"Kip" to "Kz" Obituaries
From Canandaigua Chronicle 28 March 1906
Mrs. Ida Luella Kipp, wife of Edward G. Kipp of Reed's Corners,
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. R. Marks, Main street north,
Thursday morning, from pneumonia. Mrs. Kipp had been ill but a week.
She was 40 years of age. She was survived by her husband and six
children, the oldest being 16 years. Mrs. Kipp was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Andrew Henry and has spent nearly all her life in the
homestead where she was born. Mrs. W. R. Marks of this village, a
sister, also survives. Her life had been filled with service for her
family and her friends will hold in loving memory her sweet nature. The
funeral was held from the Kipp home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
Rev. Lewis T. Reed officiating. Interment was in Reed's Corners
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1911
In last week's issue of the Enterprise was recounted briefly the
sad intelligence of the death of James Henry Kipp, of the best
known and most highly esteemed residents of the Parlor Village, which
occurred at his home in East Main street on Thursday morning of last
week at 7 o'clock. Death was attributed to heart trouble, and his age
was 76 years. Through the death of Mr. Kipp, Shortsville loses a man
whose face has been a familiar one about its streets for over fifty
years, whose loyal support has assisted it in gaining its present
status, whose exemplary life has been of great advantage in its moral
and religious uplift, and whose many kind deeds will go down in its
history. His removal from our midst causes a vacancy that will long be
unfilled and his memory will always be cherished with the utmost
respect and esteem.
James Henry Kipp was born at Newark, Wayne county, on December 24,
1834, and was a son of the late Peter and Prudence Bonker Kipp. At the
age of about twenty-five years he came to Shortsville and entered the
employ of the Empire Drill Company, where he remained until the removal
of the factory from the village about three years ago. Since that time
he had found employment in the factories of the Shortsville Wheel
Company and Paper Machine Company in this village. Mr. Kipp was twice
married, his first wife being formerly Miss Huldah Runyon of Newark,
whose death occurred during the year of 1872. Later he was united in
marriage to Miss Maria Johnson of Palmyra. Three daughters came
to bless the first union and two sons the latter. Shortly after coming
to Shortsville, he became a member of the First Presbyterian church and
at the time of his demise, he was one of its deacons, which place he
had ably filled for the past twenty-five years. The survivors are his
wife; three daughters, Mrs. Lemuel Waid, of New Carlisle, Ohio; Mrs.
Charles Rennison of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Harry Taylor of
Geneva; and two sons, Roy Kipp of Springfield, Ohio, and Ralph Kipp of
this village. The funeral obsequies were held from his late home on
Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, and were in charge of Rev. D. H.
McKenzie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The interment was in
From Geneva Gazette 11 September 1891
Mary, widow of the late Nicholas N. Kipp, died at
the family residence, Genesee st., yesterday, aged 80 years. She
had resided in Geneva all of her married life, surviving her husband
nearly thirteen years. Her children are Charles Kipp and Mrs. C.
E. Huntington of Geneva and Mrs. E. T. Corwin of New Brunswick, N. J.
The funeral will take place from the house at 4 P. M. Saturday,
P. Foster officiating in the absence of her Rector, Rev. Dr. Rankine.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1908
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Mary Jane Kipp occurred
of her daughter, Sara Kipp, on Walnut
street. Mrs. Kipp had been ill about a week and her death is attributed
to a general breaking down of her system. She was 73 years of age. Mrs.
Kipp was born in Columbia county, this state, but had been a resident
of the village of Phelps for the past 55 years. Besides her daughter,
her near survivors are a sister who lives at Hilsdale, Mich. The
funeral will take place Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. M. Windnagle of the
Methodist church officiating.
From Geneva Courier 3 April 1878
Mr. Nicholas N. Kipp, an old and respected citizen of Geneva,
died very suddenly on Monday
afternoon, about three o'clock. Mr. Kipp had been unwell for some
time, but he was not believed to be in any danger. In the morning
he was out, and walked about his yard. About
three o'clock he died. Mr. Kipp was about 72 years old. He
was born in New Jersey, and moved from there to the town of Benton,
whence he came to Geneva about 40 years ago. He was a carpenter
by trade. In 1857 he joined the Reformed church, and has been
a prominent member, holding the position of member of the
Consistory. In his intercourse with neighbors and friends, Mr.
Kipp was genial and sociable, and he was much loved by those who knew
him. Kind and generous, his disposition attached everyone to
him. He will be sincerely missed and mourned. Mr. Kipp leaves a
wife, a son, Mr.
Charles Kipp, and two daughters, Mrs. Huntington of Auburn, and Mrs.
Rev. E. P. Corwin, of Millstone, New Jersey. The funeral took
place from his late residence on Genesee street this afternoon at 3
From Ontario Repository Messenger 23 May 1888
Mr. William Kipp died Tuesday about 12 o'clock, aged about 52
years. He had been a resident of this town for a number of years and
was followed to his last resting place by a large number of friends.
Funeral Thursday at 2 pm. Burial at the Sand Hill.
From Geneva Gazette 20 January 1899
William Kipp, aged 39 years, died last Friday evening in Phelps,
the result of grippe. A mother and one sister survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1895
George Kippen, one of the wealthiest farmers in this vicinity,
died at his home west of Geneva, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The deceased was 81 years of age and had been a resident of this
vicinity for the past forty years. He was known to be wealthy and his
many eccentricities in money matters and in the conduct of his large
farm attracted wide attention. His wife has been dead for several
years. But one child, a daughter, who is in a private institution in
New York, survives him.
For over two years preceding his death, Mr. Kippen was totally blind.
