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Descendants of Nicholas Maciejewski
Generation No. 1
1. NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI was born Abt. 18201, and died 08 February 1895 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI2. He married KATHERINE UNKNOWN. She was born November 1836 in Germany (Poland)3,4, and died April 1913 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI5.
Notes for NICHOLAS MACIEJEWSKI:
1880 Federal Census, Linwood, Portage, Wisconsin:
Nicholas "Mathius" reported he was the head of the household, was 51 years old, working in a saw mill, born in Poland and his parents were born in Poland. He lived with his wife, Catherine, 43, who was born in Poland, and her parents were born in Poland. They lived with their children, Augusta, 20; John, 15; Agnes, 9; Michael, 7; Joseph, 5 (all born in Poland) and Franklin, 2, born in Wisconsin.
NOTE: Although the name in the census is "Mathius" I am positive this family is the family of Nicholas Maciejewski.
1895, 16 February, Stevens Point Weekly Journal:
Nicholas Machewski, residing at 317 Washington street, died on Friday morning of last week of pneumonia after a nine days illness. He was 66 years of age and a native of Schwesna, Germany. He had been a resident of this city for nearly 25 years coming her from Dunkirk, New York. He leaves a wife and seven sons and daughters. They are John, Michael, Joseph, Frank and Katherine Machewski and Mrs. Alois Gross and Mrs. G. Hoffman, all of this city. The funeral was held from St. Peter's Catholic church last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
More About NICHOLAS MACIEJEWSKI:
1880 Census: 11 June 1880, Linwood, Portage, Wisconson, Page 93
AKA (Facts Pg): Mikolaj Maciejewski
Burial: St. Peter's Cemetery, Stevens Point6
Residence: February 1895, 317 Washington Street, Stevens Point, WI
Notes for KATHERINE UNKNOWN:
1900 Federal Census, Katherine was living with her oldest daughter, Augusta Gross. She is listed as Kate J. Makeski, age 63. Her daughter is listed as Katie Majeski, 21.
1913, 7 April 1913, Stevens Point Daily Journal:
MRS. KATHERINE MACIEJEWSKI. Mrs. Katherine Maciejewski died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hoffman, 721 Franklin Street, at 6:25 o'clock Sunday morning. For four or five years Mrs. Maciejewski had been an invalid, due to a stroke of paralysis that left her lower limbs helpless, but only during the last five months was she confined to her bed. Her death was not unexpected, as she had been failing rapidly for three weeks.
Mrs. Maciejewski was born in Prussian Poland seventy-six years ago and was married there to Nicholas Maciejewski. They came to the United States in 1870 and lived for a year at Dunkirk, New York, after which they came to this city, which, except for a short time spent on a farm near Meehan, has been the family home ever since. Mr. Maciejewski died in this city March 8, 1895. There are seven surviving children, Mrs. Alois Gross and Mrs. George Hoffman, city; John and Michael Maciejewski, Devil's Lake, North Dakota; Joseph, Lewistown, Montana; Frank, Seattle Washington and Mrs. Frank J. Jonas, Edgar.
Mrs. Maciejewski will always be kindly remembered by many friends and acquaintances, among whom she was highly esteemed and respected.
The funeral will be held from St. Peter's church at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. Elbert officiating. Interment will be made in the parish cemetery.
1913, 8 April 1913, Stevens Point Daily Journal:
The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Maciejewski was held from St. Peter's Church at 8 o'clock this morning. Rev. S.A. Elbert officiating. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were Barney Polebitski, Paul Woznicki, Thomas Moznch, Sylvester Grebin, Frank Hake and Frank Dudzik. Those from out of the city who attended were Mr. and Mr. Frank J. Jonas and four children, Edgar, and Mrs. Joseph Maciejewski and daughtrer and son, Gertrude and Ben, Fond du Lac. Mrs. Jonas is a daughter of the deceased and Mrs. Joseph Maciejewski, a daughter-in-law.
