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Kaiser, Casper M.Utica Observer
Kaiser, Mary E.
May 5, 1920
Rome - May 5 - The death of 17 year old Casper Kaiser at the Oneida City Hospital this morning closes a tragedy which claimed the lives of five young persons last night when the autombile in which they were riding to a dance was struck by the Twentieth Century Limited at Blackman's Corners near Verona. Four were killed instantly.
Lewis Edle, 19 years old, son of George Edle of Stacy Basin Marion Edle, 17, sister of Lewis Edle Catherine Stoker, 17, daughter of John Stoker of Whitesboro Mamie Kaiser, 19, daughter of Michael Kaiser, New London.
Casper Kaiser lived only until about 1:30 this morning and was not able to give any details of the fatality.
The party, going to a Grange dance in Verona, were struck by the west-bound 20th Century Limited, which stopped. Casper Kaider was taken on board the train and taken to Oneida. In his pockets was found a letter addressed to him at 112 North Madison St., Rome, where he had been boarding with his cousin, J. F. Frank.
Miss Stoker had lived in the Frank family since she was a small girl. Her father is John Stoker, who is said to have lived near Whitesboro.
There are gates at the crossing although they are not operated after 4 pm. The gate tender lives a short distance from the crossing. There is a curve in the railroad about 100 feet east of the crossing, but from there is a clear and unobstructed view from the north side of the tracks for over a mile in each direction. The party approached the crossing from the north side.
Who was driving the car remains a mystery. It was Lewis Edle's car, and Edle could run it. Miss Kaiser was also able to run a car and it is suppoed that the girl and Edle were in the front sear, Edle driving.
Miss Stoker, it is said, had not intended going to the dance, but when the auto party came along they succeeded in persuading her to come with them.
The Kaiser boy had just returned to his fathers farm to help him in the spring work. During the winter he worked at the Rome Wire Company. He was well known about town.
The theory is advanced by a railroad man, from the positions of the bodies nearest to the freight tracks, that the party crossed in front of a freight train going in the same direction as the limited, and then was struck by the limited and thrown over against the freight engine.
A report comes from Blackman's Corners was that a freight train proceeding also in a westerly direction was approaching the crossing shortly before the auto sped across. It is said to have obstructed the view of the 20th Century which was proceeding on the next track. The driver, it is said, had barely enough time to get across in front of the freight and was then directly in the path of the flyer.
Miss Maie Kaiser, who died in the Oneida City Hospital, is survived by her father and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Agne of Verona, Mrs. Irving Hugunine of Verona, and Misses Bertha and Delores at home in New London.
Miss Stoker is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stoker of Whitesboro, and three sisters, Mary, at home, and Agnes and Gladys at Verona.
Louis and Miss Marion Edle, the other victims, are survived by their father, George Edle of Stacy Basin, and a sister, Nellie, aged 13, at home.
Louis Edle was employed in the plant of the Rome Wire Company last winter and this spring went home to help his father on the farm. Casper Kaiser was also employed in the same maill last winter and this spring he went home to assist in farm work. All who knew the young people speak of them in the highest terms, and are deeply affected by their death.
Kaline, JamesUtica Observer
March 31, 1923
James Kaline, aged 74 years, died at the Oneida County Home yesterday. On five different occastions he had been a resident there, entering the last time Dec. 27, 1910, and the first time in 1893. He came from Utica where he had a niece, Miss Frances Kaline.
Karl, AdamUtica Daily Press
November 28, 1916
Herkimer, Nov. 27 - Adam Karl, 48 years old, a well known resident of this village, died early this morning of pneumonia after a weeks illness. Mr. Karl was a native of Germany, spent five years in London, then came to this country in 1888. After living for a short time in Utica, and later in Rome, Mr. Karl came to this village, where he spent the rest of his life. He had been the proprietor of a bakery.
Mr. Karl was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ilion Muennervnor and the Down and Out Club. Mrs Karl and one brother, Peter Karl of Utica, are surviving. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. Undertaker John Campbell will take the remains by auto hearse to Rome for burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.
December 17, 1886
Michael Kearney, aged 58 years, died on Saturday evening of congestion of the lungs, at his home, corner of Jay and Henry streets. He came to Rome from Ireland thirty-five years ago, and has continued to reside here ever since. He leaves a widow and eight children.
Keck, JohnUtica Herald
October 3, 1917
John Keck was found dead in bed yesterday at the Oneida County Home. Heart trouble was the cause of death. he was 66 yrs old and a widower. He was blind. He is survived by one brother, Albert Keck, of this city.
