chair. Last week Monday he had another stroke, and then lapsed into unconsciousness, which
continued till death. Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church, Livermore, at 10
o’clock Friday morning and burial was made in a Livermore cemetery. His wife, who was Nellie
Dunn before her marriage, and eight children survive: Mamie, a teacher at Ogden, Utah; Elizabeth,
teacher at Belmond; Margaret teaches at Emmetsburg; Sadie is employed at Kansas City; Ted, at
Niles, Mich.; Frank, working at Fort Dodge; Leo and Bernadine, the latter teaching near
Livermore, are at home. Mrs. L. A. Johnson and Mrs. Dick Skilling were sisters-in-law of the
--Kossuth County Advance, Thursday, 22 March 1928, page 14
Located in Fairfield Township
in 1886. Survived by Six
Sons and One Daughter.
Last week we made rather brief mention of the death of Anton Kajewski of Fairfield township,
which occurred Wednesday morning, January 3. He was ill for quite a long time. Every effort
possible was made to restore him to health but without success. The funeral was held Friday.
Services were conducted in St. Michael's church, the pastor, Father Sweeney officiating. The
burial was in the parochial cemetery. The six sons were pall bearers. There was a large attendance
of old friends and neighbors.
Mr. Kajewski was born in western Prussia, Germany, April 30, 1862. Hence his age was 67. He
came to the United States in 1881, locating in Kossuth county. He was married in St. Joe church in
January, 1885, to Miss Rose Ann Devine. After living in Kossuth for a year, Mr. and Mrs.
Kajewski moved onto their farm in Fairfield township. They were industrious, frugal and energetic
and they became prosperous. They had one of the best farm homes in our county. They usually
attended church at Whittemore.
Mr. Kajewski is survived by six sons and one daughter. The sons are Enis of Chamberlain, South
Dakota, John Anthony, Edward and Joseph of this county and Frank, who lives at Algona. The
only daughter is Mrs. H. M. Oliver of the home community. A brother lives at West Point,
Nebraska, a sister, Mrs. Frank Gappa, at Whittemore, and a second sister, Mrs. Gregor Gappa, at
El Reno Oklahoma
Mr. Kajewski was one of the best known farmers in our county. He was unpretentious, but he was
an industrious, capable, peaceable, high type of an American citizen. He came from Germany
when a young man. He always appreciated the opportunities and the privileges our country offered
to those from abroad who had little means but who had strong arms and willing hearts. He soon
learned that the foreigner who does his best and who conducts himself as a loyal, upright citizen,
is cheerfully accorded befitting rank, with his substantial fellowmen. Mr. Kajewski was at all
times willing to share in community, state and other responsibilities with those whom
circumstances made him their neighbor and friend. He was careful and abstemious in his habits.
He was modest in his requirements. He was considerate and was reasonable in his attitude towards
political, religious and other issues on which people of times hold conflicting views. He believed
in giving to others the same privileges he claimed for himself. He was a faithful, dutiful husband
and one of the best of fathers. He was on all occasions willing and prepared to meet his church and
social obligations. For 40 years the writer found Mr. Kajewski among his most loyal friends and
supporters. We regret deeply to learn of his passing. We offer to the several deserving sons and
daughters our heartfelt sympathy.
--The Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 17 January 1929, page 7
OLD HOME THE TOPIC AT ALL GET-TOGETHERS
By Nellie G. Bowyer
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Rachel (Scherf) Levine