|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1883|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1960|
Jane Cecelia Lux was born February 28, 1883 in Topeka, Kansas. She was the oldest of eight children born to Nicholas and Jane (Giersch) Lux. Soon after her marriage to William Grauel the first of William and Jane's two children were born. Jennie Catherine Grauel was born September 26, 1906; and my mother, Florence Bernice Grauel followed on June 29, 1908.
Grandma was a great deal quieter than Grandpa was, and her health seemed kind of frail. I wonder if today she wouldn't be diagnosed with suffering from migraine headaches. When Grandma was having a "spell" she sat in a darkened room, took B.C. powders, greased her head with Ben Gay and tied a bandana handkerchief around it for relief. Because of the Ben Gay treatment Grandma's hair was very thin, and she kept it cut short. She wore long dresses and dark cotten hosiery with high top black shoes because she said her ankles were weak.
Both Grandpa and Grandma Grauel were devout Catholics. When Grandma wasn't helping Grandpa in the Garden or cleaning rabbits on butchering day, she was usually found sitting in her rocker with rosary in hand. Grandma wanted to become a nun when she was younger, but didn't get to because of her health. Mother said Grandma tolerated no foolishness when it came time for church. When Mother and Aunt Jenny got a new dress, they had to wear it for the first time to someplace other than church because Grandma wanted them thinking about their prayers and not prissing around in a new dress.
In 1955 Grandpa and Grandma Grauel celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a reception hosted by their two daughters and sons-in-law at our home next door in Lecompton. When asked what the secret to the success of their marriage was, they said "Never let the sun set on anger". For a long time I thought that was a silly thing to say because I couldn't see how anybody could keep the sun from setting! (A retouched photo of Grandpa and Grandma taken at their 50th anniversary celebration is in the possession of their six grandchildren.)
Nicholas Lux (1857 - 1941)
Jane Cecilia Giersch Lux (1865 - 1929)
William Frederick Grauel (1880 - 1962)
Jennie C Grauel Rogers (1906 - 1976)*
Florence Bernice Grauel Andes (1908 - 2000)*
Jane C Lux Grauel (1883 - 1960)
Josephine Catherine Lux Sulzen (1885 - 1957)*
Mary Gertrude Lux Ingenthron (1887 - 1977)*
Flora Lux (1889 - 1891)*
Francis Lux (1889 - 1890)*
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Patty Sturdivant
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40447774
Added: Jul. 28, 2014