Besides his daughter his next of kin are a sister, Margaret, of Lanark,
Scotland; five nephews, James Kippen Edmiston, of Washington; George
F. Edmiston of Australia; and William, Hugh and Richard Edmiston of
Scotland. All these are undoubtedly beneficiaries in the will which Mr.
Kippen is known to have made. The funeral took place this afternoon at
2 o'clock. The remains were interred on the farm beside those of his
From Geneva Gazette 21
Mrs. George Kippen of
this town died yesterday of pneumonia, and her funeral
will take place tomorrow from her late residence.
From "Proceedings of the Illinois State Bar Association, Volume 18, Part 1895."
llinois State Bar Association, 1895.
Major Kirkland died April 29, 1894,
of heart failure. He was born January 7, 1830, at Geneva, N. Y. He served with
distinction during the war. He studied law and was admitted to the Illinois Bar,
January 10, 1890, and then formed a law partnership with that well known lawyer,
ex-Senator Judge Mark Bangs, and for ten years continued actively in successful
practice. Thereafter he devoted himself to literature. His principal works are
"Zura," "The McVeys," "The Captain of Company K," "The Story of Chicago," and
"History of the Chicago Massacre of 1812." During the years 1889-90-91, he was
literary editor of the Tribune, and his work as such attracted much attention.
He was a member of the leading societies and clubs of Chicago. Major Kirkland
was a lawyer, a historian, a patriot and a soldier. He was a man of decided
ability; whatever in life he was called upon to do he did kindly, ably, and
according to the dictates of his own conscience. [page 380]
Thanks to Martha Magill for this contribution.
From Ontario County Journal 12 May 1911
Hopewell, N. Y. - The funeral of Gilbert Kirkpatrick was
held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon. The services were
conducted by Rev. Mr. Temple, pastor of No. Nine church, with interment
at No. Nine cemetery. Mr. Kirkpatrick was nearly 72 years of age and
had been in poor health for the past year. He is survived by his wife,
two daughters and one son.
From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1902
Mrs. Maud Anna McDowell Kisor, wife of William Kisor, died at the
Rochester City hospital on Saturday morning, at the age of 30 years.
Death followed an operation, which was performed the week before. The
deceased was born in Naples and lived there until her marriage 10 years
ago. She is survived by her husband, one son, nine years old, her
mother, two sisters, Miss Pearl McDowell of Rochester and Mrs. Gertrude
Mudge of Syracuse; and two brothers, Glen McDowell of Rochester and Guy
McDowell of LeRoy. The funeral was held from the home on Telyea street
on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. J. Wallace Webb
officiating. The interment was in Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1908
The funeral of Abijah Kitchem, aged 78 years, who died
at the City Hospital, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from
undertaking rooms. Rev. W. W. Weller officiated and burial was in
From Geneva Daily Times 28 May 1910
Mrs. Mercy Kitney, aged 61 years, died yesterday afternoon at the
family res, No. 45 Nursery Avenue. The deceased came to this city from
England 24 years ago and had resided in this city ever since. She is
survived by her husband, William H. Kitney; one daughter, Mrs. John
Bagshaw; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Hopping and Mrs. Lucy Busbridge; and
two brothers, Jesse Thomas and Joesire Thomas of England. The funeral
will take place Monday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock from the house and at
2:30 from St. Peter's church. Rev. J. B. Hubbs will officiate and
interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
From Geneva Gazette 12 July 1895
Last Friday at Clifton Springs, John T. Kless, aged 23,
ended his life by taking a big dose of laudanum mixed with arnica. He
had spent the Fourth at Canandaigua and retired at a late hour; about 2
o'clock Friday morning he arose and took the mixture and a little later
told his mother what he had done. His brothers were aroused and
they tried to get Kless
from under the influence of the drug by violently exercising him.
The young man continued to grow worse, however; he finally became
unconscious and died at 5 o'clock. It is not definitely known
that Kless took the drug with suicidal intent.
From Ontario County Journal 27 March 1914
East Bloomfield, N. Y. - On Sunday occurred the death of John Klinefeller, Sr., for
many years one of East Bloomfield's thrifty farmers. About two years
ago he gave up active work and moved to the village. He leaves his aged
wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. Mason of Rochester, and Mrs. Thompson of
West Bloomfield; and one son, John Klinefeller, Jr.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1899
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Anna Katherine Klingenberger
occurred Saturday, April 8, at her home on West avenue. She was 69
years old, born in Germany, immigrated to this country in 1868, coming
directly to Naples, where she married that year, and had lived here
since. Her husband, Casper Klingenberger, one son and one daughter
From Ontario County Journal 4 October 1912
Naples, N. Y. - The death of Caspar Klingenberger takes
from the ranks of the German citizens one of the most prominent and
successful members. He was born in Hessen, Germany, City of Frankfort,
in 1846, and in 1868, when a boy in appearance, came to Naples, and
married the same year. He was industrious and frugal, working for
several years on the farm of the late Ira C. Williams, of whom, with
the wages saved, he bought six acres of grape land and soon had a fine
and productive vineyard. To this he subsequently added largely and
became one of the most successful vineyardists, building a fine home on
West avenue. His wife, who was Miss Katherine Stel, died 13 years ago.
His death occurred Sept. 26. He had been the efficient secretary of the
Naples Grape Growers Association, which he helped to organize, from the
start, 30 or more years ago. He was an adherent of the Lutheran church
while it existed here, and later of the Presbyterian church. He was
also an honored members of Uhland Lodge, D. O. H., and one of its
officers. He leaves a second wife, who was Mrs. Sophia Wolfe; also one
son, R. D. Klingenberger, station agent of the Lehigh Valley R. R.; and
a daughter, Mrs. Albert Rohlin; also a daughter by his second wife,
Miss Cora. His funeral, held at the Presbyterian church Sunday
afternoon, was largely attended, the pastor, Dr. J. H. France,
officiating, and the burial was in Rose Ridge cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 4 May 1900
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Klingenberger, a German lady and
the oldest in town, died on Wednesday, April 25, aged 90 years. She
came to America about 30 years ago, and up to the age of 85 was very
active and strong. She leaves two sons in Naples, Caspar and Gottlieb,
and made it her home with the latter. Funeral services were held at the
Catholic church on Saturday.
