|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1853, Poland|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1915|
Born in Lemberg, Germany, John (Jan) came to America with his wife (Anna Czapp) and children on the SS Trave after travelling back and forth between Poland (Lidzbark) and the United States. He gave his wife an ultimatum to either move to the US or he was leaving Poland alone, for good. He was a carpenter and carved the wood altars in St. Albertus Church (the wooden figures of Joseph, Mary and Jesus - to the left and right of the main marble altars) using the original wood pieces from St. Albertus' original 1872 wooden structure. During an event at St. Hyacinth in February, 1915, he slipped on the church steps and fractured his skull. John died of from this injury three hours later. He is buried in the KREFT plot with his wife, sons John and Joseph, daughter Anastazia (along with her two husbands, Josef Budnik and Anthony Goike and their children) and daughter Martha Ponke. Also buried with the Kreft family are grandson George Escherich and baby Mary Alandt; daughter of Agnes Kreft and Paul Alandt. This plot still contains enough room for Kreft descendants.
Thank you, Tom for the photo of great great grandpa's stone.
Thank you, Kim, for the interior photo of St. Hyacinth and for sponsoring this page.
Anna Czapp Kreft (1849 - 1939)*
Anastazia Kreft Goike (1874 - 1936)*
Anthony Frank Kreft (1880 - 1962)*
Joseph Kreft (1888 - 1915)*
Agnes Kreft Alandt (1890 - 1965)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Section 33
Created by: Josiedope
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9460889