Editors note: we recently received a
package containing the daily journal of Luther Kugler -
we wish we could tell you who this man was, but we can't
- all we have is his notes ... notes which provide an
interesting glimpse of what life was like in pre-WWI
Martin Luther Kugler was a plumber who
lived in Emmitsburg from before 1900 until after 1930.
He was born in Maryland on Aug 12,1891 to George Albert
and Cornelia Catheina (Conner) Kugler.
In 1921 Martin Luther Kugler married Goldie M. Haugh.
They had a least 2 children, Kenneth G. Kugler (born
1922) and Anna G. Kugler (born 1926). Martin Luther
Kugler died May 7,1957 in Martinsburg, WV. He is buried
in the Mt. View Cemetery in Emmitsburg, MD
Martin Luther Kugler's WWI Service Record
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April 15 sinking of Titanic (sic) steam ship over
1600 lives lost very nearly all men Monday morn 2:30
May 5 Ex Governor Crothers died near midnight 12 o'clock
May 25 (no entry)
May 26 Mr. Joe Myers was taken sick on Sunday. Rev Hensley preached to the old soldiers
Sunday. Rev Hensley preached to the graduates of E.H.S.
May 28 Mrs. Pius Felix dropped (sic) over dead Catholic
cemetery May 28 heavy rain
June 1 Buz Reesman was locked up over Sunday and
taken to Frederick Monday morn.
June 4 building gas machine Web (sic) Felix and L.
June 5 some person tried to get into Geo Frailey's
house on Wednesday night. Aunt Mary & Uncle Frank
were in town.
June 6 Mr. Bowman died suddenly Thursday eve 7:30.
Catholic June cemetery. big rain. Two fellows came
to town with a big harp and a violin. Thursday
June 7 Preparatory services in the Lutheran Church on
Friday evening 7:30 o'clock. Tom Hays bought a cow from
Patterson Bros. Frost Friday night
June 9 Communion (sic) Sunday in Lutheran Church. Children's day services in Lutheran Church on
June 10 a gasoline traction engine went through town
on Monday morning. Patterson's cattle dog Grant, was run over and
killed by an auto. Dance down at opera house Monday
June 11 Charlie Gelwicks started on Tuesday to work
for J.T. Hays & son.
June 11 Mr. Deutrow died Tuesday night. buried in Mt
June 12 Clara Wantz was married to Richie on
June 13. started to put crushed stone on the street.
June 15 good rain. Saturday.
June 16 heavy (sic) rain.
June 17 Frank Topper was taken away to Mount hope for
treatment of the mind Monday. Mr. Daniel Adelsberger died on Monday.
June 18 commencement at the Catholic school house
Tuesday June 19 commencement at Mt St. Marys College
June 20 commencement at St Josephs Academy. Thursday
June 20 L.K. spouted tenant house on David Guise farm
June 21 Albert Adelsbergers horse died. Friday.
June 21 Fraileys went to Washington in John Wagemans
(sic) auto Friday. L.K. was out at M.S.M. college. Monday
June 25 L.K. down at Rocky Ridge to open bath tub and
stand for Mrs Emma Biggs. Tuesday. Hard rain.
Tuesday June 26 a thunder gust.
June 24 Russel Myers and wife and baby were here
Monday night and Tuesday morning.
July 1 L.K. & Buck Florence put on roof on building
at college sewing room sewing building,
July 2. big air ship burst killing 4 people July 4
July 4 Thursday Big canvas balloon burned up at
celebration. Emmitsburg & Gettysburg played ball at
Emmitsburg score Emmitsburg 5. Gettysburg 6. Big railroad wreck killing 40 injuring 50 on
the Lackawana (sic) railroad. Mrs. Zinc Dorsey died Friday
July 11 Mr. Wenchoff died Thursday. buried Lutheran
July 10 helped to roll boiler out of cellar at
July 13 fixed pump at Mr. McCarrens farm Saturday
afternoon. Wreck on the W.M.R.R.
July 16 down at Rocky Ridge at Mrs. Emma biggs.
Tuesday July 17 at the Claget place Wednesday. Dorey
Bollinger was taken away to the hospital Wednesday
July 16 Frailey's thrashed 200 bu of wheat. Tuesday
July 18 Mr. Charles Kretzer died at Baltimore in the
hospital of canser (sic) was buried on Saturday in the
Catholic grave yard.
