[K] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

The Hocking Sentinel
May 22 1884
Mr Wm H Kanode left last week for a visit to the Magnetic Springs, in Delaware county, hoping to restore his health. On Tuesday his friends here received a telegram that he was dangerously sick. his wife is with him. His siter, Mrs Warner, left Tuesday afternoon to join him.

A telegram was received about noon today (Wednesday), that WIlliam Kanode died this morning. The remains will be brought home this evening.

The Hocking Sentinel
May 29 1884
Death of Wm. Kanode
The sudden death of Wm Kanode, briefly announced last week, occassioned universal sorrow among citizens of Logan, where he was known from infancy. He was a man of good heart, and generous and warm affection. His impulse and enthusiasm led him ever tot he front, and no matter whether it was a battle charge, a work of charity, or a Democratic election, he was always foremost, and always doing as much as it was in human energy to accomplish.
Of late years he has been attentive to business, and developed capabilities of the highest order. He will be very much missed, and his death will long be sincerely mourned by his friends and companions.
The funeral on Friday was very largely attended. Rev Burns of the M E Church, conducted the religious exercises. The obsequies were under direction of the G.A.R., assisted by the S of V. The remains were interred in the old cemetery.
Before depositing the coffin, Capt. John G Reeves of Lancaster, his officer, comrade and friend, spoke of the dead soldier as follows:

Comrades--We have met to pay our last tribute of respect to the body of our deceased comrade, William H Kanode, last of Company C, 11th Ohio Cavalry. Willie Kanode emlisted in the service of the United States for three years, under Lieut. John Van Pearce, recruiting for the 7th Ohio Cavalry, during the month of September, 1861, he then being in his 17th year, and his mother consenting to his enlistment.
He was the youngest soldier in the company and regiment, and one of the best. We all loved him, the younger members as a brother, the older as a son. On parade or guard mount, his uniform was always the neatest and his arms shone like burnished silver. While on duty at Ft. Larimie, although regular army soldiers competed, he always was selected as Orderly to the Commanding Officer, on account of the neatness of his uniform and the perfect order of his arms.
Whenever or wherever duty called, he was the forst to respond, never complaining, no matter whether it was to carry dispatches, go on a wild forty mile ride after night to the rescue of comrades surrounded by treacherous blood-thirsty Indians, to face the mountain blizzard to go to the relief of Ft. Halleck, on which expedition two of our comarades froze to death in their saddles by our sides, or a wild chase after, or a sharp engagement with hostile Indains. Willie was he first in the saddle and the last to leave it until the object of the expedition was fully accomplished. In camp or on these expeditions he was the life of the Company, always jovial; never shirking duty, and at the bedside of a sick or wounded comrade he watched with patient kindness; his voice as low, his touch as tender and soothing as a woman's; always eady to forego and any pleasure or spend his last cent to alleviate the sufferings or minister to the wants of his afflicted comrades.
Can it be wondered then that we all loved the boy, or that he had not an enemy in the whole regiment? I could spend hours detailing incidents showing his fearless, generous nature. but it can all be summed up in these words: He was as brave and fearless as a lion, as kind and gentle as a woman, generous to a fault, loyal to his flag and country, and a truer friend or braver soldier never wore the blue. We all have our faults and forbles, he had his, but over them we as citizens and comrades cast the broad mantle of friendship and charity, while we will cherish ever green in our memories his noble services to his country, his warm, generous nature and his countless deeds of kindness and charity, strewing flowers in the pathway of many a weary soul.
Willie has fought the battle of life, has stacked his arms and laid down to rest in the sweet sleep of death. Peace to his ashes.

Resolutions of Respect
Hall J K Rochester Post, No. 140, G.A.R.
Whereas, The Grand Commander of the Universe, in His wisdom has seen fit to remove from our ranks our Comrade, W H Kanode, therefore,
Resolved, That in the death of Comrade Kanode, another brave defender of the Flag has surrendered to the last enemy, who is rapidly depleting our ranks.
Resolved, That in the death of Comrade Kanode this Post sustains an irreparable loss, and while we cherish the memory of our late Comrade, we will cast around his foibles, whatever they may have been, the broad mantle of a Soldier's charity, and not withhold the just commendation that his many virtues claim at our hands, but like him, ever be ready to extend the helping hand with soldierly charity, to those in need.
Resolved, That we hereby tender to his bereaved family and relatives our heartfelt sympathy and condolence in this the time of their great affliction, and out of respect for our deceased comrade we will wear the usual badge of mourning for a period of thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions and memorial be furnished the family of the deceased, and also a copy be furnished each of our county papers for publication.
Lloyd Myers
J B Stedem
I Voris

