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Independent Enterprise
Thursday, October 27, 1960
Former Resident Dies, Services Held Wed

Mrs. Ella E. Johnson Kaeser, 79, of Boise, a native resident of New Plymouth, died Sunday in a nursing home after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Idaho, she was born at New Plymouth June 6, 1881. She was married to Herman Kaeser who died two years ago, on Nov. 11, 1910 at Middleton. They moved to Boise 45 years ago from Payette.

Mrs. Kaeser is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Shively of Youngstown, Ohio; two sons, Don of Boise and Harold R. of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Lora Barker of New Plymouth, Mrs. Elizabeth Flint of Santa Ana, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Boyd of Wenatchee, Wash.; two brothers, Charles W. Johnson of Toppenish, Wash., and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted Wednesday at 11 the Relyea chapel in Boise.

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 10, 1941
Evelyn Fesler was born August 1, 1860 at Leon, Iowa. she was the fifteenth child of Mary and Elijah Fesler. She was united in marriage to James Fuller on June 17, 1885. Seven children were born to them, seven of whom survive. They are C. H. fuller of Holsinton, Kansas; Lodema R. Gilder of Cory, Colorado; and Paul fuller of Washington, D. C. James Fuller died on December 20, 1898.

On May 11, 1919 she married Peter Keim. Mr. Keim preceded his wife in death on February 5, 1937.

Mrs. Keim is survived by 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Keim was a member of the Gospel Trumpet church of God at Sabetha, Kansas. Funeral services were held Friday at the Landon Funeral home. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 11, 1937
Peter Keim died at his home in Payette, Friday afternoon, February 5, at four o'clock.

Peter H. Keim was born in Pennsylvania, July 23, 1849. At the age of nineteen he was married to Mary A. Beachy. To this union were born six children. His wife passed away October 31, 1909.

On November 2, 1910 he was married to Mary Dohner of Beatrice, Nebraska, who passed away May 28, 1918.

In May 1919 he was married to Mrs. Eva Fuller of Sabetha, Kansas.

He moved from Pennsylvania to Falls City, Nebraska when a young man and resided for several years. From there he moved to Morrill, Kansas, where he resided for twenty-five years. In 1910 he moved to Payette where he had since made his home.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Keim of Payette and six children. Ella Smith, Susie Tipton, and George Keim of Wichita, Kansas, Bertha Masco of Tacoma, Washington, Harvey Keim of Wallace, Idaho and Dora Hilbarger who lives in California.

Funeral services in charge of Rev. John S. Curtis was held from the Pentecostal church Sunday. Interment was in the Parkview cemetery. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, August 18, 1977
PAYETTE - Graveside services for Frank Arlo Kellar, 59, Payette, who died Wednesday in an Ontario hospital from injuries received in a Payette fire, were conducted Monday at Meridian Cemetery by the Rev. Ralph Lawrence, Payette First United Methodist church, under the direction of the Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette.

He was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Meridian. He moved with his parents to Cambridge, where he was reared and educated. He served in the Army during World War II and lived in the lower Treasure Valley for the last 20 years.

He was working for American Fine Foods at the time of his death.

Surviving are four brothers, Cecil and Tom, Cambridge, Ray, Meridian, and John, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Lenz, Seattle, and Mrs. Ethel Potter, Bakersfield, Calif. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, June 21, 1962
Hugh Kennedy Services Set For Saturday

Services for Hugh Kennedy, 84, of New Plymouth, Route 2, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shaffer Memory Chapel in New Plymouth. Rev. Robert Cooper will officiate and interment will follow at Kennedy-Applegate under the direction of Relyea chapel.

Mr. Kennedy was born Jan. 9, 1878 at Willow Creek, Payette county and had lived and farmed in the New Plymouth area all of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Plymouth.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert F. Kennedy and Samuel J. Kennedy, both of New Plymouth, and two nieces, Mrs. Hattie Matthews and Mrs. Florence King, both of New Plymouth.

