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Source:
20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio
and Representative Citizens -
Publ. Biographical Publ. Co.
Chicago, Illinois -
1907
 

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  EMORY KALE, general merchant and farmer, located at the old Blanco postoffice, in Milton township, was born June 16, 1855, in Milton township, Mahoning County, Ohio, and is a son of Solomon Kale was born in 1817.  The latter passed the greater part of his life in Milton township, where he died at the age of  89 years.  He married Lydia Smith, who was born in Pennsylvania and came to Mahoning County with her father, Henry Smith when 12 years of age.  He cleared up a farm in the southeast corner of Milton township on which he passed his life.  There were six children born to Solomon Kale and wife, namely: Sarah, Reuben, Mary, Martin, Elizabeth and Emory, three of the above being deceased.
     Emory Kale assisted on the home farm and attended school until he was 18 years of age and then spent two years in other pursuits, returning at that time to the home farm on which he remained seven years.  When 21 years old he married, and after leaving the homestead, in association with his wife, he bought 156 acres of land.  For 22 years Mr. Kale has been improving and cultivating this property.  Subsequently he and his wife started a store to supply the needs of their neighbors in the surrounding country and three years later, Mr. Kale was appointed postmaster of what was known as the Blanco postoffice, and he continued as such until the establishment of the rural mail route.  Mr. and Mrs. Kale have a fine home and well-stocked store, and all their buildings are solid and substantial.
     On Dec. 17, 1876, Mr. Kale was married to Mary Matilda Renkenberger, who is a daughter of Lewis Renkenberger, mention of whom will be found in the sketch of Jacob Helsel.  Mr. and Mrs. Kale have had four children, namely: Harry, Theo (deceased), Burton and Zella.  In politics, Mr. Kale is a Democrat.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 762

Hon. James Kennedy
  HON. JAMES KENNEDY

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 533


Patrick M. Kennedy
  PATRICK M. KENNEDY

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 753

  ELIAS KENREICH, who resides in section 16, Green Township, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of 230 acres, is one of the substantial men of this part of Mahoning County.  He was born in Green township, Mahoning County, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1831, and is a son of Michael and Elizabeth (Dustman) Kenreich.
    
