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Re: Seeking Nebraska Svobodas
Posted by: Joe Zima Date: July 07, 2000 at 10:21:51
In Reply to: Re: Seeking Nebraska Svobodas by Larry Svoboda of 151

Thank you for responding to my message. Do
you know where your Svoboda, Jares, and Moravec ancestors came from in Bohemia? Please let me tell you about what I know about mine. My ggg grandfather, Frantisek
Svoboda was born in 1814 in the village of Smrcek, which is just a little south and east of Chrast in eastern Bohemia. He took a job
in the 1830's about 30 miles east in the village of Hlohov as a gamekeeper. He married Barbara Kadlec in Hlohov in 1837.
They had 6 children including my gg grandmother, Antonie, born in 1840. Antonie
married Josef Havelka from nearby Hostkovice.
They had 9 children and all the children came
to Chicago in the 1870' and 1880's. Antonie
also came to Chicago in 1888 and died here in
1898. I also have Moravecs connected to the
Svoboda family, as well. They lived in the nearby villages of Trebetin and Bohdanec. I
do not know if any of my Moravec family came to the U.S. I visited Hlohov and Hostkovice
in May and I was told by a 92 year old lady
in Hlohov that no Svobodas remain today. She
said she remembered the last three Svobodas
leaving for the U.S. and settling in Nebraska. I should have checked surrounding villages for Svobodas, however, I did not do
so. Please let me know what you think.


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