Obituaries & Death Notices:  Ka - Ke

Richland Co., Ohio

Obituaries & Death Notices:  Ka - Ke

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Kahl, Henry -- We were much pleased with the Italian monument put up in Oakland Cemetery by the heirs of Henry Kahl, deceased, at the grave of their father -- manufactured by Mr. Samuel Fletcher.  As a work of art, in that line, it has been remarked by many, that it exceeds anything of the kind now in our cemeteries.  [Shelby Independent News:  25 July 1872, Vol. 4, No. 39]

Kahl, Henry

Kahl, John G.  -- Mifflin.  John G. Kahl took sick suddenly last Wednesday and died before any one knew that he was dangerously sick.  He was buried on last Monday, a large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral.  The Rev. H.F. Day assisted by the Rev. J. Heichel conducted the services.  Mr. Kahl was nearly forty-four years old at his death.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  29 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 44]

Kahl, Mrs. John G. -- Mifflin.  Mrs. John G. Kahl died on Tuesday of last week, and was buried the following Thursday.  She was nearly 42 years of age at her death.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  08 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 41]

Kahler [Hahler], Dr. -- Shelby.  Dr. Kahler died very suddenly Sunday morning about 3 o'clock.  The doctor had been out until midnight attending a patient.  About 3 o'clock Mrs. Kahler noticed a gasping for breath from her husband and hastened to call neighbors.  Before she returned he was dead.  Mr. Kahler was about 30 years of age, and had only been located in Shelby three weeks, coming here from Mineral Point, Ohio.  His trouble was undoubtedly heart disease.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 15] -- **see also:  Dr. Hahler.

Kahlor, Mrs. Charles -- Shelby.  Mrs. Chas. Kahlor died last week after a lingering illness.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 36]

Kaiser, Henrietta -- Died, Feb. 20, Mrs. Henrietta Keiser, aged 51 years.  Funeral from residence, 180 South Sugar Street, Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  23 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 16]

Kaiser, Henry J.

Kaiser, Mrs. Uriah -- Mrs. Uriah Kaiser died at her home, 216 N. Main Street, at eight o'clock this morning.  The lady was 59 years of age June 5th. last.  For three years she has been a sufferer from a cancerous growth in the stomach, and for two years past has been confined to her bed.  The deceased was born in Germany and was twice married.  She was wedded to Uriah Kaiser about twelve years ago.  No children were born of the marriage.  The funeral will occur from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Saturday, at 9 a.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Kaiser, Urses -- Urses Kaiser, a well-known resident, died at his home on North Main Street at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, of dropsy.  Mr. Kaiser was born in Switzerland on February 22, 1824, and came to this country in 1844 and settled in New York.  In 1854 he came to this city, where he has since resided.  Mr. Kaiser was married in Pittsburg in 1849 and is the father of eight children.  Two sons, Joseph U. and Wm. H., and three daughters, Katherine, Regina and Mrs. John Shill, survive him.  The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from St. Peter's Catholic Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 49]

Kalbfleisch, Oscar C. -- 81Y;  d. 6/2/1954 at home, Mansfield;  b. 4/29/1873 at Hamilton, OH;  resident of Piqua;  h/o Lena;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 6/2/1954]

Kale, Samuel Peter -- 53Y;  d. 5/16/1956;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/17/1956]

Kaler, Charles -- Shelby.  Charles Kaler, aged 28 years, died Saturday afternoon of consumption.  Funeral at Sandusky church in Crawford County at 1 p.m.  [Semi-Weekly News:  24 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 68]

Kaler, Gus -- Gus, the 18 month old son of Mr. & Mrs. Nick Kaler, 145 North Main Street, died Tuesday evening.  Funeral services were held yesterday by a Greet Catholic priest from Canton (Ohio) and burial was made in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield Shield:  27 March 1919]

Kalitovits, Hilda - Lexington. Mrs. Hilda Kalitovits, 59, of 1388 Eisenhower Ave., Lexington, died at Riverside Hospital in Columbus after a one year illness. She was a member of Resurrection Parish in Lexington and was employed at the North American Knitting Co., in Mansfield. A native of Yugoslavia, she has been a resident of the Mansfield and Lexington area for 19 years. She is survived by her husband, Alex; a daughter, Mrs. Josef (Inge) Linder of Lexington; two grandchildren and a brother, Steve Berberich of Lexington. Services will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church at Lexington Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday between 2 and 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Lexington where the rosary will be recited at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Susie. [Mansfield News Journal: 1 June 1971, Pg. 7].

Kalkstein, ---- -- Monday -- The 4-year-old child of Fred Kalkstein and wife, died at noon today. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 07 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 26 In the following week's paper, dated 14 November 1896 (Vol. LXXIX, No. 27) .. Monday -- The infant child of Fritz Kalkstein of Third Avenue was buried at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Buesser officiating.

Kalkstein, Karl -- Karl Kalkstein died at 2 o'clock Tuesday a.m. at his home, 315 Wayne Street.  He was 43 years of age and leaves a wife, but no children.  Funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Richland Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F.  The Rev. George U. Preuss will preach the sermon.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 97]

Kalmertin, Maud -- Wednesday.  Maud, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F. Kalmertin, died at their residence, 41 Sturges Avenue, today.  Funeral at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 29]

Kanaga, Barbara L. (Wood)

Kanaga, Elizabeth -- Walnut Hill.  Mrs. Kanaga living near Mt. Carmel church was buried last Sunday a week ago.  This sainted mother bore her affliction with a Christian grace and died in the triumph of a living faith.  She was a member of the Evangelical church.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 29]

Kanaga, Elizabeth -- Elizabeth Kanaga was born Nov. the 14th., 1800 in Cumberland County, Pa., and died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Uriah Lafferty, May 6th., 1887 at the advanced age of 86 years, 5 months and 22 days.  Mother Kanaga was converted at the early age of 17 years under the ministry of the Evangelical association when there were only 21 itinerant ministers in the church and lived to see the number increase to 1069, and the lay membership of the church in the year of her conversion was 1,493 which increased to about 133,000 at the present time.  Nearly 70 years of her life was spent in the service of the lord.  Mother Kanaga was a very devoted, exemplary and truly loyal members of the Evangelical association;  highly esteemed and loved by all who knew her.  The funeral services took place on last Sabbath forenoon in the Zion church in the presence of a large congregation.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J.W. Walkey.  Text, Philippians 1st. Chapter and 21st. verse.  She leaves 4 children, 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.  May all imitate her worthy example.  --  [Bellville Star:  12 May 1887, Vol. 10, No. 33]

Kanaga, Elizabeth -- Independence.  Mrs. Elizabeth Kanaga died on Friday afternoon, aged 86 years, 5 months and 22 days.  She was interred in the Zion Cemetery at Four Corners Sunday forenoon.  Rev. J.W. Walkey, of the Evangelical church, conducted her funeral services.  A very large concourse of people were in attendance.  --  [Bellville Star:  12 May 1887, Vol. 10, No. 33]

Kanaga, Emma

Kanaga, Israel H. -- PIONEER RESIDENT DIES AT BUTLER - Israel H. Kanaga, Venerable Odd Fellow Passes Away, Aged 94 Years - Israel H. Kanaga, aged 94 years pioneer resident of Worthington township for 90 years, died at his home in Butler Thursday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock from the infirmities of old age.  Born in Springfield, Cumberland county, Pa., Oct. 23, 1829 he came to Richland county with his parents when four years of age. The family located on a farm near Butler where he lived fifty years. During the last 40 years of his life, he resided in Butler where he held various municipal offices and was identified with the grain business.  Mr. Kanaga was a member of Sturges lodge No. 357 I.O.O.F. for more than 63 years, and at his death was one of the oldest members in the county.  On attaining his half century of membership a few years ago, he was presented with a golden jubilee jewel by the members of the lodge.  He is survived by a son, Francis J. Kanaga, of Fort Wayne and a daughter Mrs. I.C. Ball, of Butler, three grandsons, three granddaughters and four great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the home in Butler which he occupied for 40 years. Burial will be made in the Bellville cemetery. Submitted by Margaret. [Mansfield News, 8 June 1923, pg 9]

Kanaga, John -- John Kanaga, an old resident of Jefferson Township, died this morning at the home of his son John at Bellville, of heart disease.  He was 75 year of age and leaves two sons and two daughters.  The funeral took place this afternoon and the body was interred at Four Corners cemetery.   [Mansfield News:  15 July 1899]

Kanaga, Mrs. Joseph -- Friday.  Mrs. Jos. Kanaga, aged 76, died at her home in Springfield township yesterday.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow.  The deceased was one of the pioneer women of Springfield township and was widely known.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 April 1893]

Kanary, ---- -- Monday.  At about 7 o'clock yesterday morning the six-weeks old daughter of Thomas Kanary died at the home of her parents on East Second Street.  The funeral took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 44]

Kanary, ---- -- Friday.  The three-months-old son of Thos. Kanary died at the residence of its' grandmother in Toledo, at 10 o'clock last night.  About three months ago twin babies were born to Mr. & Mrs. Kanary and since that time the mother and both children have died.  It is indeed a sad bereavement.  Mr. Kanary went to Toledo this morning.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 October 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 20]

Kanary, John -- Tuesday.  John Kanary, a T.,W.V.&O. brakeman, died at his home in North Lawrence yesterday noon after an illness of three weeks.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock from his late home.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 25]

Kanary, John -- Wednesday.  The funeral of John Kanary, who died at Toledo last night and was brought to his home, 866 East Second Street, at noon Friday, will be held tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and will be conducted by the Rev. Father Magenhann, pastor of the St. Peter's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a member.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 50]

Kanary, Mrs. Thomas -- Tuesday.  A telegram was received from Toledo yesterday announcing the death of Mrs. Thos. Kanary, of this city, at the home of her mother in Toledo.  The funeral will take place in that city, time not yet announced.  Mrs. Kanary leaves a husband and an infant daughter.    --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 17]  And later in the same paper:  Wednesday.  Michael Sullivan and John Kanary went to Toledo last night to attend the funeral of Mrs. Thomas Kanary.

Kanary, Thomas P. -- d. 8/6/1954 at Toledo, OH;  former Mansfield resident;  Dentist;  b.  at Mansfield;  h/o Marie Sheen;  bur. Calvary Cem., Toledo, OH  [Mansfield News Journal:  08 August 1954]

Kanauer, John -- The body of John Kanauer, who was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon at the Mansfield Lumber works by being crushed between a freight car and the side of the engine room, was removed from the lumber company's office after the coroner had viewed the body and was taken to H.H. Beelman's undertaking establishment on North Main Street, where the body was dressed.  In the evening it was taken to Mr. Kanauer's home, 43 Woodland Avenue.  Coroner Baughman's inquest was held last night.  The funeral services will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 32]

Kanauer, John -- The people of Taylortown were shocked to learn of the sudden accident and death of  of John Kanauer, who was killed at the lumber yard at Mansfield.  Mr. Kanauer was a resident of Taylortown for quite a number of years.  His wife has the sympathy of their friends here.  Adam Kanauer, of Williams County, made a flying visit in Jackson [Township] on his way home from his brother's funeral at Mansfield, Saturday.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  29 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 37]

Kane, Lawrence P. -- A very distressing accident occurred last Friday at the Plymouth street crossing of the Northern Ohio railway.  Lawrence Kane, an employee of the Postal Telegraph Co., attempted to board No. 2, leaving at 1:13 p.m., and missing his hold was thrown beneath the wheels of the moving train.  Before the horrified spectators could notify the train crew the entire train had passed over his body, crushing and mangling it in a horrible manner.  His body was nearly severed in twain, and his neck and leg were broken.  The ambulance was hurriedly summoned and the injured man was taken to Miller's undertaking rooms where it was discovered that life was extinct.  Lawrence P. Kane, familiarly known by his friends and fellow employees as "Larry" had made his home for the past year with Mrs. Anna Moffet at Greenwich, and was about to return there when the fatal accident occurred.  He was born in Ireland, was 26 years old, and leaves two brothers, one a Catholic priest and the other a prominent newspaper editor.  His father also met a violent death, being killed in a mine accident some years ago.  His body was removed Saturday and taken to Princeton, N.J., for burial.  The unfortunate young man was a good workman and popular among his friends.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser: 19 June 1915, Vol. 62, No. 30]

Kane, Michael -- Michael Kane, father of Mrs. T.J. Foster, died Sunday, Nov. 20, at the home of his daughter on South Mulberry Street, in the 73d year of his age.  He had been an invalid for a number of years.  He was a native of Ireland and formerly lived at Bowling Green, where the remains were taken for interment by his son-in-law, Dr. Foster, after short funeral services at the residence Monday morning at 10:30, conducted by the Rev. D.J. Meese.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  22 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 96]

Kane, Michael -- Crestline.  Michael Kane, aged 77 years, died Thursday morning at 2 o'clock at his residence on South Wiley Street from the effects of carbolic acid which he took by mistake Tuesday evening.  Mr. Kane has been an employee of the Pennsylvania company since about 1853 in various capacities.  In 1865 he was run over by an engine on the P.F.W.&C. at the crossing here and had both legs cut off.  [Mansfield News:  04 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 51]

Kane, Ruth -- Ruth Kane, the 2˝-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Kane, of 38 Daisy Street, died about 1 o'clock this morning at the home of her parents.  She had been in ill health for some time past.  Funeral service announcement later.  [Mansfield News:  27 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 125]

Kane, O. -- O. Kane, aged 70, was struck by a freight train on the Big Four tracks north of Crestline, Monday and instantly killed.  The unfortunately gentleman was a peddler, well known who resided near North Robinson.  He walked on the tracks and the supposition is that he was struck by a freight train  and thrown on the adjoining track, and that when passenger train 46 came along the body was passed over and terribly cut and mangled.  [Mansfield News:  15 September 1908]

Kanz, Katherine -- Katherine Kanz, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Christian Kanz, of 100 First Avenue, died last night at midnight.  The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  [Mansfield Shield:  12 February 1914]

Kappenberg, Abe -- Plymouth.  The remains of Abe Kappenberg, son of Moses Kappenberg, were brought here from the west and deposited in Greenlawn Cemetery Wednesday.  The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rabbi Gries, of Cleveland.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 38]

Kappenberg, Aaron -- Death again entered our midst early Thursday morning and called from among us one of our oldest and widely known citizens and business men.  At the hour of 4:30 on the above morning the spirit of Aaron Kappenberg, in point of years in business the oldest in Plymouth, winged its flight into the valley beyond the shadow of death and suffering.  The deceased, despite his advanced years -- 82 -- enjoyed good health up until several weeks ago, when the break came, and he took to his bed, and from day to day steadily grew weaker until the final end.  Of the immediate family he is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.  Funeral services will be held at his home this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rabbi Gross of Akron, officiating.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  07 February 1914, Vol. 61, No. 12]

Kapper, Ann -- DIED, June 13, at the residence of her son-in-law, John Kennedy, 220 North Main Street, Ann Kapper, aged 71 years.  Interment at Massillon.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  15 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 86]

