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Montgomery Cemetery ~ John Joseph Kau ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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John Joseph Kau
BORN: 15 Jul 1869 DIED: 25 Mar 1939 BURIED: 28 Mar 1939 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Bridgeport, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
1900 OR CENSUS -  John J. Kau, age 29, single, farm laborer, b. Jul 1870 in Oregon, 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, Lue [Lewis], age 38, single, farm laborer, b. Jan 1862 in Wisconsin, Augusta, age 36, single, b. Aug 1863 in Wisconsin, Frank, age 28, farm laborer, b. Jun 1871 in Oregon, and Tilda, age 25, single, b. Feb 1875 in Oregon.
1920 OR CENSUS -  John J. Kau, age 49, single, farm laborer, b. Oregon, is enumerated as a brother in the home of Lewis J., age 59, occupation farmer, b. Wisconsin, along with their sister, Anna, age 63, single, b. Wisconsin.

DISCREPANCY - Marker gives death date as 20 Mar 1939, death certificate gives death date as 25 Mar 1939. Marker gives birthdate as 15 July 1869, death certificate and IO gives birthdate as 15 July 1870, and IE gives birthdate as 15 July 1871
OSBH DC (Polk County 1939) # 35 - John Joe Kau, male, single, occupation logger, b. 15 Jul 1870 in Bridgeport, Oregon, d. 25 Mar 1939 in Dallas, Oregon (Dallas City Hosptial), at the age of 68 y's 8 m's 10 d's, name of father John Joe Kau (b. Austria), maiden name of mother Louise Meffears (b. Germany), interment: 28 Mar 1939 Montgomery Cemetery, undertaker Walter L. Smith, informant Tillie Frantz of Hoskins, Oregon.
John Joseph Kau was born at Bridgeport, July 15, 1870 and died at the Dallas hospital March 25. When a young lad the family moved to the Fir Grove community where he had since made his home. At about the age of ten years he accompanied his mother on a visit to her old home in Wisconsin where they stayed about a year. One of a large family he is survived by two brothers, Louie and Frank Kau of Fir Grove and Mrs Matilda Frantz of Hoskins and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Independence Tuesday afternoon with interment in the family plot at the Montgomery cemetery.
Itemizer Observer, Thursday, March 30, 1939, 9:4

John Joe Kau, well known in this community, passed away at the Dallas hospital, March 25, at the age of 68 years. Mr Kau was born at Bridegeport, Oregon, on July 15, 1871, the son of John Joseph and Louise Kau. He is survived by two brothers, Louis and Frank of the Fir Grove district, and one sister, Mrs Tillie Frantz of Hoskins. Mr Kau spent most of his life in Oregon and most of the time was employed in farming and in the lumber camps. Funeral services were held at the Smith-Baun mortuary in Independence Tuesday at 2 pm, March 28. Interment was at the Montgomery cemetery. Rev G.H. Braun officiated.
Independence Enterprise, Friday, March 31, 1939, 1:5
John J. Kau
July 15, 1869
Mar. 20, 1939
(shares monument with Anna, John, Louisa, and Francis)

Saucy Survey & Photgraphs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1939) # 35
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4A)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Pedee, ED 374, sheet 4A)
Itemizer Observer, 30 Mar 1939, 9:4
Independence Enterprise, 31 Mar 1939, 1:5

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