July 21 hard rain Sunday
July 22 tinned a copper kettle for M.S.M. College &
J. T. Hays & Son Monday. Bad accident up along
Waynesboro pike a horse run off and hurt the lady very
bad borders (sic) from top of mountain Monday
July 24 Miss Carey died on Wednesday from the
accident that happened on Monday
July 25 Lutheran reunion at Pen Mar. Thursday
July 27 Annan Bros finished harvesting Saturday
July 28 Robert Rider and L.K. took a ride up over the
August 6 Uncle Harry Waddles died on Tuesday.
Aug 7 Callahans baby died on Wednesday
Aug 9 Mr. Geo Springer lost a black horse from colic
Aug 12 Ned Creager was killed by an automobile on
Monday night and Charles Creager was seriously injured
at the Blue Mountain house Monterey
Aug 22 Mrs. Fred Hardman had a stroke Thursday
Aug 21 Boyle Bros lost a horse "Dick" Wednesday
Aug 18 Sunday no church in Lutheran church until the
first Sunday in September
Aug 26 Monday men from Baltimore came to fix pipe
organ at church.
Aug 27 Patterson's repairing their house and putting
Aug 25. Sunday. A baby boy born to Harry Wantz & wife.
Aug 24 Saturday. put in steam boiler at St Josephs
Catholic Church. Robert Burdner, Web (sic) Felix, Andrew
Florence, Frank Weant & Luther Kugler.
Aug 29 Thursday. Out at M.S.M. College putting
asbestos covering on steam pipes. L.K.
Aug 26. Monday Charles K. started to pipe Mr. Ern
Shrivers house for gas for T. C. Hays.
Aug 27 Wednesday. Rob Burdner started to put in
Joseph Hoke heating plant. During the summer 1911 the power house at M.S.M.
College was built, and the 100 horse power boiler was
put in during the fall of 1911 also the engine and the
electric plant was installed during the spring 1912 and
the heating radiation was changed during the summer of
Aug 29 Thursday started to scaffle the Lutheran
Church tower to paint on Mr. Chas Long scaffled it and
Chas Ashbaugh is painting it.
Sept 1st Sunday Mr. Sam Helman died aged 75 yrs from
Sept 1 Mary Kahl and Alice Dean left for home
Baltimore. Sunday eve big rain Sept 2 Monday big
Sept 2 Old Home week started at Cumberland Monday
Sept 4 Wednesday Mr. Albert Adelsberger lost a black
horse from colic
Sept 3 Tuesday Donald Agnew was taken sick with
typhoid fever. Public school opened for the season.
Sept 5 Thursday Isador Ross formerly Isador Brown
colored died from dropsy. Mr. Mart Stouter was seriously
hurt when his automobile turned turtle, in it was his
wife and baby and sister, his wife being hurt too.
Sept 6 Mr. Mart Stouter did not die as was reported
on Friday. The 145-horse power boiler arrived in town it
being hauled out to same day
Sept 7 Mr. George Adam Ohler died on Saturday. buried
at Toms Creek
Sept 9 Monday eve Mr. Frank Topper died at Mt. Hope.
Catholic school opened.
Sept 16 Roy Wageman (sic) started to work at T. C. Hays. Mr. Chas. Hoke started to work at T. C. Hays
Sept 17 Mr. Lewis Bell and Miss Mary Reifsnider were
married by Rev. Hensley Tuesday. Put spout up out at Mr. Geo Millers farm on
Tuesday Andrew Florence and L. Kugler
Sept 20 Friday Mr. Chas Hokes horse died down at
Father Rennerts' farm house where they are putting a
heating job in, Rob Burdner & Chas Hake. Mr. John
Myers baby died Monday
Sept 21 died Lawrence Mondorff's baby buried in
Sept 22 Sunday baker at M.S.M. College and Miss Cook
were married. Sunday Harvest Home services were held in
the Lutheran Church.
Sept 23 Monday Mr. John Matthew and Miss Phene Tyson
were married at the Priest house Emmitsburg.
Monday rainy. Bob Rider and Web (sic) Felix started to
pipe Mr. Meade Fuss house for gas.
Sept. 24 Thursday heavy rain equalnoxial (sic)
Sept 26 L. Kugler Thursday night joined the I.O.O.F.
lodge Thurmont, Md.
