18 October 2015

Sunday's Obituary: John Kirchner

John Kirchner was only about 30 when he died. My husband’s great grandmother was a Kirchner by birth so this death notice caught my eye. John, and his father George, however do not fit it with hubby’s family.

His obituary reads:

John Kirchner, son of George Kirchner, proprietor of the Eagle hotel, on East King street, died yesterday at Carlisle. The body will be brought to this city on the 6 o’clock train this evening. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the residence of the father of the deceased young man. The internment will be made at Zion’s cemetery. Deceased was about 30 years of age. 

Sources:

The Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 15 October 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

 
Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.