From Ontario County Chronicle 2 September 1903
Naples, N. Y. - Gottleib Klingenberger of this village, aged
fifty-four years, and the father of four children, committed suicide
Thursday afternoon, shortly after three o'clock, by taking carbolic
acid. He died immediately. Jealousy of another man's attention to his
wife was the cause of his rash act. Klingenberger was a vineyardist and
was well-known about here. He was of a very jealous disposition. Last
spring he and his wife left their son to work their place and they
engaged to work for C. H. Young, where they made their home. Of late
Mr. Klingenberger had shown evidence of jealousy of Mr. Young and was
harsh with his wife. Thursday he was particularly severe and was
ordered from the home of Mr. Young. He desired his wife to leave also,
but she felt under obligation to remain and fulfill the contract made
for their labor; as she insisted there was absolutely no cause for
anxiety or distrust. The husband, however, was greatly moved and went
up town, purchased sufficient carbolic acid to kill at least four
persons, went to his home and was soon dead. His death was such a shock
to his wife that she was prostrated for some time. Mr. Klingenberger
was about 54 years of age and leaves a wife and one son, Robert, and
other relatives. The funeral was held Sunday.
From Geneva Daily Times 1 December 1905
The remains of Mrs. Sarah J. Klopfer, who died Tuesday
night at Saranac Lake, arrived in the city last evening at 10:18
o'clock on the New York Central train and were taken to the undertaking
rooms of Kennedy & Kennedy. This evening the
remains will be removed to the home of Charles B. Klopfer, No. 309
Castle street. The funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon from the house and at 2 o'clock from Trinity church. Burial
will be made in Washington street cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser 13 January 1903
William J. Klopfer, late of the firm of Fowle & Klopfer,
bakers, died at
his home on Pulteney street last night, Jan'y 12th, aged 36 years. He
has fought that dread disease, consumption, bravely, been south and in
the mountains, all to no avail. He
leaves a wife and four small children, the youngest not a
year old. He was a member of Ark Lodge of Masons, and an honest upright
citizen. Three brothers and one sister remain of that family, Chas. B.,
Louis, Edward and Mrs. Frank C. Hofmann, all
of this city.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 16 August 1905
Victor, N. Y. - On Saturday, Aug. 5, occurred the death of Mrs.
at her home on the Frank Woolston farm, northwest of
this village. Mrs. Kloss was twice married, her first husband being a
Mr. Frank. After his death she married Charles Kloss about a year and a
half ago. she was 45 years old. Besides her husband, Mrs. Kloss is
survived by eleven children by her first husband: Mrs. F. Stritsel,
Rose and Ida Frank of Fishers; Minnie of Canandaigua; August,
John, Richard, George and Dewey Frank of Fishers; Charles of
Canandaigua, and William Frank of Rochester. The funeral was held at
the house on Monday of last week. Interment was made in the Boughton
From Geneva Gazette 8 June 1877
The remains of the late Gustave Klube were interred last
Thursday in Glenwood Cemetery. We should judge from the large
turnout of Germans at the funeral, that
every one of his fellow-countrymen in Geneva was present to testify
thereby his respect for the deceased. The remains of his wife,
who died some eight years ago, were disinterred at Washington St.
cemetery and reinterred by his side, in
accordance with his expressed wish and provision.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908
Genevans received a shock last evening on hearing of the sudden
death of Henry J. Klube, the oldest and best known harness
dealer in this city, for he had been about as usual yesterday. Early
last evening he was taken with violent retching which continued until
his death a few minutes afterward at about 8 o'clock. Death was due to
a stoppage of an artery in the brain. Mr. Klube was born in this city
49 years ago in a house where the Klube Block now is situated. Soon
after his father's death, he assumed the control of the harness
business, which he has conducted since 1877. Mr. Klube was an exempt
fireman, having been a member of the Charles J. Folger Hook and Ladder
Company. His death, coming at this time, is the more pathetic because
his little daughter, Martha, has for weeks been seriously ill with
typhoid fever and her life has been despaired of many times. Today she
is reported as resting comfortably, although she is not yet considered
out of danger. The deceased is survived by his widow and three
children, Gustave and James Klube, and Miss Martha Klube; four sisters,
Miss Louise Klube of Watkins, Mrs. Augusta Tyson of Syracuse, Mrs.
Amelia Thompson of Rochester, and Mrs. Rose Lamporten of Elmira.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 May 1920
Mrs. Catherine Klug, of 212 Pulteney street, wife of the late Frank
M. Klug, died at the Geneva City Hospital last evening after a short
illness. She is survived by four sons, Joseph and Frank Klug of this
city, and Henry and George Klug of McKees Rock, Pa. The funeral will be
held Friday morning at 8:30 at her late home and at 9 o'clock at St.
Stephen's Church. Burial will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 27 April 1920
Geneva, N. Y., April 26 - Frank Henry Klug, aged
75 years, a well known meat cutter and one time a proprietor of a meat market in
Exchange street, died this morning at 9 o'clock at his home, No. 212 Pulteney
street, after a short illness. Mr. Klug was a member of the Butchers' Union,
Local No. 267. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Joseph and Frank Klug,
of this city, and George and Henry Klug, of McKees Rock, Pa.
