Leier Family Chart
Leier Family History
Children of Charles
& Louise Nowasky
Children of Lawrence
& Amelia Leier
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born September 8, 1890 in South Greenfield - died March 24, 1912, age 22 years.
Father: Albert Kuntze (1861-1897)
Mother: Bertha Nowasky (1867-1923)
Cause of death: Erysipelas Fasciitis
Erysipelas Fasciitis is a flesh-eating skin infection. Specifically, it is an acute streptococcus bacterial infection of the skin tissue, resulting in inflammation and characteristically extending into the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. Patients typically develop symptoms including high fevers, shaking, chills, fatigue, headaches, vomiting, and general illness within 48 hours of the initial infection. The skin lesion enlarges rapidly and has a sharply demarcated raised edge. It appears as a red, swollen, warm, hardened and painful rash, similar in consistency to an orange peel. Occasionally, a red streak extending to the lymph node can be seen.
The infection may occur on any part of the skin including the face, arms, fingers, legs and toes, but it tends to favor the extremities. Fat tissue is most susceptible to infection, and facial areas typically around the eyes, ears, and cheeks.
The disease is effectively treated with Penicillin. Unfortunately for Ada, who lingered in Kings County Hospital for four weeks before succumbing, Penicillin wasn't discovered until 1928.