NOTE: "Meehan started out in the town of Linwood on the north shore of the Wisconsin River where the Meehan mill crossed the river at a site that is now flooded. A post office was created for the community in 1876 and was discontinued in 1907. The main community included a store and a boarding house and was located around the sawmill on the north side of the river, with a ferry providing service across the river to the railroad siding, where the new development outlasted the original community after dams flooded lower sections along the river. (Stevens Point Jorunal of May 19, 1992).
1913, 9 April 1913, Stevens Point G?????
After having been an invalid for over four years, the last five months of which she was confined to her bed, due to paralysis affecting her lower limbs, Mrs. Katherine Maciejewski passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Hoffman, 721 Franklin Street, shortly after 6 o'clock last Sunday morning. Her death had been expected at any time for several days.
The deceased was 76 years of age, was born in Prussia-Poland and was married in her native land to Nicholas Maciejewski, the family coming to this country in 1870. For about one year they lived at Dunkirk, N.Y. and had lived in this county ever since. For a few years they occupied a farm near Meehan Station, and with this exception, Stevens Point had been their home. The husband passed away here March 8, 1895. Mrs. Maciejewski was the mother of a large family, seven of whom survive her as follow: Mrs. Alois Gross and Mrs. George Hoffman, of this city, John and Michael Maciejewski of Devils Lake, N.D., Joseph of Lewiston, Mont., Frank of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Frank J. Jonas of Edgar, Wis. The deceased aldy was well and favorable known to the old residents of the community, and in her taking away the surviving members of her family have the sympathy of the community.
The funeral took place from St. peter's church at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. S.A. Elbert officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were Barney B. Polebitski, Thosm Mosey, Sylvester Grebin, Frank Dujeck, Frakn Hake and Paul Woznicki. Relatives present from outside were Mr. and Mrs. Frank J., Jonas and children and Mrs. and Mrs. John Maciejewski and son, Ben, and daughter Gertrude.
More About KATHERINE UNKNOWN:
1900 Census: Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI
Burial: St. Peter's Cemetery, Stevens Point6
Residence: February 1895, 317 Washington Street, Stevens Point, WI
Children of NICHOLAS MACIEJEWSKI and KATHERINE UNKNOWN are:
i. AUGUSTA2 MANDY, b. March 1862, Germany (Poland)7; d. 1930, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI; m. ALOIS GROSS; b. January 1860, France8,9; d. 1936, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.
More About AUGUSTA MANDY:
AKA (Facts Pg): Agnes Maciejeski
Burial: St. Stephen's S section10
Obituary: 18 October 1955, Stevens Point Daily Journal
Notes for ALOIS GROSS:
1900 -- Alois Gross, head of the household, reported he was 40 years old, born January 1860, married for 17 years, born in France, parents born in France. He was a hardware dealer. He came to the United States in 1866 and has been here for 34 years. He is a naturalized citizen. He lived with his wife, Agusta, 38, who was born in March, 1862. She was born in Germany and her parents were born in Germany. She came to the United States in 1871 and has been here for 29 years. Living with Mr. Gross was his sister-in-law, Katie Majeski, 21, who was born in November 1878 in Wisconsin; and his mother-in-law, Kate J. Majeski, 63, born November 1836, a widow, born in Germany, parents born in Germany. She came to the United States in 1871 and has been here 29 years.
More About ALOIS GROSS:
1900 Census: 08 June 1900, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, ED 111, Page 190a
Burial: St. Stephen's S section
Obituary: 23 June 1936, Stevens Point Daily Journal11
Residence: June 1900, 527 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI
2. ii. JOHN GEORGE MANDY, b. Abt. 1865, Poland (Germany); d. 23 May 1955, Los Angeles CA.
3. iii. MICHAEL H. MANDY, b. September 1871, New York; d. Abt. 1955.
4. iv. AGNES MANDY, b. 08 December 1871; d. 18 October 1955, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.
v. JOSEPH MANDY, b. Abt. 187512; d. Abt. 195513.
vi. FRANK MANDY, b. Abt. 1878, Wisconsin14; d. Abt. 195515.
