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KIRCHNER, Augusta (Nennstiel)

    Johnstown Tribune, 6 Jan 1919, Page 10, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Augusta, wife of Jacob Kirchner, of 712 Park avenue, Moxham, died at noon Friday at the Memorial Hospital, where she underwent an operation. Her health had been impaired for a long time. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Kirchner home, where the services will be in charge of the Rev. H. C. Michael, minister of the Moxham Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member. She was also a member of the Loyalty Bible Class and the Ladies' Aid Society connected with the charge. Burial will be made in the family plot in Grandview Cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of Constantine and Anna Reidman Neenstiel and was born December 7, 1860, in old Conemaugh Borough, now the Tenth Ward. She was one of a family of six children, four daughters and two sons. Hersurviving sisters are Miss Emma Nennstiel, who makes her home with the Kirchner family, and Anna, wife of A. G. Weis, of 207 Cedar street, Seventh Ward. Her brothers were Edward and William Nennstiel, and her deceased sister was Amelia, wife of F. B. Keifer. Her brothers and sister have been dead for some years.

Miss Nennstiel and Jacob Kirchner, a patternmaker for the Cambria Steel Company, were married here December 4, 1887, by the Rev. Herman Veight, then the pastor of Zion's Lutheran Church. Mr. Kirchner survives his wife, with the following children: Frank N. Kirchner, of Central avenue; Helen A., wife of Alvin W. Overdorff, of 102 F street, and Misses Norma E. and Ruth A. Kirchner, at home, together with two sisters and two-grandchildren, Frances N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Kirchner, and Alvin W. Overdorff, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Overdorff. Constantine Nennstiel, father of Mrs. Kirchner, was a well known teacher in Johnstown some 30 years ago. His death occurred here shortly before the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Her mother passed away, also in this city, about 1902.

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