Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Johannes Hermann August Kuehl

Unknown Wisconsin newspaper
Oh how I love that name! Gut und German!  He wasn't born in Germany, nor was his father, but a fine German name he was given, and to a ripe old age he lived!  He was going by "John" at the time of his death so that's what's seen in his obituary.  John Kuehl is my husband's great-grandfather.

June 6-1974 - handwritten (unknown which Wisconsin newspaper clipping was published in)

"John Kuehl

John Kuehl, 90, of Route 3, Campbellsport, formerly of Kewaskum, died Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Community Hospital, West Bend.

He was born Sept. 14, 1883, near Theresa.  He married Dora Herman on Nov. 6 1906, at St. Jacob's Church in the Town of Theresa.

Mr. Kuehl was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He farmed in the Town of Wayne for 30 years, in 1947 he moved to Kewaskum where he resided until 1970 and the past four years with a son, Elmer at Route 3, Campbellsport.

Survivors include three sons, Roman and Elmer of Route 3, Campbelsport, [sic] and Marvin of West Bend; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Stean [sic] of Sheboygan Falls; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, William of Milwaukee, Paul of West Bend and Rudy of Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his wife of Feb. 22, 1958, by a son, Lester, during World War II, and a son in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Salem United Church of Christ at Wayne.  The Rev. Timothy Prasad will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Kuehl will be from 4 p.m. Saturday and until 11 a.m. Sunday at Miller's Funeral Home, Kewaskum, and at the church from noon Sunday until the time of services."

John's daughter is listed as Mrs. Leroy Stean, and the surname should be Strean.


  1. I love the German names, too! I just posted an obit for my German 3rd great grandfather, Claus Schlichtmann. Rolls off the tongue nicely!