Alwin Carl Kirmse – Funeral

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Alwin Karl Kirmse
Alwin Karl Kirmse[1]

Note on the back of the photograph
Note on the back of the photograph


Alwin Carl Kirmse is the son of Wilhelm Kirmse and Martha Margaretha Cordes.


Alwin died as a teenager from appendicitis on September 28, 1928, in the Cherokee Hospital, Cherokee, Oklahoma.


September 30, 1928 – Date of funeral


Alva, Oklahoma – the casket is shown in front of the Zion Lutheran Church alter in Alva.


Alwin K. Kirmse Gravestone
Alwin K. Kirmse Gravestone

Death Documentation

Death Certificate
Death Certificate
Zion Lutheran Death Register
Zion Lutheran Death Register[2]
Page: 348
Year: 1928
Number 2
Name: Alwin Carl Kirmse
Death Date: Sept 28, 1928 8:15 p.m. in Hospital in Cherokee
Burial Date: Sept 30
Age: 17 year 3 month 2 day
Kin: Eltern (Parents), GroMuther (Grandmother), Ein (1) Bruder (Brother), 3 Schwestern (Sisters)


  1. Scanned from photographs shared by Judy (Kirmse) Yordi, April 26, 2015.
  2. Scanned from Zion Lutheran Church Records, December, 2003.