Orleans County, New York

Obits - KN - KW

SURNAMES: KNAPP, KNICKERBOCKER, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, KOCH, KOFFMAN, KOHLER, KONESKI, KOPP, KOSSUTH, KOTERAS, KOTOW, KOZLOSKI, KOZLOWSKI, KRAATZ, KREIWATIS, KRET, KROMPART, KRUEGER / KRUGER, KRUSICK, KRYSINSKI, KUBATEK, KUHN, KUJAWA, KULPA, KURDZIEL, KURKOSKI, KUSMIERCZAK, KUSPA, KUTNER, KWIATKOWSKI


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KNAPP

INEZ C. M. KNAPP (1856 - 12 Jul 1861)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 18 July 1861
Surnames: KNAPP

Died - In Grand Rapids, Mich., on the morning of the 12th inst., Inez C. M., youngest daughter of E.B. and C. KNAPP, aged 5 years.
“Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Aug 2003


LAURA WOODS KNAPP (3 May 1830 - 27 Feb 1913)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 6 Mar 1913 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: KNAPP, WOODS

Mrs. Laura KNAPP, widow of the late Riley KNAPP, died on Thursday last at the home of her son, Orris C. KNAPP, in East Gaines, where she had lived more than 50 years.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 6 Feb 2006


MARY KNAPP (1801 - 27 Apr 1876)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs., 11 May 1876
Surnames: KNAPP, THOMPSON

Died: In Coldwater, Mich., on the 27th? of April, at the residence of her son-in-law, David THOMPSON, Mrs. Mary KNAPP, formerly of Medina, N.Y., in her 75th? year.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb Staff, 1 Aug. 2005

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KNICKERBOCKER

CLARA M. BARRUS KNICKERBOCKER (Jan 1859 - 11 Jun 1915)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 Jun 1915 (from a column called “About The County”)
Surnames: KNICKERBOCKER, BROWN, BARRUS

The death of Mrs. Carrie KNICKERBOCKER, of Gaines village, occurred Friday in the home of a relative in Rochester. Mrs. KNICKERBOCKER was about 57 years old. She leaves one daughter, Miss Violette KNICKERBOCKER, of Gaines; one sister, Mrs. Wallace BROWN, of Albion and a brother, Henry BARRUS, of Eagle Harbor.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 21 Mar 2006


JOHN COLE KNICKERBOCKER (Oct 1864 - 18 May 1928)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 24 May 1928
Surnames: KNICKERBOCKER, KIRKLAND, DROMAN, HALL

John C. KNICKERBOCKER, age 64 years, former district attorney, died of Cancer Friday at his home in Albion. He is survived by his wife; one son, John C, Jr., of Orlando, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude KIRKLAND, of Columbus, O., and Miss Helen KNICKERBOCKER, of Albion and two sisters, Mrs. Mary DROMAN and Mrs. Esther HALL, both of Medina. The funeral was held Monday afternoon.

(Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jun 2005

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KNIGHT

MARIETTA L. LYON KNIGHT (20 Nov 1822 - 22 Aug 1900)

Newspaper: Unknown
Surnames: KNIGHT, LYON

Mayette L. LYON, widow of the late Prentice D. KNIGHT, died at her home on Park Ave. last evening after a long illness with heart disease. Deceased was in the 78th yr. of her age and had been a resident of Medina nearly 40 yrs. Mrs. KNIGHT was for many years one of Medina's most popular milliners, retiring from business some years ago, since which time she has led a quiet, retired live, and will be greatly missed by a circle of friends by whom she was greatly beloved.

She is survived by one brother- Andrew J. LYON, of Norwich, N.Y. and two sisters residing in Kansas. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow (Fri.) at 4 o'clock p.m. Rev. Alfred T. Vail officiating.

(Interment in Boxwood Cemetery)

(Submitted by Joan Rumsey; from scrapbook of the late Marietta Breed French Shaeffer)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Apr 2007

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KNOWLES

WILLIAM KNOWLES (19 Jul 1790 - 28 Nov 1871)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Dec. 1871
Surnames: KNOWLES, BALDWIN, CRIPPEN

KNOWLES--Died at Knowlesville, Orleans county, N. Y., November 28th, 1871, at 5 o'clock P. M., Deacon William KNOWLES, aged eighty-one years four months and nine days. Thus in the maturity of his years, and after a long life devoted to noble works and Christian charities, has peacefully passed away this noble friend of man and faithful servant to the Most High.

William Knowles was born in Sandersfield, Berkshire county, Mass., July 19th, 1790. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the town of Ridgeway, and settled here in January 1815(?). He immediately took up and articled 341(?) acres of land where the village of Knowlesville is now situated, and which was named in his honor. He built a log cabin and commenced the improvement of his farm. In November, 1815(?), he went back to Massachusetts, and in January, 1815(?), was married to Miss Mary BALDWIN, with whom he returned to Knowlesville.

In 1823 he built the first frame house in Knowlesville, and in the same year built the first warehouse in this place, and bought and shipped the first boatload of wheat shipped from Orleans county.

In 1830 the brick church in Knowlesville was erected. For this purpose Mr. KNOWLES contributed one-half the necessary funds. Mr. and Mrs. KNOWLES united with the Presbyterian church in 1820, the first religious society organized in Ridgeway; and for nearly forty years he had been a ruling elder in that church.

Mr. Knowles has never had children, but has brought up and educated seven or eight children of others. To one of these, Rev. I. 0. Fillmore, he gave a liberal education, sending him to college and theological schools; preparing and fitting him for the ministry; besides making him a generous allowance of means, for which Mr. Filmore gave the filial devotion and more than gratitude of a son, though he was absent in California at the death of his benefactor.

Mr. KNOWLES was twice married. His first wife died April 2d, 1861. He afterwards married Miss Mary CRIPPEN, who survives him. Many of the above facts were originally contributed by the Rev. J. O. Fillmore, to the pioneer history of Orleans county by Judge Thomas.