5. vii. CATHERINE MANDY, b. Abt. 1881, Wisconsin; d. December 1964, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN GEORGE2 MANDY (NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born Abt. 1865 in Poland (Germany)16, and died 23 May 1955 in Los Angeles CA. He married JOSEPHINE UNKNOWN.
Notes for JOHN GEORGE MANDY:
1900 Federal Census: Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI:
John Majeski, 33, head of the household, reported he was born in May, 1867, and has been married for 9 years. He was born in Poland (Germany). He came to the United States in 1872 and has been here for 28 years. He is a blacksmith. He lives with his wife, Josephine, 32, born in September 1867, married for 9 years, gave birth to 7 children, 5 are still alive. They lived with their children, John, 15, born June 1884; Benie, 9, born June 1891; Peter, 7, born October 1892; Gertie, 6, born October 1994 and Alice, 2, born October 1897.
1920 Federal Census: Lake Township, Ransey County, North Dakota:
John Mandy, 53, reported he was the head of the household, owned his residence, was married, naturalized in 1913. He was born in Germany, his father was born in France and his mother was born in Germany. He was a farmer doing general farming. He lived with his wife, Josephine, 53, who was born in Germany, and her parents were born in Germany. They lived with their children, Peter, 27, born in
Wisconsin, a laborer; Allen, 22, boen in Wisconsin, a farm laborer; and Raymond, 19, born in Wisconsin, a student.
1930 Federal Census: Creel, Ramsey County, North Dakota:
John G. Mandy, 63, reported he
More About JOHN GEORGE MANDY:
1900 Census: Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, 4 Ward, Page 248a
Residence: June 1900, 116 West Street, Stevens Point
Children of JOHN MANDY and JOSEPHINE UNKNOWN are:
i. PETER3 MANDY.
ii. ALLEN MANDY.
iii. RAYMOND MANDY.
3. MICHAEL H.2 MANDY (NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born September 1871 in New York17, and died Abt. 195518. He married MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1882 in Wisconsin19.
Notes for MICHAEL H. MANDY:
1910 Federal Census, North Dakota, Benson County, Riggin Township:
Mike H. Mandy is found on the 1910 census, listed as single, 28, born September 1871, born in New York, father born in Scotland, mother born in France. He was employed as a blacksmith. (NOTE: have not been able to find his wife and children on this census).
1920 Federal Census, North Dakota, Ramsey County, Grand Harbor Township:
Michael Mandy, head, 46 years old, born in NY, father born in France, mother born in Ireland, was a blacksmith in his own shop. He lived with his wife, mary, 37, who was born in Wisconsin, her parents were born in Norway. They lived with their children: John, 15, born in ND; Helen, 13, born in ND; Ralph, 12, born in ND, MaryAnn, 10, born in ND, Alice, 8, born in ND; Josephine, 6, born in ND; Thelma, 5, born in ND, and Hazel, 1, born in ND.
1928, April 2, Stevens Point Daily Journal:
Michael Mandy of Ladysmith came here for a weekend visit with his sisters Mrs. Alois Gross and Mrs. George Hoffman.
1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Rusk County, Ladysmith City:
Michael H. Mandy, head, owned his residence, was 54 years old, married when he was 21, born in New York, father born in Germany, mother born in Poland, was a blacksmith in a blacksmith shop. He lived with his wife, Mary, 47, who was married when she was 21 years old. She was born in Michigan, her parents were born in Norway. They lived with their children, Josephine, 16, a telephone company operator; Thelma, 15; Dorothy, 13; Hazel B., 11; Harriet, 8, born in Wisconsin and Patricia, 6, born in Wisconsin.
Their son John is living at a residence with the same address (unknown if this was a two-family residence or not).
