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KOCH, E. C.

Mr. E. C. Koch, a fireman on the third division of the B&O was killed at an early hour Friday morning, August 9th, 1912 at Blazer a short distance west of Rowlesburg, W. Va. Mr. Koch was the fireman on an eastbound freight train and from an unknown cause the engine ran over a derail switch and was partly upset when the wheels on one side of the heavy locomotive sank into the earth beside the track. The fireman's head was caught between the locomotive and the tender. His neck was broken and the death was probably instantaneous. Mr Koch is the third brother of his family to meet accidental death upon the railroad. Mr. Koch was about 25 years old and was not married. His home is in Garrett County about five miles from Oakland. He boarded with his sister-in-law, whose husband was killed on the railroad a short time ago. He is survived by his father, one sister residing in Keyser, and one brother, Mr. W. H. Koch, a B&O brakeman. Funeral services were held Saturday evening at his late residence conducted by Rev. A. O. Price, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The body was taken to Cumberland Sunday on B&O train No 8, the Loyal Order of Moose, Cumberland Lodge, being in charge. A delegation of the Moose lodge with the Moose band were at the depot on the arrival of the train as well as a representation from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Knights of the Mystic Chain, of which organizations the deceased was a member, as well as of the Moose Lodge. The members of the lodge brothers of the deceased formed an escort for the body to the cemetery where interment was made with befitting ceremonies.
Keyser Tribune, August 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

 



KOCH, Edward C.

Mr. Edward C. Koch, of Keyser, a B&O freight conductor, was killed by his train at Terra Alta Thursday morning. The body was brought to his home here the same evening, and will be buried Sunday. He is survived by his wife and one son about 8 years old. His father and sister live in Oakland. He has three living brothers. He was about 32 years old, and was very popular with a large circle of friends and his untimely and tragic death is mourned by all who knew him. The burial will take place in Cumberland Sunday, a special train will leave here Sunday morning.
Keyser Tribune, November 17, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 27, 2010

 


KOCH, Miss Katharine C.

Frostburg, Nov. 13 — Miss Katharine C. Koch, 130 East Main street, died this morning in Miners' Hospital here where she had been a patient three months. Miss Koch was a native of Frostburg, a daughter of the late William H. and Diana (Thomas) Koch and resided here her lifetime. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. No arrangements have been made.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 13, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009





Ada Marie (Layman) Koelker

KOELKER,  Mrs. Ada Marie Layman

Ada M. Koelker, 66, of 214 Charles Street, wife of Joseph Henry Koelker, died today at Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient one week. Born at Carlos, Md., she was a daughter of the late George and Anna Louise (Crowe) Layman. Mrs. Koelker was a member of Navy Mothers. Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Joseph H. Koelker, Jr., Robert W. Koelker and Charles A. Koelker, all of this city; five daughters, Mrs. George B. McGlinchey, Cleveland; Mrs. Harvey W. May, Mrs. James R. Whitford, both of here, Mrs. Richard Larkin, Washington; and Miss Sandra Koelker, at home; two brothers, Benjamin Layman, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Lawrence Layman, Washington; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Burns and Mrs. Anna Neat, both of here; Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Hagerstown; and Mrs. Fuller Davis, Frostburg, and 14 grandchildren. The body is at Silcox Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  
Cumberland Times,  February 15, 1961
~Genie





Carl William Koelker

KOELKER, Carl W.

Carl William (Slim) Koelker, 73, formerly of 183 Centre Street, died suddenly yesterday on North Centre Street.  He had resided lately in the Allegany County Home. A son of the late Joseph and Agnes M. (Arnold) Koelker, he was born in Cumberland.  He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a well known figure in downtown Cumberland, where he had worked as a handyman.  Mr. Koelker is survived by six brothers, Joseph Koelker, of Street, MD.;  John S. Koelker, Fort Ashby; William A. Koelker, Akron, Ohio; Paul L. Koelker, Arlington, VA.; Robert C. Koelker, Palm Springs, Calif.; and Raymond E. Koelker, New Castle, Dela.; and a sister, Mrs. James Thompson, Cumberland.  The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Requiem Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m.  in St. Patrick's Church.  Interment will be in Allegany County Cemetery.  The Rosary will be recited in the funeral home today at 8 p.m.
Dec. 19, 1965, (Cumberland) Sunday Times
~Genie

 


 


Charlotte Sollars Koelker

KOELKER, Mrs. Charlotte Sollars

Mrs. Charlotte "Lottie" S. Koelker, 81, of 112 South Johnson Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been admitted on December 22.  She had been in ill health for three years. A native of New Creek, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (MacDonald) Sollars.  Her  husband, Willliam H. Koelker, died in 1912. She was a retired machne operator of Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. Survivors include a son, John Walter Koelker at home, and a brother, Ellwood Sollars, at home. She was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. The body is at the George Funeral Home where the family will receive friend from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, 31 December 1957; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie

 


 


Clara Holzen Koelker

KOELKER, Mrs. Clara Holzen

Mrs. Henry J. Koelker
Mrs. Clara Koelker, 67, wife of Henry J. Koelker, former assistant postmaster, died this morning at the home of her brother, William A. Holzen, 317 Pulaski street, following a brief illness.  She was a daughter of the late John and Catherine Holzen, and a native of Cumberland. She is also survived by another brother, Frank Holzen, this ciry; four sisters, Agnes and Elizabeth, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Margaret Conroy and Miss Mary Holzen, this city; seven children,  John in the Army, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Vincent with the Army in Africa; William, Paul and Margaret, this city; Mrs. Angela Walsh, San Jacinto, Cal., and Miss Catherine Koelker, R. N., Washington, D. C. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 5, 1947

KOELKER, Mrs. Clara Holzen

Services for Mrs. Clara Koelker, 67, wife of Henry J. Koelker, who died Friday at the home of her brother, William A. Holzen, 317 Pulaski street, were conducted this morning at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  The Rev. Francis J. McKeown, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the requiem Mass.  Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph H. Reinhart, Raymond E. Madden, Philip T. Carolan, Bernard V. Mullau, Vincent Barton, and Michael F. O'Neill, Jr. Other survivors are a brother, Frank Holzen, this city; four sisters, Agnes and Elizabeth of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Margaret Conroy and Miss Mary Holzen, this city; seven children, John, in the Army, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Vincent, with the Army in Africa; William, Paul, and Mrs. Margaret Hawthorne, this city; Mrs. Angela Walsh, Los Angeles, Cal., and Miss Catherine Millicent Koelker, R.N., Washington, D.C.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1943

 



 

 

F. (Frank) Edward Koelker

KOELKER, Frank Edward

F. Edward Koelker, 73, native of Cumberland and a resident of Pittsburgh for many years, died yesterday in Pittsburgh where he resided at 245 Melwood Street. Mr. Koelker was born in Cumberland, March 17, 1881, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Buchholtz) Koelker.  In recent years he worked as an auditor for the Sterling Land Company, which operates apartment houses. Survivors include his wife, Anna (Rogers) Koelker, two daughters, Mrs. James T. Healy and Mrs. Clifford T. Pacenta, and a son, John E. Kkoelker, all of Pittsburgh. The body is a H. Samson's Funeral Home, 537 Neville St (Oakland Civic Center), and a solemn high requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh.  Interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Latrobe, Pa. 

Dec. 16, 1954 Cumberland Evening Times


 


 

 


Harry Dennis Koelker

KOELKER, Harry Dennis

Harry Dennis Koelker, 56, Southern Hotel, died yesterday afternoon in Allegany Hospital where he had been a patient for about a week.
A native of Cumberland, he was a painter. He was a son. of the late Joseph H. and Agnes M. Arnold Koelker. Mr. Koelker was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Cumberland Aerie No. 245, F O. Eagles. He is survived by seven brothers, Carl and Paul L., this city; Joseph of Baltimore; John P., of Ridgeley; William A., of Akron, Ohio; Robert C. of Baltimore and Raymond E. Koelker, of Cleveland, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Lippold, of Christie Road, and Mrs. Mary Lisanti, this city.
The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.

