Edwall AREA Obituaries

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Itzenhauser: “Henry and Charles Itzenhauser of Edwall visited here Sunday. They reported the death of their father a week ago which was caused by a cancer.” (Dav. Trib: June 29, 1911, Zion column)

Itzenhauser, Charles P:  “Charles P Itzenhauser, pioneer farmer of this region, passed away at the St Lukes hospital Sunday after a long illness. He underwent a major operation several weeks ago and had apparently recovered from it and had returned to his home here. Last week he contracted a cold and was taken to the hospital again where he passed away. He is survived by his widow, Lydie E; one sister, Mrs Martha Mielke of Spokane; two brothers, Fred of Porterville, CA, and Henry of Edwall. Funeral services were held from Hazen-Jaeger’s chapel, Wednesday and burial was in Riverside Park Cemetery.   (Citizen-Oct 12, 1934)

Itzenhauser, Henry A:  “Word was received here this week of the passing on Jan 3 of Henry A Itzenhauser at Porterville, CA.  Mr Itzenhauser will be remembered as a former resident of the Edwall community for many years prior to his moving to California a few years ago. He was a native of Germany where he was born, May 14, 1877. One brother, Fred, survives him.” (Citizen: 2-03-1950)

Itzenhauser, John:  “John Itzenhauser, father of the Itzenhauser brothers and Mrs C Mielke, near Edwall, was born Dec 18, 1838 in Germany. He was married in 1868 to Maria Elizabeth Griesel, which union was blessed with eight children of whom four died in infancy.  In 1886 the death angel visited the home once more, this time taking the beloved wife and mother.  In Germany Mr Itzenhauser was by occupation a miller. He left Germany with his children for America in 1891 and settled in Tacoma, Wash.  About 1900 he left Tacoma for Edwall where his sons had preceded him two years previous to engage in farming. Here he made his home and was kindly cared for. Mr Itzenhauser was a sincere Christian, being led to Christ when in Tacoma under the ministry of rev Joseph Hepp. About that time he united with the German Society of the Methodist Episcopal church of which he was a loyal member until his departure from this to the church triumphant. The cause of his death was tumor of the stomach, from which he had been afflicted for a long time, but which was not discovered or thought serious until a few months ago. His sickness was without pain for which he, his children and his friends were grateful. On June 20th he quietly fell asleep to open his eyes in the happy home above, for which he so much longed in late years. The funeral service was conducted Thursday, June 22nd, from the German church by the pastor, Rev Haueisen of Connell, who also was present, made a short and appropriate address. (Citizen of June 30, 1911)


Jans, Anna M:  “Anna M Jans. 1874-1971. Funeral Services Nov 29, 1971 at 2 p.m.  United Methodist Church. Edwall, Washington.  Pianist, Mrs Henry Jans.  Soloists: Mrs Louis Walker and Mrs Wm Botava. ‘Beyond the Sunset’ and ‘Lord’s Prayer’.  Bearers: Members of the family. Interment: Edwall Cemetery. Edwall, Washington.” (Funeral Program).

Jesseph, Mrs Ward: “The entire community was saddened by the death of Mrs Ward Jesseph which occurred Wednesday at Wenatchee where she has lived for the last 15 years. Previous to that the family lived here while Mr Jesseph was cashier of the Bank of Edwall. Private funeral services were held in Spokane Friday afternoon.” (Citizen: 10-26-1934, Edwall Column) 

Jett, Arthur: (s/o JN; cut off leg in Mar 30, 1917 Citizen)

Johnson, stillborn:  “The little baby boy, stillborn to Mr and Mrs A C Johnson Friday morning, was buried Saturday morning.” (Harrington Citizen, Edwall Section, June 28, 1912)

Jones, Hazel:  “Several Edwall people attended the funeral of Mrs Hazel Jones in Cheney Sunday afternoon. Mrs Jones was a former resident of this district.” (Citizen: 5-18-1934, Edwall Column) 


Kempkie, Henry :  “Henry Kempkie, the German farmer who died suddenly near Edwall, Wednesday, June 29, mention of which was made in last week’s Times, died from an attack of epilepsy, instead of from a dose of strychnine as was at first reported. Dr Turney brought the stomach of the deceased to town the following day and made a careful analysis but found no sign of any kind of poison, and the coroner’s jury brought in a verdict of death from natural causes. It is presumed that death resulted from an attack of epilepsy. (LCT- July 5, 1895)

Kennedy, Douglas: “Douglas Kennedy died of pneumonia on Wednesday night at his home, six miles northwest of Edwall, aged about 41 years. He left a wife and five children. The funeral services were held in the local MES church at 11 AM yesterday. Mr Kennedy was one of the early settlers of this region, having come here about 20 years ago. He was well known by all of the old timers. He was ill only a week.—From the Edwall Press” (Citizen-Feb 3, 1905)

