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KRING, Israel

    Johnstown Tribune, 12 Dec 1906, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

[Special to The Tribune]


Salix, Dec. 12 -- In the death, at 1 o'clock this morning, of Israel Kring, this vicinity has lost one of its representative and best-known residents.

Mr. Kring was forty-eight years of age. Ever since childhood, when he suffered a siege of fever, the deceased has been badly deformed. He never fully recovered from the effects of this illness, but had enjoyed fair health until a few months ago and for years conducted a truck farm. With the rest of the family, he retired about 11 o'clock last night, complaining, however, of not feeling very well. He was very restless during the night and passed away suddenly at the hour mentioned.

Israel Kring was a son of Moses and Susannah Kring, and was born on a farm near here. His father died in Adams Township about sixteen years ago, but his mother is still living and resides with her daughter Ella, married to Samuel Dougherty, of Seventeenth Ward, Johnstown. Mr. Kring once owned a number of valuable farms in this vicinity, dividing them some time ago among his children. For twenty-five years he had resided on a farm at the Summit along the railroad from Lovett to Scalp, or between Salix and Elton.

Mr. Kring had been married twice. After the death of his wife he was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca McCreary, of Bedford County. Besides his wife and his mother, he is survived by the following children, Lewis, Harry W., Dorsey L., George W., Grace, Daniel H., Charles H., Ivy Jane, and Laura E., all at home, with the exception of Lewis, who is located in Colorado. Besides Mrs. Dougherty, the following brothers and sisters also survive: Albert, of New Cambria, Kan,; John, of Oklahoma; Lewis, of Adams Township; Moses E., of Adams Township; I. N., of Adams Township; Annie, of Michigan; Jennie, wife of George Rhodes, of the Seventeenth Ward, Johnstown.

Mr. Kring never took much interest in politics, but was nominally a Democrat. He made many friends wherever he went, and was held in the highest esteem by all those who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at the Dunmeyer Church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The obsequies will be conducted by a minister from Allegheny. Interment by Undertaker J. W. Fough will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mr. Kring will be remembered by many people in Johnstown, who purchased garden vegetables from him. He had quite a number of friends here and was a member of Dawn Bible Class of this city. A party of Johnstown friends were ready to drive out this morning to visit him when they received news of his death.

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