PERTAINING TO THE DEATH OF SIMEONA KAIU.
Waimea, September 26, 1835.
Aloha to you, O Tinker. This is my thought for you. One of our fellow travellers has recently died, Simeon Kaiu, he has died. He was not terribly sick, and he died. Perhaps one of his blood vessels severed in his chest, and he could not breathe, and he died. September 11 was the day he died. We know how he lived, when we travelled to Nuuhiwa and came back. His was as kindly as ever, as he did the work of the Lord. Simeon and Deborah [Debora] were in Wailua a few months ago spreading the word of God. They showed those ignorant ones of enlightenment. He lived there, where he died. He was a greatly beloved brethren on Kauai. He is much mourned for in this land. He is one of the first fruit picked here in Hawaii. He was baptized in the month of December, 1825. The baptism took place in Honolulu with Kaahumanu. From that time until he died, we know not of any wrong he committed, from what we saw he only did good. Simeona did not make clear what his thoughts were upon his leaving, for he died quickly. When he lived amongst us, we witnessed the fruit of the Spirit. Therefore we believe that he is doing well in that life. “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.”—Luke xii—43.
[According to S. M. Kamakau, on December 4, 1825, baptized were: E. Kaahumanu, Kalanimoku, A. Keliiahonui, Lidia Namahana, Kekuaipiia, Gikeona Laanui, Simeona Kaiu, Debora Kapule Haakulou, and R. Kalaaiaulu.]
(Kumu Hawaii, 10/14/1835, p. 165)
My name is Healani Akau, daughter of Charles Awana Akau jr, son of Wahine Ko’olau Kaiu, who is the daughter of Simeon Kaiu II, son of Simeon Kaiu I & Debrah Kapuli.
I Healani Akau have and will not give up my many great grandfather Simeon Kaiu portrait and “NO ONE” will have it!
Charles Akau Jr. Is the son of Jenny K. Kaiu. Jenny is the daughter of Isaac S. Kaiu Sr. Please do not change Isaac’s name. That is not correct. You folks are not saying our genealogy right.
You are right a million percent cause I am the daughter of Charels Akau Jr. And me and uncle Ku’ulei have the portrait of Kaiu FYI…
I will take a picture with his portrait but no one will have it. I will “NEVER” sell it or lean anyone use it, which I have it keep away in a safe place.
Ur wrong… Jenny who is also by birth name Wahine Koolau Kaiu is the daughter of Kaiu the third dummy. I got birth n death certificates of my royal family, including the portrait n pictures that dates back to the 1700.
Plus Kaumualii never had kids from Deb!