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John Pashek Jr.
Born February 24, 1884
John Pashek, Jr., an enterprising agriculturist of Oxford township, owning and operating a farm of one hundred and seventeen acres on sections 22 and 23, was born in that township, on the 24th of February, 1884. His parents, John and Barbara Pashek, who were natives of Bohemia, emigrated to the United State in the year 1879 and, coming to Jones county, Iowa, purchased and located on the farm which is now in possession of our subject. They now make their home in Oxford Junction and are well known and highly esteemed residents of the community. Their children are two in number, namely: John, of this review; and Mamie, who is still under the parental roof.
John Pashek, Jr., attended the common schools in pursuit of an education and early in life became familiar with the duties and labors which fall to the lot of the agriculturist through the assistance which he rendered his father in the work of the home place. When twenty-one years of age he purchased the old homestead farm, comprising one hundred and seventeen acres on sections 22 and 23, Oxford township, and has since devoted his time and energies to its further cultivation and improvement with gratifying success. The neat and attractive appearance of the place indicates his careful supervision and practical and progressive methods, and he has already gained recognition among the substantial and representative agriculturists of the community.
In February, 1906, Mr. Pashek was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Wosoba, a native of Oxford Junction, this county, and a daughter of A. J. and Mary Wosoba. The father was born in Bohemia and crossed the Atlantic to the United States at an early day. The mother is a native of Iowa and is still a resident of Oxford Junction, but her husband has passed away. Their children were three in number.
In politics Mr. Pashek is a democrat but has no desire for office, preferring to give his undivided attention to his business affairs. Both he and his wife are faithful communicants of the Catholic church and their many good qualities have won them an extensive circle of warm friends throughout the county in which they have spent their entire lives.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 93.


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