RE: [TexasCzechs] Ludwig Petrek, comment and question
- Well, the death certificate for Andrew Petrek of Moulton shows he died 9 Jul 1951 and that his father was also named Andrew Petrek.Matt Cross
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Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:02:35 -0600
Subject: [TexasCzechs] Ludwig Petrek, comment and questionMorning rosemary and Matt,Thanks for your postings. I know from reading so many family discussions from posters that Czech families tend to use same or similar given names over and over in their family. But, the Petrek situation in Texas seems rather strange to me. There seems to be two Petrek families who came to Texas about the same time with my Petrek (Petrik on immigration records) coming to Texas about 1880. They settled near Cat springs, then around 1900 they relocated to Falls County, and then finally settled on farms at Oenaville near Temple in Bell County. The original immigrant was Ondrej Petrik, aka, Andrew Petrek. His wife was Hermina and they are buried in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Westphalia. Their oldest son was Frank gabriel Petrek and he had a son, Frank Gabriel Petrek, Jr., who is also buried at St. Marys. The older Frank is buried at Ocker Brethren Church Cemetery with his wife Mary (Stepan) Petrek. One of their sons was Rudolf John Petrek who is my father.Now, the complicated part is that there is another Catholic Petrek family around the Moulton area. And, seems that most of the generations, beginning with Andrew Petrek(also seen as Petrik sometimes) and repeating most of the same given names as my Andrew Petrek family line. I know very little about the Moulton Catholic Petreks but my curiousity has me wondering if there is some connection between the two families. Anyone have any ideas?thanks,George (born Petrek) Patrick
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