To the public Mr. KNOWLES was distinguished for his benevolence and Christian charity. He was for years the largest contributor to his church. He never failed to respond to every appeal of Christian enterprise or private benevolence. He has often asked the writer of this article, if he knew of any case of private want, which he was ready to releve. Christian and other benevolent acts were the practices of his life. He sought out distress that he might relieve it. He lived plainly, and devoted all of his surplus income to the cause of that Master whom it was his delight to serve; but he served him in no spirit of vain glory, but marked diffidence and distrust of his own merits. His character placed him at the head of the community in which he lived, and which through a long life he had so ably assisted in building up. He lived consistently, and practiced to the best ot his ability the principles of his Master. His heart was always in the right place, and his private life was marked by kindness and generous liberality to his family. His character was therefore of the highest order. Love for his family, love for the community in which he lived, and reverence for him whose cause he had served for over fifty years, were its simple and beautiful elements.

His life was temperate and his health unusually good; but on the night of November 24th he had a severe attack of disease of the heart or its blood vessels. After great suffering, and expecting death before morning, he slowly rallied his strength. His neighbors gathered around him, and as soon as able to speak he remarked he wished he was on the other side of the river. He then quoted from John xiv, 2. “’In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you.’ I go to prepare a place for you,” and expressed a desire to be received into one of the mansions of his Heavenly Father. For five days after this attack he seemed to gradually recover, and was able to be about, but was again seized on the afternoon of November 28th with faintness and became unconscious, and in half an hour, without a struggle, passed peacefully away.

(Interment in Knowlesville Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Aug 2005

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KOCH

AUGUSTA KRUGER KOCH (Mar 1845 – 4 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; 8 Apr 1920
Surnames: KOCH, KRUGER, MUESEBECK

Mrs. Augusta KOCH died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MUESEBECK, at Brockport, Sunday morning, April 4th. Mrs. KOCH had been for a long time a resident of Shelby Center. The body was brought to Medina and funeral service held at the Trinity Evangelic Lutheran church yesterday afternoon. The interment was at Shelby Basin Cemetery. (North Shelby Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 8 May 2014

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KOFFMAN

LOUIS KOFFMAN (1870 - 27 Jan 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Jan. 28, 1949
Surnames: KOFFMAN, COTRISS, KRAWCZYK, SKOMSKI, WASIERSKI

Louis KOFFMAN, 76, died last night at the Medina Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. Born in Poland, Mr. KOFFMAN came to this country fifty years ago, and for the past few years had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Chester WASIERSKI, 512 Eagle Street.

Surviving are his wife, Rose; three daughters, Mrs. Augustus SKOMSKI of Middleport, Mrs. Thomas COTRISS and Mrs. Chester WASIERSKI of Medina; one son, George KOFFMAN of Medina; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Thibault Funeral Home, South Main Street, from where funeral services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Monday morning, and at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 28 Mar 2002

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KOHLER

GEORGE KOHLER (1853 - 2 Apr 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/4/1923
Surnames: KOHLER, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT

Word was received Monday of the death at Mirror, Alberta, Can., of George KOHLER, 70 years old, a former resident of Orleans and Niagara Counties. When a young man he went to the Dakotas, later locating in Alberta. He was a farmer and owned one of the largest pieces of farm land in the northwest country. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity.

The body will be brought to Lockport for burial in Disinger’s Cemetery, town of Royalton. One sister, Mrs. Sarah WILLIAMS of the County Line Road, survives. Mrs. Ben D. WRIGHT and Miss Mildred KOHLER of Lockport were nieces of the deceased.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 14, 2001


MARIA AMELIA MORSE KOHLER (1850 - 10 Nov 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune, Thurs, Nov 18, 1920
Surnames: KOHLER, MORSE

Maria A. KOHLER, widow od rhe late Daniel M. KOHLER, died at the home of her son, Roy C. KOHLER, of Lockport, N.Y., Novembr 10th, 1920. She is survived by one son, Roy C. KOHLER. Funeral services were held Friday at 1 P.M., from her home at West Shelby, N.Y., Rev. John Clark officiating. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 22 Aug 2005


MILDRED IRENE KOHLER - (1878 - April 9, 1923)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/10/1923
Surnames: KOHLER, WRIGHT, FULLER

Miss Mildred KOHLER of Lockport, formerly of West Shelby, passed away Tuesday evening, after two years’ illness. She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Howard KOHLER of Medina; two sisters, Mrs. Ben D. WRIGHT of Lockport, with whom she made her home; Mrs. George N. FULLER of Medina; two nephews, H. Remington KOHLER of Cornell University; and E. Elwyn FULLER of Medina, and a large circle of friends.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 14, 2001


WINIFRED M. REMINGTON KOHLER (1868 - 21 Jan 1931)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 Jan 1931
Surnames: KOHLER, REMINGTON, GOLDSMITH

Mrs. Howard KOHLER, of Frank street, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, of heart trouble, aged 62 years. Deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Remington, of Rochester, one brother, Dr. REMINGTON and a sister, Mrs. Bessie GOLDSMITH, both of Rochester. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 10 Oct 2011

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KONESKI

EDWARD JOHN KONESKI (23 Mar 1894 - 21 Feb 1948)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Feb 22, 1948
Surnames: KONESKI, BOARD, COTRISS, MUSSO, ORGANISCIAK, SEVENSKI, ZATKOWSKI

Edward John KONESKI, 53, of 724 Church Street, World War 1 veteran, died last night in the Veteran’s Hospital, Batavia, where he had been a patient since Thursday night. Mr. KONESKI had been in ill health for the past 25 years.

Born in Medina March 23, 1894, he was the son of the late George and Hedwig KONESKI. During World War 1 Mr. KONESKI saw service in France with the 318th. Field Battalion. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart Society, and also a member of the James P. Clark Post of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Veronica MUSSO of Albion, and Mrs. Millicent BOARD of Medina; one grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie ORGANISCIAK of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Margaret ZATKOWSKI of Lockport, and Mrs. Ester SEVENSKI and Mrs. Mary COTRISS of Medina; and three brothers, Peter KONESKI of Buffalo, and Frank and Joseph KONESKI of Medina.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Avenue, and at 9 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 12, 2001


ELEANOR KONESKI (1903 - 10 Dec 1949)
VIRGINIA E. KONESKI (1926 - 10 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., 12 Dec 1949
Surnames: KASPRZAK, KONESKI, KRAWCZYK, LEWANDOWSKI.

Funeral Arranged For Medina Women Killed In Saturday Accident, Two Critically Hurt - Auto Struck By Train At Getzville Crossing

Funeral services were arranged today for two Medina women, mother and daughter, who were instantly killed Saturday afternoon in a train and auto collision on a small New York Central crossing east of Buffalo on Millersport Highway, while the condition of two other occupants of the car, a Medina man and an Albion man, was still reported as critical in Sisters Hospital, Buffalo.