From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1905
Rushville, N. Y. - On Friday morning occurred the death of Aaron Knapp, at
his home east of this place, from old age, he being 88 years years old
on April 3. There survive a daughter and two sons, Mrs. Hall, of Voak;
John of Middlesex, and Daniel, who made his home with his father and
cared for him. Rev. Ray Andrews conducted the funeral at the home on
Sunday morning. The interment was in Gorham cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 July 1906
Shortsville, N. Y. - B. Franklin Knapp, one of the most
prominent and prosperous farmers of this section, died suddenly at his
home just southeast of this village in the town of Hopewell, at five
o'clock yesterday afternoon. He complained of feeling tired and at four
o'clock laid down to rest, and was found dead about an hour later. Mr.
Knapp was born in the town of Hopewell on the Knapp homestead, now
known as the Dan O'Brien farm, August 16, 1829, and in 1850 was united
in marriage with Miss Harriet Warner, who survives him. He is also
survived by five children, two sons and three daughters: Charles Knapp
of Hopewell; Judge Walter H. Knapp of Canandaigua; Mrs. John Adams of
Buffalo; Mrs. Frank Heath, of Shortsville, and Mrs. Thomas Henry of
Brooklyn. Mr. Knapp was a prominent member of the Shortsville
Presbyterian church, and was a very influential citizen.
From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1904
Rushville, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Betsey Knapp occurred
at her home, three miles east of this place, on Feb. 8, and was the
result of paralysis. Mrs. Knapp was 84 years of age and had been ill
for some time. She leaves her aged and nearly helpless husband, Aaron
Knapp; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Hall of Voak; two sons, John and Daniel;
also three brothers, Daniel Dinturff of Michigan, John of Penn Yan, and
Peter L. of this place. The funeral was held from her late home at 11
o'clock on Saturday morning, Rev. Ray Andrews of Friend, officiating.
The interment was in the Gorham cemetery.
From Ontario County Chronicle 18 February 1903
Mrs. Caroline M. Knapp died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
James A. Hawley, in Center street, Thursday night, at the advanced age
of 80 years. Death was due to a general breaking down of her health.
She is survived by her daughter and one son, Jesse Knapp, of this
village. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon.
From Ontario County Journal 10 January 1890
Naples, N. Y. - Dr. E. Y. Knapp, the father of Dr. Z. F. Knapp,
died on Saturday morning, aged 75 years. He had been living with his
daughter, Mrs. F. R. Cribb, for two years or more, and had been feeble
for several years. He was the father of Mrs. W. R. Marks, wife of the
His burial was on Monday.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 7 July 1927
Naples, N. Y., July 26 - Mrs. Edith M. Randolph Knapp, 22, died at
her home in Mark street Sunday night. She was the daughter of William
and Mary Miles Randolph and was born in Vine Valley on September 12,
1905. She married Andrew Knapp of Naples on January 11, 1923. Besides
her husband and parents, she leaves two daughters, Evelyn and Adeline;
three brothers, Charles Randolph of Rochester, Floyd and Ormend
Randolph, both of Naples; one sister, Ethel Randolph of Naples. Funeral
today. Burial in Rose Ridge Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 23
Gorham, N. Y. - Mrs. Elvira Knapp died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Theodore Link, Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The
funeral will be held
at the Baptist church Sunday, at 10 o'clock.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 July 1904
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Word comes from Hopewell, east of here, of
the death yesterday at his home in that town, of Henry F. Knapp, aged
of a complication of troubles.
He was a wealthy and prominent farmer, and was born in the house where
he died. He had been prominently identified with the County
Agricultural Society and kindred interests for years. He leaves a widow
a sister, Mrs. Milton Warner, of the town of Hopewell. The funeral is
to be held from the late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and
the burial will be at Woodlawn, in this village.
From Ontario County Journal 7 April 1911
On Friday evening occurred the death of Jesse O. Knapp, following
a long illness of Bright's disease, aged 50 years. Besides his wife, he
is survived by a son, Jesse, and a daughter, Caroline, and a sister,
Mrs. James Hawley, of this village. A brother, Jeremiah Knapp of
Wolcott, also survives. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, Rev.
G. R. Dye, D. D., officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 October 1907
Penn Yan, N. Y. - John Knapp, a well-known farmer residing in
Rushville, aged 68 years, was found dead in the barn about 7 o'clock
Saturday morning. He had been in Potter Center doing some trading on
Friday , and left for home just before dark. Upon arrival home he
unhitched his horse, and was
suddenly seized with an attack of heart disease, and fell, partly on
back of the wagon, one arm resting thereon, and his head in the straw
litter on the bare floor. It is thought that he had been dead several
when found. Dr. A. D. Halstead, one of the coroners of Yates county,
notified, and after an examination, decided an inquest was not
and granted a certificate of death from heart disease. The remains were
to the house of his son, Orson, who lived nearby. There are three
sons, Orson, William and Theodore, and two daughters, Mrs. William
and Mrs. Fred Best.
From Ontario County Journal 17 March 1899
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Lebeus Knapp, an old resident of this
place, but who had been living with Peter Dean in the town of Gorham
for a few years, died last Monday at 4 p.m. The funeral was held on
Thursday at 2 p.m. in the M. E. church with interment in the Sand Hill
From Ontario County Chronicle 6 August 1902
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Knapp, wife of A. L. Knapp, died
suddenly on Monday afternoon of heart trouble, aged 47 years. The
funeral was held from her home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. M. W.
Covell officiating. The remains were placed in Brookside cemetery. The
deceased is survived by a husband and three children, besides a mother,
Mrs. Harriet Brewster, and one sister, Mrs. O. A. Sunderland, who
resides in Chicago. Mrs. Knapp was a woman that was well-liked and was
highly spoken of in the circle which she moved. She was a member of the
Baptist church, which she joined many years ago.
