Joseph F. Hayek

Joseph F. Hayek

Birth
Czech Republic
Death 29 Oct 1931 (aged 80)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 32414669 · View Source
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The funeral of Joseph F. Hayek was held in the Christian Church on Sunday, November 1, at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. S. Alvord. Mr. Hayek was an old soldier, having served five years in the regular army in the Indian wars, and was given a military funeral by the American Legion who acted as military escort to the church and cemetery where they took charge and carried out their ritualistic service which was very impressive, and many a tear was shed as the body was lowered into its last resting place.

Joseph F. Hayek was born in Prague, Bohemia, July 12, 1851, and passed away at the home of his son, Fred Hayek, in Chicago, October 29, 1931, aged 80 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was united in marriage to Johanna Jakes January 2, 1872, and to this union eight children were born: Mrs. Barbara Cottwell of Chicago; Mrs. Martha Gatzmeyer of Webber, Kansas; Will Hayek, McCook; Mrs. Clint Caselton, Table Rock; Fred Hayek, Chicago; Mrs. Earl Irwin, Table Rock; Joseph Hayek and Edward have gone on before.

At the age of 21 years Mr. Hayek enlisted in the army and served five years in the Indian wars.

In 1885 he came to Nebraska where he resided until the death of his wife January 10, 1929, after which he spent most of his time with his son in Chicago.

Mr. Hayek was a good father, a good citizen and a faithful friend, and during his many years of life in Table Rock he won many friends. He had many exciting experiences during the war with the Indians and was with Custer at the time of the fatal massacre, but had been detailed for some outside camp duty, and thus escaped the death inflicted by the Indians on his comrades. The next day he was one of those detailed to return to the camp to gather up the bodies of the dead. He never talked much about his war experience and few of his neighbors in Table Rock knew of his experiences for many years. For a long time he was an employee of the Burlington in Table Rock, having in charge the dining car at the stop-over night in Table Rock. Later years he was caretaker for our public park and he loved the park like a child. The body arrived in Table Rock from Chicago on Saturday afternoon, accompanied by his son, Fred, and his wife, and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Irwin.


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  • Maintained by: Frances Graham Blecha
  • Originally Created by: LoNe Searcher
  • Added: 26 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32414669
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph F. Hayek (12 Jul 1851–29 Oct 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32414669, citing Bohemian Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Frances Graham Blecha (contributor 47722789) .