Cumberland Evening Times, January 27, 1952

Harry D. Koelker

A requiem mass lor Harry Dennis Koelker, 56, Southern Hotel, who died Saturday in Allegany Hospital where he had been a patient about a week, will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a. m. at St. Patrick's Church
Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times, January 28, 1952

Koelker Services

A requiem mass for Harry D. Koelker, 56, Southern Hotel, who died Saturday in Allegany Hospital was celebrated this morning in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. J. Lawrence Kilkenny, Pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers, all members of Cumberland Aerie 245, F. O. Eagles, were, Francis H. Schultz, Vincent T. Morrissey, J. M. E. Kelley, Frank Fogtman, Ralph Lippold, Thomas L. Reed, Edwin J. Keyser, and Ray L. Frantz.
Graveside services were conducted by the members of the Eagles

Cumberland Evening Times, January 29, 1952

 



 

 

Henry Joseph Koelker

KOELKER, Henry Joseph

HENRY J. KOELKER
A requiem high mass for Henry J. Koelker, 76, formerly, of 217 Glenn Street, retired assistant postmaster of Cumberland, who died yesterday at the Allegany County Infirmary, will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home. A native of Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Josephine (Buchholtz) Koelker. He was member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a charter member of Cumberland Council 686, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are four sons, Paul S. Koelker, Washington; John Koelker, Los Angeles; Vincent Koelker, Martinsburg; and William Koelker, city; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hawthorne, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. D. W. Walsh, Los Angeles; and Mrs. Benjamin Triviz, Baghdad, Iraq; brother, William Edward Koelker, Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Mr. Koelker entered the postal service July 1, 1896, and retired June 30, 1941. He was a superintendent of mails for about 10 years before becoming assistant postmaster December 9, 1828. He held the latter position until his retirement. On a number of occasions he was acting postmaster here.
Cumberland Times, May 11, 1952

"ATTENTION

Knights of Columbus
All members are requested to attend special meeting of Cumberland Council, No.586, Knights of Columbus, at 8 o'clock tonight at the Home to take action in the death of Bro. Henry J. Koelker.
Signed,
JOS. H. LOVE,
Grand Knight"

 

 

KOELKER, Mrs. Hilda Katherine Jahn

Mrs. Hilda Katherine Koelker, 73, of Kennedy Homes, died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital after an illness of six months. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Ernst and Elizabeth (Straub) Jahn. Her husband, Paul L. Koelker, died in 1966. Surviving are one step-daugher, Mrs.Helen Carr, Baltimore; one sister, Mrs. Elsa Grabentein, Cumberland; two grandhildren and three nieces.
The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home on Baltimore Avenue. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with internment in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be William McKenzie, Richard Lippold, Homer Lippold, Ernest Heberle, Abraham Gross and Leroy Schooley.
The Cumberland News, Monday, Feb 26 1968




KOELKER, (J.) Henry
 
"Koelker 23 Mar. 1888. Mr. Henry Koelker died this morning from pneumonia, in his 51st year of age. He leaves a wife, the former Miss Buckholtz[sic] and 4 children, the youngest is 7 years of age. Mr. Koelker came to this county at age 7 and found employment with Mr M Tearney and with the Messrs J & T Coolehan prominent grocers. The funeral is from the home at 32 Hanover Street with interment in the Sts Peter & Paul Cemetery."
Note: It has never been determined whether the "J" stands for John or Joseph.
The Alleganian (Cumberland, MD.); 23 March 1888
~Genie
Posted October 6, 2012

 


KOELKER, James E.

James Edward Koelker, two years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Koelker, 108 Shaw Place, died last night at Allegany Hospital, of pneumonia. The body of the child will remain at Stein Chapel until tomorrow at 9 a.m., when services will be held there.  Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 18, 1929
Posted July 29, 2009



KOELKER, Jo Anne Witt, nee Merrbaugh
 
ADAMS, Tenn. — Jo Anne Koelker, 76, formerly of Cumberland, and residing in Adams, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Jo Anne, a 70 year native of Cumberland, leaves behind her sister, Deloris Lowe; her sons, David Lee Witt and his wife, Debbie Collins, Thomas William Witt and his wife, Cindy and Ty Wren Koelker and his wife, Mary Lee; her grandchildren, Kista Collins, Amber Koelker, Tara Bacon, Ty Koelker Jr., and Austin Koelker; and her great-grandchildren, Dakota Smith, Sky Smith, Georgia Smith, Kira Blank, Joseph Blank, and Bailey Bacon. She was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Merrbaugh; a daughter, Carole Ann Witt; a son, Joseph Richard Koelker; and two dogs, Sparky and Biddle Jr. "BJ." Jo Anne was an active participant in the woman’s skill pool league in Cumberland for 35 years prior to moving to Tennessee. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. till noon. A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at noon with the Rev. Ted Marsh officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Times-News, August 31, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 3, 2011



 

KOELKER, Joseph Henry, Sr.

A requiem mass will be held Friday at 11 a. m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church for Joseph Henry Koelker, Sr., 74. former bookkeeper for the Cumberland Steel Company, who died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Lippold, Christie Road. He had been in ill health for some time and seriously ill the past three weeks. Burial will be made In St. Patrick's cemetery. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home. Mr. Koelker was employed as a clerk at the B. and O. roundhouse in his youth and later became bookkeeper for the steel company. He retired 15 years ago. He had been a member of Cumberland Aerie No. 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles, for 27 years, and of St. Patrick's Catholic church. He was also a past steward and past trustee for the Eagles lodge. Surviving besides Mrs. Lippold are another daughter, Mrs. Mary K. Lisanti, this city; eight sons, Carl, Harry D., Paul L, and Joseph H. Koelker, Jr., all of this city; John F. Koelker, Altoona, Pa.; William A. Koelker, Akron; Pvt. Robert C. Koelker, Fort Lewis, Wash., and Raymond E. Koelker, Cleveland; two brothers, Henry J. Koelker. this city, and Edward Koelker, Cleveland; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times, Nov. 1, 1944

 



 


Joseph Henry Koelker, Sr.

KOELKER, Joseph Henry, Sr.

Joseph H. Koelker, Sr., 75, a former resident, died yesterday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Agnes (Arnold) Koelker.  His wife, Ada Marie (Layman) Koelker, died in 1961. A veteran of World War I, he was a former employee of Cumberland Steel Company and of Celanese Fibers Company and was a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are three sons, Joseph Koelker, Robert W. Koelker and Charles Koelker, all of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey W. May, city; Mrs. Betty Lou Whitford, Hagerstown, and *Miss[sic] Imogene Koelker, Washington; four brothers, John Koelker, Fort Ashby; Raymond Koelker, Cleveland, Ohio; William Koelker, Akron, Ohio; and Robert Koelker, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mary K. Thompson, city; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m., and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John U. Lyness officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. 
Wed. May 6, 1970 (Cumberland) Evening News

*Mrs. Imogene Larkin

 



KOELKER, Joseph Henry, Jr.

