Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "K"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Corinne Kemp
Anne Kemp (Hosch)
Elizabeth Kemp (Hergenrather ~ Krell)
See the "S" Obituaries for Mary Agnes (Kemp) SIMONS
Christena Gosse Klein
Edward Klug
Mrs. Barbara J. Klug
John H. Koob
Mrs. Mary Koob
Albert Koopman
Clem Koopman
Frederick Kreiger
Mrs Albert Krull
Edward Krull
Julia L. Krull
Mrs William Krull

Daughter of Michael Otto KEMP and Elizabeth (HERGENRATHER) KEMP

Corinne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Kemp, of this city died yesterday of tubercular meningitis, aged three years this month. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) from St. Mary's Church at 10 a. m. The whole community will console with the parents in their bereavement.

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Source: Lake City Graphic 21 Feb 1893


Anne Kemp died at her home, in this city, Tuesday evening, July 26, 1887 of consumption, Mrs Annie Kemp, wife of M. O. Kemp, aged 31 years.

The funeral obsequies occurred at St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday at 10 AM., Rev Father Timothy officiating. A large concourse of people were present, most of whom followed the remains to the Catholic cemetery where they were buried. The floral decorations were profuse, beautiful and most appropriate.

Mrs. Kemp was a native of Germany, but only six months old on arriving in this country with her parents, who now live at Alexandria, Dak. She was married to Mr. Kemp at Wabasha in 1875. Mrs Kemp has been ailing for the past three years, and for two months preceding her death she was confined to her bed. During all this time she suffered greatly but uncomplainingly. She was member of the Catholic church and met death without fear.

Of her own immediate family, she leaves besides her late husband, three children, Francis, Clara and John, aged 11, 9, and 6 years respectfully. Besides her parents, she also leaves one sister at Alexandria, Dak., one sister at Woonsocket, Dak., and one brother at White Lake, Dak.

The following parties from abroad were in attendance at the funeral: Clem Hundt and wife and John Kemp, of Caledonia, Minn., Nick Walch and wife, John Nepper and wife, Mrs Agnes, John Crainbush and Henry Nepper and daughter Kate, of Minnieska.

The sympathy of the entire community will be extended to the family in their great bereavement.

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Source: Lake City Graphic 2 Aug 1887

Mrs. Kemp Rites Held on Saturday

Funeral services or Mrs. Elizabeth Kemp, the wife of the late Michael O. Kemp, whose death occurred Wednesday, February 15 at the St. Cloud hospital were held on Saturday a.m. at 10 o'clock with the Rev Fr. Glynn officiating. Burial took place at St. Mary's cemetery at Lake City.

Mrs. Kemp was born May 24, 1863 at Tiffin, Ohio, the daughter of John and Mary Nehrmann Hergenrather. Mrs. Elizabeth Krell, the widow of John P. Krell became the wife of M. O. Kemp May 1, 1889. To this union three children were born, two of whom, Corrine and Louis O. preceded her in death.

A member of St. Mary's Church she was active in its work and an officer at various times of its organizations.

Mrs. Kemp is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. l. R. Simons, Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. W. F. McGraw, Arlington, Va., and Francis H. Kemp of Lake City. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, also two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Daniel and Mrs. H. A. Lautermilch both of Tiffin.

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Source: Lake City Graphic 23 Feb 1950

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Source: Family Newspaper Clippings ~ 1969
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Resident of This City for 53 Years, Dies at 77 Years
Pioneer Passes Away at Home of Her Sister Here

Death claimed another pioneer last week when Mrs William Krull, a resident of Wabasha for 53 years, died at 4:30 pm Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs John Riester, after an illness of a year with tuberculosis.

Funeral services were held at 9 am Saturday from St Felix Catholic church, With Rev Fr John Bartholeme officiating. Friends and relatives from far and wide came to pay their last respects to this kind old lady who always had a smile for everybody. Pallbearers were Marcus Satory, Richard Geers, August Schuth, Bernard Freese, John Ulrich and John Schouweller. Interment was in St Felix Cemetery beside her husband, who died about two years ago.

Born in Germany on March 10, 1852, Augusta LaQua emigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of six years and settled in West Albany. In October 1876 she was married by Father Trober at Wabasha to William Krull and had made her home here ever since.

She is survived by a brother Edward LaQua, Hankinson, N D and a sister, Mrs John Riester, Wabasha. She had no children of her own, but delighted in having school children board at her home.

Mrs Krull was an excellent dressmaker and did sewing for about 50 years. She had a host of friends because of her friendly and entertaining disposition.

