Personal Pages - K
Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names
Kammer - Bruce
Kanter - Godfried
Kapanka - Betty
Kapanke - Emma
Kennedy - George N.
Keough - James
Kern - Brewing Company
Kilbourn - Benjamin
King - James W. & Beverly J.
Kitton - Emily J.
Klohm - Henry
Kreger - Bertha
Krenke - August
Bruce Kammer & Barbara E. Floreno
"Bruce and Barbara Kammer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Bruce R. Kammer and Barbara E. Floreno were married Sept. 26, 1959, in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac. Their children and spouses are Kim Kammer of Allen Park; Al Kammer of Houston, Texas; Joe and Barb Kammer of St, Clair; Bruce and Karen Kammer of Marysville; and Keith Kammer of Lakeland, Fla. They have six grandchildren, Chasity Hillock and Rodney, Malorie, Morgan, Chase and Marley Kammer."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 26-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg
"Graduated From Harper Hospital School Today - Betty Kapanka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kapanka, 1713 Tenth avenue, was graduated today from the Harper Hospital School of Nursing, Detroit. Miss Kapanka who received an honor point average throughout her three years of training, was president of her class, and a committee member of the yearbook staff. She attended Wayne university, Detroit, and was graduated from Port Huron High School in January, 1944. Her parents, relatives and friends attended graduation ceremonies."
Source: Times Herald, circa 16-JUN-1947
"Notice. My wife Emma Kapanke, having left my bed and board, I wish to notify the public that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her. - E. W. Kapanke"
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 22-JUN-1894, p 5
Captain Harvey J. Kendall
Retired Captain Recalls Early Days on Great Lakes - Starts As "Seasick" Boy, Braves Waves, Buys Own Boat written by Wesley L. Johnson Staff Correspondent. -- Marysville, Nov. 19 - Recuperating in the quiet of a private room in St. Clair Community hospital, St. Clair, Capt. Harvey J. Kendall, 73, resident of Marysville for more than 40 years, and well known shipmaster, muses over his active career when he sailed the Great Lakes.
- "I remember my first command. It was on the tug Wesley Hawkins. I was barely 20 years old, but I was able to look over a steering wheel."
- "As the tug chugged out into Lake Huron to pick up a tow, the lake grew choppy and I became terribly sea sick. I lay on the fore part of the deck. Water, cool and soothing, came in through the hawse holes with each dip of the tug into the wave."
- Mustache and Business - "I lay there for sometime, very miserable, but comforted somewhat by the water washing about me. Frank Ray was my first mate. He was at the wheel. Suddenly, he called to me that a vessel was coming down the lake. I jumped up at once and was so anxious to get the job of towing the vessel which later proved to be the Pathfinder that I forgot my sea sickness."
- "We got the job of towing the Pathfinder and made $179. for the tug owners."
- "All that was before I grew this mustache, but in order to appear older and, therefore, seemingly more capable of handling the command of a boat, I grew a mustache as soon as one would grow. I have worn one ever since."
- Remembers Champion Tug - "That, in a way, reminds me of President Herbert C. Hoover's experience. I read that he had to grow a beard while on the way to Australia to take over a big engineering job, as he was only a youth then, and without a beard appeared too young to be chosen for the job."
- "I remember the great feat performed by the tug Champion - the greatest tug on the lakes in the day or for that matter even today."
- A large crib for the Buffalo water works had to be held in place in the Niagara river while it was sunk at a certain spot.
- "Several tugs had attempted to hold it against a strong current without success."
- Crew Given Bonus - The Champion with another tug signed to do the job. At the last minute, the other tug broke down. The Champion, putting on full steam, worked for 24 hours, holding the crib while it was filled and sunk in its proper place.
"All Buffalo went wild with joy. Every member of the crew received a large bonus from the city and then they went out and got drunk. I knew one of the big Negro stokers on the Champion. He told me that during that 24 hours of heavy strain the draught of the tug boilers was so great that it swept his cap off his head into the flames when he opened the door to fire in more fuel."