Pallbearers will be Lester Hill, Eugene Brasty, Eugene McMahan, Neill Mathews, Dave Simpson and Leonard Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Art Eldredge, Charlie Johnson, Wes Carpenter, Milt Nesbitt, Ray Henderson, Clifford Barker and Dan Grafe. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

New Plymouth Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, January 18, 1923
Pioneer Dies Monday At Daughter's Home

Robert F. Kennedy, a well known pioneer of Payette valley, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hill near New Plymouth. A funeral largely attended by many of his friends of the early days was held in New Plymouth Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. F. Knight. Burial was in the little cemetery east of New Plymouth, which bears his name and in a vault which he prepared several years ago.

Mr. Kennedy was born in Strangford, Ireland, Nov. 5, 1945. He married Harriet Thiel, Aug. 12, 1872 and sailed for America one month later. He stopped for a few days with A. J. McFarland on his way to Oregon where he pitched his tent. They soon returned to Idaho, however, where they made their home.

Four children survive Mr. Kennedy. They are Mrs. John Hill, Robert, Samuel and Hugh Kennedy. He leaves also three grand children. Mrs. Dale May, Mrs. Juan May and Mrs. Ira Matthews and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Kennedy died when her eldest was 6 years old. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Payette Valley Sentinel (New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho)
Thursday, October 25, 1962
Kennedy Service held Monday

Services for Robert F. Kennedy, 87, a retired New Plymouth farmer who died last Saturday in a Boise hospital, was conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the New Plymouth Shaffer Memory Chapel. Interment was in the Kennedy-Applegate cemetery.

Mr. Kennedy was born November 6, 1874 at New Plymouth.

Surviving are a brother Sam Kennedy, and two nieces, Mrs. Hattie Mathews, and Mrs. Florence King, all of New Plymouth. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, September 13, 1967
Sam Kennedy, New Plymouth Pioneer, Dies

NEW PLYMOUTH - Samuel James Kennedy, 91, a pioneer of the New Plymouth area, died Thursday morning in an Ontario hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born March 26, 1876, in Willow Creek near New Plymouth, he lived in this area nearly all of his life. For a few years, he worked in the forest near Boise when some of the mines of the Boise Basin were still in operation and in the forest near Spokane. Mr. Kennedy delivered mail by horseback between Emmett and Payette when the Falk Store just east of New Plymouth was a central community gathering place. After that, he spent the greater part of his life ranching on the family homestead with his father and two brothers, of whom he was the last survivor. The ranch is now part of a game refuge.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Harriet Mathews and Mrs. Florence King, both of New Plymouth.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at the new Plymouth Shaffer Memory chapel by the Rev. Hayden Abel of the First Baptist church. Interment followed at the Kennedy-Applegate cemetery northeast of New Plymouth. (Applegate Kennedy Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Payette Enterprise
October 01, 1892
The dark-winged messenger visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kent, at Washoe, last Monday evening, and claimed for eternity the household idol, a baby girl of 20 months. The little one was sick but a short time and the disease is pronounced diphtheritic laryngitis. In this sad bereavement Mr. and Mrs. Kent have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. (Washoe Cemetery, Later moved to Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, September 10, 1953
Mrs. Ohms' Mother Dies At Salt Lake

Mr. and Mrs. Chas H. Ohms returned this week from Utah where they were called by the illness and death of Mrs. Ohms' mother, who was well known by many of the older residents of Payette as she visited in Payette with her daughter many times.

Mrs. Emma Clemensen Kenward died in a Salt Lake hospital on Aug. 25 after a ten day illness.

Born in T????, Ill. in 1868, she was a daughter of David and Sarah Graham.

She taught school in Illinois and came west to Utah in 1892. She attended Brigham Young university and taught for a time in the Methodist Mission school in Mount Pleasant.

She was married to Ole N. Clemensen, son of a pioneer Utah family in 1893. To them four children were born, Newton O. Clemensen who died in 1943, Mrs. Chas. H. Ohms of Payette, Mrs. Russell H. Goodman of Salt Lake City and Mrs. Joseph G. Beeson of Seattle. Mr. Clemenson died in 1923.