From Geneva Daily Times 2 August 1910
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Knapp, wife of former County Judge
Walter H. Knapp, died Sunday at the family residence on Main street
North. Mrs. Knapp as born in Manchester, where she spent the early
years of her life. For many years she was instructor of music in the
Canandaigua Union School, but retired from teaching some years ago. At
the time of her death, she was 52 years of age. Her maiden name was
Mary Cole. She is survived by her husband and four sons, W. Chandler
Knapp of Rochester, Robert Knapp of New York City, Frank Knapp and
Edson Knapp, both of this village. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs.
Sarah Wilson, wife of John Wilson of Hopewell, Mrs. Carrie Short of
Buffalo; and three brothers, Frank A. Cole of Manchester, Lewis K. Cole
of Chicago and Clarence Cole of Chicago. The funeral took place this
afternoon from the home at 4 o'clock, Rev. Guy L. Morriell officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 13 January 1911
Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Banks Knapp, widow of Henry
Knapp, died at her home in Hopewell Center, on Wednesday morning, aged
76 years, 11 days. The funeral will be attended from the home tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. B. D. Shower of Seneca Castle,
officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn.
From Ontario County Journal 30 November 1888
Mrs. Mehitable Knapp, widow of the late Halsted Knapp and
mother of Mr. Henry F. Knapp and Mrs. Milton Warner, died at the old
homestead Sunday a.m. last, aged 84 years. The funeral services were
at the residence of her son, H. F. Knapp, Tuesday p.m. at 2 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. P. McKinstry.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 February 1908
Shortsville, N. Y. - The funeral of Miss Mercy Knapp, sister
Knapp of Hopewell, took place from the Presbyterian
church at 3 p.m. yesterday. Miss Knapp died last Sunday at the Willard
State Hospital, of which she had been a patient four years. She was 84
years of age. Rev. Joseph Weston of the Baptist church officiated.
Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5 September 1929
Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 4 - Russell M. Knapp, 85, retired Bristol
farmer, died last night at the home of his son, Charles H. Knapp in
Adelaide Avenue. He was born at Walworth and had resided here six
years. He leaves his widow, and one son. Funeral from the home of
Charles Knapp Friday at 2 o'clock with burial in Pine Bank cemetery at
From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1893
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Sophia Knause died at an early hour
Friday morning at the home of relatives in Phelps, whither she went for
a visit the week before. While there she suffered a stroke of
paralysis, which resulted in her death. Her age was 44 years. The
remains were brought to her home in this place, where the funeral
services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. D. D. Davis of
Savannah, officiating. Interment at Sand Hill in Hopewell.
From Shortsville Enterprise 24 May 1912
The death of Mrs. B. F. Knauss, a highly respected and
well-known resident of East avenue, occurred at her home on Monday
night at 10:30 o'clock. She had been in poor health for several years
and for over three months had been confined to her bed. Her demise was
due to cancer. Mrs. Knauss was born in England and came to this country
when young. She had been twice married, joining Mr. Knauss as a
helpmate about 15 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves one
daughter, Mrs. Gideon Schrader, of Water street; one step-son Sydney
Knauss of Park street; and one brother, a resident of Canada; also
seven grandchildren, all of Shortsville. The funeral services will be
held from the family home this Friday morning at 10 o'clock, to be
conducted by Rev. Hoyt F. Hill, pastor of the M. E. Church. The
interment will be made in Brookside Cemetery in this place.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 26 June 1907
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - This afternoon at two o'clock was
held the funeral service of the late Mrs. Jane Knauss, whose
death occurred on Saturday last at Lockport. Mrs. Knauss was the wife
of the late Jacob Knauss and was a resident of this village and
vicinity up to about a year ago, for many years. The funeral services
were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Knauss in Withum
street. The remains were placed in the cemetery at Gypsum. Mrs. Knauss
is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mary Damon of Niagara Falls, a
sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Knauss and a brother, Mr. Martin Van Dyne, both
of this village.
From Shortsville Enterprise 27 May 1915
Mrs. Belle Knickerbocker, wife of Harry Knickerbocker, who resides
about two miles east of this village on the Clifton Springs road, died
very suddenly at her home at an early hour last Friday morning,
occasioned by heart trouble. She had retired as usual Thursday night
and complained only slightly of feeling ill. During the night she
awakened her husband, but before he could summon a doctor she had
expired. Her age was 71 years. Mrs. Knickerbocker was born at Auburn
Corners, Pa., in October, 1843. Her parents were the late Thomas and
Orpha Adams. She was united in marriage to Mr. Knickerbocker 31 years
ago and had resided in this section for a like number of years. The
deceased was a very lovable woman and her sudden demise brought forth
many expressions of deepest regret and sorrow from a wide circle of
friends in the Parlor Village.
She was a most faithful member of the Presbyterian church, of this
and was active in the good works of this church. The funeral services
conducted from her late home on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Donald H.
pastor of the church of her choice. The remains were interred in the
From Ontario County Journal 29 September 1882
Manchester, N. Y. - Mrs. Katie Knickerbocker, wife of Harry
Knickerbocker, died today (Wednesday), at her home, about half way
between this place and Clifton Springs.
From Ontario Republican Times 9 April 1862
Died at his residence in Farmington, on Wednesday, April 2d,
at 11 o'clock p.m., of congestion of the lungs, after an illness of
four days, Elias H. Knight, in the 32d year of his age. Mr.
Knight was a young man of rare ability, and much respected by those who
enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was ambitious, energetic,
prompt to sympathize with the afflicted, generous to a fault, warmly
devoted to his country, and, though quick to resent an affront, was
upright and conscientious in every act. He leaves an amiable widow,
together with a large circle of
friends to mourn his untimely end.