Among those from a distance attending the funeral services were Mr and Mrs John Freese, Mr and Mrs August Freese, Mrs Frank LaQua, Mr and Mrs Theodore Hampe, Thelean and Ed Markus, and Albert Hampe, Thellman. Mrs Frederick LaQua and Clara LaQua, West Albany, and Mrs Helen Riester, Lake City.

Mrs Krull's smiling face and loving ways will be missed greatly by her relatives and a legion of friends.

Source: Wabasha County Herald Standard, September 5, 1929, page 1, column 5
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Died in California

Wm Krull of this city has received a telegram announcing the death of his brother, Edward Krull, aged seventy-six at Marysville, California, on January 15 (1917). Several grown-up children survive.

Source: Wabasha Harald, Thursday, January 25, 1917, page 5, column 6
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Mrs. Krull Laid At Rest

The remains of the late Mrs Albert Krull, who died about a year and one-half ago at Portland, Oregon, were brought to Wabasha Friday morning. Services were held Saturday morning at St Felix church, and burial was in St Felix Cemetery.

Mrs Alfred Carlson and daughter Gertrude and Miss Julia Krull accompanied the remains of their mother to Wabasha.

Source: Wabasha Herald, Thursday, 10 July 1919, page 7, column 5
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Former Resident Dies In Portland, Oregon, April 20

Funeral services for Julia L Krull, who passed away April 20, 1944, were held in Portland, Oregon, by the Reverend John Laidlaw, pastor of St Francis of Assis Church. Interment at My Calvary Cemetery.

Julia Krull, daughter of the late Albert and Walburga Krull, was born March 10th 1875. The deceased attended St Felix school, later going to St Mary's Institute, Prairie du Chene, Wisconsin, where she graduated in music, June 22, 1893. She taught school in Minnesota for some years. On going West, Miss Krull went to Aberdeen, Washington, in 1901 where she taught music. After living a few years in San Francisco she went to Portland, Oregon, where she continued teaching music until her health failed.

The deceased is survived by her brother, A Edward Krull of Gelndale, California, and her sister, Mrs Alfred Carlson of Portland, Oregon, with whom she had made her home for the past twenty four years. Also surviving are two nieces, Mrs William Ashworth of Portland, and Rosemary Krull of Glendale.

Miss Krull's father, Albert Krull, owned and operated a harness shop here many years ago. The family left Wabasha early in the 1900's.

Source: The Wabasha County Herald-Standard, Thursday, May 25, 1944, page 1, column 4
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Frederick Kreiger, who will be remembered by many of the old timers here as an early resident of Wabasha, was a victim of the West St. Paul flood horror last week, caused by the bursting of a reservoir. He was sleeping in one of the houses which was literally swept away by the wash of water, and was buried under two feet of mud when found, from all appearances death having been caused by suffocation. The remains were taken to Red Wing for interment. Deceased was 58 years of age and leaves a son and daughter to mourn his death.

Source: Wabasha Herald, Aug. 10, 1892
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Farm Youth Instantly Killed In Tuesday's Storm

John H. Koob, 24 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Koob of this city, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon when he was crushed underneath a large cottonwood tree blown in that afternoon's storm on The Frank Pulles farm on Pepin Hill.

In the same accident, Leo Pulles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pulles, sustained severe back injuries and a fracture of several ribs when he was hit on the back of the neck by a branch of the falling tree.

John Koob and Leo Pulles had been at work in the field, and upon the approach of the storm, were driving their teams to the bar. The Pulles boy had already taken his team into the barn and was on the way to assist the Koob boy who was entering the barn with his team. Then a sudden twister sprung up, hurling the cottonwood tree directly onto the Koob boy, missing the team which was some feet ahead. Leo Pulles, although injured, was able to get to the barn.

Lucille Pulles, who was in the house, noted the tree was down and upon investigation, found the body of the Koob boy. She summoned her father who was at work in the brooder house nearby. Mr. Pulles was unable to extricate the boy and obtained help from the neighbors, but life was extinct. the impact of the tree had broken the bones of the body and death had been instantaneous.

John Koob was employed during the summer months on the Pulles farm and this was his third summer there.

When the extent of Leo Pulles' injuries were realized he was taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital.

This was the second tragic death on the Pulles farm. On Saturday , September 28, 1935, Clarence Pulles, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pulles was killed in a runaway accident when hauling a load of potatoes on the farm.

