August Ganzer (1848-1880). How did he die? Where is he buried? So far, neither findagrave.com nor any contributors here have a record of August Ganzer being buried with his parents and siblings in Ganzer Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Mo. But according to family oral history and according to the obituary of his widow, August Ganzer died in about 1880, while he and his wife of six years (Augusta Muller Ganzer) were living next door to his parents Andreas J. and Elizabeth Ganzer, in Jackson County, Missouri. Old family notes from oral history say it was pneumonia, while others in the family say that he fell through ice on a frozen lake. Family oral history says he was buried in Ganzer Cemetery. But so far, I can't find a death certificate at Missouri Heritage (pre-1910), nor does anybody report seeing a grave marker for him at Ganzer Cemetery.