More About MICHAEL H. MANDY:
1930 Census: Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin
AKA (Facts Pg): Maciejewski, Machewski, Majeski
Residence: 1895, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI
Children of MICHAEL MANDY and MARY UNKNOWN are:
6. i. JOHN3 MANDY, b. Abt. 1904, North Dakota.
ii. RALPH MANDY, b. Abt. 190820.
Notes for RALPH MANDY:
1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee:
Ralph H. Mandy, 23, who was born in North Dakota, it was noted that it was unknown where his parents were born, was listed as a lodger along with several other lodgers. He was not employed.
iii. MARY ANN MANDY, b. Abt. 191021.
iv. ALICE MANDY, b. Abt. 1912.
v. HELEN MANDY, b. Abt. 191422; m. WILLIAM R. ZEBRO.
Notes for WILLIAM R. ZEBRO:
1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee
William R. Zebro, head of the household, reported he was renting his residence for $33.00 a month, there was a radio in the household, he was 30 hears old and first married when he was 26. He was a sales manager for a flour company. He lived with his wife, Helen, 24, who first married when she was 20. She was born in Wisconsin. Her parents were born in Austria. She was a sales lady in a dry goods store. Also living in this residence was William's sister-in-law, Alise Mandy, 18, who was an operator for the telephone company.
vi. JOSEPHINE MANDY, b. Abt. 1914.
vii. THELMA MANDY, b. Abt. 1915.
viii. DOROTHY MANDY, b. Abt. 1917.
7. ix. HAZEL MANDY, b. 09 May 1912, Devil's Lake, North Dakota; d. 07 April 1989, Palm Beach County, FL.
x. HARRIET A. MANDY, b. Abt. 192122.
xi. PATRICIA A. MANDY, b. Abt. 192322.
4. AGNES2 MANDY (NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born 08 December 187123, and died 18 October 1955 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI. She married GEORGE HOFFMAN. He was born December 1861 in Poland24, and died 16 February 1952 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI25.
Notes for AGNES MANDY:
1955, October 19: Stevens Point Daily Journal
Mrs. Hoffman's Funeral Set
Funeral services will beheld at St. Peter's Catholic church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs. Agnes Hoffman, 83, 71 Franklin Street, who died early Tuesday morning at St. Michael's hospital.
Buriel will take place in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening. General rosaries will be said tonight, Thursday and Friday at 8 o'clock. The Rosary society of St. peter's chuirch will recite the rosary at 7:30 tonight and 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Hoffman had been a reident of Stevens Point since infancy. She was born in Poland December 8, 1871, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Maciejeski, and came here with her parents when she was three months old. On May 20, 1889, she was married to George Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman died February 16, 1952. Mrs. Hoffman suffered a stroke eight years ago, and had been a partial invalid since then. She became more seriously ill about six months ago, and entered the hospital last Friday.
She is survided by a sister, Mrs. Frank Jonas, Milwaukee, and eight step-grandchildren in California.
An adopted son, Ben Hoffman, died about 30 years ago. She was also preceded in death by four brothers who died within the past two years, Joseph, Michael, Frank and John Mandy, and a sister, Mrs. Aloysius Gross, who died about 30 years ago.
1955, October 24: Stevens Point Daily Journal
Funeral of Mrs. Hoffman
Services were held at St. peter's Catholic church Saturday morning for Mrs. Agnes Hoffman of 721 Franklin Street, who died Tuesday.
Rev. S.A. Elbert of Plover was celebrant of the solemn requiem high mass, with Rev. Bernard Novak serving as deacon and Rev. Anthony Krausa as sub-deacon.
Burial followed in Guardian Angel cemetery.
Pallbears were Stanley Hoffman, Emil Grabin, Clarence Goedland, Walter Jonas, T.M. Bigalke and Jack Worzalla.
Attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Catherine Jonas, Mrs. James Ross, Miss Evelyn Jonas, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Meiers and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Goedland, Mrs. Joseph Worzalla and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Worzalla and son, Milwaukee; Bernard Hoffman, Inglewood, Calif.; W.J. Jonas and son, Munising Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Healy, Chicago.
