MRS. ANTHONY KAJEWSKI DEAD
She Was a Daughter of the Late John
Devine of Kossuth County
Mrs. Anthony Kajewski died at her home in Fairfield township last Wednesday after an illness of
about four years. On the date of her daughter's marriage to Harvey Oliver in 1912 Mrs. Kajewski
received a light stroke of paralysis. Some time later there was an improvement in her condition,
although her health was subsequently poor. The funeral was held at Whittemore Friday. Services
were conducted at St. Michael's church, Father Achtez officiating. The burial was in the parochial
cemetery at Whittemore. The pall bearers were Tony and Frank Gappa, Edward, Frank and
Charles Devine and Frank Dunphy.
Rosa Devine was a daughter of the late John Devine, who was a brother of Barney Devine, so well
known in Kossuth county. She was born near St. Joseph, Kossuth county, in October, 1864. Hence
she was 51 years of age. She was married at that place January 22, 1887, to Anthony Kajewski.
Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Kajewski moved onto their farm in Fairfield township, this county. They
prospered and made a comfortable home for themselves.
Mrs. Kajewski is survived by her husband, five sons and one daughter. One child died in infancy.
The sons are Enis, Anthony, Frank, Edward and |Joseph. The daughter is Mrs. Harvey Oliver.
Mrs. Kajewski was a lady whose virtues as a wife and mother and whose judgment and decision in
community circles won her the confidence and esteem of her friends and associates. She had
ardent and praiseworthy zeal for the intellectual and spiritual welfare of her family. She neglected
no duty that would safeguard the moral and material interests of her sons and daughter. She was a
regular and practical attendant at her church and she performed cheerfully and generously the
obligations its proper support required. Her death, at the comparative early age in life, is a great
loss to her devoted husband and loving children. Those who knew her as a neighbor will often
recall with pride her efforts to make better the lives of those among whom her years of activity and
usefulness were spent. The Democrat joins the many sorrowing friends in extending sincere
sympathy to Mr. Kajewski and family.
--Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, 3 May 1916, page 1
Illness of Judge Coyle Continues—Judge
Lee Gives Two Days To Clean
Up Probate Cases.
Barnet Devine Will Broken—Heirs
Can Now Receive Legacies—
. . .
Judge Lee opened court Monday for a short session, in order to clean up a number of probate cases. Judge
Coyle is still ill at his home in Humboldt with pneumonia but is reported somewhat improved. A number of
probate cases have been disposed of, the most important perhaps, being the Barnet Devine will, which has
been broken. The contestants named are Charles Wernert, Matt, George, Charles and B. Freilinger and
Nellie Freilinger White. The will, as left by Mr. Devine tied up his property in such a manner that the heirs
could not receive their shares, and as several of the minor heirs were omitted in the will, it has been set
aside, on the grounds that Mr. Devine was of unsound mind at the time it was written.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 3 May 1916, page 1
SHORT COURT TERM.
Judge Lee Disposes of Many Points in
Dispute Monday and Tuesday
. . .
In the probating of the will of the late Barnet Devine action was brought by two Freilinger grand children to
have the will set aside, as no provision was made in it for them, though it is said that he had previously
given considerable property to their parents. However, the legatees of the will concluded that they would
Rachel (Scherf) Levine