"Kip" to "Kz" Obituaries

From Shortsville Enterprise 7 January 1926

Mrs. Ann Maria Kipp,
relict of J. Henry Kipp, died at her home in Shortsville, Tuesday morning at 9:15 o'clock, following an illness which had its inception last September, at which time she suffered a stroke of paralysis. Later she was afflicted with another stroke. Her age was 84 years. Mrs. Kipp was born on a farm near Palmyra on October 9, 1841, a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Cinderella Sue Johnson. She grew to womanhood there, and for several years taught the Armington school about midway between Palmyra and Manchester. She was united in marriage with Mr. Kipp on September 10th, 1873, and at that time removed to Shortsville, where she had since continuously resided. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Home Department of the Sunday school connected with that church.

The survivors are two sons, Roy H. Kipp of Chicago and Ralph J. Kipp of Shortsville; two step-daughters, Mrs. L. F. Wade of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Harry S. Taylor of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Mary Aldrich of Shortsville, and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at her late home this Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A. J. MacMillan, pastor of the Shortsville Presbyterian church. The burial will follow in the family plot in Brookside Cemetery.

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 cemetery.

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 Brookside Cemetery.

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, Rev. J. 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 Wednesday morning at the home 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 ever since 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 o'clock.

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 Ontario Repository & Messenger 17 May 1888

Reed's Corners - William Kipp
died at his residence this afternoon after a brief illness. He was about seventy years of age.

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 wife.

From Geneva Gazette 21 October 1881

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 Ontario County Journal 22 June 1906

Early on Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah A. Kisor, widow of William Kisor, at her home on Chapin street, aged 76 years. Deceased had been in feeble health for some time. There survive by a former husband, two sons, Morgan L. and Artemus Frone; and by her late husband, two sons, James M. and William Kisor; and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Tuttle, all of this place. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

From Naple News 20 July 1921

Funeral services of Mrs. Louisa Wolfanger Kistner were held from the late home on Main street at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Dr. J. H. France, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating, and the interment was made in the Coye cemetery in South Bristol. Mrs. Kistner died at 11 o'clock Sunday morning less than 24 hours after the burial of her husband, Philip. Mrs. Kistner was the daughter of Jacob and Louisa Schwingle Wolfanger and was born in the town of Wayland, March 26, 1847, and married Jacob Sick of Cohocton. Three years later she was married to Philip Kistner. They made their home in the town of South Bristol. Both father and mother, whose deaths are chronicled here, were tenderly cared for during their long illness by the daughter, Mrs. Alfred Griswold. It is seldom that we have to print two deaths in the same family in one week.

From Naples News 20 July 1921

Philip Kistner
died at his home on Main street, Thursday, July 14th, after a long illness. Deceased was born in Bavaria, Germany, March 8th, 1841, and came to America in 1872. In 1875 he married Mrs. Louisa Wolfanger Sick. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home of his son, Frank, Rev. Joseph M. France conducting the service and the burial was in the Coye cemetery in South Bristol. Two years ago Mr. Kistner and his wife moved to Naples from their vineyard home near Woodville and made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Alfred Griswold. Mr. Kistner is survived by six sons and one daughter. He was one of the pioneer vineyardists of this section and was an authority on grape-growing.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1908

The funeral of Abijah Kitchem, aged 78 years, who died Tuesday at the City Hospital, took place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Lynch's undertaking rooms. Rev. W. W. Weller officiated and burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

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 Ontario County Journal 15 December 1916

The death of Martin Kitt, aged 61 years, occurred at his home on Chapel street yesterday morning, following a two days illness. Deceased was born in County Galway, Ireland, and had been a residence of Canandaigua the past 17 years. He leaves his widow, three sons, Thomas, Francis and John, of Canandaigua; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Beyti, of Shortsville. The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn.

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 survive her.

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. Minnie Kloss 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 Hill cemetery.

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 Ontario County Journal 12 April 1918

Manchester, N. Y. - Albert Lusk Knapp,
one of the most widely known traveling men of this state and Pennsylvania, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. B. Musselman, on Monday, after a short illness of pneumonia, at the age of 61 years. He was born in the town of Hopewell on June 15, 1856, and was the youngest son of Leonard and Mahala Lusk Knapp. He received his education in Hopewell schools and Canandaigua High school. On November 12, 1879, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Brewster, of Farmington. In 1880 he came to Manchester and opened a general store, which he conducted for more than 24 years, when it was destroyed by fire and he gave up that line of work. Mr. Knapp was appointed postmaster under Harrison's administration, and and served his patrons well during his term of four years. He went on the road later and made a specialty of rubber goods, being employed at the time of his death by the Rochester Rubber Company. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John O'Donnell of Buffalo; Mrs. Stuart M. Bennett of Shortsville, and Mrs. R. B. Musselman of Manchester; one sister Mrs. Charles Sutton of Hopewell; five grandchildren, Marie, James and John O'Donnell of Buffalo, and Virginia and Maribelle Bennett of Shortsville. The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. Musselman on Wednesday, with interment in Brookside 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 Shortsville Enterprise 10 April 1897

Caleb Knapp,
an old resident of the township of Farmington, died at his home in that township on Friday.