Keiffer, GertrudeUtica Daily Press
February 22, 1904
Rome, Feb 21 - The remains of Miss Gertrude Kieffer, aged 22, of Niskaruna, near Schenectady, arrived here Saturday evening, and were taken to the home of her uncle, J. M. Keiffer, West Thomas Street. Interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Miss Kieffer was born in Rome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kieffer, and when seven years old she went with her parents to Schenectday. For a long time she had been in poor health, and with the hope of regaining her health she spent some time here last summer and at Old Forge. Besides her parents, she leaves one brother, Albert, residing at home, two half-sisters, Mrs. Nicholas White of Schenectady and Mrs. Matilda Rivet of Old Forge, and two half brothers, Anton Hoffman of Rome and Joseph Hoffman of Schenectady.
Keiner, AndrewUtica Herald
March 16, 1903
Andrew Keiner, a well known printer, formerly of Rome and this city, died at his home in Washington, DC yesterday after an illness extending over about a year. Mr. Keiner was born in the town of Vienna Jan. 21, 1868. When 12 years of age he went to Canastota and there learned the trad eof printer on the Canastota Deo. Then he went to Rome where he was employed as a compositer on the Sentinel, remaining there eight years. He came to Utica 14 years ago and for a time was employed on the Press and later as foreman of the Utica Daily Union. Some eight years ago he went to Washington, being employed in the government printing office, first as compositer and later as proofreader on specifications from the patent office. Mr. Keiner was a member of Washington Typograpical Union, the Masonic Order, Order of Odd Fellows, Red Men, and was at one time a member of the Eagles. Besides his wife he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Keiner of Utica, a brother, Fred Keiner of Utica and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Murphy of Norwich and Mrs. M. J. Sweeney of this city. His sister, Mrs. Murphy and her husband of Norwich, and Mrs.Charles P. White of this city, a sister-in-law, went to Washington Saturday in repsonse to a telegram but it is not known that they arrived before death occurred. The funeral will be held in Washington under Masonic auspices.
Keiner, FredUtica Daily Press
February 11, 1931
The death of Fred Keiner at Pensacola, Fla. is mentioned in the current Typographical Union. He was employed on The Press about 35 years ago and was a former Roman.
Keiner, Frederick W.Utica Observer
November 29, 1922
The death of Frederick W. Keiner, a veteran of the Civil War, occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Schafer, 454 Columbia Street. He had been in fairly good health until recently when heart trouble developed which caused hs death.
Deceased was born in Albany May 20, 1837. His younger days were spent there but in young manhood he moved to Palentine, Montgomery County, where he learned the carpenters trade and worked for a number of years. In August 1863 he enlisted int he One Hudnred and Fifteenth Regiment, New York Volunteers Infantry, and he served until the close of the war. June 17, 1865, he was mustered out at Raleigh, NC and received an honorable discharge at Albany July 3. He returned to Palentine but the same fall removed to Vienna, Oneida County, where he lived for 17 years. For seven years afterward he lived at Rome and worked at his trade as a carpenter. In 1900 he came to Utica and had lived here since, where he worked for William Fisher, W. I. Booth and for himself. He retired some years ago. Mr. Keiner was a member of Carpenters Union No. 125. At one time he was a member of Bacon Post No. 4, GAR.
Mr. Keiner married Miss Catherine Eigenbroadt, who died in 1903. Of four children, one, Fred Keiner, survive.
October 21, 1892
James L. Keith of 417 W. Liberty St. died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon aged 61 yrs. Mr. Keith had suffered for nearly four years with consumption to which disease his death was due. He was born in Newport, Herkimer county, New York and at 15 yrs of age removed to Foreston, Illinois where he lived for 5 yrs going from there to Freeport, Illinois. He became engaged in the fruit business in that city, making it his home for 40 years. Failing health necessitated his retirement and last spring he moved to Rome hoping that the change of climate would prove beneficial. This hope was disappointed however as he continued to fail in health and his death was not unexpected. Besides a widow, Etta Barnard Keith, an adopted son, Arthur, sruvives him, also his brothers, Bowen Keith of Fairport, George of Illion, and his sister, Nancy Childs of Waukeegan, Illinois. The deceased was a son of the late James Keith and a brother of the late Charles F. Keith of Rome.
Kellogg, Julia E.
October 26, 1880
KELLOGG - At Manchester, NY, Oct. 16, 1880, Mrs.Julia E. Kellogg, aged 42 years.
