Deceased had three brothers -—John, Frank and Barnet. John is in Nevada and could not be
reached by wire. He had three sisters—Margaret, Mary and Rose; the latter still survives, living at
Deceased was too well known for us to be able to add much to the general information. He was a
good citizen and a kind husband and father, whom his children and his neighbors will always
remember with love and respect.
The funeral services were held at the Catholic church last Saturday morning and were largely
attended. Among those present from abroad were Mary Meagher and Annie Dunphy of St. Paul,
Stephen Dunn of Moreland, Kate Flannery of Nebraska, Peter Reilly of Fort Dodge, Anton
Kajewski, his son Anton and his son-in-law Harry Oliver of Whittemore.
--Humboldt Independent, Thursday, 31 October 1912, page 1
Matt Freilinger left Friday for Dakota and Minnesota, where he will visit with his children.
--Bode Bugle, 2 January 1913, page 4
Mrs. J. McCowien, who for the past week has been visiting at the Theo. Nemmers home, returned to her
home in Ceylon, Minn., Thursday. Miss Celia Nemmers accompanied her and will visit some time there.
--Bancroft Register, 23 January 1913
Wm. Squires suffered the loss of his residence property by fire late Friday afternoon, the 18th inst. Together
with Roy Raymo, the owner has been "batching it" on his father's home place and it was during a
temporary absence of the pair that the fire started, presumably from a defective flue, and completely
destroyed the building. All or very nearly all the furnishings were saved. It is not known whether or not the
structure was insured, it being quite old, but in a good state of repair, having been built by the late Sam
Squires when lumber was not so scarce nor expensive as it is now. Owing to the hardwood material used in
its construction it [took] several hours before the flames completely ate up the dwelling. Will is making his
home at present with his brother, John.
--Kossuth County Advance, 29 January 1913, page 6
[Note: Anton Kajewski married Rose, daughter of John Devine and Nancy Ann Meagher]
Antone Kajewski was in from Fairfield township Saturday. Mr. Kajewski is the owner of one of the best
half section farms in our county. He came to this country from Poland in 1881. He and Gregor Gappa made
the trip from the old country together. He informs us that he could not speak the English language when he
arrived. He was brought as far west as Canton through a mistake on the part of the conductor. He worked
by the month for several years after coming to this country. He finally saved up enough money to make a
small payment on an eighty acre farm. He prospered and has since bought three additional eighties. Men of
Mr. Kajewskis' industry, economy and pluck have made the great west what it is at the present time.
--Emmetsburg Democrat, 12 February 1913, page 5
Mrs. N.A. Batterson returned from Peterson, Iowa, Friday, where she was visiting with her daughter Mrs.
--Bancroft Register, 15 May 1913
CYCLONE STRIKES NEAR ST JOE
Wind Storm Destroys Farm
and Demolishes Barn and
Other Out Buildings.
Friday Night's Storm Causes Much
Damage in Vicinity about Six
Miles South of Algona
Rachel (Scherf) Levine