Mrs. Catherine Petric, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Majeska, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sadowski, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sadowski andf family, Mrs. August Sadowski, Mr. and Mrs. Val Lanentine and Mrs. Clara Valentine, Randolph; Anton Hoffman, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman and son, Wausau, and Mrs. Rose Ajdukiewicz, Superior.
More About AGNES MANDY:
AKA (Facts Pg): Agnes Maciejeski
Burial: Guardian Angel (Section 8)
Notes for GEORGE HOFFMAN:
1900 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Portage County, Stevens Point, 731 Franklin Street:
George Hoffman, 31, reported he was the head of the household and he was born December 1861 in Poland. He has been married 10 years, immigrated to the US in 1873 and had been here for 27 years. He is employed as a blacksmith for the Railroad. He lived with his wife, Agnes, 29, who reported she was born December 1870 in Poland. She has been married for 10 years, came to the US in 1870 and has been in the US for 29 years. Also living with them was Bennie, son, 12, born January 1888 in New York.
1910 Federal Census, Wisconson, Portage County, Stevens Point, 731 Franklin Street:
George and Agnes are still at 731 Franklin Street. George reported he was 44 years old and was working as a janitor for a public library. Agnes reported she was 39, not employed and never gave birth to a child. They have been married for 20 years.
1920 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Portage County, Stevens Point, 731 Franklin Street:
George and Agnes are still living at 731 Franklin Street. George reported he was the head of the household, 54 years old, came to the US in 1871, naturalized in 1912, working as a janitor in a library. He lived with his wife, Agnes, 50 years old, who came to the US in 1870, and she was an alien.
1930 Federal Census, Wisconsin, Portage County, Stevens Point, 731 Franklin Street:
George and Agnes are still at 731 Franklin Street. George reported he was the head of the household, owned the residence worth $4,000, there was no radio in the residence and they did not live on a farm. He reported he was 65 years old, married when he was 24 years old, born in Poland, parents born in Poland. He came to the United States in 1871 and is a naturalized citizen. He was employed as a caretaker for a private family. He lived with his wife, Agnes, who was 59 years old, married when she was 18, she was born in Poland and her parents were born in Poland. She came to the United States in 1871.
More About GEORGE HOFFMAN:
Burial: Guardian Angel (Section 8)
Child of AGNES MANDY and GEORGE HOFFMAN is:
i. BERNARD3 HOFFMAN, b. 01 January 188825; d. 14 February 192725.
Notes for BERNARD HOFFMAN:
1910, 20 October, Stevens Point Journal:
Bernard Hoffman, who is on the reportorial staff of the Oshkosh Northwestern, spent Sunday with his parents in this city.
1912, 22 July, Stevens Point Journal:
Bernard Hoffman returned to Oskosh Sunday after spending a week's vacation in the city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman.
More About BERNARD HOFFMAN:
Burial: Guardian Angel (Section 8)
5. CATHERINE2 MANDY (NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born Abt. 1881 in Wisconsin, and died December 1964 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI26. She married FRANK JONAS. He died November 1939 in Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI26.
More About CATHERINE MANDY:
AKA (Facts Pg): Katie Majeski
Burial: St. Stephen's S section
Notes for FRANK JONAS:
1910: FRANK JONAS, head of the household, reported he was 29 years old, married for 6 years, born in Germany (Polish), came to the United States in 1882 and employed as a ??? (looks like cigar maker). He lived with his wife, Kathleen, 28, who has given birth to 3 children, and 3 are still alive. She was born in Wisconsin and her parents were born in Germany (Polish). They lived with their children, Walter, 5; Margaret, 4; and Genevive, 1/12.
1920: FRANK JONAS, head of the houshold, reported he was 40 years old, married, and worked as a hardware merchant. He lived with his wife, Kathryn, 38, and their children, Walter, 15; Margaret, 14; Genevieve, 9, Mary, 7; Kathryn, 5; Frances, 4; John, 2 and Vigie, 8/12.