Kennedy, Laura May: (quite sick in 9-26-19 of Harrington Citizen; d/o Homer)

Kennedy, Lewis: (Lincoln Co Probate file #487 notes; filed Mar 23, 1901; Died 28 Jan 1901 in Lincoln Co; neat inventory, horses & equipment; son-in-law, Frank Lowry applied for Adm.; Property in  NW ¼ 32-24-38; Bill submit from Mary N Kennedy, nurse for Minerva Kennedy, the w/o deceased and for deceased for 24 mos from 3-13-1898 to Mar 12, 1900 and for Lewis Kennedy alone Mar 12, 1900 to Jan 25, 1901. W P Kennedy, son, at Edwall; Douglas Kennedy, son, at Edwall. John Kennedy, son, at Walla Walla; Nancy Kennedy Wagner, dec., with four children---Walter, Oscar & Shelly Wagner at Walla

Walla & Icey Miller at Odessa; Margaret Kennedy Linville at Shelby, IL;     Nettie Florence at Melrose, ID; Alice Cookrum at Walla Walla; Dora Lowry at Davenport; Mary Kennedy at Walla Walla; Frances Line. Bill submitted by Dr A J Whitney.)

Kennedy, relative of Emma: Mrs Emma Kennedy, who was called to Asotin, Wednesday by the death of a relative, returned home Sunday. (Citizen-Mar 21, 1924)

Kennedy, uncle of Emma: “Mrs Emma Kennedy went to Pullman Friday with Mr and Mrs Lowery to attend the funeral of an uncle. They returned Wednesday. They made the trip by auto.” (Citizen-Apr 19, 1918) 

Kienholz, George: “George, the 7 months old baby of Mr & Mrs E E Kienholz, died Saturday morning, March 8th, and was buried Sunday morning the 2nd inst, the funeral being held from the German ME Church. The little one contracted pneumonia last fall and never seemed to fully recover. It took the grippe and was unable to withstand the effects.” (Citizen-March 14, 1913) “The infant child of Mr and Mrs E E Kienholz is sick with pneumonia.” (Nov 1, 1912 of Harrington Citizen) 

Kintschi surname:  “The Kintschi family reunion was held at Christian Heritage School on Saturday with nearly 100 people attending. The Kintschi family settled here in 1882 and the six generations of descendants of Christian Kintschi arrived from Yakima, Olympia, Libby, MT, Reno, NV, Boise, ID, and to add to those still living in the Edwall area, Mike, Chris, Morris, Adolph, and Katherine Kintschi were the five surviving children of the original settler, and of these, only A

Libby, MT, Reno, NV, Boise, ID, and to add to those still living in the Edwall area, Mike, Chris, Morris, Adolph, and Katherine Kintschi were the five surviving children of the original settler, and of these, only Adolph still lives. The family enjoyed an afternoon of visiting, looking at pictures, and studying the family tree which has been traced back to the 1500s in Switzerland.” (Dav. Times: 6-28-1990, Edwall column) 

Kintschi, Mrs Adolph: “Mrs Adolph Kintschi, 21, passed away last Thursday morning after a short illness. Funeral services were held in Sprague, Sunday afternoon. She is survived by her widower and two small sons.” (Citizen, Edwall Column-July 19, 1935)

Kintschi, Grace:  “A decree settling the final account of Adolph Kintschi of Edwall as administrator of the estate of Grace Kintschi and a decree distributing this estate were signed in the superior court at Davenport last week Wednesday. The estate is appraised at $13,012.00 and all goes to Mr Kintschi.” (Citizen: 7-31-1936, Edwall Column)

Kintschi, John: (operation and “very low and there are little hopes of his recovery.” (Harrington Citizen of 3-06-1903) 

Kishbach, Mary: “Mrs Mary Kishbach, wife of Howard Kishbach, died Saturday about midnight. She was 26 years of age, had been married only five years. Besides her husband, she leaves three children, the eldest three years and the youngest a babe of only three days. The funeral services conducted by Mrs Patch, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Pleasant Valley school house and interment was made in the Edwall Cemetery. Her father, Mr Pollner, was present at the funeral.” (Citizen: Sept 27, 1912) 

Klein, Becky:  “Becky Klein passed away in her home at Silver Lake last Saturday, March 24.  She is survived by her husband, Marvin Klein, and 3 children, Connie Protto of West Lynn, OR; Thomas Klein of South Pasadena, CA; and Jeanine Craine of Lake Oswego, OR; 2 grandchildren, Heidi Protto and Jennifer Craine. Becky was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane and had served as a lay minister for 3 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Volunteer Service League for 5 years. Graveside services will be Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the Spokane Memorial Gardens. Memorial Funeral Services will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Pastor David Peterson will officiate. Becky and Marvin lived and farmed in Edwall for many years and sent their children to the Edwall Schools. Becky was well loved by all who knew her.” (Dav. Times: 3-29-1990, Edwall News)