John H. Koob was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Koob of Wabasha. He was born in Watopa Township on December 16, 1913, and had made his home with his parents. In the fall of 1936 the Koob family moved to south Wabasha, and this had been his home since that time, with the exception of the time he had been employed on the Pulles farm during the summer month.

He is survived by his parents. a sister died in Infancy. Deceased was a young man of fine character and his untimely death comes as a severe shock to the community. His parents have the heartfelt sympathy of all of their acquaintances in the loss of their only son.

Funeral services will be held from St. Felix Church at 10:15 o'clock Friday morning, with Father John Bartholome officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Schuth, Leo Schuth, Clarence Meyer, Elmer Meyer, Elmer Stamschror and Leo DeFrang, all cousins of the deceased.

Burial will be in St. Felix cemetery.

Source: Augusta Marking's newspaper clippings, misc file K
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Takes Evening Swim; Drowns in Farm Pond

WABASHA, Minn., a 23-year old Wabasha man drowned Friday (may 21, 1964) evening in a small pond in Rochester township where he and two companions went for a swim after a hot day in the fields.

Albert Koopman and his wife were working on the Dr. K.G. Wakim farm four miles west of Rochester. Koopman joined Marlow Vanderplas, 19. and Gene Turner, 20, both of Rochester, Rt.1, for a swim in a small pond formed by a a dammed creek on the farm owned by Dr. O. H. Beahrs, Mayo Clinic Physician. Skin divers recovered Koopman's body in about 12 feet of water.

He was born Feb 6, 1941, in Wabasha to August and Nellie Glines Koopman.

He married the former Marvel Herbst, Lake city, at St. Felix Catholic church, Wabasha, Oct. 5, 1963. He was a member of the 544th Ordnance Co (GS) Army Reserve, here, and held the rank of specialist five.

Survivors are: his wife; parents; three brothers, William, Donald and Richard, Wabasha, and seven sisters, Mrs. Donald (Alice) Riley, Lovington, N.M.; Mrs. Elwin (Marjorie) Jorgenson, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Hall rude, and Mrs. Edward (Esther) Petch, Rochester; Mrs Donald (Ann) Foster, Ancona, Michigan; Mrs. Duane (Bernice) Langseth, St. Paul, and Carol, at Home. One sister, Delores, has died.

The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Felix church, the Rev. Eugene Egan Officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Members of the reserve unit will be pallbearers.

Friends may call at the Buckman - Schierts funeral Home from noon today, The rosary will be said by Father Egan at 8 P.M. today

Source: Augusta Marking's newspaper clippings, misc file K
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Mrs. Mary Koob, 87, Wabasha, died early Tuesday evening at the Wabasha Nursing Home where she had resided the past six years.

The former Mary Kreye, she was born in Wabasha Sept 7, 1890, to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kreye, and was a lifelong area resident. she married Peter Koob, Oct 10,1910, in Wabasha, and the couple farmed in Pepin township until 1941 when they moved to Wabasha. He died in 1961. she was a member of St. Felix Parish council.

Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Lavina) Meyer, Wabasha; eight grandchildren, and one sister, Miss Elizabeth Kreye, Wabasha. One brother and three sisters have died.

Funeral services will be at St. Felix Catholic church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Edgar Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Arlin Behmer, William Brunkow, Richard Kreye, Gerald and Leo Meyer, and Loyd Stamschror.

Friends may call at the Abbott - Wise Funeral Home after 2 p,m, Thursday and until time of services Friday. the Parish council rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Thursday and the Parish rosary at 8 p.m.

Source: Augusta Marking's loose clippings, misc file K
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Caledonia, Minnesota - Mrs. Barbara J. Klug, 93, Caledonia area housewife, until moving to Preston (Minn) Nursing Home seven months ago, died Monday at a Rochester, Minn.,hospital.

The daughter of Matt and Bridget Weber Binner, she was born at Wabasha, Minn, Feb 5, 1888. She married Peter Edward Klug Feb 9, 1909, at Wabasha.

Survivors are:five sons, Richard, Donald, and Ignatius, Lewiston, Minn., Marcel and Omer, Caledonia; four daughters, Mrs. Forest (Alvera) Klochman and Mrs. Winifred Klochman, Fountain, Minn.; Mrs. Larry (Rose Marie) Town, Medina, Texas, and Miss Everilda Klug, Harmony, Minn.; 40 grandchildren; a brother, Martin Binner, La Crosse, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Carrels, Wabasha. Two sons and two daughters have died.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Steffen funeral Home, Caledonia, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. Msgr. Richard Speltz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia.

Friends may call today after 2 p.m. at the funeral home where a Rosary will be said at 8.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
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