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Montgomery Cemetery ~ Anna C. Kau ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Anna C. Kau
BORN: 29 May 1856 DIED: 4 May 1930 BURIED: 6 May 1930 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Wisconsin
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon
Name of father John J. Kau
Maiden name of mother Louisa J. Meffars
1860 WI CENSUS - Anna Kau, age 4, 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, , Frederick W., age 2, b. Wisconin, and Casper L., age 5 months, b. Wisconsin. 
1870 OR CENSUS - Annie Kau (14y, b Wisconsin) enumerated with John (47y, b Mecklenburg, occupation farmer), Louisa (39y, b Prussia), Henry (17y, b Wisconsin), Fred (12y, b Wisconsin), Lewis (10y, b Wisconsin), Charles (8y, b Wisconsin) & Augusta (3y, b Wisconsin)
1880 OR CENSUS - Anna Kau, age 24, b. Wisconsin, is enumerated as a servant in the home of R. P. [Reuben] and Emily Boise, and children.
1900 OR CENSUS - Anna Kau, age 43, single, b. Apr 1857 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  Lue [Lewis], age 38, single, farm laborer, b. Jan 1862 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. 
1920 OR CENSUS - Anna Kau, age 63, single, b. Wisconsin, is enumerated as a sister in the home of Lewis J., age 59, occupation farmer, b. Wisconsin, along with thier brother John J., age 49, single, farm laborer, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - Marker gives date of birth as 29 May 1854, 1900 census gives date of birth as Apr 1857; marker gives death year of 1929
OSBH DC (1930 Polk co) #53 Anna Kaw, female, housework, single; b 30 May 1856, Wisc; father John J. Kaw (b Ger); mother Luisa Ackerman (b Ger); d 4 May 1930, RFD Airlie, age 73y 11m 4d; lived in town 30y; bur Montgomery cem; informant J.L. Kaw, Airlie
Fir Grove: Annie K. Kau died suddenly at her home at Fir Grove early Sunday morning. She was born in Wisconsin May 29, 1856. When she was a young girl the family came to Oregon and settled in the Bridgeport section. Later they moved to Fir Grove, where they have spent nearly 50 years. Miss Kau was greatly loved by all who knew her. Since her parents’ death over 25 years ago she has made a home for three of her brothers, Lewie, John and Frank. She is survived by six brothers, Fred of Sodaville, Charles of Buena Vista, A.M. (Ott) of Elmira, and the boys at home, and one sister, Mrs Tillie Frantz of Hoskins, also six nephews and eight nieces. Funeral services were held at Montgomery cemetery Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock.
Itemizer Observer, Thursday, May 8, 1930, 4:2

Funeral services for Anna Kau were held at Lewisville Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev J.L. Burns officiating. Burial was in the Montgomery cemetery. Miss Kau was born in Wisconsin, May 29, 1857. The family came to Oregon and settled in McTimmonds Valley over fifty years ago. Miss Kau lived with her three bachelor brothers and is also survived by three other brothers, one living at Sodaville, another at Elmire and the third at Buena Vista. A sister, Mrs Frantz, lives at Hoskins. Walter Smith had charge of the funeral.
Monmouth Herald, Thursday, May 8, 1930, 6:3
Anna C. Kau
May 29, 1854
May 4, 1929
(shares monument with John, Louisa, John J., and Francis)
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (1930 Polk co) #53
1860 WI CENSUS (Waukesha Co., New Berlin, FA #78)
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, FA#494)
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem, ED 80, pg 36A)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4A)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Pedee, ED 374, sheet 4A)
Itemizer Observer, 8 May 1930, 4:2
Monmouth Herald, 8 May 1930, 6:3

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