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Koss, George P. 1880-1915


Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 4/30/2005 at 21:05:51

Thursday, 25 February 1915, Guttenberg Press, p1, c2:

Death of George P. Koss.

On Tuesday morning, February 23, 1915, at 9:30 o’clock at his home at Ceres occurred the death of George P. Koss, after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Farmersburg township, Clayton County, Iowa, on August 13, 1880, as a son of William and Martha Koss, and therefore was 34 years, 6 months and 10 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Guttenberg in January, 1909, and was engaged in the livery and harness business for several years. He was married at Dubuque on February 28, 1911, to Miss Helen May Kitto, of Wisconsin. After disposing of his business here at Guttenberg they moved onto a farm near Strawberry Point and later moved to Ceres, where he lived until his death. He was a kind and true husband, brother and friend, always read with heart and hand to do kind acts for others, which won him many friends during his life. He was a patient sufferer and did not give up hopes for recovery until the Angel of Death called him to that world, where all suffering is forgotten. His untimely death is deeply mourned by his wife, two brothers, A. W. Koss, of Buffalo Gap, S. D., and Albert Koss, of Mexico, Mo., eight sisters, Mrs. Rose Reusch, of Turtle Lake, Wis., Miss Mary Koss, of Guttenberg, Mrs. John Petsche, of Jefferson township, Mrs. Lillian Gleason, of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Nellie Webber, Mrs. Rudolph Wolter and Mrs. Matt Wolter, of Guttenberg, and Mrs. John Ohlendorf, of Remsen, Iowa, and a large circle of relatives and friends by whom he will be sadly missed. His parents and two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Koss and Mrs. Chas. Tetrow, preceded him in death some time ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in this city. Rev. J. H. Brinkman, of Guttenberg, and Rev. Peickert, of Dubuque, will conduct funeral services. Interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery. In the death of George P. Koss this community loses one of its most ambitious and trustworthy young men.

Thursday, 25 Feb. 1915, Garnavillo Tribune, Local, p4, c2:

Geo. Koss died at his home in Ceres Tuesday morning. Funeral will be held at Guttenberg Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Mr. Koss had been in poor health the past year, never having fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia.

Thursday, 4 Mar. 1915, Garnavillo Tribune, Clayton, p5, c3: Mrs. Ben Jost and children were visitors in Guttenberg from Friday until Saturday. She also attended the funeral of George Koss, who was buried there Saturday.

Thursday, 4 Mar. 1915, Garnavillo Tribune, Guttenberg, From Guttenberg Press, p8, c3: Albert Koss of Mexico, Missouri, and Mrs. Lillian Gleason of Chicago arrived here Wednesday on account of the death of their brother, Geo. P. Koss.

Thursday, 18 Mar. 1915, Garnavillo Tribune, Guttenberg, From Guttenberg Press, p1, c1: A. W. Koss, who had been here to attend the funeral of his brother, George P. Koss, returned to his home at Buffalo Gap, South Dak., Tuesday.


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