In 1930 she married Joel Kenward of Fisher, Ill. He died in 1934.

Funeral services were held Aug. 27 in the First Presbyterian church of Mount Pleasant of which she had been a member for sixty years and burial was in the Clemensen plot in the Mount Pleasant City cemetery.

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
April 01, 1988
Eugene "Gene" F. Killebrew

CORVALLIS-Eugene "Gene" F. Killebrew, 70, Corvallis, formerly of Payette, died March 28, 1988, at Corvallis. No public services will be held. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
March 05, 1953
Final Respects Paid "Clay" Killebrew

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 for Harmon "Clay" Killebrew, 59, who died early Tuesday morning at the family residence. Officiating was Rev. John Towery of the New Plymouth Congregational church. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery.

"Clay" Killebrew won many athletic distinctions during his career. In his Jacksonville, Ill. high school days he set several track and field records that weathered the test for many years. At the fullback post for his high school football team he was named all-state in 1913.

During his sophomore year at West Virginia Wesleyan university he picked up all-conference honors for his fullback work on the conference championship team and received honorable mention on Walter Camp's All-American squad. He played under famed coach "Greasy" Neal.

In '16-17' he saw some rugged action with the professional Wheeling Steelers of West Virginia. He ran against such all-timers as "Fats" Henry and the immortal Jim Thorpe.

Call of the great west was answered by "Clay" in 1924 when he arrived in Portland with his little family and took up wrestling. High point of his career in the mat game was his match with Ted Thy for the Pacific Coast championship belt which he lost.

During his entire life, Mr. Killebrew's enthusiasm for good sports activity has never faltered. He has often and willingly served as a field judge or a starter for local events.

"Clay" is survived by three sons who upheld the family name on the field of play. Gene and Robert actively participated in sports events. Youngest son, Harmon, has added the most recent honors to the collection with his tremendous work this year on the championship Payette Pirate football eleven and his fine play with the basketball squad.

Surviving in addition to the three boys are Mrs. Killebrew, daughter, Mrs. Glen Cheese, Portland, and three grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Ontario Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
April 01, 1990
Katherine Pearl "Katy" Killebrew

RONE-Kathrine Pearl "Katy" Killebrew, 95, Payette, died March 30, 1990, at the Vale Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, conducted by the Rev. Donald J. Brown of the Friends' Church, Star, Idaho, under the direction of Payette Chapel of the Roses.

She was born March 1, 1895 at Nebo, Ill., the daughter of William and Sarah E. Faris May. She was reared and educated in Nebo and she worked as assistant postmaster till she married Harmon Clayton Killebrew, Sr. They were married in 1916 in St. Louis, Mo. Her husband, Clay, died Feb. 1953. They came west in 1919 and lived in Hazelton, Idaho and Portland until they settled in Payette in 1924. She was active in the Harmony Rebekah Lodge, Easter(n) Star, Republican Women's Auxiliary, and the Payette County Historical Society.

She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Killebrew, Caldwell and Harmon Killebrew of Boise; one daughter, Eula Cheese, Payette; and 13 grandchildren, Glen and Jan Cheese, Payette; Cheryl Smitherman, Caldwell; Leah Hopkins, Diane Fichs and Karen Frisch, all of Boise; Cam Killebrew, Ontario; Kenneth Killebrew of Minneapolis, Minn.; Shawn Perry, Palmdale, Calif.; Katherine Queathem, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Erin Hockin, Upland, Calif.; Richard Killebrew, Renton, Wash.; Chris Killebrew, Lebanon, Ill.; 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay; a son, Eugene; a daughter, Patricia; a sister, Ann and a brother, John.

Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Payette Chapel of the Roses. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Enterprise
February 26, 1931
The ways of the Creator are past our understanding. God places His offerings of innocence and purity within our midst, where they blossom and create a haven of delight for us, seeming to grow more precious as time goes on. They become part of our being and look to us for protection and guidance. They develop from tiny buds into flowers of rare fragrance their beauty being limited only by the watchful care and love bestowed upon them. We can do no more. Their future course is marked by a vague uncertainty. Fortunate indeed is the home where the circle remains unbroken through the years. Alas, how often the flower withers while still in the early stage of beauty and fragrance. Sometimes, even the tiny buds are seemingly snatched from our grasp and borne away into the unknown, leaving us heartbroken by their flight. Sometimes heaven is in need of just such a flower and God sends the Death angel to bring it home. It is then that our lives seem bereft of all that is worthwhile. We grope in the darkness of despair and can not understand the meaning of it all. Yet, we know that this is but a part of His divine plan. Man proposes, while God disposes, and His will and wisdom must prevail We can only trust that all is for the best, that we will meet again, and that the home circle will again be united.

Patricia Alice Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Killebrew, of this city, was born October 29, 1930. A robust child, of unusual health and beauty and with never an indication of illness. On February 21, she was stricken with a slight cold, which speedily changed into symptoms of pneumonia, and she passed away almost before her serious condition became known.

Funeral services were conducted at the Landon Undertaking parlors on Monday afternoon, February 23, the Rev. George Roseberry, pastor of the M. E. church of Fruitland, officiating. Vocal music was furnished by a duet composed of Mrs. Guy Mangun and Mrs. C. I. Horton, accompanied by Mrs. R. L. Stevenson, while the tiny casket was almost hidden by the masses of floral tributes of neighbors and friends. Interment was in the family plot of the local cemetery.

"Ere sin could blight or sorrows fade, death came with friendly care,
The opening bud to heaven conveyed, and bade it blossom there." (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
October 06, 1949
L. S. Kinsey Dies Suddenly Yesterday

Leon Sulvester Kinsey, 55, died suddenly at his home here yesterday afternoon. He was born in Baker, Ore., Jan. 10, 1894, and came to the Payette community in 1924.

He is survived by his wife, Roxie Fulton Kinsey; his mother, Mrs. Annie Siler Kinsey; and two brothers, Ted and Todd, all of Halfway, Oregon.

Four sisters also survive him: Mrs. Burt Martin of Halfway, Mrs. Harvey Candeau and Mrs. Ed Latham, both of Portland, and Mrs. Hattie Johnson of Salem, Oregon.

Services are pending by the Shaffer Memory chapel here. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
April 23, 1936
Mrs. Ida Kirkland Passed away about 12:30 on Tuesday at the Holy Rosary hospital. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.

IDA MAY KIRKLAND (Independent Enterprise April 30, 1936)

Ida May Grenell was born in Clyde, New York and passed away at the Holy Rosary hospital in Ontario, Oregon, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1936.

She moved with her family to Hays, Kansas, in 1891, at which place she was married to William B. Kirkland and resided there till 1920, when she moved to Idaho, where she has since made her home. She became a member of the Methodist church in Hays, Kansas.

She leaves to mourn her loss, the two nieces, Mrs. Merle Rich and Mrs. Mary Enberg, of Fruitland, and a nephew Garland Hollenbeck of Los Angeles, Cal., and to these three she has been as a mother all their lives. Also she leaves a niece Hazel Isenhart of Maywood, Ill., and a nephew, Glenn Grenell, of Maywood, Ill.

Also there are six grand nieces, three grand nephews and two great-grand nephews. In addition to relatives she leaves a host of admiring friends in both the Fruitland and Payette communities.

Paul Dalzell sang "In The Garden," and "The Old Rugged Cross." Rev. S. D. McNeil was in charge of the services which were held Friday afternoon at the Fruitland M. E. church. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
September 21, 1994
RaEldon D. Klingback, 47, Emmett, died Sept. 12, 1994, at home of natural causes. Services were 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett. Interment followed at the Sweet Cemetery.

He was born May 11, 1947, in Emmett. He graduated from Emmett High School in 1965, and was in the Nation Guard until 1972. He married Claudia Swander in June of 1971. He worked for McGregor, the Forest Service and for the past 22 years for Idaho Power Company, as a lineman and a dispatcher. He was also employed as a rider by Emmett Valley Livestock Auction.

