Anna KLOBASA 3 4
- Born: Dec 1857, Chocen, Bohemia
- Married: 4 Sep 1873, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 1 2
- Died: St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Memories of My Boyhood, Anthony Klobasa (Jr), St Louis MO 1937:
"...The school facilities were very poor in this section of the country at that time. There was a little school house about one and one-half miles from our farm. The teacher was a young lady, the daughter of one of the farmers. Twelve or thirteen children attended this school during the winter months and father insisted that my younger sister and I attend the school during the winter of 1859-60. Sometimes we would be caught in one of the cold prairie windstorms, which were so severe that we could hardly catch our breaths. My sister would cry as the cutting wind almost smothered her and prevented her from walking, and the only protection which I could offer would be to take off my little jacket, throw it over her head, and take her by the hand, leading her as best I could. We made very slow progress, and were utterly exhausted when we reached our destination...
"A few months later I became ill with typhoid fever, and within a few days both my mother and my youngest sister had contracted the same illness. My older sister nursed us but we had no doctor. It happened that a doctor by the name of Veter (Polish) came to St Louis from Europe and was living in the Czech section on Tenth and Soulard. Someone called his attention to our case, and when he came to see us I was in a very critical condition. After examining me he wrote a prescription and handed it to my sister to have it filled at the drug store. 'But I have no money,' she replied. 'What! you have no money?' He was surprised and, taking the slip, he wrote upon it and told her to take it to Malt's Drug Store, which she did and returned with the medicine. This doctor being a stranger in the community and therefore not established, had plenty of time at his disposal and would call to see us three or four times a day, and often as late a ten o'clock at night. He was very solicitous about us, rendering every possible assistance in his power. After some weeks the doctor realized that most of the people had no money and that it would be useless to try to establish an office there, and after giving my sister explicit instructions on how to care for us- my mother was recovering very nicely, although there seemed to be little hope for me- he decided to enlist in the army as a first class physician..."
ANCESTRY.COM 11 Feb 2001
Database: St Louis Marriages 1804-1876
Name: Käcisn, Joseph; Spouse: Klobasa, Ann; Date of Marriage: 4 Sept 1873; Vol/Pg: 16-053
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI M515699: Ann KLOBASA Married Joseph Kocien 4 Sep 1873 St Louis St Louis MO.
1900 US Census Missouri V100 Ed359 Sh4 L81: Anna KLOBASA, Widowed, 1729 California Ave, L/w Joseph Kocien, son-in-law, Born Jan 1820, 80 yo, Born Bohemia, Parents Born Bohemia, 4 Children, 3 Remaining Alive, 42 yrs in US, Does Not Read, Write, or Speak English.
Anna married Joseph KOCIEN on 4 Sep 1873 in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 1 2.