Military Record
Comrade W H Kanode volunteered in the U S service in the month of September, 1861, under Lieut. John Van Pearce, who was then recruiting for the 7th Ohio Cavalry. He was at the time of enlistment in his 17th year. The Battallion in which he enlisted was consolidated with the 6th Ohio Cavalry, and afterwards was detached and formed the 1st Independent Battallion of O. Cavalry, and afterwards another Battallion having been enlisted, it was consolidated and formed into the 11th Ohio Cavalry.
Comrade Kanode belonged to Company C of these several organizations. The Battallion was mounted at Camp Highland near Hillsboro, O., was ordered from there to Camp Dennison, Ohio, when it was attached to the 6th Ohio Cavalry, and was afterwards detatched and formed into the 1st Independent battallion and ordered to report to gen. Halleck at Benton Barracks, St Louis, Mo.
While there, a serious outbreak occurring among the tribes of Indians west of Ft. Laramie, the Battallion was ordered to that point, and first proceeded to Ft. Leavensworth, and from there across the plains via Ft. Kearny to Ft. Laramie, where it arrived June 4 1862. From there the Company was divided into small detachments and stationed at various points along the Overland Mail and Emigrant Route from Deer Creek to South Pass. to perform the arduous and dangerous duties of guarding the mail coaches and emigrant trains along the route from the depredation of hostile Indians. From that time until the discharge of the Company in April, 1865, the Company was stationed at various poins from Julesburg to South Pass., on the North Platte.and from Julesburg to Ft Halleck on the South Platte, which Fort situated at the foot of the Medicine Bow Mountain, Company C, built in the fall of 1862.
Comrade Kanode served with the Company until it was mustered out, at Omaha, Neb., April 1865, having served over three years and 6 months, and was honorably discharged.

