William F. Kurkamp

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William F. Kurkamp

  • Birth 15 Oct 1821 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Death 2 Dec 1902 Manhattan, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6426863

DEATH OF WM. KURKAMP AGED MANHATTAN RESIDENT

William Kurkamp, one of the wealthiest and best known residents of this township, died at his home in Manhattan at 11 o'clock p. m., December 2, 1902, of Dropsy and Bright's disease, aged 81 years, 1 month, 17 days. Deceased was a native of Germany and had lived in Illinois 49 years. Most of his time was spent on his farm in Jackson, where he owned several large tracts. Several years ago, Mr. Kurkamp lost his wife which was a blow to him from which he never fully recovered and he has been in feeble health since. He leaves a large family, also 32 grand children. The children living are: Henry, Frank, William, Mrs. Laura Meyers, Mrs. Amelia Seltzer, Mrs. Mary Long, Mrs. Anna Meyers and Mrs. Ella Lichtenwalter, all of whom live in Will county.

undated 1902 Will County newspaper article copied from the archives of Ethel M. Connole nee Brown.


Gravesite Details Aged, 81 ys.

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  • Maintained by: Bruce Myers
  • Originally Created by: Leona A. Mathis
  • Added: 19 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6426863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William F. Kurkamp (15 Oct 1821–2 Dec 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6426863, citing North Providence Ridge Cemetery, Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bruce Myers (contributor 47425897) .