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Sylvan Grove News, March 19, 1914
---Mrs. M.A. KARLOWSKI died at her home last Thursday morning, after an illness of a few days. The funeral was held Tuesday this week in the German Lutheran Church, and the services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mehl; the burial taking place in the Lutheran cemetery.
Louise Sablotni, was born Dec. 6, 1855 at Schildeck, Germany, was married to Martin August Karlowski July 14, 1874 in Kraplau, Germany. Together they came to America in 1881, and located in Decatur, Ill. In 1887 they moved to Palmer, Kansas, and in 1893 moved from there, to Sylvan Grove where she has resided until her death. Eight children were born to this union, one, the eldest, died at the age of twenty days. On April 18, 1897, her husband died from injuries received in an accident, leaving her with 7 children the youngest being but three years of age.
Mrs. Karlowski was a very industrious and hard working woman, a kind and indulgent mother and a faithful Christian, and as the end drew near she remained conscious to the last. All the children were present, but Mrs. F. J. Wallace of Washington, who was unable to get here on account of sickness in her own family.
[Submitted by Sheryl Brown,]

KEELER --- Frank Harris KEELER
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, June 18, 1964
---Frank Harris KEELER, the son of James Edward and Mary Jane KEELER, was born at Barnard, Ks., Oct. 31, 1889, and departed this life at the Lincoln County Hospital June 5, 1964, at the age of 74 years, seven months, and five days, after several years of ill health.
He spent his entire life in the Barnard community, except for three years homesteading in Colorado. He was united in marriage to Maebelle RATHBUN on Aug. 19, 1914. To this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters. Gilbert and Maxine preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Maebelle, of the home; three children, Keith of Barnard, Melba LONBERGER of Lincoln, and Madge CRAMB of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Judy and Janet KEELER; DeAnnette, Brenda, LaDonna and RoxAnne LONBERGER; and Craig CRAMB. Also surviving are two sisters, Ella Mae HUNTER of Barnard, and Amanda NEED of Kansas City, Kansas; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and loved by all who knew him.
Services were held Sunday afternoon, June 7, at Hall Mortuary in Lincoln. The Rev. Warren RUBLE officiated. Burial was in the Milo Cemetery, Barnard.
Saline Valley Register -- Wednesday, June 28, 1876
---Mr. W. KEITH, formerly landlord of the railroad hotel at Salina, and lately of the Henry House, at Abilene, died suddenly of heart disease, at the latter place a few days since. He was highly esteemed.
Contributed by Bill and Diana Sowers. No relation to us.
KERR --- Amos KERR
Lincoln Sentinel, Jan. 16, 1908
--- Amos KERR was born in Smicksburg, Penn., Feb. 4, 1831, and died in Lincoln at the home of his daughter Mrs. John LEWICK Jan. 13, 1908. Mr. KERR was among the early settlers of Lincoln, having moved her in 1885. He had been in failing health for some time and for nearly a year had been confined to the house.
During the time he was cared for by his daughters Mrs. Elmer BIGGS of Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. John LEWICK. His death was caused by kidney trouble and other complications.

He was a kind of loving father and husband and a highly respected citizen. For a great many years he has been a consistent christian and a member of the Methodist church. Just previous to his death he assured his pastor that "All was well." He is survived by four children, Alfred KERR, of Ware, Iowa, Mrs. Elmer BIGGS of Kansas City, Kansas, James E. KERR and Mrs. John LEWICK. All of the children with the exception of Alfred were here at the time of his death.

The funeral services were held at the home of John LEWICK, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. S.A. CHAPPELL.
submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-grandfather. I can be contacted at
KERR - Amos
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Aug. 13, 1942
--- Funeral services were held this Wednesday afternoon from the Congregational Christian church for Amos Kerr, who died Sunday noon at the Veterans' hospital in Wichita where he had been a patient since May 28.
Mr. Kerr, a painter and paper hanger by trade, had been living at LaCrosse, where he moved with his family a year ago. While engaged in painting, a scaffold broke with him, Mr. Kerr falling a considerable distance. He sustained a broken back, broken legs and other serious injuries from which he never recovered. More than a month after his accident, he was taken to the Veterans' hopsital at Wichita where he remained until his death. Cause of death was given as uremic poisoning and complications. He reached the age of 45 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Amos Kerr was born in Lincoln and spent practically all of his life here. He is survived by his wife and two children, several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R.L. Hendrickson and interment was made in Lincoln cemetery. At the graveside, members of the American Legion conducted burial rites of the organization.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton (

KERR --- Hannah Macomber Thew KERR
Lincoln Sentinel, April 18, 1901
---Hannah Macomber Kerr was born in Ausable County, New York, May 12, 1831, died in Lincoln, Kansas, April 12, 1901, aged 69 years and 11 months.
She was married to Seth Thew and of this union there were five children, all of whom are living. After the death of her first husband she was united in marriage to Amos Kerr with whom she lived until her death, receiving from him, and from friends, every kindness needed.
Mrs. Kerr was a woman of active temperament and Christian character. She was reared a Quaker, of which church she was a member until at her marriage she united with her husband in the Methodist church.
The funeral was held in the Methodist church Sunday morning April 15, under the auspices of the order of the Eastern Star. The Woman's Relief Coprs to which Mrs. Kerr belonged attended in a body also. Interment was made in the Lincoln cemetery. [Submitted by Tracee Hamilton, Would like to hear from descendants of Hannah's marriage to Seth Thew.]

