Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day 2013 - Jacob J. Kirchner

This low granite stone is located along the south edge of the North Ridge and along the same path as the grave of Captain William Wooley (Civil War).  It marks the grave of Corporal Jacob J. Kirchner, a Marine who died in World War I.  The Albany city directory for 1907 show a Jacob J. Kirchner as employed at Kirchner Brothers, a brewing company on Central Avenue.  The directory lists him as bookkeeper at the bottling plant at 228 Spruce Street.  He was thirty years old when he was killed at Saint-Mihiel, France.

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