The Kenreich family is of German extraction and the father of Elias Kenreich was born in Lancaster County, and the mother in Washington County, Pennsylvania, of parents who were born in Germany.  Extended and detailed mention of this prominent Green township family will found in the sketch of Noah S. Kenreich, in this volume.
     Elias Kenreich was reared with his brothers and sisters in Green township and they attended the district schools together.  Elias chose farming as his occupation and has never regretted the same, having met with very satisfactory success in the cultivation of his land and the raising of his cattle and stock.  It has required a great deal of hard work to place his large farm of 230 acres in its present fine condition, but in his labors he has been assisted by his capable sons, and they now own a valuable property.
     On Apr. 1, 1875, Mr. Kenreich was married to Mary Keyser, who was born Oct. 8, 1854, in Green township, Mahoning County, Ohio, and is a daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Heisy) Keyser, the former of whom was born in Mahoning and the latter in Columbiana County, Ohio.  Mrs. Kenreich was reared mainly in Fairfield township, Columbiana County, where her parents moved in her childhood and where both died.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Kenreich have been born ten children, as follows:  Rev. Charles H., who is a Lutheran minister, located at Scranton, Jackson County, minister, located at Scranton, Jackson County, Mississippi; Emma A., who is a popular music teacher in Green township; William W. and Walter F., both residing in Green township; Paul G., attending the Lutheran College at Winfield, Kansas; and Mary A., E. Augustus, Bertha L., Martin G. and Victor L., all residing in Green township.
     Mr. and Mrs. Kenreich are members of the Lutheran Church at Youngstown.  Mr. Kenreich has always been active in religious work and is ever ready to lend his influence to advance moral movements.  In politics he is a stanch Republican.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page881
  ANDREW KIRK, a leading farmer of Coitsville township, residing on his farm located in section 6, was born in Hubbard, Trumbull County, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1830, and is a son of Rayen and Mary A. (Gray) Kirk.
     Andrew Kirk
, grandfather of our subject, was born in New Jersey and was a blacksmith by trade.  He served in the War of 1812 under Colonel Rayen, entering in the service from Coitsville township, then in Trumbull County, where he and his wife, Elizabeth (Baldwin) Kirk, lived on a farm given them by her father.
     Rayen Kirk was born in Youngstown township, and was reared in Mahoning County, which was then Trumbull County.  He was a blacksmith by trade and after his marriage moved to Hubbard, where for many years he conducted a blacksmith shop, Teamsters with six and eight-horse teams came many miles to Hubbard to have their horses shod.  About the time of the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Kirk and all his family, with the exception of our subject and his sister Jane, moved to Delaware County, Iowa, where he engaged in farming and also conducted a small blacksmith shop.  Here he remained the rest of his life dying at the age of 88 years, and his widow lived to the advanced age of 90 years.  Nine children were born to Rayen Kirk and wife, namely: Mrs. Caroline Eberhart, deceased; Andrew; Mary, Mrs. McClelland; Mrs. Jane Kimmel, deceased; Mrs. Austria Kramer, deceased; Austin Kirk, a twin of Austria, is a resident of DesMoines, Iowa; Ward, lives at Humansville, Missouri; Ralph, died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Calvin lives at Strawberry Point, Iowa.
     Andrew Kirk has been engaged principally in farming; but taught district school for two terms in Hubbard, and also at Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, after which he commenced farming in which occupation he has since continued.  In 1856, he located on a farm which he owned in Brookfield, residing there until 1861 when he came to his present place, in 1865 building a fine large house, which he remodeled, 20 years later into a modern up-to-date residence.  Mr. Kirk was also agent for sewing-machines many years but since coming here has devoted his time almost entirely to general farming.
     Mr. Kirk was married in 1855 to Letitia Mackey, a sister of James Mackey, a sketch of whom will be found in this work.  They have reared a family of four children: Eugene, a resident of Youngstown, Ohio, a civil engineer and surveyor, who is married and has had two children, of whom but one, Helen, is living; Carrie L., who lives at home, and has taught at the Union school on McGuffy street for 20 years; and Natalie, and Emma, who are twins.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 1016

John C. Kirk
  JOHN C. KIRK

 

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page777


Charles Newton Kirtland
  CHARLES NEWTON KIRTLAND

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page555


Cook Fitch Kirtland
  COOK FITCH KIRTLAND

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page455

  MRS. ELIZABETH KISTLER, wife of Levi F. Kistler, is a prominent and highly esteemed resident of Green township, Mahoning County, Ohio, where she was born Oct. 21, 1833.  She is a daughter of Michael and Catherine Kronich.
    
