Taken from the Leavenworth Times May 30, 1916 by Sue Rush. Death date Sun. May 28, 1916.


Resident of Leavenworth Thirty-five Years dies Sunday; Had Twenty-eight Grandchildren.

Henry Forge, a native of Germany and a resident of Leavenworth for thirty-five years, died at his home 773 Kickapoo street at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Death was caused by a general breakdown. He had been ill and unable to work for the last two years. The deceased was 84 years old.

He was born in Westphalen, Germany, and came from the fatherland to the United States and directly to Leavenworth in 1881. He was a shoemaker and worked at his trade until two years ago, when his condition became serious.

He is survived by his widow and five children; John, Salt Creek Valley; Frank, Possum Hollow; Herman, Kickapoo; Mrs. Adeline Kern, High Prairie; and Mrs. Minnie Schwartz, Kickapoo, and twenty-eight grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 9 o'clock this morning from St. Joseph's church. The pall-bearers will be the following grand-children; Rudolph, Henry, and Herman Forge, Joseph and Henry Schwartz, and Michael Kern. Burial will be made in the Mount Calvary cemetery.

Date of death Sunday, May 28, 1916

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