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Re: [TexasCzechs] Vrla Genealogy

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  • Lori
    Veronika Vrla is my great great grandmother. Her daughter Francis is my great grandmother. Francis s second marriage to Charlie Macalik produced my grandma
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 30, 2008
      Veronika Vrla is my great great grandmother. Her
      daughter Francis is my great grandmother. Francis's
      second marriage to Charlie Macalik produced my grandma
      Emilie Macalik Mahdak. They are all buried at the St.
      Joseph's in Ennis.


      --- lodge130 <lodge130@...> wrote:

      > I have been researching my genealogy on my Vrla side
      > and thought I'd
      > post of the group some information I have. My
      > Great-Grandfather was
      > John M. Vrla B: 10-12-1868 D: 12-2-1957. He was from
      > Zelechovice,
      > Moravia and immigrated from Bremen, Germany on
      > 6-10-1887 on the ship
      > Salle (may be Halle). He sailed to Galvestion and
      > settled in Ennis,
      > TX. He married Mary Taraba and they had 9 children:
      > Mary (married
      > Henry Kovarnik), Frances (married Anton Trojacek),
      > Frank (married 1st
      > Albina Kouba 2nd Mary Hrbacek), Carrie Galetka,
      > Joseph (my
      > grandfather who married Helen Jo Matous), Johnny
      > (died as an infant),
      > Willie (married Emilie Skrivanek), Lillian (married
      > Martin Kucera),
      > and Kristina (married Robert Gaida).
      > Information I have for Mary Taraba Vrla (my
      > Great-Grandmother):
      > Mary Taraba Vrla
      > DOB 8-12-1867
      > Place of Birth: Rataje, Bohemia (near the village of
      > Tabor)
      > Died: 3-15-1935 Age 68
      > At the age of 18 in 1885 she immigrated to America
      > with her parents
      > Frantisek and Katerina Taraba and younger brother
      > Joseph (age 9).
      > My Great-Grandfather Jan Vrla had one sister,
      > Veronika Vrla 1859-
      > 1925. The information I have found about Veronika
      > is:
      > Veronica Vrla Ustenik & Jan Ustenik came to the US
      > from Moravia. Jan
      > did not like it here so he went back to Europe
      > (never heard from him
      > again - never showed up in his home town) Veronica
      > had one child,
      > Francis born on 9/18/1883 in Moravia. On June 16th,
      > 1894 Veronica
      > married Frank Juricek in Waxahachie, Texas at the
      > courthouse by R. N.
      > Haynes, Justice of the Peace. The Juriceks' had five
      > sons, Frank,
      > John, Joseph, Rudolph, and Charles, and a daughter
      > Annie plus Francis
      > from the first marriage.
      > I ordered a copy of the Texas death certificate for
      > my Great-
      > Grandfather and it listed his father as Joseph Vrla
      > and mother as
      > Elizabeth Krajiove both born in Czechoslovakia. My
      > next step is to
      > research my Great-Great Grandparents so I'm looking
      > for a good place
      > to search for Czech Republic records. I do not have
      > any other
      > information about them other than their names. This
      > is the first time
      > I've heard the last name "Krajiove" and have found
      > no information on
      > it and have really never heard of that Czech name.
      > Is anyone familiar
      > with that name?
      > I thought it would be good to share this information
      > with the group
      > and also with hopes that some of these names may be
      > familiar with
      > someone or maybe tie in with their own genealogy.
      > Thank you to all in the TexasCzechs group and i do
      > appreciate any
      > assistance.
      > John Vrla

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