- Purchases Own Boat - During his more than half a century on the Great Lakes, Captain Kendall has commanded many steamers and tugs. In 1892, he with others purchased the Harvey J. Kendall, a wooden steamer with a gross tonnage of 398, built in Marine City.
- He commanded this steamer for 24 years, hauling lumber, coal, bacon, and various kinds of foodstuffs, and practically anything that is shipped to all parts of the Great Lakes.
- With the decline of the lumber trade, the steamer was sold to the Hall Coal and Transportation company, of Ogdensburg, N.Y., where it is used in shallow water for delivering coal.
- Closes Sailing Career - The last boats commanded by Captain Kendall were tugs which were used for various purposes.
Captain Kendall was born in Algonac, March 29, 1856, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kendall, pioneer residents of Algonac. His father, who also sailed at times, served as sheriff of St. Clair county.
- When Captain Kendall was a small boy, the family moved to Port Huron.
- Young Harvey Kendall started sailing as a boy of 17, and received his pilot papers before he was 21, for "they were not as strict in those days as now," Captain Kendall says. A person must be 21 now before he can receive pilot papers.
- Marries Miss Bunce - He married Miss Jennie Bunce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bunce, pioneer settlers of Marysville, Dec. 29, 1887. Mrs. Kendall died Dec. 29, 1916. He has one son, H. Earl Kendall, at home and a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth J. MacKay, Grosse Pointe Shores, Detroit.
- A brother, Chestley Kandall, lives in Hamilton, Mont., and a half brother, Fred C. Kendall, is in Spokane, Wash.
- The late Edward J. Kendall, Capt. Kendall's brother, was a marine reporter in Port Huron for many years. A sister, Mrs. May Vinning is dead.
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 29-NOV-1929, p 11 (includes his picture)
Submitted by Kay Mitchell.
Rev. George N. Kennedy & Worthy McElroy
"The marriage of Miss Worthy McElroy, daughter of C. McElroy, to the Rev. Geo. N. Kennedy, for the past two years the efficient and popular pastor of the Methodist church if this city, took place at said church on Monday afternoon at two o'clock, in the presence of a respectable number of friends, the Rev. McEldowney officiating. Miss Stella Sutton played the wedding march. Miss Hattie Whiting and Miss Annie Padfield acted as ushers. The wedding was very quiet, only the relatives and nearest friends being present at the reception which took place at the residence of the bride's parents. The bride was neatly attired in a traveling suit of dark blue broadcloth. After the congratulations the father of the bride read some beautiful verses composed by him for the occasion, entitle, "The Mininster's wife," the last verse of which reads as follows: "Wherever duty may call you, In all the relations of life, Remember, father commands you, Be a model minister's wife." Shortly after dinner the happy couple started on their wedding tour, taking the train for Detroit. A large number of beautiful and valuable gifts were received. Guests present from out of the city were Mr. J. L. Gearing and family, Mr. H. c. Beck, Mr. B Whitaker and Mrs. A. W. Allen, of Detroit, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McElroy, of Marine City. On returning from their bridal tour Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy will settle at Orion, Mich., where Mr. Kennedy will serve as pastor of the Methodist church of that place for the ensuing year. The young people will carry with them to their new home the best wishes of their many warm friends in this locality."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love
Kern Brewing Company
"Drink The Kern Brewing Co.'s 'Pilsen' beer. It promotes digestion and benefits the health. It is bottled fresh at the brewery every day and will be delivered to any part of the city. 'Phone 133."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 02-JUL-1894, p 7
James W. & Beverly J. King
"Port Huron - James William and Beverly Joan King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in a restaurant in Sarnia. James William King and Beverly Joan Montgomery were married Sept. 24, 1949. They have four children; 11 grandchildren; and twin great grandsons. Mr. King retired from A&P Grocery. Mrs. King retired from JC Penney."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 19-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg
August Krenke & Henrietta Wargooski
"MARRIED. In Port Huron, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. C. Bofinger, Mr. August Krenke and Miss Henrietta Wargooski, both of Port Huron."
Source: St. Clair Republican, 23-NOV-1869, p 1