Leier Family Chart
Leier Family History
Children of Charles
& Louise Nowasky
Children of Lawrence
& Amelia Leier
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born September 25, 1887 in South Greenfield - died July 31, 1888, age 10 months.
Father: Albert Kuntze (1861-1897)
Mother: Bertha Nowasky (1867-1923)
Cause of death: Dysentery / Convulsions
In July of 1888, Albert and Bertha Kuntze were anticipating the birth of their third child when Albert Jr. arrived too early, on July 28. He died within hours.
Cause of death was listed as asthenia due to premature birth. Asthenia generally means "weakness" but may have been a euphemism for pulmonary tuberculosis.
While Bertha and Albert were trying to deal with the heartbreaking loss of their second child within two years, 10-month-old William died barely 2 days after Albert Jr., on July 31, 1888, from dysentery and convulsions.
Dysentary is an infection of the digestive system that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and blood in the feces and is typically the result of unsanitary water and food.
The two little brothers were buried together in Old Gravesend Cemetery.