From Geneva Gazette 25 October 1889
A Sudden Death - Isaac O. Knight, a brother of Richard and
Knight, was found dead sitting upright in a chair at his house on
street, a few minutes after 12 o'clock yesterday noon. A daughter
employed at the Optical works was first to make the startling
discovery. He was all alone when death came in this sudden and
unexpected manner. A pallor was noticed in his countenance in the
morning; he complained of weakness and a strange feeling, a lack of
appetite, and ate sparingly of breakfast. Nevertheless he went to
work with others engaged in digging a trench across the street from his
brother Richard's. About 9 o'clock he gave up, saying that he was
too ill to continue work, and returned home. Shortly afterwards
he was seen sitting on the steps of his house, his face buried in his
hands. That was the last seen of him alive. Coroner Maynard
and Dr. Eddy were speedily summoned when he was found as above
described. His body was cold from head to foot, giving evidence
that he had been dead for fully three hours. Both physicians
concurred in the opinion that death resulted from heart failure, and
that neither an autopsy nor inquest was necessary. Of late years
while the deceased had not been wholly abstemious, he had not indulged
his appetite for drink to excess. He was about 41 years of age.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 July 1906
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Knight died this morning
at 7:25 at her home, No. 19 Tillman street. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. William Warren and Miss Elizabeth Knight; five
William, Edward, Thomas, Albert and George Hennessey; six sisters,
Mrs. Patrick Hickey, Mrs. George Ferris, Mrs. Josephine Saunders,
Mrs. Michael Broderick, Mrs. John Brennan, and Miss Phoebe Hennessey.
The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from
St. Peter's Episcopal church, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate
and burial will be in Glenwood.
From Ontario County Chronicle 17 April 1901
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Nodiah Knight occurred
yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Kanuss at
Unionville. The deceased was born in Fayette, Seneca county,
seventy-six years ago. He came to this village about a month ago to
live with his daughter and shortly afterward suffered a stroke of
paralysis, which was the cause of his death. He is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. John Kanuss and Mrs. Horace Overton; also one son,
Bogart Knight. Funeral Tuesday afternoon.
From Geneva Daily Times 5 October 1906
Patrick Knight died at his home, 45 Lafayette avenue, at 5:30
o'clock last night, aged 70 years. The deceased had lived in this city
about fifty years. He is survived by five sons, Edward, Patrick, John,
James and Mathew Knight, and four daughters, Miss Bridget Knight, Mrs.
Frank Beamish, Misses Anna and Julia Knight, all of this city. The
funeral announcement will be made later. Burial St. Patrick's
From Geneva Daily Times 22 June 1921
Phelps, N. Y. - The funeral of Jacob D. Knobel, a
resident of Phelps, who died at the Geneva city hospital Sunday night
of blood poisoning, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at
the late home of the deceased in West Main street. The services, in
charge of the Odd Fellows, will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Brown,
chaplain of the Clifton Springs lodge. Burial will be in Penfield, N.
Y. Mr. Knobel, who was about 65 years of age, came to Phelps from
Kendaia about five years ago and since then had conducted a grocery
business in West Main street. He had been a resident of Rochester for
many years. Surviving relatives are one son, D. M. Knobel, and two
granddaughters, Mrs. Charles Robinson of Rochester and Miss Eleanor
Knobel of Baltimore.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 February 1915
The death of Charles Knowles, a resident of Littleville
Shortsville all his life, occurred at his home in Railroad avenue on
afternoon, Feb 20, 1915, at 2:30 o'clock. His age was 70 years. Mr.
was born in Littleville and made that point his home until a few years
when he came to Shortsville to reside. When about 15 years of age, he
away from home and enlisted in the navy. At the outbreak of the Civil
he was still in the service and continued in such until its close. The
are his wife, two sons, Edwin Knowles of Palmyra, and Roy Knowles, of
Shortsville, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Forshay of Palmyra. The
funeral obsequies were held from the local M. E. church on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, the
pastor, Rev. Harold Strathearn, officiating. The interment was made in
From Ontario County Journal 3 April 1903
Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Cynthia Knowles, aged 79 years, died
very suddenly last Saturday. She had been in poor health for some time
but there was nothing in her condition to indicate that the end was so
near. Death came without a moment's warning. Mrs. Knowles was the wife
of Daniel S. Knowles, who died several years ago. Since that time, she
had lived with her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Caskey. Two sons, Frank
Knowles, of Litchfield, Mich., and Ezra Knowles of North Adams, Mich.;
and one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Caskey; also two sisters, Mrs. Wilson of
Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Irene Hoagland, of this place, survive her. One
son, Horace, and a daughter, Clara, died about 25 years ago. Mrs.
Knowles was a kind, good woman and will be missed by a large circle of
friends. The funeral services were held at the old home on Wednesday,
Rev. Mr. Barnett officiating.
From Ontario County Journal 23 March 1888
Canadice, N. Y. - Daniel Knowles, an old and highly respected
resident of Canadice, died of consumption on the 5th inst. Mr. Knowles
has been a resident of this town his entire life of a little over
seventy years. Though left alone in the world at five years of age, he
has by industry and good management accumulated a goodly share of this
world's goods and what is better, did not neglect to make provisions
for the future. Mr.
Knowles was a zealous worker in the cause of Christianity and ever
to help the needy. He leaves a widow and two sons who reside in Mich.,
one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Caskey, who have the sympathy of the entire
in the hour of their bereavement.
From Geneva Daily Times 12 October 1906
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Mrs. Eunice H. Knowles, one
of Canandaigua's oldest residents, died at her home on Pearl street
Wednesday, having reached her 89th year. Mrs. Knowles was the widow of
Chauncey Knowles, for many years a contractor here. She is survived by
no immediate relatives.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 May 1915
Canandaigua, N. Y., May 7 - Mrs. Lorinda Knowles died in her home
in Green street last night, aged 85 years. She leaves two sons, Levi
Knowles and Freeling Knowles, both of Canandaigua; and a daughter, Mrs.