March 26, 1915
William Kellogg, aged 54, dropped dead at 10:30 o’clock this forenoon at the blacksmith shop owned by Joseph Nellenbach at Dix. Mr. Kellogg had suffered from several attacks of heart trouble during the winter but appeared as well as ever this morning. He had worked for Albert Evans for the past three years and this morning he walked across the road from Mr. Evans’s to the blacksmith shop. He sat there for a while and dozed into sleep. Waking up soon after he stood up and then fell upon the floor dying almost instantly. Mr. Kellogg was a moulder by trade and had given up that work several years ago. He was well known and esteemed by many. He never married and leaves two brothers, George of Wisconsin and Charles of Westmoreland; also two sisters, Mrs. (illegible) Cole, and Mrs. Harriet Keith of (illegible). Coroner M. T. Powers was notified and went to Dix this afternoon to make an investigation.
Ketter, Henry J.Rome Sentinel
Dec 11. 1902
KETTER The funeral of Harry J. Ketter, infant son of John J. and Laura Ketter, was held at their late residence her at 2 o’clock Tuesday and interment was made in Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Kernan, Sarah Q.
June 7, 1935
Mrs. Sarah Q. Kernan, 74, widow of Thomas J. Kernan, died at the home of her son, Matthew J. Kernan, 703 W. Dominick St., early this morning after an illness of several months.
Born February 6, 1861, the daughter of the late Thomas and Maria Sheridan, Troy, Mrs. Kernan was married about 56 years ago. She resided in Rome for about 50 years, during which time she was a member of the St. Peter’s Church and its Rosary Society.
Surviving besides her son, Matthew, and two daughters, Mrs. Leo Dunnigan, San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. J. o. Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, four other sons, William P. Kernan, 605 W. Dominick Street, Thomas F. Kernan, of Troy, James M. Kernan, Amarillo, Texas, and Edward, Utica; a brother, Peter Sheridan, Amsterdam, 11 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
September 17, 1886
KEON - At Vernon Sept. 9, 1886, Miss Maggie Keon of Utica.
Kessler, Katherine Rimiller
News Clip (date in pencil July 4, 1949)
Ava - Mrs. Catherine Kessler, 87, life-long resident of Ava and West Leyden, and widow of Jacob Kessler, died last night in a Rome Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill five days. She was born in West Leyden July 26, 1861, a daughter of Nicholas and Louise Sassenbery Rimiller. On Nov. 30, 1882 she was married to Mr. Kessler. He died in December 1929. Mrs. Kessler was a former member of the Lutheran Church, West Leyden. Surviving are two sons, George Kessler, 721 Croton St., Rome, and Edward Kessler, Ava; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Gleasman, Ava, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Betty Fey, West Leyden. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the home of her son, 721 Croton Street, Rome with the Rev. George Smith, pastor of the Ava Methodist Church officiating. Burial, in charge of C. W. Trainor, Boonville, will be in Ava Cemetery.
Kessler, JacobBoonville Herald
December 26, 1929
Jacob Kessler, well known farmer, passed away at his home at West Ava early Thursday morning after an illness of about a year. he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Kessler and was born March 10, 1858.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine Rimiller, and three children, George of Rome, Edward of Ava and mrs. Victor Gleasman, utica, three grandchildren, two brothers, Rudolph and Ernst of West Leyden, and one sister, Rose Fuhrman of Mohawk Hill.
February 18, 1901
The funeral of Mrs. Frances Kieffer was held from her late home, No. 522 W. Thomas Street, at 9:30 o'clock today and from St. Mary's Church at 10 am, Rev. Father Rieger officiating. The LCBA, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. The bearers were Robert Bowers, Fred Bowers, George Sees, Frank Mertz, Edward Benner and Joseph Nelbach. The floral tributes were numberous and handsome. The remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.
February 21, 1879
KILBOURN - In Annsville, Feb. 15, 1879, Arunah Kilbourn, aged 87 yrs.
Kilbourne, George E.Utica Daily Press
June 17, 1908
Rome - June 16 - George E. Kilbourne, an old resident of Annsville, where he was born 61 years ago, died at the Oneida County Home this morning of dropsy. He was brought here three weeks ago. He is survived by a brother who lives in West Rome.
Kilts, JacobUtica Telegram
October 20, 1921
Rome, Oct. 19 - Jacob Kilts died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lock, 505 West Court Street, in his ninety-third year. Old age and a general wearing out of the system were the causes of death. He was a remakrable man and retained all his senses to the last. He was a kindly and generous man.
Mr. Kilts was born in Ava September 5, 1829, son of Jacob & Elizabeth Zoiner Kilts. In Ava in 1861 he married Humility Daniels, who died there May 25, 1885. Seventeen years ago he went to Redfield and 10 years ago he came to Rome to make his home with his daughter. he had always been a Democrat, a farmer and was also a carpenter, and it was said of him that he built over hald of the older residences of Boonville. The following children survive: Mrs. Lock, with whom he made his home, William A. Kilts, Syracuse, Emma I., wife of Byron Eggleston, Chadwicks, Homer J. of Rome, and Warren R. Kilts of Clinton, one brother, Matthew Kilts of Ava, and four grandchildren and 12 grat-grandchildren.
