SLIEF, Anton John

The people of Cheyenne were shocked last Saturday afternoon to learn of the sudden demise of Mr. SLief, father of Miss Minnie Slief of the Slief-Vaughn Abstract Company of this city. Mr. Slief passed away about three-thirty o’clock Saturday. Mr. Slief had not been well but his condition was not worse than usual and he was up and about until about ten o’clock that morning when he called his daughter and asked her to come home as he felt ill. She summoned a doctor and went home to him. He was administered to and given temporary relief but passed away within a few hours. Father Geeraert of Elk City was called and the last sacraments of his church administered after which he quietly passed from life.
Mr. Slief was a quiet unassuming man who made friends of all who knew him. He was recognized as being devout in his religion and seemed to enjoy nothing more than attending the services of the church. He was energetic and always busy at something. He possessed a kind disposition, always having a pleasant word for all. Those who lived near him, knew him to be, indeed a good man.
The body was taken to Kingfisher where burial services were held Monday afternoon, August 18, 1930. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Theo Van Hulse, pastor of the Sts. Peter and Paul Church of that city, assisted by Rev. Geeraert of Elk City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Slief was an 89er, having been the first wagon to unload at Dover, Oklahoma.
Anton John Slief was born in Didam, Holland (or Providence of Netehland) September 19, 1857 and died in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, August 16, 1930. He came to America in 1883. He was married to Johanna Elsenrath February 14, 1885 at Newton, Kansas. He homesteaded at Dover, Oklahoma in 1889 and lived there until 1911 when he moved to Oklahoma City. In 1912, he moved to Corn, Oklahoma and since that time has lived at Rogers, Arkansas until about two years ago when he came to Cheyenne, Oklahoma to reside with his daughter, Miss Minnie R. Slief of the Slief-Vaughn Abstract Company.
He leaves the following children: Mrs. J.P. Jueschke, Hayden, New Mexico; Minnie R. Slief, Cheyenne, Okla.; Golda B. Slief, Oklahoma City; Mrs. A.G.T.Vaughn, Altus, Okla.; Walter and William Slief of Wellsford, Kansas; and Floyd L. Slief of Oklahoma City. He also leaves 17 grandchildren. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. J.P. Jueschke. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Theresa Slief-Verhey of London, England.
Cheyenne Star, August 21, 1930