Martha Hartsteep, of Newark. The funeral will be held from the
undertaking rooms of Ahrens & Breen Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
with Captain Rose, of the local Salvation Army corps, officiating.
Interment will be made in West avenue cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1882
Naples, N. Y. - On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Caroline Koby, the
successful German citizens, died of consumption,
aged 37. She was an estimable woman and there is much sympathy for the
family of three boys left motherless, and for her husband. Rev. Mr.
Becker, a protestant German minister, of Cohocton, officiated at her
funeral on Thursday.
From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1883
Naples, N. Y. - Christopher Koby, a German, died on
Tuesday night. He had prospered, and owned one of the finest vineyards
in town. He has been sick all summer, in fact for years. As in the case
of so many others, his one habit of drinking too much has cost him,
finally, his life. He was well esteemed by his neighbors. A wife and
child survive him.
From Ontario County Journal 25 November 1883
Some of the friends of Christian (sic) Koby, who died
at Naples last week, take exception to the comment of our Naples
correspondent, and deny that indulgence in intoxicating liquors was the
near or remote cause of his
death. The Naples Record says that Mr. Koby died of
consumption, and that "for some years it has been evident that his
health was failing, but until last spring, he was able to attend to his
business. Since then he has been confined to his house, and his death
not a surprise." All his neighbors and acquaintances, including our
correspondent, speak in warm terms of his integrity, industry and
frugality, by which he has accumulated a handsome property, and was
From Geneva Daily Times 27 June 1902
Jacob P. Kohler died at the family residence in Lafayette avenue,
at 2:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, aged 56 years. The deceased
came here from West Fayette five years ago. For some time he was
engaged as engineer on the city steam roller. The deceased is survived
by a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Slaght, of Newark, and by three
sons, Frank and Peter, of Newark, and Arthur, of West Fayette.
The funeral will take place from the family residence at 3
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Charles DeWoody will officiate.
Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 28 January 1910
Mrs. Anna Helena Kohman, aged 69 years, wife of W. F. Kohman, died
on Wednesday morning, after a two weeks illness at her home on Main
street north. Death was due to pneumonia. She leaves, besides her
husband, three sons, Martin H. and Ara F. of Syracuse, and Albert R. of
Canandaigua; and one daughter, Rosa H. of this village; and one sister,
Mrs. George Hermann of Wisconsin. Mrs. Kohman was born in Germany and
had resided here for 28 years. Rev. H. L. Gaylord will officiate at the
funeral services this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in
From Geneva Daily Times 5 September 1944
Mrs. Laura Kolsterer of 11 North Wadsworth street died on Monday
morning at the Geneva General Hospital following a long illness.
Surviving are one son, William of Brooklyn, N. Y., and and three
grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 8:30
o'clock at the DeVaney and Foley Funeral Home and at 9 o'clock at St.
Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 25 May 1887
Naples, N. Y. - Nick Konz, a German, living on the hill north of
the village, died last Monday night of Bright's disease, from which he
had suffered for a long time. His age was 36 years. His wife and three
children mourn his death. They have the sympathy of the entire
community in their affliction.
From Ontario County Journal 22 July 1892
Jacob A. Koons, proprietor of the lower Main street barber shop,
died Wednesday afternoon of diphtheria. Mr. Koons was about thirty-one
years of age, and leaves a wife and three children.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 May 1917
Canandaigua, May 24 - Conrad Kornbau, 82 years old, died
last evening at the Thompson Memorial hospital here. He leaves three
sons, two of whom are the State of Washington, George and Augustus, and
one son, Jacob, lives here. He leaves two daughters, one of whom is
Mrs. Newton Rogers, of Cheshire, with whom had lived for some years.
The funeral will take Saturday at the residence of Newton Rogers, near
Cheshire, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, with Rev Livingston L. Taylor,
of the Canandaigua Congregational church, officiating. Burial at Coye
cemetery in South Bristol.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
Cheshire, N. Y. - The funeral of Mrs. Conrad (sic)
passed away on Jan. 6, after a brief illness from pneumonia, was held
on Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. F. Lieman of the German Lutheran
church of Cohocton, the deceased having united with that church when 12
years of age. The family express their thanks for the great kindness
shown them, also to the choir for the music rendered.
From Ontario County Journal 14 January 1910
South Bristol, N. Y. - Among those called here to attend the
burial of Mrs. Jacob (sic) Kornbau at Coye
cemetery were, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mehlenbacker, George Mehlenbacker,
Mrs. Philip Foltz and Rev. F. C. Tieman, all of Cohocton; Henry K.
Mehlenbacker, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacob K. Mehlenbecker, Salamanca;
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfanger, Mrs. Katherine Wolfanger, Conrad
Wolfanger of Atlanta; and Mr. Schwingle of Cohocton. Mrs. Christine
Mehlenbecker Kornbau was born in Germany, Nov. 22, 1836, and was the
oldest of nine children, three boys and six girls, all of whom were
present at her funeral, excepting Conrad, who lives in Owasso, Mich.