Karkalik, Katherine Kozik -- Mrs. Katherine Kozik Karkalik 49, of 469 Howard St. , died yesterday afternoon at General Hospital after a lingering illness.  She was born in Mansfield on July 24, 1902 and resided here all her life with the exception of two years spent in Akron .  She attended St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Kozik of Mansfield ; four children, Mrs. Russell Contra of Mansfield ; Mrs. Edward Barber of Aurora , Colo. ; Mrs. Boyd Balliett of Bellville. And George Karkalik of Mansfield ; two brothers, Paul Kozik of Mansfield and John Kozik of Galion; five sisters. Mrs. Glenn Stimens, Mrs. Ray F. Lantz and Mrs. A. Robert Burns of Mansfield; Mrs. John Pudoka and Mrs. Fred A. Gianinni, both of Akron , and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Memorial, conducted by Dr. Paul H. Saleste of Ashland , a close friend of the family.  Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery .  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Submitted by Steve.  [source unknown:  15 January 1952]

Karn, Mary (Bloom) -- Died, in Florence Township, Williams County, Ohio, on March 23d., 1874, Mrs. Mary (Bloom) Karn, aged nearly seventy-one years. The deceased was an aunt of the writer and only remaining sister to Mr. Daniel Bloom residing near Shelby. She was born near Blain, Pa., April 1st., A.D. 1803, and came to this place about the year 1836, with nearly all the remaining members of the Bloom family. Her disease was dropsy and consumption, causing her to be a long and great sufferer, which she bore patiently, awaiting her end with a firm hope of immortal life, through Jesus Christ, her Savior. Peace to her ashes.  [Shelby Independent News: 23 April 1874, Vol. 6, No. 26]

Kaschuba, Katherine -- 79Y;  d. 5/21/1956 at Ben I. Beer home, Mansfield;  b. 11/25/1876 at Yugoslavia;  wid/o Fred;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/22/1956]

Kase, Anna M. -- Wednesday.  Mrs. Anna M. Kase, one of the pioneer ladies of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the home of Albert Stoodt, No. 148 Park Avenue East.  Her age was 72 years, 9 months and 29 days.  Funeral from the residence, Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 42]

Kase, G.W.N.  -- Tuesday.  E.O. Kase, of South Sugar Street, yesterday received a letter from Oklahoma, I.T., announcing that his son, G.W.N. Kase, died several days ago of erysipelas.  Mr. Kase, the deceased, was a married man, aged about 45 years and was well known here, having been born and raised in this community.  Several years ago he went west, finally locating in Oklahoma where he followed his trade, that of a carpenter.  The remains of the deceased will be brought back to this city for interment.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 12]

Kase, Samuel -- Samuel Kase, aged 78, who had for a number of years resided at 37 South Main Street, died at 8 o'clock last evening, after suffering over four months with senile gangrene.  Mr. Kase was one of the pioneers of Richland County and as such was widely known throughout this section.  The deceased was born in Huntington County, N.J., Aug. 17, 1814, and came to this county with his parents in 1823, settling four miles from Mansfield.  About 40 years ago Mr. Kase embarked in the grocery and restaurant business in this city, retiring 20 years ago.  In 1830 he married Miss Susannah McFarland, who, with four children, survive him, two of whom live in this city, one daughter living at Chicago and one living at Emporia, Kas.  Mr. Kase at an early age joined the M.E. church and has ever since been a consistent Christian.  The funeral will be held from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Revs. Stevenson and Meese officiating, after which the remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 September 1892]

Kase, Susan McFarland -- Mrs. Susan Kase, a pioneer resident of Richland County, died suddenly this morning at 10:30 o'clock at Kase's boarding house, 58 South Main Street, after an illness of only a few hours.  She was aged 84 years, 6 months and 14 days.  For one of her advanced years she was in unusually good health and was able to be up and around.  She had been staying for a few days at the boarding house and this morning she did not get up at the usual time, but complained of feeling badly.  She was given attention, but became worse about 10 o'clock was stricken with apoplexy.  Dr. Harding was summoned and rendered professional attention, but the sufferer passed away at the hour mentioned.  Her end was peaceful.  Mrs. Kase's maiden name was Susan McFarland, a daughter of Robert McFarland and she was born Jan. 5, 1817 in Morgan County, Virginia.  She came to Ohio and Richland County, 70 years ago and lived on a farm 3˝ miles south of here.  She removed to Mansfield 60 years ago, this city having been her home ever since.  She was married to Samuel Kase, whom she survived nine years.  Mrs. Kase was a member of the M.E. church for 70 years and was also a worker in the Ladies' Aid society and the other enterprises of the church.  She leaves one son, Robert Kase, and three daughters, Mrs. J.C. Helt and Miss Anna Kase, of this city, and Mrs. Jacob Arting of Chicago.  Funeral services conducted by the Rev. O.D. Baltzly of St. Luke's Lutheran church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home of the deceased, 378 South Main Street.  [Mansfield News:  19 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 118]

Kasper, Oro A. -- Mansfield News Journal, 08 February 1985, p. 7A

Kastinowitz, Jacob -- Jacob Kastinowitz, a resident of "Pollocktown", who has frequently figured in police court cases on account of his persecutions of Miss Phoebe Wise, was found dead this morning in front of the north kitchen window of Miss Wise's house on the Olivesburg Road near the reformatory, and a short distance to the north of the Mansfield Improvement Company's stone quarry.  A wound in his right shoulder, the marks of the bullet in the sash of the kitchen window near where his body lay, as well as other marks and indications showed how he had met his death.  The discovery was made this morning about 9 o'clock by Assessor Elmer M. Terman, of Madison Township, who had gone to the home of Miss Wise on official business.  He went to the front door and knocked, but received no response.  Thinking that Miss Wise was probably in the kitchen and did not hear him knocking, Mr. Terman went around the north side of the house to the kitchen door and there saw the body of Kastinowitz lying in a pool of blood which had come from the wound.  The shot had been effective and death had evidently come very quickly after he was shot for there were no evidences of struggle.  He had probably gone to Miss Wise's home, during the evening, for he has been annoying her for a long time, and while trying to peer into the house had met his just deserts.  Beneath the north kitchen window was a plank laid on stones which he had evidently used to stand on and from which he fell when shot.  A long wire protruded from the window sash, and with this he had been pushing the heavy curtains aside, as was his custom, when prowling around Miss Wise's home.  The body of Kastinowitz was stiff when Mr. Terman found it, showing that he had been dead some hours.  Mr. Terman at once called a man named Stewart, who had come with him and had remained in the buggy while he went to the house.  Mr. Stewart came and looked at the body, after which the men at once drove to the city and informed Coroner Baughman of the affair.  The coroner, Sheriff Boals, Prosecuting Attorney W.H. Bowers, Officers O'Donnell and Madden went at once at the scene of the fatality.  The body was still undisturbed.  There was no one in the house and it was learned later that Miss Wise, who lives there alone, had come to the city this morning on the car which left the reformatory at 6:02.  When she got on the car west of her home the motorman spoke to her and remarked that she was out early, as it was not her custom to make a trip to the city so soon in the morning.  She replied "Yes" but said nothing regarding the dead man, or of her experience.  At Diamond Street she got off of the car.  Entrance was secured to the house by the officers and a search of the premises was made.  Officer Madden found the rifle with which the shot was fired wripped in some comforts in the bedroom upstairs.  Officer O'Donnell found a revolver under the cupboard in the kitchen.  The rifle was a Winchester No. 32 and was a splendid weapon.  The shot took effect in Kastinowitz's right shower, broke the collar bone, then ranged downward and inward, entering the lungs.  Coroner Baughman stated to a News reporter that death must have come very quickly and that if Kastinowitz did not die almost instantly he did not live more than five minutes at the utmost.  The sub clavian artery and vein were severed.  An investigation showed that Jake had probably been at work prying around the house for some time before his career was cut short by the rifle ball.  In the sash of one of the parlor windows on the north side of the house were three gimlet holes, which he had made either Sunday night or very recently.  In one of the holes of the sash a wire protruded, showing that he had been trying to push aside the curtains in that room before he began his operations at the kitchen window.  Miss Wise was accustomed to keep all the windows of the house closely curtained so that Jake could not look in but in spite of all her precautions he still continued to annoy her and took this way of looking in.  As for getting into the house, that was almost impossible for all of the doors were kept tightly barricaded and Miss Wise was vigilant.  Jake had frequently been warned that his depredations would end by his shooting and the persecuted woman took every means to rid herself of her tormentor.  A number of times she had him arrested, once he was sent to the Canton workhouse, and at other times she has made complaint of Kastinowitz's persecutions.  It is thought that he was undoubtedly insane.  He was in the asylum at one time and should have been kept there.  The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of Charles Schroer & Son, where the post mortem examination was held by Dr. Mecklem and Dr. Schambs and the body was dressed for burial.  As the body was being loaded into Schroer's undertaking wagon to be taken to the city, Kastinowitz's old mother came running up the road weeping and wailing.  She was unable to talk English, but in her own language she bewailed the fate of her son and asked that the body be taken to her home.  A couple of men were present who could talk to her and to them she pathetically told her troubles.  She said that Phoebe had led her Jake on and that she thought Phoebe should pay for burying him.  Mrs. Kastinowitz stated that Jake left home about 6 o'clock last evening.  The Kastinowitz home is on Jefferson Avenue, outside the city limits and is not far from the home of Miss Wise.  Jake lived at the home of his parents.  His father is John Kastinowitz, who is 73 years old.  He is feeble and unable to do much work.  Mrs. Kastinowitz stated that Jake had his own room at his home and that he did not keep late hours, but was usually at home and in bed by 9 o'clock.  When he didn't come home last night and was not home yet this morning she suspected that something was wrong and had intended to come to the city to inform the authorities, so that they might find him.  Jacob was 32 years old Sept. 4 last.  He was born in Austria-Hungary and has been in this country for 17 years.  Mrs. Kastinowitz said that Jake often told her that he didn't care anything for Phoebe, but that she usually let him into the house and that he liked to hear her play the piano.  She played so beautiful, he had said, in telling his mother about it and told her that was all he went to the house for.  The interior of the Wise home shows on every hand that its occupant dwelt in a state of constant siege and that she had taken every precaution to prevent the infatuated Jake from getting into the house.  The front door leads into the sitting room.  Next to that is a bedroom and next is the kitchen.  There are two parlors on the north, adjoining the sitting room and bedroom, and from the parlor is the stairway to the second floor.  Frequent have been the comments made that something should be done to prevent Jake from annoying Miss Wise any more and the sympathy has all been with her.  Advice has been given to her from time to time to shoot him if he continued to molest her and this advice has evidently been taken.  Of late Jake has renewed his annoying attentions.  Yesterday Miss Wise attended church and to a police officer she again made complaint against Jake's actions.  She received the advice to deal summarily with him.  It would take some time to tell of the numerous occasions on which the affairs of Jake Kastinowitz and Miss Wise have been brought  into court.  Jake often wrote notes to Phoebe, called her his "baby" and threatened to steal her and take her away to the south, where they could live happily together.  His attentions all along have not been reciprocated and have not only been annoying but insulting as well.  She lived in fear of him and was driven to desperation in the years since he has been pestering her.  Two panes of glass in the kitchen window were broken out by the explosion.  The bullet passed through both the upper and lower sashes where they come together.  The coroner's verdict will very likely be justifiable homicide.  Miss Wise was found this forenoon by Marshal Patton and officer John Huber at the home of a friend, Mrs. Martin Hoover, on South Main Street.  She went with the officers to the mayor's office to have her preliminary hearing.  Miss Wise appeared before the mayor in police court at 1:30 this afternoon.  She readily acknowledged that she had shot Kastinowitz.  She stated that he appeared at the house and that she shot him through the window about midnight, as near as she could judge.  Miss Wise came to the city at an early hour this morning to consult with some friends.  Miss Wise readily told the story of her troubles with Kastinowitz, which are already familiar to every reader in Richland county.  Several citizens called at the mayor's office today in the interest of Miss Wise and all expressed the opinion that she should not be imprisoned.  No attempt was made to give Miss Wise a hearing this afternoon, although Prosecutor W.H. Bowers was present.  Miss Wise was released on her own recognizance.  She will have a preliminary hearing at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.  But for the fact that it is desirable to carry out the formality of the law in case of a tragedy it is possible that the woman might not be held at all.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  24 May 1898, Vol. 14, No. 44]

Kastner, John -- 81Y;  former Galion, OH resident;  d. 5/3/1954 at Tiffin, OH;  b. 5/17/1872 at Shelby Settlement;  bur. Mt. Calvary Cem., Galion, OH  [MNJ 5/3/1954]

Kater, George -- bur. 1/9/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  56y, 8m, 12d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Katich, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Katich, 81, of 274 South Adams St., widow of Valentine Katich, died Tuesday afternoon at Mansfield General Hospital after an illness of two years. Born in Yugoslavia April 22, 1888, Mrs. Katich came to this country in 1913 and to Mansfield in 1947. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society Council of Catholic Women, CFU. She is survived by four sons, Paul, Matthew, and Charles Benick, all of Mansfield, and John, Washington D.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Cowan, Oregon, Mrs. Mary Kranwinkel of New York City, and Mrs. Daisy Peters of Mansfield; 31 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral High Mass will be offered at St. Peter's Catholic Church by Msgr. Edward C. Dunn Saturday morning at 9. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Submitted by Mike. [MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 24 December 1969]

Katker, Gilbert Charles -- 54Y;  Died at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  Born at Cincinnati, O., 4/2/1904;  Burial at Vine Street Hill Cem., Cincinnati, O. [MNJ 5/12/1958]

Kauf, Fred -- Fred Kauf, 92, a former resident of 236 East Arch St., died Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness. Mr. Kauf was born May 11, 1870, at Lucas, spending his entire life in this vicinity. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Main Street EUB Church. Surviving are two sons, Paul E. of 638 West Fourth St., and Glenn F. of 306 1/2 West Third St.; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Bendle of West Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Ethel Beard of 1542 Barbara Lane, Mrs. Lucile Miller of 210 Ohio St.; and Mrs. Blanche Smith, 1220 Wooster Rd.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, and one brother Philip Kauf of Mifflin. One daughter, Mrs. Hazel Weaver died Feb. 10, of this year. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in charge of his pastor, the Rev. Coburn C. Vandersall. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 17 October 1962, Pg. 3]

Kauf, Glenn F. -- Mansfield. Glenn F. Kauf, 80, of 1028 N. Trimble Road died at home Friday afternoon after a long illness. Born May 11, 1910, in Bellville, he lived in the Mansfield area all his life. Mr. Kauf was retired from Westinghouse and was a member of Moose Lodge 341. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Shilling Kauf; two daughters, Helen Ridenour of Mansfield and Betty Warner of Ashland; a son, Harold Thomas Kauf of West Virginia; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Paul Kauf of Rockledge, Fla.; and two sisters, Ethel Beard and Lucille Miller, both of Mansfield. Call hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Home of the Wappner Funeral Directors where services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev Cloyd Kress, chaplain at Mansfield General Hospital. Burial will be held in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield General Hospital Hospice Program. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 17 June 1990, Pg. 13A]