Cumberland
Joseph Henry Koelker Jr., 79, or 9 Independence St., Cumberland, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry Koelker Sr. and Ada (Layman) Koelker.  He was also preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Joseph Richard Koelker; a daughter, Linda Kubani; two brothers, Charles "Jake" Koelker and Robert W. Koelker; and four sisters, Doris May Maria[sic, Marie] McGlinchy, Imogene Styles[sic, Stiles], and Betty Lou Whitford. Mr. Koelker was a retired Signalman for the B & O Railroad with 38 years of service.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Fort Cumberland Post 13 American Legion and the Henry Hart Post 1411, VFW. He is survived by two sons, Joseph H. Koelker III, Savannah, Ga., and Ty W. Koelker and wife Mary Lee, Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Joyce Bailey, Cumberland, and Tammy Catlett and husband Clark R., Berkley Springs, W.Va.; a sister, Sandra Crosten and husband Charles; a special companion, *JoAnn Koelker, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Landaker officiating. Interment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.  Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
*[note: JoAnne nee Merrbaugh Witt Koelker was his second ex-wife and mother of the two youngest children:Ty Wren & Joseph Richard. They remained very close.  Not mentioned is Elizabeth Ann Belfour, his first wife and mother of the five eldest children: Joseph H. (III), his twin sister Joyce, along with Linda, Tammy and Michael]
Cumberland Times-News; abt 27 September 2002
~Genie
Posted July 17, 2011



KOELKER, Mrs. Mary Agnes

Mrs. Joseph H. Koelker
Mrs Mary Agnes Koelker, age 53, wife of Joseph H. Koelker, 183? North Centre street, died this moring at Allegany Hospital where she has been a patient since November 14.  Mrs. Koelker suffered a broken shoulder and broken leg when she fell at her home.  The fall which was occasioned by a heat weakness hastened her death.  Besides her husband, several children survive.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 4, 1928

 


 

 


Mary Josephine Buchholtz Koelker

KOELKER, Mrs. Mary Josephine Buchholtz

Mrs. Mary Josephine Koelker, aged 86, died at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Chas A. Schmutz, at an early hour this morning.
Mrs. Koelker is survived by three sons, Joseph H. Koelker and Henry J. Koelker, this city, and F. Edward Koelker, Oil City, Pa.  She was a sister of the late Wm. A. Buchholtz. Mrs. Koelker was born at Wellersburg, Pa. March 7, 1841.  She came to Cumberland with her parents when a child and had resided here since. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Church, with burial in the cchurch cemetery.  It is requested that flowers be omitted.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, June 29, 1927

 

 

KOELKER, Michael Allen
 
Michael Allen Koelker, 17 months, infant son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Newman) Koelker Jr. of 218 Charles Street, died at home today.  Surviving are a brother, Joseph Koelker, III and two sisters, Joyce and Linda Koelker, all at home, the paternal grandparents Joseph and Ada Koelker, city; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lloyd L. Newman, Kingston, N.Y. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Residence where services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John F. Sammel, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Monday, June 24, 1957; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted May 16, 2013
  



Paul Lewis Koelker

KOELKER, Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis Koelker, 58, of 2928 Buchanan Street, Arlington, Va., died yesterday at his home. A native of Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Arnold) Koelker and was employed as a security guard at the Arlington Detective Agency. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, here, and Aerie 245, FOE. Surviving are his widow, Hilda K. (Jahn) Koelker; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Carr, Baltimore; five brothers, Joseph K.(sic) Koelker, Street, Md.; John F. Koelker, Fort Ashby; William A. Koelker, Akron, Ohio; Robert C. Koelker, Palm Springs, Calif., and Ray E. Koelker, New Castle, Del.; one sister, Mrs. James Thompson, city; and two grandchildren. The body is in the John J. Hafer Funeral Home, Baltimore Avenue, where friends will be received tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church Monday at 10 a.m. with interment in Sunset Burial Park. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Aerie 245, FOE will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jul 15 1966, Cumberland Evening Times


 
KOELKER, Paul M.

Paul M. Koelker, 73, of 3 Ruby Drive, Mt. Dora, Fla., died there July 16. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Koelker. He had resided in Florida for 11 years, having moved there from Washington. Mr. Koelker was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church here and of the Washington Traffic Club. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Gladys Koelker; a daughter, Mrs. William E. Staudt Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Angela Walsh, Hollywood, Cal., and Mrs. Ben Triviz, Silver City, N.M., and five grandchildren. A service and interment were held in Florida.
Cumberland News, Aug. 10, 1973


KOELKER, Raymond
 
RANCHO BERNARDO -- Raymond Edward Koelker, 88, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Born Nov. 23, 1914, in Cumberland, Md., he lived in Rancho Bernardo since 1987. He graduated from LaSalle College in Philadelphia with a master's degree from the University of Delaware. He was a high-school teacher for 50 years. He was awarded the Plato Award and was named Teacher of the Year 1968-1969. He served on the Delaware State Education Association Board of Directors in 1972. He was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels in Rancho Bernardo and the St. Vincent De Paul/St. Michael's Thrift Shop in Poway. He was an Eucharistic minister at St. Michael's Church in Poway. Mr. Koelker is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ellen O'Neil Koelker; daughters and sons-in-law K. June Koelker and Richard Vedder of Southlake, Texas, Mary Jane Koelker-Stattel of Escondido and Debra and Bruce Keating; and grandchildren Roger, Randy, Andrea and Bryan. Rosary will be recited before the Mass at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Michael's Church, 15546 Pomerado Road in Poway. Inurnment will follow at Dearborn Memorial Park, 14361 Tierra Bonita Road in Poway. The family suggests donations to St. Michael's Church, Church of St. Timothy, 2960 Canyon Road, Escondido, CA 92025-7402 or to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025-9883.
~Genie
Posted May 18, 2013



KOELKER, Robert Walter, Sr. 

CUMBERLAND - Robert Walter "Bob" Koelker Sr., 73, of 158 Bedford St., Cumberland, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999 at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born July 31, 1925 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph H. Koelker and the late Ada (Layman) Koelker. He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Imogene Stiles, Marie McGlinchey, Doris May and Betty Lou Whitford; and one brother, Charles "Jake" Koelker. Mr. Koelker was retired from PPG Industry as a glass cutter. He was a member of VFW Post 1411 Henry Hart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War, serving as a Radioman 3rd Class from 1943 to 1946. He played City Rec League and Rocking Chair League softball. He was a member of Destroyer Escort. Surviving are a wife, Mary U. (Nies) Koelker of Cumberland; two sons, Robert "Bobby" Koelker Jr. and wife Tracy, Cumberland and Terry Koelker and wife Jeanne, Zeeland, Mich.; two daughters, Kathryn Darr and husband Danny, Cumberland, and Kimberly Stafford and husband Joseph, Cumberland; a brother, Joseph "Joe" Koelker, Cumberland; a sister, Sandy Crosten of Cash Valley Road, LaVale; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Father Thomas R. Bevan officiating.
Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

Monday, Feb. 29, 1999, Cumberland Times-News
 


 
KOELKER, THOMAS M.

Thomas M. Koelker, 20 years old, son of Joseph H. Koelker, Sr., died last night at his parent's home, 121 North Centre street, following an illness of several months. He was employed in the glassmakiug trade. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers and one sister — Carl, Harry, John, Joseph and Miss Agnes Koelker, at home. The funeral will probably take place at 9 o'clock Monday morning with services in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening times August 26, 1922
Posted July 29, 2009

 




KOELKER, William A., Jr.

Funeral services for William A. Koelker, Jr., one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Koelker, 222 Emily street, who died yesterday at Allegany Hospital, was held this afternoon.  Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, May 20 1926
Posted July 29, 2009

 



 KOELKER, William

KOELKER LEARNS BROTHER IS DEAD
Found in Washington With Throat Cut; Sad End of Business Trip.
The Details Are Lacking
Edward Koelker of Westmoreland Grocery Company Leaves for Westernport, Md. Where Body Will Be Taken - Family is Well Known.
Word was received here, yesterday by Edward Koelker, a bookkeeper at the Westmoreland Grocery Company, that his brother, William A. Koelker, of Westernport, Md., was found dead with his throat cut in Washington, D.C., Monday night.  The news was forwarded to William A. Bucholtz[sic], an uncle living at Cumberland, who informed Mr. Koelker.  Koelker left for Cumberland yesterday afternoon and will stay there until the body arrives.  He is expected back Friday or Saturday. No detail of the tragedy could be learned.  The message from the Chief of Police only asked as to the disposition of the body.  While his family lived at Westernport, William Koelker had for the past few weeks worked at Cumberland in the interests of the Cumberland Brewing Company.  Edward Koelker of this place has been unable to account for the action.  William Koelker went to Washington to buy some fixtures for a new store in Cumberland. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koelker, a highly respected German family of Cumberland.  He was 40 years old.  The father died a number of years ago, but the mother and the following brothers survive; Joseph Koelker, accountant at Cumberland; Henry M. Koelker, money order clerk in the Cumberland post office, and Edward Koelker, a bookkeeper for the Westmoreland Grocery Company at Connellsville.
Wednesday, May 1, 1912 Daily Courier Connellsville PA

KOELKER, William

SCOUT THEORY OF SUICIDE.
Brothers of Man Found Here With Throat Cut Start Investigation.

