LAKE COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES
A CROWN POINT TRAGEDY -- At the Erie station in Crown Point on Wednesday evening, March 20, 1907, two boys, Eddie Kaiser and Freddie Wise, "news boys," quarreled over a game of marbles, and the Wise boy struck the Kaiser boy a blow on his jaw which knocked him senseless and in a short time resulted in his death. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Keilman, Elvira L. - age 84, of Hammond, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 1992. She is survived by loving children, Robert (Beverly) Mahns, William (Sue) Mahns, Patricia (late Donald) Mahns, Dee (late Gerald) Mahns and Ronald (Nora) Mahns, three stepsons, Herbert (Glenna) Keilman, Keith (Mamie) Keilman and Jerry (Ginger) Keilman; one sister, Helen (Sam) Arthur; two brothers, Bud (Patti) Hasse and Bill (Ruth) Hasse; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; one great grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Tony Keilman Funeral service Friday, 9:15 a.m. at the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Ave., Munster with 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, Hammond with Father Fusko officiating. Visitation Thursday 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mrs. Keilman was a member of the Order of St. Francis. Please omit flowers.
Newspaper Name: The Hammond Times, March 4, 1992
Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla
Lake county, Indiana, died June 17th  at Scott's Bluffs, (NE?) aged 25 years, of cholera. [Daily Ohio Statesman(Columbus, OH) Wednesday, October 23, 1850; KT - sub by FoFG]
Albert Kilborn was born in Vermont, Dec. 3, 1826, but in childhood went with his father's family into Canada, and was there married to Frances C. Evans, and then, about fifty-six years ago, came as a resident to Lake County. He died at his home in Crown Point, Feb. 25, 1906, in the 80th year of his age.
Of New England parentage and of Canadian training he was a tried and true man, a valuable citizen, a very worthy member of the Methodist Church, one to be greatly missed. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Kolb, Henry R.
Reported by a friend for January 10 (1908), the death of Henry R. Kolb, whose wife was Polly F. Graves, youngest daughter of Orrin W. Graves and Achsah Farley Graves. Mrs. Polly Kolb's four children and six grandchildren are, therefore, of pioneer descent. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
BURN WHILE MOTHER SHOPS - One baby is Dead and Another, Tied to Door, is Rescued.
Indiana Harbor, Ind., Nov. 19.-Neighbors that broke into a burning house found a baby girl dead in her crib and her three year old brother, John Koran, unconscious, tied to a door knob. The children's mother had gone shopping and in order to prevent the boy playing with matches she had tied him to the door. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), Nov. 24, 1909, page 2]
WHITING CITIZEN COMMITS SUICIDE
Whiting, Ind., Nov 5 - Joseph Krizmanch, a Croatian, age 36, committed suicide yesterday at his home, corner New York avenue and Streber street. Krizmanch, according to his wife's statement, has threatened suicide ever since their marriage two months ago. Mrs. Krizmanch awakened her husband at noon to go to the polls, telling him that he would find his dinner on the table and that she was going to step out for a few minutes. She had scarcely gotten outside the door when she heard a shot.
Afraid to go back alone she ran to her mother's home nearby. Together they notified the police. Officers O'Connel and Steff responded to the call and found Krizmanch lying dead on a couch with a bullet hole in his heart. The weapon used, a .32 calibre revolver was lying on a table 15 feet from where the body was found. Beside it was a letter in his native language, giving directions for his burial and for the disposition of his life insurance.
The body was removed to Hellwig's undertaking rooms on 119th street, where it will be held pending the cornorner's inquest.
Krizmanch was employed at the Standard Oil Company plant and is survivied by a wife and two children. Both Krizmanch and his wife, who was a Slav, have been married before, each having one child by the previous marriage. [Hammond Times, Vol 8, No 123, Hammond, Lake County, 5 Nov 1913 - transcribed by J.S.]
Kruger, Mrs. John
Died from Lockjaw
Mrs. John Kruger of Lowell died of lockjaw after weeks of intense suffering, the result of stepping on a rusty nail while cleaning out a woodshed. She was 60 years old. [The Plymouth tribune (Plymouth, Ind.), May 30, 1907]