Oswald Arthur Kynast

Oswald Arthur Kynast

Birth
Sosnowiec, Śląskie, Poland
Death 25 Sep 1907 (aged 63)
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec 14 Lot 147 NW corner of S 1/2
Memorial ID 34245818 · View Source
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According to the records of the Salem Evangelical Church in Farmington, Michigan, Oswald Arthur Kynast was born in what was then Gebersdorf, Silesia, Germany but what is now Sosnowa (or Sosnowiec), Poland. He came to America with the rest of his family aboard the ship "Adonis", which arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in May of 1855. The Kynast family migrated west and settled in the village of Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan. Oswald married Anna Magdalena Stehle in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1878. The ceremony was performed by a maternal relative and Presbyterian minister name August W. Bruske. They lived with Anna's sister Sarah and Oswald's brother Karl. The Kynast brothers operated a cabinet making/undertaking business on Grand River Avenue in downtown Farmington. Oswald was the cabinet/coffin maker. Oswald and Anna had a daughter named Clara Louise Emmeline Kynast. She was born in Farmington on September 8, 1880. Anna (Stehle) Kynast died of what was probably typhoid fever in October of 1881. Oswald's brother Karl died unexpectedly in 1884 from a massive heart attack. In what seemed like the most natural thing to do, Oswald then married his sister-in-law Sarah (Stehle) Kynast in Linden, Genesee County, Michigan on January 13, 1886. Shortly after the marriage, they settled Karl's estate, closed the Farmington business, and followed the rest of the Kynast family north to Saginaw, Michigan. Oswald took over the family grocery store there while Sarah operated a millinery shop. Oswald Kynast died of stomach cancer on September 25, 1907, and was buried in Saginaw's Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Biography compiled by Jeff Stehle. Please credit appropriately.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 34245818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oswald Arthur Kynast (6 Aug 1844–25 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34245818, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by 59er (contributor 49423200) .