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Austin Kautz
Captain, United States Navy
CAPTAIN KAUTZ, USN, DEAD IN BERLIN
American Embassy Attaché Succumbs to Hiccoughs After An Operation
Won Many Honors In War
Conveyed Allies’ Shipping in European Waters
Former Commander of Battleship Wyoming

BERLIN, Germany, September 10, 1927 – Following an operation for ulcer of the stomach, performed at a hospital here ten days ago, Captain Austin Kautz, USN, Naval Attaché of the United States Embassy, died here this morning.  His death was attributed to a severe and prolonged attack of hiccoughs, which prevented the wounds from healing.  His age was 53.

Captain Kautz leaves a widow, the former Louise Folsom Hovery of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; two sons, Lieutenant Austin Kautz, Jr. of the United States Marines, now located at the New York Naval Yard, and Steven Kautz, who is attending school in Berlin, and two sisters, Mrs. John Beall of Cincinnati and Mrs. Alvin Read of this city.

Mrs. William Seabury of 150 East Thirty-Seventh Street, Mrs. Kautz’s sister, said yesterday that she received word a few days ago that Captain Kautz was recovering.  Early yesterday she received a cable announcing his death.

Captain Kautz graduated from Leland Stanford University in 1893 and from the Naval Academy at Annapolis four years later.  During the Spanish-American War he was on the staff of Admiral Sampson.  In the World War he commanded the USS Pittsburgh, convoying troop ships through danger zones.  Other ships which he commanded before and after the war were the Detroit, the Glacier, the Denver and the battleship Wyoming.


PAY HONOR TO CAPTAIN KAUTZ
Berlin Official Attend Service For American Naval Attaché

BERLIN, Germany, September 12, 1927 – Memorial services for Captain Austin Kautz, Naval Attaché of the American Embassy, who died here Saturday, were held this noon at St. George’s English Church.

At the ceremonies the German Navy was represented by Rear Admiral Zenker.  The entire diplomatic corps and a large number of officials of the Foreign Office also attended, as did the President and other members of the American Club.  Ambassador Schurman was unavoidably absent, having started for Dantzic yesterday.

The body of Captain Kautz will be taken to the United States on the liner American Merchant and laid at rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

NOTE: His uncle, Albert Kautz, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, and his father, August V. Kautz, Major General, United States Army, are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.



Austin Kautz PHOTO Courtesy of Virginia Kautz Borkenhagen December 2008

Austin Kautz Funeral Procession At ANC PHOTO Courtesy of Virginia Kautz Borkenhagen December 2008
Photos Courtesy of Captain Kautz's Granddaughter, Virginia Kautz Borkenhagen, December 2008

KAUTZ, AUSTIN
CAPT US NAVY
DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1927
BURIED AT: SECTION E-S  SITE 1224
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

KAUTZ, LOUISE W/O AUSTIN
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/19/1879
DATE OF DEATH: 12/13/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1224 NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 4 January 2008 Updated: 9 December 2008 Updated: 11 December 2008
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