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 Kamp, George
George Kamp, died on Monday the 17th in Greenwich Twp., this county aged 93y 2m 5d. 25 Dec 1804 Reading Adler,, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Katzenmover, Jacob
DIED: On the 5th inst., at Hampton, Reading, Jacob Katzenmover, in the 66th year of his age. 13 Jun 1863 Gazette and Democrat, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kaucher, John Sr.
DIED: On the 5th inst., in this city, very suddenly, John Kaucher, sr., in the 67th year of his age. 13 Jun 1863 Gazette and Democrat, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kauffman, Alexander
Electric Car Cut Him Down: Reading, Pa., July 5, - While crossing the Oley Valley tracks at Endlich's Crossing to-night, Alexander Kauffman, aged 14, was struck by a Boyertown electric car and instantly killed.
6 Jul 1903 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Keffer, Martin
Martin Keffer, died at his home near Plow Church Friday, age 35 years. He was a son of John Keffer, who died nearly two years ago. Deceased was a carpenter by trade. He leaves a widow and nine children. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
14 Nov 1891 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Keffer, Mary
Mary, widow of Adam [John] Keffer, died of heart failure in Cumru, aged 73 years. Her husband died 5 years ago. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in this city.
17 Feb 1897 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Keim, Nicolaus
Nicolaus Keim, father of John Keim, merchant of this city, died on the 23rd in his 84th yers. He was born in Oley Twp., Berks Co.
31 Aug 1802 Reading Adler,, Reading, Pennsylvania
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KEITH, ROBERT L.
a veteran of the Civil War and for many years a political factor in this city, died at the soldiers home, Kennebec County, Maine, Wednesday. Mr. Keith was 78 years old. Death was due to a stroke. His widow, Mrs. Sarah E. Keith (nee Ketterer), of 237 South Fourth street received word of his death Thursday. Undertaker Auman will bring the body to this city. Mr. Keith served in the war with volunteers from Connecticut. When he was discharged because of wounds, he came to Reading and settled here. He became a notary and once, on being elected alderman of the Fifth ward refused to accept the position.
Source: Reading Times, Reading Pennsylvania, March 5, 1920 - Transcribed by FOFG MB

Kelchner, Jacob
Jacob Kelchner, for many years a prosperous resident of Oley Twp., this county, died last Sunday at an old age.
28 Jun 1814 Reading Adler,Reading, Pennsylvania
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Keller, Gasmus
Feb. 3, in Richmond, Gasmus, son of Adam and Mary Ann Keller, aged 13 years, 2 months and 28 days. 27 Feb 1873 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kepner, George
George Kepner, a young man of Rohrersberg, died here last week.
30 Apr 1811 Reading Adler,, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Keppley, Mary
DIED OF HER INJURIES. Miss Mary Keppley, Aged 16 Years, Whose Clothing Caught Fire While Boiling Soap a Month Ago. - Robesonla: Miss Mary Keppley died on Wednesday morning: at 6 o'clock at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keppley. She was bright and healthy until Dec. 1, when, while helping her mother to boil soap, her clothing caught fire and she was badly burned over the greater part of her body. She lingered in intense suffering a month within one day. Deceased was 16 years of age. Her parents, three brothers and four sisters remain.
27 Dec 1899 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kestner, Jacob
Died: Kestner - On Saturday, September 14 at 8 1/2 o'clock p. m., Jacob, so of George L. and Elizabeth Kestner, aged 11 years, 8 months and 9 days. The funeral will take place from the residence of the parents, No. 320 chestnut street, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to proceed to Charles Evans Cemetery. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. sep162td.
17 Sep 1872 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kirschner, Maria
Maria Kirschner, died last Thursday in Bern Twp., this county, aged 37y 9m 1d. She is survived by her husband and three children.
30 Arp 1811 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kissinger, Michael
Michael Kissinger, of Bern Twp., this county, died last Sunday in his 64th year.
21 May 1811 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Klein, Jacob
Jacob Klein, a wealthy resident of Amity Twp., this county, died during the night of December 29th, aged 80 years.
3 Jan 1815 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Klingaman, Jacob
Reading, Pa., June 29: Relatives were informed today of the death of Jacob Klingaman, 70, a well-known farmer of Steinville, near here, which resulted from a stroke of apoplexy.
