Geideman, Emma

Emma Geideman
June 17, 1875-May 18, 1963

Niles Daily Star, Monday, May 20, 1963, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Emma Geideman, 87, 509 Pokagon St., died Saturday at 5:40 p.m. at Pawating Hospital where she had been a patient for 24 days.  She had been ill for two months.

Mrs. Geideman was born in Michigan City June 17, 1875 and came here from Michigan City about 51 years ago.

Her husband Charles died about 20 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m Tuesday at the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Theodore Laesch, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Graham, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Graham
April 5, 1875-April 20, 1963

Niles Daily Star, Monday, April 22, 1963, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services for Thomas J. Graham, 88, of 55 Desaix St., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pifer Funeral Home.  The Rev. Gordon D. Everett, pastor of the First Evangelical Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

He died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Pawating Hospital after being ill one year.

Mr. Graham was born April 5, 1875, in Niles, and lived his life-time here.

Survivors include his widow, Blanche; a son, Joe, Niles; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Born, Lansing; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.


Greer, Ruthie Lee (Hughes)

Ruthie Lee Greer
Jan. 3, 1929-May 7, 1963

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, May 7, 1963, page 2, col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Ruthie L. Greer, 34, of 2276 Mulder Drive, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient five  days. She had been ill three weeks.

Mrs. Greer was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Philipp, Miss., and came to Niles from that city three years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Lee; three daughters, Miss Eva Jane Greer, Philipp, and the Misses Doris and Ruth Geer[sic], Niles; three sons, Eura, Cornelius and Jerome, all of  Niles; her father, James Hughes, Philippp; a sister, Mrs. Clara Manuel, Philipp; and two brothers, William Odell Hughes, Detroit, and Cornelious Hughes, Louisville, Ky.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in her church. The Rev. F.S. Smith, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbroook Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Kiger Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Keyes, Robert Paul

Robert Paul Keyes
March 7, 1899-May 17, 1963

Niles Daily Star, Friday, May 17, 1963, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Robert Paul Keyes, 64, of 404 N. 4th St., died at 2 a.m.  today in Pawating Hospital. In ill health for more than a year, he was admitted to the hospital, Saturday.

He was born March 7, 1899, in New Florence, Pa. He moved from Gary to Niles in 1937.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Bertha Keyes, Monterey Park, Calif.; his widow, Myrtle; a daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Zaring, Columbia, Mo.; a son, Stewart, Flint; and two grandsons.

A World War I veteran, he was a member of the VFW Post 209, Jefferson  City, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pifer Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Carlton, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Saturday afternoon.


Muntz, Herman

Herman Muntz
Dec. 25, 1879-Jan. 12, 1923

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Friday, January 12, 1923, page 5, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Herman Muntz Dies In Detroit Today

Mr. and Mrs. August Muntz, South Third street, received word this afternoon of the death of their son, Herman, in Detroit, after about six weeks of illness  with an infection of the throat. The body will be brought to Niles. Mr. Muntz was about 43 years old.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Saturday, January 13, 1923, page 8, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral Services for H. Muntz Monday


The body of Herman Muntz will be brought to Niles tomorrow from Detroit and will be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Muntz, 805 South Third street, where the funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellow lodge.  Burial will take place in Silver Brook cemetery.

Mr. Muntz was born in Germany on December 25, 1879. He came to Niles about 39 years ago and had been a resident of this city until seven years ago when he went to Detroit to work.

A few weeks ago he developed a serious attack of  tonsilitis, but after submitting to an operation about six weeks ago, was apparently recovering, until yesterday when he died shortly before noon. He is survived by his parents and by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Bertha Webb, of Kenosha, Wis., who arrived in Niles today; Gus Muntz, Frank Muntz, Mrs. Charles Mouchour and William Muntz, all of Niles.

The body will be brought to Niles by Gus Muntz, a brother of the deceased.

Mr. Muntz had been employed by the Michigan Stamping company in Detroit.

Fraternally the deceased was identified with Berrien county lodge, I.O.O.F.