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Frantz Svejkovsky

Male 1825 - 1880


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  • Born  1825  Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Aug 1880  Tabor, Bon Homme Co, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bon Homme Co, South Dakota, USA, -Ptak Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1573  Clarkson
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2017 

    Family  Rosalie Smolik,   b. 16 Oct 1827, Prague, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1891, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1855  Prague (near), Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Vdasta "Marie" Svejkovsky,   b. 1 Oct 1855, Prague, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1946, Scotland, Bon Homme Co, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne "Annie" Svejkovsky,   b. 1858, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rosalie Svejkovsky,   b. 1860, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1919, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frank Svejkovsky,   b. 1 Oct 1862, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1929, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph "Joe" F Svejkovsky,   b. 5 Jan 1867, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1955, Weatherford, Custer Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F579  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Svejkovsky - Smolik Family
    Svejkovsky - Smolik Family
    Frantz Svejkovsky and Rosalie Smolik Svejkovsky with their sons, Frank and Joseph Svejkovsky, about 1877; from the Svejkovsky Family History Collection of Aline Svejkovsky Garrett.

  • Notes 
    • Frantz Svejkovsky and Rosalie Smolik were born in the vicinity of Prague, Czechoslovakia and were married there before they came to America. Frantz was born in 1825 and Rosalie was born 16 Oct 1827. They were 28 and 30 years old when their first child, Mary was born on 1 Oct 1855. They first came to Chicago [about 1858], then moved to Iowa near Cedar Rapids. Their second child Annie was born in 1858 and Rosalie was born in about 1860. Frank was born in 1862 and Joe was born in 1867. Frantz Svejkovsky moved with his family to Dakota territory where he bought a farm in Bon Homme County in the year 1870. His farm was located on the Missouri River, southwest of Tabor, South Dakota, a distance of about 10 miles. In Dec 1871 he homesteaded 160 acre farm one-half mile west and 2 miles south of Tabor S Dakota. In the year of 1876 he got a US Patent on a quarter section adjoining on the north and a claim for another quarter, one mile east. Frantz (age 55) died in the year 1880 and was buried in a Polish cemetery across the road from his farm near Tabor. in 1890 Frank Svejkovsky and Mr Novotny reburied him in Yankton, South Dakota and erected a tombstone which is now weathered so that the inscriptions cannot be read.
      [source] Except from "Brief History of the Svejkovsky Family", by Bill Svejkovsky; from the Svejkovsky Family History Collection of Aline Svejkovsky Garrett.

      1880 Census of Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; ts 94; page 110
      Rosa Svejkorsky; 51 (1829) Bohemia; farmer
      Frank Svejkorsky; 18 (1862) Bohemia
      Joseph Svejkorsky; 13 (1867) Bohemia
      Anna Svejkorsky; 22 (1858) Bohemia

      Abstract of the Will of Frantz Svejkovsky; Deed Book D, pg 587; Bon Homme co, South Dakota; written 5 Apr 1880.
      Frantz Svejkvoskey, age 55; give to wife Rosalie all personal property
      To Mary Janda, daughter; 5 acres in TS 93
      To Annie, daughter; $300
      To Rosalie Novotny, daughter; 5 acres in TS 93
      To Frank, son; quarter section in TS 94
      To Joseph, son; land in TS 94; when he is 21
      Wife; remaining land
      Executor-Vesty J Janda

      To learn more about Franz Svejkovsky read the August 2013 blog posting, The Svejkovskys come to America, at the Family Stories Blog.

      Notes for Frantz Svejkovsky and Rosalie Smolik; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2013; for Family Stories at pamgarrett.com.