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


Buried Saturday

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


By Nellie G. Bowyer

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Rachel (Scherf) Levine

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