A Sister's Tribute
William H Kanode was born in Logan, Nov 30, 1844, died at the park Hotel, Magnetic Springs, Marion Co., O., May 20th 1844.[This date is as it appears in the article, obviously a typo.] He was married to Mary Alice ferrel, oct 2d, 1883. He was ill for two months before his death and in the last week his decline was very rapid and his death sudden and unexpected to many of his friends. Rev Mr Bowers, of Richwood, O., attended him in his last hours and baptized him. He was one of a family of six children, of whom one sister only survives and with his wife remains to mourn his loss. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by the members of his family.
My brother was of an ardent and enthusiastic temperment; warmly attached to his friends and ready to yield his resentment against his enemies. At the cry of distress he was moved to action, and the request for help met him in ready response. A few months since, when the great floods gave us an opportunity to show our charity, none was more ready to do or more free to give than he.
When but a boy he enlisted in the cavalry service, and the Captain of his company, on hearing of his death, wrote a letter to a comrade in which he pays this tribute to my brother as a soldier. Captain Reeves writes: "He was the baby of our company and regiment and we all were strongly attached to him. I do not believe he had an enemy in the whole regiment. He has his faults, we all have; but he was brave, generous to a fault, and a warmer hearted, truer soldier never wore the blue."
Tuesday night, on the arrival of his siter to his bedside, he raised up, called her by name and kissed her, and said: "Oh, I am dying, dying! I cannot get well." She answered, "Yes, my brother. I fear you are dying, and oh! won't you have a minister!" He replied, "Yes." Thereupon she sent for one immediately, but he lived six miles away and the delat, owing to the distance, and knowing that his life was drawing to a close, she said to him:"Brother, I fear he will not get here in time." "Oh, yes he will," he said, "I will live till he comes." and he did live to hear Christ's disciple invoke the Divine Blessings of our merciful Savior upon him, for he was conscious to the last.
Death of Jacob Keller
Uncle Jacob Keller, one of the old and well-known citizens of Logan died on last Tuesday morning at the advanced age of 81 years. For the past two years he has been unable to transact any kind of business and for part of that time has been confined to his home. For many years he was in business in this city and his name was synonym for honesty and integrity. He was a devout member of the Lutheran church and was most punctilious in the discharge of his religious duties. The funeral services will take place today at 1:30 p.m. from the Hunter street Lutheran church of which congregation he was a member. Rev. Spoehr the pastor will conduct the religious services. Mr. Keller was born in Neitch Hessen Dramstadt, Germany, March 20 1820.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS-handwritten date of 10-24-1901
The Hocking Sentinel
Aug 24 1893
John Keller
On Friday last, Aug 18th., a large concourse of relatives and neighbors followed the remains of Mr John Keller to their resting place in the Ewing Cemetery. The funeral services took place from the Ewing Evangelical Lutheran church. Mr Keller was born in the Dukedom of Hegs-an, Germany, Feb 15, 1826. He came to this country with his parents in the year 1836, and settled first in Carrol Co., Ohio. In the autumn of the year following the family removed to Hocking Co. He was married in March 1847 to Miss Catherine Hansel and to them were born nine children. He was a member of the Lutheran church. In his home, and in every walk of life in which he was associated with others, he was agreeable and benevolent. He was solicitous for the afflicted, and responsive to the needs of the poor. His last sickness came upon him slowly, and in the latter hours was intensely severe, death ensuing Aug. 16th 1893. At the time of his death he was aged 67 yrs., 4 mos., and 1 day.
David R Moore
Logan, O., Aug. 21, 1893.
The Hocking Sentinel
Feb 28 1889
Tommy, the young son of Mr and Mrs Chas. Keller died at the home of his parents in Gibisonville, Tuesday morning.
The Logan Daily News
Jan 28 1936
Wm. Kemper Dies
Word has been recived here of the death of Mr William Kemper of near Millersport, O. Mr Kemper was born and lived many years in this vicinity and was a respected citizen.
The Hocking Sentinel
March 6, 1884
Death of Mrs Jos. N Kessler
Miss Charlotte Weinheimer was born in Oboheimbach, Prussia, Germany, on Jan 4th, 1837, came to America when 17 years old, and was married to Jos. N. Kessler, May 1st, 1860, and is the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls. Died Feb 28th, 1884, aged 47 years 1 mo. and 24 days. Her remains were interred on Sunday in Oak Grove cemetery, the religious services being conducted by Rev. Father Cady, of St John's Catholic Church. The funeral was largely attended by citizens of Logan, who thus expressed their respect for the memory of the departed. Mrs Kessler had long been an invalid, but during her years of sickness bore her tials with fortitude and resignation. Her husband and the bereaved children have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Aged Resident Dies After
An Illness of One Month
George Kleinschimidt
Was One Our City's Oldest and Respected Residents
Following a month's illness with hardening of the arteries and other complications incident to old age, George Kleinschmidt, 88, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Frasch, corner Hunter and Walnut streets, about 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon. He had been gradually failing for about a year. Mr. Kleinschmidt was born in Damstate, Germany, coming to Hocking county with his brother, when only about fourteen years old. Here he took up the work of a stone mason which trade he had already practiced with his father in Germany. He continued with this same work, changing to the laying of brick as time advanced,. until compelled to retire because of old age. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served until honorably discharged because of illness. He was a former member of the G. A. R., and has been a life- long believer of the Lutheran faith. Funeral services will be conducted from the Hunter Street Lutheran church Friday, at 2 P. ,M. Rev. A. H., Kuhlman will officiate. Interment will be made in Oak Grove. The Harden Co. is in charge. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Fred Stracke, city and Mrs. Frasch with whom he has made his home since the death of his wife, 15 years ago; three sons, George of Plymouth, Ind.; Henry of Pittsireld, Ill. ;and Ed of Cardington, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Kate Rheinscheld of near Illesboro O.
