John Stephen MATUS


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1. Emma Marie WICKHAM

John Stephen MATUS 2

  • Born: 12 Feb 1899, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (1): Emma Marie WICKHAM on 12 Feb 1933 in Rock Island, Rock Island Co, IL 1
  • Died: 30 Jun 1982, Veterans Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, IA at age 83 1
  • Buried: 3 Jul 1982, Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 1

bullet  General Notes:

1900 IA CENSUS, Linn Co, Cedar Rapids city: John Matus, 1, b. IA, father b. Moravia, mother b. Bohemia. He was living with his parents, John & Anna Matus, and siblings.

WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918: John "Steven" Matus; resided Missouri Valley, Harrison CO, IA; 19; b. Feb 12, 1899; farm laborer, employed by John Russell in Iroquois, SD; nearest relative: Annie Matus, mother, Cedar Rapids, IA; signed: John "Stephen" Matus; medium height and build, gray eyes, brown hair.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Linn Co, Cedar Rapids city: John S. Matus, 26, single, 8th grade education, b. IA, father: John Matus who was b. Austria, mother: Anna Bures who was b. Austria in Cedar Rapids, served in Army from IA, engaged in trade & transportation, Catholic. John, his widowed father, and siblings were living with Roy & Anna Cessoford. Anna Cessoford has the same parents listed as John.

1930 IA CENSUS, Linn Co, Cedar Rapids city: John Matus, 30, single, b. IA, parents b. Czechoslovakia, salesman, Furmarker(?). He was living with his sister, Lucille Kock, and her husband Charles.

SSDI: John Matus; b. 12 Feb 1899; d. Jun 1982; issued IA; last residence: Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA.

OBIT, The Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA), Fri, July 2, 1982: John S. Matus, 83, of 1044 Center Point Road NE died Wednesday at Veterans Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, following a long illness. Born Feb. 2, 1899, at Cedar Rapids, he was married to Emma Wickham on Feb. 12, 1933, at Cedar Rapids. He was a welder at Link Belt prior to retirement and served in the Army during World War II. Surviving in addition to his wife are one stepson, Loren Lain of Cedar Rapids; four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Cessford of Cedar Rapids and Beatrice Krufman of Santa Monica, Calf.;and one brother, Joe of Cedar Rapids. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by the Rev. Louis Trzil and the Rev. Leroy Bauman. Burial: Linwood Cemetery with military services by Hanford Post No. 5. Rosary: 7 tonight at Brosh Chapel where friends may call after 1 p.m. today.

LINN CO, IA CEMETERY RECORDS, Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids: Matus, John 1899 - 1982


John married Emma Marie WICKHAM, daughter of Orison/Orrison Jesse WICKHAM and Hetty Theresa Florence BROWN, on 12 Feb 1933 in Rock Island, Rock Island Co, IL.1 (Emma Marie WICKHAM was born on 21 Sep 1899 in Tipton, Cedar Co, IA,2 died on 20 Jul 1991 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 2 and was buried on 23 Jul 1991 in Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 2.)



1 Obituary of John S. Matus.

2 Obituary of Emma Wickham Matus.

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