Kauf, Paul E. -- Paul E. Kauf, 73, a retired quality-control supervisor, died Jan. 21 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. Born in Lexington on April 13, 1917, Mr. Kauf moved to Brevard County in Florida eight years ago from Mansfield. He was an employee at Westinghouse in Mansfield until he retired. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Mansfield and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a technician fourth grade. Mr. Kauf fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received five Bronze Stars and the American, Eastern and European-African campaign medals. He also received the Good Conduct and World War II Victory medals. He was a life member of the Veterans of the Foreign Wars and a member of Moose Lodge Post 1046, both in Melbourne. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, the past master of Venus Masonic Lodge 152 in Mansfield and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Emma Mae Kauf of Rockledge, Fla.; three sons, Kenneth Kauf of Rockledge, Donald Kauf of Merritt Island, Fla., and Gary Kauf of Mansfield; two sisters, Ethel Beard and Lucille Miller, both of Mansfield; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were held Jan 25 at Florida Memorial Funeral Home near Melbourne. Burial was in the new Masonic Garden at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Mansfield by the Rev. Blake Wagner, with Masonic services by Venus Lodge 152. Submitted by Sally M. [Mansfield News Journal: 12 February 1991, p. 8A]

Kauf, William -- 81Y;  d. 6/28/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 2/11/1874 at Pittsburgh, PA;  h/o Elizabeth;  bur. Bellville Cem.  [MNJ 6/28/1955]

Kauffman, Anna Staman -- MIFFLIN TWP. -- Mrs. Kauffman, who had been sick for a long time, died last Monday morning at her home, aged 86 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. B.F. Hoover. Interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 28 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 46]

Kauffman, Benjamin -- Lexington.  Benjamin Kauffman an inmate of the County Infirmary was buried at this place on last Sunday.  He was about 80 years of age and an old citizen of Lexington.  The old man was terribly mangled and beaten and there is suspicion of that he had been cruelly and ill-treated and perhaps put out of the way.  An investigation will be had relative to his case.  --  [Bellville Star:  28 April 1887, Vol. 10, No. 31]

Kauffman, Christ -- d. 11/1/1868 at Mansfield;  73y;  b. Lancaster, Pa.;  white;  cause:  lung fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]  *A second entry for his death (on the same page), lists the cause of death as typhoid fever

Kauffman, Daniel -- Tuesday.  The Bucyrus Forum announces the death of Daniel Kauffman, a former resident of Richland County, which occurred at his late residence in Tiro.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 29]

Kauffman, John -- Lexington.  The remains of John Kauffman, who died at Chicago Junction, Wednesday, were brought here for interment beside his wife, Friday.  The body was accompanied by Dr. A.R. Kauffman, his brother.  The deceased was aged 42 years, 9 months and 20 days and was born in Lexington.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 February 1879, Vol. 13, No. 12]

Kauffman, Mrs. Wayne

Kauffman, Nancy (Fry)

Kaufman, ---- -- d. 10/21/1867 at Lucas;  white;  cause:  typhoid fever;  res. Lucas  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kaufman, Catherine -- d. 11/11/1870 at Shelby, no cause of death listed;  69y, 6m, 28d;  res. Sharon Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kaufman, Charlotte -- Mrs. Kaufman, mother of Mrs. Fagains, died on last Monday night.  Obituary will appear hereafter.  [Shelby Independent News: 06 April 1876, Vol. 8, No. 24]

Kaufman, Charlotte -- Died, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. G.W. Fagains, on Monday, April 3d., 1876, Mrs. Charlotte Kaufman, in the 72d. year of her age.  Mrs. Kaufman was born at Trenton, New Jersey, in 1804, and united with the M.E. Church in 1820.  She was married at Harrisburg, Pa., in 1826, and her husband died at Pittsburg of cholera in 1834, since which time she has lived in a state of widowhood.  She was thoroughly converted in early life, effecting not only the heart, but the life and dress.  She was fully devoted to God, and free from all doubt.  She lived and walked by faith.  Thoughtful, tenderness and care for the destitute and suffering, was one of her peculiar characteristics, especially in her early years, and in large cities where such scenes were abundant.  When the cholera prevailed in Pittsburg, she would go where many others would not, to minister to the sick and dying.  She has gone to her reward;  but has left the fragrance of a consecrated life behind, and her friends and acquaintances may now recall her many good deeds and kind words which "never die".  She was reared by pious parents, where she met, at her father's house, many of the old pioneers of the church, such as Bishop Asbury, Brohm and King.  She was a bold defender of the truth to the best of her ability, and was a living epistle known and read of all men.  Her mind for the last few years was seriously effected, by softening of the brain, forgetting her own daughter and family, and when out would get lost on the street;  yet on religious subjects, her mind remained strong and clear.  Her care for the sick was her ruling passion strong in death saying in her delirium, "I must go, that poor child is so sick, but pa don't want me to go."  Towards the close of her life, she several times exclaimed, "Glory to God".  Her last words were "Jesus will feed".  - F.  [Shelby Independent News: 13 April 1876, Vol. 8, No. 25]

Kaufman, ---- -- Monday.  The two-years-old child of Miss Kaufman, a member of the Sams family, died at the residence on North Sugar Street, yesterday afternoon, of diphtheria.  When Undertaker Niman called at the house he noticed several neighbors and children there.  He immediately ordered them away from the house, and to stay away.  The family claimed that the child had recovered from diphtheria and that it died of lung trouble.  Nevertheless the diphtheria sign was still nailed on the house and the neighbors, with their children, foolishly exposed themselves by calling at the house.  It will not be at all strange if more cases of the disease develop in that section of the city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 March 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 43]

Kaufman, Amelia Belle

Kaufman, Arthur L. -- A telegram was received this morning from Will Kaufman, who went to New York Saturday night, stating that the body of his brother, Arthur Kaufman, of Company M, who died Saturday night at Montauk Point, would arrive at Mansfield, Tuesday at 12:12 p.m.  An effort was made to reach Will Kaufman Saturday evening, but he did not receive the telegram and went on to New York.  The funeral will take place at the Mayflower church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. R.H. Edmonds.  At the close of the service the funeral procession will go to the Lutheran church and will proceed with the funeral procession of V.E. Bruce to the cemetery.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 80]

Kaufman, Arthur L.  -- The comrades and many friends of Arthur L. Kaufman, of Co. M, will be very sorry to learn of his death, which occurred at Montauk Point, L.I., Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.  He was among the last of the sick members of Co. M to be brought from Cuba and on his arrival at Montauk Point, he was at once taken to the hospital.  Encouraging reports regarding his condition were heard from time to time and it was thought that he would soon be able to return home and once more see those who were near and dear to him.  It was, therefore, all the more painful to his family and his friends as well, when the family received a telegram Saturday to the effect that Arthur was much worse, being in a serious condition.  His brother, Will Kaufman, left Saturday evening on B.&O., No. 8, for Montauk Point, but on receipt of a telegram during the evening to the effect that Arthur had passed away, Curt Kaufman, another brother, wired to Will to return home, as the body will be sent here for burial.  The deceased was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kaufman, of 319 Spring Mill Street, and was a brother of Curt K. Kaufman, of the B.&O. freight office.  Arthur was one of the recruits received while the regiment was at Camp Alger.  He was well liked by his comrades and all join in sympathy for the members of the bereaved.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  27 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 80]

Kaufman, Catharine

Kaufman, Herman -- Herman Kaufman, 75, of 250 Westbrook Ave., died Monday evening in Mansfield General Hospital following an illness of several months. He was born Jan. 20, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pa. mar. Kaufman was a retired sales manager for the United Cigar Co. in Philadelphia. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army. Surviving are on brother, Samuel of Philadelphia. Services will be held in the Wappner Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Baker, pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Sandy DeLauretis [Mansfield News Journal; 28 Feb. 1973, page 30]

Kaufman, Howard E. -- Howard E. Kaufman, 60, of 156 Larry Ave. died in Mansfield General Hospital Sunday after emergency surgery. He was born Dec. 22, 1913 in Knox County. He was a World War II veteran and worked as a pipefitter for 27 years. He was a member of the Lucas Congregational Church and had formerly served on the church board of trustees. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 42 of Norwalk. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Paul of Mansfield and Larry of Shelby; a daughter, Connie, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Michael (Betty) Diemer of Lexington; two grandchildren; five brothers, Earl of Mansfield, John of Akron, David of Phoenix, Ariz., George of Jeromesville, Carl of Loudonville RD 1; five sisters, Helen Kaufman of Brinkhaven, Mrs. Ralph Steward of Canton, Mrs. Arthur Elliot of Struthers, Mrs. Kenneth Nordick of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Mrs. Sylvia Solomon of Warren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lucas Congregational Church with Rev. Carl Key officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Calling hours at the Byerly Funeral Home in Lucas will be any time after 1 p.m. Tuesday and at the church an hour before the service. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman [Mansfield News Journal: Monday, December 15, 1974]

Kaufman, L.W. -- bur. 2/13/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  1y, 8m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Kauffman, Mrs. J.F. -- Lexington.  Mrs. J.F. Kauffman died on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery on Friday at 2 p.m.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 April 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 48]

Kaufman, Susanna -- Susanna Kaufman, 83, of Woodland Nursing Home died Sunday morning at Mansfield General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Antelope, N.D., Sept. 30, 1896, she came to Mansfield in 1919. Mrs. Kaufman was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The widow of Joseph Kaufman, she is survived by four sons. Joseph, Thomas, Anthony and Jack, all of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.  The vigil services will be held at the funeral home tonight at 7:15. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Transcribed by K. Stentzel. [Mansfield News Journal: 10 Feb 1980, p. 10]

Kaungle, George -- Thursday.  Ex-Conductor Conkling, of the N.W.O., was killed at Toledo this morning, while switching a train.  His remains will be brought here this evening for burial.  The deceased leaves a family and resided here.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]  Friday.  Geo. Kaungle, (not Conkling as stated yesterday) who was killed at Toledo yesterday morning, will be buried at Gibsonburg, Sunday.  His family went to Gibsonburg today.  A sad feature of the fatality is that the family had their household goods packed ready to ship to Toledo where the husband and father had a house rented and was prepared to received his family.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 December 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 29]

Kaunklin, Della M. -- Wednesday.  Miss Della M. Kaunklin, daughter of the late George Kaunklin, died Monday, at the home of Charles Heasmon, of Gibsonburg, aged 20 years.  Her death resulted from consumption.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 45]

Kautz, Elizabeth R. -- 84Y;  d. 5/18/1954 at Adams Rest Home, Willard, OH;  b. 3/4/1870 at Richland Co.;  bur. New Haven Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  5/19/1954]

Kay, Michael -- Sunday morning Michael Kay died at the Infirmary at the age of 86 and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery Monday.  [Mansfield Herald:  09 May 1889]

Kaylor, John Floyd -- DIED -- In Mansfield, December 23d., John Floyd, son of Samuel and Jane Kaylor, aged 2 years and 8 months. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 January 1885, Vol. 35, No. 7]

Keaster, ---- -- Jackson Township.  The youngest daughter of Jacob Keaster, a former resident of Jackson, died last Monday at the home of her brother-in-law, Eaber Dunlap, in Shelby.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 88]

Keating, Mrs. Thomas -- Mrs. Thomas Keating died Monday evening at her residence on East Diamond Street, of paralysis of the nerves.  She was taken to her bed on Sunday, and her death will be a surprise to our citizens.  She was a sister of Hon. H.C. Hedges, and was aged about forty-five years.  Her funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  21 May 1885, Vol. 35, No. 27]

Keating, Sarah J. -- d. 5/1885, paralysis;  45y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Keating, Walter -- Saturday.  Walter Keating, whose illness and the cause of which was mentioned yesterday, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning.  The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from his late home on West 2nd. Street, Rev. D.J. Meese, assisted by Rev. N.S. Albright, officiating.  Thos. Keating, father of the deceased, arrived this morning from Cincinnati.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 46]

Keck, George -- 64Y;  d. 12/2/1955 during hunting trip;  former Ashland, OH resident;  b. 8/18/1891 at Michigan;  WWI;  bur. at Mansfield  [MNJ 12/3/1955]

Keckler, Frank -- **see:  Shelby's Fourth Of July Tragedy

Keckler, Frank -- Coroner Baughman went to Shelby this morning and held an inquest over the dead.  He found the facts according to the above report, but failed to place the responsibility.  The three Shelby victims were consigned to their last resting place this afternoon.  Miss Ada Bloodhart was buried at 1 p.m.  Cyrus Kuhn was buried at 4 o'clock, and the remains of Frank Keckler were interred at 5 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57]

Keech, C.C. -- Bellville.  The sudden death of the venerable C.C. Keech on Sunday afternoon brought sadness to the heart of every resident of our village.  His fondness for walking had made his face familiar to all and his cheerful greeting will be missed by those who have met him in his daily walks.  The funeral service at the home of his daughter on Tuesday afternoon was attended by as many sympathizing friends and neighbors as could gain admission.  The high tributes of respect paid the deceased by Revs. Hubbell and Caldwell voiced the sentiment of every one present.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 April 1893]

Keech, Charles R. -- Charles R. Keech, of the American Suit and Pants Company, a well known business man of Mansfield, died very suddenly this morning about 9 o'clock at his place of business at 30˝ North Main Street.  He had been a sufferer for some time with heart trouble.  He was able to attend to business, however, and was otherwise in fairly good health.  He was at Bellville yesterday visiting his sister, Mrs. C.N. Ink, and when his partner, Henry Robbins, came to work this morning he found Mr. Keech sitting in a chair in the store complaining of feeling ill.  Mr. Keech had apparently begun to feel better for he went down street and called at the office of A.J. Twitchell.  He did not complain particularly of feeling ill.  He was also at Leonard & Bowers' office and attended to various business matters elsewhere, after which he returned to the store.  He then complained that he was felling very ill and lay down on a table in the room.  Mr. Robbins was busy about the room arranging goods, etc., and had scarcely noticed Mr. Keech come in until he heard a noise, and on going to the place where he was lying found him bad condition.  A physician was hastily sent for and lathough but a few minutes elapsed until Dr. Mitchell arrived, Mr. Keech find passed away.  Mr. Keech was the son of the late C.C. Keech and was about 53 years of age.  He has three sisters, one living in Cincinnati, Mrs. Charles N. Ink of Bellville, and Mrs. John Woods of Columbus.  He also has a brother, Richard Keech, at Coldwater, Mich.  Mr. Keech was never married.  He was for many years associated in the hatter and furrier trade with his father, was later with the Lahms and afterward in the employ of I. Shonfield.  In August, 1894, he became associated with Henry Robbins in the tailoring business at 30˝ N. Main Street.  The body was removed to J.A. Niman's undertaking establishment, and the relatives were informed of the death.  C.N. Ink, of Bellville, arrived in the city about noon to make arrangements for the funeral.  [Semi-Weekly News:  10 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 91]

Keech, Mrs. C.C.