Cumberland. Md , May 16. — Henry J.Koelker, money order clerk in the Cumberland postoffice, and Edward Koelker, of Connellsvllle, Pa., have started an investigation into the death of their brother, William Koelker, of Westernport, this county. In Washington, D. C., late last month the theory that he'met his death at his own hands is scouted by the brothers. Koelker was found With his throat cut in a Washington hotel. The gash was on the right side of the neck. William Koelker waa right-handed, and the natural thing in a case of suicide, his brothers claim, would have been to start the gash on the left side. Koelker had $700 when he went to Washington. When he was found there was $1.05 on his person. A signet ring also was missing. T. L. Jeffords, an attorney of Washington, has been engaged by the Koelker family to investigate the case. Edward Koelker has also asked Representative Crago, of Pennsylvania, to assist him in this investigation.
May 16, 1912 The Washington Post




KOERNER, F. Sidney

After an illness of several weeks, Mr. F. Sidney Koerner, a well known citizen of Cumberland, died at his residence, No 20 Frederick St, yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock. He was 55 years old and had lived in this city all of his life with the exception of eighteen months residence of a few years ago in Springfield, W Va. The deceased was born at Clarysville, this county, and was the son of the late J. M. Koerner. On Dec 1, 1880, he was married to Miss Sue G. Blue, who with the following children survive him. Mrs. Clara Rodgers, of Morgantown, W Va; Mrs. Edith Miller, of this city; Miss Mame and sons Carl and William, living at home. He was a brother of Mrs. Larua Wal(k/l)er and Mr. Harry Koerner of this city. Mr. Koerner was an excellent mechanic, a carpenter by trade, and for several months prior to his illness was employed in Pittsburg. The immediate cause of his death was dropsy, the disease having developed since his return from Pittsburg. Mr. Koerner was a kindly disposed man and was a member of the Methodist Protestant church on Bedford street. The funeral will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Melvin. Interment will be in the family lot in Rose Hill cemetery. The following friends have been selected as pallbearers: John W. Wolford, D. W. Snyder, Fred W. Growden, William A. Cordry, C. Stotler and Charles H. Wolford. -Cumb News of 11th.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, JUNE 14, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 16, 2010



KOHLER, David

After traveling half the road to the home of his childhood, that he had longed to see for many years, and then he spent the remainder of the way in a shroud, after dying in a local railroad station, was the fate of David Kohler, who is believed to have relatives here. Mr. Kohler died yesterday morning in the Western Md. railroad station while, in the company with his aged wife, his daughter and son-in-law, he waited for the 7:35 Pa. railroad train. Mr. Kohler was 72 years old. He was born in Germany and came to this country when he was quite young. He settled in Roaring Branch, Pa., and later moved to near Kitzmiller, Garrett County. There he married and prospered. For years, he wanted to visit the home of his early life in this country, and about a week ago with his family, started for Roaring Branch, when the four arrived here, Mr. Kohler became ill and was taken to the home of friends on Vine Street where he improved steadily. Yesterday the trip to Roaring Branch was resumed. While waiting for the train, Mr. Kohler experienced a choking sensation and this became so serious that Dr. John K. Littlefield was called but the sufferer died before the physician had an opportunity to arrive. Cumb News of 9th.
Keyser Tribune, November 22, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010



Name: Donald Clyde Kolb, 71, of Springs, PA

Parents: Edwin and Elva (Gelnett) Kolb

DOB: August 31, 1932, in Springs, PA

DOD: Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown

Spouse: Betty (Hostetler) Kolb

Predeceased by: parents; brothers, Merle Kolb and Blair Kolb; sister, Mary Schrock

Survived by: wife; daughters, Kathryn "Kate" Sanner and husband Larry, of Rockwood, PA; Debra Thomas and husband D. Richard, of Gordonville, PA; brother, Robert Kolb and wife, Esther; sister, Bernice Schrock and husband, Allen; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Kolb, all of Springs, PA

Burial: April 24, 2004, Springs Cemetery


Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014



KOLB, Merle and wife Maxine Rodamer Kolb
SCHROCK, Mary Kolb
KINSINGER, Ralph and wife Emma Schrock

Grantsville - One of the drivers in a two-car collision that killed five people Sunday suffered a heart attack just before the accident, Washington County {Pa.) Coroner Farrell Jackson ruled yesterday. A car being operated by Merle Kolb, 56, of Springs, Pa., probably crossed the center line of Pennsylvania Route 837 and slammed into the second car, Jackson said. However, police could find no eye witnesses to the accident at 4:13 p.m. Sunday on the rain-soaked road near Monongahela, Pa. Mr. Kolb and four other passengers in his car were killed. They were his wife, Maxine, 54; Mary Schrock, 60, of Springs; Ralph Kinsinger, 66, and his wife, Emma, 60, of Grantsville. Allen Schrock, 55, also a passenger in Mr. Kolb's car, was in guarded condition at Pittsburgh's Eye and Ear Hospital. The driver of the second car, Robert Barbe, 20, of Monongahela, was treated and released from Monongahela Hospital. The bodies were taken to the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A joint service will be conducted for the five victims on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Springs Mennonite Church. Rev. John Graybill will officiate. Mrs. Schrock, a native of Springs, was a daughter of the late Edwin and Elva (Gelnett) Kolb. She was a member of the Springs Mennonite Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Randall Schrock, Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Short, Salisbury, Pa.; three brothers, Robert, Donald and Blair Kolb, all of Springs; a sister, Miss Bernice Kolb, Springs; and two grandchildren. Mr. Kolb was born in Springs, a son of the late Edwin and Elva (Gelnett) Kolb. He is survived by a son, Gerald Kolb, Saudi Arabia; three brothers, Robert, Blair and Donald Kolb, and a sister, Miss Bernice Kolb, all of Springs. Mr. Kolb was a member of the Salisbury Lions Club. Mrs. Kolb, also a native of Springs, was a daughter of the late Alvin and Margaret (Kime) Rodamer. Besides her son, Gerald, she is survived by three brothers, Clarence and Earl Rodamer, Springs, Harry Rodamer, New Kensington, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Hester Hays, Baltimore, and Mrs. Leota Meador, Merritt Island, Fla. Mr. Kinsinger was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Joel and Linnie (Custer) Kinsinger. Surviving are two sons, Owen Kinsinger, Grantsville, and Eugene Kinsinger, Star Route, Grantsville; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Humberson, Baltimore; two brothers, Roy and Paul Kinsinger, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Resh, all of Grantsville, and 10 grandchildren. His wife was born in Elk Lick Township, a daughter of the late Alvin and Amelia (Miller) Schrock. Besides their sons and daughter, and grandchildren, she is survived by her brother, Allen Shrock, and six sisters, Miss Alta Shrock, Grantsville; Mrs. Orpha Shrader, Miss Ada Shrock and Miss Elnora Shrock, RD, Salisbury; Mrs. Naomi Sigler, Frostburg, and Mrs. Evelyn Kaufman of Kansas. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery for Mr. and Mrs. Kinsinger. Mrs. Shrock, Mr. and Mrs. Kolb will be buried in Springs Cemetery. All of the victims were members of Springs Mennonite Church and their families have requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church building fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 28, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

 


KOLBERG, August
 
"Mr. August Kolberg died at his home in Westernport Wednesday aged 65 years, 3 months and 7 days. The deceased was born at Broamsburg, Russia, {sic-Braunsberg, Prussia} June 27, 1825 and came to the United States in 1852, locating first at Mt. Savage, then at Eckhart and Barton, moving to Westernport in 1861. He was a carpenter and contractor and erected many buildings along the "Creek". He leaves a wife to mourn for him. The funeral takes place Friday at St. Peters Catholic Church."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 6 Mar 1891
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted June 30, 2012

 