Rae's life was full of love of the outdoors, his family and friends. There was never amore gentle, kinder or manlier man.

He was a member of the Payette River Cattleman's Association, I. P. C. Watt Hour Board and the Cloverleaf Morning Coffee Club.

Survivors include his wife, Claudia; two sons, Travis and JD; a daughter, Shawna; his father, Eldon Klingback; a brother, Roger, and numerous other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Payette River Cattlemen's Memorial Scholarship Fund, Box 785, Emmett, ID 83617. Submitted by Patty Theurer

New Plymouth Outlook
Friday, February 17, 1905
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Knee, of Big Willow Creek, died on Wednesday of typhoid-pneumonia and the funeral will be conducted by Rev. Greenlee today at eleven o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, September 14, 1983
Daisy May Knight

Services for Daisy May Knight, 68, of Payette, who died on Wednesday, September 7, 1983, in an Ontario hospital, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 12, in the Shaffer Jensen Chapel, Payette, with the Rev. Donald Shover of the Fruitland Highway Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

Mrs. Knight was born on May 7, 1915, in Liberty, Mo., a daughter of Walter and Lucy Alcorn. She moved at a young age with her parents to Kansas where she was reared and educated. She married Merle Knight on Jan. 20, 1933, in Paola, Kan. They moved to Payette in 1945, and she had worked for many years for Ore-Ida in Ontario until her retirement in 1977.

She was a member of the Highway Assembly of God Church in Fruitland.

She is survived by her husband, Merle of Payette; three sons, Gerald of Boise, Wes of Anacortes, Wash., and Mike of Ontario; a daughter, Merlene Calkins of Fruitland; four sisters, Gertha Bodley of Yakima, Wash., Amy Dodds of Seattle, Roxie Crocker of Topeka, Kan., and Mable Tarwater of Harrisville, Mo.; and five grand children. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, July 08, 1976
PAYETTE - Services for Homer J. Knight, 72, Payette, who died Saturday at home were conducted Wednesday at Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette. Concluding services will be Monday in Logansport, Ind.

He was born Nov. 3, 1903, in Logansport, where he was reared and educated. He moved at a young age to Salt Lake City, where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad for many years. He moved to California and then to Payette, where he retired in 1960 and had since resided.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Adeline Woodell, Chuluota, Fla., Mrs. Martha McAffee, Logansport, and Mrs. Gladys Smith, Vero Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Independent Enterprise
October 26, 1944, p5
Franz Korup Dies In Weiser

Word was received in Payette on Wednesday of the death that day of Franz Korup who passed away in the Weiser Hospital. Deceased was the father of Carl Korup of this city.

He was born in Germany and came to the United States and located in Weiser in 1887. Survivors include two sons, Carl, of Payette and Hans, of Weiser; a daughter, Mrs. Lew Waters, of Weiser and three grandchildren.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 30, 1925

On the morning of July 27th, Mrs. Anna Kosesan passed on at the home of her son on Iowa Avenue. Anna Herscheng was born in Hungary on August 17, 1851 and died at the age of 73 years, eleven months and fourteen days.

In 1876 she was united in marriage to Mike Kosesan, who preceded her to the great beyond by only a few months. Mrs. Kosesan was the mother of seven boys and one girl, six of the sons dying in infancy which leaves but two survivors, Nick Kosesan and Mrs. Lawrence Specht, both living here. She also leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grand child. The Kosesan family came to America in 1906 and lived in Illinois one year, then went to Alabama, where they lived until in 1917 when they came to Idaho. The deceased was a faithful member of the Catholic church and the funeral services were conducted at the home by Father Ryan of Weiser on Tuesday afternoon, and the body laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, June 15, 1983
Graveside services for Dora W. Kosesan, 87, of Payette, who died June 10, 1983, in a Payette nursing home, were conducted Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Payette. Dr. Leonard Reifel, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ officiated under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette.