Keech, Christopher C. -- Sandusky, O., May 31 -- Christopher C. Keech, a prominent resident of this city for many years, died this evening after a long illness.  He held many local offices of trust and was a presidential elector in 1876.  He was very highly respected in Northwestern Ohio and has a large number of acquaintances in Philadelphia, New York and Boston.  -- [re-printed in the Richland Shield & Banner:  06 June 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 3]

Keech, Nancy A. (Bate) -- DIED, At Bellville, at 4 o'clock a.m., March 7, Mrs. Nancy A. Keech, wife of C.C. Keech, aged 68 years.  Funeral in this city Sunday, March 9, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of William Rittter, No. 110 South Main Street.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  07 March 1890, Vol. 5, No. 311]

Keech, Nancy A. (Bate) -- As previously announced the funeral of the late Mrs. C.C. Keech, whose death occurred March 7, at the age of 68 years, will take place to-day at 2 o'clock p.m. from the home of the eldest daughter, Mrs. William Ritter, No. 110 South Main Street.  The funeral obsequies will be conducted by the Rev. J.W. Hubbell, pastor of the Congregational Church of this city, of which deceased was a faithful member.  Although the death of Mrs. Keech was not wholly unexpected yet when the dread summons came, a shock of regret as well as sympathy permeated the community.  Especially was this felt by the older citizens, who knew her well and only to love her.  The deceased was noted for hospitality, kindness of heart and happy disposition.  With a warm heart always striving to do good, her happy smiles and sparkling pleasantry always succeeded in making those around her cheerful and happy.  This faculty never failed her and abided to the end.  Although a consistent sufferer for several years past, she bore her sickness with meekness and patience, cheerfully and with Christian fortitude awaiting the end, her only regret being in leaving a devoted husband and children, the former having devoted the past five yeas in the vain endeavor to restore her to health and vigor.  The climate from the Atlantic to the Pacific slope was tried without avail, and at last home was sought and there surrounded by husband, children and friends she peacefully passed away.  The deceased, Nancy A. Bate, wife of Charles C. Keech, was of English parentage and was born at Montreal, Canada, May 1, 1822, and moved to Rochester, N.Y. with her parents when yet a child.  In the year 18?6 moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where she was married June 24, 1838.  Lived in Buffalo until 1847 and during that year moved to Mansfield, Ohio, where she has made her home for 43 years.  Their marriage took place 52 years ago.  The union was blessed by seven children, six of whom are living -- four daughters and two sons.  One daughter and son reside at Mansfield, the other daughters living at Bellville, Columbus and New Mexico, and a son at Flint, Mich.  There as not been a single death among her brothers and sisters until a month ago when a sister died at the ripe old age of 73.  Three brothers and one sister still survive her, the subject of this sketch being the youngest.  --  [Sunday Evening News (Mansfield):  09 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 1.  aka:  Mansfield Evening News]

Keech, Nancy A. (Bate) -- Friday.  Died, at Bellville, O., at 4 o'clock a.m., March 7th., Mrs. Nancy A. Keech, wife of C.C. Keech, aged 68 years.  The funeral will take place in this city Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Wm. Ritter, 110 South Main Street.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 March 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 43]

Keefe, Madeline E. -- Mrs. Madeline E. Keefe, 71, wife of William B. Keefe, a resident of 135 Rae Ave., died Sunday afternoon in Mansfield General Hospital following a three month illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1899 in Mansfield and lived here all her life. Mrs. Keefe was a 42 year employee of the Ohio Brass Co. and was manager of the billing department, retiring July 1, 1968. She was a member of the St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. James Whittaker of Flint, Michigan and Mrs. Robert McLaughlin of Lincoln, RI; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Laver of Mansfield. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 am. conducted by the Rev. Clyde A. McGee, pastor of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, in the absence of the Rev. Michael B. Gouldner, her pastor. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening.   Pallbearers for Mrs. Madeline E. Keefe, 71, of 135 Rae Ave., who died Sunday in Mansfield General Hospital and whose funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 am at the Wappner Funeral Home, will be: J.M. Whittaker, R.M. McLaughlin, Mark Whittaker, R.D. Sampsel, Howard Lee, Jack Smart, V.E. Zimmerman and E.L. Channell.  Submitted by Kathy. [Mansfield News Journal: 26 July 1971]

Keefe, William B. -- William B. Keefe, age 79, of 535 Lexington Ave., died unexpectedly Monday morning at the Woodlawn Nursing Home.  He was born May 23, 1902 in Bucyrus, Ohio living here for the past 56 years.  Mr. Keefe was a retired Westinghouse employee.  He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.  He was a Past Master of Venus Lodge No. 152 F & AM, Council No. 94 and Mansfield Chapter No. 28, Al Koran Temple of Cleveland, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Mansfield and Richland County Shrine Club, Baku Grotto, Elks Lodge No. 56, and a 50 year member and lifetime Honorary Member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity of Dennison University.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carol A.) McLaughlin of Lincoln, R.I.; one step daughter, Mrs. James (Frances) Whittaker of Flint, Michigan; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Keefe of Mentone, California.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 PM at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by his pastor Re. Gary Woodruff.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 PM.  Masonic services will be held at 8:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.  Submitted by krms10.  [Mansfield News Journal:  21 December 1981]

Keefer, Alice A. (Smith) -- BUTLER -- Alice A. Smith, oldest daughter of Isaac and Sarah Smith, was born Nov. 21, 1862, in Knox county. She was united in marriage to George B. Keefer, Dec. 31, 1885. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. J.F. Bemiller of Mansfield, and Mrs. A.S. Brown of Walace, Neb., who survive her. Mrs. Keefer has been in poor health the past four years, and submitted to an operation at a Mansfield hospital two weeks ago, but there was no hopes for her recovery. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one step-daughter, Mrs. Blanch Tuttle, of Marion, Ind., and one step-son, A.H. Keefer of Orville, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Shira of Greenwhich, Mrs. Lewis of Mansfield, E.E. Smith of Mansfield, Milton Smith of New York City. Funeral largely attended Sunday at Evangelical church, conducted by the Rev. C. W. Weltmer. Interment in the Four Corners cemetery. [RICHLAND COUNTY LEADER (Mansfield): 18 May 1922, Vol. 3, No. 23]

Keefer, Simon G. -- Death claims another victory at Wm. Keefer's.  On last Saturday morning, Sept. 27, about 4 a.m., Simon G. Keefer, aged 21 years, 9 months and 11 days, died of that dread disease typhoid fever, and it was only on the 7th. of the same month that his brother, Samuel F.'s light went out forever from the same fever.  Samuel's age was 23 years, 3 months and 19 days.  The whole family has been down with the fever with the exception of one girl, Rena.  Mrs. Jos. Fields, nee Sadie Keefer, is now lying at her home, near Amity, not expected to live with it.  The funeral of Simon took place on Sunday and was an exceedingly large one, the rigs alone numbering over 118.  Rev. Desenburg, of Ashland, conducted the funeral and the burial took place in the Ankenytown Cemetery.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  02 October 1890, Vol. II, No. 44]

Keeler, Janet E. -- Mansfield.  Janet E. Keeler, 86 of 1509 S. Lascerne Circle died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mrs. Keeler was born December 14, 1923 in Essex County, New Jersey, moving to Mansfield in 1946. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church, serving on many committees. She graduated from Nutley High School and the Berkley School of East Orange, New Jersey. Mrs. Keeler served in the U. S. Navy WAVES during World War II as an anti-aircraft gunnery instructor based in San Diego, California, where she met her husband-to-be, Walter G. Keeler Jr., whom she married in August of 1946. Mrs. Keeler was employed as a general manager of Mansfield Symphony Society, Inc. from September 1972 until she retired in May 1989. She remained active with the Richland Performing Arts Association as a member of the Board, serving on many committees. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Thomas Petan of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Judith and David Talaba of Palmer Lake, Colorado, and JoAnne and Jesse Roberts of Woodland, Colorado; six grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, John C. and Mary Sturtevant of Manasquan, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Agnes Sturtevant and her husband, Walter Keeler. Friends may call at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. James Kelsey of Park Avenue Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Park Avenue Baptist Church or Richland Performing Arts Association of Mansfield. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Gay Hoffman. [Mansfield News Journal: October 19, 2000]

Keenan, Richard -- Shiloh.  A public memorial service will be held Sunday at 9:30 a.m. during the regular church hour by members of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church for the Rev. Richard Kennan, who died Monday at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.  The Rev. George Billman will conduct the memorial service at the church.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Education Fund of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shiloh.  Submitted by Linda and Shirley [Friday 26 July 1985 News Journal Mansfield, O.]

Keesling, Henry -- bur. 9/13/1878 at Mansfield Cem., accidental death;  80y  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Keever, ---- -- Mt. Zion.  On Friday of last week, Henry Keefer and wife, M.L. Culler, S.H. Yates and the Misses Keever, attended the funeral of Grandfather Keever, near Six Corners, Ashland County.  The funeral sermon was preached by Mr. Hershey, at Chestnut Chapel, where the remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife.  The deceased was in his 89th. year.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 February 1892]

Keffer, Henry -- Henry Keffer, of the firm of Gandert & Keffer, died at the residence of his father in Petersburg, last Thursday, of Bright's disease of kidneys, aged 44 years.  His remains arrived here Saturday and were taken to the residence of Elias Troutman, on East First Street, and from there escorted to the Cemetery by his Masonic brethren Saturday evening at 4 o'clock.  Two daughters and one son survive him.  [Ohio Liberal: 28 August 1878]

Keffer, Henry -- bur. 8/21/1878 at Mansfield Cem., asthma;  45y   [Ohio Liberal:  04 September 1878]

Kefler, ---- -- bur. 8/1888 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Kegg, Fannie -- Sunday.  Miss Fannie Kegg, aged 17, daughter of S.B. Kegg, of West Bloom Street, died yesterday.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. D.W. Smith, D.D., officiating.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 March 1893]

Keifer, Lydia

Keiffer, Mrs. George -- Independence.  Died, Mrs. Geo. Keiffer, last Monday evening, of consumption, and was buried at Four Corner's Wednesday.  She leaves a husband and two little children.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 29]

Keightley, Emric -- Emric Keightley, aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keightley died very suddenly at his home. Mr. and Mrs. Keightley have lost nine sons and one daughter, all dying young. Emeric's parents, two brothers and one sister survive. Emric was a member of the Lutheran Church. All of the acquaintances express their heartfelt sympathy with the family in their sorrow and affliction. Paul Keightley is a very well respected citizen and this is a heavy stroke of sorrow in his declining years.  Submitted by Kathy.  [Mansfield Daily Shield; 13 May 1903]

Keightley, Mary Keiser -- Mary Keiser Keightley was born in Ashland County, November 19, 1829 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T N Milligan near Ontario, Monday, March 4, 1912, aged 82 years, three months and 14 days. Early in life she untied with the Baptist Church of Mifflin, having lived in that vicinity about 60 years. On the eighth of August, 1852, she was united in marriage with Nathaniel Keightley, who preceded her to that better world about 15 years ago. To this marriage were born five daughters, only two of whom are living; Mrs. Robert Simpson of near Mifflin, and Mrs. T N Milligan of Ontario. She is survived by one brother, B.F. Keiser; one sister, Mrs. John Nunmaker, both of Mansfield. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of T N Milligan. Submitted by Kathy. [Mansfield Daily Shield; March 5, 1912, p. 2]

Keightley, Nathaniel -- Mifflin.  Died -- at his home in Mifflin, Monday afternoon, Nathaniel Keightley, aged 61 years.  He had been a sufferer for a number of years with stomach trouble.  He was a well known and highly respected citizen of this place.  He leaves a wife and two daughters, both married, to mourn his loss.  Burial service was conducted by the Rev. Hoover in the Lutheran church on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Interment in the Mifflin Cemetery.  A host of friends and neighbors extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.  [Semi-Weekly News:  09 October 1896, Vol. 12, No. 82]

Keil, John -- Keil Rites -- Funeral services for John Deil, 73, of 83 Greenwood Ave., who died Friday at his home after a lingering illness, will be held a 1 p. m. Monday at the Wappner Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold L. Konz, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Mr. Keil is survived by his wife, Alice Naylor Neil; a brother-in-law, J. Russell Lutz, 206 Taylor Rd.; a brother, Harry Keil, 275 Harker St.; and three nephews, George Keil of Shelby; Ralph Keil of near Lucas; and Harold Keil of Germany. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: Sunday, August 11, 1963, pg 6]

Keipp, Anton J. -- Anton J Keipp, 73, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Jan. 30, in Payson, Ariz., after an extended illness.  Mr. Keipp was born in Austria-Hungary Nov. 18, 1903, and lived in this area until 1958.  Surviving are his parents,  Mr. and Mrs Anton J Keipp of Mansfield; his wife, Dorothy of Payson, Ariz.; one son, Lt Col. Martin W. Keipp of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Mrs Kenneth (Barbara) Horvath of Mansfield; one brother, Nicholas, of Mansfield; six sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kutschall of Mansfield, Mrs. Magdalene Goettl, Mrs. Catherine Kell, Mrs. Sue Boehe, Teresa Hallabrin and Marilou Fisher, all of Arizona; and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 1, and burial was in Payson.  Submitted by Cliff V.  [Mansfield News Journal:  07 February 1977, p. 5]

Keirschbaum, John

Keiser, ---- -- d. 6/1885, stillborn;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Keiser, ---- -- The infant child of Mr. & Mrs. M.E. Keiser, of Shelby, is dead.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 86]

Keiser, ---- -- Shelby.  The infant child of M.E. Keiser died Monday and was buried Tuesday.  [Semi-Weekly News:  18 September 1896, Vol. 12, No. 76]

Keiser, ---- -- Shelby.  A little daughter of Will Keiser died last Wednesday of diphtheria.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 December 1896]

Keiser, ---- -- Shelby.  Another daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Keiser died Friday, with diphtheria.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 December 1896, Vol. 12, No. 96]

Keiser, Catharine -- Friday.  Catharine Keiser, aged 37 years and 6 months, wife of Christian Keiser, died yesterday at her home on the Lexington road, 2 miles south of the city.  The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Beusser, of the German Reformed Church, will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 November 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 28]

Keiser, Catherine

Keiser, J.H.  -- J.H. Keiser, a Mansfield boot and shoe dealer, died Aug. 30th.  [Bellville Star:  07 September 1882, Vol. 5, No. 49]

Keiser, Michael -- d. 3/1885, pneumonia;  58y;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Keiser, Michael (Capt.)

