August 3, 1907



Prominent in Lodge and German
Circles -- Enthusiastic Baseball
Fan and Friend of the Late
Churchill White.
The Death of Frank Muehlschuster

Frank Muehlschuster, one of Kansas City's oldest residents, died yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, after being ill for seven months, at his home, 2338 Main street, from paralysis. He had lived in Kansas City for forty-six years.

During his long residence here he took an active interest in the welfare of the city. He was a member of the upper house of the first city council orgainzed in Kansas City, and was elected five times to a seat in that body. He was prominent in Masonic circles asn was a Knight Templar, a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Ararat temple.

Mr. Muehlschuster was born in Bavaria, July 25, 1846. He was brought to Milwaukee by his parents when he was 4 years old, and received his education there. In 1860 he came West to seek his fortune, and decided to make his home at the mouth of the Kaw river.

When the war broke out he enlisted in the home guard and served as a private during the struggle.

He was a member of the firm of Muehlschuster & Jaiser, fire insurance agents. Mr. Muelschuster was considered by fire insurance men to be the dean of the local profession, and was widely known in insurance circles.

Mr. Muehlschuster was one of the founders of the German hospital, and always was to be numbered among the leaders in the enterprises of the local Germans. He was an enthusiastic baseball "fan," and for years he could be seen day after in the grandstand at the ball park, "rooting" for the local team. The late Churchill White and he were usually to be found sitting together in the grandstand when the home team was in the city.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. The services will be under Masonic direction, and burial will be at Mount Washington Cemetery.

He leaves a widow and three children -- Frank, Jr., Augusta and Arthur C. Muehlschuster.