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 county clerk. 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 January 1904

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 Neapolitan Record 23 December 1880

On Friday evening, Dec. 17th, Mrs. Emily H. Knapp departed this life at the residence of her son-in-law, F. R. Cribb; her age was 65 years nearly. Mrs. Knapp had resided here about ten years, coming from Dansville, and during the period had become endeared to all who knew her. She leaves an aged companion and six children who more deeply feel the affliction. She was the kind mother of Mrs. Dutcher, Dr. Z. F. Knapp, Mrs. Wemmet, Mrs. Cribb, Mrs. W. R. Marks and Nettie Knapp, and they best know her worth. Early in life
she espoused the cause of Christ, joining the M. E. Church; and the pastor, Rev. C. G. Lowell, conducted the last rites from the residence of Frank R. Cribb on Sunday, Dec. 19th, at 2 p.m. and her remains were borne to their resting place. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.

From Ontario County Journal 10 May 1918

Mrs. Henrietta Knapp,
aged 87 years, a respected resident of Hopewell township, died on Tuesday afternoon from heart disease. She had not been well for weeks. She was a daughter of Charles and Phila Warner, and was born in the town of Canandaigua March 24, 1831. In a little log cabin which stood for years, she lived until eight years of age when she moved with her parents to their new farm on the old stage route, near Victor. She often told of running down to the fence to see the first train go over the Auburn branch of the New York Central Railroad. On November 27, 1850, she was married to Benjamin Franklin Knapp, of Hopewell, who was a member of one the oldest families in this region. They moved on their farm where she died, in 1851. Two sons survive her, Charles Knapp of Albany, and the Hon. Walter H. Knapp of Canandaigua; three daughters, Mrs. John Adams of New Rochelle; Mrs. Frank Heath of Shortsville, and Mrs. Thomas H. Henry of Brooklyn; also 19  grandchildren.

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 seventy-seven, after a lingering illness 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 and 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 Phelps Citizen 20 January 1881

The death of John Knapp occurred at his home in Clifton Springs, on the 29th of December, 1880. He was born in Haverstraw, Rockland Co., April 7th, 1806, and with his parents moved to Hopewell, in this county, when about seven years old. There he lived until he was married April 22nd, 1827. Then he went to Monroe county where he remained six years, again returning to Hopewell. For a number of years he lived east of Orleans, but selling his farm he removed to Clifton Springs where he made his home for eighteen years past. He was known by a large circle of friends as a conscientious, a good neighbor and citizen.

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 the back of the wagon, one arm resting thereon, and his head in the straw and litter on the bare floor. It is thought that he had been dead several hours when found. Dr. A. D. Halstead, one of the coroners of Yates county, was notified, and after an examination, decided an inquest was not necessary and granted a certificate of death from heart disease. The remains were removed to the house of his son, Orson, who lived nearby. There are three surviving sons, Orson, William and Theodore, and two daughters, Mrs. William Burns 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 cemetery.

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 held 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 of the late B. F. 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 Cheshire.

From Naples Record 25 July 1874

The wife of Mr. Wm. Knapp, the father of Sabbath Schools, died at her home in Muttonville last Wednesday. The funeral services held at the house.

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 village, and was active in the good works of this church. The funeral services were conducted from her late home on Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Donald H. MacKenzie, pastor of the church of her choice. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Plainsville.

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 Wm. Knight, was found dead sitting upright in a chair at his house on Tillman 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 26 October 1921

Mrs. Margaret Knight,
aged 84 years, died at her home 202 Genesee street, last evening at 10 o'clock after a short illness of pneumonia. She is survived by one son, Charles C. Knight of Geneva. The funeral will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at three o'clock, the Rev. K. A. Bray officiating. Interment in Glenwood cemetery. The funeral will be private.

