Davenport Mountain View Cemetery  


                   submitted by Marge Womach 



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See cemetery introduction on page A 



Kraft, Anton:  (1-02-1927; aged 40);  “An unidentified man, thought to be Anton Kraft, 40, was killed Sunday when he fall from a freight train between Downs and Lamona as the train was proceeding west, and had his skull fractured. A card in his pocket bore the name Kraft.  Four men riding in a coal car with Kraft, said he was intoxicated when he boarded the freight at Spokane. The last they saw of him was when he climbed on top of a box car. They reported to a brakeman at Lamona that their companion was missing, and the body was found in the middle of the track. The train had not passed over it. The body of Kraft was taken to Davenport, as also were the four men, whom Sheriff F J Gilpatric held for investigation until Monday, when they were released when Lincoln County officers decided no inquest was necessary.” (Citizen: 1-07-1927);  Anton Kraft, age 40, was killed when he fell between two train cars about two miles east of Lamona. He had boarded the train at Spokane while drunk. The body of Kraft was buried at Davenport. (notes from Odessa Record: 1-07-1927)


Kramer, Conrad:  (1904-1995);  “Funeral services for Conrad Kramer were held on Monday, Oct 9, at the chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport.  Mr Kramer, who was 90 years old, died on Thursday, Oct 5, 1995, in Spokane. He was born on Dec 26, 1904, at Marcellus, the son of Peter and Marie (Boos) Kramer. He grew up on a farm between Odessa and Ritzville. He married Hannah Schoesler on Dec 18, 1927 in Dryden. They farmed between Odessa and Ritzville until they moved to Lamont in 1941, where they farmed until they moved to Corvallis, OR in 1949. There, they also farmed until returning to Odessa in 1954. He worked for the Odessa Union Warehouse until the early 1960s, when the couple moved to Ephrata, where he operated a radiator and lawn mower repair shop. IN 1968, they moved to Hartline until 1995, when poor health forced him to move to Deer Park to live with his son and daughter-in-law. More recently, he had been a resident of the Regency Care Nursing Home in Spokane. He is survived by one son and his wife, Duane and Helen Kramer, of Deer Park; four grandchildren, Kathy Kramer, of Soap Lake; Kimberly Goll of Ephrata; Ronald Kramer of Spokane; and Donald Kramer of Coulee City; 7 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Harms, of Davenport; and Lydia Owens, of Lewiston, Idaho; three brothers, Martin Kramer of Odessa; Harold  Kramer, of Medical Lake, and Victor Kramer, of Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev Mark Egerston officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 1995)


Kramer, Hannah:  (1908-1976);  “Funeral services were held for Hannah Kramer of Hartline on July 21 at the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport.  Rev Fred J Ahrendt of Spokane conducted the service.  Hanna Schoesler was born near Odessa on July 25, 1908. She was married to Conrad Kramer on Dec 18, 1927, at Dryden.  The Kramers farmed for five years on a farm 13 miles east of Odessa. They later farmed in the Lamont area and returned to farm for another five years near Odessa. They moved to Hartline in 1968. Survivors include her husband, Conrad, at the home; one son, Duane Kramer, Spokane; four grandchildren and two sisters. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery at Davenport with Strate’s in charge.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1976)


Kramer, Theodore:  (1906-1955); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kretzer, Lewis H:  (1878-1943);  “Lewis H Kretzer. Dated: Oct 13, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kretzer, Minnie M:  (1884-1968); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kretzschmar, C G:  (1846-1913); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Krey, Julius:  (d. 2-14-1913; aged 64);  “Mr Julius Krey died at his home in the south part of this city, on Friday, Feb 14, 1913, aged 64 years.  The funeral occurred on Monday last from the German Lutheran church, Rev Hopf officiating, and interment in Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by his widow.” (Davenport Tribune: 2-20-1913)