KOLBERG, William
 
"Westernport--William J. Kolberg, 57, of 1591 McLellan Road, Felton, Calif., formerly of Westernport, died Friday, Dec. 11,1992 at Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital.  Born April 5,1935 in Westernport, he was the son of the late Elmer A. Kolberg and Bernadine (Donnelly) Kolberg.  Mr. Kolberg was an Army veteran and  employed as an electrical engineer at Seagate Corporation. He graduated from St. Peter's High School in 1953, Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va., in 1955 and Southeastern Seagate in 1955.  He was also a graduate of Power Man's Course, received a bachelor of science degree in physics in 1972, and was a member of Mensa Association, Santa Cruz, for the highly intelligent.  Mr. Kolberg is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Cowles, Ambridge, Pa.  Friends will be received at the Boal-Warnick Funeral Home, Westernport, Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Father Paul Byrnes officiating.  Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Westernport."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 16 Dec 1992
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted June 30, 2012



 

KOLKHORST, Mrs. Gaska

Mrs. Gaska Kolkhorst, died at her home on Spring St, last Tuesday, January 23, 1912, aged 86 years. She was buried in Terra Alta Wednesday.
Keyser Tribune, January 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 27, 2010



KOMATZ, Mrs. Ellen C. Rafferty

Frostburg - Mrs. Ellen C. Komatz, 58, wife of Francis J. Komatz, 39 West First Street, died this morning shortly after being admitted to Miners Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Anastasia Scally Rafferty, and held membership in St. Michael's Catholic Church and the sodality of the parish. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Gerdeman, Baltimore; five brothers, Charles, Bernard, Norbert and Omer Rafferty, all of Frostburg, and John Rafferty, Borden Mines; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Condry, Frostburg; Mrs. Herman Phillips, Geneva, Ohio, and Mrs. Albert Twigg, Eckhart, and two grandchildren. The body is at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Condry, at 35 Mill Street.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 27, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


Mrs. Ellen Rafferty Komatz

KOMATZ, Mrs. Ellen Rafferty

Komatz Services
Frostburg - Requiem Mass for Mrs. Francis J. Komatz, 58, of 39 West First Street, who died yesterday in Miners Hospital, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Mary Condry, 35 Mill Street. The Sodality of St. Michael's Catholic Churchwill recite the Rosary today at 8 p.m. at the residence. Pallbearers will be John Rafferty, Jr., William Twigg, Ronald Komatz, Daniel Lee Rafferty, Gerald Lewis and William Sperry.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 28, 1961

 

 

Francis J. Komatz

KOMATZ, Francis J.

Frostburg - Francis Joseph Komatz, 64, of Eckhart, died yesterday in Miners Hospital. Born at Zihlman, he was a son of Mrs. Martha (Bollinger) Komatz and the late Anthony Komatz.  He held membership in Lodge 348 of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Eagles and and was a social member of American Legion Post 24.  His wife, Mrs. Ellen (Rafferty) Komatz, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Gerdeman, Baltimore; a brother, George T. Komatz, Eckhart, and three grandchildren. The body is at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Angel Condry, 35 Mill Street, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times  Dec. 7, 1966



Francis J. Komatz

KOMATZ, Francis Joseph

Frostburg - Francis Joseph Komatz, 63, of Eckhart, died Tuesday at Miners Hospital. Born at Zihlman, he was a son of Mrs. Martha (Bollinger) Komatz and the late Anthony Komatz.  He held membership in Lodge 348 of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Eagles and was a social member of American Legion Post 24.  His wife, Mrs. Ellen (Rafferty) Komatz, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Gerdeman, Baltimore; a brother, George T. Komatz, Eckhart, and three grandchildren. The body is at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Angela Condry, 35 Mill Street, Frostburg. The rosary will be recited there today at 8 p.m.
Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 at St. Michael's Church.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times  Dec. 8, 1966




KOOKEN, J. Paul

"Westernport--J. Paul Kooken, 74, of 303 Walnut Street, died  yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where he had been a patient since Saturday. Born in Keyser, he was a son of the late Thomas Z. and Grace (Rine) Kooken. Mr. Kooken was a veteran of World War I and was a retired employe of the Luke mill of Westvaco. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Philos Lodge 91, IOOF, and Victory Post 155, American Legion.  Surviving are his widow, Margaret (LaRue) Kooken; a son, J. William Kooken, of here; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Arnold, Willingboro, N.J.; two sisters, Miss Nellie Kooken, of here, and Mrs. Virginia Suter, Piedmont; a brother, V. Browne Kooken, of here, and three grandchildren.  The body is at the Boai Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Sumner Sawyer.  Burial will be in Philos Cemetery.  The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Sanctuary Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland 27 Jan 1971
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted 14 April 2012




KOONTZ, Elizabeth Claar

Elizabeth Koontz died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael S. Koontz, of Ashcom Station, on March 19, at the ripe old age of eighty-one years, nine months and twenty-five days. The deceased was born in Bedford township on May 24, 1820, and was a daughter of Henry and Eve Claar. She was ill for several years. Her husband, Adam C. Koontz, preceded her to the world beyond about nineteen years ago. For the past few years she lived with her sister, Mrs. Rachel Koontz, of near Pleasant Valley, but about nine months ago she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Michael S. Koontz, where she died. She resided in the vicinity of Pleasant Valley most of her lifetime and was among the oldest residents of Bedford township and was a kind and obliging neighbor. She was the third of a family of eight children, five of whom are still living - Mrs. Rachel Koontz, Mrs. Anna Rickle, Mrs. Thomas Amick, of Bedford township; Mrs. Rebecca Ling, of Jonesboro, Tenn.; and Henry Claar, of Baker's Summit. Two sisters - Mrs. Susanna Imler and Mrs. Sarah Russell - died some time ago. She is also survived by two children - Edward W. Claar, of Bedford township, and Mrs. Michael S. Koontz, of Ashcom Station. The deceased joined the Pleasant Valley Lutheran church many years ago. The body was taken to Pleasant Valley Friday morning and laid to rest beside her husband. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. W. Lingle.
The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, Pennsylvania, Friday, March 28, 1902
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

KOONTZ, Francis Harry
 
Francis Harry Koontz, 70, of 513 B Street, LaVale, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Born in Cumberland on April  28, 1915, he was a retired PBX  worker for the C&P Telephone  Company. He was a member of  BPO Elks Lodge 63; Henry Hart Post 1411, Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Telephone Pioneers; SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a graduate of Pennsylvania Avenue High School, class of 1933. Surviving are his widow, Catherine Helen (McKenzie)  Koontz, and one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Plummer, LaVale. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at  9:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will  be in Sunset Memorial Park. The rosary will be recited  Monday at 8 p.m. and the Elks Lodge will conduct a memorial  service Monday at 7:30 p.m. at  the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and  Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9  p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robert Lashley, Michael Gorsuch, Joseph McKenzie, Carl Growden, Robert Knisley and Robert Miltenberger, actives; Milnor McKenzie, Charles Couter, Bruce Gates, William  Himmler, George Evans and Paul Goldsworthy, honoraries.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 4, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 20, 2013


KOONTZ, Lena E. Shaffer

Lena E. Koontz, 78, Bedford, died Tuesday evening, February 6, 1968, in the Bedford County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Colerain Township March 9, 1891, the daughter of Harvey and Katherine (Morgart) Shaffer. She is survived by her husband Stanley Koontz and these children: Charles, Bedford RD 4; Ray, McConnellsburg; Margaret, wife of Kenneth Beegle, Bedford RD 4; Mary, wife of Robert Moose, New Wilmington, Pa.; Sara, wife of Palmer Pittman, Bedford RD 2; Stanley Jr., Bedford RD 4; Ruth, wife of Merle Diehl, Bedford RD 1; and Eleanor, wife of Allen Baker, Bedford RD 1. 33 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a brother John, of Cambridge, Ohio, also survive. She was a member of the Bedford Eastern Star, the United Church of Christ, Friends Cove, and a member of the hospital auxiliary. Funeral services: Friday, 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, Friends Cove, with Rev. Anna Daugherty officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends will be received in the Louis Geisel Funeral Chapel, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The body will be removed to the church Friday at 1 p.m. until time of services for viewing. Friends are requested to make contributions to the hospital in lieu of flowers.
The Bedford Gazette, February 8, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010


