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The Silver Creek Sand

from the Silver Creek Sand, mid-October, 1922.

Married--Tueday, October 10, at the Catholic church in Silver Creek.  Joe Kawa, who lives about three miles west of Silver Creek, was united in marriage to Miss Kathrine Wandra, daughter of Mrs. Anna Wandra.  They were married by the parish priest, Fr. John Kunkel, and a large number of friends and relatives were present.  Wedding festivities at the Wandra home were on a large scale, an Omaha orchestra furnished music for the dance.  Mr. and Mrs. Kawa will reside on the land the groom is farming, which is the Frank Whited farm.

from the Silver Creek Sand, July 13, 1923


Joe Kawa, farmer residing eight miles north-west of Silver Creek, died Tuesday night at his home, death being caused by a sunstroke.  He was stricken about ten o'clock Tuesday morning while plowing corn and passed away at ten o'clock that night.  He was born in Poland thirty yearrs ago, but was a naturalized citizen of the United States, and a veteran of the World War.  October 10, 1922 he was united in marriage at Silver Creek to Miss Katherine Wandra, daughter of Mrs. Anna Wandra, who survives him.  Joe was a mighty fine young fellow, well liked and respected by all who knew him, and will be missed by his many friends.  Funeral services were held at the Krakow Church Thursday morning, and the remains laid at rest in the Krakow cemetery.

Rec'd 26 May 2007 from Nancy Schlesiger < >

Note: see Merrick County Marriage Record Bk H page 297 #3467

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