Krienke, Amelia:  (1846-1907);  “Mrs Amelia Krinke of Rocklyn, died suddenly the 19th of April, aged 61. She was the mother of 12 children. Funeral services were held from the German Lutheran church in Davenport.” (Citizen: 5-03-1907);  “Mrs Amelia Krinke, wife of E Krinke who resides near Rocklyn, died very suddenly last Friday morning of heart trouble. At the time of her death she was sixty-one years of age, and was the mother of twelve children, seven of whom are living. She has resided here about seven years during which time she made many friends.  The funeral services were held Monday in the German Lutheran church here. Rev Geo Koehler conducting the service.  The remains were laid at rest in the German Lutheran Cemetery.” (Dav. Tribune: 4-25-1907); 


Krienke, Otto Carl:  (1905-1907);  d. 2-07-1907; s/o Carl & Caroline; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Krogh, Margaret M:  (1915-1991); d. 6-06-1991; w/o Ellis C; “Funeral services and interment for Margaret Magdalena Hall Krogh, 75, were held on Monday in Davenport. She passed away on Thursday, June 6.  Mrs Krogh was born on June 17, 1915 in Davenport to parents Charles Edwin Hall and Josephine Annie Winkler Hall. She attended Davenport public schools and graduated from high school in 1933. She later graduated from Kinman Business University, after which she worked at the Lincoln County Courthouse and the Spokane Country Club.  On June 15, 1940, she married Ellis Christian Krogh in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, moving shortly afterward to Lincoln and residing there until 1988. At that time health problems necessitated moving back to Davenport, where she could be close to medical facilities. In August of 1988, Mrs Krogh began dialysis treatments which continued until her death.  Margaret and Ellis Krogh raised five daughters: Janet, Patty, Judy, Carole and Christine. Besides raising her girls, Mrs Krogh enjoyed quilting, needlework and oil painting. She was also an accomplished pianist. Mrs Krogh was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over fifty years.”  (Davenport Times: 6-13-1991); 


Krueger, Grover:  (1886-1905); d. 8-29-1905; s/o Herman and Dora;  “Grover Kruger, age 19, died Tuesday morning from emphysema and an abscess on his lung. He was the oldest son and main support of widowed mother and family. He was born and raised on their Davenport farm.”  (LCT: 9-01-1905)


Krueger, Herman Sr:  (1845-1897); “Herman Kruger. Died: March 18, 1897 near Davenport, age 50 yrs; born Germany. Cause of death: pneumonia.”  (Lincoln County Auditor death return)  “Herman Krueger. Probate #288 filed April 5, 1897 with will in file. Widow: Dora Krueger.  Herman died March 18, 1897 at Davenport. Property in SW ¼ 13-25-36 and NW ¼ 24-25-36.” (Notes from Lincoln Co Superior Court Probate file #288);   Edit: Herman Krueger  married Dora Voigt on Feb 12, 1885. Their known children were Grover C, Herman Jr, Charles, Emma, George T, and Roy T. Dora died on May 4, 1932 in Oakland, CA. Their daughter Emma died two years prior to Dora and Dora was survived by their three sons: George, Roy and Charles, all of CA. Herman initially filed for a homestead on June 22, 1883 for land in Sec 12 T24 R36, but this was cancelled on March 25, 1889.


Krueger, Mike:  (1949-1976);  “Funeral services were held from the Strate Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Michael W Krueger. Mr Krueger died in a light airplane crash Oct 8. He was 27.  Mr Krueger was born June 4, 1949, in Coloma, MI. He owned and operated the Davenport Dusters ag-spray business in Davenport.  He is survived by his wife, Donna, and an infant son, Casey, both at the home. Also surviving are a brother, Dewayne Krueger, Claremore, OK; two sisters, Mrs Judy Clemmens, Davenport, and Rebecca Krueger, Claremore, OK, and his father, John F Krueger, Claremore, OK. His grandparents, Mr and Mrs Clarence Smith, Oologah, OK, also survive him. The Rev Larry Akins officiated at the services. Casket bearers were John Sawyer, Gene Clark, Carl Sorenson, Crayton Guhlke, Kent Hatfield and Bruce McGuire. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport.”  (Davenport Times: 10-14-1976); 