Keith, Anna A. -- bur. 4/1888 at Mansfield Cem., heart & lung disease;  18y, 4m, 15d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Keith, Bertie M. -- bur. 1/21/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  7y, 7m, 15d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Keith, Cleona Moores -- 75Y;  d. 5/24/1954 at home, Monday;  wid/o Lorin A.;  b. 10/6/1878 at Mansfield;  d/o Alfred & Mary (Colvin) Moores;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [Mansfield News Journal:  25 May 1954]

Keith, David -- David, son of Andrew Keith, who resides at No. 16 N.E. Diamond Street, died Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock of lung trouble.  Age twenty-one years.  [Mansfield Herald:  09 December 1886]

Keith, Elizabeth -- Mrs. Elizabeth Keith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Corts, in Cleveland, Friday, aged 56 years.  Mrs. Keith was the widow of the late George Keith and they were well known Mansfield people.  The remains of Mrs. Keith will be brought here for burial.  She was a sister of Mrs. Jacob Massa.  [Mansfield Daily Shield: 19 December 1908, p. 2]

Keith, Ferrell J. -- Bellville - Ferrell J. Keith, died early today at Mansfield Sanitarium - Hospital after a three-week illness. He was a guard at the Mansfield reformatory for the last seven years.  Surviving are his widow, Phyllis; two sons, Ferrell jr., and Robert both of Richmond, Ind.; and three sisters Miss Bess Carlson of Cleveland; Mrs. Edith Hoffman of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Mrs. Alice Mather of Cleveland.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Saturday at the Snyder funeral home in Bellville, with Rev. ? G. McGoldrick, of Martinsburg, officiating. Burial will be in Bellville cemetery.  Submitted by Merry.  [Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) 1947 January 29]

Keith, Jennie I. (Finleyson) -- Dr. Jennie I. Keith was born at Alden, Minnesota, on the 10th. day of November, 1865 and died in Bellville, Ohio on the 20th. day of July, 1924, aged 58 years, 8 months and 10 days, her maiden name being Jennie I. Finleyson, her husband having preceded her in death on the 18th. day of December, 1903.  There was born to this family four children, Mrs. Edith Huffman of Ft. Myers, Florida, Mrs. Bessie Carlson of Cleveland, Ohio, Ferrel and Alice Keith of Bellville, Ohio.  With the exception of Mrs. Hoffman, three of the children are present to pay their last respects to a dear and loving mother, whose life was spared to see her children grow to man and womanhood.  Dr. Keith and her husband, Dr. Melvill C. Keith, came to Bellville in the spring of 1892, and established what is known as "The Keith Health Home" and gave their time and means for the suffering humanity.  Dr. Keith was known far and near.  She was a highly respected physician and citizen;  she always gave freely and cheerfully to those in need.  Dr. Keith united with the Presbyterian church since coming to Bellville.  <<scripture omitted>>  [Bellville Star:  24 July 1924]

Keith, John T. -- Ex-Commissioner Jno. T. Keith died at his home two miles northwest of the city Wednesday week from cancer in the throat and mouth.  The funeral took place from his late residence Thursday.  [Mansfield Herald:  11 March 1886]

Keith, John T. -- bur. 3/1886 at Mansfield Cem., cancer;  53y, 2m, 19d  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Keith, Michael

Keith, Miriam (Naumann)  [approx. 1989]

Keith, Mrs. M. -- Died, ate 84 years, on March 19, 1824, married 61 years.  Had 13 children, 70 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.  [Mansfield Gazette:  25 March 1824.  From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Keith, Pamelia -- Died, On Tuesday, July 24, 1872, Mrs. Pamelia Keith, mother of Geo. Keith, aged 64 years, 10 months and 17 days.  [Shelby Independent News:  01 August 1872, Vol. 4, No. 40]  *see also:  Permilla Keith

Keith, Permelia -- d. 7/24/1872 at Bloominggrove Twp.;  64y, 10m, 14d;  b. Weller Twp.;  white;  cause = consumption;  res. Madison Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Keith, Permilla -- d. 7/24/1872 at Jackson Twp.;  67y, 2m, 3d;  b. Pennsylvania;  widowed;  white;  cause = consumption;  res. Jackson Township [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths] *see also:  Pamelia Keith

Keiting, Walter -- Walter Keiting died early Saturday morning at 12:50.  It has been reported that the death of this young man resulted from a blow of a ball, thrown by one of his playmates, hitting him on the spine;  but there is not truth in that report.  A Herald reporter interviewed Drs. Erwin and Race, the attending physicians, on Saturday and learned the following facts:  That death resulted from spinal meningitis, sometimes called spotted fever, an atmospheric disease and that being hit on the spine by a ball would only cause concussion, not matter how hard he was struck;  so had no effect on the disease.  There have been 8 cases of this disease in this city during the past 2 months, every one of which have proved fatal.  The funeral will take place from the house Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield Herald:  04 April 1889]

Kelber, Elizabeth -- Shelby.  Mrs. Elizabeth Kelber, aged 76, died at Vernon Thursday of general debility.  She was buried at Spring Mills Saturday, Rev. Wilson, of the M.E. church, this city, officiating.  --  [(Mansfield) Semi-Weekly News:  04 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 1]

Kell, Ella -- The funeral of Mrs. Ella Kell was held at her late home on Grange Street, Lexington, Friday afternoon at two o'clock p.m. and burial was made in Lexington Cemetery, Rev. C.D. Secrist of Bellville conducting the funeral services.  Mrs. Kell was a member of the Christian Church in Lexington.  She was born in Morrow County, Ohio, aged 64 years. but has been a resident in Lexington for many years.  She is survived by her husband M.A. Kell, one sister Mrs. Alice Ferguson of Cleveland, one brother Willard Bachelder and a number of nephews and nieces.  Mrs. Kell was well and favorably known in the town and community in which she had lived and will be greatly missed by her many friends who knew her best.  Friends and relatives who attended the funeral of Mrs. Ella Kell from a distance were Mrs. Elmer Bachelder and daughter of Delphos, Ohio, John Willis and son of Canton, Mrs. Irvin Ferguson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kell, of Mansfield.  [Richland County Leader:  25 January 1923, Vol. 4, No. 4]

Kellar, James -- James Kellar, a farmer, who lived in the northwestern part of Troy Township, about three and one-half miles southwest of the village of Ontario, was accidentally killed yesterday.  It was the same old story of blowing into the gun to find whether it was loaded.  He found out but never lived to tell.  Mr. Kellar was preparing to butcher at the time of the accident.  How the gun came to go off at that particular moment is not known, but it is supposed the man had his foot on the hammer of the weapon.  The bullet struck him in the mouth and passed upwards and inclining slightly backwards, coming out a little to one side of the top of his head.  He died almost immediately after being shot.  Mr. Kellar was about 50 years old and leaves a wife and six children, three of whom are married.  He was well respected in the community and the sad occurrence was a great shock to the neighbors and friends.  The funeral took place Saturday afternoon.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  20 November 1890, Vol. II, No. 51 as reprinted from Friday's Richland Shield & Banner]

Kellar, Louis Newton -- 85Y;  d. 5/22/1956 at Richland Hosp.;  b. 10/16/1870 at Tyler Co., WV;  Mansfield resident 1929-1956;  h/o Augustie Christie;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 5/22/1956]

Keller, ---- -- The Norwalk (OH) Reflector says:  "Mrs. Keller, a German woman of about 60 years, residing in the northeast corner of Peru township in the "Dutch Settlement" was burned to death on Friday last, under the following lamentable circumstances, as we learn them from Mr. Minor Cole, who was at the scene of the occurrence soon after it happened.  She had set fire to some stumps in a field and as the fire was spreading from the stumps to the fence, it is supposed she went out again to extinguish the flames.  Her two sons were absent from the home, and nothing definite is known about it;  but when they came home they found her dead in the field, her body burned to a crisp.  Mrs. Keller was one of the earliest German settlers in Peru, and was very highly esteemed by all her neighbors.  She was the mother of a large family, among them Mrs. Peter Ott, of this city (Mansfield).  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 August 1874]

Keller, ---- -- bur. 7/30/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  stillborn;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Keller, ---- -- Shelby.  The remains of the child of Philip Keller, which was burned to death last Friday, were taken to Crestline Sunday for interment.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Keller, ---- -- The 20-months-old child of Mr. & Mrs. Philip Keller, residing on Auburn Street, in Shelby, was burned to death at 4 p.m. Friday.  Mrs. Keller had left the house for a few minutes and, during her absence the baby got hold of matches with which its dress was set afire.  It was terribly burned and died an hour after the accident.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Keller, ---- -- Butler.  The 18-year-old daughter of John Keller, of near North Liberty, died last Thursday night from the effects of a surgical operation performed on one of her lower limbs for bone cancer.  Funeral took place on Saturday.  [BUTLER ENTERPRISE:  17 August 1893, Vol. V, No. 38]

Keller, Edward B. -- 74Y;  d. 4/6/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp., Mansfield;  b. 4/24/1880 near Shelby;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [MNJ 4/6/1955]

Keller, Elner

Keller, George -- At 2 o'clock this afternoon the remains of the late ex-Councilman George Keller were laid away in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Rev. H.L. Wiles delivered a short sermon at the house, after which the funeral cortege was formed, and the march to the cemetery was begun.  The procession was headed by the police, the members of the Masonic bodies of the city, with which the deceased had long affiliated, acting as an escort.  In the ranks were members of the Mansfield Lodge 19, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a member, the city's council and the Till Club.  The funeral cortege was a large one, an excellent tribute to one well known and universally respected.  At the cemetery the beautiful Masonic funeral ceremony was read, and all that remained mortal of George Keller was consigned to its last resting place.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 5]

Keller, George -- Ex-Councilman George Keller expired at 12:45 o'clock this morning, at the Keller House, on North Main Street.  His death had been expected daily for the past two months, during which time he had been suffering with a complication of diseases.  Several weeks ago Mr. Keller began to have attacks of heart failure and sustained another attack last night, which caused his death.  Mr. Keller was one of the most prominent Democrats and business men of this county.  He was born in July, 1847, on a farm near Crestline, and was married in 1871.  His wife and one daughter, Mrs. John Bowers, survive him.  Mr. Keller came to this city about twenty years ago and was employed as a bricklayer and finally became a contractor.  In 1876 he went into partnership with J.N. Atherton under the firm name of Atherton & Keller, contractors, and for fourteen years they were the leading and most successful contractors of this city.  About four years ago the partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Keller bought the hotel on North Main Street, of which he was proprietor at the time of his death.  Mr. Keller was elected member of the city council for two terms, and was president of that body from May, 1893, to May, 1894.  Mr. Keller was a member of Mansfield Lodge, No. 35, F. & A.M., Mansfield Lodge, No. 19, I.O.O.F., and also of Canton Mansfield.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence.  The Masons will have entire charge of the funeral, and will be assisted by the Rev. H.L. Wiles, of the First English Lutheran church.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 5]

Keller, George

Keller, James

Keller, Joel -- d. 2/4/1873 at Franklin Twp.;  75y, 11m;  married;  b. Pennsylvania;  white;  cause = lung disease;  res. Franklin Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Keller, John -- Died, Of heart disease and congestion of the brain, near Findlay, Ohio, Mr. John Keller, aged 30 years, 5 months and 26 days.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 July 1876]

Keller, Mary Ann -- Saturday.  Mary Ann Keller, of this city, died today in Hillsdale County, Michigan.  Deceased was a sister of Mrs. M.V.B. Finfrock.  The remains will be brought here for interment.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39]

Keller, Mary Ann -- The remains of Miss Mary Ann Keller, who died on Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Daniel Barkdull, in Hillsdale County, Michigan, arrived today and were taken to the home of her brother-in-law, M.V.B. Finfrock.  Tomorrow at 10 a.m., after suitable exercises at the house, the remains will be taken to Oakland Church, four miles north of the city, where the funeral sermon will be preached by her pastor, Rev. D.W. Smith.  The interment will take place at the Syders burial ground where the parents of the deceased are buried.  Miss Keller was in the 71st. year of her age and was a Christian lady noted for her good deeds and her devotion to the church of her choice.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 February 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 39]

Keller, Mrs. Charles P.

Keller, Peter  -- Shelby.  Peter Keller, formerly of this city, died last week in Van Wert County infirmary.  His wife and two children live here.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  14 January 1898, Vol. 14, No. 4]

Keller, Peter - Monday.  Peter Keller, aged 77 years, died at the home of his step-son, J. Frank Weldon, at 9 o'clock this morning after a short illness.  The deceased was well and favorably known.  A wife and two children, Thomas Keller and Mrs. Anna Hossinger, survive him.  The funeral services, conducted by Rev. R.T. Stevenson, will take place at the residence of J.F. Weldon, 106 West Fourth Street, tomorrow at 3 p.m.  Interment at St. John's church cemetery, near Perrysville, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 April 1893]

Keller, Stephen -- Shelby. Stephen H. Keller, 82, of Shelby Settlement East Rd., died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at Shelby memorial Hospital after a short illness. He spent his entire life in the Shelby Settlement area and he was a retired farmer. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Incomplete. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: 13 May 1975, p. 19]

Keller, Susan -- After having been an invalid for years and confined to her bed for over 4 years, Mrs. Susan Keller, died this morning at one o'clock of a complication of diseases.  Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pell Patterson, 4 miles west of the city, where she has resided for some years.  Mrs. Keller was born in Indiana 65 years ago last April.  Later the family removed to this county.  Mrs. Keller's husband died about 15 years ago.  She is survived by one son, George Keller, of Toledo, and five daughters, Mrs. William Downend, Mrs. Henry Tooker and Mrs. Joseph Shatto, all of Toledo;  Mrs. Mary Spoolman, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Pell Patterson, who lives 4 miles west of the city.  The funeral services will probably be held Monday, conducted by the Rev. W.O. Scott, of the M.E. church at Butler.  Interment at Lexington.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 29 reprinted from the Richland Shield & Banner]

Kelley, Edward

Kelley, Joseph -- Died in Cleveland on August 23, 1823, Col. Joseph Kelley, aged 29 years.  [Mansfield Gazette:  28 August 1823.  From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Kelley, Minerva -- bur. 2/6/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  30y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Kelley, Thomas A. -- Saturday.  Thomas A. Kelley, son of Deputy Probate Judge L.C. Kelley, died last evening with consumption, after a lingering illness of several months.  The deceased was 24 years old May 3rd. last, and had a large circle of friends who will be grieved to learn of his demise.  "Tom" was a general favorite and an excellent young man.  December 24th., 1887, he was married to Elvina Goul, who survives him.  The funeral will take place at 4 p.m. tomorrow from his late residence on West Bloom Street, Rev. H.L. Wiles officiating.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 4]

Kellogg, Adelaide -- Monday.  The funeral services of Miss Adelaide Kellogg, the high school teacher, were held at the residence of L.R. Dronberger yesterday afternoon, Rev. J.W. Hubbell, D.D., officiating.  On the casket was a profusion of flowers, among them being a wreath in the shape of a harp, presented by the pupils of the high school.  The remains were taken last night to Smyrna, N.Y., Miss Kellogg's home, where they will be interred tomorrow forenoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892]

Kellogg, Adelaide -- Miss Adelaide Kellogg, aged 45 years, died at the residence of L.R. Dronberger corner Sturges Avenue and West First Street, a few minutes after 8 o'clock last evening.  Miss Kellogg came to this city last fall from her home at Smyrna, N.Y. and took charge of the junior high school, serving as principal until three weeks ago when she was taken ill, her complaint developing into catarrhal consumption.  She grew rapidly worse until death resulted last evening.  The deceased was a member of the First Congregational church and during her short residence in Mansfield had made many friends, being especially beloved by her pupils.   Mr. & Mrs. Ferris, of Syracuse, N.Y., her brother-in-law and sister, the only living relatives of the deceased, were at her bedside during her last hours.  The pupils of the junior high school will view the remains at 8 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and services for the friends will be held at the residence at 4 o'clock, Rev. J.W. Hubbell officiating.  The interment will take place at Smyrna, N.Y.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892]

