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Lena Debus Keyl
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1865
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1943
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Wife of Ernest Daniel Keyl, married July 12, 1883 St. Louis, Missouri

Mrs. Lena Keyl, 78, Ill for Year, Dies
Mrs. Lena Keyl, 78, widow of Prof. Ernest D. Keyl, well-known Lutheran professor who taught for many years in St. Johannes Lutheran school before his death, died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday in St. Mary's hospital after an illness of a year.
Mrs. Keyl was an accomplished organist and pianist and was active in Lutheran church circles before she became ill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Moran & Sons funeral home and 2:30 p.m. in St. Johannes Lutheran church. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
She was born on Aug. 13, 1865, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Henry and Caroline Debuse. She was married in St. Louis to Professor keyl and the couple moved to New Orleans, La., where they remained for 20 years.
In 1911, Professor Keyl was transferred to Decatur and the couple made their residence here. Mrs. Keyl lived at 1365 North Clinton street at the time of her death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William Kern, Mrs. Edward "Mush" Augustine, and Mrs. Henry "Pete" Augustine, all of Decatur; three sons, Rev. Otto Keyl of St. Johns Lutheran church, East Moline, Ernest and Edgar, both of Decatur; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Decatur Review, September 1943 (found in the Decatur Public Library) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ernest Daniel Keyl (1857 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Caroline A Keyl Behrns (1884 - 1930)*
  Hulda Agnes Keyl Kern (1889 - 1967)*
  Eleanor Marie Keyl Augustine (1894 - 1976)*
  Ernest E Keyl (1895 - 1979)*
  Ada Edna Mathilda Keyl Augustine (1898 - 1958)*
  Edgar Carl Keyl (1905 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Jan 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32779814
Lena <i>Debus</i> Keyl
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Lena <i>Debus</i> Keyl
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