Kruger, Aileen Rux:  (1906-1988); w/o Elwend;  “Aileen Rosella Kruger of Spokane died Oct 7, 1988 in her home. She was 82.  Mrs Kruger was born Jan 2, 1906 to Charles Rux and Julia Bursch in Rocklyn. She attended Harrington schools and graduated in 1924. She then earned her teaching degree at Cheney Normal School. After college she taught at Cold Springs and at Earl schools, both in the Rocklyn area.  Mrs Kruger married Elwend John Kruger in 1934 in Spokane. The couple lived and farmed in the Rocklyn area until moving to Spokane in 1980. Mr Kruger preceded her in death on Oct 8, 1987.  Mrs Kruger was a past member of the Zion Methodist Church and the Wilson Grange, both of Rocklyn.  Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Karen Kruger of Spokane; three grandchildren, Deanna Roders of Spokane, Chris Kruger of Newhall, CA, and Jeff Kruger of Boise, Idaho; two great grandchildren, Joshua and Kyle Roders of Spokane; and two sisters, Beulah Olsen and Bessie Rutter, both of Davenport. Services were held October 11 in the chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Concluding services and interment was at the Mt View Cemetery, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: undated)


Kruger, Edward S:  (1892-1974);  “Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Edward S (Edd) Kruger, who died July 13, after a brief illness.  The Rev Gail Ott conducted the service and LaDonna Kruger served as organist. Music was provided by a quartet, LaDonna and Wendall Kruger, Diana and Mark Kruger. Pall bearers included Herbert Kruger, Carl Mielke, George Mielke, Robert Stelzer, Norman Stelzer and Donald French. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery.  Kruger, a retired farmer, was born Dec 11, 1892 in Rocklyn, the son of Henry and Augusta Kruger. In 1913 he married Helena Lopstein at Rocklyn. They were the first couple married in the new Zion Methodist Church. (Mrs Kruger, who died last July, was buried exactly a year before her husband.)  The couple lived at Rocklyn until 1960, when they retired and moved to Davenport. Survivors include one daughter, Esther Reinbold, and one son, Eugene Kruger, both of Davenport; one brother, Walter Kruger, Davenport, and one sister, Bertha Dietrich, Spokane. Kruger had seven grandchildren:—Nancy Joy Johnson, Wendall, Mark, Barry, Kim, Janice and Candace Kruger—and one great grandchild, Jamie Kruger, Davenport.” (Davenport Times: 13 July 1974) “In Memory of Edward S Kruger. Born: Dec 11, 1892, Rocklyn, WA. Passed Away: July 13, 1974, Davenport, WA. Funeral Services: Tuesday, July 16, 1974 at 2 p.m. Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Rev. Gail Ott officiating. Organist, LaDonna Kruger. Quartet: LaDonna and Wendell Kruger, Diana and Mark Kruger. Concluding Services and Vault Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Davenport, WA. Casket Bearers: Herbert Kruger, Carl Mielke, George Mielke, Robert Stelzer, Norman Stelzer and Donald French.” (Funeral Program)  “At Rocklyn in the Zion German Methodist Episcopal church Dec 24, 1913, a number of relatives and friends assembled to witness the marriage of Edward Samuel Krueger and Helena Lobstein (sic). At the appointed time the bridal party entered the church and made its way to the altar. Service was read by the pastor, Rev G S Roeder. The wedding march was  played by Mrs Roeder, Mrs Lena Knack of Cheney was bridesmaid and Elmer Knack of Zion was best man.” (Citizen: undated scrapbook item); 


Kruger, Elwend W:  (1909-1987); d. 10-08-1987);  “Elwend W (John) Kruger died Oct 8, 1987, in Spokane. Mr Kruger was a former resident of Rocklyn and a past member of the Rocklyn Zion Church and Wilson Grange. Survivors include his wife, Aileen Kruger, of the home; one son, Jerry Kruger, Spokane; a brother, Herbert Kruger of Davenport; three grandchildren, two great grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Ella Rutter Hilsbury. Services were held Oct 12 in the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home. Interment was in Davenport’s Mt View Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge.” (Davenport Times: 10-15-1987)