Name:  Leonard P. Koontz, 90, of Somerset

Parents: Charles and Maude (Beal) Koontz

DOB: August 27, 1919, in Jerome

DOD:  August 15, 2010 at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estates

Spouse: Mary Jane (Mull) Koontz

Predeceased by: parents; 12 brothers and sisters

Survived by:  wife; children, Terry Koontz of Somerset, Duane Koontz of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Jon (Tammy) Jerome of Boswell grandchildren, Duane Koontz Jr., Colette Koontz, Terry Koontz Jr., Melody Baldwin, Bobbie Jo Phillips, Bridgett Gross, Jennifer Johnson, Eleanor Davis, Robert Davis, Kristina Umberger; great-grandchildren, Kay Lee Koontz, Alisha Koontz, Hunter Drake Koontz, Aubria Koontz, Mason and Tyler Phillips, Madison Baldwin; sisters, Betty Cook of Salisbury and Carolyn Roadman of North Carolina

Burial: Somerset County Memorial Park 


Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014



KOONTZ, Mrs. Margaret
 
Margaret Koontz, one of Midland's oldest and most respected ladies, died at the home of her son, Mr David Koontz, in Somerset, Pa, Sunday morning.  She lived in Midland for the best part of a century and resided here until about week ago when she was taken to Somerset.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs John Fectich,  Washington. D. C. and by Mr David Koontz, of Somerset and Mr Patrick McGuire, a son-in-law, who resides in Midland.  Mrs Koontz was thought to be a very rich lady.  Interment will be made in the Koontz cemetery Wednesday.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, May 21, 1907 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 20, 2013

KOONTZ, Mrs. Nancy Dean

Frostburg, Md - March 5 - Word has been received of the death of Mrs Nancy Koontz, aged 70 years, former resident, widow of William Koontz, which occurred at the home of Mrs Harvey Nelson, Barberton, Ohio, Friday night.  Death was due to complications.  Surviving is one sister, Mrs Joseph Crawford, Star City, W Va and one brother, James Dean, Kenmore, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held at the Hafer Funeral Parlor Monday at 2 p.m.  Rev Winthrop Stillwill, pastor of the First English Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Allegany Cemetery.  The body will arrive in Cumberland Sunday morning at 5:15 o'clock and will be taken immediately to the Hafer establishment.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, March 6, 1932 - pg 17, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 1, 2014


KOONTZ, Ray S.

Ray S. Koontz, 93, of McConnellsburg, passed away Aug. 16, 2009 at the Fulton County Medical Center. He was born on April 10, 1916 in Colerain Township, Bedford, the son of the late Stanley and Lena (Shaffer) Koontz Sr. He was married to Fay Welsh on Nov. 13, 1960. Ray is survived by four daughters: Jane (wife of James) Smith of Katonah, N.Y.; Lena (wife of Gary) Fox of Bedford; Betty Calhoun of Bedford; Renee (wife of John) Brink of Chambersburg; one son, Robert R. (husband of Wendy) Koontz of McConnellsburg; one daughter-in-law, Ann Koontz of Greenwich, Conn.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters: Mary (wife of Robert) Moose of New Wilmington; Sara Pittman Seager of Bedford; and Ruth (wife of Merle) Diehl of Bedford. He is preceded in death by his wife, Fay W. Koontz; his parents, Stanley A. Sr. and Lena Koontz; one son, Richard H. Koontz; two brothers: Charles A. Koontz and Stanley A. Koontz Jr., and two sisters: Margaret Beegle and Eleanor Baker. In Bedford County, Ray grew up on his family farm, eventually purchasing his own farm. He raised Holstein cattle, turkeys and chickens. In the mid 1950s Ray sold his livestock and purchased the International Harvester dealership in Bedford. In 1961, Ray purchased the IGA Grocery Store in Hustontown, and later that year moved it to McConnellsburg. In 1980, he purchased the Penns Village Shopping Center and built a more modern supermarket on the site. He also owned the IGA supermarket in Mifflintown, as well as co-owned the IGA in Everett and the Ben Franklin store in Mifflintown. Ray was a member of the Independent Grocery Association. Ray was very active in his community. He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ serving as an elder and a supporter of the Old Brick Church in Friends Cove, Bedford Coupity. Ray was a founding member of the Fulton County Industrial Development Association of which he served 45 years as a board of director and past president in 1964. He was a member of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce since 1959 serving as the chamber president in 1962. Ray was honored by the Chamber of Commerce as Man of the Year and as Outstanding Citizen on two different occasions. Ray was an active member and past president of the McConnellsburg Lions Club. In 2009, Ray was honored by the Lions Club and the Little League by naming the Little League Ballfield the Ray S. Koontz Field. He was a 61 year member of the Bedford and Mt. Zion Lodges for which he was honored in 2008. He was also a member and supporter of the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Ray was a supporter of the FFA and 4H groups in McConnellsburg. The Boy Scouts of America honored Ray as a Century Member. As a lifelong hunter and sportsman, Ray traveled the world hunting the World Super Slam of sheep, numerous trophy whitetail deer, and various bears, most notably a Montana grizzly written about in many magazines. He was a founding and active member in the Mason Dixon Chapter of the Safari Club International, a life member of the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club and the Fulton County Sportsman's League. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 at the Central Fulton High School Auditorium in McConnellsburg. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 203 East Walnut Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: McConnellsburg Lions Club; P.O. Box 21, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 112 East Maple Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or Tuscurora Wildlife Education Program; 4773 Fort Loudon Rd., Mercersburg, PA 17236. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Homes, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, will be handling the arrangements.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 21, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 27, 2010



KOONTZ, Stanley A., Jr.

Stanley A. Koontz Jr., 66, of Bedford RD 4, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1990, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County. He was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Colerain Township, a son of the late Stanley A. and Lena (Shaffer) Koontz. On June 16, 1946, he married the former Elva Miller. She survives, along with these children: Donald, married to the former Angelika Zimmerman, of Fredonia; Wayne, married to the former Katherine Derryberry, Bedford RD 4; and Nancy, wife of Larry Harclerode, Bedford RD 4. Five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter also survive, along with a brother and four sisters: Ray Koontz, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Margaret Beegle, Bedford RD 4; Mrs. Mary Moose, New Wilmington; Mrs. Sara Seager, Bedford; and Mrs. Ruth Diehl, Bedford RD 1. He was preceded in death by brother Charles, sister Eleanor and great-granddaughter Victoria. Mr. Koontz was a lifelong dairyman and breeder of registered Jersey cattle. He was a charter member of the Bedford County Farmers Association, had been a 4-H leader for 25 years, and was a member of the Friends Cove United Church of Christ, the National Dairy Shrine Club, the American and Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle clubs, the Pennsylvania Farmers Association, and the board of directors of the Old Brick Church and the Woods Church Cemetery associations. Funeral services: Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, with the Rev. John Sammel officiating. Burial in the Woods Church Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woods Cemetery Association in care of Tom Williams, Bedford RD 4, or to a charity of choice.
The Bedford Gazette, December 20, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2010



KOONTZ, Stanley A., Sr.

