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Paul Prohaska (1904)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 2/14/2009 at 11:25:29

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, December 2, 1904
Page 8

North East Madison County


Paul Prohaska, who had been a great sufferer for several weeks past, died Saturday, November 26th. The funeral services were held Sunday. He was well known and highly esteemed.

The Madison County Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, December 1, 1904
Page 5


Quite a number from Earlham attended the funeral services of Paul Prohaska, which was held at his home Sunday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in the North Branch cemetery.

Earlham Echo
Earlham, Iowa
Thursday, December 8, 1904

Death claimed another old resident of this community last Saturday in the person of Paul Prohaska. For more than thirty years he lived on the farm where he died. He was a good citizen and neighbor and was highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral service was held at his late residence Sunday afternoon at two o’clock and was largely attended. Rev. White preached the sermon, after which interment was made in North Branch cemetery.

Paul Prohaska was born in the village of Valtinove, Moravia, June 19, 1830, and departed this life Nov. 26, 1904.

At the age of 19 he enlisted in the army in his native land and served nine years. After he came home from the army he followed the carpenter’s trade. In 1858 he was married to Miss Antonie Laitkep; to this union were born 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls. Two girls and two boys preceded their father to the world beyond.

In 1868 he, with his family, embarked for America. They came direct to Iowa City where they remained about 6 months; then came to DeSoto where he lived 4 years. He then removed to the farm where he spent his remaining days. He was confirmed in the Catholic church in childhood.

He has been in declining health the past year, and for the past 2 months has been confined to his bed, being a great sufferer. Saturday morning at one o’clock death claimed him for his own. He passed peacefully away without a struggle. In his last illness he was tenderly cared for by his companion and children, and will be sadly missed in his place at the fireside circle.


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