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Valentine Stahr
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1852
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Oct. 13, 1921
Toole County
Montana, USA

Married to Sarah Rebecca Kirk (1848-1933) on October 22, 1873 in Hickman, Kentucky


While engaged in hauling gravel for the Toole county road project from a pit on the Geo. Lewison place 5 miles northwest of Lothair, Valentine Stahr on Thursday noon was thrown from the wagon on which he sat to the ground, the fall breaking his neck and also his right arm. No one was present at the time of the accident but it is surmised that he struck the wagon tongue in his fall and then struck the ground. The wagon tongue was broken and the team had become excited and run away. The accident happened a short ways from the pit.

Mr. Stahr was born in Wurtemberg, Germany of February 14, 1852, and was 69 years and 7 months of age. At the age of two years he arrived in the United States with his parents and for the next fifteen years they lived in Indiana.

In 1867 the family moved to Hickman, Fulton county, Kentucky. In 1907, Mr. Stahr, then having a family of his own, moved to Polson, Montana, where he farmed for three years.
In 1910 he selected a homestead 5 miles northeast of Galata, which he was still farming.

He leaves to mourn him, his wife and five daughters, Misses Ella and Nettie and Evelyn, Mrs. Ben A. Rush, and Mrs. Margaret Hughlett.

The remains will be shipped Saturday to Hickman, Ky. Misses Ella and Nettie will accompany the body.

Mr. Stahr was exceptionally well liked by all who knew him, a fine neighbor and friend, and was never known to feel discouraged or blue, no matter what befell. He was a real optimist, an excellent father and we feel certain his daughters will miss him very much.

The Reporter joins with their many friends in expressing deep sympathy for the bereaved ones.

Chester Reporter (Montana), October 14, 1921, p. 5


The body of Valentine Stahr, who was accidently killed at his home in Galata, Mont., arrived in Hickman Wednesday night and the funeral services were held at the catholic church this morning at 9 o'clock, Father O'Sullivan conducting the services.

The accident through which Mr. Stahr met his death occurred last Thursday morning. While riding on a wagon; one of the wheels slipped off into a gulch, throwing the wagon, with Mr. Stahr, into the gulch, breaking his neck and severing the jugular vein, causing instant death.

The body was brought here for burial, his brother, Steve Stahr, of Hickman, going to Galata to accompany the body home.

He was seventy-two years old at the time of his death, and besides an aged wife, who was unable to accompany the body here, he is survived by two brothers, Steve of Hickman, and Billie of Fancy Farm, four daughters, Maggie of near Seattle, Bertie of British Honduras, Maud and Ella of Galata, the last named accompanying the remains here.

Residing in Hickman until about 15 years ago, Mr. Stahr went to Montana and at the time of his death was one of the large landholders of that section of the state, having lived there continuously since leaving Hickman.

Hickman Courier (Ky), October 20, 1921, p. 9


Val Stahr, 70 years old was found dead on the road near Devon, he having been hauling gravel on the county roads and died from heart failure. He was a fine old man and had been working exceptionally hard the past summer preparing summer fallow ground and plowing and now hauling gravel.

Shelby Promoter (Montana) October 14, 1921
Family links: 
  Jacob Stoehr (1825 - 1907)
  Augustine Scheible Stoehr (1827 - 1896)
  Sarah K Kirk Stahr (1848 - 1933)
  Margaret Augusta Stahr Hughlett (1874 - 1961)*
  Nettie Valentine Stahr (1877 - 1962)*
  Edmund Val Stahr (1877 - ____)*
  Daughter Stahr (1878 - 1878)*
  Ella Gertrude Stahr (1879 - 1963)*
  Berdie Evelyn Stahr (1887 - 1976)*
  Maud Alma Stahr Rush (1888 - 1988)*
  Valentine Stahr (1852 - 1921)
  Jacob Stahr (1854 - 1855)*
  John Hubert Stahr (1855 - 1893)*
  Joseph Stahr (1857 - 1872)*
  Stephen S Stahr (1859 - 1933)*
  Katharine Agatha Stahr Mangold (1861 - 1903)*
  William Anthony Stahr (1863 - 1934)*
  Mary Cecilia Stahr Werner (1865 - 1952)*
  Margaret Priska Stahr Mangold (1867 - 1951)*
  Gertrude Barbra Stahr (1870 - 1872)*
*Calculated relationship
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Hickman City Cemetery
Fulton County
Kentucky, USA
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Valentine Stahr
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