Re: Translation Request
- Sciba Anniversary Announcement
Fifty years of faithful marriage
The couple Vincenc and Frantiska Sciba, nee Holotik, celebrated on
Sunday the 17th of this month the 50th anniversary of their wedding
(i.e. the so-called Golden Wedding). At half past seven in the
morning, accompanied by their children and grandchildren, they
visited Sacred Heart Church. There, before the altar and Rev.
Mathis, they renewed their promise of eternal marriage, which
they took 50 years at St. John the Baptist Church in Fayetteville,
Texas, assisted by Rev. J. J. Chromcik. For fifty years they have
been sharing loyally all the joy and trouble, worries and pleasures
of this life, they brought up and established eleven children and can
rejoice at forty four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Mr. Sciba was born in Prussian Silesia in 1857 and came to America as
a 10-year-old boy, together with his parents, who settled in the
vicinity of Frelsburg, Texas.
Mrs. Sciba was born in Moravia in 1858 and at the age of 15 she and
her parents came to Fayetteville. On July 17, 1877, they promised
each other fidelity till death would part them and now they are
Their children are: Justina (Mrs. Josef Strauss), Anna, Frantisek,
Rudolf, August, Theresie (Mrs. Jan Chovanec) of Hallettsville, Alois
of Cuero, Bedrich (Fred), Otto, Amalie (Mrs. Jan Hrncir) of Sugarland
and Marie (Mrs. J. G. Kuhn) of Taylor.
About 40 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Sciba moved to our county and farmed
in the vicinity of Hallettsville. Recently they moved to the city to
enjoy the rest after long and hard living on the farm.
Despite their age, they are of good health and mind. Mr. Sciba is
one of the founders of K.J.T. and all his sons are members. The
K.J.T. awarded him a "Cross of Merit", which is awarded to those, who
have four or more sons in the Jednota. Mrs. Sciba is a member of the
local K.J.Z.T and she was awarded also, since her four daughters are
members of the Order.
[Then a normal congratulation to the couple follows, wishing them
health and happiness to their following life]
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chuck Shultz" <cashultz@g...> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I recently discovered a 1927 Czech newspaper clip
> that appears to be a 50th wedding anniversary
> announcement for my gg grandparents Vincent SCIBA
> and Frances HOLOTIK of Hallettsville, TX. I've
> scanned the image and uploaded it to my web site.
> Could someone please help me with the translation?
> Chuck Shultz
> researching: SCIBA, HOLOTIK, QUITTA, JANDA