Obituaries at the Cincinnati Library

2015 03-10 Cincy LibraryThe Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is 700 miles away.

While I wait for warm weather and time off of work I can view the library virtually here.

And I can use some of the library’s many resources from the comfort of my home. I’m thankful for a service provided by the very helpful reference librarians in Cincinnati.

Recently I requested three Schmitt family obituaries by sending an email to I wrote

“May I ask for your assistance please with three obits for the same person?

Christina (nee Schmitt) Kirchheiner died 06 Feb 1911. Her funeral receipt mentions funeral notices posted in the Volksblatt, the Enquirer and the Times Star.

I very much appreciate your help!

Kindest regards,”

The very same day I received:

“Thank you for using the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for your information needs. Please find attached the document scans that you requested:

Death Notices for Christina (nee Schmitt) Kirchheiner who died on 06 Feb 1911

Cincinnati Volksblatt 2/08/1911; 8:4

Cincinnati Times Star 2/08/1911; 11:8 (This notice lists her as Christian (nee Schmidt) Kirchheiner)

Cincinnati Enquirer 2/08/1911; 7:1 (This notice also gives Schmidt as the maiden name)

I was able to locate two notices that the family placed in the Cincinnati Enquirer on anniversaries of her death.  I am including those scans.

“In Loving Memory”  Cincinnati Enquirer 2/08/1914; 5

“In Memory” Cincinnati Enquirer 2/06/1916; 5″

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