Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
KUHLS, Joseph 60  Breese IL  Breese J  1931  John Ratermann 

Joseph Kuhls Passes Away Here Monday After Short Illness

Local citizens were surprised Tuesday, morning to learn of the death of Joseph Kuhls, whose death occurred at 10 o'clock Monday night.

Mr. Kuhls became ill Sunday, at which time a doctor was called. However the next day he was up and a round again and seemed to be feeling :well, having eaten a hearty dinner and supper Monday. He and his wife retired Monday night and Mrs. Kuhls spoke to him about 8:45 p.m., and at 9:45 p.m. she again wanted to speak to him but received no reply. She became alarmed and after notifying neighbors, a doctor was again called, but little help could be administered, and he died shortly after, probably from a heart stroke.

Mr. Kuhls was a well known man in Breese, having lived his entire life of 60 years, l month and 29 days in Breese. He always followed the trade of a carpenter and in his younger days, he was a very prominent man in this line of work. Even in his last days he found pleasure in doing this work, and this week had intended to make a cedar chest for his niece in Pierron, who visited here recently.

Deceased was born in Breese, May 24, 1871, the son of Frank and Gertrude Kuhls. He was born in the house (near the East mine) where lived his entire life, having also departed this life; there. He was married for the first time to Sophia Daniels, but she lived only 1 1/2 years after their marriage, and in 1903 he married Caroline Mayer. They were married by Rev. Reineke in the local St. Dominic's Church. No children were born to them.

Besides his wife, Mr. Kuhls leaves a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Donaldson, of Nokomis, Ill. and a number of other relatives, and friends.

Mr. Kuhls was a member of St. Augustine's Church. He was raised in a Christian way, and always lead an honest life. He was a very good carpenter, being particular about his work, and kept his tools in the best of shape, taking pride in his trade.

The funeral will be held Thursday at the St. Augustine's Church, and the remains will be laid to rest at St. Dominic's Cemetery.

Our sympathy is extended to the relatives in their bereavement.


John Ratermann reports he has not been able to find markers in the cemetery for either Joseph or his wife, Caroline. However, there is a marker for his first wife, Sophia. 

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