The dead, Mrs. Eleanor KONESKI, about 45, and her daughter, Virginia, 23, both of 312 Commercial St. were removed to the Thibault Funeral Home here and services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 from the funeral home, and 10 a. m. from Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

The injured, Frank KONESKI, 21, son of the dead woman, and Raymond LEWANDOWSKI, 23, of Albion, fiancé of the dead girl, remains in Sisters Hospital today. The condition of KONESKI is still reported as poor. He suffered fractures of the neck, both legs and hip, severe cuts over the eye, internal injuries and possibly a fractured skull, while Lewandowski sustained broken facial bones, shock and injuries to the spleen, kidneys and liver. The latter may also have suffered a fractured skull.

Mrs. KONESKI received a crushed chest, fractures of the neck, both legs and left wrist, while her daughter suffered a crushed chest and fractures of the skull, both legs and pelvis. All occupants of the car were thrown clear of the machine by the impact except Miss KONESKI who was wedged inside.

The single-track railroad is used only twice daily, and the train, which hit the KONESKI auto, was comprised of only a diesel locomotive and two cars. Engineer was W. W. DAWSON, 54, of Batavia. The group in the car were returning from a shopping trip to Buffalo in preparation for the scheduled marriage of Miss KONESKI and LEWANDOWSKI next month.

Surviving Mrs. KONESKI are her husband, Frank; three other sons, Felix, Theodore and Francis, all of Medina; a sister, Sophie KASPRZAK of Buffalo, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives in Poland from which country Mrs. KONESKI came to the U. S in 1920.

(BOTH Buried - Sacred Heart Cemetery) Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 23 Mar, 2002


FRANCIS KONESKI (1928 - 15 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., 16 Dec 1949
Surnames: KONESKI, LEWANDOWSKI.

Young Medina Man loses fight For Life Following Accident
Death late yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the third passenger of the ill-fated car that was struck by a New York Central engine on the Millersport Highway last Saturday afternoon. Frank KONESKI, 21, died as a result of his injuries in Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, where he was taken following the crash.

The dead youth's father, Frank KONESKI, and his brother, Felix, were at the bedside when the young man died. Killed when the accident occurred were the mother of Mr. KONESKI, Mrs. Eleanor KONESKI, and his sister, Virginia.

The Medina young man has been in a serious condition since the accident and little hopes held for his recovery. The other passenger of the car Raymond LEWANDOWSKI of Albion, was less seriously hurt and his recovery is expected.

Young KONESKI is survived by his father, Frank, and two brothers, Felix and Theodore. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the Thibault Funeral Home, and at 10 o'clock from Sacred Heart Church, the Rev. Anthony KRAWCZYK officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 23 Mar, 2002


KATHLEEN LINNETTE KONESKI (d. 12 Feb 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., 13 Feb 1951)
Surnames: HUTCHISON, KONESKI

Kathleen Linnette KONESKI, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil KONESKI of Medina, expired suddenly yesterday at Medina Memorial Hospital.

Surviving the infant are her parents, several brothers and sisters, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt HUTCHISON, and a grandfather, Frank KONESKI.

Private funeral services will be held from the THIBAULT Funeral Home, S. Main St., Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 09 Apr 2002

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KOPP

CHARLES FREDERICK KOPP (11 May 1901 - 8 Apr 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Thurs., Apr. 8, 1954
Surnames: KOPP, SNELL, AMOS, ETZOLD

The death of Charles Frederick KOPP, 52, 218 Pearl Street, well known appliance dealer and repair man, occurred in the Medina Memorial Hospital at 5:30 a.m. today. Mr. KOPP suffered a stroke while at the Medina Moose Club shortly after five o’clock last night. He had been in ill health for a number of years.

Born in Akron, N.Y., May 11, 1901, his parents were the late Frederick and Libby SNELL KOPP. He came to Medina 21 years ago and for a number of years was identified with the Niagara Mohawk Power Co. in their Merchandising Dept. When this company discontinued this branch of their business Mr. KOPP entered business for himself which he continued since that time.

He was a member of the Medina Methodist Chuch, the Medina Lodge of Moose, Medina Lodge of Elks, Orleans Lodge I.O.O.F. of which he was a past noble grand; Medina Chamber of Commerce and Medina Conservation Club.

Surviving are his widow, Alta AMOS KOPP, a daughter, Judy and son, James; one sister, Mrs. Harry ETZOLD and three brothers, Louis, Lester and Leonard, all of Akron; also several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, from where services will be held Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Reginald CORY will officiate and burial will be in Millville Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 16 Jun 2002

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KOSSUTH

RANDALL KOSSUTH (9 Jun 1959 - 26 Jun 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; about June 29, 1959
Surnames: KOSSUTH, DOODY, FORD, DAVIS, BRASKEY

Randall KOSSUTH, 17-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Charlene (DOODY) KOSSUTH of Batavia died recently in Strong Memorial Hospital. He was born June 9. Survivors besides his parents include his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew KOSSUTH of Batavia, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ford of Medina; great-grandmothers Mrs. Stephen FORD and Mrs. Beatrice BRASKEY, both of Medina; also several aunts and uncles.

Burial occurred yesterday at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 19 Jan 2003

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KOTERAS

JOSEPH KOTERAS (15 Feb 1864 - 10 Oct 1955)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Tues., Oct. 11, 1955
Surnames: KOTERAS, MENCLEWICZ, PLEJACHOWSKI, HOFFMAN, BALCERZAK, PRONATH, O’BRIEN

Funeral services will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for Joseph KOTERAS Sr., 91, whose death occurred Monday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Francis MENCLEWICZ, 508 Eagle St. They will be preceded by prayer services in the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St., where the body is resting, at 9:15 a.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mr. KOTERAS, a retired farmer, had been in ill health for a number of years and formerly lived on the Hoffman Rd. He was born in Poland Feb. 15, 1864. His wife, Katherine PLEJACHOWSKI KOTERAS died 27 years ago. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Sacred Heart Society.