Kruger, Helena Lopstein:  (1892-1973);  “Helena Kruger.—Her home Davenport, WA. She is survived by her husband, Edd Kruger at the home; one son, Eugene Kruger, Davenport, WA. one daughter, Mrs Adolphe (Esther) Reinbold, Davenport; 7 grandchildren: Mark, Barry, Kim, Janice, Kandace Kruger, all of Davenport; Wendell Kruger, Lynden, WA; Mrs Nancy Johnson, Albany, OR; 1 great granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs Dave Stelzer, Davenport, WA; Mrs Lydia Baumert, Los Angeles, CA.  Funeral services will be held Monday, July 16, 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. The Rev James Terry officiating. Interment Mt View Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Spokesman: undated) “Funeral services were held Monday for Helena Kruger, Davenport, who died July 11, (1973). The Rev James Terry and the Rev Gale Ott officiated at the services held at the Strate Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Born in Berlin, Germany, on Christmas Day, 1892, Mrs Kruger came to the Rocklyn area to visit her sister, Albertina Neuman, in 1910. She married Ed Kruger in Rocklyn on Christmas Eve, 1913; the couple had lived in the Rocklyn area since then and would have celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary later this year. Pallbearers included Robert Stelzer, Norman Stelzer, Herbert Kruger, Elwend Kruger, Carl Mielke and George Mielke. Survivors included her husband, Edd, at the home; a son, Eugene Kruger, Davenport; a daughter, Esther Reinbold, Davenport; seven grandchildren, Mark, Barry, Ken, Janice, and Kandace Kruger, Davenport; Wendell Kruger, Lynden; Nancy Johnson, Albany, Oregon; one great granddaughter, Jamie Laurel Kruger; two sisters, Mrs Dave Stelzer, Davenport; Lydia Baumert, Los Angeles, CA.” (Davenport Times: 7-19-1973)


Kruse, Clara Spining:  (1858-1961); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kruse, Minnie May:  (1899-1964); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kucks surname:  There were locally two John Henry Kucks, or Henry John Kucks. One was involved in the Zion German Methodist Church of Rocklyn and the other prominent in the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport.  (Edit: H Kucks was one of the signing charter members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport which organized Nov 12, 1891.); 


Kucks, Catharine:  (1868-1946);  “Catherine Kucks. Dated: Jan 4, 1946.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kucks, Henry John:  (1862-1951);  “John Henry Kucks. Dated: July 11, 1951.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)“Retired Farmer Dies At Work in Garden. Davenport, WA, July 13.—Funeral services for John Henry Kucks, 88, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lutheran Church here. The Rev R H Schwindt will officiate. Burial will be in the Davenport Cemetery. The Baumgarner funeral home is in charge. Mr Kucks, a retired farmer, dropped dead Wednesday afternoon while working in the garden at his home. Born in Germany, he came to Baltimore, MD, when 19 years old and lived in South Dakota and California before starting to farm near Davenport.  Survivors are two second cousins, Henry Kuicks in Montana and John Kuicks in Minnesota.” (Spokesman Review: undated scrapbook item)


Kucks, Ida Vohwinkel:  (1879-1944); w/o Henry John; d/o P E and Henrietta Vohwinkel;  “Ida Kucks. Dated: Jan 15, 1944.”  (Bumgarner Funeral Index);  (Edit: Henry and Ida were married Jan 23, 1896 and had an adopted son, Freddie Rupp, which see also); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kuck, Mabel: (added, unconfirmed burial); “Miss Mabel Kuck, who lived with the family of her brother near Creston, died in Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, Sunday of last week, under an operation for appendicitis.” (Citizen: 8-09-1907)


Kummer, Antonia:  for Mrs Antonia Kummer, see Antonia Porak Kartak, with her first husband.


Kurz, Infant:  (d. 6-03-1900); d/o Ludwig & Marg.;  (Per family report, John Ludwig Kurz and Anna  Margaretha Maurer had eight children, and this infant died at birth and was the twin sister of Mabel Marie, who survived to 1963.); (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)


