COTTONWOOD CHRONICLE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1928

RANKS OF EARLY SETTLERS DEPLETED AGAIN AS YEAR DRAWS TO CLOSE

Henry Kuther, pioneer resident of this part of Idaho County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Sprute, in this city Sunday morning following a short illness and was buried from the local Catholic church Wednesday morning, the funeral being largely attended.

The deceased was born in Ohio and would have been 79 years of age on March 10th, 1929.  As a young man he settled in Illinois and was married there, coming to Idaho about 43 years ago and settling on a homestead near Keuterville.  Later he opened a small store at that place and was appointed post master, the town being named after its first post master.  A number of years later he moved from Keuterville to Denver and operated a store at that place for twelve or thirteen years, then moving to Ferdinand where he engaged in like business for a similar period of time.  He bore an enviable reputation as an absolutely honest, upright business man and numbered as friends all who happened to trade with him in the various places where he was engaged in business.  He was the father of eight children, two of whom preceded him to the grave.  His good wife also passed away a few month ago and since that time the husband's health failed gradually until he claimed a place by her side.

The surviving children are Mrs. Elizabeth Stricker, of Lewiston; Mrs. John Buescher and Mrs. Emil Renggli, of Clarkston; Mrs. Henry Sprute, of cottonwood; Mrs. Nick Kinzer, of Van Nuys, Cal.; and Joseph A. Kuther of Ferdinand.

The Chronicle joins with the many friends of the bereaved relatives in extending sympathy to them in their hour of sorrow.

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