Posted By:Mary Hitchcock
Subject:John K. Beranek 5/09/1842 Bohemia - ? Johnson Co. IA
Post Date:June 21, 2003 at 06:38:52
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John K. Beranek, Iowa City; was born May 9, 1842 in Bohemia, Europe. He came to America in 1856, landed in Baltimore, MD, and came to Iowa City in October of the same year. He went to OR in 1860, and returned to Cedar Co. IA in 1866 and farmed there until 1869, when he came to Iowa City and engaged in business. He was a traveling salesman in 1877 and 1878. He married March 22, 1871, Miss Mary Vyvoda, of Iowa City. This union is blessed with three children: Premis O., Bozena B. and Libusa. He is a democrat in politics. He was elected alderman, March 5, 1877, from the third ward, and was trustee of Iowa City township in 1871, 1872, and 1873. He is now first assistant chief of the fire department. He helped organize the Protection Fire Co. and has been ten years a member of the said company. He is recognized leader among his Bohemian friends as well as enjoying the confidence of a large circle of friends. History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 784.