Klein, Marvin E:  “Edwall.  Marvin E Klein, 84, a former Edwall farmer and resident of Silver Lake and Spokane, died Sunday, March 28, in Spokane.  Mr Klein, the son of Albert and Meta (Polenske) Klein, was born at the Klein family home in Edwall. He attended grade school in Blanchard, Idaho, and Edwall, from which he graduated valedictorian in 1937. He worked for the Bonneville Power Administration in 1941 as a surveyor until he was drafted into the Army and attained the rank of first lieutenant. Following his discharge, he attended Whitworth College as a business administration major. At Whitworth he met his future bride, Elizabeth ‘Becky’ Evans, whom he married May 2, 1946, in Spokane.  He farmed in the Edwall area for 34 years before retiring in 1980. he was choir director at the Sprague Community Church for many years. He was also an accomplished violinist and formed a women’s string orchestra while at Whitworth.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years in March 1990; and a son, Thomas M Klein, in Nov 1996.  He leaves two daughters, Connie Protto and Jeanine Olson, and two granddaughters, Heidi and Jenifer, all of the Portland, OR, area.  Family graveside services took place Tuesday, April 6, at Spokane Memorial Gardens with an afternoon memorial service following at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, with the Rev Russ Alsgaard officiating. Danekas Funeral Home of Ritzville handled arrangements.” 

Koch, Herman:  (Lincoln Co probate notes on file #5755; will dated 19 Oct 1940; Died 28 Sept 1955 in Spokane, age 92, resided Edwall;  Pet = Sophia Koch and Alvin Koch;  Heirs: Sophia, surviving spouse, 78, Edwall; Esther Hemry, dau, 66, Brady, MT; Clara Moos, dau, 61, Edwall; Irma Zellmer, dau, 59, Davenport; Alvin Koch, son, 56, Edwall.)

Koch, Rosa:  “Mrs Herman Koch of Edwall died in Spokane Saturday night after three weeks’ illness. Mrs Koch was operated on Thursday and failed to rally after the operation.” (Citizen-Jan 30, 1925)  (Lincoln Co Probate file notes for Rosa Koch, file #2686; filed in  1925; will dated 9 Jan 1925; Died 24 Jan 1925; resided Edwall; Witness to will: Emil Polenske & Chris Strauss.  Heirs: Herman Koch, husband, 61; Esther Hemery, dau, 36, MT; Clara Moos, dau, 31, Edwall; Erma Zellmer, dau, 28, Davenport; Alvin Koch, son, 25, Edwall.)

Koegler, Mrs Fred:  “Mrs Fred Koegler, wife of Fred Koegler, owner of the Edwall Feed & Wood Yard, died Saturday evening, January 25th. She had been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach for several years.” (LCT of Feb 8, 1907: This corresponds with the tombstone for Katie Rufer Koegler in the Edwall Cemetery.)


Larrabee, Frank T:  “Mrs Jessie Larrabee of Edwall has petitioned the superior court to admit to probate the will of her husband, Frank T Larrabee, pioneer hardware merchant, and to name her as executrix. The estate, valued at $37,500 will go to Mrs Larrabee and a daughter.” (Citizen: Aug _, 1948)

Logan, Harriet: “Harriet Logan, wife of John Logan, was born in Ohio and died at her home near Edwall, Wash, on Jan 16, 1900. She suffered with dropsy for some years, which finally caused heart failure and death. Mother Logan was a good Christian lady, and bore her pain and sorrow patiently and with a will resigned to God. She was a good wife and a loving mother, and also well spoken of by all who knew her. A husband, 4 sons and 2 daughters mourn her departure. One son and two daughters preceded her in death. She reached the age of 65 years, 5 months and 2 days. The funeral sermon was preached on Thursday at 10 AM at the home by Rev Geo Koch of Edwall, in the presence of the relatives and a large gathering of friends from far and near. Interment was made in the Rockdale Cemetery, where three of her children are buried. (Jan 26, 1900)(Lincoln Co Probate for: Logan, Harriet;  file #460; filed Feb 1, 1902; intestate; property near Edwall; Died Jan 15, 1900 in Lincoln Co.; Property in S ½ SW ¼ and S ½ SE ¼ of 4-23-39;   Heirs: John H Logan, husband, age 64; Geo Brittan Logan, 38; Otis R Logan, 36; Fred Eugene Logan, 30; Ara Adelbert Logan, 24; Lilly Herman, 28; Dora Logan, 19.)

Logan, Rachael: Mrs Rachael Logan died on Sunday Feb 3, 1907, at the age of 93 years, 2 months, and 12 days. She leaves to mourn her loss three children; 23 grand-children; 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (Edwall Briefs-LCT-Feb 15, 1907)



 Edwall area Obituaries, Edwall, Washington, submitted to the

WAGenWeb on February 18, 2006, by Marge Womach

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