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Hoffert-Kirk, Helen - Death

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Hoffert-Kirk, Jennie - Marriage

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Kirk, Andrew - Death
11 February 1915 - ROME DAILY SENTINEL - ROME, NY


  Well Known Lewis County Farmer Succumbs to Appendicitis

  Andrew Kirk, who lived in the town of Lewis, three miles from West Leyden, died in the Rome Infirmary at 11 o'clock on Wednesday night. He was brought to the institution about a week ago suffering  with appendicitis. He was to have been operated on but his physical condition would not permit it.
  Mr. Kirk was born in Lewis county 38 years ago and always lived there. He was a farmer and highly respected by all. His wife, who was Elizabeth Rhinebeck, survives, with four small childern; the father, Jacob Kirk, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Frank Alder, Frank Kirk and Elizabeth, Rome; Mrs. John Lewis and Mrs. William Wilbert, West Leyden; George, Constableville; Anthony, Boonville, and Leo and Joseph, at home.
  Undertaker C. W. Trainor came here from West Leyden this afternoon and took the body home. The funeral will be held in St. Mary's Church, Prussian Settlement, on Saturday at 10 a.m. and interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.
Kirk, Anthony - Death

  Elderly Ava Man is Killed in Accident on Farm Late Friday

  Anthony F. Kirk, 85, Town of Ava, died early Saturday in Rome Hospital of injuries suffered in an accident on his farm just off Route 26 late Friday.
  Mr. Kirk, who resided with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Brownell on RD 1, West Leyden, was found about 7:45 p.m. Friday in a field several feet from a team of horses and a mowing machine. He suffered multiple contusions, a fractured right hip, chest injuries, and shock. He died shortly after midnight.
  State police from Lowville made the initial investigation. They report that Kirk and Brownell had been haying. About 6 p.m. the latter went to the house to do the milking and have supper. He was to bring Kirk's meal to the field. When Mr. and Mrs. Brownell went back to the field they found the team of horses ?? in the fence and Kirk lying face up some distance away. He was conscious and did not know what happened.
  He was taken to the hospital in the West Leyden Fire Department emergency car. Coroner Thomas A. Cox rules the death due to accidental causes.
  Funeral was at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Trainor Funeral Home in Boonville and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in West Leyden. The Rev. ?? officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
  Pallbearers were Terry Wilbert, ?? Wilbert, Bruce Wilbert, Dennis Wilbert, Theodore Kirk, and Lawrence Kirk.
  A native of Fish Creek, Mr. Kirk was born June 28, 1881, so of Jacob and Helen Hoffert Kirk, and had spent his entire life in the vicinity of West Leyden.
  He married the former Gertrude Rowland Deely in 1910.
  Mr. Kirk purchases the homestead farm from his father in 1931, and had lived their since.
  Mr. Kirk was a member of St. Mary's Church, West Leyden.
  Surviving besides the daughter, are his wife in Blossvale; three sons, Stuart of Rome, Raymond of Point Rock, Lawrence of Taberg; 10 grandchildren; a brother Leo Kirk of Verona; two sisters, Mrs. William (Anna) Wilberg of West Leyden and Mrs. Elizabeth Koons of Boonville. Another daughter, Bernice, died in 1939.   
Kirk, Edith M. - Death 

  Edit M. Kirk, 81, Dies in Boonville

  BOONVILLE - Edith M. Kirk, 81, formerly of Academy Street, died Tuesday, July 11, at Sunset Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since December 1993.
  The funeral was Thursday, July 13, at Trainor Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. David Orzel, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, West Leyden.
  Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church Memorial Fund.
  Surviving are two sisters, Magdalene H. Kirk and Maude Kirk, both of Boonville; two brothers, Paul L. Kirk, Boonville, and Lawrence Kirk, West Edmeston; three nieces and a nephew.
  Born Jan 31, 1914, in West Leyden, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Rhinebeck Kirk, she moved with her family to Boonville in 1915. She attended Boonville schools and was employed by Rome Air Depot for a time.
  For many years, Miss Kirk was a cook and housekeeper in Boonville area homes. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.
Kirk-Seelman-Koons, Elizabeth - Death

  Mrs. Elizabeth M. Koons

  Mrs. Elizabeth M. Koons, 93 of Boonville, formerly of West Leyden, died at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility on Tuesday evening, July 20. Mrs. Koons entered the Extended Care Facility on August 6, 1976.
  Born in Rome on March 7, 1889, she was a daughter of Jacob and Helen Hoffert Kirk. Her younger life was spent in the vicinity of West Leyden. Her first husband was Edward Seelman. The Seelmans operated a farm in the Town of Floyd before his death in December 1930. Her marriage to Barnard Koons took place in 1932. Thereafter, they settled on a farm at Prussian Settlement near West Leyden. After they retired they moved to West Leyden. Mr. Koons died in May 1947. Mrs. Koons had been employed by the Nunhaver Family in Boonville until ill health forced her retirement. Mrs. Koons was a member of St. Joseph's Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Howard Seelman of Vernon and Harold Seelman, Boonville; two daughters Mrs. Leona Stump of Boonville and Mrs. Florence Platt, Rome; one brother, Leo Kirk of Verona; 29 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
  Funeral services are held on Friday, July 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home and at 9 at St. Joseph's Church., where Reverend Richard R. Thompson, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rome. Those who served as pallbearers at the funeral were: Roy Seelman, Garry Seelman, Steven Seelman, Robert Seelman, Charles Sasenbury, and Robert Conover.
Kirk, Florence - Wedding