Sept 26 Thursday Mrs. Thomas Hays went to the hospital
in Baltimore to be operated on
Sept 30 Monday Mrs. W. Nunemaker, Mrs. T. Maxell, Mr.
M.F. Shuff and Mr. John Wageman in an automobile took old
Mrs. Weant to Monteview Frederick
Oct 1 Tuesday L. Kugler registered at precinct No. 1
Oct 3 Thursday Mrs. Muth died buried at Eyler's Valley
Church Oct hog cholera around Emmitsburg
Oct 4 put spout on Alberts Patterson's house
Oct 5 Saturday old Mrs. Weant had sale.. Mamma went out to Lumeys.
Oct 6 Sunday Mr. Mart Stouter was brought from the
Hagerstown hospital. Mr. Edward Wachter & Miss Crouse were
united in marriage at the priest house. Died, Mr. Coyle
lived on the Sam Cool place, buried in York
Oct 7 Monday L.K. out at M.S.M. College repairing
rooves (sic). Morning wreck on W.M.R.R. four killed
Oct 8 Tuesday "Old Mrs Weant died aged 91 yrs buried
in Lutheran cemetery. Put tin on tower at College Rob Rider &
Oct 10 John McGraw, Roy Wageman, Bern Peters, Charles
Hoke, Harry Weant, worked all night connecting steam
pipes in power house at M.S.M. College on Thursday
night.. Olie Moser and Clarence Sanders
started heating job in Thurmont at Mrs. Hammonds
Oct 8 York Fair started on Tuesday.
Oct 9 had a trial for Albert Bettey for cursing
Oct 11 Friday Roy Wagaman, Charlie Hoke, John McGraw,
Harry Weant. L. Kugler worked all night at M.S.M.C.
Oct 13 Mr. Reinewald was here 20 yrs Sunday. An auto
ran into the fountain on the square. not much damage.
Mr. Kerney Reed shot himself but
did not die.
Oct 14 Olie Moser put a (sic) acetelyne (sic) machine
in the Moravion (sic) Church Graceham, Md. Monday. Rev Gluck left for Martensburg
(sic) to preach.
Oct 14 Monday Mr. Charles Riders horse was injured in
a runaway today. Colonel Roosevelt was shot and injured
Oct 15. Tuesday smoke pipe was put on big boiler out
at M.S.M.C. Mrs. Callahan died.
Oct 18 Mr. Charles Rider was taken to the hospital for
appendicitis. y G. Kugler took a stove up to Mr.
Harbaughs Sabillisville near Sanatorium. Mr. Chas Kugler John Mentzer started to
put galvanize on Geo Fraileys house
Oct 24 L. Kugler was at Frederick fair Thursday
Oct 25 Miss Mary Mondorff was married to Mr. Payson
they were married in Baltimore by Father Neck. the groom
is from the state of Maine. Miss Mary Mondorff was not married, Mr. Payson
had a wife
Oct 26 Mr. John Mentzer had his collar bone
broken on Saturday night down at Rocky Ridge by the W.M.
Oct 30 Wednesday Vice President. Sherman died at Utica
New York, at home from uramic (sic) poisoning (sic) sick
for a long while.
Oct 31 Hallowene (sic) Thursday
Nov 1 rain. Band was out on the street on Friday night
Nov 2 Saturday first snow storm of the season.
Nov 5 put up George Eyster Jr stove a new double heater
bought from J. T. Hays Son Tuesday. Tuesday election day. Mr. Edward Wetsel (sic) moved to town down in Mrs
Bakers house of Frederick Street Tuesday. Mr. Woodrow Wilson and Mr. Marshall were elected
President & Vice President of the U.S.
Nov 8 Friday Web (sic) Felix & L. Kugler put on tin roof
on out kitchen out at Mr. Hahn out along the mountain.
Nov 11 Monday L. Kugler took a double heater coal stove
cut to Mr. Hemlers Sr along the mountain. Mr. Harry Weant & Mr. Bernerd (sic)
Peters went to Middleburg.
Nov 12 Tuesday Mr. Mart. Stouter died from automobile
Nov 13 L. Kugler put a range in for John
Matthews Jr. on Wednesday. rain
Nov 4 Thursday L. Kugler went down to Rocky Ridge to set
stove for Mr. Geiselman and fixed the rain spout on the
Nov 14 Thursday Mr. Mart Stouter was buried out
at the college up on the hill beside the old church. Put smoke pipe on furnace at Public
Nov 15 Friday took a double heater out to Malen (sic)
Stonesifer and fined. the spout on the barn L. Kugler. Mrs. Geo Winegardner died from
typhoid fever. Nov 19 Tuesday big Democrat parade in
Nov 19 started to put roof on slaughter house at M.S.M.