Mr. Kilts served the town in several positions, that of Constable, Justice of the Peace and for years was trustee of the village school.
The death of Mr. Kilts breaks a family of four generations, there having been a set on each side. The funeral will be held at the house at 1 pm Friday.
Kilts, RhodaUtica Observer
February 14, 1914
Vienna Feb. 14 - Mrs. Rhoda Kilts died yesterday morning after a severe illness of two weeks. Mrs. Kilts was born in Verona April 18, 1851. She was a woman who was greatly beloved. She is survived by her husband, one son, Herman Kilts of Higginsville, and one daughter, Mrs. Helen Clifford of Vienna, one brother Christopher Suits of Higginsville and one sister, Mrs. Helen Yager, also of Higginsville. Funeral services will be held Monday.
Kilyak, PeterUtica Observer
September 13, 1923
Peter Kilyak died suddenly at the County Hospital yesterday, a native of Russia. He has been in this country eight years. He was admitted to the hospital from Utica June 13, 1919.
Kimball, LuzerneRome Sentinel
July 8, 1905
Luzerne Kimball Expires While At Work in a Field
Verona, July 8 -- Luzerne Kimball, a highly respected resident of the town of Verona, dropped dead at his home, two miles east of Oneida late yesterday afternoon. Mr. Kimball was at work in a potato patch when he was seen to fall to the ground.
When assistance reached him, life was extinct, death probably having ensued as he struck the ground. He was about 60 years old.
The deceased leaves one son George Kimball, one of Oneida’s well known milkmen and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Franklin, whose home is about two miles from that of her father. Mrs. Kimball died last winter after a brief illness, Since the death of his wife, Mr. Kimball had occupied his old home and tilled his farm. His son resided near him and spent much of his time with his father. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
February 21, 1879
KING - At Oriskany, Feb. 9, 1879, of pneumonia, the infant daughter of Alonzo I. and Amelia J. King, aged 5 mos 5 dys
January 13, 1882
KINGSBURY - In Boonville, Jan. 4, 1882, Libbie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Kingsbury, after a very brief illness, aged about 20 yrs.
Kinney, JuliaUtica Daily Press
November 13, 1912
Rome, Nov. 12 - Mrs. Julia Kinney, who was born in a log cabin at Stanwix, 98 years ago, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adam Kessler in Lowell, where she had resided for fiveyears. Her death was due to old age and a generla breaking down of the system. Mrs. Kinney was probably the oldest native resident of Oneida County. Her parents came to this section when it was a wilderness early in 1806. They settled on what is now known as the Teuscher farm, two miles east of Stanwix, and there erected a log cabin. In this cabin on May 7, 1814, Mrs. Kinney was born. Her maiden name was Julia Frink. Her husband, Lewis Kinney, died several years ago. Mrs. Kinney had been a member of the First M. E. Church of this city since girlhood and formerly was a Sunday school teacher. She was the mother of five children, two of whom are living, Mrs. Adam Kessler of Lowell and John Kinney of Utica. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Miss Inez Law, 33 Parry Street, Rome.
KIRKLAND - In Deerfield,jan. 3rd 1875, Mary, infant child of William and Elizabeth Kirkland, aged 5 months 1 day.
January 10, 1901
Utica - The death of Charles Klansing occurred at his home, 153 Brinckerhoff avenue, at 1:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon as the result of an illness of about six months duration. Mr. Klansing was born in Germany and was 59 years and 2 months old. He has been a member of the Utica Maennerchor for about 25 yrs. He was also a member of Utica Lodge, D. O. H., and of Hunboldt Council, Royal Arcanum. He leaves his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Jesse Jones and Mrs. John Dublin of Trenton and Miss Clara Klansing of Utica.
Klausman, Joseph FrancisRome Sentinel
July 5, 1904
Verona Station, July 5 -- Joseph Francis, age 21, son of Mr. And Mrs. Xavier Klausman, died at the home of his parents, near Verona Station, at 10 a.m., yesterday. He was born and always lived in this town. For nearly two years he had been in feeble health and his death was attributed to diabetes. His surviving relatives besides his parents , are five sisters, Miss Susie Klausman of Rome, Mrs. G. O. Ingraham of Oneida, Mrs. John Thompson of Stittville, Mrs. Charles Collins of Oneida, Mrs. Delos Joslin of Condersport, Pa., and two brothers, John Dillman of Verona and Jacob Dillman of Cleveland. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Mr. Stamford of Verona, will be held at Verona M.E. Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m. and interment made in Verona.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Klein, Elvira LauraUnknown paper
Died March 17, 1923
Sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klein on the death of their infant child, Elvina Laura who passed away Saturday at the Oneida Hospital with Influenza - Pneumonia. She was born Oct 14, 1922.
