1017 users online (196 members and 821 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,007

    Exclamation PA: Kenneth E. Butzer dob 10/12/1930 date found: 8/04/11

    https://claimus.org/cases/357

    Mr. Butzer is under the jurisdiction of the Burke county coroner's office in Pennsylvania.

    claimus case 357

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    1,696
    Kenneth's mother, Hazel, passed away in 1996 and his father, Eugene, passed away in 1989.

    In the 1940 census, Kenneth was the only child.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,007
    ok, let's at least see if we can find an aunt/uncle, cousin or other distant relative.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    572
    A few bits I found.

    The address history I found for Kenneth E. Butzer covers Lancaster, Kutztown, and Reading, all of Pennsylvania.

    I did find this interesting news article in the Intelligencer Journal / Lancaster New Era from November 19, 2009 that says:

    In a separate incident, Kenneth Eugene Butzer Jr., 51, of 210 S. Prince St., was charged with stealing $7.75 worth of beer from the Belvedere Inn's carry-out section at the rear of the 402 N. Queen St. building on Nov. 8, he said. Butzer has one prior retail theft conviction.
    I'm wondering if this could be Kenneth E. Butzer's son? 210 S. Prince Street is apparently the location of a ministry and homeless outreach center so if it is, perhaps this is why he is not able to claim his father, or maybe doesn't even know?

    I also found this Reading Eagle Press post on the search for Kenneth E. Butzer's next of kin: Link here.

    The Berks County coroner's office said Thursday that it is looking for the next of kin of Kenneth E. Butzer, 81, who was found dead in his apartment at 1043 Franklin St.

    Butzer was found by his landlord, who was not identified.
    If I follow the trail of Kenneth E. Butzer's full name being Kenneth Eugene Butzer (not confirmed), I have so far only found this listing which could be another person completely since it is from Nevada with no other information such as possible age:

    "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005," Kenneth Eugene Butzer, 1985
    Name: Kenneth Eugene Butzer
    Titles & Terms:
    Event: Marriage
    Event Date: 02 Feb 1985
    Event Place: Carson City, , Nevada, United States
    Residence: California
    Registration Date: 08 Feb 1985
    Registration Place: Carson City, , Nevada
    Gender: Male
    Spouse: Susan Eileen Naves
    Spouse's Titles & Terms:
    Spouse's Residence: California
    Officiant: Religious celebrant
    County Page: 57
    County Book: 118
    Instrument Number: 70836
    Control Year: 1985
    Control Alias:
    Archive Film Number: 004241

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    572
    I might be chasing down too distant a path, but I spent some time researching Kenneth B. Butzer's father's line. Hopefully it's the right Eugene Butzer!

    Going backwards:

    1940 census (link here): Eugene Butzer is married to Hasel Butzer with one son, Kenneth Butzer in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster, PA.

    1930 census (link here): Eugene Butzer is a lodger in the Hicks household in Ephrata, PA.

    1920 census (link here): Eugene Butzer is the son of Ellis W. Butzer and Mary Butzer with older brother Emory C. Butzer and younger sister Florence Butzer, all in Lancaster, PA.

    1910 census (link here): Eugene S. B. Butzer is the son of Elis A. Butzer (spelling and middle initial differ from 1920) and Mary Butzer with older brother Henry C. Butzer (differs from "Emory C. Butzer" in 1920), all in Lititz, Lancaster, PA.

    For Emory, I found an SSDI listing.

    For Florence, I found this death record (link here):
    SNAVELY, Florence B. (BUTZER) 1912-2001
    Florence B. Snavely, SS# 189-09-7035
    Born: 1-17-1912, Lititz, Pa.
    Died: 5-18-2001, Lititz, Pa.
    Wife: Carl D. Snavely, died 1983
    Daughter: Ellis and Mary Baer Butzer.
    Burial: Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, Pa.
    I haven't found much else on Florence who would have been Kenneth B. Butzer's aunt. Having exhausted direct uncles and aunts, I decided to look into Florence's husband who would have been Kenneth B. Butzer's uncle by marriage.

    I found this obituary listing for Carl's brother, Bruce D. Snavely, Sr. of Lititz, PA in the Intelligencer Journal / Lancaster New Era from Jun 29, 2010:

    Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, B Jr., Ephrata, J, husband of KG of Hershey, CH, wife of CD of Lititz, and LH, wife of MD of Atglen; 6 grandchildren, A and CH, Z and EH, and A and SS; and 1 great granddaughter, AS.

    He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Carl D. Snavely and Ruth E. Getz.
    From the same newspaper, a BS (possibly BDS Jr. mentioned in the obituary) was in a car accident in April 2011:

    EAST LAMPETER TWP.: A vehicle driven by BS, 56, of the 1300 block of West Main Street, Ephrata, slid across a wet roadway while traveling south in the 500 block of Mill Cross Road at 10:23 a.m., Saturday, sliding into a lawn at 200 Brook Farms Road, township police said. The vehicle struck a bush and a rock wall, police said.
    I found a BS of Ephrata with that same address, but no phone number. PM'ing to raine and nemo's mom in case it is of use. After all of this, BS would still be a cousin by marriage. I'm not sure the distant relationship will be of help, but worth trying? Maybe he will know about Kenneth Eugene Butzer, Jr. of the same local area mentioned in the previous post?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    572
    I found a Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Court Summary file for a Kenneth E. Butzer, Jr. PM'ing to raine and nemo's mom!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,007

    good work!

    Thanks everyone. I am going to email case manager.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    1,696
    I was looking into this a while back and was following Emory. I found that there is unclaimed property for Emory in Pa. Perhaps someone could let the NOK know this as well.


    http://www.unclaimedpropertylist.com...ardiology.html

    Thanks

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a star in the sky
    Posts
    7,278
    Found Kenneth's jr. probabtion office, the officer is out till Sept. 10

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a star in the sky
    Posts
    7,278
    Left message waiting on a call back


  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a star in the sky
    Posts
    7,278
    Waiting on verification if Butzer Jr. is Butzer Sr. son. Will update when I hear back

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a star in the sky
    Posts
    7,278
    I recieved a call from Jr. prob. officer, jr passed away 9/17/2012, Jr was Sr son. Now I have to locate the other brother Allen West that lives in Boise, and get the info to the ME so both bodies can be claimed.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    On a star in the sky
    Posts
    7,278
    Talked wit prob officer again Jr had been told his father was deceased, uncertain if he claimed..



Similar Threads

  1. IA IA: Smith, Rita DOB 5/13/1930 Found 11/11/2006 #407
    By raine1212 in forum Unclaimed Persons
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-28-2015, 04:03 PM
  2. Match! SC: Marshall, Donald Born 8/27/1930 found 8/27/2011 # 264
    By raine1212 in forum Matches & Resolved
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-01-2012, 06:53 PM
  3. Resolved Mehawk, Kenneth dob 3/20/1945 Found 1/10/2001
    By raine1212 in forum Matches & Resolved
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-13-2012, 08:18 PM
  4. Match! CA: Guerra, Alexander R born 1/10/1930 found 1/6/2012 # 258
    By raine1212 in forum Matches & Resolved
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-13-2012, 11:07 PM