  Constableville - Miss Florence R. Kirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kirk of Constableville and Leo Neupert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neupert of Buffalo were married this morning at 9 at a nuptial Mass in St. Mary's Church by the Rev. Joseph P. Meslin, pastor.
  Miss Lorena Kirk and Francis Kirk, cousin and brother of the bride were attendants.
  The bride was gowned in a suite of blue velvet with trimmings of gold and black and wore gold accessories and a corsage of white roses.
  The bridesmaid was dressed in a black suit trimmed with white with matching accessories and a corsage of pink roses.
  A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, after which the couple left for New York to return later to Buffalo where they will reside.
Hoffert-Kirk, Jennie - Death

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Kirk-Alder, Emma - Wedding

  Miss Emma Kirk and Frank Alder, both of this city, were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon at St. Mary's Church, Rev. Father Rieger officiated. The groom is a member of the firm of Alder Bros. liverymen, and the couple will make their home in this city. They will have the congratulations of a host of friends.  
Kirk, Francis J. - Death

  BOONVILLE — Francis J. Kirk, 95, a former resident of State Rt. 46, and more recently of Kortenaer Village, Boonville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
  He was born on May 31, 1917, at the Kirk family homestead farm on the Fish Creek Road, near Constableville, a son of Nicholas and Jennie Hoffert Kirk. Francis attended Byrons Corners Rural School, completing his education at Constableville Central School; afterwards for several years he worked on the family farm.
  On November 28, 1942, Francis was united in marriage with Anna G. Leffingwell, at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville. After that the couple settled on the Kirk homestead farm, where they lived until the early 1950’s when the couple purchased a farm on Rt. 12D near Boonville. For a time the Kirks operated a roller skating rink and dance hall at that farm, later converting the barn into an active dairy farm. In the 1950’s Mr. Kirk was also employed as a sawyer at Boonville Furniture Co. and in the later 1950’s he was employed for a builders union in the construction of Rome State School and the Fish Creek Dam, now known as Boyd’s Dam, located near Swancott’s Mill, in the Town of Lewis.
  In 1960 Mr. Kirk founded F.J. Kirk & Sons Construction Co., a company that was involved in the construction of many homes, farm and commercial buildings throughout northern Oneida and Lewis Counties. He constructed the buildings that housed the new Hills Department Store and The Pub, in Downtown Boonville, after Hills Department Store and the Village Tavern, were destroyed in a fire in November, 1969.
  In 1977, Francis and his wife, Anna, founded and built the Red Carpet Skate way, located on North Post St. in Boonville, which was the largest and finest roller skating rink of its kind in upstate New York. They operated the skating rink until 1981. Mrs. Kirk died on December 4, 1988.
  Mr. Kirk retired from the construction business in January 1978; later he operated a small farm and raised and sold many vegetables from his home on Rt. 46. After he retired, the construction business was passed to his son, Ronald, continuing under his ownership at this time, and Francis purchased land on the Fish Creek Road, where he constructed a camp and operated a logging and fire wood business.
  Francis was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, and a former member of Boonville Lodge of Elks # 2158, where he served as Chaplin.
  He greatly loved his eight children and is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Nelson Bowen, Nancy and Thomas Krywosa, Jeannie Kirk and long time companion, Larry Kent and Judy and James Denslow, all of Boonville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas (Laura), NC, Wayne (Darlene), Ronald (Kari) and Leonard (Deborah), all of Boonville; seventeen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The last of a family of seven brothers and sisters, Mr. Kirk was predeceased by four sisters, Florence Kirk, Alyce Witten, Rita Ingersoll and Lucinda Blum; and three brothers, Edwin, Erwin, and Lawrence.
  His Funeral will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O’Brien, pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Sunday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Our Hope at St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund at 108 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.
Kirk, Jacob - Death


  JACOB KIRK, 84, one of the oldest residents of West Leyden, was found dead in bed last Thursday morning by members of his daughter's family, with who he resided.
  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirk and was born in a log cabin near Byrons Corners May 1, 1848. One Jan 10, 1872, he married Elizabeth Hoffert, who died Nov 13, 1931. About 16 years after their marriage the couple moved to a farm at Steuben Hill, near Rome. For the past 18 years they resided in West Leyden. In 1922 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
  Twelve children were born to them, nine of whom are living. Mr. Kirk was a staunch Democrat and always took pride in casting his vote on election day. He was a member of St. Mary's church, West Leyden, where funeral services were held.
Kirk-Blum, Lucinda - Wedding