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
The Logan Republican
March 2 1939
Homer Kitchen, 65, Dies At Home Here
Homer Kitchen, 65, salesman, died at his home in this city about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He had been in declining health for some time. Mr Kitchen formerly lived on a Hocking county farm, but for many years had been a resident of this city where he had been engaged in selling fertilizer and farm needs. Besides his wife, Mrs. Lutitia Kitchen, he leaves two daughters who are Mrs Harold W Larimer and Mrs John Donley. He was a brother of Charles Kitchen, Laurel township and Mrs. Charles Unger of near Logan. Funeral services were conducted at the Leonard Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. C.W. Graham in charge. Burial was made in Pine cemetery.
The Logan Republican
April 28 1932
Katherine Kleinschmidt Rheinscheld , daughter of George Ludwig and Margaret Kleinschmidt, was born in Oberhausen, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, April 25 1845, just eighty seven years ago today. In early infancy she was dedicated to the Lord in Holy Baptism in her native village. In early life she emigrated to America with the members of her family and settled in Logan. After being instructed in the Christian religion, she was confirmed as a member of St Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Logan, September 4 1858 by the Rev J. J. Sutter. After her marriage, she moved her church membership to the St Peter Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Ewing, and was always an active and devoted member. March 24 1867, she was united in marriage to Peter Rheinscheld. This union was blessed with two children. Four of which precede their mother into eternity. She was a highly respected citizen and well beloved by all who knew her. For a number of years she has been nearly blind, but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude. After a short illness, she went peacefully asleep Saturday morning at about eleven o'clock. Though her eyes have been nearly closed here for some time, we hope that they are now enjoying the beautiful vision in the Father's house of many mansions above! The days of her pilgrimage here on earth lacked but two days of being eighty seven years. She leaves behind, her six sons and their families. They are: Valentine, Lewis, Henry, Andrew and Daniel who live in Hocking County and Charles of Columbus. She also leaves twenty two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. May her mortal frame rest in God's Acre in peace and her spirit with the God who gave it!
We wish to convey the hearty thanks to all the friends and neighbors who have so kindly assisted in the care during the illness and death of their dear mother. May God's richest blessing be upon you as your reward.
The Democrat-Sentinel
May 9 1907
Death of Mrs. Sol. Kline
Elln S [Klinger] Kline, 42, died at her home one half mile south of Rockhouse, Monday, April 6th at 7 a.m. after a painful sickness of six months. She was he consort of Soloman Kilne, ao well and favorably known to many of our Logan citizens. The Democrat-Sentinel joins in sympathy. Funeral Wednesday at 10 o'clock at the house, Rev. John Baker of Gibisonville and E T Evans of Logan, officiating. Obituary next week. Interment had at U B cemetery.
The Democrat-Sentinel
May 9 1907
Charles Kleinschmidt, Dead
on Wednesday morning, before the break of day, Charles Kleinschmidt, brick and stone mason, died at his home on East Main street, of acute pneumonia and heart failure. he had worked on up until Saturday evening, never complaining that he felt badly, but Sunday became sick, and his surplus flesh tended to his disadvantage in fighting the sudden sickness, and Wednesday morning he passed away. He was a man, not tall in stature, but weighed 260 pounds. The shock of his death came startling to his many friends, and his family of brothers with whom he worked. He was a good hearted, quiet man, a gentleman in every particular, and was familiarly known to all by the nick name of "Taylor." Charles Kleinschmidt was born in Logan October 12, 1865, and died May 8 1907, aged 44 years, 6 months and 26 days. He has spent all his life in Logan, and worked at the brick and stone business. The funeral will occur from the house, friday, Rev. Spoher, officiating.
The Democrat-Sentinel
March 28 1907
Vincent Kessler
On Tuesday at noon occured the death of Vincent Kessler, the eighteen year old son of Joseph Kessler, of Glenview Heights. The young man worked at the brick yard and on a day last week he seemed to have over-worked himself. At noon hour he drank considerable cold water. he took sick and went down rapidly, the malady seeming to result finally in spinal trouble. Every effort of three physicians proved to no avail, and his death occured at noon Tuesday. He was an exemplary young man and his sudden taking off was a great shock to his many friends. The funeral occured from the Catholic Church today, and interment at the old Catholic grave yard in the country.
Maria Tilitha Koble
County Name: Hocking County
State: Oh
Date: May 1866
Submitters Name: D. Koble
Obit: Maria T. Koble
Maria T. Koble was the daughter of Abram and Elizabeth Dickens. born near Bremen , Ohio, December 6, 1841 On the 18th day of May 1866, She was married to Jessie C. Koble , to which union were born seven children. She united with the M.E. church at Gore, Ohio, in her youth, and remained a consistent member there of until death. In 1880 her husband died leaving her as a widow with her seven small children. She died , after a lingering illness of nearly eleven months, at the home of her son-in –law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Reinschall , near Winona Furnace, on the morning of the 26th at the age of 54 years,11months and 20 days, She leaves her aged mother, four brothers, three sisters and her children to mourn . Her life was pure, her end was peace and joy. She was laid to rest at the old cemetery at Gore, Ohio, Rev. J. L. Younker of Maxville, Ohio ,officiating

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