30 Jun 1918 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Klopp, Ephraim
Lower Heidelberg, Dec. 5 - Ephraim Klopp, who has been a resident of North Heidelberg for a long time, died at his residence near Klopp's store. His disease was typhoid fever, then dropsy. He will be interred at Corner Church.
6 Dec 1878 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Knabb, Nicolaus
Nicholaus Knabb, died on the 12th in Oley Twp., this county at the old age of 56 years, 5 months and few days. 22 Sep 1812 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Koch, Lucceta
DIED: KOCH - In this city, on Friday, the 2d of August, 1889, Mrs. Lucceta Koch, wife of Cornelius Koch, aged 33 years, 8 months and 3 days. The friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Thursday morning at 8 o'clock, at the residence of her husband, 916 North 6th street. Services at the house by Rev. Zweizig. Funeral to proceed to Bernville, where interment will be made in cemetery at that place.
6 Aug 1889 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Koller, Mrs. Catharine
In Reading, on Monday, Feb. 24th, Catharine, wife of Jeremiah O. Koller, aged 27 years, 1 month and 13 days. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, from the residence of her husband, No. 308 1/2 Penn street, on Friday afternoon next at 2 o'clock. Services at the house. Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
27 Feb 1873 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Koller, W. Kenneth W.
Kenneth Koller, ex-taproom owner
W. Kenneth Koller, retired owner of a Fleetwood taproom, died of natural causes Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. in his residence at 14 W. Main St., Fleetwood. Koller, 68, was the husband of Mildred J. (Kauffman)Koller. He was employed by the Grand Central Taproom, Fleetwood, from 1957-1976. Koller was the owner-operator of the taproom from 1976 until his retirement in 1994. Born in Fleetwood, he was a son of the late Warren R. and Elda L. (Manwiller) Koller. Koller was member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Fleetwood. He was a past president of Berks County Fire Zone 1. Koller was a 50-year member of the Ptriotic Order Sons of America and the Fleetwood Grange. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Koller is also survived by two sons, J. Peter, Fleetwood, and Todd D., Lehighton, Carbon County; and a daughter, Shelly R. (Koller) Torres, Fleetwood. Other survivors include a brother, Richard L., Dawsonville, GA; and six grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's UCC. Burial will be in St. Paul's Union Cemetery, Fleetwood. Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., Fleetwood, is in charge of arrangements.
4 Oct 2001 Page 20 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Koller, Warren R.
Warren R. Koller, 77, of Allentown, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anna N. Koller. He was steward for the Goldsboro Fire Co., Eders, York County, for many years, and also a bus driver for York County area schools for many years. Born in Richmond Township, York County, he was a son of the late Charles and Katie (Burkert) Koller. Survivors: Sons, Richard of Houston, Texas, Kenneth of Fleetwood and Gary of York; daughter, Lana Dale Hartman of Abington, Montgomery County; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday, Weber Funeral Home, 502 Ridge Ave., Allentown. No calling hours.
22 Feb 1989 Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Kreitzer, Harry P.
Reading, Pa., May 3: Harry P. Kreitzer, 34, well known in lodge and volunteer fire circles, died today at his home at Womelsdorf, of typhoid fever.
4 May 1918 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Krug, George
George Krug, of Oley Twp., this county, died on the 22nd.
27 Nov 1810 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kuhn, Jacob
Jacob Kuhn, died on the 2th in Centre County in his 65th year, for many years he was a wealthy resident of Bern Twp., this county.
23 May 1815 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kuhn, Susanna
Susanna Kuhn, wife of Jacot Kughn of Centre County, formerly a resident of Bern Twp., Berks County, died on the 1st, aged 55 years.
12 Jan 1813 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kumler, Jacob
Jacob Kumler, an old resident of Brecknock Twp., this county, died a week ago Sunday in his 75th year.
31 Oct 1815 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kunkle, Mrs. Lizzie A.
The funeral of Lizzie A., wife of Lewis Kunkle, took place at Shoemakersville on Tuesday at 11 o'clock.
27 Dec 1899 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kunkelman
The remains of a child of James Kunkelman, the tenant of Chirk's farm in Spring Township, were taken to the Moselem church where services were held and interment made.
6 Aug 1889 Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kutz, George
George Kutz, died on the 24th last month after a lingering illness. He was formerly a hotel proprietor in Rockland Twp., Berks Co.
4 Jan 1803 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Kutz, Mrs. Anna Elizabeth
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Kutz died aged 85 years.
18 Jun 1805 Reading Adler, Reading, Pennsylvania
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