She was born June 5, 1896, in Germany, the daughter of Thomas and Anna Nielsen. She moved to the United States in 1923. She married Nick Kosesan on Jan. 13, 1924, in Payette where they made their home. He died in July 1976.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Payette.

She is survived by a son, William Kosesan, Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Smith, Ontario; a sister in Germany; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Daily Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Tuesday, November 17, 1981
Joseph F. Kosean

PAYETTE - Graveside services for Joseph Frank Kosesan, 61, Payette, who died of natural causes Sunday in an Ontario hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, in Riverside Cemetery, Payette, by the Rev. Leonard Reifel of St. John's United Church of Christ, Payette, under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette.

He was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Payette, where he reared and educated. He graduated from Payette High School. He entered the Navy in 1938 and was discharged in 1945. He was a radioman with the Civil Aeronautics Board. He later worked for the Idaho Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1978.

Survivors include his mother, Dora Neilson of Payette; a brother Bill of Salem, and a sister Pat (Anne) Smith of Ontario.

Friends may call at Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette, from noon to 2 p.m. today. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Death of Mike Kasseson

Mike Kosesan was born at Salem, Austria Hungary, April 11, 1851 and died at his home near Payette, April 15, at the age of 74 years and four days. On October 8, 1876, he was married to Anna Versching. To this union eight children were born; six boys dying in childhood. The two surviving children are Alice, wife of Lawrence Specht and Nick Kosesan, both of North Payette. He with his wife and children came to the United States in 1906, coming to Payette in 1917. Besides his immediate family he leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a brother and sister in Austria. When a small child Mr. Kosesan was baptized in the Catholic church. He was a good husband and father and a kind neighbor and very industrious, always busy about the ranch and was about his usual morning chores when he was stricken, two days before his death.

The funeral was held at the home of his son, Nick, this afternoon, at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Newman of the Evangelical Church. Interment in Riverside cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community goes out in the bereaved family and especially in the aged wife, who is almost prostrate with grief. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, July 29, 1976
PAYETTE - Services for Nicholas (Nick) Kosesan, 87, Payette, who died Thursday at Holy Rosary Hospital, were conducted Monday at Shaffer-Jensen Chapel, Payette, by Dr. Leonard Reifel, United Church of Christ. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 4, 1888, in Austria where he was reared and educated. He moved in 1906 to Chicago and later in Alabama where he farmed. In 1917, he moved to Payette.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Payette.

Surviving are his wife, Dora, Payette, two sons, William, Salem, Ore., and Joe, Payette; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Davis, Ontario; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Memorials may be made to the Idaho Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
December 09, 1948
New Plymouth Man Dies Thursday

Clarence Krause, 63, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Irene Opperman at New Plymouth last Thursday according to an announcement by the Shaffer Memory Chapel, which took charge of the remains.

He was born May 3, 1885 at Pleasonton, Nebr. and had been working in New Plymouth since last may.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Krause of Yakima; three daughters: Mrs. Opperman of New Plymouth and Mrs. Helen Haddix and Mrs. Alice Stotsenberg, both of Yakima; a son Loren Krause of Juliaette, Idaho; three grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
August 08, 1940
Mrs. Robert Krussel

Mrs. Robert Krussel passed away at the Holy Rosary hospital in Ontario Thursday afternoon after a few hours of sickness.

Angeline Tosic Krussel was born at Roundup, Montana, Oct. 5, 1913 and died August 1, 1940. She came to this community some 10 years ago having lived with her parents. She is survived by her husband Robert Krussel, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tosic, six sisters, Mrs. Mary Gregory and Mrs. Rose Klingsmith of Billings, Mont., a twin sister, Mrs. Frances Hale of Seattle, Wn., Mrs. Anna Earp and Mrs. Jeanette Horner of Nampa and Mrs. Louise Kenda of Klien, Mont., and two brothers, Anthony Tosic of Havre, Mont. and Frank of Fruitland. All brothers and sisters were present for the funeral.

Services were conducted by Rev. Fr. Method Korn, O.S.B., at the Blessed Sacrament church of Ontario. Interment was at the Ontario cemetery. (Ontario Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

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