KERR --- James KERR
His obituary can be found under Louis Asbury LOVIN
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Feb. 25, 1932
---Mary Mullin was born in Galway County, Ireland, and while her exact birth date is unknown, it is thought that she was born in the year 1844. When she was a young woman she came to America and located in the state of Pennsylvania in 1864 or 1865.
She was married to Thomas KILCOYNE at Louisville, Ky., in 1872. Seven years later, in 1879, they came to Lincoln county, locating on a farm eight miles southwest of Lincoln. They lived and reared their six children on this farm until the death of Mr. Kilcoyne, Aug. 10, 1906. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Kilcoyne removed to Salina, making her home there with her daughter, Mrs. Mary MARKEY. The infirmaties of old age, gradually overcame her valiant spirit and she passed quietly away, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1932, at the age of 88 years. She was a devoted member of St. John's Catholic church at Vesper.
Interment was made in the Salina cemetery beside the grave of her husband.
Surviving their mother are four children, Pat and Delia Kube having preceded her in death. Those left to mourn their loss are John Kilcoyne, living in Louisiana, Thomas Kilcoyne, Dallas, Mrs. Mary Markey, Salina, and Mike Kilcoyne, who lived on the home farm southwest of Lincoln.

KING - Haddie Brockett
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Sept. 9, 1993
--- Haddie L. KING, 81, Lincoln, died Friday, September 3, 1993, at the Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. Mrs. King was born Haddie L. BROCKETT on November 5, 1911, at Lincoln and was a lifelong resident. She was a bookkeeper at the Lincoln County Hospital and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar society, the Business Professional Women's Club, the Lincoln County Hospital Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Red Cross Board, all of Lincoln.
Her husband, Thomas, died in 1971.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharron HAMILTON, Lincoln; a son, Thomas, St. Charles, Missouri; a brother, Robert W. BROCKETT, San Francisco; a sister, Lois MANBECK, Chapman; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lincoln, the Rev. Ralph ASCHENBRENNER officiating. Burial was in St. John Catholic Cemetery, south of Vesper.
Submitted by Tracee Hamilton [note: this is my grandmother;].

Lincoln Sentinel, Thursday, 8 May 1924
--- KING, Mary CORRIGAN, was born in Beaver Falls, Pa. Sept. 22, 1871, and departed this life at her home in Lincoln, Kansas, on April 30, 1924, at the age of 52 years 5 months and eight days.
She came to Lincoln County with her parents in 1879 while she was only a small girl and this has been her home until her death. She was united in marriage to Patrick KING, Nov. 15, 1897. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and four children, ... and also [sisters] Mrs. Ellen HANSEN of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Julia HORTER of Denver, Colorado and one brother, Bernard CORRIGAN, also of Denver.

The funeral services were held from the St. Patrick's church of this city Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-grandmother. I can be contacted at
KING --- Patrick KING
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 20 January 1938
--- Pat King, for many years a resident of Lincoln county, passed away at his home in Lincoln Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock after a lingering illness. His health had failed gradually over a period of years but his death was rather unexpected since had had been almost as well as usual until 24 hours preceding his death. He was a fine gentleman, honest in his business dealings, kind to all he met. Surviving are his wife, of the home; four children, Mrs. Harry BRUMBAUGH of Tescott; Miss Mayme KING of Wichita; Tom KING of Salina; and Acie KING of Neodesha; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hall funeral parlors and interment will be made in the Lincoln cemetery.
submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-grandfather. I can be contacted at
KING --- Peter KING
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 11 January 1940
--- Peter KING, an old pioneer of Lincoln county, died Thursday, January 4, at St. John's hospital in Salina, where he had been a patient for the past three months, receiving treatment. At this time of his death his was aged nearly 81 years.

Mr. King was a native of Ireland where he was born February 22, 1859, in Oughterard, County Galway, along the shore of Lock Garvin [actually Corrib] in Connemara. He came to America and then moved to Lincoln county 65 years ago. He was never married.

Closest of surviving relatives are two sisters, Miss Sallie KING of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Maggie SPEARS. There are also a number of nephews and nieces. He was a faithful member of the Catholic church.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's church in Lincoln with Father MULVIHILL in charge. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery at Vesper. Mr. KING will be remembered by many of the older settlers of this community, he lived here for some years and then went to Trego county where he lived on his land near Arnold. He had returned to Lincoln from time to time and when here made his home with the Fred RYAN family. Twelve weeks ago, while visiting in the Ryan home, he became ill and was taken to the hospital in Salina where he passed away.
submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-uncle. I can be contacted at
KIRCHNER, Emelie [Emilie] A.
[Newspaper and Date of Publication Unknown]
Mrs. Emelie [Emilie] A. KIRCHNER, mother of the late Albert F. GEYER of Scott City, Kansas, died at her home in Sierra Madre, Calif., April 22, 1939. She was 98 years of age.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 o'clock at the chapel of Holton and Son, Dr. Ewing S. HUDSON of the Second Presbyterian church conducting. Entombment was in Sunnyside mausoleum at Sierra Madre.