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 brothers, 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 Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 June 1930

Richard Knight,
aged 89, one of the oldest residents of Geneva, died yesterday afternoon at about 3:30 o'clock at his home at 172 Genesee street, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Truesdale of Geneva, and Mrs. Harold Hodgkiss of State College, Pa.; and three grandsons, Richard Truesdale of Geneva, and Arthur and William Hodgkiss of State College. Mr. Knight was born near Oaks Corners, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knight, and came to Geneva when about 6 years old. His parents were of English descent. For some time he operated a boat on the canal between Watkins and New York City, and after giving up this work entered the grocery business. For a number of years he conducted a grocery store on the old towpath and later opened a store at the corner of Tillman and Exchange streets, retiring from this about 10 or 15 years ago. Mr. Knight was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as a private in Co. B, 50th New York engineers. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home on Genesee street with Rev. H. H. Hassinger officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 5 November 1912

William Knight,
an aged resident of this city, died yesterday afternoon at his late home, No. 282 Genesee street, after an illness of several months due to paralysis. The deceased had been engaged in the grocery business here on Exchange street for 50 years and about three years ago retired from active business. He was born in Oaks Corners and when a boy moved with his parents to Geneva to reside. In early life he was associated with his father and brother, Richard, in a grocery store on Lake street when the Cayuga and Seneca canal was used extensively for transportation. He later engaged in business for himself. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Charles C. Knight of this city and Dr. William R. Knight of Plymouth, Mich.; also one brother, Richard Knight of this city. The funeral will take place from his late residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

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 May 1942

Manchester, N. Y. - 
Mrs. Thomas Dalberth of this village mourns the death of her estimable mother, Mrs. Jennie F. Knopf, 77, which occurred at her home in Canandaigua Town last Tuesday night, April 7, after a brief illness. She was a native of Gorham, and leaves her husband, four daughters, two sons, two brothers, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Obsequies were held from St. Mary's Church, Canandaigua, at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning with interment following in Calvary Cemetery in that city.

From Shortsville Enterprise 25 February 1915

The death of Charles Knowles, a resident of Littleville and Shortsville all his life, occurred at his home in Railroad avenue on Saturday afternoon, Feb 20, 1915, at 2:30 o'clock. His age was 70 years. Mr. Knowles was born in Littleville and made that point his home until a few years ago when he came to Shortsville to reside. When about 15 years of age, he ran away from home and enlisted in the navy. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was still in the service and continued in such until its close. The survivors 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 Brookside cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 24 January 1924

Shortsville was again deeply shocked on Saturday noon when it became known that Mrs. Fred W. Knowles had died at her residence in Canandaigua street. She had been ill for nearly a week with bronchial pneumonia, but her condition was not considered critical. Her age was 66 years. Mrs. Cora A. Knowles was a native of the township of Farmington, having been born on September 2, 1858, a daughter of the late William and Anne Allen Randall. She was united in marriage with Fred W. Knowles of Palmyra and they located in Farmington where they resided for a period of three years. From that place they removed to the town of Hopewell and for 27 years conducted a farm. During the year of 1912 they removed to Marion, Ind., to reside with their daughter, Mrs. Homer Whitaker, in South Solon, O., where Mr. Knowles engaged with his son-in-law, Mr. Whitaker, in the hardware business. This they continued until the year 1922, when, owing to Mr. Knowles failing health, they sold out and removed to Shortsville. Mrs. Knowles was a faithful member of the Baptist church at Manchester. She was a woman of a most kindly and generous nature and her passing causes a vacancy that will long be remembered. A good woman called Home.

She leaves to mourn their loss her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Homer Whitaker of Caywood, N. Y.; one son, S. Lester Knowles of Rochester; five brothers, Durfee Randall of Victor, Frank Randall of Canandaigua, Herbert Randall, John Randall and Wilkinson Randall of Farmington; and one sister, Mrs. Henry L. Howland of Manchester town. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Manchester Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Leon L. Swarthout. The remains were laid at rest in Brookside Cemetery.

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 ready to help the needy. He leaves a widow and two sons who reside in Mich., and one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Caskey, who have the sympathy of the entire community 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 Neapolitan Record 11 August 1881

Canadice - Mrs. Martha Knowles,
formerly a resident of Canadice, died of consumption at the residence of her father in Springwater on Monday. The funeral was held from the house on Wednesday.

From Ontario County Journal 16 June 1882

Naples, N. Y. -
On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Caroline Koby, the wife of one of our 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 was 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 generally respected.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 July 1924

Canandaigua, July 10 - Mrs. Lucy Jane Koehler,
64 years old, died at her home in Clark street last evening after an illness of about a week with heart trouble. She is survived by her husband, William G Koehler; two sons, George Koehler and William H. Koehler; and a daughter, Miss Agnes Koehler, all of Canandaigua. She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Lorenzo Allen and Mrs. Walter Cook, both of Medina, Mrs. Andrew Hippue and Mrs. Alice Dillon of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. William Curran of Canandaigua, and two brothers, John Dillon, of Middleport, and Charles Dillon, of Shelby.

