MRS. JOS. PAVEL DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
Came to Colfax County at Age of 6 Months and Resided Here For 62 Years
The silent messenger came early Tuesday morning of this week to Mrs. Catherine Pavel, the beloved wife of Jos. Pavel, residing on a farm in the Bissell vicinity. She passed away at five o¹clock in the morning following a week of serious illness. Mrs. Pavel was a resident of this county for a period of 62 years, having arrived here from Moravia with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jonas, when a babe six months old.
She was born November 23, 1876. The Jonas family upon their arrival here from the old country in 1877, took out a homestead in Wilson precinct, nine miles south of the site where the village of Clarkson was later established. The deceased pioneer spent her girlhood in Wilson precinct and in January 1894 she became the wife of Jos. Pavel. Mr. and Mrs. Pavewl established their home on a farm in this vicinity and with the exception of about four years which they spent in the vicinity of Morrision (sic), Oklahoma, they made their home in Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Pavel were the parents of eleven children, all of whom with the exception of one son survive their mother.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Pavel is survived by five daughters and five sons. The are: Rosie, wife of James Havel, living in on (sic) a farm in Stanton Co.; Anna, wife of Emil Pavlis, Wheeler Co.; Mary, wife of Adolph Bartak, Wheeler, Co.; Agnes, wife of Edward Lueke, Colfax Co.; Libbie, wife of Emerson Loeseke, Colfax Co., Joseph of Columbus, Ben of Dodge; Edward of Ewing; John and Louis of Schuyler. One son Adolph, lost his life in an aeroplane accident at Fremont ten years ago. Mrs. Pavel also leaves a sister, Mrs. Victoria Urban, residing in Wheeler county and a brother, Thomas Jonas, living near Utica, New York.
Funeral arrangements have made (sic) for Thursday afternoon at one o¹clock with burial from the family home near Bissel. Services will be conducted by Rev. B.A. Fillipi at the Z. C. B. J. opera house. Interment will be in the Clarkson cemetery. Mrs. Pavel held membership in the Z. C. B. J. lodge of Clarkson.
[The Colfax County Press, August 3, 1939, page 1 (col 5?) - submitted by Ted and Carole Miller]
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