Janis' Genealogy Obituaries - Alice Bechtel Kinser

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Alice (nee Bechtel) Kinser


  • Born: 11 January 1846
  • Died: January 1895
  • Father: Joshua Bechtel
  • Mother: (Mary) Sarah Hartenstein
  • Spouse: Newton S. Kinser


Montgomery Ledger, January 15, 1895

Mrs. Alice B. Kinzer, wife of Newton S. Kinzer, the well known Pottstown merchant, died on Sunday morning, shortly after 8 o'clock, at the home of the family, No. 24 King street. She had been unwell about a week, with what a physician, who was called to attend her, found to be nervous trouble and debility, but no thought was entertained by her family or friends that the case was serious. On Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, she was worse, and the doctor was sent for; after the latter had gone she slept about an hour and then again asked that her physician be sent for, which was done, and an arrangement had been made for her attending physician and another to meet there for consultation at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning. But before that time, and as above stated, she quietly sank into the sleep of death.

Mrs. Kinzer was born in Pottstown, and was the daughter of the late Joshua and Sarah Bechtel; her mother died in 1880, and her father on the 3d of October, 1893, aged 85 years. Her husband and five children - Harry C., Anna B., Ralph S., Robert E., and Ira N. Kinzer - are living. Emma, wife of William P. Buckley, and Elizabeth, wife of John S. Weand, of this borough, and Mary, widow of George K. Bechtel, of Colora, Md., are sisters. She was 49 years old on the 11th of January. Mrs. Kinzer was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Transfiguration and a woman beloved by her relatives and friends, and esteemed by all who knew her for many excellent and amiable qualities. The family have the sympathies of the entire community in their sudden and sorrowful bereavement. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m.; interment private, at Pottstown Cemetery.

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