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Kann, Dina 1853 - 1927

KANN, GRIFFIN, MEIER, MATT, SCHAEFERS

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/16/2019 at 11:35:11

Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1927. Guttenberg column.

An accident, which was a shock to all in this community, occurred in Guttenberg early last Friday morning when Mrs. Frederick W. Kann of this city was struck by a train near the Milwaukee railroad water tank and was instantly killed. The lifeless body was found by section men soon after the southbound 6:45 passenger train had gone down. Just how the accident occurred remains a mystery as there were no eye witnesses. It is said that Mrs. Kann had been in the habit of carrying ashes from her home a short distance east of the railroad tracks, to the cinder pile on the west side of the tracks, and the accident must have occurred while she was attempting to cross the tracks. The body was badly mangled. Coroner W. J. Beerman was notified soon after the body was found, after which the body was taken to her home. A coroner's inquest was held on Friday evening. Mrs. Kann was one of this community's highly esteemed life-long residents. She was born in Jefferson township, Clayton county, Iowa, on December 16, 1853, and therefore was 73 years and 21 days of age when called by death. She received her education in the Catholic parochial school at Guttenberg. On May 16, 1878, she was united in marriage with Frederick W. Kann, who preceded her in death in March, 1924. Many years of her life were spent of a farm in this township. Of late years she had been a resident of Guttenberg. Mrs. Kann was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic church here and she was a kind and true mother, sister and friend. Her sudden and unexpected death is deeply mourned by three daughters, Mrs. Amanda Griffin of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Rose Meier of Lawler, Iowa; and Mrs. Stella Matt of Carroll, Iowa; four sons, Arthur H. of Independence, Iowa; Richard J., Hubert H., and Gregory X. of Jefferson township. A number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Schaefers of Garnavillo township, and numerous other relatives and friends who will all sadly miss this worthy mother and Christian woman. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic church in this city on Monday morning, Rev. Joseph Dupont officiating. The body was laid to rest in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near, which showed that deceased was held in high esteem by all who knew her. One son, Edward, also preceded his mother in death.

(Note: An apparent reference to Dina Kann, 1853 - 1927, who is shown in WPA records, and whose dual headstone can be seen on the IGPP, with her husband, in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.)


 

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