The parents of Mrs. Kistler were born in Germany.  After their marriage they came to America and were early settlers in the vicinity of New Albany, Green township.  They lived in their pioneer log cabin until a fine new house was erected, other farm buildings also being constructed.  After a number of years they removed to Berlin township, where they died, the father in his 81st year and the mother in her 84th year.  They were good Christian people, kind neighbors and charitable to all who were in need.  Of their children three survive, namely: Mary, residing in Green township, the widow of Christian ShawlElizabeth, Mrs. Kistler, and Annie C., residing in Berlin township.  This family originated in Wurtemberg, Germany, and came directly to Ohio, bringing many of their German customs with them.
     Mrs. Kistler was reared in the good old German way and was taught to be a capable housewife by her excellent mother, while she obtained a book education in the district schools.  All her life she has been bright and intelligent, and has always enjoyed keeping posted on the general events of the day.  On Nov. 19, 1850, she was married (first) to Christian Schaffer, who was a native of Germany.  After a number of years of widowhood, Mrs. Shaffer was married, Oct. 26, 1886, to Levi F. Kistler, who was born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 18, 1829, and is a son of Charles and Rebecca (Sechler) Kistler.  When he was three years old his parents moved to Mahoning County, Ohio, soon after to Trumbull County, where he was educated and grew to manhood.  He engaged in farming in Trumbull County until 1886, when he removed to Salem, residing there until 1901, when he and Mrs. Kistler settled on the present farm in Green township.   During his residence in Trumbull County, he served as trustee of Lordstown township.  In politics he is a Prohibitionist.
     For forty years prior to returning to Green township, Mrs. Kistler resided at Salem, Ohio, where they are held in great esteem by a wide circle of friends.  Both she and her husband are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Salem.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page549
  U. F. KISTLER was born in 1865 near Cornersberg, Boardman township, Mahoning county, Ohio, a son of Joseph Kistler.  He attended school in Boardman and Canfield, and subsequently spent ten years in teaching.  He read law with R. B. Murray of Youngstown, and was admitted to the bar  in 1894.  In 1902 he entered into partnership with F. L. Oesch, under the style of Kistler & Oesch, which firm still continues.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 311
  U. F. KISTLER, attorney-at-law, at Youngstown, with offices in the Maloney block, was born in 1864, near Cornersburg, Boardman township, Mahoning County, Ohio, and is a son of Joseph Kistler.
    
His grandfather, John B. Kistler, who was born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, was an early settler and a prominent farmer of Mahoning County.  Joseph Kistler was born in this county and died when the subject of this sketch was 10 years old.
     U. F. Kistler was reared on the farm in Boardman township where he received his primary education, later attending school in Canfield.  For ten subsequent years he taught school in Mahoning County, and then read law with R. B. Murray, of Youngstown.  After his admission to the bar, in 1894, he immediately began the practice of his profession.  In 1902 he entered into partnership with F. L. Oesch.  Mr. Kistler is a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association.  Mr. Kistler has a beautiful country residence at Lanterman Falls.  He was reared in the faith of the Lutheran Church.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 870

Rev. John Klute
  REV. JOHN KLUTE

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 663


Thomas L. Knauff
  THOMAS L. KNAUFF

Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page  709

  JOHN W. KUHNS, one of the prominent business men of Youngstown, a member of the firm of Kuhns Brothers, carriage and wagon manufacturers, whose plant is located at No. 23 North Walnut Street, has been identified with this city for the past 25 years.  John W. Kuhns was born in 1864, in Pennsylvania, a son of Emanuel Kuhns, of Youngstown.
     Mr. Kuhns attended school in his native locality and also learned the trade of carriage painting and was 17 years of age when he came to Youngstown and worked for Sheldon Jacobs during the first year.   Mr. Jacobs was located on West Boardman street, on the present site of the Vindicator building.  Following this Mr. Kuhns worked with the firm of Kallenbaugh & Robinson, for nine years and then bought out Mr. Robinson.  In the fall of 1892, in association with his brother, H. J. Kuhns, he established the firm of Kuhns Brothers, and since that time the firm has continued, doing a large business in the manufacturing of carriage and wagons.  Employment is given to 20 skilled workmen at their well equipped plant and the product goes all over the country.  Mr. Kuhns is additionally interested in other important enterprises.  HE is a large dealer in real estate and is secretary and treasurer of the West Side Land Company.
     In 1889 Mr. Kuhns was married to Effie Bayer, who is a daughter of John Bayer of Youngstown.  Mr. and Mrs. Kuhns have three children, Carl William, Caroline Elizabeth and Henry Mary.  The family belongs to the English Lutheran Church.  Fraternally Mr. Kuhns is connected with the Knights of Pythias and the Knights of the Golden Eagle.
Source: 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning Co., Ohio and Representative Citizens - Publ. Biographical Publ. Co. - Chicago, Illinois - 1907 - Page 950

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