Besides the parents, are one brother, Clinton Henry and 3 sisters, Dorothy, Gladys, and Marjorie survive.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Verona Cemetery.Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
KLEIN, Emma B. Dann
January 20, 1926
VERONA STATION -- Jan 20 -- At the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Dickson, this morning at 10:30 o'clock, occurred the death of Mrs. Faltein Klein. Mrs. Klein had been in poor health for the past five years and had been confined to a wheel chair for about three years.
Emma B. Dann was born November 1, 1858, at Stockbridge but had lived for the past forty years in Verona Station. She was a member of the Verona Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. George Dickson, three sons, Fred, Henry and Ervin, all of Verona Station, eighteen grandchildren; two brothers, William Dann of Verona, Elmer Dann of Greenway; three sisters, Mrs. Elmira Powers, Mrs. Jennie Cramer of Oneida, and Mrs. William Waugette of Verona.
Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Dickson, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. M. D. Holmes of the M.E. Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Verona Cemetery. NOTE: Dated of birth of Emma should be 1856.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
March 15, 1928
VERONA STATION - March 15, -- Faltein Klein, highly respected farmer, passed away at his home about 6 o'clock last evening. He had been in ill health for about two years.
Mr. Klein was born in Stacy Basin, son of the late Faltein and Amelia Klein who came to this country from Germany. He married Miss Emma Dann of Verona, who died two years ago. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Churchville.
Surviving are on daughter, Mrs. Josephine Dickson, three sons, Fred, Henry, and Erwin all of Verona; a sister, Mrs. Kate Seiler of Utica and two brothers, August and Daniel of Verona.
March 17, 1928
Verona Station -- March 17, 1928 -- Funeral services for Faltein Klein, 74, who died at the home of his nephew, William Klein near Verona, were conducted at o'clock this afternoon from the Methodist Church in Verona, Rev. M. D. Homes, pastor, officiated. Interment was made in the Verona Cemetery.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
KLEIN, Mildred Ida
Feb 10, 1920
VERONA - Mildred Ida Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Klein of Verona, died at her home early Sunday morning. She was born January 6, 1907. she is survived besides her parents by three brothers, Fred, Lloyd and George and two sisters, Emmiline and Elizabeth, The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Verona M. E. Church. The Rev. Mr. Whiston officiating. Burial at Verona.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
Died Nov 6, 1908
Death of Mrs Apha Kline, a Resident for nearly 80 years.
Verona - Nov 6, - Mrs Apha Kline, widow of John Kline, died at the home of her son, William in this village this morning at 4:45. Her maiden name was Motsiff and she was born in Alsace, France, a little over 84 years ago and came to this country with her parents when she was six years old, settling in the township of Verona, where she had resided ever since. Mrs Kline is survived by three sons, George, Charles and William Kline, all of Verona, and three brothers, George, William and Charles Motsiff of Syracuse, also one sister, Mrs. Sarah Butterfield of Buffalo. The funeral service, conducted by Rev A. S. Stuart, assisted by Rev. F. B. Stanford will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her son, William Kline, with whom she was living at the time of her death. Mrs. Kline united with the Presbyterian Church of this place in her girlhood and lived a conscientious, consistent Christian life, and was highly respected by all who knew her.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
KLINE, Christine M.
(died Dec 1, 1944)
MRS W. H. KLINE DIES AT AGE OF 86
Verona - Dec 2 - Mrs. Christine M. Kline, 86 died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Rumble with whom she made her home. She was born Aug 8 1858 in Germany, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schuster. Sixty years ago in Utica, she was married to William H. Kline who died 12 years ago. Mrs. Kline lived in Verona and Whitelaw where Mr. Kline was a cheese maker. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rubles; Mrs. Glenn Williams, and Mrs. Florence Goff, Oneida; three sons, George S. Kline, Oneida Castle; Charles W. Kline, Sconondoa; and William S. Kline, Oneida; also 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Rumble home on Tuesday at 2 P.M. and interment will be made in Verona Cemetery.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
died Aug 6,1908
Verona Aug 7 -- on Thursday morning at 9:30 occurred the death of Elizabeth Kline, youngest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George Kline, after an illness of about 3 weeks. Funeral services will be held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock to which all are invited. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
NOTE. 1900 census, gives her month and year of birth as Nov 1888
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
Aug 17, 1920
Death of Fred Kline
Verona -- Aug 17, 1920 -- Fred Kline died at his home here on Monday afternoon (Aug 16). He had been ill with pleurisy about three weeks, but death was due to a weak heart and the end came unexpectedly. Mr. Kline was born here, son of Mr. and Mrs George Kline. He was 35 years old and was employed in the store of Joe Phelps. He had always been active in village affairs and was a member of the Board of Education to which position he gave his best interest. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a consistent young man in conduct and one who had the respect of all who knew him. Besides his wife, he leaves two young children, Willard and Elizabeth; three brothers, John and Henry of Verona, and Herbert of Knoxboro; two sisters, Mrs. George Phelps of Oneida and Mrs. George Damn of this place.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
KLINE, George H.