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 Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1900

The funeral of Peter Kohler took place from the residence of his son, Jacob Kohler, Rev. Charles DeWoody officiated. The bearers were his grandsons. Interment was in Glenwood. The deceased had reached the advanced age of 93 years. He retained his mental faculties to the last. The deceased was born at Egypt, Pa. in 1807, and moved to Waterloo, N. Y., in 1833, where he kept a grocery three years. He then moved to his farm in Fayette, where he had lived 62 years. During that time he kept hotel and post office 18 years. Three years ago he came to Geneva to be cared for by his son. His children have all reached a great age. The father of the deceased was 94. His brother, who died a year ago, was 91, and a sister who survives is 89. He is survived by one son; three daughters, nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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 Woodlawn.

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) Kornbau, who 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

Chapin 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 officiating. Mr. Kotteker leaves behind besides his wife, a son Lloyd Kotteker. Burial in Chapman Cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 1 October 1889

Christian Krebs,
the deaf mute, died at his home on Castle street Saturday evening of consumption, He was a cabinet maker by trade, always sober and quiet in his habits, and was a very well-informed man. His wife is a daughter of the late James Wallace, who years ago was a cobbler on Seneca street. Mr. Krebs had two children, a son and daughter, but neither of them are living, both died of consumption. And let us say that this is an opportunity for our citizens to express in tangible form that practical sympathy for which Geneva is well noted. Mr. Krebs was a very poor as well as honest man, and his long illness can not have helped their pecuniary affairs.

From Geneva Advertiser 6 May 1884

James Krebs
passed away this morning at one o'clock, after several weeks of very severe illness. Funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from Trinity Church.

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 Krum
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 Salisbury cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 26 January 1904

Mrs. Harriet Krum,
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 Prattsburgh News 18 July 1918

Mrs. Melissa Kunes,
wife of the late Adam Kunes, died of a shock of paralysis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Dewick, Friday. She leaves five children: Martin, Dana, and Arthur of Rushville, Frank of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Joseph Dewick at whose home the funeral was held Sunday at three o'clock, Rev. Charles Love officiating. Interment made in County Line cemetery.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 September 1922

Clifton Springs, N. Y., Sept. 17 - Mrs. Amelia Herman Kuney,
died at her home in Broad street, this village, on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Kuney was born on March 21, 1856. She is survived by her husband, Lanson Kuney; and one son, George J. Kuney of Newark; four sisters, Mrs. Samuel Warner of Fairport, Mrs. Elizabeth Moon of Penn Yan, Mrs. Louise Wild of Gage, and Mrs. Mary Kirkland of Acme, Mich.; and one brother, Llewellyn Herman of Penn Yan. The funeral was held at 2, Rev. Finley, of Canandaigua, officiated. Burial was in Clifton Springs cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 9 October 1912

Daniel Kuney,
aged 68 years, 11 months, died this morning at his late home on Lafayette Avenue, after an illness of some time. He leaves five sons and two daughters, Ira and George of Jackson, Mich.; William and Elvy of Geneva; Arthur of Sayre, Pa.; Mrs. Fred Black of Geneva and Mrs. Thomas Martin of Fayette. The funeral will take place Friday, Rev. I. W. Jacks officiating. Interment at Fayette.

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 25 July 1912

Mrs. Margaret Kurtz,
widow of William Kurtz, died last night at 10 o'clock at the ohms of her daughter, Mrs. John Van Huben, No. 44 Tillman street, with whom she made her home. The deceased was 87 years old. She was born in Germany and had lived in this country since 1850. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. R. Rogers and Mrs. Louise Peel of Toledo, O., and Mrs. John Van Huben of this city, two sons, William Kurtz of Baltimore, Md. and George Kurtz of Buffalo; also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will take place from the home, Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., rector of St. Peter's Episcopal church, will officiate and interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

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 Kyle, 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 very suddenly at her home 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 Kyle 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.

From Shortsville Enterprise 21 October 1921

Mrs. Ellen M. Kyte
died at her residence in Farmington on Monday morning, October 10, following a long illness. She was the daughter of Warren and Mary Slocum and was born in the town of East Bloomfield on May 10, 1862. The survivors are her husband, Chas. L. Kyte; and two sons, Floyd D. Kyte of Shortsville, and Ermil G. Kyte of Cameron, Pa.; also four daughters, Miss Luella Kyte who resides at home, Mrs. Claude Fox of Port Gibson; Mrs. Lot G. Davis and Mrs. Converse McMillan of Canandaigua; and five grandchildren; two brothers, Benjamin W. Slocum of Shortsville and John S. Slocum of Seattle, Wash.; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Smith of Millers River, Wash., and Mrs. Jennie Bacon of Seattle, Wash. A prayer service was held at the home at 2 o'clock and funeral services at the Friends' church at 2:30 o'clock the following Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Reuben J. Payne, a former minister of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mrs. Leggett. The interment was made in the Farmington Friends' cemetery.

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