The Waukesha Freeman, February 10, 2017

Birthdate proved, posthumously

Man’s family receives his birth certificate after his death
By Lauren Anderson
Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA — It wasn’t until after Kenny Joseph’s death that there was official documentation of his birth. Joseph died on Jan. 12. This week, his son, Bobb Joseph of Brookfield, finally received his birth certificate. The story goes back to Chicago in October 1928, the year Joseph was born. “Apparently it was not a rare thing in those days, in all the flurry of births, to just have the birth certificate paperwork pending, so (Joseph’s) parents never formally completed the paperwork in Cook County to register him with a birth certificate,” Bobb Joseph said. Read the story at the Waukesha Freeman.  Read the text only version here…





Veteran missionary to Japan passes to his reward

January 13, 2017
By Dan Wooding

Kenny Joseph, long-time missionary to Japan, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017) in Fullerton, California at the age of 88.

Kenny and his wife Lila, who met in Japan, were two people who answered General Douglas MacArthur’s request for 10,000 missionaries to go to Japan at the end of World War II to help to spiritually rebuild the devastated country after the firebombing of Tokyo and the two nuclear bombings that put an end to the war with Japan.

Kenny Joseph was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 30th, 1928 to Assyrian-American immigrant parents Sam & Martha Joseph. Raised in the Presbyterian church, he accepted Christ at a Charles E. Fuller rally held at Soldier Field when he was 17 years old. Read more…