- I have finally located the source of the book "Looking Back at the Cervenka
and Machu Family 1773-1988" written by Joan Cervenka Cobb.
This book contains a very detailed early family history of the Machu Family,
beginning with Joseph Machu, b. 1798, Pavel Machu's Father. Included are
copies of marriage certificates, baptism certificates, a picture of the ship
"Galveston" on which they sailed to American, as well as other pictures of
The Cervenka history goes back to the 1700s, beginning with George Cervenka,
father of Josef Cervenka b. 1810, father of Josef Friedrich Cervenka b.1865
This is a hardbound 128 page book that may be ordered for $25.00, which
includes shipping and sales tax from:
3800 South County Rd. 1185
Midland, Texas 79706
If you are related to the Cervenka and/or Machu Family, the book is well
worth the money.