Surviving him besides Mrs. Francis MENCLEWICZ are the following four daughters, Mrs. John HOFFFMAN; Mrs. Anthony BALCERZAK, Mrs. Henry PRONATH of Medina and Mrs. Frank O’BRIAN of Buffalo; four sons, Edward, Walter, Thomas and Joseph Jr., of Medina. Twenty-five grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Aug 2002

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KOTOW

MICHAEL KOTOW (11 Aug 1888 - 9 Jan 1933)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 12 Jan 1933
Surnames: KOTOW, SHIMMEL

Michael KOTOW, aged 45 years, died Monday at the home of his cousin, Kostanty SHIMMEL on Railroad street, of pneumonia. He was an employee of the Medina Foundry Co. The funeral was held this Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 9 Jan 2006

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KOZLOSKI

EDWARD KOZLOSKI (1917 - 17 Apr 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Mon., Apr. 19, 1954
Surnames: KOZLOSKI, KLINO, KIRKPATRICK, DOODY

Edward KOZLOSKI, 37, North Gravel Road, died Saturday in a Rochester Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in Medina he was the son of Anna and the late George KOZLOSKI.

Surviving besides his mother are four sisters, Mrs. Roy KLINO of Middleport, Miss Rose KOZLOSKI of West Palm Beach, Florida, Mrs. Robert KIRKPATRICK of Cheektowaga and Mrs. Bernice DOODY of Medina; four brothers, Leo and Thomas of Medina, John of Wolcottsville and Francis of Norfolk, Virginia; also several nieces and nephews.

Prayer services will be held at 9:30 Tuesday morning from the Thibault Funeral Home, followed by Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church at ten o’clock. Burial will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County GenWeb staff, 16 Jun 2002


STEPHEN S. KOZLOSKI (1905 - 25 Jul 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: KOZLOSKI, KLINO

Hanging himself in the attic of his Gravel road home, the lifeless body of Stephen KOZLOSKI, 38, was discovered by members of the family shortly after he had taken his own life Sunday afternoon. Police were called at 7:00 o’clock last night and notified Dr. L. F. WATERS, coroner, who issued a certificate of death by suicide while temporarily insane. Mr. KOZLOSKI had been in an irrational mood for sometime and had spent a period in a state institution for mental cases. He was employed here by the Jamestown Royal Furniture Co. on Orient street.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna KOZLOSKI, with whom he made his home; five brothers, Leo of Medina; Thomas, serving in the U.S. Army overseas; Edward of Lockport; John of Akron, and Francis of New York City and four sisters, Mrs. Mary KLINO of Middleport; Rita of Buffalo; Gerturude(sic) of Rochester, and Berniece(sic) of Medina.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29th, at 8:30 from his late home and at nine o’clock in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Sep 25, 2001


WILLIAM KOZLOWSKI (1872 - 20 Apr 1908)

Newspaper: The Medina Daily Journal; Wed. 22 Apr 1908
Surnames: KOZLOWSKI

The funeral of William Coloski (KOZLOWSKI), formerly of this place, a polish man 36 years old, single, occurred from St. Mary's Church at 9 o'clock this morning. He had been employed in the Eastman Kodak works at Rochester for several years.

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 27 Jan 2009

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KRAATZ

ROY KRAATZ (1900 - 28 Sep 1904)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune, Thurs. 29 Sept. 1904
Surnames: KRAATZ

A sad tragedy occurred Saturday evening at about 5 o’clock about four miles north of this place on the farm of A. J. Skinner, when Herbert Keenan, a farm employe of Mr. Skinner, accidentally shot five-year old son of Charles KRATZ, who occupies Skinner’s tenement house. Keenan has been practicing at a target with a repeating rifle and had just lowered it to reload. He had put in the forward bullet and was about to insert the second when the rifle was discharged, the contents stricking young KRATZ, who had been watching him, in the abdomen. Drs. Munson and Scott were summoned. The lad is in a precarious condition, and is not expected to live. Keenan is prostrated with grief. Later - The boy died yesterday.

(Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 23 Dec 2005

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KREIWATIS

GEORGE J. KREIWATIS (8 Nov 1930 - 18 Mar 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., March 19, 1958
Surnames: KREIWATIS, BRUSKI

See Charles W. ANDERSON obit.

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KRET

MICHAEL KRET (1877 - 10 Dec 1922)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 12/11/1922

Surnames: KRET, MACK, ECCLESTON

Michael Kret, 45 years old, was instantly killed at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon when he attempted to assist the driver of the automobile, in which he was riding, to steer and sent the car into the ditch, where it overturned.

Kret, who is tenant farmer on the John Lattin farm, a mile east of Waterport, was riding with John Mack, 25 years old, south of Kenyonville, in the town of Carlton, when the accident occurred. Mack, who was only slightly injured, told Coroner Arthur L. Eccleston of Waterport, that Kret grabbed at the wheel, which sent the car into the ditch. Kret's neck was broken. Kret’s body was removed to Albion and an inquest will be held today by Dr. Eccleston. Kret leaves a wife and two children.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 4, 2001

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KROMPART

HARRY T. KROMPART (30 Jan 1868 - 16 Jan 1951)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Jan. 16, 1951
Surnames: KROMPART, HALEY, NELSON

Harry T. KROMPART, 83, former Medinan, active in local music circles, died suddenly this morning as he was tuning a piano in a Kenmore home. Though he had moved to Buffalo about 28 years ago, he maintained many friends here. Death took him as he was engaged in his trade of piano tuning, a circumstance which he had wished for in passing conversation.

A son, Percy H. KROMPART, resides in Medina at 210 William Street. Born in Brantford, Ont., Canada, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry KROMPART and came to Medina early in his lifetime. He was a Methodist lay preacher in the Genesee Conference and had appeared in Medina pulpits as well as others throughout Western New York. He was a member of Riverside Kiwanis Club.

Surviving in addition to his son, Percy, in Medina, are two sisters, Mrs. Edward HALEY of Ancastor, Ontario, and Mrs. Frank NELSON of Dundas, Ont., and a brother, Ezra, of Rochester. Also surviving are four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hartt Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., where services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in Boxwood Cemetery.

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 May 2003


WILLIAM J. KROMPART (May 1877 - 1 Sep 1933)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tuesday Sep 5, 1933, Page 1
Surnames: KROMPART, HALEY, MORGAN, NELSON

KROMPART Funeral Conducted Sunday William J. KROMPART, who died suddenly Friday night in his home on William Street, was buried in Lynhaven Cemetery Sunday afternoon, following services at the late home, the Rev Fred Mittlefebidt officiating. He was 55 years old.