Kellogg, George C. -- The Denver Rocky Mountain News of July 6 has the following account of the death of George C. Kellogg, son-in-law of Robert H. McMann, the latter a former well known Mansfield man and himself the son-in-law of the one-time Mansfield banker, Willard Hickox.  Word reached Denver at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon of the death of George C. Kellogg, of Lake Geneva, Wis., R.H. McMann, father-in-law of the young man, received a telegram from his daughter stating the news of her husband's death.  No intimation of Mr. Kellogg's serious condition had reached friends here.  They knew that he had been suffering from hip trouble and gone to Lake Geneva two months ago for rest and a possible cure.  The immediate cause of his death is believed to have been excessive heat, which overcame him at Chicago last week.  Deceased was the junior member of Brannen & Kellogg, 1622 Arapahoe Street.  He was one of the best known and most popular insurance men in the city.  Mr. Kellogg was 34 years old.  His parents live in Chicago and he received his early education there, coming to Denver a number of years ago.  He was in both the Colorado National and Denver National banks until ten years ago, when he went into business for himself, forming the partnership that has since remained.  He married Miss Mary McMann, daughter of R.H. McMann, banker of 1474 Grant Avenue, and two children were born to them, aged 2 and 8 years.  The family home is at 1433 Franklin Street.  From the date of the wedding trip a peculiar fatality in the nature of hip disease troubled Mr. Kellogg.  This malady grew worse each year, but he bore his suffering with wonderful fortitude and patience.  The body, accompanied by Mrs. Kellogg and two sons, will leave Chicago this afternoon and reach Denver tomorrow.  The funeral will probably be held Monday.  Deceased was a Shiner and a prominent Mason.  [Mansfield News:  09 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 109 as reprinted from the Denver (CO) Rocky Mountain News of 06 July 1901]

Kellogg, George C. -- Mrs. W.L. Miner received a letter yesterday from relatives in Denver. Col. giving an account of the death of George C. Kellogg, at Geneva Lake, Wis., where he had gone with his family for the benefit of his health.  Mrs. Kellogg is a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R.H. McMann formerly of Mansfield.  [Mansfield News:  09 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 109]

Kellogg, Lucy -- Shelby.  Mrs. Lucy Kellogg, aged 72 years, died Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.A. Howe, on West Main Street, of creeping paralysis.  The funeral was held at Auburn Center, Thursday morning, the cortege leaving here at 9 o'clock.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  26 August 1898, Vol. 14, No. 71]

Kellogg, Mrs. Bolivar -- Mrs. Bolivar Kellogg, a sister of Mrs. L.J. Bonar, of this city, and well known here where she has often visited, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.P. Sobey, in Cleveland.  Mrs. L.J. Bonar, accompanied by Mrs. James Bonar, went to Cleveland Thursday morning to attend the funeral.  Mrs. Kellogg was about 70 years old and at one time resided in this city.  She was the widow of Bolivar Kellegg, an attorney of Ashland, who died many years ago.  Mrs. Kellogg's married life was spent mostly at Ashland.  There her husband is buried and there, it is likely, her body will be taken for interment.  Mrs. Kellogg had been in ill health for some time past, but Mrs. Bonar had not heard that her sister was in a serious condition until the sad news came of her death.  she leaves only one daughter, Mrs. J.P. Sobey.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 103]

Kelly, ---- -- Died, at Portland (?) on 8/3/1823, a child of Mr. William Kelly, aged 7 months.  [Mansfield Gazette:  14 August 1823.  From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

Kelly, Emma J. -- Bellville.  Died, on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Emma J. Kelly, daughter of Dr. J.W. and Hattie E. Kelly, aged 4 years and 15 days.  The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Revs. Kelly and Philpott.  --  [Bellville Star:  23 February, 1888, Vol. 11, No. 22]

Kelly, James -- bur. 1/1886 at Mansfield Cem., old age;  84y, 8m, 15d  [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886]

Kelly, Jane

Kelly, Joseph H. -- Joseph H. Kelly was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., February 20, 1827, and worked on a farm until he was 22 years of age, when he came to Millersburg, Ohio, where he learned the tinner's trade.  He came from Millersburg to Bellville and worked for Henry Heist in a frame building that formerly occupied the ground on which Fisher's grocery now stands.  When Heist sold out to Markey & Walker he continued in their employ.  When he quit working for Markey & Walker he went to Lexington and worked for James Boggs four years, when he engaged in business for himself and remained there eleven years, when he came to Bellville and continued in business in his property on North Main Street until June 1st., when he was taken sick.  The deceased was married forty years ago to Miss Harriett Baker, who survives him.  Their union was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter.  Dr. J.W. Kelly, the eldest son, resides here.  Robie Kelly is engaged in the tailoring business at Spokane Falls, Wash., and Ed., who is traveling for Voegle & Dinning, resides at Omaha, Neb.  The daughter, Mrs. Josie Kenton, is a resident of this place.  The subject of this sketch was taken sick June 1st. and died October 11, 1893, aged 66 years, 7 months and 21 days.  The funeral took place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.A. Kenton, on Huron Street, Bellville, Ohio, Friday, October 13, 1893, under the auspices of Bellville Lodge, No. 306, I.O.O.F., Elder C.S. Cliffe, of the Christian church conducted the services at 10 o'clock a.m., and the remains were laid to rest in the Bellville Cemetery.  His sickness was of long duration, and when the summer's breeze waved the bearded grain as gently rocks the sea, and it sweetly kissed the reaper's brow, the subject of this sketch sought his chamber to lie down and await the reaper's coming.  But his hardy constitution, tender nursing, and skillful medical treatment enabled him to wrestle with and stay the cold hand of death for a period of nearly four months. – [BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT:  11 May 1893, Vol. 5, No. 52]

Kelly, Joseph H.

Kelly, Joseph H. -- Bellville.  Joseph H. Kelly, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie Kenton, on Wednesday, Oct. 11th., aged 66 years.  The funeral took place at 10 a.m. on Friday under the auspices of the I.O.O.F.  Discourse by Rev. C.S. Cliffe.  Mr. Kelly has been in business in this place for many years and was known as an honest and upright man.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 22]

Kelly, Jane -- DIED, At the residence of her son-in-law, William Johnston, on Marion Avenue, Mrs. Kelly, aged 85 years.  Funeral notice later.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  16 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 87]

Kelly, Jane -- Mansfield, June 17.  The funeral of the late Mrs. Jane Kelly, will take place from her residence on Marion Avenue at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.  --  [Mansfield Evening News:  17 June 1890, Vol. 6, No. 88]

Kelly, Jane -- Monday.  Mrs. Jane Kelly, widow of Jas. Kelly, died at her home, 100 Marion Avenue, at 20 minutes past 9 o'clock last night.  She was the mother of Wm. Kelly and Mrs. Wm. Johnson.  The deceased was about 85 years old.  No time has yet been set for the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 June 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 5]

Kelly, Mary - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kelly, 92, of 162 Lind Ave., the widow of Asa Kelly, who died at her home Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Marlborough Church, near Leonardsburg, O. Burial will be in the Marlborough Cemetery. Friends may call this evening at the Wappner Funeral Home. Submitted by Linda and Shirley. Typed by Georgia. [ Mansfield News Journal - June, 16, 1968 - Page 12]

Kelly, Thomas -- Thomas Kelly, son of Probate Judge Kelly, died about five o'clock Friday evening, after a few months' illness from consumption.  [Mansfield Herald:  13 June 1889]

Kelly, Thomas -- Thomas Kelly, son of Probate Judge Kelly, died about five o'clock Friday evening, after a few months' illness from consumption.   [Mansfield Herald:  13 June 1889]

Kelsay, David—Denver, Colorado. A former Mansfield resident, David Kelsay, 33, of 2720 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge, Colo., died Wednesday night at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver from injuries received in an auto accident that occurred just outside Denver at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday.  Kelsay was reportedly thrown from his vehicle when it struck a guard rail.  Born in Mansfield Aug. 27, 1947, Mr. Kelsay attended St. Peter’s Parochial School and graduated from Madison High School. He was a merchandise manager for the Joslin Department Stores in Denver.  Surviving are his wife, Cheryl, his mother, Mrs. Florence Kelsay of Mansfield; and a brother, Ralph of Mansfield.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Geiger-Herlihy Funeral Home.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  [Mansfield News Journal, Friday, 31 July 1981]  [Typist’s note: According to the Cemetery index, he is buried in Section 4, Lot 18 of the Mansfield Catholic Cemetery along with his mother, Florence, and father, James, who died 12 September 1989 and 24 September 1964, respectively.]

Kelser, Alexander -- The body of Alexander Kelser, who died Wednesday at Shelby as the result of being struck by a B.&O. freight train, was brought here today at 10:05 o'clock and was taken to Loudonville for burial.  Mr. Keiser was a member of the K. of P. and I.O.O.F. fraternities and had $1,000 insurance in each.  A number of Odd Fellows and K.P.'s were at the depot when the body arrived here and some floral tributes were given.  Mr. Kelser's daughter, Bessie, who lives at Shelby, and was injured in the bridge accident Monday, accompanied the funeral party.  Mrs. Jonathan Uhlich, matron of the Children's Home, took the three sons, Fred, John and Tod, who are inmates of the institution, to Loudonville to attend their father's funeral.  Mr. Keiser was a cousin of J.W. Keiser, of this city.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57]

Kelser, Alexander -- Alexander Kelser, formerly a resident of Mansfield and for a time of Loudonville, was struck by a Baltimore & Ohio freight train at an early hour this morning and fatally injured.  Kelser is about 36 years of age and a carpenter by occupation.  He has three children in the Children's Home and one daughter in Shelby.  The latter was one of the victims in the Shelby bridge disaster Monday, being very badly injured.  At 6:30 o'clock this morning Kelser started to walk out along the B.&O. railroad track one and a half miles west of Shelby to the home of John Schwab, where he was to do some carpenter work.  Kelser is a little hard of hearing and it is presumed that he did not hear the train approaching.  He was struck by the second section of train no. 23.  He was knocked down and had one leg crushed and the other broken.  The accident occurred almost in front of the Shelby Electric Light Works.  The victim of the sad accident died shortly before noon today and after one leg had been amputated.  Kelser was cared for at McIntire's boarding house until his death.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  08 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 57 from Wednesday's News]

Kelsey, Johnny -- Monday.  Johnny Kelsey, the nine-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kelsey, who reside on Spring Mill Street, died last night of spinal fever.  The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 49]

Kelsey, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Kelsey, aged 72 years, died at her home at 57 High Street, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  She is survived by one son, Byron Foults, of New London.  Funeral services at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.S. Herold.  [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 February 1913]

Kelso, Alice A. -- Died, after a short but painful illness, Alice A. Kelso, aged 17 years, 5 months and 13 days.  With great sorrow, yet with pleasure also, we think of thee, dear Alice.  The light or thy smile will never gain shine on earth, our ears will no longer hear the joyous sound of thy voice.  We have laid thee in the tomb, but not forever.  That blessed hope kindled by the grace of God gives assurance that the genial friendships buried in thy grave shall be renewed in the blissful climes of Heaven.  <<poetry omitted>>  [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 August 1866, Vol. XXVI, No. 13]

Kelso, John -- Bellville.  John Kelso, a well known and highly respected farmer, died at his home two miles south of this place on Thursday morning, June 1st.  The funeral took place on Friday at 2 p.m. from his late residence, the services being conducted by Rev. Caldwell, assisted by Rev. Barnett.  Mr. Kelso was 39 years of age.  He leaves a wife and two sons.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 June 1893]

Kelso, John Knox -- In the death of John Knox Kelso the community has lost a good and upright neighbor.  He was born in Shippensburgh, Pa., Dec. 22nd., 1853.  Died at home, near Bellville, Ohio, June 1st., 1893.  In late years he has been a great sufferer with his eyes which had so far lost their sight as to render him unfit for active business.  he still conducted the affairs of the farm, however, and with help matters went along quite well.  So anxious was he to have his sight restored that it was a matter of constant attention.  His last severe illness lasted about one week, during much of this time he was deprived of sleep and at times suffered intensely.  But his death was not as painful, probably, as much of his suffering had been.  We record with pleasure the fact the deceased was a Christian.  He united with the Presbyterian church of Bellville, O., April 11, 1885, and although in late years his infirmities deprived him of the privileges of the Sanctuary he still felt an interest in religion and looked forward with some pleasure to the time when the sufferings of this life should give place to the glory of the life to come.  In this hope he passed away "Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth."  The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, who was assisted by the Rev. J.N. Barnett.  The remarks were along the line of his own personal experience and hopes, and we felt assured that although the grave would cover over his sufferings, it would also be the gateway into everlasting life.  He was laid away Friday afternoon, Jan. 2nd.  Our hearts go out in sorrow to the mother and brother and sister and especially to the widow and children, who are so sadly bereft, and we commend them to the widow's God and the Father of the fatherless.  [Bellville Independent:  08 June 1893]

Kelso, Rhea Pauline

Kelso, Ruth Bell

Kelsor, ---- -- Saturday.  The five-years-old son of Mr. & Mrs.. Alex. Kelsor, of South East Diamond Street, died very suddenly last evening under peculiar circumstances.  The child had been playing in the hammock during the evening when it suddenly became sick.  Before the parents realized its condition it was dead.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892]  Monday.  Saturday evening Philip Wappner, who had charge of the interment of the remains of Alex. Kelsor's 5-years-old child, took a rough-box to the Pennsylvania depot, preparatory to taking the remains to Loudonville yesterday.  When the funeral party arrived at the depot to take the 10:42 train yesterday forenoon Undertaker Wappner found that some miscreant had stolen the rough-box from the platform during the night.  He was compelled to procure another box.  Mr. Wappner has a clear idea as to who committed the theft, as a certain individual was seen with the box, and he says that unless the box is returned, or its equivalent, he will have a warrant issued for the offender.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892]

Kemmler, Frederick -- bur. 1/28/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  39y, 3m, 7d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Kemp, Oliver O.