  Weds Sgt. R. A. Blum in Double Ring Service

  Miss Lucinda M. Kirk, 103 W. Dominick St. Rome, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Kirk and the late Nicholas Kirk, Constableville, was joined in marriage with Sgt. Raymond A. Blum, Griffiss Air Base, Rome, son of Mrs. Maude Blum, Everett, Washington, in a double ring ceremony at St. Peter's Church, Rome, at 10 am, Saturday. Rev. John J. Burke officiated. Mr. Smith played the traditional wedding music.
  The bride was attired in a charcoal gray satin street length dress with high neckline, ?? ?? bundle effect with large tie in back. She wore a corsage of pink roses and white pompon, a string of pink pearls and ear rings to match pink accessories. She was given away in marriage by her youngest brother, Lawrence H. Kirk. Her maid of honor, Mrs. Rosell Nellenback, chose a royal blue dress and wore a yellow corsage with yellow accessories. The bridesmaid, Miss Marion Smith, wore a pearl gray dress, a corsage or pink roses and pink accessories. The best man was Cpl. Connie Martin and Mr. Rosell Nellenback was usher.
  Mrs. Blum is a graduate of Constableville High School and Utica Excelsior School of Business and at present is employed in the office of John P. Connell Insurance, Rome. Sgt. Blum attended Washington schools and served twenty eight months in the Pacific theatre during the war. At present he is stationed in Griffiss Air Base.
  After the wedding breakfast, which was given by Mrs. Rosell Nellenback, Stokes Hill, the couple left on a trip to Niagra Falls. After Tuesday they will reside at 103 W. Dominick St., Rome.
Kirk-Reese, Mary Anna - Death

  Mary Anna Reese

  Rome - Mary Anna Reese, 63, resident of the Town of Floyd for many years, died last night, Apr. 29, 1936, in a Rome hospital.
  She had been crippled for five years and had been confined to her bed since December 1935. She was taken to the hospital Sunday.
  She was born in Lewis County, May 14, 1872, daughter of the late Jacob and Helen Huffered Kirk and married George H. Reese, Nov. 14 1896.
  Surviving with her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lockwood, Steuben, and five sons, Willard J., Morayla, Fred J., McConnellsville, Frank E., Floyd, Andrew A., Steuben, and George D., Trenton; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Alder, Rome, Mrs. Barney Koons, and Mrs. William Wilbert, West Leyden; five brothers, Anthony, Leo, George Kirk, West Leyden; Joseph, Boonville, Frank, Chicago, also 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Kirk, Nicholas - Death

  Constableville - Nicholas Kirk, 75, died Dec. 26, 1947, at the home of his son Edwin Kirk, on Mohawk Hill Rd.
  He had been in ill health for two years. He was the son of Anthony and Mary Nellenbach Kirk and was born in the Town of Highmarket Jan 26, 1872. He married Miss Jennie Hoffert on Nov. 3, 1903, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, the Rev. Joseph Wiend officiating.
  After his marriage, Mr. Kirk bought a farm on Fish Creek Road, which he operated for 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church at Constableville, the Holy Name Society of Port Leyden and a member of the Leyden Grange.
  Surviving are his wife; four sons, Edwin of Constableville; Erwin, Port Leyden; Francis, Boonville, and Lawrence, in FLorida; three daughters, Miss Alice Kirk, Norfolk, VA, and Lucinda and Rite Kirk, Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Heath, and Mrs. Barbara Ridgeway, both of Rochester; four brothers, William, Mohawk Hill Rd; George, Clinton, and Andrew and Edward Kirk, Rome.
  Funeral services will be today, with a prayer service at his home at 10, and a Mass in St. Mary's Church at 10:30. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Constableville.
Kirk-Ingersoll, Rita - Death

  Constableville Native Dies at 65
  CONSTABLEVILLE - Rita M. Ingersoll, 65, Houlihan Road, Florence, a native of Canstableville, died Saturday, Nov 6, at her home after a brief illness.
  The funeral was Wednesday, Nov. 10, in St. John's Church, Camden. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.
  Contributions may be made to Hospice Care Inc., New Hartford.
  Surviving are her husband, Dorcus, two daughters, Joyce Thomas, Redfield, and Joanne Willson, Camden, a son, James, Boonville; a sister, Lucinda Blum, Rome; two brothers, Francis and Lawrence, both of Boonville, and six grandchildren.
  Mrs. Ingersoll had lived in the Camden area for many years. She retired as a departments head in 1991 from the Cathedral Envelope Corp. after more than 20 years of service.
  She was a member of St. John's Church and its Catholic Women's Club.