herman foetisch kansas 1917 obit
HERMAN FOETISCH DIES YESTERDAY Pioneer Shoemaker Passes Away Early Yesterday 3Iorning After Lingering Illness. Herman Foetisch,'88 years old, a native of Germany, and one of Leavenworth's pioneer cobblers or shoemakers, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning following a long illness. Senile debility was the cause of his death. Herman Foetisch was born May 12, 1828 in Germany. He came to the United States when a young man and settled in this county. For many years he was employed by the Drechsel and Graieske shoe firm on Cherokee, street. , He . has many friends to mourn his death. No immediate relatives survive him. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the chapel of the J. C. Davis undertaking undertaking company with the Rev. L. M. Nanninga, pastor of the Evangelical church officiating. Burial will be made in the Mount Muncie cemetery.