Kempf, Martha

Kemple, Frank -- Saturday.  Frank Kemple,  a brakeman on B.&O. local freight No. 31, fell off his train at Shelby yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock and had both legs cut off below the knee.  The accident occurred near the Shelby depot and the injured man was at once given medical aid, but of no avail, as he died at 2 o'clock this morning.  This forenoon the body was taken to Newark, the home of the man.  He leaves a wife and three small children in rather destitute circumstances.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 28]

Kempsmith, Walter C. -- bur. 9/1888 at Mansfield Cem., cholera infantum;  3m, 14d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Kempton, David -- bur. 3/26/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  70y;  res. not known  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Kendall, ---- -- Shelby.  Grandmother Kendall, aged 79 years, died Friday and was buried Sunday.  [Mansfield News: 19 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 144]

Kendall, ---- -- Epworth.  Allen Haverfield and wife attended the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Kendall, at the Dunkard church last Sunday.  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 146]

Kendall, John -- Wednesday.  John Kendall, aged 80 years and one of the oldest residents of Richland County, died at his home, eight miles north of the city, shortly before noon yesterday.  The deceased, who is well known by all the older residents of the county, leaves a wife and family of grown-up children.  Funeral services will be held at the Dunkard church, north of the city, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, at which point the interment will also take place.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 March 1893]

Kendall, L.N. -- L.N. Kendall, aged 22 years, 1 month and 24 days, died at the home of his father, Thomas Kendall, on Spring Mill Street, at 8:20 o'clock yesterday morning.  The deceased was a printer, having learned his trade in this city.  Mr. Kendall had been working in Pittsburg, and two weeks ago last Wednesday he returned to this city, afflicted with malarial fever.  His trouble subsequently developed into typhoid fever and, as he weakened rapidly, it was only a question of days when the grim messenger would appear.  During his residence in Pittsburg, Mr. Kendall became a member of Great Western Lodge, No. 345, Knights of Pythias.  The funeral will take place from the residence of his father, No. 361 Spring Mill Street, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock (standard time).  The services will be held under the auspices of the Madison Lodge, No. 26, K. of P., of this city.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 14]

Kendig, Ralph H. -- 77Y, Died at Richland County Home, formerly a resident of Mansfield;  born at Pennsylvania, 1/23/1879, Burial at Mansfield Cemetery.  [Mansfield News Journal:  02 June 1956]

Kennal, ---- -- Ontario.  The funeral of Mrs. Kennal took place at the U.P. Church, Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pinkerton.  [Mansfield News: 01 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 78]

Kennedy, ---- -- bur. 5/1886 at Mansfield Cem., still born  [Mansfield Herald:  15 July 1886]

Kennedy, ----  -- Thursday.  The 3 years old of John Kennedy, of North Main Street, took spasms last night and died this morning.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Kennedy, ---- (nee Rawson) -- Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock, the wife of Wm. Kennedy, printer and painter, who lives with his mother on North Water Street, became suddenly very ill. Drs. Mason and Miller were called, and found the patient suffering intense agony. Although everything possible was done by them to alleviate her condition, her symptoms grew gradually more alarming and at 5 o'clock Saturday morning she died. Having heard the rumor on Saturday morning that Mrs. Kennedy had committed suicide by taking poison, a HERALD reporter visited the house and had an interview with the mother-in-law, who intimated that there was "something wrong" about the death of her son's wife, and thought an investigation of the case should be undertaken by the proper authorities. That there was something mysterious in the circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Kennedy was also suggested by neighbors, who likewise hinted at an examination. Soon after leaving the house the reporter met Marshal Weil, to whom he imparted the above information, but as the body was buried on Sunday without having been subjected to a post mortem, it is evident that the city authorities gave themselves little concern about the affair. The attending physicians have since advanced the opinion that Mrs. Kennedy died of poison. To establish this fact, however, the examination of the contents of the dead woman's stomach would be necessary. Then why was it not done? The deceased had been married to Mr. Kennedy only about five weeks. Formerly, about eight years ago, her home was at Fremont, where she was adopted by a family named RAWSON. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 November 1883, Vol. 33, No. 50]

Kennedy, Abraham W. -- d. 12/30/1871 at Washington Twp.;  married;  42y;  b. Washington Twp.;  farmer;  mother = Jane Wilson;  white;  cause - small pox;  res. Washington Township  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kennedy, Blanch -- Monday.  Miss Blanch Kennedy died at 11:30 o'clock last night at the home of her parents on Spring Mill Street, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, aged 15 years.  Miss Kennedy was very popular with all who knew her, and the report of her death will be read by her associates with regret.  The funeral will take place tomorrow.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  08 June 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 3]

Kennedy, Blanche -- Blanche, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John N. Kennedy, died Sunday night at 10 p.m. at her residence, 75 Spring Mill Street at the age of sixteen.  Funeral today at 4 p.m.  [Mansfield Herald:  06 June 1889]

Kennedy, David -- d. 5/31/1870 at Washington Twp., old age;  83y, 2m, 14d;  widowed;  b. Ireland;  farmer;  reported by A.W. Kennedy;  res. Washington Twp. [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kennedy, Georgie -- Mrs. Georgie Kennedy, of Mansfield, died suddenly Saturday morning, under rather peculiar circumstances.  She took violently sick Friday, and died alone in her room the next morning, although her husband and others were in the house at the time.  All present professed ignorance of her death, and no news of it was spread until she had been dead several hours.  The body gave signs of poisoning, done, perhaps by her own hands.  --  [Bellville Star:  01 November 1883, Vol. 7, No. 4]

Kennedy, Georgie (Bell)

Kennedy, Ira C. -- bur. 3/29/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  65y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Kennedy, John C. -- Washington.  Mr. Kennedy, an old resident of this township, died on last Tuesday morning.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Kennedy, John C. -- Thursday.  The funeral of the late J.C. Kennedy took place yesterday afternoon at his residence south of the city and was largely attended, Rev. Foster delivering an eloquent address.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Kennedy, John C. -- The SHIELD learns with sincere regret of the death of Mr. John C. Kennedy, which occurred at 6:30 this morning at his home, three miles south of the city, in Washington Township.  He had been in poor health from liver disease, followed by jaundice, for a long time, but was not seriously ill until recently.  He was born in 1826 in Washington Township had lived all his life within one mile of his birthplace.  He leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.  Mr. Kennedy was one of the best known and highly respected citizens of the country, a consistent member of the United Presbyterian Church, and a life-long Democrat and one of the oldest patrons of the SHIELD AND BANNER.  The funeral will take place at the late residence of the deceased tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. F.B. Foster will conduct the services.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.   [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891]

Kennedy, John V.

Kennedy, John V. -- Saturday.  John V. Kennedy died at his home on Willow Street at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The deceased was 63 years of age and has been afflicted with dropsy for several years past so that he was unable to work at his trade, that of carpenter.  He leaves a wife and two children the youngest of which is 12 years of age.  The funeral will take place from his late home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Rev. N.S. Albright will officiate.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 July 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 10]

Kennedy, Maggie V. -- Died, in Mansfield, November 16th., Maggie V. Kennedy, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.V. Kennedy, aged 19 years, 10 months and 11 days.  The funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, corner Mulberry and Bloom streets, Thursday, November 17th., at 2 o'clock p.m.  [Ohio Liberal:  17 November 1881]

Kennedy, Mary -- bur. 7/15/1877 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  86y, 6m, 17d  [Ohio Liberal:  08 August 1877]

Kennedy, Mary A. (Bard)

Kennedy, Mary M. -- d. 3/19/1871 at Mansfield;  7y, 4m, 5d;  b. at Mansfield;  cause:  interm. fever  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]  

Kennedy, Mrs. Cliften (nee Dickson) -- Lexington.  The funeral of Mrs. Cliften Kennedy, was held at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Dickson, The Rev. J.C. Dole, officiating.  Mr. & Mrs. T.M. Bell, Mr. & Mrs. W. Hainer, Mrs. Philip Wentz and daughter, Hazel, and Miss Myrtle Gibson, of Mansfield, and Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Dickson, of Butler, attended the funeral.  [Butler Enterprise:  15 January 1904]

Kennedy, Nancy -- bur. 3/27/1878 at Mansfield Cem., cancer;  63y  [Ohio Liberal:  03 April 1878]

Kennedy, Rosven (sic) -- d. 12/20/1867 at Mansfield;  17y;  b. Wayne Co., Ohio;  student;  white;  cause:  heart disease;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kennedy, S.L. -- bur. 1/26/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  38y, 10m, 3m;  physician;  res. Pleasant Hill, MO  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Kennedy, Viola -- Thursday.  Viola Kennedy, the two years old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Kennedy, of North Main Street, died about 6 o'clock this morning of croup.  The death was very sudden the child becoming sick and dying within a few hours.  The funeral will take place from the Catholic church tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892]

Kenny, ----
-- The one-year-old child of Mr. & Mrs. E.F. Kenny, of 155 West Johns Street, died Monday morning.  Funeral Tuesday at 1 p.m. 
[Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 15 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 13]

Kenodell, John W.

Kensinger, Hanna -- Bangor.  Miss Hanna Kensinger, an aged lady of this vicinity, died Monday evening, after a short illness.  The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.  The remains were laid to rest in the Perry Cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  28 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 25]

Kensinger, Hanna -- Bellville.  Miss Hanna Kensinger, of near town died Monday afternoon after suffering a paralytic stroke of the heart.  The deceased was 77 years of age.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  28 July 1905, Vol. 13, No. 26]

Kensinger, Hannah -- Darlington.  Miss Hannah Kensinger died Monday evening and was buried Wednesday afternoon in the Perry Cemetery.  The deceased was about 76 years of age.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  28 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 25]

Kensinger, Hannah -- Hannah Kensinger was born in Blair County, Pa., December 26, 1827.  She lived there until 1854, at which time she moved with her parents to Ohio, where she has lived until her death, July 24, 1905.  In September 1863, she united with the Church of Christ at Perry, O., and has been a faithful and devoted member ever since.  She had endured a sickness of about three weeks duration, but her conditions were not considered dangerous at any time.  On Monday she had improved in strength and was able to sit up in bed and converse with her sister, who has been a faithful companion in sickness and in health.  At this time she was stricken with paralysis of the heart but was not able to endure the third paralytic stroke and passed away easily and peacefully at 5 p.m. Monday, aged 77 years, 6 months and 28 days.  Aunt Hannah, as she was better known, was loved and respected by all who knew her.  She was always interested and devoted to her relatives and friends, conservative in her judgment and her presence will be missed in her church and family circle.  Funeral services were conducted by O.L. Cook at her home.  The remains were laid to rest in the Perry Cemetery.  --  [Butler Enterprise:  04 August 1905, Vol. 17, No. 26]

Kenson, Dr. George W. -- DR. KENSON DIES IN CALIFORNIA -- Former Mansfield Dentist Who
Left City 10 Years Ago -- Victim of Pneumonia -- Dr. George W. Kenson, for many years a prominent Mansfield dentist, died yesterday at his home in Hollywood, Cal., where he had lived during the ten years since he left here, after ill health compelled him to retire from practice of his profession.  Word received by Mansfield relatives stated that pneumonia was the direct cause of his death.  County, Auditor Norman L. Wolfe, a brother-in-law, left Cleveland last night by plane, for Hollywood.  Dr. Kenson married Miss Grace Wolfe, of Mansfield, who is a sister of Auditor Wolfe and Mrs. Allen Bond.  Mrs. Kenson is a daughter of Mrs. Jane L. Wolfe and the late Judge N. M. Wolfe.  Dr. Kenson's only survivor is his wife.  He was born at Alma Center, Wis., and was about 68 years old.  He received his degree in dentistry from the University of Michigan and came to Mansfield immediately afterward, which was in the early 1890's.  His first office was in the Masonic Temple building on North Main street, and he later moved to the second floor of The News building where he remained until 1929 at which time he and Mrs. Kenson went to Hollywood to make their home.  He was a charter member of Mansfield Rotary club and was one of the first members of both the Westbrook Country club and the Our club.  For several years he was a golf champion at Westbrook.   Fraternally he was affiliated with the Mansfield lodge of Elks.  Arrangements for the funeral and place of burial were to be decided after Mr. Wolfe reaches Hollywood.  Submitted by Jean.  [THE MANSFIELD NEWS-JOURNAL:  Tuesday, 18 July 1939, Page 5, Column 1]

Kent, Elva E. (Chivers) -- 60y;  d. 1/22/1951 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  wid/o Ernest J.;  b. 10/1/1890 at Washington, PA;  mem. Ruth Chapter 17, OES;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 1/23/1951]

Kent, Harley Lewis -- 76Y;  d. 9/16/1955 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 3/7/1879 at Wooster, O.;  bur. Mansfield Memorial Park.  [MNJ 9/16/1955]

Kenton, Harry R. -- Bellville.  Harry R. Kenton died at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. J.W. Kelly, on Sunday morning, Sept. 1, aged 33 years.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., under the auspices of Bellville Lodge, No. 37, F. and A.M.  Mr. Kenton died of consumption, with which disease he had been suffering for several months past.  For a number of years past he has been in the employ of the B.&O. R.R. Company, acting as baggagemaster on the Chicago division, and lived at Chicago Junction until his disease became so bad that he had to give up work and come back to his old home to spend his few remaining days among loving relatives and kind friends.  He leaves a wife and three children, who have the cordial sympathy of the entire community.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 September 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 16]

Kenton, Hazel Hannah

Kenton, Hazel

Kenton, Lulu L.A. -- Miss Lulu L.A. Kenton, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kenton, passed away from earth on Monday, 14th. inst., just before noon, in the twenty-fourth year of her age.  She was born in Bellville, and nearly seven years ago, with twenty-one others, she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Pres. church.  She loved the Sabbath School, and her death was a member of Mrs. Dr. Sampsel's class and Assistant Secretary.  Her last illness was complicated and lingering, yet she bore it without a murmur.  Her loving parents and only sister were almost constantly at her bedside.  Her pastor and S.S. teacher prayed with her, and her testimony was that Jesus was with her through the valley.  By her quiet dignity and amiable ways, she won and deserved her many friends.  Funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. Anderson, were held on Tuesday at 4 p.m.  Her teacher and class attended in a body.  Among the floral offerings were a pillow and an anchor from the class.  <poem omitted>  --  [Bellville Star:  17 September 1885, Vol. 8, No. 51]

Kenton, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Kenton died Tuesday evening aged nearly seventy-nine years.  --  [Bellville Star:  07 September 1882, Vol. 5, No. 49]

Kenton, Sarah -- Mrs. Sarah Kenton died in this place on the 5th. inst., aged 79 years, 10 months and 11 days.  She was born in Bedford Co., Pa.  Her husband served in the Mexican War and died several years ago at Dayton, O.  Mrs. Kenton was the first person to unite with the Presbyterian church of this town after its reorganization Dec. 25, 1852.  She united on certificate Jan. 22, 1854, having been a professing Christian in Mt. Vernon since 1837 or forty-five years.  She was dismissed to the Presbyterian Church of Shreve, O.  A few years ago she came back to Bellville in feeble health, and never being able to attend church, did not bring her certificate from the Shreve church.  The word of God was daily manna to her soul.  Jesus was her only trust, and her end was peace.  She leaves three sons, one in Marysville, O., one in Indianapolis, and Robert of this place;  and two daughters, Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Harrington, of Columbus, O.  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church by W.W. Anderson, on the 7th. inst.  --  [Bellville Star:  14 September 1882, Vol. 5, No. 50]

Keogh, ----

Keogh, ---- -- Saturday.  The two-months-old girl baby of James Keogh, corner Second Avenue and Madison Street, in the Syndicate Addition, died yesterday morning of lung fever.  It was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 December 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 29]