Mrs. KIRCHNER, whose maiden name was Emelie Pfanter [Emilie PFAUTER or PFAUDER], was born in Schmollen, Altenburg, Germany. She was married to Albert F. [ Albreicht Friedrich] GEYER, Sr. in 1862 [Dec. 13, 1863], and emigrated to America, locating in Clirksville [Clarksville], MO., where Mr. GEYER died. Two children of this family grew to maturity. Mrs. Louise SIMMONS [SIMON], now in Germany, and Albert, Jr., who proceeded his mother in death in Scott City, KS in July, 1938.

In 1872 [Aug. 8, 1872] Mrs. GEYER was married to Louis F. KIRCHNER, and later on account of health was forced to seek more open plains of the west, where they located at Pottersburg [Lincoln Co.], Kansas. Here where the antelope and buffalo were still prevalent at the time, they experienced all the hardships and dangers of the frontier life, and built their home which they both loved very much.

After Mr. KIRCHNER died in 1916, Mrs. KIRCHNER and a son and daughter moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1929, and to Sierra Madre in 1931, where she resided at her passing. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church since early childhood.

Surviving are the daughters, Mrs. Louise SIMMONS [SIMON], Altenburg, Germany, Mrs. R.N. [Clara] WILCOX, Sylvan Grove, Kansas, Bertha of Sierra Madre, Calif. and one son, Wm F. KIRCHNER, of Long Beach, Calif.

[Submitted by Lori Graff. NOTE: This is my great great grandmother.]
KIRCHNER --- Louis Fredrick KIRCHNER (Christian Karl Ludwig KIRCHNER)
Newspaper and page Number Unknown
---Louis Fredrick KIRCHNER was born May 16, 1834, in Akersberg [Eckartsberga], Germany; departed this life Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, Dec. 10, 1916, at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 24 days. At 6 yrs. of age he removed with his parents to Naumberg, Germany, where at 14, he united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in whose schools he reared and educated.
A few years before the Civil War he came to America [April 23, 1857], securing employment in Cleveland, Ohio. Later he purchased a farm in Effingham county, ILL. On account of fever existing at that time at that place the farm was abandoned in 1861, and the greater part of that year he spent in a St. Louis hospital. In 1862 he enlisted in the 2d Mo. heavy [light] artillery, serving until the close of the war: but the report of heavy guns and exposure had caused deafness, which in later years caused him to lead a quiet life.

In 1872 he came to Lincoln county, purchasing the place which became his home during the remainder of his natural life. He was married to Mrs. Emiline [Emilie] GEYER in 1873 [ Aug. 8, 1872] who, with four children, A. F. [ Albert Fredric] GEYER, of Leoti, Kansas, Mrs R. U. [Clara] WILCOX and Bill and Bertha KIRCHNER, survive him. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. ZOOK. Burial was made in the Cedron cemetery.

Submitted by: Lori Graff, PO Box 171, Marienthal, KS 67863 - email:
Lincoln Sentinel --- July 8, 1886, Thursday
---Upon Monday last, about 2:30 p.m., the report was circulated that Henry KREISER of this place ... was lying dead in his house on Sixth Street...... [Note: This long article on the death of Henry KREISER can be read by borrowing the microfilm copy of this newspaper article from the Kansas State Historical Society]
submitted by Bill and Diana Sowers (Note... We are not related to this person.)
Lincoln Sentinel, May 22, 1913
--- Mrs. KINE [sic] died at the home of her daughter Mrs. LINKER last Friday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Catholic cemetery south of the city by the side of her husband who had preceded her to his reward about seven years ago. The services were held from the Catholic church Rev. Father FITZGERALD conducting the ceremony.
The deceased was born in Mayo County, Ireland, in 1839 and came to this country in the early fifties, first locating in New York and later in Washington, D.C., where she was married to Timony KINE. They moved to Lincoln county in 1866 and made this their home until the end came to both of them and are now at rest in Lincoln county soil.

submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-great-aunt. I can be contacted at
KYNE --- Timothy KYNE
Lincoln Sentinel, September 1906 (date of death Aug. 30)
--- Timothy KYNE departed this life last Thursday evening, funeral services Saturday morning in the Catholic Church conducted by Father MCNAMARA and remains were consigned to the cemetery south of city. Mr. Kyne was one of the old settlers of Lincoln county and lived to a ripe old age and died very sudden.
submitted by Tracee Hamilton (Note: This is my great-great-great-uncle. I can be contacted at
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