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. 


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.