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John Kash


Hazel Green Township



      John Kash, owning a well improved farm of one hundred and ninety two acres on sections 7 and 8, Richland township, has won a gratifying measure of success in his undertakings as an agriculturist and is a citizen whom the county is proud to number among her native sons.  His birth occurred in Richland township on the 7th of February, 1863, his parents being Albert and Kate (Vesley) Kash, of whom more extended mention is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Kash Brothers.

     In the acquirement of an education John Kash attended the common schools and when nineteen years of age began working by the month as a farm hand, being thus employed for six years. Subsequently he cultivated rented land for three years and on the expiration of that period purchased a farm of one hundred and ninety two acres on sections 7 and 8, Richland township, the operation of which has claimed his time and energies continuously since. In connection with farming he makes a specialty of dairying and stock raising, these branches of his business also proving remunerative.

     On the 19th of February, 1889, Mr. Kash was united in marriage to Miss Anna Simak, a native of Delaware county and a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Newton) Simak, both of whom were born in Bohemia. They crossed the Atlantic to the United States in 1865 and at the end of a year's residence in Cleveland, Ohio, came to Delaware county, Iowa, here spending the remainder of their lives on a farm. The father passed away in 1914, while the mother was called to her final rest in 1893. They had a family of ten children, three of whom survive. Mr. and Mrs. Kash are the parents of four children, as follows: Mamie, born September 19, 1890, who is the wife of George Chamberlain and resides in Colorado; Clarence, whose birth occurred July 28, 1894; Irwin, born August 8, 1902; and Pearl, whose natal day was January 10, 1907.

     Mr. Kash is a democrat in politics and has continuously served in the capacity of school director for the past twenty four years. Fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, while his religious faith is that of the Catholic church, of which his wife is also a devote communicant. They have always lived in Delaware county and have many friends here whose esteem and regard they have worthily won.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 168-169. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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