December 20, 1864 - February 7,
Excerpts from his
"John Goebel was born at Scranton
Kansas, December 20, 1864, and after a lingering illness passed
away at this home in Hardtner, Kansas, February 7, 1948, his age
being eighty-three years, one month and seventeen days.
He was united in marriage to Anna Gilcrist
and to this union three children were born: Frank Goebel of Denver,
Colorado; John Goebel, jr. of Atlanta Georgia; and Jean Goebel
Tucker, deceased. His wife passed away in June 1896.
In his early manhood he worked in the coal
mines of Osage County, Kansas. In 1896? he, with his brothers
William, Henry and Frank came to Oklahoma and homesteaded North
of the Fritzlan ranch in Woods county.
On December 25, 1905 he was united in marriage
to Francis Berry Morris and to this union six children were born:
Edison Goebel of Los Angeles, California; Phil Goebel of Shelton,
Washington; Sgt. Joe Goebel of Salina; Mrs. Wilma Kiefer of Kiowa;
Mrs. Marjorie Nagel of Edmond, Oklahoma and Mrs. Geneve Roberson
In 1913 he sold his farm and moved to Hardtner,
where he ran a blacksmith shop until a few years ago. When his
health failed, he sold his business and retired. Since that time
he has enjoyed hunting and fishing and gardening. He took a great
pride in his garden. His final illness was of several weeks duration
but he bore it patiently to the end."
the complete obituary.