A member of Levan and Krompart, furniture dealers for more than 30 years, Mr. KROMPART had recently established a smaller furniture store following the dissolution of the partnership in the spring. He came to Medina from Dundas, Ontario and was employed first by A. W. Tripp in the furniture and undertaking business and then by Holdridge, Hart & Hill.

He is survived by his widow (Irene); two sons, Hubert of Medina and Leland of Buffalo and a daughter, Mrs James MORGAN of Rochester; two grandsons and three granddaughter; also four brothers, Albert of Dundas, Ontario, Ezra of Rochester; Harry T of Buffalo; Wesley of California and two sisters, Mrs. Edward HALEY of Ancaster, Ontario and Mrs. Frank NELSON of Dundas, Ontario.

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KRUEGER / KRUGER

AUGUSTA REIMER KRUGER (25 Apr 1867 - 4 Oct 1941)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal-Register; Mon., 6 Oct. 1941
Surnames: KRUGER, DONAHUE, EGLESTON, REIMER, SCHLEGEL, WAHL

Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta KRUGER, a resident of Albion for 35 years, who died at the Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital Saturday morning were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the funeral home at 134 East State Street, Albion.

A member of the Baptist Church, Mrs. KRUGER leaves four daughters, Mrs. Wallace EGLESTON, Albion; Mrs. Chester WAHL, Albion; Mrs. R H. SCHLEGEL, Rochester, and Mrs. Joseph DONAHUE, Lockport; two sons, John of Albion and William of Lockport; also nine grandchildren. Burial was at Beechwood Cemetery, Kendall.

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CAROLINE BEHREND KRUEGER (Dec 1866 - 23 Dec 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., 27 Dec 1949
Surnames: KRUEGER, BEHREND

Albion - Funeral services were held here today for the late Mrs. Caroline B. KRUEGER, 83 year old Albion woman, who died Friday of asphyxiation during a fire in her Hamilton Street home. Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

Mrs. KRUEGER's lifeless body was discovered by two of her neighbors, Frank Petronio and Carl Long, who, observing smoke coming from her house, broke in the front door, which they found locked. The body was on the floor in the doorway between her combination living room and bedroom and the kitchen. Police Chief McCabe stated that Mrs. KRUEGER had apparently taken care of the fire in the living room stove and dropped some hot coals on the floor. A hole was burned in the floor between the stove and the bed, and the bed-clothes were burned.

Mrs. KRUEGER was the widow of Arthur KRUEGER and was born in Germany. She leaves two sons, Elmer KRUEGER of Eagle Harbor and Richard KRUEGER of East Rochester; three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and two brothers, William BEHREND of Kendall and Fred BEHREND of Kent, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

(NOTE: Newspaper had two spellings of name incorrect spellings KRUGAR & KRUGER. The name was corrected.)

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KRUSICK

ANDREW KRUSICK (1883 - 21 Jul 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Wed., July 22, 1953
Surnames: KRUSICK

The death of Andrew KRUSICK, 70, a native of Russia, occurred yesterday in the Medina Memorial Hospital following a long illness. The deceased came to the United States in 1914 and worked for a number of years in Lackawanna. He came to Medina in 1937 and worked for the New York Central Rail Road for a number of years, later being employed by A. L. Swett Iron Works.

Prayer services will be held from the Barnes-Tuttle Funeral Home on Friday, July 24, with services in St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. The Very Rev. Henry SHAW will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KRYSINSKI

ANNA DEMBSKI KRYSINSKI (Jul 1853 - 1 Jan 1933)

Newspaper: Orleans Republican, Albion; Jan. 4, 1933
Surnames: KRYSINSKI, DEMBSKI, KOWALSKI, STUCKO, JAWORSKI, MARTINOWSKI

Mrs. Anna KRYSINSKI, 80, died Sunday at her home in this village. She is survived by two brothers, Leo DEMBSKI of Buffalo and Stephen DEMBSKI of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Agnes KOWALSKI of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Mary STUCKO and Mrs. Julia JAWORSKI of Albion, Mrs. Pearl MARTINOWSKI of Medina; three sons, Stanley KRYSINSKI of Geneva, Felix of Medina and Vincent of Greece; fourteen grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at nine o’clock this morning from St. Mary's Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mark Rustay Feb 17, 2002

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KUBATEK

JOSEPH KUBATEK (1891 - 29 May 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, May 30, 1949
Surnames: KUBATEK, SCHULTZ, SHELDON, McCAULEY

Joseph KUBATEK, 58, of 308 Commercial Street, died early Sunday morning in the Medina Memorial Hospital where he was admitted a few hours previous. The Medina emergency ambulance administered oxygen at his home prior to taking him to the hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Waldemar, Stanley, and Francis KUBATEK; four daughters, Mrs. Florence SCHULTZ, Mrs. Bernice SHELDON, Mrs. Helen McCAULEY, and Mrs. Adeline SCHULTZ; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock from his late home, and at 10 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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JUNE KUBATEK (Jun 1948 - 28 Jan 1950)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, May 30, 1949
Surnames: KUBATEK, CELMER

June KUBATEK, nineteen-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar KUBATEK, 504 North Academy Street, died Saturday evening in the Medina Memorial Hospital. Besides her parents, the child is survived by her twin sister, Janice; two brothers, Robert and Richard; and her grandmothers, Mrs. KUBATEK of Medina, and Mrs. CELMER of Albion; also several aunts and uncles.

The body is resting at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. KUBATEK, 308 Commercial Street. Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KUHN

CLARK E. KUHN (1933 - 22 Jul 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., July 23, 1959
Surnames: KUHN, YUNGFLEISCH, MAREK, CARLSON

Death came on the highway late last night for an Albion man when his car came together almost head-on with another on County House Rd. east of Millville. The Sheriffs Dept. s aid Clark E. KUHN, 26-year old son of Lloyd KUHN, highway superintendent for the Town of Albion, was killed instantly in the accident.

KUHN, who lived on Transit Rd., RD Albion, was driving east alone in a 1958 model auto, the investigators learned. The spot was about a quarter-mile east of Millville and near where the road makes a short curve, at the top of a hill. KUHN’s machine struck nearly head-on with one driven by Delbert A. Walck, 18, of 232 W. Center St., Medina, who was only slightly injured and not hospitalized.