died Dec 23, 1922
George H. Kline, Respected Life Long Resident, Dies at His Home Here
Verona, Dec 26.-- George H. Kline passed away Saturday at his home after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Kline was born on a farm east of this village Dec 27, 1845. He has always been a resident in Verona excepting for a period of about three years when he was located in Sioux City, Ia., and Batavia. His early activities were in the produce commission business, later he conducted a teaming and trucking business. From this he retired a few years ago.. Mr. Kline's political affiliation was with the Republican party, and he was a member of the Presbyterian Church. In 1877, he was married to Miss Fanny Tufts of Rome who survives him. He also leaves two daughter, Mrs George Felts of Oneida and Mrs. George Dann of Verona; three sons, F. Herbert of Oneida; John W. and Harry P. of Verona and two brothers, Charles F. and William H. of Verona. The funeral will take place at his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made at Verona Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
June 21 1884
Verona, June 21 - John Kline, died on Saturday at 10 P.M. aged 61 years. Mr Kline had been ill of a stomach difficulty for nearly two years. He was very low for about one year ago, but slowly improved through the winter until warm weather and afterward failed gradually. He was born near Walsenburg in Alsace, then a province of France and immigrated to this country 44 years ago. He was a shoemaker by trade. He settled at New London, but afterward worked with Charles Foster of Verona, now of Kansas and succeeded to his business. Of late years he followed farming in connection with making boots and shoes and owned a valuable farm near this village. Mr. Kline, who came from a catholic family many years ago, joined the Congregational Church of this village and became a consistent member of that church. He is a respected member of society and will be greatly missed in this community. He leaves a wife and three grown sons to mourn. He was brother to Mrs. Peter Rothmund and Mrs. Charles Foster and the late Peter Kline of Rome. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2 P.M. at his late residence and will be conducted by Rev. C. W. Taylor, of the Congregational Church.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
died August 22, 1905
DROWNED WHILE BATHING LeRoy Kline of Batavia, formerly of Verona. Was seized with a cramp or became Exhausted--he was 23 years of Age--His mother was Miss Fanny Tufts of Rome-- Details of accident.
Particulars have been received here of the accidental drowning at Batavia, N.Y. of LeRoy Kline, 23 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs George Kline of that village. The family until a year or two ago, resided at Verona. The young man's mother was Miss Fannie Tufts of this city.
Tuesday evening, Young Kline went to Tonawanda Creek at a point near the Erie Railroad bridge in Batavia, to go in bathing. He was accompanied by John J. Francis of Batavia. Kline considered himself a good swimmer, although he had not been in the water for three years. Francis started to swim across the stream. and Kline attempted to follow him. Harry Kline, a younger brother, and Eugene Miller of Batavia, were standing on the bank.
Just after LeRoy Kline had passed the center of the creek, he apparently became scared and started back. a second later he cried for help, and sank. He came up three times, and each time cried for help. Francis, who was swimming away from the drowning man said afterwards, that he did not hear the cries for help, for his ears were under water.
The two boys on the bank called for assistance and among others, Frank Grimes, an one-armed Central railroad gate tender responded. Grimes removed part of his clothing and began to dive and swim about the water where the boys said Kline had gone down, His efforts to find Kline were without success.
The coroner organized a searching party and all night fruitless efforts were made to find the body. It was not recovered until 1 P.M. on Wednesday. It had drifted about fifty feet downstream. It is supposed that young Kline either was seized with a cramp or became tired out in his endeavor to swim across the creek. The stream in the vicinity of the bridge is according to a published account of the accident, very treacherous and many persons have been drowned there. In the bed of the stream are many logs covered with slime and bathers standing on them are apt to slide off into deep water.
