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Frank J. Kucera (1838-1921)
Posted by: Henry Kuska Date: November 04, 1999 at 19:25:00
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From Milligan, Nebraska Centennial Book, 1988, page 391.
Frank J. Kucera, born March 2, 1838, in Bohemia, came to America with other
immigrants and after landing, some of the group went to Chicago. He married
Marie Sevcik in 1860. She was born September 28, 1840, in Jarov, Kraj Plzen,
Bohemia. They came to the United States with two children on July 4, 1868,
locating at Iowa city, Iowa for three years. From there they moved to
Braidwood, Illinois, in 1872 where Frank worked in the coal mines for seven
years. They migrated to Nebraska in 1879, locating on the SW1/4 of Section 7,
Atlanta Township, Saline County. Frank purchased this quarter on contract
from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, receiving the deed on June
3, 1884. In 1889, Frank gave up farming, moving the family to Milligan into
the house one block east of main street from the bank. They resided here
until his death on March 26, 1921, at the age of 82 years. He was a member
of Rad Rabi Lodge, being present at every meeting. Marie died March 31,
1925, with burial in the Bohemian National Cemetery near her husband.

(Note from Henry Kuska: the article has a picture of Frank J. Kucera. e-mail me if you would like me to e-mail a copy to you.)

To this union six children were born but only four are accounted for:
Vaclav F. Kucera moved to Cheyenne County and later into Sidney, Nebraska.
He married and had Jim, Bertha, Barbara and Mayme who are all deceased. A
son, John still lives in Dodge City, Kansas.
Frank 0. Kucera, born in 1876 married Anna M. Tesar, born April 1, 1877.
They are buried in the Wilber Bohemian National Cemetery. They had two
children: Otto, born August 10, 1898, was married to Irene Veal of Verdon,
Nebraska. They are both buried in the Wilber Czech Cemetery. They had two
sons, Ronald and Richard; Helen Marie Kucera, born October 9,1901, graduated
from Peru State College and the University of Iowa. She taught school till
her retirement in 1966, making her home in Hastings, Nebraska.
Anna Kucera married Charles Lorain, a horse trainer from Palmer Nebraska.
Their children were Frank, born August 31, 1902, married Bernice Wickwire;
Bill, born in 1904, married Ulah Hastings: Josephine Lorian born November
10, 1905, married John Henderson and they live in North Platte.
Josephine Kucera born December 19, 1874, never married. She died in May of
1925. She is buried with her parents."


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