Stanley A. Koontz, Sr., long an active Friends Cove farmer, died suddenly at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County early Sunday evening, July 18, 1971. He had remained active and associated with his son, Stanley, Jr., in the operation of the family farm until this March, when declining health forced him to retire at the age of 82. The farm has a long history of honors in county and state dairy shows, with its herd of Jerseys. Stanley Koontz was born Jan. 15, 1889, in Colerain Twp., son of Charles A. (Sr.) and Sarah (Koontz) Koontz. He was married to the former Lena Shaffer, who died in He had many affiliations in his lifetime, and was widely known in the farm community. Among his memberships are the following: He was a member of Friends Cove United Church of Christ, and was elder emeritus, past superintendent of the Sunday school, and for many years a member of the church consistory. He was also past president of the Friends Cove United Church of Christ Cemetery Association, past president of Friends Cove Mutual Insurance Co., past president of South Central Beef Breeders Association, member of Bedford Lodge 320 F. and A.M., Consistory of the Valley of Harrisburg, Altoona Shrine Club, Bedford County Jersey Cattle Association, charter member of I.O.O.F. of Rainsburg, and a member of the Charlesville Grange. In addition he was a member of the Board of directors of the Bedford County Agriculture Extension and the Bedford County Memorial Hospital, as well as a former member of the board of directors of the Bedford Fair Association. He is survived by these eight children: Charles A. Koontz, R.D. 1, Bedford; Ray Koontz, McConnellsburg; Margaret, wife of Kenneth M. Beegle, R.D.4, Bedford; Mary, wife of Robert Moose, New Wilmington, Pa.; Sara, wife of Palmer E. Pittman, R.D. 2, Bedford; Stanley A. Koontz, Jr., R.D. 4, Bedford; Ruth, wife of Merle E. Diehl, R.D. 1, Bedford; Eleanor, wife of J. Allen Baker, R.D. 4, Bedford. Also surviving are one brother, Carl C. Koontz, Mounted Route, Bedford, and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Diehl of Hollidaysburg, and Mrs. Ruth Bernhardt of Duncansville. 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother, Paul W. Koontz. Funeral services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, from the Friends Cove United Church of Christ, with the Reverend Anna Daugherty and the Reverend Leonard Wright, officiating. Burial in the Friends Cove United Church of Christ Cemetery.
The Bedford Inquirer, July 23, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 27, 2010
 


Name:  Richard A. Koop, 57, of Johnstown

Parents: Richard H. Koop of Lakeland, FL and Shirley (Hyland) Koop of Johnstown

DOB: March 7, 1953, in Johnstown

DOD:  April 18, 2010 in Pittsburgh

Spouse: Linda L. (Cramer) Koop

Predeceased by: parents, wife

Survived by:  children, Katherine Koop of Pittsburgh, Christopher Koop of Indiana, PA., step-children, Mrs. Gregory (Kimberly) Gardiner of Somerset, Mrs. Daniel (Candy) Couture of Stoystown, Roger Mull of Friedens; 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild;  sisters, Mrs. Richard (Katherine) Stephenson of Johnstown and Mrs. John (Beth) Muccigrosso of Winter Park, FL., step-sister, Kazleen Koop and step-brother, Gregory Koop both of Lakeland, FL. 

Burial:  none noted


Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014

KORNS, Mrs. Alice N. Boyer

HYNDMAN - Mrs. Alice N. (Boyer) Korns, 79, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberand, where she had been a patient nine days. Born March 25, 1891 at Kenells Mills, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Kennell) Boyer. Her husband, Joseph M. Korns, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Church of Christ here. Surviving are two sons, Merle and James Korns, both of RD, Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Emerick, Fairhope, and Mrs. Minnie Lewis, LaVale, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Borko officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 30, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



KORNS, Annalee Ada

Annalee Ada Korns, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Korns of near Wellersburg, Pa., died yesterday. Besides the parents, she is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Luther, and a sister, Estalene Korns.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

 

KORNS, Lt. Charles Byron

Somerset, Pa., Feb. 1 — Lt. Charles Byron Korns, 32, Sipesville, Somerset county, former chief resident physician at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, was drowned Sunday, Jan. 23, at Nassau, Bahamas, his family was informed Saturday. Details of the manner in which the Army physician was drowned were not contained in the message from the War Department. The young Army doctor was a son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Korns of Sipesville. The elder Dr. Korns is one of the most widely-known physicians in Somerset county. Lt. Korns, who enlisted in the Army Medical Corps in April, 1943, had been located in Nassau for the last three months and was in charge of one of the departments of a large hospital there.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 1, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009
 




KORNS, Clayton

Funeral services for Clayton Korns, who died in Allegany Hospital, will be held tomorrow at 10 a. m. in the Reformed Church, Wellersburg, Pa. His body will remain at Wolford's Funeral home until Tuesday at 9 a. m., when it will be taken to the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Elwood and Luther Korns, of Corriganville, and four brothers, Joseph Korns, Ellerslle; Mahlon and Sherman, Hyndman, and Dewey, Somerset, Pa. He was a brother of Mrs. Wesley Llewellyn.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 17, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009




KORNS, Dewey C.

Somerset, Sept. 11 - Dewey C. Korns, 56, of Friedens R. D. 2, died Tuesday in Somerset Community Hospital. He was born in Fayette Co., on May 27, 1897, a son of the late Jacob A. and Margaret Burkett Korns.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 11, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


 

KORNS, Earl T.

Earl T. Korns, 82, of Hyndman RD., died in Cumberland on Monday, February 2, 1970. He was born February 21, 1888 in Hyndman RD., the son of the late Wilson and Mary Elizabeth (Geiger) Korns. He was a retired lumberman. He was married to Ella Sarah (Lepley) Korns who preceded him in death on April 3, 1969. Surviving are a son, Lester Korns, of Hyndman RD and a daughter, Mrs. Lucretia Sturtz of Wellersburg, Pa. A brother, Allen Korns of Hyndman RD and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services: Friday at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman with the Rev. C. D. Larson officiating. Burial in Cooks Cemetery near Wellersburg. Friends received from 7 to 9 on Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday.
The Bedford Gazette, February 4, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2010

 

KORNS, Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Knieriem
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Korns, 90, widow of William C. Korns, died yesterday at her home, 153 Bedford Street, following an illness of three months. Born in Cumberland, a daughter of the late William and Martha (Weidman) Knieriem, she was the last surviving member of that family. Mrs. Korns was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Altar Society of the church. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Viola Albright, with whom she resided. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. today and tomorrow. Services will be conducted there at 2 p. m. Tuesday by Rev. William R. Snyder, pastor of St. Luke's Church, and interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 26, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 22, 2012



KORNS, Ella A.

Hyndman, Pa., Sept 23 - Ella A. Korns, 13, daughter of Allen and Gladys (Bittner) Korns, near Hyndman, died yesterday. Besides her parents, two brothers, Melvin and Luther, and a sister, Estalene, survive. Funeral services will be tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 23, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


 

KORNS, Mrs. Ella Sarah Lepley

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Ella Sarah Korns, 77, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born May 8, 1891, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ida (Emerick) Lepley. Surviving are her husband Earl T. Korns; a son, Lester H. Korns, Hyndman; a daughter, Mrs. Lucretia Sturtz, Wellersburg; three brothers, James A. Lepley, Wellersburg; Harvey V. Lepley, Meyersdale; and Alonzo S. Lepley, Hyndman; a sister, Miss Mary E. Lepley, Cumberland; three grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. C. D. Larson, pastor of Mountain Top Holiness Church. Interment will be in Cooke Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 4, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 13, 2009



KORNS, Mrs. Elizabeth Clair

Scottdale, Feb. 19 - Mrs. Elizabeth Clair Korns, 85 years old, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at the home of her niece, Hannah L. Merritt, 930 Mulberry Street, with whom she had made her home. Before locating at Scottdale, she had lived at Iron Bridge for 31 years. The funeral service will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Merritt home. Rev. John C. Stoner of the United Brethren Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pennville Independent Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 14, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)





KORNS, Mrs. Gladys Edna Bittner

HYNDMAN - Mrs. Gladys Edna Korns, 71, of RD l, died Monday at Grove City Hospital. A native of Sand Patch, she was a daughter of Mrs. Ida Bittner, and the late Calvin Bittner, and was the widow of Allen Korns. She was a member of Wellersburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Korns, RD 1; Luther Korns, Midlothian, Md., and Alvin Lee Korns, Somerset; a daughter, Mrs. Estaline Dietle, Jackson Center; two brothers, Wilbert and Clinton Bittner, RD 4, Meyersdale; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Hittie, New Freedom, and Mrs. Mildred Sass, Franklin; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, where friends wiil be received from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Hinkle will officiate and interment will be in Cook Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 21, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

   