Besides his father and mother and brother Harry, the drowned young man is survived by three other brothers, Herbert and Fred of Batavia and John of Fonda, and by three sisters, Misses Eva, Alice, and Elizabeth Kline of Batavia.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
July 2, 1932
William Kline dies At Verona Station Home
Verona, July 5 -- William Kline, well known resident passed away Sunday morning following an illness of several months. He was a son of Peter and Katherine Kline and marries Christine Schuster February 6, 1883. He was a member of the Verona Presbyterian Church and the last of his family. Besides his wife there are three daughters; Mrs. Herman Rumble, Verona; Mrs. Anna Oatman, Oneida; Mrs. William Goff, Oneida; three sons, George, Oneida Castle; Charles of Verona and William at home. There are also 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Submitted by Bea Lastowicka
Klinck, George H.
July 21, 1925
Utica - George H. Klinck, 85, 1121 West street, died at his home Thursday morning after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Klinck was a veteran of the Civil War, and was well known in Forestport and Boonville, where he had resided.
George H. Klinck was born at East Albany January 1, 1850. When he was 8 years old his parents removed to Syracuse, where he was educated and lived till he was 16. He worked at lumbering there in the early days, but on the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in Company A of the 97th Regiment under Colonel Wheelock. This regiment was in the Army of the Potomac, first division, first corps and he served under Captain Ferguson.
He was with this regiment from April 1861 to 1862, and at the expiration of his term he enlisted in Company G 20th New York Cavalry. In the first named regiment he took part in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, second Bull Run and Dismal Swamp. In the second he was mostly in the Shenandoah Valley. In the fall of 1865 he was mustered out at Manchester, opposite Richmond, and discharged at Sackett's Harbor.
Mr. Klinck married Mrs. Alonzo Harrington of Boonville, who is living. Her maiden name was Aurie E. Joslin, and she married Harrington who became a member of Company I, 117th Volunteer Infantry. He was killed near Petersberg in 1864. Later she married Mr. Klinck. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Cora Nichols of Foresport, Mrs. William Sperry of Old Forge, Mrs. George Abbott of Waterford, and one son, Edward F. Klinck of Waterford. he leaves also a brother, Stephen Klinck of Boonville.
Kneaskern, JemimaRome Sentinel
Nov 29, 1893
Mrs. Jamima Flanders Kneaskern, relict of William Kneaskern, died at her home, No 739 Armstrong avenue, at 5 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, aged 75 years. She had been in feeble health for the last two years, but was confined to her bed only about two weeks. Death was caused by old age and complication of diseases. Mr. Kneaskern was born in St. Johnsville and was married in 1841. The family lived in Indian Castle, removing to Verona in 1860. Her husband was proprietor of the Union Hotel in that village for fifteen years, and here Mrs. Kneaskern gained an acquaintance which extended all over the county. In 1875 they removed to Rome, and there Mr. Kneaskern died nine years later. The deceased was a woman of strong character and was greatly beloved. Though passed from earth, she will continue to hold a tender place in the memory of those who knew her. She was the mother of five children, two of whom, Mrs. Francis L. Hall of Oneida and Mrs., Daniel M. Hall of Rome. Survive. She also leaves one brother and two sisters, Peter Flanders of St. Johnsville, Mrs. J. P. House of Fort Plains and Mrs. Nathaniel Hillegas of Braman’s Corners, Schenectady county. (Note burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Kneaskern, WilliamRome Sentinel
Sep 1, 1885
William N. Kneaskern, who died on Sunday in Rome, had many warm friend in Verona. During his residence of fifteen years here, he kept the old Couch House called the Union Hotel. His house was quiet and neat, and was made the headquarters for the better class of people. The meals and lunches served there were famous for their excellence, One daughter and a son, William, who died in Rome in 1880 are buried here and a handsome monument has been erected to their memory. (Note Burial in Verona Cemetery)Contributed by Bea Lastowicka
Kneaskern, William P.Rome Sentinel
June 15, 1880
The death of Wm. P. Kneaskern, of your city, last Thursday, although not unexpected, has caused genuine sorrow among his large circle of friends and acquaintances in Verona. He was born in 1856 at Danbue, Herkimer count, where he was buried. He came to Verona in 1860, where he lived until five years ago, when he moved his family to Rome. He was always loved and respected for his quiet, gentlemanly ways and integrity, while the marked ability he possessed would eventually have won for him an enviable place among his fellows. During his two years of failing health he has had, and now his relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. (note Burial in Verona CemeteryContributed by Bea Lastowicka
Knittle, CharlesUtica Daily Press
May 22, 1922
Rome, May 21 - Charles Knittle, a well known and esteemed resident of New London, died at his home there this morning. He had been ill two weeks of influenza which was the cause of death. He was born in New London and died in the same house in which he had since lived. He never married. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in this city.
