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  • janapivec
    Nov 25, 2008
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      Sorry for the delay--I have been out of town.

      pg. 77-78 (Flatonia entry): "The community of Flatonia, has its
      origin from 1874 when the railroad extended its tracks from Houston
      to San Antonio, Texas. . . The first Czech Catholic settlers were
      Frank Pinter a tinsmith; Joseph Sander, inkeeper [sic]. Later came
      Jiri (George) Matula now living in Yoakum; then Frank Fojtik, a
      druggist.

      pg. 78 (Flatonia entry): "Business came to Flatonia from 25 miles
      around and for that reason it grew very fast. At this time, many
      Czech families came from Europe and not knowing the English language—
      many of the business places had hired clerks who had the duty of
      attending these countrymen. These first assisting clerks were Edward
      Boehm, Jakub Slama; Frank Simecek; August Gallia; Anton Fojtik; John
      Bilek; Jack Nikl; Mathew and Albert Kubena. . . . Now [1939] there
      is also Dr. E. J. Pukrabek. . . R. J. Walla owns a bakery and food
      store, Joe Hodanek Meat and Food Store; Stary & Fojtik foods. W. J.
      Huvar & Polasek own a restaurant; Stary and Greive own a meat
      processing plant and Meat Products. Frank Sebesta Cattle & Feed
      Business and Anthony Albrecht lumber yard."

      pg. 78 (Flatonia entry): "Karel Nesrsta former mayor; Rudolph Fojtik
      for four years was a county commissioner and since 1926 is a city
      secretary and treasurer. . . Frank Dusek was a postmaster for many
      years."

      pg. 137 (Needville entry): "In the years of 1901-1902 few Czech
      Catholic families moved here. . . First baptism recorded on the 13th
      of March 1907 – that of Rudolph Dubcak, son of John and Frances
      Dubcak. First marriage that of Jaroslav Davidek and Miss Albina
      Fojtik, on the 18th of July 1908. . . By the year of 1911, there were
      some 30 Catholic families in this community. Joseph Fojtik; Thomas
      Kostelnik; near Fairchilds the Kneitz family; Nesvadba; Vacek;
      Stavinoha; Frank Horak and a number of others."

      pg. 138 (Needville entry): "They all felt the need of a church near
      to them. It was through the efforts of Father Demel that a church was
      built in this little town in 1911—30x50 ft. Mr. Joseph Jojtik took
      upon himself the construction of the church. Money came from
      Catholics – Czech—as well as othernationalities, also from non-
      Catholics. It was on the 22nd day of May 1912 that the church was
      dedicated by the Most Reverend Bishop N. A. Gallagher of Galveston,
      Texas. President (sic) at the dedication were Fathers – Vaclav Demel,
      pastor; Father G. A. Montreuil from Rosenberg; Karel Kacer fom Marak;
      J. C. Kunc from Caldwell."


      --- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, miladyolga@... wrote:
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      > If you have time can look-up the family name of Fojtik in the
      Svrcek book?
      >
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