John Kistner, aged 74 years and 2 days, a retired tailor and one of the
cities most widely known and highly respected residents, died this morning,
April 7, 1917, at 10:30 a. m. at his home, 2113 East Tenth St. While he had
been ailing for several years, his condition did not become serious until
about 10 days ago. Mr. Kistner was born in Germany and came direct to this
city 50 years ago. For many years he was engaged in the tailoring business
and for some years past had lived a retired life.
He was a member of the German Evangelical Church, the German Odd Fellows No.
506 and Col. Cummins' Encampment of Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Maria Kistner, three sons, Casper, John,
and George Kistner, and two daughters Mrs. Thomas McKee [Mary] all of
McKeesport, and miss Minnie Kistner at home and by six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence Thursday afternoon at
3 o'clock, the Rev. Gustav Schmidt officiating. Internment will be in
Submitted by: Jean, RetBrenham@aol.com
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