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Montgomery Cemetery ~ Jerald Lewis Kau ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Jerald Lewis Kau
BORN: Jan 1860 DIED: 23 Aug 1945 BURIED: 27 Aug 1945 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Marquette Co, Wisconsin
DEATH PLACE: Hoskins, Benton Co, Oregon
1860 WI CENSUS - Casper L. Kau, age 5 months, b. Wisconsin, is enumerated with John, age 36, occupation farmer, b. Prussia, and Louisa, age 30, b. Mechlinburg, along with Henry, age 7, b. Wisconsin, Anna, age 4, b. Wisconsin, and Frederick W., age 2, b. Wisconsin
1870 OR CENSUS - Charles Kau (8y, b Wisconsin) enumerated with John (47y, b Mecklenburg, occupation farmer), Louisa (39y, b Prussia), Henry (17y, b Wisconsin), Annie (14y, b Wisconsin), Fred (12y, b Wisconsin), Lewis (10y, b Wisconsin) & Augusta (3y, b Wisconsin)
1900 OR CENSUS - Lue [Lewis] Kau, age 38, single, farm laborer, b. Jan 1862 in Wisconsin, is enumerated with John, age 78, occupation farmer, b. Jan 1822 in Germany, and his wife of 44 years, Lewiza [Louisa], age 66, mother of 12 children 9 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Mar 1833 in Germany, along with  Anna, age 43, single, b. Apr 1857 in Wisconsin, Augusta, age 36, single, b. Aug 1863 in Wisconsin, John J., age 29, single, farm laborer, b. Jul 1870 in Oregon, Frank, age 28, farm laborer, b. Jun 1871 in Oregon, and Tilda, age 25, single, b. Feb 1875 in Oregon.
OSBH DC (1945 Benton co) #4872 Jerald L. Kau, male, retired rancher, single; b Marquette co, Wisc; father John J. Kau (b France); mother Louise Meffers; d 23 Aug 1945, Hoskins, age 88y; lived 5y in town, 76y in Ore; bur Pedee [Montgomery]; informant Matilda Frantz, Hoskins
Fir Grove: Lewis Kau passed away at the home of his sister Mrs Tilda Frantz of Hoskins, August 23, at the age of 88. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr Kau, or Uncle Louie, as he was known to his many young neighbors, was born in Wisconsin. The family moved to Polk county about 60 years ago. Most of that time they lived in this community. Mr Kau had six brothers and two sisters. They were Fred, Charlie, Ott, Henry, Annie, John, Frank and Tilda. All preceded him in death except Mrs Frantz, the youngest of the family. As a young man Lewis Kau rode the pony express between Independence and Albany. His father was a Civil War veteran. In his younger days Lewis liked to hunt with his brothers, neighbors and friends. Their sister Annie kept house for Lewis, John and Frank until her death many years ago. Then Frank took over the house work while his brothers farmed. John passed away several years ago and shortly after that their house and its contents burned to the ground. Lewis and Frank narrowly missed being burned to death. The brothers then moved to their sister’s home in Hoskins. Frank passed away about two years ago, which leaves Mrs Frantz alone. Her only son Orvel (Bob) Frantz, MM3/c, has been in the navy 3½ years. Her husband passed away many years ago and an older son Sam was killed while working for the railroad on a bridge construction job. Mr Kau chose his own pall bearers. They were Bev Freer, Ira Sullivan, Gus Jahn, Albert Ronco, Ira and Bill McBeth.
Itemizer Observer, Thursday, August 30, 1945, 5:2
Jerald L.
OSBH DC (1945 Benton co) #4872
1860 WI CENSUS (Waukesha Co, New Berlin, FA#78)
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, FA#494)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4A)
Itemizer Observer, 30 Aug 1945, 5:2

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