KORNS, Mrs. Gladys Grace Troutman

A 37-year-old Wellersburg, Pa., mother was found dead this morning in a barn on her farm. The woman, Mrs. Gladys Grace Korns, 37, was reportedly found hanging in the barn by members of her family. She had been in ill health some time. A native of Hyndman, Pa., she was born February 8, 1921, a daughter of Alden and Mayme (Smith) Troutman. She was a member of the EUB Church of Wellersburg. Survivors include her husband, Lester Korns; two sons, Kenneth and David Korns, both at home; two brothers, Harold Troutman and John Troutman, both of Wellersburg; and four sisters, Mrs. Elva Long, Mrs. Doris Smith, and Miss Carol Troutman, all of Wellersburg; and Mrs. Mary Lee Bowman, Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 7, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 5, 2010

 




KORNS, James Ralph

James Ralph Korns, 89, formerly of Hyndman Road, Hyndman, died on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Hollidaysburg. Born October 30, 1915, in Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Alice N. (Boyer) Korns. He was also preceded in death by Lois Ruth (Emerick) Korns, his wife of 61 years, in 1999, and by a brother, Merle E. Korns. Surviving are daughters L. Faith Horner and husband, Richard, Hyndman; Londa Randall, Cumberland, Md., and Debbie Harden and husband, Chris, Hyndman; grandsons, Chris Harden, Jr. and wife, Heidi and Jeffrie James Harden, all of Hyndman; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Harden and Krystal Arnold. Mr. Korns had retired from the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 489, Cumberland, Md.. He attended First United Church of Christ, Hyndman. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 245, Cumberland, for 68 years. He formerly belonged to the Moose Lodge and American Legion in Cumberland, and he was a social member of the Hyndman Oscar Jordan Post VFW. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence Street, Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and for one hour immediately prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Craft officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery, south of Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, April 8, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 28 , 2010


 



KORNS, John H.

John H. Korns, miner of Wellersburg, Pa., was instantly killed this morning in the W. K. Kennell mine near that place when a rock fell on him, breaking his neck. The body was brought to Stein's Chapel in this city. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Reformed Church in Wellersburg, the Rev. Landis officiating. Burial will be in Cook's Cemetery. Mr. Korns was about 35 years old. He was married and is survived by his widow and two children.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 29, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2010


 



KORNS, Joseph H.

After several months' illness, Joseph H. Korns, a prominent retired farmer of Fayette county, died Wednesday at midnight at his late home on the old Claire farm near Wooddale. Death was due to complication of diseases. Mr. Korns was aged about __ years and was born and reared near Wellersburg, Somerset County. When a young man he learned the trade of a stone mason and later gave up his trade to engage in farming, which occupation he followed up until two years ago when he retired from active work owing to his poor health. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Claire, a well known woman of Wooddale. No children were born to this union. About 24 years ago he moved from Somerset to the old Claire homestead near Wooddale where he resided up until the time of his death. He was widely known through the Somerset and Fayette counties. Mr. Korns was a member of the Reformed Church of Scottdale. In addition to his widow, he is survived by three brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Lydia Weisel, of Pittsburg, Miss Matilda Blubaugh, Jacob, and Wilson Korns of Somerset county, and (?) Korns of near Scottdale. (*The illegible name could be Samuel or Lemuel.)
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, March 18, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


 


KORNS, Lester Harvey

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Lester Harvey Korns, 89, of R.D. #1, Hyndman, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born Dec. 5, 1909, in Wellersburg, he was the son of the late Earl T. and Ella (Lepley) Korns. Mr. Korns is survived by two sons, Pastor Ken L. Korns and wife Carole J. Korns, Ellerslie, Md., and David R. and wife Becky J. Korns, Wellersburg; a sister, Lucretia Sturtz, also of Wellersburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In 1958 Mr. Korns was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Grace (Troutman) Korns. Mr. Korns was a farmer who bred and raised Belgian and quarter horses. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Ellerslie, and the Mason-Dixon Saddle Club. He was also an honorary member of the Meyersdale Chapter F.F.A. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Calvary Bible Church in Ellerslie, Md., with the Rev. Ken L. Korns officiating. Burial in Cooks Cemetery, Wellersburg.
The Bedford County Inquirer, December 11, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2010


 


 

KORNS, Mrs. Lois Ruth Emerick

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Lois Ruth (Emerick) Korns, 78, of Hyndman Road, Hyndman, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at the Cumberland Villa Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md. Born March 2, 1921, in Fairhope, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin E. "Nick" and Mabel (Poorbaugh) Emerick. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, James R. Korns, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, whom she married on July 6, 1938, by Pastor Eugene P. Sicyles at the St. Mary's Reformed Church, Cumberland; three daughters, Faith Horner and husband, Richard, Hyndman, Londa Randall, Cumberland, and Debbie Harden and husband Chris, Waldorf, Md.; one brother, William Emerick, Bethlehem, Pa.; two sisters, Genevieve Reed, Cumberland, and Violet Lockey, Bethlehem; two grandchildren, Chris Harden Jr. and wife Heidi, and Jeffrie Harden; and two great-granddaughters, Brittany and Krystal. Mrs. Korns, a homemaker, was associated with the First United Church of Christ, a member of the VFW Oscar Jordan Post Ladies Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary Eagles, Cumberland, and the Hyndman Senior Citizens Group. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. Interment will be in the Palo Alto Hilltop Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News, about December 13, 1999
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010


 


KORNS, Mahlon

HYNDMAN - Mahlon Korns, 81, of RD 1, died yesterday at Altoona VA Hospital. Born in Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Jacob Albert and Margaret (Burkett) Korns. An Army veteran of World War I, he was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company and Cumberland Cement and Supply Company employe. Surviving are a brother, Sherman Korns, RD 1, and a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Llewellyn, Bedford Road, Cumberland. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, where friends will be received today from 7until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ken L. Korns officiating. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery, RD l.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009




KORNS, Nevin L.

ALTOONA — Nevin L. Korns, 71, of Juniata, died recently in an Altoona Hospital. Born in Somerset County, he was a son of the late Wilson and Mary E. (Geiger) Korns. A retired employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, he held membership in Unit 6 of the PRR Retired Men's Association and was active in the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Korns had served 16 years as superintendent of the Men's Bible Class of Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna (Longenecker) Korns; a son, David Korns, Juniata; two brothers, Earl and Allen Korns, both of Somerset County, and two grandchildren. Services and interment took place at Roaring Spring.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 15, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10,
2009




KORNS, William

MEYERSDALE, Sept. 15 — The funeral service for William Korns, 63 or 65 years old, who died Monday at his home at White Oak, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the White Oak Reformed Church. Mr. Korns was a farmer. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Earl T. of Somerset, Melvin L. of Altoona, John H. of Wellersburg, and Allen L. at home. One sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Geiger of Wellersburg, also survives.
September 15, 1926, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009


KOTSCHENREUTHER, Mrs. Anna G. Conley
 
MRS. LEO KOTSCHENREUTHER
Mrs. Anna G. Kotschenreuther, 69, of 224 North Lee Street, was dead on arrival Friday at Sacred Heart Hospital. She was born here, a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Mooney) Conley. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; the auxiliary of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion; the auxiliary of Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Elks, and the Ladies of the Elks, Lodge 63. Survivors include her husband, Leo G. Kotschenreuther Sr.; one son, Leo Kotschenreuther Jr., Annapolis, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gerald
Barrett, William V. Keegan, Orville Arvel, E. Jeffreys, James T. Stafford, Joe Patsy and James Turnbull. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home today at 8 p.m
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 12, 1973 - pg 4, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 5, 2012 




KOTTCAMP, Mrs. Marcella Mae Frazier, nee Foley
 
"On Friday, June 14, 1957, Marcella Frazier Kottcamp, beloved mother of James B. Frazier. Friends may call at the Robert A. Mattingly Funeral Home...Requiem Mass at St. Peter's Church...Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery."
Note: This is Marcella Mae Foley, daughter of Michael J. Foley and Alice McDermott.
The Post, Washington, D. C; about Friday, June 14, 1957
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 29, 2012



 





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