I'm not sure if this is the same family tree or not...so many first
names are the same. I have in the Svadlenak family history a Rose
Svadlenak b 1820 in Lipa, Moravia that married a Thomas Sebesta.
dates not available, but both are buried in Howard Cemetary,
Bend, Cooke County, TX. Listed as daughter is a Rozina Sebesta born
Aug. 3, 1852 in Lipa, Moravia. Her brother, Franklin Joseph
Shebester, born Oct 17, 1857 dies Nov. 12, 1949, married Theresia
Chalupka Nov. 4, 1877. Franklin and Theresia had 12 children, one of
which was Marie Emma Therese (Molly) Shebester born Oct 6, 1879 died
June 22, 1973. It says that Marie married John Kolaja.
Rose Svadlenak Sebesta had a brother, Jan (John) Svadlenak I born
in Lipa, Moravia died July 2, 1897 in Delaware Bend, Cooke County,
Texas. He had a son, August Frank (Svadlenak) Shwadlenak born
2, 1856 in Lipa, Moravia, married Theresa Ann Luksa of Liptal,
on Sept. 13, 1882, died July 10. 1914 in Terrell, TX.
As you can tell, the surname spellings were Americanized over time.
I have included the traditional name in parenthesis.
If this is any help, please let me know if you need any more info.
--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "nluksa" <nluksa@o...> wrote:
> My Great-Great Grandparents were Pavel and Rozina (Pagac) Sebesta
> from Zadvenice Czech. They came to Galveston around 1855. My Great
> Grandparents were Tom and Rozina (Kotrla) Sebesta. Grandparents
> Frank and Marie (Sebesta) Luksa from Snook, Tx If anyone has any
> info on these individuals, I would appriciate hearing from you.
> Norm Luksa-