"Matheson Harry Jacoby exercised an extraordinary influence on the subsequent development of this district. He actively encouraged the acquisition of orchard properties by a number of wealthy Goldfields identities. Among those for whom he acted as an agent was Andrew Janeczek of the Eclipse Aerated Water and Cordial and Ice Manufacturing Co. Ltd of Kalgoorlie who successfully established his 'Orchard Grove' orchard south of Mundaring in 1897."
The land required clearing and as this was a time-consuming and labour-intensive task, Andrew invented "The Janeczek Stump and Tree Puller" which he patented in 1899.
It appears the family was still living in Piccadilly Street that year because on 5 January 1899, there was an article in the Kalgoorlie Miner that said that Mary Riebe, a young woman employed by Mrs Janeczek, had been in town doing some late night shopping and on her way home to 40 Piccadilly Street, a man jumped out of a dark corner and knocked her down forty yards from her destination. She screamed and the assailant ran off. Although she received only slight injuries, she suffered severe shock from the incident.
A small item in the Western Argus on 26 January 1899, shows that Andrew was involved in another business venture in Kalgoorlie. The article reads, "Fire threatened Mr A Janeczek's new hotel now in course of construction on the corner of Maritana and Bourke streets". (the Tower Hotel?)
Sometime after 1899, the Janeczek family moved down to their orchard property in what became known as Janeczek Road near Mundaring. The couple did a lot of entertaining and Andrew was involved with civic affairs at Mundaring. He was also one of the co-founders of the Darling Range Horticultural Society.
In 1918, Andrew was admitted to the Wooroloo Sanatorium with tuberculosis. He died a few months later. After his death, Elizabeth sold the Orange Grove property and returned to Kalgoorlie. She lived with her sister until her death in 1924. The two women were related to an early and popular publican, Paddy Whelan, and they were very socially active. Paddy was the licensee of the Shamrock Hotel at this time.