides the husband and son at whose home the death occurred, two other sons, H. E. Moser, Pershing, Okla., and Walter Moser, Kansas City, Kan., and three daughters, Mrs. Grace Dodson, Caney, Okla., Mrs. Oscar Carrington, Beaumont, Tex., and Miss Kittie Moser, Princeton, West Virginia survive her.

Funeral services will be announced upon the arrival of relatives. The body is at the chapel of the Davis Undertaking Company.

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