KUHN died of neck lacerations that apparently severed the jugular vein. Walck suffered only a cut on the forehead and brush burns. Walck's passengers were 14-year-old John L. Sander of 157 State St., Medina, who suffered only a bump on the head, and 17-year-old Edmund E. Sander, of the same address, who suffered a bloody nose and reported a piece of glass in one eye. KUHN’s car and the other both were badly wrecked along the left sides and both were sent off the road into fields by the crash. None were apparently thrown from the machines. Coroner John Ellis of Albion pronounced Kuhn dead at the scene. The mishap took place at about 11:55 p.m., Sheriff John Williams said.

The accident victim was a native of Albion RD., living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd KUHN on the Transit Road. He attended the Albion schools and was graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1951. He had been employed by the Henry Keeler Construction Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of Albion Lodge of Elks and Hart Hose Company.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Lloyd of Medina and Arnold of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Carl YUNGFLEISCH, Albion and Mrs. Julius MAREK, Waterport, his maternal grandrnother, Mrs. Albertine CARLSON of Albion and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received at the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, Ingersoll Street, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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LEONARD KUHN (1825 - 28 Jan 1911)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 2 Feb 1911
Surnames: KUHN

Leonard KUHN died at his home in this village on Sunday last, aged 86 years. He leaves three sons. The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon, with interment in West Ridgeway Cemetery.

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RUSSELL KUHN ( - 15 Apr 1920)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 22 April 1920
Surnames: KUHN

Russell KUHN, of Albion, was killed Thursday when a Ford touring car he was driving was struck by a west bound passenger train on the New York Central railroad north of Canandaigua. Death was instantaneous, the man's skull having been fractured. His car was reduced to wreckage.

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KUJAWA

DONNA LEE KUJAWA (1946 - 13 Apr 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., April 13, 1953
Surnames: KUJAWA

Donna Lee KUJAWA, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester KUJAWA of 130 Worthy Ave., died at Medina Memorial Hospital at 1 p.m. today, a few minutes after she was admitted. The youngster was taken ill over the week end. Funeral arrangements are being made at the Thibault Funeral Home, S. Main St.


Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal April 14, 1953

Private funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the Thibault Funeral Home for Donna Lee KUJAWA, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester KUJAWA, Worthy Avenue, whose death occurred Monday in the Medina Memorial Hospital following a short illness. The Very Rev. Henry B. SHAW, paster of St. Mary's Church, officiated and burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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FRANK E. KUJAWA (AKA SMITH) (1893 - 5 Mar 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Fri., Mar. 6, 1953
Surnames: KUJAWA, MIX

The death of Frank E. KUJAWA (aka SMITH), 59, well known Medina resident ocurred last evening in his home, 309 Commercial Street. Death followed a long illness. The deceased was born in Medina and had spent his entire life here. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of Sacred Heart Society and was last employed by Taylor Bros.

Surviving are his wife, Stella; three sons, Sylvester B. of Buffalo; Raymond M. at home and 1st Lt. Donald F. in Germany and two daughters, Mrs. Irene MIX and Miss Dorothy KUJAWA, both of Medina; two brothers, Peter of Medina and George of Alden, N.Y., two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Cleary Funeral Home, where the body is resting and from where prayer services will be held at 9:30 a. m. Monday, March 9. Services will be held in Sacred Heart Church at 10 a. m. The Rev. Anthony CIECHANSKI will officiate and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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GEORGE J. KUJAWA (AKA SMITH) (1899 - 24 Jul 1956)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, July 25, 1956
Surnames: KUJAWA, SMITH

George (aka SMITH) KUJAWA, 57, a native of Medina and for the past 15 years residing in Buffalo, died yesterday in Meyer Memorial Hospital in that city at the climax of a long illness. Before leaving Medina to live in Buffalo, he had been employed at the Niagara Sprayer & Chem. Co. in Middleport. He is survived by a brother, Peter KUJAWA, 309 Commercial St., Medina, and several nieces and nephews.

Prayer services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., with services at 10 o’clock from Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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MARCYANNA JOBELUSKI KUJAWA (Dec 1870 - 4 Oct 1943)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: KUJAWA, RAYMONDJACK, NOWAK, ANDREWS

The death of Mrs. Marcyanna KUJAWA, widow of Anthony KUJAWA, occurred late yesterday afternoon at her home, 133 Stork street, after a long illness. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, and of the Rosary Society of tbe church.

Surviving are six sons, Edward, Michael, John, and Barney KUJAWA of Medina, Pvt. Stephen KUJAWA, stationed with the U. S. Army in California, and Walter KUJAWA of Albion; four daughters, Mrs. Vincent RAYMONDJACK, Mrs. John NOWAK and Miss Martha KUJAWA of Medina, and Miss Emma KUJAWA of Buffalo; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Esther ANDREWS of Medina.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from her late residence, and at 9:00 o’clock at Sacred Heart Church, with Rev. Max T. Bogacki officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Sep 25, 2001


MARIANA PARADA KUJAWA (1857 - 3 Aug 1890)

Newspaper: Medina Tribune; Thurs., 7 Aug 1890
Surnames: KUJAWA, PARADA, NOWACKI

Sad Drowning Accident
Sunday afternoon, about four o'clock, Mariana KUJAWA, a Polish woman, was drowned in the canal. Her husband and son were in a small boat with her and had rowed down the canal about two miles for the purpose of landing a neighbor. On their return, at a point near Hastings' bridge, they met a double lumber boat which made such waves that it overturned the light row boat and threw the occupants into the water. The husband swam ashore with the child and was returning for his wife when she went under. She was thirty-one years of age. Coroner Munson did not deem an inquest necessary."

(NOTE: Mariana's maiden name was printed in the article. She was actually Mariana A. (Parada) Kujawa, the first wife of Anthony Kujawa, and the daughter of John Parada and Kate Nowacki. She was survived by two children, Kate, 6 and Edward, 3.)

(Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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MARY M. KWIATKOWSKI KUJAWA (Jul 1899 - 10 Mar 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Mon., Mar. 10, 1952
Surnames: KUJAWA, KWIATKOWSKI, SUHALLA, CRAMB, JOHNSON

Mrs. Michael (Mary M.) KUJAWA, 52, died suddenly at her home, 211 Gravel Rd., early this morning. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Stanley SUHALLA, Albany; Mrs. Harold CRAMB, Rochester, and Marcia, at home; one son, Hubert, at home; one grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Katherine KWIATKOWSKI; one sister, Mrs. Edward JOHNSON Medina, and five brothers, Steven, Izydor and Leo of Lyndonville, Stanley of Dundee, John of Rochester.

