KUNTZELMAN, AGED LEAF RIVER MAN FOUND DEAD
granddaughter of Joel Kuntzelman discovered on the afternoon
of December 30, 1932, that the aged gentleman had passed away
at his home in Leaf River. Investigation showed that the death
was due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Kuntzelman was
eighty-one years of age, a native of Pennsylvania, where he
was born on August 16, 1858. He had resided here for many
years. His wife who was Sallie
Eavey, had preceeded [sic] him death three years ago.
are three daughters, Mrs. Edith
French, Mrs. Eva Stanger
[sic] and Mrs. Inez Lutz,
all of Rockford; two sons, Leon
and Joel of Leaf River;
two brothers Aaron and
Richard, also of Leaf River; and a sister, Mrs. Frances Motter
of South Dakota.
services were held at the Christian church on Sunday afternoon
and were in charge of Rev. R. W. Pittman. Burial was in Egan
cemetery. [offered by Thelma Thomas Livingston/Carole Ann
HAVE REUNION AT LEAF RIVER
Six Families Have Picnic
Sunday Along Rock River--Children Present Their Parents with
River, Aug. 22.--(Special.)--Two of Leaf River's aged and
worthy citizens, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Kuntzelman, each having
passed birthdays in the month of August, were entertained
by a gathering of their children on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Kuntzelman on Aug. 16 was 77 years old. His wife, Sara
Kuntzelman, will be 77 years old on Aug. 24. They were
married on July 6th, more than a half century ago.
Their present family was at the home gathering of the family;
three girls and three boys, Mrs. Edith
French, Mrs. Eva Stenger
and Mrs. Inez Sully,
all of Rockford, with their husbands and children. Three sons,
with their families were present, Leon
M. Kuntzelman of Leaf River and children, Delbert
and Joseph with their
wives and children of Rockford.
chose their place of meeting along the beautiful Rock river,
just east of the William Melfelt home. They all came with
filled baskets for a picnic dinner about 1.m. Twenty nine
persons, all being relatives of the one family, sat down to
dinner. Sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren
people were the third family to build a home in Leaf River,
more than forty years ago.
six children presented their parents with a beautiful set
of (illegible) in memory of the events.