Kurz, J Ludwig:  (1864-1924);  d. 8-13-1924;  “J Ludwig Kurz, a resident of the Davenport district for many years, died at his home in Spokane, Wednesday evening, following an extended illness. He had lived in Spokane for several years since he retired form farming here.  Mr Kurz was born in Germany in 1864 and came to the United States in 1882, settling at Logansport, IN.  Later he moved to Minnesota and in 1889 to Spokane. In 1891 he came to Lincoln County and took up a homestead where Rocklyn now is located. After improving this homestead, he sold it and bought 320 acres south of Davenport.  He was married March 25, 1891, to Margaret Maurer. He is survived by his widow, five daughters, Mrs W C Stutheit, Reardan; Mrs C W Seegar, Davenport; Alma, Mabel and Meta of Spokane; two sons, Herbert of Spokane, and Harry of Davenport. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.” (14 Aug 1924-Dav. Tribune)


Kurz, Margaret Maurer:  (1862-1950); d. 7-30-1950; d/o John George Maurer; w/o John  Ludwig Kurz; (Tombstone viewed by Lartigues in 1973-74)  “Interment services were held in Mountain View Cemetery at Davenport August 2, for Mrs Margaret Kurz, pioneer of this area, who died in Spokane July 30. She moved to Spokane about 30 years ago. Survivors include two sons and five daughters.” (Citizen: 8-11-1950)


Kyle, Jessie L Webster:  (1868-1957); w/o Wm H; d. 7-11-1957 in Spokane;  (Edit:  Jessie L Webster was the daughter of Theodore L Webster. The family census of 1880 at Pleasant, Lincoln Co, KS shows Theodore, 52; Orilla M, 29; Jessie L, 11; Joseph H, 2; and William A, 1.)   For the data of the 1900 census see Wm H Kyle record.


Kyle, Norma Mildred:  (1915-1964);  d/o Charles and Rena M;  “Norma Mildred Kyle. Birth: 4-22-1915 in Lincoln County. Father: Charles N Kyle; Mother: Rena M Denson.” (Lincoln County Auditor);


Kyle, Twin Daughters: (d. 1919); Father: Charles N Kyle; Mother: Rena M Denson.


Kyle, Verna:  (d. 11-03-1916 at Davenport; Aged: 6 mos);  (Edit:  Verna Kyle was a daughter of Charles Norman Kyle and Rena M Denson Kyle, who were married in Davenport, WA on Oct 29, 1912.)


Kyle, William H:  (1866-1942); h/o Jessie “William H Kyle; Dated: Oct 17, 1941.” (Bumgarner Funeral Index); (Edit: Wm H Kyle was born in Independence, Kansas to Hugh Kyle and Samantha Anderson.) (Edit: A daughter of Wm H and Jessie Kyle was Mattie Kyle, who became the wife of Alpha V Shanks on Oct 16, 1916 at Spokane, WA. Mattie’s mother, Jessie, and Wilbur Kyle were the two witnesses.);  “William Kyle, Feb 1866, grain warehouseman; Jessie L Kyle, Sept 1868; Clifton E, Aug 1890; Mattie E, Oct 1891; Wilber P, Dec 1892; Dera B, March 1896.”  (Family of Wm Kyle on the 1900 Branham, Whitman Co, WA census);  (Edit: Clifton E Kyle, son of WH & Jessie, married Evangeline Leland on May 12, 1919 in Spokane.)


Kysar, Margery F:  “Margery F Kysar. Harrington.—Funeral for Margery F Kysar, of Harrington, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept 1, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church 359008 SR 25 N, north of Davenport. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport.  Mrs Kysar died Aug 28 at her Harrington home.  She and her husband, Paul, lived in the Lamona-Odessa area for a time before they moved to Harrington. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Duane Kysar; a granddaughter, Maddlyn Schoenfelder; a brother, David Redinger; and a sister, Beth Foley.  Besides by her husband of 40 years, she leaves 11 children: Dorothy Bergman of Woodland, WA, Robert Kysar of Sprague; Paula Anderson of Castle Rock, WA; David Kysar of Davenport; Lynnette Lindberg of LaCenter, WA; Roberta Kysar of Vancouver, WA; Randy Kysar of Davenport; Mary Schoenfelder of Yacolt, WA; Carolyn Tikka of Woodland; Amy Tanninen and Gunnar Kysar, both of Davenport; 55 grandchildren; a brother, Donald Redinger of Spearfish, SD; two sisters, Edith Blakeman of Sheridan, WY; and Dorothy Stewart of Sundance, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.” (Davenport Times: 8-31-2006)



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