The Howells Journal/Frank Cejda is laid to rest

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The Howells Journal, vol. 44, no. 29  (1932) 
Frank Cejda is laid to rest by anonymous

Son of Local Pioneers and an Early Day Business Man of Howells

Mr. and Mrs. John Cejda, Jos. F. Krupka, Mrs. James Pokorny and daughter, Marcelline, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Heun, J. J. Sindelar, F. J. Prucha, Mrs. William Kaspar, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Limbach and son William, and Mrs. Conrad Thiem were at West Point Wednesday forenoon to attend the funeral of Mr. Frank Cejda which was held that morning with requiem mass celebrated by Rev. Zillig at St. Mary’s church in that city.

The deceased was born August 7, 1862, at Milevski, county of Tabor in Bohemia. He came to America with his parents in 1867, to Wisconsin, and in 1870 made another change when they took up their residence in Nebraska on a farm in Cuming county. Two years later they moved to this county and settled on the farm a mile west of town now owned by Jos. Kotan. In 1885 he was married to Miss Mary Parr who died in 1889, and there survives this union one daughter, Sr. M. Agnella, of Escanaba, Mich. He disposed of the farm he owned west of town, now farmed by Lad Prazak, and moved into Howells in the spring of 1889 and engaged in business here until in 1893, when he moved to West Point. He was married there, in the same church from which he was buried, to Miss Anna Brazda on the 8rd of October, 1895. She and their seven children survive him—Ludmilla, Rudolph and Agnella of West Point, Emil and Mathilda of Omaha, Stephen of Douglas, Wyo., and Frank of Chicago. Besides these, his death is mourned by a sister, Mrs. D. J. Brazda of West Point, and a brother, John Cejda of this place, and in their sorrow the bereaved have the sympathy of a host of friends.

Mr. Cejda has been ailing the past year and has been seriously ill the past three months from the effects of enlargement of the liver and attendant complications. He was a kindly, genial gentleman, remembered by his associates here as a prince of good fellows and the news of his passing was received with expressions of sincere regret and none but kindly thoughts of the peaceful sleeper now resting in St. Michael’s cemetery at West Point. Peace to his soul.

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