Keoseak, Paul -- SUSTAINED BY PAUL KEOSEAK - RETURNING HOME FROM WORK HE WAS STRUCK BY A TRAIN - DIED THURSDAY MORNING -- Paul, Keoseak, aged 32 years, a Hungarian, residing at 144 Lily Street, this city, was struck by a Pennsylvania engine yesterday evening about 8 o'clock and as a result of injuries sustained, he died this morning at 6:15 o'clock at the emergency hospital.  It was hard to learn the particulars of the death for the reason that Keoseak's friends who know about the accident are foreigners and are unable to speak-or understand the English language. From William Yeager, a Hun. who was at the Emergency hospital last night while the injured man was still living, and who* acted as interpreter, it was learned that Keoseak was employed at the Diamond street plant of the Aultman Taylor company and last night he worked until nearly 8 o'clock.  After leaving the company's works he started down the railroad tracks toward his home and to escape an approaching train which was on the same track upon which he was walking, he stepped off and onto another track when he was struck by the engine of a train which was coming from another direction. He was thrown quite a distance from the track and received internal injuries about the lungs and heart, the extent of which are not known, as no examination was made. He was also bruised about the head and his left elbow was badly cut and mashed. All of the toes of his left foot were severed, clinging to the foot by mere threads of skin. His left leg was broken.  He was carried to his home on Lily Street by a party of Hungarians and later Dr. Loughridge was summoned. It is evident that the Hungarians did not appreciate the extent of the man's injuries as it was nearly an hour after the acci­dent before the doctor was summoned. Dr. Loughridge, upon arriving at the house, saw that the man was in a serious condition and he immediately summoned Niman's ambulance, in which the injured man was hauled to the Emergency hospital. Later Drs. Burns and Hall were summoned and they assisted in administering stimulants.  The man was in a terribly weakened condition when taken to the hospital, owing to the loss of blood, he having bled profusely from the mangled foot. He also spit up large quantities of blood, which attested that he was badly injured internally. After consultation the doctors thought it best not to operate as the man was too weak to withstand the surgeon's knife. Accordingly he was given stimulants the most of the night in the hope that he would be kept alive until the period of the shock had passed. Most of the night the man was insensible, but he had conscious periods at short intervals and then he suffered' intense pain.  At 6:15 this morning he died and later the body was removed to his home on Lilly street from where the funeral will be held.  Mr. Keoseak is survived by his wife and six children, the oldest of whom is 7 years and the youngest is a baby two weeks old.  He had been in this country about 6 years and was known as a hard working and industrious man and was well thought of by his employers.  The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home of the deceased and will be conducted by the Rev. S. Engwiler. The interment will be made in the Mansfield Cemetery .  Submitter’s notes:  Our spelling of  Keoseak is Kozik.  He married Elizabeth Gages – b. 10-2-1870  d. 8-31-1937 .  He came to America    Nov. 1, 1898 , Naturalized 1904.  Their children:  Paul b. 9-6-1896 Austria Hungary – d. 12-26-1956 Msfd;  Mary TAYLOR/RUBY b. 11-16-1898 aboard "President Garfield" On Atlantic Ocean, Baltimore, MD d. 4-18-1973;  Judith JONES b. 9-9-1900 d.4-29-1976;  Anna  O'CONNOR b. 1-1-1901 d.12-8-1970;  Elizabeth SHEARER b. 9-6-1902 ?;  and Katie MOSS/HELLINGER   b. 6-1-1905.  Submitted by Steve.  [ Mansfield Daily Shield:  08 June 1905]

Keough, Kate -- Mrs. Kate Keough, wife of James Keough, died Friday evening aged 35 years of acute pneumonia.  Funeral Monday morning from St. Peter's Catholic church.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 March 1889]  

Keough, Kate -- Saturday.  Mrs. Kate Keough, wife of Jas. Keough, an employee of the Humphryes Manufacturing Co., died very suddenly at 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home on Daisy Street, aged 35 years.  On last Sunday Mrs. Keough went to church and caught a very bad cold.  Dr. D.R. Francis was called Wednesday and prescribed for her, but the sickness was not thought to be dangerous.  Yesterday the case developed into acute pneumonia and Mrs. Keough expired at about 6 o'clock.  She was subject to attacks of lung trouble.  The funeral will take place Monday morning from St. Peter's Catholic Church.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 42]

Keough, Pearl -- 80Y;  d. 1/18/1954 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. 4/15/1873 at Butler;  w/o Z.E.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [MNJ 1/19/1954]

Keplar, John W. “Bill” – Mansfield.  John W. “Bill” Keplar, 73, of Torrance, Calif. died unexpectedly Oct. 23.  He was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Mansfield and moved to California in 1964.  He  is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wagner Keplar; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Janet Keplar; two grandchildren, Joseph and Susan Keplar of Redondo Beach, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Marian Keplar of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Timothy Keplar.  Military graveside services were held Monday at Riverside Veterans Cemetery.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Sherry.  [Mansfield News Journal:  4 November 1993, p 7C]

Kern, Florence -- Submitted by Sharon.

Kern, Jacob -- DIED - At his sister's residence, at Galion, May 29, at 7 p.m., Jacob Kern, aged about 35 years.  The body was brought to this city for interment.  --  [MANSFIELD WEEKLY NEWS:  02 June 1887, Vol. 3, No. 27]

Kern, Jacob -- bur. 3/1888 at Mansfield Cem., dropsy;  83y  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Kern, Margaret Bowers

Kern, Michael W. -- John Kern, of East First Street, has received word that his brother, Michael W. Kern, was killed at Lockhaven, Pa.  Mr. Kern's brother is freight conductor, running between Lockhaven and Williamsport.  He leaves a wife and two children.  [Mansfield News:  20 May 1899]

Kern, Mrs. Rufus A.

Kern, William

Kerr, ----

Kerr, Charles

Kerr, Gertrude N. Chalfant – Mansfield.  Gertrude N. Kerr, 90, formerly of 364 North Townview Circle, died early Thursday morning at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home after a brief illness.    Mrs. Kerr was born Sept. 30, 1901, in Richland County and had lived in the Mansfield area most of her life.  She was a secretary and retired from Richland Electric Co.  She was a member of First Christian Church and a life member of Ruth Chapter No. 17 Order of the Eastern Star.  She also was a member of Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Naomi Shrine No. 10 for more than 50 years and a past member of both Mansfield Commandery Auxiliary No. 21 and Business and Professional Women’s Club.  She is survived by a brother, Robert Chalfant of Williamsport; a sister, Alma Marie Day of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Kerr in 1986, three brothers, Chester, Walter and Donald Chalfant; and two sisters, Hazel Fry and Margaret Farst.  Calling hours are today from 11 a.m. until the funeral, which will be at 1 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors by the Rev. Harold Hopkins.    Submitted by Linda & Shirley.  Typed by Sherry.  [Mansfield News Journal: 21 March 1992, p 5-A.]

Kerr, Hamilton -- Mr. Hamilton Kerr, the East Third Street livery man, died at his residence, corner of Sugar and East Third Streets, Sunday morning at half-past seven o'clock, of nervous prostration.  He was 55 years old and was a resident of Mansfield for 20 years.  The remains were taken to Perrysville, his former home, Tuesday morning at 10:54.  The funeral was preached at that place by Rev. H.L. Wiles.  Mr. Kerr leaves a widow, but no children.  His period of sickness lasted three months, and he was afflicted with a complication of diseases.  [Mansfield Herald:  29 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 50] *Wife was paid $1,000 in death benefits from the National Union (a secret beneficial society on the plan of the Royal Arcanum)

Kerr, John -- John Kerr was born in Beaver Co., Pa., June 15th, 1820; came with his father's family to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1821, and to the farm, three miles south of Shelby in 1823. On the 4th day of July, 1844 deceased was joined in marriage to Mary Jane Curren with whom he lived happily for over 44 years, she having preceded him to the better land in December 1888. To them were born four children. Father Kerr has lived in and near Shelby, nearly all his life. Since the death of his companion nearly six years ago, deceased has seemed somewhat restless, and as it now seems, was merely waiting for the summons to the final meeting. He seemed however, to enjoy meeting with his friends and relatives, and although of a quiet and unassuming nature, life did not seem a burden to him. He was called suddenly, but, as he had signified this desire upon various occasions, that his departure might be of this character, that he might not linger to suffer, or become a care to others, this aspect of the affliction is robbed of its sadness. His age was 73 years, 11 months and 4 days. Two children remain who tearfully and tenderly follow the earthly form of father to the last resting place. He was a good father, kind and thoughtful, full of years and honor. Peace to the ashes of the old pioneer. Submitted by Terry W. [SHELBY TIMES, Saturday, May 26, 1894]

Kerr, John C. -- 94Y;  d. 12/29/1955 at Shelby Mem. Hosp.;  b. 6/27/1861 at Holmes Co., OH;  h/o Daisy E.   [MNJ 12/29/1955]

Kerr, Mary -- d. 11/19/1869 at Jackson Twp.;  81y, 5m, 27d;  b. Washington Co. Pa.;  white;  cause:  palsy;  res. Jackson Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kerr, Mary

Kerr, Mrs. -- Thursday.  Mrs. Kerr, aged 80 years, of Lucas, died yesterday.  She will be buried tomorrow at 10 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 January 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 37]

Kerr, Raymond G. -- Mansfielder Dies Of Self-Inflicted Wound -- Raymond G. Kerr, 49, 396 Ashland Rd., was pronounced dead on arrival at Mansfield General Hospital yesterday evening from injuries received from a self-inflicted bullet wound. Sheriff’s deputies said they were called to the Kerr residence by Mrs. Kerr who stated that a man was breaking into her house with a gun. At the scene at the time of their arrival was a highway patrolman who told the deputies he saw Kerr sitting on the front porch with a gun in his hand and it appeared he had shot himself. A revolver was found in Kerr’s hand and one cartridge had been fired. Deputies said Kerr shot himself through the mouth with the bullet apparently lodging in the left side of his head. The Kerrs were reportedly having domestic difficulties. A native of Hemlock, Kerr had lived in Mansfield since 1937. He attended the Lincoln Heights Chapel. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II. Surviving in addition to his wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kerr, 418 Hammond Ave.; two brothers, Jack, of Columbus, and Herman of 143 Buckeye Ave., and one sister, Mrs. Donald Morris, 667 Glendale Blvd. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where funeral arrangements are incomplete. Submitted by klynn. [Mansfield News Journal: Sunday, August 11, 1963, pg 6]

Kerr, Winfield Scott - W. S. Kerr Died This Afternoon After Illness of Only Few Days - Former Congressman and Attorney of Widely Recognized Ability Dies. - Lesion of Heart Results in Death. - Enjoyed a Notable Public Career Extending Through a Number of Years - Hon. Winfield Scott Kerr, former congressman and prominent attorney, died this afternoon at 2:35 o’clock at his home, 353 Park avenue west, after an illness of only a few days.  Mr. Kerr suffered an attack of acute indigestion while at his office last Thursday afternoon but was able to go home on a car and apparently improved considerably up to Sunday afternoon.  Sunday night, however, a lesion of the heart developed and since then his condition has been recognized as critical.  He continued conscious until the last.  Winfield Scott Kerr was born in 1852 on the farm of his grandfather, Solomon Gladden, three and a half miles east of Lucas.  His parents were Alexander and Ursula Kerr, and his father was a farmer by occupation.  He received his preliminary education in the common schools, and in his early days worked on the farm.  When 18 years of age, he entered the service of the Pennsylvania railroad lines as brakeman  running between Crestline and Alliance.  He lost his right arm in a collision in 1872.  Afterward he took up telegraphy, but later entered the University of Michigan and took up the study of law.  He was most successful in this and made an enviable reputation for himself at the bar.  Entering politics, affiliating with the Republican party, he was elected senator from the 27-28th district, serving from 1888 until 1892.  He was elected to the Fifty-fourth congress and re-elected to the Fifty-fifth.  Since that time, he has not held public office, but his services have been in demand as a campaign orator.  Mr. Kerr was united  in Marriage to Miss Susan E. Barr, a daughter of Samuel Barr a prominent farmer residing near Lucas.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two children Mrs. Hoyt Ford and Thomas A. Kerr.  Submitted by Faye and Jean  [The Mansfield News:  Tuesday, September 11, 1917]

Kersh, ---- -- The wife of John Kersh on last Thursday gave birth to three children.  The children are dead, but the mother is doing well.  [Shelby Independent News:  10 October 1872, Vol. 4, No. 50]

Kersteter, Mary (Witemyer) -- OBITUARY. Mary Witemyer was born in Center Co., Pa., October 25th., 1818, and died at her son’s home in Richland Co., O., March 31st., 1895, aged 76 years, 5 months and 6 days. She was married to Anthony Kersteter the 8th. Of December 1844. In 1875 she was converted and joined the United Brethren church. She continued in communion with God in prayer and song. She would often sing as long as her voice would hold out until her suffering became too great. She suffered much but now has found rest — sweet rest. The funeral service was held April 2nd., in the U.P. church at Hastings, conducted by P.K. Reynolds. [Bellville Independent: 04 April 1895]

Kerstetter, Anthony -- Hastings.  Died -- Friday, Aug. 19, Anthony Kerstetter, in the seventy-fourth year of his age.  Mr. Kerstetter has been blind and nearly deaf for a number of years and together with poor health, life must have been a burden to him and death only glad release.  His wife survives him.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  25 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 39]

Kerstetter, Anthony -- Washington.  Anthony Kerstetter, an old resident of this community, died Aug. 19, at the age of seventy-three years.  The remains were interred in the W.P. Cemetery, Aug. 21, in the presence of a large number of friends.  The deceased had been blind several years previous to his death.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  25 August 1887, Vol. 3, No. 39]

Kester, Mrs. T.S. -- DIED -- At Shiloh, June 2nd., at the residence of her husband, of catarrhal consumption, Mrs. T.S. Kester, aged 26 years, 7 months and 4 days. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 14 June 1883, Vol. 33, No. 30]

Kesselring, Mrs. John -- Died.  Mrs. John Kesselring, sister of Mrs. Charles Beale, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at her home at the corner of Second and Walnut Streets, aged 46 years.  She leaves a husband and three children.  Her home was formerly at Toledo.  Funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Mansfield News:  19 July 1899]

Kesselring, Mrs. John -- A post mortem examination of the body of Mrs. John Kisselring, who died Wednesday morning, was held this morning at her late home on West Second Street, and was conducted by Drs. Davis, Harding, McCullough, Harris, Boles, Bushnell, Stevens and Cunningham.  [Mansfield News:  21 July 1899]

Kessinger, Magdalene -- d. 2/1/1869 at York Co., Pa.;  85y;  white;  cause:  old age;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Kethlisberger, U. -- bur. 4/17/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  67y, 11m  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Keyes, Dr. A.E.

Keys, William -- Died, on 19 October 1823, William Keys, a native of Ireland.  Died in Mansfield.  He was a merchant, aged ca. 45.  [Mansfield Gazette:  23 October 1823.  From Abstracts of Richland County, Ohio Taken From Mansfield Gazette, Vol. 1, 1823 - 7/7/1825.  Compiled by Mary Jane Armstrong Henney]

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