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member and secretary of the Ladies Rosary Society of that church. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Lincoln Post.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 from her late home and at 10 o’clock in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony CIECHANSKI officiating.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KULPA

ESTELLA VICTORIA RADZYMSKI KULPA ( 1885 - 3 Dec 1957)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Tues., Dec. 3, 1957
Surnames: KULPA, KOZLOSKI, KUSPA, HURISH, KARPENSKI, MANZELL, RADZYMSKI

Mrs. Estella KULPA, 73, of 557 East Ave., died this morning at the Casey Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Albion, Mrs. KULPA had lived in this vicinity most of her life time. For a number of years she and her husband managed a farm on the Oregon Road. Mr. KULPA died a year ago. Mrs. KULPA was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving are one son, John KOZLOSKI of Medina; four sisters, Mrs. Anna KUSPA of Medina, Mrs. Stephen HURISH and Mrs. Helen KARPENSKIi of Auburn, and Mrs. Nellie MANZELL of Niagara Falls. Also two brothers, Joseph RADZYMSKI of Medina and Anthony RADZYMSKI of Albion; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Thibault Funeral Home from where a prayer service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a requiem mass at 10:00 at the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Joseph J. RYDZ will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KURDZIEL

ANDREW KURDZIEL (1880 - 3 May 1942)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Mon., May 4, 1942
Surnames: KURDZIEL

Andrew KURDZIEL, 61, of Gulf street, died early Sunday morningin an Albion Hospital. Born in Russia, Mr. KURDZIEL has resided here for many years.

He is survived by his wife ((Tillie); one daughter, Sophie, of Medina; four sons, Frank of California, Adam, with Co F and Edmund and Henry of MEdina; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from Cleary Funeral Home, 232 Park Avemue, Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock, and from Sacred Heart Church at 9:00 o'clock. Rev. Max T. Bogacki will officiate, and burieal will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery

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KURKOSKI

NELLIE KURKOSKI (1879 - 22 Jan 1954)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, probably Mon., Jan. 25, 1954
Surnames: KURKOSKI, GURZENSKI, TUOHEY, KOEPSEL

Mrs. Nellie KURKOSKI, 74, widow of John KURKOSKI, died Friday afternoon at the Casey Nursing Home, W. Center St., where she had been a patient for the last two months. Mrs. KURKOSKI was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Ladies Rosary Society of that church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mary GURZENSKI and Mrs. Catherine TUOHEY, both of Medina, and Veronica KOEPSEL of Middleport. Also a son, Walter of North Tonawanda, 11 grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cleary Funeral Home, Park Ave., and at 10 am. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KUSMIERCZAK

ANTHONY P. KUSMIERCZAK (1913 - 23 Nov 1932)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Mon., Nov. 28, 1932
Surnames: KUSMIERCZAK

The funeral services for Anthony P. KUSNIERCZAK, 19 years old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KUSNIERCZAK were held at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Church with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. The services were attended by a large number of people. The floral tokens were beautiful and numerous.

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BERNICE KUSMIERCZAK (Jun 1924 - 29 Mar 1939)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: KUSMIERCZAK

Miss Bernice Kusmierczak, 14 year old daughter of Frank Kusmierczak of 113 Stork Street, died yesterday afternoon at her home after a lingering illness. A freshman in Medina high school, she left school in March, 1938. She was born in Medina in June 1924.

Besides her father, she leaves four sisters, Lucille, Mary, Catherine, and Gertrude, all at home; and six brothers, Frank, William, Edward, John, Stanley and Walter, also at home. Funeral services will take place from Sacred Heart Church at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Maximilian T. Bogacki will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Sep 25, 2001


FRANK KUSMIERCZAK, III (Mar 1952 - 29 Apr 1953)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, Tues., April 28, 1953
Surnames: KUSMIERCZAK, BOROWIAK

The death of Frank KUSMIERCZAK III, aged 13 months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank KUSMIERCZAK, Jr., occurred in the family home, 413 East Oak Orchard Street, early today.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Christine and Shirley, and a brother David; also his paternal grandfather, Frank KUSMIERCZAK, Sr. and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward BOROWIAK of Buffalo.

Prayer services will be held in Sacred Heart Church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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STEPHEN KUSMIERCZAK (1883 - 7 Oct 1959)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Thurs., Oct. 8, 1959
Surnames: KUSMIERCZAK, SZYMANSKI, BERNARD

Stephen KUSMIERCZAK, 71, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home, 405 Commercial St., from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born in Poland and came to this country as a young man. His suicide was believed caused by poor health. Mr. KUSMIERCZAK married the former Helen SZYMANSKI in Niagara Falls and they have resided in Medina for the past forty-seven years. He had been employed at A. L. Swett Iron Works and at the Bignall Co. during his lifetime. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Sacred Heart Society.

He is survived by his wife Helen and two grandchildren, Millicent and Allan BERNARD of Medina. Prayer services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St., followed by a funeral mass at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Joseph Rydz will officiate, and burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 30 Jan 2003

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KUSPA

ANNA KUSPA (6 Jan 1873 - 13 Apr 1919)

Newspaper: The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 17 Apr 1919
Surnames: KUSPA, FARRELL

The death of Miss Anna KUSPA aged 46 years occured at the home of her sister, Mrs. William FARRELL, 409 East Center street on Sunday. She is survived by her mother, five brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held on Tuesday at St.Mary's church, interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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EDWARD KUSPA (Jul 1885 - 17 Jul 1945)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal
Surnames: KUSPA, BACON, FARRELL

Edward KUSPA, 59, of North Street, a World War 1 veteran, died yesterday morning at the Veteran’s Facility, the Bronx, N.Y., where he had been transferred from the Veteran’s Hospital in Batavia five days previous. Serving overseas in the first World War, Mr. KUSPA was a member of the Lincoln Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John BACON and Mrs. William FARRELL of Medina; and three brothers, James KUSPA of Medina; Henry KUSPA of Chicago, Ill, and John KUSPA of California.