1930: FRANK JONAS, head of the household, reported he was 50 years old, owned his residence worth $3,000, there was a radio in the house, he got married when he was 23, born in Germany, came to the US in 1884 and is a naturalized citizen. He works as a retail merchant in the grocery business. He lives with his wife, Catherine, 48, who reported she was married when she was 21 and she was born in Wisconsin. Her parents were born in Germany. They lived with their children, Mary (Margaret???) 29 (?) who is employed as a saleswoman in a grocery store; Genevieve, 20, who is employed as a stenographer in a bank; Catherine, 15, who is a saleswoman in a grocery store; Francis, 14, who is employed as a delivery man; John, 12, who is employed as a delivery man; Vigie, 10; Lawrence, 9; Rose A., 8; and Evelyn 3 6/12.
More About FRANK JONAS:
1910 Census: Edgar, Marathon, Wisconsin, ED 113, Page 268a
1920 Census: Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI, ED 79, Sheet 5B, 427 Brawley Street
1930 Census: Stevens Point, Portage Co., W, ED 49-28, Ward 2, 407 Brawley Street
Burial: St. Stephen's S section
Children of CATHERINE MANDY and FRANK JONAS are:
i. WALTER3 JONAS.
ii. MARGARET JONAS.
iii. GENEVIEVE JONAS.
iv. MARY JONAS.
v. CATHERINE JONAS.
vi. FRANCIS JONAS.
vii. JOHN JONAS.
viii. VIGIL JONAS.
ix. LAWRENCE JONAS.
x. ROSE JONAS.
xi. EVELYN JONAS.
Generation No. 3
6. JOHN3 MANDY (MICHAEL H.2, NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born Abt. 1904 in North Dakota27. He married RUTH UNKNOWN.
Notes for JOHN MANDY:
1930 Federal Census, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin: 600 6th Street.
John M. Mandy, 25, reported he was the head of the household, rented his residence for $8.00 a month, married when he was 22 years old, born in North Dakota, father born in New York and mother born in Wisconsin. He was a mechanic in an auto repair shop. He lived with his wife, Ruth J., 26, who reported she got married when she was 23. She was born in North Dakota, her father was born in Iowa and her mother was born in Norway. They lived with their children, Betty Jane, 2 ?/12 and Donna M., ?/12.
NOTE: John Mandy rented from his father, who owned the residence they lived in.
More About JOHN MANDY:
1930 Census: Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin
Children of JOHN MANDY and RUTH UNKNOWN are:
i. BETTY JANE4 MANDY, b. Abt. 192827.
ii. DONNA M. MANDY, b. Abt. 193027.
7. HAZEL3 MANDY (MICHAEL H.2, NICHOLAS1 MACIEJEWSKI) was born 09 May 1912 in Devil's Lake, North Dakota28, and died 07 April 1989 in Palm Beach County, FL29. She married ALBERT AUNAPU, son of JOHN AUNAPU and LIISA LEASVURG. He was born 08 July 1919 in Belle Glade, FL30, and died 27 March 2003 in West Palm Beach, FL30.
Notes for HAZEL MANDY:
DAY - Hazel Brighettham Mandy Aunapu, Passed away Saturday, April 10, 1999 after a reoccurrence of cancer. Born October 15, 1918 in Devils Lake, No. Dakota, she was a pioneer of Ft. Lauderdale, driving her Harley Davison motorcycle down from Ladysmith, WI in 1939. Married Albert Aunapu and together they started the first Harley- Davidson Motorcycle dealership Broward County. Hazel was also a successful restaurateur and pub owner who's recipes were noted in such books as "Famous Underground Gourmet Restaurants". Hazel was the 9th of 11 children. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Walter of Pembroke Pines, Pat Thrope of WI, and Joanne Peltier of Idaho. She was blessed with 7 children; predeceased by her son, Robert (Bobby) Aunapu and survived by, Allan Aunapu, Dan Aunapu and Alinda Boy of Ft. Lauderdale, Bonnie (Frank) Kosiba of Shrewbury, MA., Diane (Steve) Smith of Weston and Debbie (Virgil) Klaus of Mounds, OK. Hazel has also been blessed by 8 grandchildren. She was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church, 1161 SW 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, where a celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 17th at 1 PM, with burial services following at Lauderdale Memorial Park. The Reverend Louis Able of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Women's Guild or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by: FRED HUNTER'S UNIVERSITY DRIVE HOME, 2401 S. University Dr., Davie.
