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Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen in Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of 1st Lt. William L. Janssen; Article on back of photo; "William L. Janssen, son of J. W. Janssen, 312 South Edward street, recently received his silver pilot's wings and the commission of second lieutenant at the…

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kreher

Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kreher. Mr. Kreher came to Decatur in 1875, and worked at Blenz and Danzeisen for 2 years. He also worked with the Imboden Brothers Market for 2 years. Later, he went back to work with Adam Blenz, then went into…

George W. Kraft

Photograph of George W. Kraft (d. 8/21/1851, d. 8/26/1931). He was a business man and hotel owner, who was originally from Baltimore, MD. He came to Decatur at 13 years old, and was enrolled in the 3rd Ward School. He spent his summers working for…

A.S. Knouff

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Photograph of A.S. Knouff (b. 3/17/1837, d. 3/26/1926). He was the secretary of Decatur Lumber & Manufacturing Co. He worked there for 35 years, and retired in January 1926. Knouff was a member of the First Methodist Church. The photo was taken…

William "Bill" Knight

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Photograph of William "Bill" Knight. Knight ran a news stand at N. Water and E. North Sts., and later, in the Post Office. He was also an inspector at the Mueller Co. until 1930. In 1952, an article appeared in the Coronet Magazine that stated…

Kizer Family

Photograph of the Kizer family in a yard with a house in the background. The photo was used in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Fred Kipp

Photograph of Fred Kipp (d. 8/8/1928). He was a prominent grocer in Decatur. He came to Decatur in 1882, and was in business with Mark Moran for several years before going out on his own. The store was located on E. Eldorado St. Kipp was a former…

George Chandler Kinsman

Photograph of George Chandler Kinsman (d. 9/18/1938). He was the former superintendent of the Wabash telegraph system. He left Decatur in 1912, after working 44 years for the Wabash Railroad, and moved to California. His second wife was Abbie…

Leonard F. Kinister

Photograph of Leonard F. Kinister. He was originally from Grand Rapids, MI, and in 1918, was appointed scout executive of the Decatur Boy Scouts Council. He resigned from that post in 1923. He was the secretary, treasurer, and general manager of…

Arthur W. Kinkade

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Photograph of Arthur W. Kinkade. He was the business manager for the Decatur school district from 1915 to 1922, and the manual training instructor in the Decatur public schools from 1910 to 1915. From 1923 to 1927, he was living in Seattle, WA and…