Cemetery Interments

Walter Albert Kiehne

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Cemetery ....

Status:  Public = Public    
Plot Location:  N-04-10 Section:  N
Plot Status:  Interred Row:  04
Plot Type:  Plot
Date of Interment:  1/10/1921 Grave:  10

Interred ....

Interred Name:  Walter Albert Kiehne
Age:  23 Years, 8 Months, 1 Days SSN:  xxx-xx-
Date of Birth:  5/7/1897 Birth Certificate:  
Place of Birth:  Gordonville, MO
Date of Death:  1/8/1921 Death Certificate:  Kiehne_Walter-Albert_1921.pdf
Place of Death:  Cape Girardeau, MO

Family Pedigree Chart ....



 Charles G Kiehne


 Walter Albert Kiehne




  Dora Hager










 Emma W Eggimann?




 Otto C Kiehne




 William H Kiehne




 Robert Carl Kiehne




 Bertha Louise Kiehne




 Frieda S Weis?




 Alma Thompson?




 C F Kienne






 Sophia W Schlue

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Sex:   Male Race:  Caucasian
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Cause of Death:  Abscess of the Brain

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Occupations:  Garage Worker
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Funeral Home ....

Lorberg Funeral Chapel ~ Crain Funeral Home



Physical Address:

829 N. West End Blvd

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Mailing Address:

829 N. West End Blvd

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701



Phone -

 (573) 335-3223

Website - http://crainsonline.com/

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 (573) 335-6988




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Obituary ....

Saturday, January 8, 1921 in the Southeast Missourian

Young Business Man Taken Ill Sunday While on Visit to Relatives, Lapses Into Unconsciousness Early Today.

Walter Kiehne of Jackson, member of the firm of Kiehne Brothers, automobile dealers, died at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Frieda Hager, 502 South Hanover street in this city, at 12:30 p.m. today.

The ailment from which death occurred baffled the attending physician who treated him, but the cause is believed to have been brain trouble. Mr. Kiehne, with his wife, came to this city from Jackson last Sunday for a visit and while here was seized with pain in his forehead. Later the pain moved to the side and downward to base of his head.

It was thought then that he was suffering from neuralgia, but when his condition grew no better the family became alarmed, all the members being summoned last night when his condition grew critical. At 4 o'clock this morning he lapsed into unconsciousness and remained in that condition until the final summons came.

Kiehne was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Kiehne, retired farmers of Gordonville and a brother of W. H. Kiehne, manager of the Missourian Printing & Stationary Co. He also is survived by three other brothers, Robert, a farmer of near Cape Girardeau, Otto, with whom he was engaged in the auto business in Jackson, and a younger brother at home. Also there are three sisters, Mrs. Robert Eggimann of near Gordonville, Miss Alma of Cape Girardeau, and Miss Frieda, who is teaching school at Thebes.

Mr. Kiehne was a popular young man and his death will cause deep regret throughout the county.

Mr. Kiehne was born on a farm near Gordonville on May 7, 1898. He married to Miss Dora Hager of Cape Girardeau on February 4 of last year.

During the war, Kiehne served with the U. S. Navy and made a splendid record. He got into no active engagement being in the Great Lakes Station and at Charleston, S. C., during the conflict. Following his discharge from the navy he went into the automobile business at Jackson and was making a great success of the undertaking.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Monday, January 10, 1921 in the Southeast Missourian

Death of Young Man SHocks Community.

Walter Kiehne, who died at the home of his wife's mother, Mrs. Frieda Hager, 502 South Hanover street, Saturday, will be buried at Gordonville Tuesday noon, after a short service at the Hager home at 10 o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haupt arrived today for the funeral. Mrs. Haupt being a sister of Mrs. Kiehne. The Haupts had just returned to their home from a Christmas visit here.

The death of this young man came as a shock to many friends throughout the county. He was as fine a specimen of young manhood as could be found anywhere. He was born near Gordonville and spent most of his life there with his parents. When the United States entered the war, Walter enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Great Lakes. Soon after arriving there he was attacked by influenza, being one of the first to take down at that station. The station was not prepared to care for much sickness, and when the boys took sick by the hundreds the doctors had to handle them rapidly. After a day in the hospital, Walter was told to go back to his cot in the barracks, although he was very sick. As he left the hospital he fainted but had to make the best of it. After a time his condition was so unsatisfactory that he was sent to Charleston, S. C., for treatment, but he never fully recovered.

Last Wednesday, while visiting at his wife's home, he went hunting with several friends. That night he went to his home in Jackson and the next day complained of pains in his head. He had suffered frequent spells of severe headache since the attack of influenza and a recurrence of the headache caused no alarm. He was unable to work and came back to the Hager home Sunday. From that time until he died, his condition grew worse and his death resulted from an affection of the brain.

Walter Kiehne was a splendid young man whose short period on earth will leave a lasting impress for good and whose memory will be an inspiration to his family and friends.

Newspapers Published:
Saturday, January 8, 1921 in the Southeast Missourian
Monday, January 10, 1921 in the Southeast Missourian

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Book: Celebrating 100 Years in Christ 1899-1999
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