Notes for ALBERT AUNAPU:
Town of Davie Web Page:
The early settlers who came from Panama, British Columbia, Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois had one characteristic in common - the courage to face new experiences. Al Aunapu, now a real estate broker in Davie, tells how his father, a sea captain from an island between Estonia and Sweden, was attracted by the semi-tropical shoreline, he first discovered in 1907. In 1911 he brought his wife with him to make a home here. He built a house on the canal bank along what is now Griffin Road. Anapu recalls the extension built from the house to the canal to catch bream and bass for the family. The arrangement made a sort of "running refrigerator," he says, which provided better fish than we can buy today with all of our conveniences. The stream, too, at that time, was clear, sparkling, and unpolluted.
Al's father ran a scheduled boat to Lake Okeechobee and so extended his business interest to that area. He developed a merchandising center and had just built a new home and storage warehouse when the hurricane of 1926 struck. In the Lake Okeechobee region, the storm was even more severe than in Davie, with winds up to two hundred miles per hour "so trees were blown about like tumbleweeds," Al says. Though his father had built the house on a dike, the water kept coming up to the second floor and crashing over the house. Finally, the dike broke, and not only water but six feet of muck surrounded the building. The new house and all their possessions were in ruin. The family and neighbors fled to the warehouse, but that new building also went down and eleven persons lost their lives. Al's father, in the prime of his life at age 46, was killed while using a Fairbanks-Morse pump in an effort to control the flood.
Al's mother brought the family back to Davie, and at the age of 12, Al went to work. He was strong and daring like his sea-captain father, and when he was 13 bought his first motorcycle. At the age of 16 he went in for racing, winning both Florida and national trophies.http://www.polkonline.com/stories/052803/lif_deadly.shtml
Deadly hurricane killed 2,400 in one night
It's a toss-up which is more exciting and riveting - to read "Killer 'Cane," the new book by first-time author, Robert Mykle, or to listen to the story as the author told it recently in the author-presentation at The Lakeland Public Library.
The evening with Mykle was electric as he told about the deadly hurricane of 1928 that chose a path through the Caribbean, smashed into Palm Beach and killed 2,400 people in Pahokee, South Bay, Belle Glade and even took a swipe that flooded Wauchula.
The hurricane, dubbed "The Forgotten Hurricane," lashed fury in Florida leaving corpses piled high in the muck of the Everglades, actually sandblasting skin off people's bodies, and like a monstrous vacuum cleaner, sucking up thousands of gallons of water from the ocean like dirt off a carpet.
Now 70-plus years later, the very first book, an in-depth study of this 1928 hurricane, has been written and you can't help but think God was waiting for the right person, one with meticulous attention to detail, who was willing to interview 40 survivors and their families, before touching pen to paper.
This is a superbly written book that opens in Belle Glade in September 1928 and lists the families who took such a dramatic part in the whole frightening lash of nature: The Henry Martin family, the Shive family of Pahokee, Thomas Jefferson and Willie Emma Wells of Belle Glade, Ed, Felix and Charles Forbes of South Bay, Lee and Maribell Rawls, the Boots family with Bill, Mattie Mae, Roy and Virgil, Juanita Wilson of Miami and Frede and Albert Aunapu of Torry and Kreamer Islands.
One wonderful happening was out of about two dozen people attending the session with Robert Mykle was a survivor - Lillian Bryant Lomax, who was barely 6 years old when the hurricane took its toll, and she so graciously told how her family dealt with the horror.