Knittle, Martin JrUtica Daily Press
November 27, 1916
Rome, Nov. 26 - Martin Knittle, a native of New London, died suddenly this morning. He was a son of the late Martin and Roby Knittle and was born in New London in 1847. For a number of years he was successfully engaged in boating on the Erie Canal. In 1876 he went to California where he engaged in (illegible) for a few years when he went to Rocky Bar, Idaho where he engaged in gold mining. He returned to his old home in 1899. He never married. Mr. Knittle was a member of St. Mary's Church of this city. He is survived by three sisters, and two brothers, Mrs. George Fox, Mrs. Mary Bauer and Mrs. John Grodell and John Knittle, all of Rome, and Charles Knittle of New London. The many friends of Mr. Knittle here and in New London will deeply regret to learn of his death
Kochersperger, MargaretRome Sentinel
December 21, 1897
Margaret, widow of Martin Kochenspere, died this morning of heart disease at her home, 109 North Madison Street, in her 80th year. She had been ill about three years and was a great sufferer. Mrs. Kochenspere was born in Alsace, Germany and came to this country when a young woman. She had resided in this city over 50 years. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since her youth and was a generous hearted Christian woman. She leaves two sons and one daughter, Jacob of Emerson, Iowa, and Martin of Nevada, and Mrs. Clark Briggs of Rome.
Kochensperger, MartinRome Sentinel
February 5, 1887
Martin Kochenspere died at his home, No. 17 Madison street, at 1:30 pm today, in his 76th year. For many years the deceased suffered more or less severely with neuralgia. otherwise his health was generally good up to last summer when he was attacked with consumption. Last fall he was compelled to take to his bed from whih he never arose. After consumption set in neuralgia left him and he had little pain til the last week of his life, during which he suffered severely, being unable to rest day or night. Mr. Kochenspere was born in Alsace. In 1840 he came to this country, and settled on a farm at Coonrod, in this town. About fifteen years ago he removed with his family to this city. After leaving his farm he worked at his trade, that of a tailor. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church at Coonrod and an earnest Christian. Besides his wife he leaves three children - Jacob Kochenspere of Emerson, Iowa, Martin Kochenspere of San Francisco, Cal., and Mrs. Clark Briggs of Rome; also one brother, Jacob Kochenspere of Rome. The time of holding the funeral has bnot been fixed.
Koehl, JacobSyraucse Daily Standard October 5, 1890 Sunday morning Jacob Koehl, one of the oldest musicians of Utica, died at the age of 76. Deceased was an Alastian. When 10 years of age his father gave him a violin and for several years the little fellow walked to a teacher, four miles from his home. He learned to play the flute and also worked at the trade of shoemaking. He enlisted in the French Army when 18 and served seven years. While in the army he became an expert player of the clarionet, and also learned the French language. In 1841 he came with his father's family to Rome where he remained three months, and then came to Utica, where he resided and taught music and was connected with various musical organizations till his health failed him, about four years ago, and he went to reside with his son-in-law, Melvin Moose, at Rome, where he died.
Kopp, AloisUtica Daily Press
May 10, 1901
Rome, May 9 - Alois Kopp died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Kosler, 507 North Expense Street, as a result of paralysis. He suffered the first stroke last November and two since then. Mr. Kopp was born in Tirol, Austria, March 14, 1825, and there he lived and followed the occupation of a farmer until he came to this country thriteen years ago and settled in Westernville, this county. He came to Rome with his daughter three years ago. Besides his daughter he leaves two sons, Joseph and John Kopp of St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Kopp was a member of St. Mary's Church of this city. He leaves a brother and a sister in the old country where Mrs. Kopp died.
Kosler, Louisa FoxUtica Daily Press
Mrs. John Kosler, 89, a resident of Oneida County Home since 1931, died Sept. 12, 1940, in Rome Hospital to which she was admitted Saturday.
Louisa Fox Kosler was born in Germany, daughter of Manus and (illegible) Koplian Fox and came to this country in 1876. Her husband died some time ago. She lived in Rome five years before being admitted to the home.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Anna (illegible).
Kranz, Frederick W.
December 28, 1897
New York Mills - Frederick W. Kranz died on Sunday, aged 45 years. He was born in Germany and came to this country in 1884 and had lived in this place two years. He leaves seven children, William Albert, Rose, Henry, Fred, John and Louis, his mother, Mrs. Kranz of utica, and two sisters, Mrs. F. Voll and Mrs. J. Schuck of Utica.
Krum, Hattie Irene
February 18, 1901
KRUM - In Rome on Sunday, Feb. 17, 1901, Hattie Irene Krum, aged 7 years 8 mos 22 dys. Funeral private at 2 pm on Tuesday from the home of her parents, No. 421 W. Thomas street. Remains may be viewed from 6:30 to 9 pm this evening and from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday.