Former Resident Dies
John J. Kreischer Had Been Ailing for Two Years
John Jacob Kreisher [sic], 66, formerly of this city [Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY], died this morning at his home at Taft's Settlement following an illness of two years. He had been confined to his befor [sic] for about nine weeks.
Mr. Kreischer moved to Taft's Settlement about twenty years ago and had operated a farm.
He was born in Germany July 5th, 1849, and came to this country when a young man. Besides his widow, Mrs. Katherine Kreischer [Gilcher], he leaves three sons, Charles [Carl], Otto and Alfred Kreischer and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with burial at North Syracuse.
[The above article appeared in the Syracuse Herald, Aug. 26, 1915. A second, shorter obituary, with photo, ran the following day (see immediately below). The Syracuse Post-Standard ran a very small notice, without photo (not transcribed).]
John J. Kreischer, Former Syracusan, who died yesterday at Taft's Settlement
[photo, same as the one found in the Kreischer family German Bible]
The funeral of John J. Kreischer, 66, a former resident of this city, who died yesterday at Taft's Settlement, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home with burial at North Syracuse. Mr. Kreischer operated a farm at Taft's Settlement for about twenty years. He leaves his widow, three sons and three grandchildren.
[The following notice turned up in the Kreischer family Bible, an unidentified typewritten clipping, probably from the bulletin or newsletter of the church the Kreischers attended]:
Last Sunday afternoon we laid to rest the remains of Johann Jakob Kreischer of North Syracuse at the age of 66 years. The brother had been con- [sic] to his house for over a year, but was relieved from his suffering August 26th when his spirit departed in faith and confidence to his home prepared for him by his Lord and Savior. He leaves to mourn his faithful wife with whom he journed [sic] through life for 32 years, and three sons. His armchair is vacant, as well as his place in our Church. He has finished the fight, he kept the Faith, the promise is his--The Crown of Glory.