College Tuesday Oley Moser, Andrew Florence & L. Kugler.
Nov 20 Wednesday Mrs Mack Shoemaker was taken sick very
suddenly. Mr. Will Seltzer & Miss Grant were married by
Father Tragresser at St Anthonys church.
Nov 21 Thursday C. E. Kugler & John Mentzer painted the
tin roof on Aunt Sarahs house. Mr. Oscar Frailey had a porch built to
the side of his house. Wade Stonsifer (sic), Tom
Frailey, Joe Wivel (sic) painted it.
Nov 22 Friday little Jack Bollinger fell into a kettle
of ponhoss and died a little while afterwards son of
Dorey Bollinger & Fannie Bollinger. Mr. Harry Weant went to Middleberg to do
Nov 23 Saturday morning about 5 o'clock Mr. Bern Hobbs
barn burned down caught by a lantern.
Nov 26 Tuesday Olie Moser & L. Kugler to (sic) two
double heaters away, one down to Nipples below Matters
Station and the other out at Dorey Rosensteel Dry
Nov 27 Weed put a double heater up down at Mot Morrisons.
Nov 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day church in the Reform
Nov 29 Friday took a double heater out to Henry Hokes
house and set it up. Tomey Hays was in Baltimore. Dorey Bollinger sold his house to Mr.
Jacob Hoke for $3,000. Lawrence Mondorff bough (sic) an automobile
from John Wagaman (sic) & Zimmerman.
Nov 30 Sat Mrs. Dorey Bollinger was taken sick with the
scarlet fever. Dr. B. I Jamison was married to Mrs. Emma Biggs
of Rocky Ridge Father Hayden married them.
Dec 2 Monday Rob Burdner, Buck Florence, Bern Peters &
Roy Wagaman (sic) installed a steam boiler at Hotel
Slagle. Olie Moser & Charles Hoke went over to Mr.
Warrenfelts to put in a heating job Wolfsville.
Dec 3 Tue L.K. soldered Issac (sic) Annan auto radiator. L.K. took two stoves away one up at the
Friends Creek Church & the other stove a steel range up
to Kipes. Mr. John Wantz was shot while out hunting with
Russel Whitmore who shot him.
Dec 6 Fri Aunt Susan Kugler went out to Aunt Sarahs to
spend the winter. Roy Wagaman was in Middleburg.
Dec 6 Friday L.K. put cutoffs on 3/4 pipe down at Mr.
Mead Patterson barn & hog pen. About midnight there was a wreck on the W.M.R.R. up at Pen Mar, a freight and a (sic) empty
passanger (sic) train collided 14 killed 9 were tramps.
Dec 7 Sat paid Thad Makel dues for lodge.
Dec 14 Sat Aunt Sarah Stansbury and Uncle Frank S. went
to Baltimore to spend the winter.
Dec 16 Monday J. T. Hays & Son installed a big triplex
pump out at M.S.M. College power house
Dec 17 Tue Bob Rider & L. Kugler put tin cornice gutters
in out at St Anthony's Priest House
Dec 18 rain Wed. Dr. Jamison's wife moved into the Reformed
parsonage, from Rocky Ridge. Bob Rider & L.K. put gas range in the kitchen
and a radiator in the office. A. M. Patterson.
Dec 19 Thu Mr. Geo Frailey was taken to the Frederick
City Hospital. Bob Burdner, Web (sic) Felix, Bern Peters &
L. Kugler put roof on gas house out at M.S.M. College.
Dec 23 Mon Mr. Robert Tawney near Emmitsburg died from
an operation in the hospital in Cincinnati. snowed, rain
Dec 25 Wed Mr. Eduard Moser was taken sick.
Dec 26 Thu Mr. James Bishop was taken sick with gall
Dec 27 Fri Thad Maxell was taken sick. Bob Rider & L. Kugler put some sewer pipes in
down at priest house.
Dec 31 rain Monday, Ellen Beatty's house was sold to Mr.
Galt Sr. Tue night Mr. Albert Adelsberger's horses ran off
and broke the carriage and hurt themselves. Isaac Bowers Jr., returned to Emmitsburg
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