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PLITT, Louis

    Johnstown Tribune, 22 Aug 1881, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Death of Louis Plitt

In Kansas City, Mo., died on Wednesday last Mr. Louis Plitt, a gentleman well known in this community from the fact that for a number of years, dating back to 1845, he was, up until the time of his departure for the West some eight years ago, one of our most prominent citizens. Deceased was born in Baden Kopf [Biedenkopf], Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, in the year 1810, and was in his seventy-first year at the date of his death. He first landed in Baltimore, upon arriving in this country forty-six years ago, and engaged in the mercantile business on a small scale. Subsequently he married Miss Walters, a sister of Henry Walters, deceased of this city, who survived him. About forty years ago he removed to Morrison's Cove, Bedford County, and carried on for some four years a general store when he came here and engaged with Messrs. Wehn and Burk in merchandizing in what was long known as the "Jew store," on Clinton street, at the mouth of Railroad. Upon retiring from the firm, which underwent several changes of partnership, he sold out, and started a hardware store near the corner of Locust and Clinton streets, which he afterward disposed of to Mr. Gottlieb Bantley. On account of failing health he removed West, and recently took up his residence in Kansas City. For three years past he had been an almost helpless invalid. A married son and daughter survive him, and three of his children, who passed away within a few days of each other, died several years ago, their remains being interred in Sandyvale. The remains of deceased were consigned to the grave in a cemetery in Kansas City on Friday last.

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