She died on Jan. 6 after an illness of four days of pneumonia. She came
to America when 10 years old, and had lived in this vicinity for nearly
40 years. She removed to Cheshire in March, 1908. The funeral was at
the home on Saturday. Burial was in Coye cemetery. She was a Lutheran
and Rev. F. C. Tieman of Cohocton officiated. She leaves seven
children, one son, Henry died here of typhoid fever about eight years
ago. Two sons, William and George, live in the state of Washington. Her
unmarried daughter, Frances, was with her in her sickness. Mrs. Newton
Rogers of Cheshire, is her oldest child. Augustus and Jacob Kornbau
live near their father.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 August 1945
Mrs. Jessie Kosienski of 391 Exchange street died Tuesday at Geneva
General Hospital following a short illness. She is survived by her
husband, Stephen; one daughter, Josephine, of Geneva; her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Antonio Moraleze of Garden City, Kas.; five sisters and four
brothers. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday morning from the
home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Densk, 33 Wadsworth street, at
8:30 o'clock, and at 9 o'clock at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial
will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 22 March 1935
has lost another prominent and greatly beloved citizen. George Kotteker, 78, died on Saturday at his home here after
several weeks illness. Mr. Kotteker came to Chapin when a young man
from Rochester where he was born. He was a staunch Democrat and served as tax
collector for several terms, was postmaster and later
assistant postmaster for 15 years. He seldom missed Sunday services at the church
where he was a member for 51 years, and trustee for 25 years, and for 14 years
janitor of the church. Mr. Kotteker was a member of Maccabee Lodge,
Canandaigua, for many years. The largely attended funeral was held from church
Monday afternoon with Rev. Moyer of Milo Center, a former pastor and friend
Kotteker leaves behind besides his wife, a son Lloyd Kotteker. Burial
in Chapman Cemetery.
From Geneva Advertiser Gazette 24 January 1907
Mrs. Edward Krisler, whose home is about one mile north of
Stanley, committed suicide last Monday afternoon, taking a dose of
carbolic acid. Dr. Selover was called, but he could do nothing for her.
She and her husband lived in a tenant house owned by John Harren.
From Geneva Daily Times
19 January 1904
Mrs. Harriet Krom died at her home at Oaks Corners yesterday at
one o'clock. She was the oldest resident of the town and had always
lived in the house in which she died. She is survived by one daughter.
The funeral will take place from her late home Thursday at 2 o'clock.
Revs. J. Whithill and J. B. Hubbs will officiate. Interment in
From Geneva Advertiser 26
Mrs. Harriet Krom, pretty well-known in Geneva, died at her home
in the town of Phelps last Thursday, aged 78 years. She was a farmer's
daughter all right, but she was in a way sporty, that is, she thought a
great deal more of a fair ground and a horse trot than she did of a
farm. And what a butter-maker she was. A. B. Palmer boarded with her
one summer, and her excellent table drove him into dyspepsia from which
he never fully recovered. One daughter survives, Mrs. John Smith.
From Ontario County Journal 15 June 1900
As Mrs. John Kruse was performing her household duties
yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, at her home on the west side lake
road, she heard something fall to the floor in a room up stairs. She
went up and found her husband writhing in pain. He had swallowed the
contents of a bottle containing carbolic acid, and as he fell to the
floor, he gave the warning which summoned his wife in time to see him
die. He had managed, after falling, to drag himself up to a couch. Ten
minutes after his wife came into the room he was dead. His mouth and
throat were terribly burned by the poison. Kruse, who was 59 years old,
was subject to despondent fits and his attitude at this time did not
attract the attention of his wife. He was a mason and also conducted a
small fruit farm. Besides his wife, a son, Charles Kruse of Auburn, and
a daughter, Annie, of Rochester, survive. Coroner Hallenbeck held an
inquest yesterday afternoon and rendered a verdict of death in
accordance with the above facts.
From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1898
Naples, N. Y. - Nicholas Kunz, of Rhine street, was found dead in
his bed Tuesday morning. He was 74 years old and having been feeble for
some time, it is supposed he suffered a stroke of paralysis in the
night. His son, Joseph Kunz, and daughter, Mrs. Thomas Reisenberger,
survive him. He was buried from the Catholic church on Thursday.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 April 1909
Mrs. Veronica Kurtz, aged 79 years, died at the home of George
Hartwell in the Town of Phelps at 10:35 o'clock yesterday morning. She
is survived by two daughters, one son and one sister. The funeral will
take place from the home of Mr. Hartwell at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
Burial will be in Lyons.
From Ontario County Journal 2 January 1885
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - We regret to announce the death of Alexander
who died at his residence one mile north of this village, of
consumption, on Saturday last. He had been ailing for several years but
had only been confined
to his house a few weeks. He had been a resident of this town for many
years, and was much respected by all who knew him.
From Victor Herald 6 October 1905
West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Kyle, widow of the late Alexander Kyle, died
in West Bloomfield, Wednesday evening, Sept.
27th, at 7 o'clock, while sitting in her chair. She was 75 years of
age. The deceased had been a great sufferer at times for the past year
with heart trouble. Mrs. Kyle was a woman who will be greatly missed in
this community where she was very highly respected by everyone. Only
three months ago, her oldest son, John Kyle, a railroad engineer, was
killed at his post of duty in Chicago and was brought to his mother's
home here for burial. Seven other children and fifteen grandchildren
are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, Robert Kyle, Mrs.
S. K. Chapin of Rochester; William F. Kyle of Oakland,
Cal.; Dennis Kyle, Mrs. P. W. Griffin, Miss I. B. Kyle and James
all of this place. Her funeral was held from St. Joseph's
church Saturday morning, Rev. Simon FitzSimons officiating, and was
very largely attended. Interment was in the family lot in St. Rose's
Cemetery, Lima. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Robert Kyle and family, and Mrs. S. K. Chapin and children of
Rochester, Dennis W. Seymour and son, William, of Buffalo; Mrs. James
Clark, Mrs. Will H. Ryan, Miss Mary Welch and Miss Kittie Welch of
Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dwyer, Mr. and Mrs. Purcell of Livonia,
and Mrs. Robert Hutchinson of Mendon, were in town during the week to
attend the funeral of Mrs. A. Kyle.
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