Obit of John Kerchenfaut Part 1

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Obit of John Kerchenfaut  Part 1 - John Kerchenfaut. John.. Kerchenfaut, a pioneer...
John Kerchenfaut. John.. Kerchenfaut, a pioneer rest dint. of this community, died at his home in this city last Saturday, af ter a lingering illness due to the in. lirmities of old age. He was almost '' years of age. The funeral was held at the United Brethren church on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. r l. ... .... , . . , . - I me services oeing in cnarge or Kev. I a. Lee Towsley, assisted bv Rev. R. M. Luedde. Burial was in the Gibson I cemetery. The burial ritual of -the -the Odd Fellows lodge was performed at tne church. , 'John Kerchenfaut son of FreiW ick and Elizabeth Kerchenfaut, was bom in Wurtenberg, Germany, Jan. ,27, 1833. - He attended school near mo piare .or. his.. birth until fourteen years of age. He was then "bound , out to. serve, a three years appren-: appren-: appren-: ticeship to the trade of rope-making. rope-making. rope-making. ; ..He followed this trade as long as he I was in his fatherland. Rather than go into a three years' term of serv-j serv-j serv-j ice in the German army he made his I way to America on an old4 sailing ;"r" nuer tempestuous royage of thirty-six thirty-six thirty-six days he landed in New .York harbor. He made his way to jSellisvilie, Pa where be worked on

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  1. Gibson City Courier,
  2. 10 Jan 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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