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J. M. B. Letovsky 12/15/1845-?Moravia - Iowa City IA
Posted by: Mary Hitchcock (ID *****5723) Date: June 21, 2003 at 05:19:47
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J. M. B. Letovsky, a resident of Iowa City, an editor and one of the proprietors of the Slovan Americky, a Bohemian paper, published in Iowa City, in the Bohemian language.
Was born December 15, 1845 in Moravia; came to America with his parents and landed in Boston, January 1, 1853, thence to Racine, WI and in the spring of 1853 came with his parents to Jefferson township, Johnson Co, IA; and in 1859 went to Racine, and in 1869 came to Iowa City and worked on the Bohemian paper started by his father and Joseph Pisha, and finally bought an interest in the paper that he had successfully edited. He was married August 30, 1869 to Miss Mary Lenoch of Monroe twp. This union is blessed with one child living, John B. Mr. L. is a democrat in politics, and has always taken an active part in the welfare of his party, especially among his nationality. He has held several offices in the city; at present a member of the Iowa City School board, and a member of the city council for six years. His paper is one of the official organs of Johnson County and the only Bohemian paper in the state of Iowa. Source: History of Johnson Co, IA 1836-1882, Page 862.


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