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Kann, William H. 1862 - 1933


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/6/2020 at 09:36:16

Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 Feb. 1933. Guttenberg column.

William H. Kann, life-long highly regarded resident of this community, and long-time prominent business man of Guttenberg, passed away at his home here Saturday evening, at the age of 70 years, two months and four days. His health had been failing him for some time preious to his death. Mr. Kann was born on a farm in Jefferson township, Clayton county, Iowa, on December 14, 1862, where he grew to young manhood. He was married to Miss Josephine Pelzer at Guttenberg on June 1, 1904. For many years he was engaged in the mercantile, grain and feed business here. At the time of his death Mr. Kann was Vice President and member of the board of directors of the Clayton County State Bank of Guttenberg, a member of the town council and member of the Guttenberg Rotary Club. He also was a stockholder in several of Guttenberg's manufacturing enterprises. Mr. Kann was a public spirited man, always prepared and glad to assist in all things to better and build up the community in which he lived. He was also a talented musician, playing many engagements with local musical organizations years ago.

His death is deeply mourned by his wife, six children, namely: Edmund in the U.S. Marine service in South Carolina; William, Carl, Leo, May and Harold of Guttenberg; three brothers, Henry Kann of Guttenberg, Gottfried Kann of Jefferson township, and Hubert Kann of Handel, Canada; four sisters, Mrs. Ben Wulfekuhl, Mrs. John Powers, and Mrs. Peter Burr of Guttenberg, and Mrs. Frank Stork of Antonagor, Mich., and many other relatives and friends, who will all sadly miss him. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Father J. A. Dupont at St. Mary's Catholic church here Tuesday morning. The body was laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near.


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