The author added that it was just amazing to him that in nearly every presentation he has made on author tour, there will be one to five survivors in the audience. If any one of you reading this review have the opportunity to hear the author, take advantage of a fabulous literary evening.
In 1928 there were no sophisticated weather reading stations, and the people who worked the fields relied on such superstitions as ants crawling up a straight line to warn of impending weather approaching.
When the 1928 hurricane bullied its way through the Caribbean, the Bahamas, hell-bent for Florida, the force of the winds "blew out all equipment and knocked down the weather towers like toothpicks."
This was the beginning of the Depression in Florida. Folks didn't want to come for fear of another likely storm. The Palm Beach newspapers did not tell the true story as they didn't want this to stop tourism and so they painted a diluted picture of the devastation.
The opening pages of "Killer ÔCane" has maps tracking the 1928 hurricane and gives "categories" that clearly shows the way hurricanes are identified. A tropical storm is less than 74 mph A Category 1 storm is 74-95 mph; Category 2 is 96-110 mph; Category 3 is 111-130 mph; Category 4 is 131-155 mph and Category 5 is "greater than 155 mph."
The "Killer ÔCane" hurricane was Category 5. Only one other category 5 hurricane struck Florida in the last century, and that was the Florida Keys 1935 hurricane. Mykle urged the audience to follow up the reading of his book with the story of Henry Flagler in the audio-book, "The Last Train to Paradise." This columnist has just finished it (available at the Winter Haven Public Library) and it is a double thrill following Mykle's great book.
Brenda Patterson, coordinator of the programming of the Lakeland Public Library, gave an excellent mini-bio of Mykle in the introduction.
Mykle was born in Boston and was bred in Beantown, spending his summers in the south. He was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then headed for new excitement in South America where he spelunked in Bolivia and climbed the second highest mountain in Colombia, the Sierra Nevada de Cocuy. He followed this adventure by making deep jungle trips through the Amazon and Orinoco River basins. Later, he headed work on the largest copper exploration projects in Colombia at Murindo where he became friendly with the Embera Indians.
During the question-and-answer period following the program, this columnist asked if perhaps movie rights had been obtained for "Killer ÔCane" because it would make a fantastic movie like "The Perfect Storm." The author said he had not even thought of such a thing and as far as he knew his agent had not been approached. Prediction: One day soon we can sit in the comfort of the movie theatre and again thrill at this true story that unfolded right here a few miles from us.
Children of HAZEL MANDY and ALBERT AUNAPU are:
still living children omitted (ECK)
i vii. ROBERT M. AUNAPU, b. 15 December 1955, Florida31; d. 22 November 1984, Florida31.
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2. Stevens Point Area Obit. Index.
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4. 1900 Census.
5. Stevens Point Area Obituary Index.
6. Portage County Cemetery Locator.
7. 1900 Census.
8. Portage County Cemetery Locator.
9. 1900 Census.
10. Portage County Cemetery Locator.
11. Stevens Point Area Obituary Index.
12. 1880 US Census, Individual Record, familysearch.org.
13. Steven Point Daily Journal, Obit. for Agnes Hoffman.
14. 1880 US Census, Individual Record, familysearch.org.
15. Steven Point Daily Journal, Obit. for Agnes Hoffman.
16. 1880 US Census, Individual Record, familysearch.org.
17. 1910 Federal Census.
18. Steven Point Daily Journal, Obit for Agnes Hoffman.
19. 1920 Federal Census.
20. 1930 Federal Census.
21. 1920 Federal Census.
22. 1930 Federal Census.
23. Stevens Point Area Cemetery Index.
24. 1900 Federal Census.
25. Portage County Cemetery Locator.
26. Steven Point Area Obituary Index.
27. 1930 Federal Census.
28. Florida Death Index, 43538.
29. Florida Death Index, Certificate #43538.
30. Sun-Sentinel obit.
31. Florida Death Index.