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William J. Kellner Obituary

Manitowoc Herald News, 13 May 1924

Kellner’s Corners Near City Named For Him Years Ago

Exhaustion and the shock of an operation which he underwent a few days ago in hope of restoring his failing health, caused the death of William J. Kellner, life long resident of Manitowoc county, and well known retired business man. Mr. Kellner’s death occurred at the hospital at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon and was not unexpected, his condition for two days having been precarious.

Funeral services for Mr. Kellner will be held Thursday at 8 o’clock from Sacred Heart church, the Rev. W. J. Luby officiating.

Born at Kellnersville
Mr. Kellner was born at Kellnersville, Feb. 16, 1853 and in 1887 established himself in the hotel business at what was for years known as Kellner’s Corners, now Four Corners, three miles west of the city. Here he built two brick structures and continued in the hotel and saloon business until 1914 when he retired, having been successful in his ventures and popular by reason of his accommodating manner and excellent management of his hotel. Since 1914 Mr. Kellner has made his home in this city at 729 North Twelfth Street.

Mr. Kellner was twice married, his first wife who was Rose Kries passing away in 1917, two daughters surviving her. On October 21, 1919 Mr. Kellner was married to Miss Mary Seibel, of Two Rivers who, with the two daughters, Mrs. George Mittnacht and Mrs. Peter C. Mittnacht survive him. Mr. Kellner is also survived by two brothers and four sisters, John C. Kellner, this city, Mrs. Wilharms, Appleton, Mrs. Groos and Mrs. Q. Hessel, Escanaba and Michael Kellner of Milwaukee.


Owner/SourceManitowoc Herald News
Date13 May 1924
Linked toWilliam KELLNER

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