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Ernest Kuenzli
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1898
Zürich, Switzerland
Death: Jun. 21, 1970
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA


An elderly city man was found dead along Penn Central tracks in the city Sunday morning. Officials said he apparently was struck by a train.

Dead is:
Ernest Kuenzli, 72, of 924 N. Lime St.
The victim's wife, Mrs. Zelda Kuenzli, reported to city police at 10:45 a.m. Sunday her husband left the house sometime during the night and did not return. She told police that he was ill.

At 11:19 a.m., a Penn Central security official informed police he had discovered a body along the tracks at the Plum Street overpass.

Police discovered the body lying on the track bed with injuries to the head and body. Dr. Thomas Quinn examined the body and ordered it removed to Conestoga View. Dr. Newton Kendig, county corner, ruled accidental death.
Police said there were no signs of foul play and a large amount of money was found on the body.

The railroad official said he searched for and finally found the body after he received a report by a train crew from Harrisburg about 6:00 a.m. that they had spotted it while passing through Lancaster.

Railroad officials inspected two train engines in Harrisburg bur failed to find evidence that they had struck a human.

The railroad official speculated that Kuenzli had walked into the side of a moving train.

He was born in Uster, Switzerland, a son of the late Rudolph and Bertha Frei Kuenzli and the husband of Zelda Sparks Kuenzli. He came to Lancaster in 1929 and had resided here since that time.

In 1967, he retired from Lancaster Press, Inc., after 38 years as a book trimmer. He had served in World war II from 1942 to 1943 as a member of the Army engineers.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Ernest J. and Randy Scott, both at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kaegi, Lancaster, and Mrs. Mary Bigler and Mrs. Marguerite Anderegg, both of Switzerland.

KUENZLI--- Entered into rest in this city on June 21, 1970. Ernest Kuenzli, husband of Zelda Sparks Kuenzli 924 North Lime Street, Lancaster, Pa., in his 73rd year. Strictly private funeral services on Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. Fred F. Groff Inc.

Ernest Kuenzli
as published in the Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Monday Morning, June 22, 1970

Family links: 
  Zelda Ardrith Sparks Kuenzli (1926 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Conestoga Memorial Park
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
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Ernest Kuenzli
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