25523Re: [TexasCzechs] El Campo - Attn: Matt
- Apr 1, 2005Matt,
Have you ever talked to Tracy Demel (Clear Lake) about your Stavinoha
connection? There are quite a few Stavinoha's, but I can't seem to find
the connection to mine. She has done quite a bit of research on her side.
> Did you happen to know any Riha, Kresta, Kurtz, Machart, Derrich, or
> Stavinoha in the El Campo and Wharton areas while you were living
> there? If so, some of those are my paternal grandmother's family.
> --- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "TJSlansky" <tjslansky@s...>
> > Rene,
> > You mentioned you were unable to find the death information for a
> Marek family who are buried in Nada cemetery. Also wondering if a
> newspaper had information for Nada.
> > Nada is on the county line of Colorado and Wharton Counties. You
> might look in Wharton county.
> > Web site for the Nada Cemetary.
> > http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcolora/cemeteries/stmarycem.htm
> > When I was in school in El Campo several persons had a Nada
> address. Second, I worked after school for the El Campo News and
> later the Leader, which had a Nada page. The both papers were weekly
> and than twice a week. The two papers combine in about '59.
> > One of the jobs I had at the News was to stamp address the names. I
> had to address the Nada group first to meet the mail truck before 4
> PM otherwise it would not be delivered till the following day.
> > Many people do not know the Czech newspaper "Svoboda" that was
> first published in La Grange was later published in El Campo from the
> mid '30 to late '60's. I remember the editor well as he lived a
> block from me when I was small boy. The gentleman was still writing
> when I was a senior in highschool in '56 when I went to worked for
> the Leader. Putting the sections together.
> > A local person purchased the Svoboda in the mid '50's and late
> formed the Leader newspaper. The Svoboda remained a separate paper
> for several years, than became a part of section in the Leader-News.
> > You can find microfilm of both the News and Leader and another
> newspaper the "Citizen' at the El Campo Public Library. There is no
> film for the Svoboda, except when it was a section of the Leader-
> > I understand there are some dates of microfilm of the El
> Campo "Svoboda" for a period of the '40-50 in the state library in
> > I know the date might be a much earlier time period.
> > Hope this might help.
> > TJ
> > San Antonio, TX
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Rene
> > To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 9:15 AM
> > Subject: [TexasCzechs] Edward Frank Marek
> > Thanks, Cindy:
> > All the info you included I already have and have run out of
> > to look next to find his birth parents. I tried getting a copy
> > his death certificate but it is not in Colorado County so I will
> > to try else where. He may have died in one of the surrounding
> > counties. Is there a newspaper that covers the Nada area that
> > be available in a library to check for obits? Any suggestions
> > be appreciated.
> > Irene Szwarc
> > Searching: Polansky, Kupka, Konarik, Marek, Sovjak, Janda,
> Marek, Jakel
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