|KELLOGG, GEORGE: (Coldwater Sentinel, Coldwater, Michigan October 26, 1866) George A. Kellogg, well known in this community and especially by all the early settlers of Branch County, died at his residence in this city, on last Wednesday morning. Mr. Kellogg was a successful and popular merchant for many years, associated with H. C. Lewis, under the firm name of Lewis & Kellogg in which he accumulated a handsome property. Afterwards the same parties engaged in the banking business from which Mr. Kellogg subsequently withdrew and has not for years been engaged in active business. While many will remember him as a worthy, active citizen, and warm hearted friend of whom very many of the early settlers are indebted for kindness, assistance and sympathy in the struggle incident to poverty and the settlement of a new and sickly country; others only knew him as he appeared during his latest years, while suffering under a calamity that rendered life a useless burden, and from which he desired to be relieved. Throwing the mantle of charity over his foibles or misfortunes, there is much in his history, many virtues to cherish, yet green in remembrance, to cover the desert of his later years. He died unmarried.|
|KELLOGG, LOIS: (The Republican, Coldwater, Branch Co., Michigan, May 25, 1867) DIED At her residence, in Coldwater, May 7th, 1867, Mrs. Lois Kellogg, aged 78 years. Mrs. Lois Kellogg was born at Salem, Conn., in 1789, from which she removed to the state of New York when she married. She made a profession of religion and united with the Free Will Baptist church in Penfield, Monroe county, of which she remained a devoted member till she removed in 1839 to Michigan. There not being a Free Will Baptist church near here, she united with the regular Baptists at Coldwater, and remained a member the remainder of her life. It were no common pleasure to state her good qualities, though "thought be broken and language lame" to state them on paper. hers was a life necessary to be seen to be appreciated. She was not only a "mother in Israel" but a devoted friend of the poor. She would not indulge in luxuries with the needy around her. When the rich called on her she would inquire if they knew any very poor people; if so, she wished they sent to her, and if any one sought charity at her house in her absence, she regretted it as a lost opportunity for doing good. She was not satisfied by relieving want under her immediate observation only, but frequently sought out the poor at a distance and sent them relief. She was a friend of the down-trodden and oppressed, a warm friend of missions at home and abroad, a friend and patron of every good thing. She was faithful in commending religion to all with whom she came in contact. Few passed from her presence without hearing something in favor of Christianity, and her precept was supported by example. Scarcely if ever was she known to say or do a wrong thing. Very few can look back from a dying pillow over a long life and see as little to regret as she. To her the conflict of life, though severe, was a constant joy. Her last illness was very painful and severe, but she never murmured, though desirous to "depart and be with Christ." She enjoyed her facilities and Christian hope to the last, and fell asleep in hope of a glorious resurrection. May it be said of her, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord" yea, saith the spirit, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them.|
|KELLOGG, WILLIAM HENRY: (The Coldwater Republican, Coldwater, Michigan May 27, 1879) William Henry Kellogg has lived in Michigan since 1840, at which time he settled in Coldwater. He is 62 years of age and was born in Monroe Co., New York. For ten years he acted in the capacity of deputy sheriff on this county. He was called one of the best detectives in the West, and as society at that time was in formative state, he had some pretty rough characters in his charge from time to time. He kidnapped Old Sile Doty twice; in fact, he had a sort of underground railway from Coldwater to Fort Wayne, and would run Old Sile across the line, without a requisition from the Governor, to suit his own convenience. He traced a gang of burglars, who robbed a store at Kalamazoo, to Crown Point, Ind., and caught them in the Kankakee swamp. Many of the older citizens will undoubtedly remember the robbing of the county treasury of $1,500 in the spring of 1848 or '49 by a notorious rough known by the name of "Sandy." This occurred while Mr. K. was deputy and he traced him to Noble county, Ind., and arrested him in what was known as the old "Tamarack Tavern," a famous resort for blacklegs and a den of thieves, which was known all, over this country. "Sandy" went to state prison for seven years. Mr. Kellogg at one time captured a desperate Missourian who had stolen a horse from a Mr. Latimer, of Tecumseh. It was thought best to take the fellow to Centreville, and Mr. K. started for that place in a buggy. When fairly in the country the prisoner grabbed for his whip, which was heavy at the butt, with the evident intention of striking him. Mr. K. had a hard tussle with him, and as he had no handcuffs had to take a halter strap, which he had in the buggy, tie him to the seat and sit upon him the rest of the way. In the struggle the back of the seat was broken and the fellow's hat was lost, but he did not dare to leave the buggy to get it for him, so he had to ride the whole distance wit the scorching rays of the summer sun pouring down upon his unprotected head. He was in the army three years,during which time his health was very much impaired." He died unmarried. NB: Enlisted Company D, First Michigan Volunteer August 27, 1862 at Quincy. Transferred to 148th Co. 2nd Battalion Reg. RC discharge disability on 25 May 1865.|
|KELSO, MARY: Coldwater Courrier, February 11, 1878, GILEAD ITEMS - Gilead, Feb. 6, 1878, Mrs. Mary Kelso, a sister of James Anderson of your city, died yesterday morning. Funeral services by Rev. J. H. Bonney at the Mennonite Church tomorrow at one o'clock P.M.|
KNAUSS, Mrs. Henry D.: Permelia Lowisa Drake, daughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Drake, was born in Steuben County, New York, June 10, 1841, and departed this life at her home in Kinderhook, Michigan, January 21, 1917, being 75 years, 7 months, 11 days of age at the time of her departure. At the age of four years, she removed with her parents to Erie County, Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. November 20, 1860, she was united in marriage to Henry D. Knauss, also of Erie County, Ohio, and for fifty-six years she was his faithful and loving wife. To this union were born five children, Ida L. Dewey, who died Christmas Eve, 1915; Della L. Lazenby, of Gilead, Michigan, Nellie E. Morgan, of Taft, California, and Harry Knauss, of Kinderhook, Michigan. A son born in 1870, died in infancy. October 9, 1877, the family moved to Kinderhook, Michigan, which place with the exception of one year spent in Fremont, Indiana, has since been their home. Besides the immediate family, she leaves to mourn her departure four grand-children, a sister, three brothers and many other relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Savior fifty-four years ago and she has constantly manifested her faith to Him. She was devoted to the needs of her family, no sacrifice or loving service being too great for her to perform for them. She took an active interest in every good work of the community until failing health prevented. "She hath done what she could." She has gone to her reward. Cards of Thanks......... We desire to thank the many kind friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy in services, songs, consoling words and floral tributes during the severe hours of our bereavement; also to the Pastor for his words of confort in this hour of sorrow. Mr. Henry D. Knauss and family.