Funeral services will be held from the O’Reilly Funeral Home, East Center Street, Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock and at St. Mary's Church at 9:00 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

(Taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, Oct 3, 2001


JAMES I. F. KUSPA (Oct 1889 - 8 Nov 1952)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, date: prob. Mon. Nov. 10, 1952
Surnames: KUSPA, COTRISS, WHITE, FARRELL, BACON

Funeral services for James I. F. KUSPA, 63, a native of Medina and for the past 14 years proprietor of Kuspa’s Restaurant three miles west of here, who died unexpectedly Saturday in the Medina Memorial Hospital, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Rev. Anthony A. Ciechanski will officiate. Prayer services will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Thibault Funeral Home, where the body is resting.

Born in Medina his parents were the late John and Mary COTRISS KUSPA. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ann KUSPA; a step-daughter, Mrs. James WHITE; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes FARRELL and Mrs. Lena BACON of Medina, a brother, John KUSPA of California and several nieces and nephews.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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MARY COTRISS KUSPA (Dec 1843 - 4 Apr 1940)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, 4/4/1940
Surnames: KUSPA, ASHER, COTRISS, FARRELL, BACON

The death of Mrs. Mary KUSPA, 97, one of Medina's oldest residents, occurred at her home, 132 North Street, at ten o'clock this morning. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. KUSPA had been active until the past few days.

Born near Warsaw, Poland, Mrs. KUSPA came to the United States 70 years ago. She has been a resident of Medina for the past 60 years and prior to that time had resided in Buffalo and Dunkirk. Her husband, John KUSPA, died in 1905. Mrs. KUSPA was a member of St. Mary's parish.

Surviving are three sons, Edward of Medina, James of Shelby Basin and Henry of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. W.J. (Agnes) FARRELL and Mrs. John (Lena) BACON, both of Medina, and one brother, Lawrence ASHER of Utica.

The body is resting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. FARRELL, 409 East Center Street. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. James Hogan will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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KUTNER

IDA GOODMAN KUTNER (1896 - 21 Oct 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Wed., Oct. 22, 1958
Surnames: KUTNER, GOODMAN, SPIEWAK

Mrs. Ida GOODMAN KUTNER 62, for many years a resident of Albion, died yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia SPIEWAK of New York City, where she has been residing since June of this year. Death followed a long illness.

Mrs. KUTNER, with her husband, Lester KUTNER, operated dress stores in Albion, Medina and Buffalo for a number of years. Starting in Albion 40 years ago they opened a store in Medina which they continued for 25 years and which they discontinued in 1954. They also operated stores in Buffalo which are now operated by their son. KUTNER’s Store continues in Albion. The deceased was a member of Albion Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and of the Beth El Temple of Batavia.

In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by a son, Harold of Buffalo, three grandchildren, two sisters and a brother. A service was held today at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City with burial planned in Philadelphia where Mrs. KUTNER was born.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jan 2003


LESTER KUTNER ( - 22 Nov 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; about Mon., Nov. 24, 1958
Surnames: KUTNER, SPIEWAK

Funeral services were held in Riverside Memorial Chapel, New York City, today for Lester KUTNER 66, former Albion and Medina businessman, who died suddenly on Saturday. Mr. KUTNER’s death followed by a month the passing of his wife, Ida, with whom he was associated in business. Mrs. KUTNER died in New York City on Oct. 21.

Mr. KUTNER‘s body was discovered on the dining room floor of his home, 205 East Bank Street, Albion, by his daughter, Mrs. Sylvia SPIEWAK of New York City, who had been visiting in the KUTNER home. He had been undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.

The KUTNERs had operated a dress shop in Albion for about 30 years, and also conducted a store in Medina for many years but discontinued it five years ago. Mr. KUTNER with his son, Harold, of Buffalo, also operated an automobile sales agency here as well as dress shops in Buffalo. He was a native of Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of Albion Lodge of Masons and Temple Beth El of Batavia.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

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KWIATKOWSKI

JOSEPH KWIATKOWSKI (aka FLOWER) (1875 - 8 Aug 1958)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Fri., Aug. 8, 1958
Surnames: KWIATKOWSKI, STARKWEATHER

Joseph KWIATKOWSKI (FLOWER), 83, of 179 Glenwood Ave. died this morning at home. He was born in Poland and came to America as a young man. He had been employed as a moulder at Butts & Slack, East Avenue Foundry, Central Foundry and Swett Iron Works. Mr. KWIATKOWSKI was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; three sons, Joseph, Bernard and Sylvester, all of Medina; one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Elizabeth) STARKWEATHER; also, one brother Michael, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Prayer services will be held Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. from the Gulinski Funeral Home, 420 Eagle St. Funeral Mass will be said at the Sacred Heart Church 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Rydz officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 13 Jan 2003


MARY ANNA FABISZAK KWIATKOWSKI (1889 - 29 May 1949)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal, abt. Mon., May 30, 1949
Surnames: KWIATKOWSKI, FABISZAK

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary KWIATKOWSKI, 58, of 144 Gulf St., whose death occurred Saturday morning at the Medina Memorial Hospital, were held this morning at Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Francis (?) KWIATKOWSKI, two sons, Chester and Anthony KWIATKOWSKI, all of Medina; and one brother and two sisters in Poland. Mrs. KWIATKOWSKI was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Rosary Society.

( ? Husband's name is listed as Michael in the cemetery records.)

(taken from the Washak scrapbooks)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 4 Apr 2001


ROSALIA KWIATOWSKI (1863 - 8 Dec 1932)

Newspaper: Medina Daily Journal; Sat., Dec. 10, 1932
Surnames: KWIATOWSKI, COTRISH, DEPCZYNSKI, JAWORSKI, NORKOWSKI, RUTKOWSKI, SANTOS

Albion, Dec. 9 - Mrs. Rosalia KWIATOWSKI 69, died yesterday at her home at 44 Brown Street. She is survived by her husband, Martin KWIATOWSKI, three daughters, Mrs. Francis JAWORSKI of Rochester, Mrs. Mary SANTOS of Cleveland and Mrs. Celia COTRISH of Medina; two sons, Frank and Leo NORKOWSKI of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Frances RUTKOWSKI of Albion and Miss Katherine DEPCZYNSKI of Auburn, and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Monday.

(Interment in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery)

Posted by: Orleans County Genweb staff, 26 May 2003


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