Funeral Services at Nichols for Mrs. Charlotte Kirchner
Nichols- Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Kirchner were held at the home of her son,
Henry Kirchner, in Nichols Thursday at 2pm. The Rev H.C. Kruse, pastor of the Methodist
conducted the services. Burial was in Nichols Cemetary.
Charlotte Lenz Kirchner, daughter of Valentine and Barbara Lenz was born in Hessen,
Darmstadt, Germany, Nov. 27, 1845, and died at the home of her son, Henry Kirchner in
Nichols, at 4:30 a.m., Oct. 27, at the age of 85 years and 11 months.
She came to America with her parents in 1856, and settled in Buffalo Prairie, ILL. later
moving with her parents to a farm near Nichols. At the Age of 11, she was confirmed in the
Protestant Evangelical church. She was united in marriage with Bernard Kirchner, Dec. 23,
1863 and in this union were eight children: Elizabeth Kolling of What Cheer, Anna Mapes of
Oskaloosa, Margaret Carl and and Gertrude Kirchner of Nichols, Frederick H. of Lone Tree,
John of Fort Worth, Texas, Henry of Nichols, and Bernard A. deceased. All of her family
remain to mourn her death, with the exception of her husband who preceded her in death 25
years, and one son Bernard A. who died two years ago, Fifteen grandchildren, 11 great
grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.
She was one of the few remaining old settlers of Muscatine county, having made her home in
and around Nichols from childhood, and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends called here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs F.H. Kirchner, Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Kirchner,
Mr. and Mrs. George Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lenz, Miss Ella Constant,
H.C. Buell, Joseph Walker, John Burr, Gust Herring, all from Lone Tree. Mrs. Mary Schump,
Peter and William Lenz and son from Iowa City. Mrs. Elizabeth Loeb, Albert Lindee, Mrs. Gusta Kirchner,
Mrs. Leona Doerring, Mrs. Emma Chatfield, Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, Mrs. Lena Taylor all from Muscatine.
Mrs. Anna Mapes of Oskaloosa, Mrs. Charles Kolling of What Cheer, Miss Elsie Kirchner of Des Moines
Miss Alvina Kirchner of Iowa City, Miss Marguarite Kirchner of Stockton.