Visit to the Krasna Cemetery
- Yesterday, my husband and I took a trip to Wallis to visit relatives and
attend an American Legion meeting/birthday event. Before we went to the
meeting we took a side trip. I had been wanting to "find" the Krasna
Cemetery. I have known of its existance for quite some time and even
have a few distant relatives buried there.
I could only remember that it was on Dusek and knew that it was farther
down the road from the Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery in Wallis. So
off we go on our adventure. We found it with no problem. It was
raining, but we ventured out anyway. The only reason that my husband
was so agreeable was that I told him that some of his relatives were
possibly buried there. Lovine Martisek Kulhanek is his cousin. She was
the representative from the Krasna Cemetery who was at the ceremony in
October when it became a Historical site. We did find the gravesite of
Glenn's uncle and aunt (John Martisak and Tonie Dujka). Also, other
Dujka relatives right along the road. Other much older graves were at
the back near the fence line. I want to go back to find my great
grandfather's grave (John Viaclovsky).
This visit lead to more web searching today and in one of those searches
I came upon the following link. This is a life story of Rosalie and
Paul Dujka as told by their grand-daughter Lovine Martisak Kulhanek.
Though it is about 16 pages long, I hope you spend the time to read and
enjoy. For our family, it reveals a lot about the times and events of
the Krasna/Wallis community.
The link takes you to the site about the Dujka brothers -- The tradition
continues. Farther down the page is a a link to The Paul and Rosalie
To me it is fascinating.
Hope you enjoy!!