Obituary Record

Carl Arthur Kuhn
Died on 8/3/1923
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-Tribune 9 Aug 1923


After a long and painful illness, Carl A. Kuhn, a resident of Blair for forty-seven years, died at his home in north Blair last Friday morning, August 3, 1923, at the age of nearly eighty-one years.

Carl Arthur Kuhn was born August 19, 1842, at Luxemborg, Pommen, Germany, where he grew to young manhood and was educated. He was a graduate of the University of Luxemborg, being an excellent student in the classics, including Greek and Latin. When the Franco-Prussian war broke out in 1870, Mr. Kuhn was made a captain in the infantry, where he received much honor. He came to America and settled for a short time in an eastern state, and then returned to Germany where in 1874 he was married to Miss Eda Neitzke, a lady of Prussian nobility, Mr. Kuhn, himself, belonging to the Royal family of Germany. In 1876 he came with his young wife to Washington county, Nebraska, and located at Cuming City, afterwards moving to Blair which has since been their home with the exception of a few years when they lived in Stanton county.

Four children were born to them: One daughter, now Mrs. Maggie Staben, and Wm. C. Kuhn, both of Blair; the other children dying in infancy. There is one grandson, George Staben, of Winside.

Over twenty-five years ago Mr. Kuhn taught a german school in Blair hearing classes in the church where his funeral was held on Monday. Among his pupils may be mentioned Carl Kolterman and several of his brothers, Mrs. J. P. Jensen, Mrs. C. J. Beckman, and Mrs. Louie Jensen, and he was considered a fine instructor.

Several years ago his health began failing him and he became almost helpless from a paralytic stroke and complications until death mercifully released him.

The funeral was held at the Trinity Lutheran church at 2:30 p.m. Monday, his pastor, Rev. G. W. Wolter, officiating, and the little church was filled with friends who came to witness the last sad rites. The pastor preached a powerful sermon and gave a history of the life of the deceased, which was a revelation to many present.

Interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

#2-Pilot 3 Aug 1923

Carl Arthur Kuhn died at his home on east Nebraska street on last Friday morning following an illness of several months duration. A short funeral service was conducted at the residence at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon and the regular service at Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. G. W. Wolter, of Arlington, officiating. Deceased was born in Luxumberg-Pommen, Germany, August 19th, 1843, and was, therefore, almost 80 years of age. He was married in Germany to Miss Eda Neitzke in 1874 and four boys and one girl were born to them in Germany, the four sons dying in infancy. They came to this country in 1880 and settled on a farm in Cuming City township, where William was born. The family moved to this city a good many years ago. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. George Staben, and one son, William all of this city. Those from out of town who were here for the funeral service were George E. Staben, jr., Miss Dora Brogren, and Clifford Parks, of Winside, Neb., Mrs. T. Thielfold and Chris Staben, of Herman. Mr. Kuhn served his country in the Franco-Prussian war and was always military in type until old age bent his form towards the earth, to which his body is now committed. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of many friends.

#3-9 Aug., 1923 - The Enterprise


Carl Arthur Kuhn was born in Luxenberg-Tommen Aug. 19, 1843, and died at his home in Blair Friday, August 3, 1923.

He serviced as captain in the German infantry during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 and 71.

After his honorable discharge from the service, he was married July 28, 1874 to Miss Eda Neitgke, and to them six children were born, five sons and one daughter, all of whom, except the youngest son, William, were born in Germany.

Before leaving the mother country the four boys died.

Mr. Kuhn has been a resident of Blair for many years. He was a man of excellent education and had many friends especially among the older people who had known him for his real worth.

He leaves to mourn him his aged wife and his daughter, Mrs. George Staben and his son, William.

Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon from the German church with Rev. G. W. Wolters officiating, and interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~