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Re: Pekarek's Across the USA
Posted by: Karen Wofford (ID *****7642) Date: July 20, 2003 at 21:27:43
In Reply to: Pekarek's Across the USA by Larry Pekarek of 56

Hi Larry,
My Pekarek's are all out of New York City.
My second gg mother Antonia (Antoinette) "Nettie" Pekarek, immigrated to the US on Jan 16, 1872 from Bremen on the ship Donau. She was age 17 at the time. (b.8 Sept 1854 in Bohemia, died 3 April 1940 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
Sometime between 1872-1874 she married Waclar "William" Karel, a cigarmaker from Nadrib (now Nadryby), Bohemia.
She resided at 286 Second Street in New York City in the 1900 Census.
Her father's name is listed as Anton Pekarek on her death certificate.
In 1880 my 2 gg mother Antonia(Antoinette) "Nettie" (Pekarek) Karel is living with her husband William Kral at 172 Third Avenue # 217 in NYC, with two children, Antoinette Karela b. 1875 and Ruderic Karel born in 1879.
On my 2 gg mother's passenger listing is germany for place of birthplace listed. Looks like now I try church records to see if her birth place can be located.
In 1900, "Nettie my 2 gg mother is listed as living at 286 Second Street,and had a total of 5 children.
They are,my great grandmother, Antoinette "Annie" (Anna) Karela b. 1875 at 286 Second Street. In 1895 my gg mother married Jacob Dippel.
By 1900 Nettie has William, Fred and Nettie left (children) in her family.
Right next door at 172 Third Avenue in the same 1880 US census is listed Frank Novotny with is wife "Katie", and children, Lois, Barbara, Sophia and Anton.
Katie's maiden name is Pekarek. On the return of a marriage record dated 14th of June 1869 Katie's first name is listed as Francisca Pekarek residing at 256 4th Street, and age 25. Her place of birth is listed as Wilkewic, Bohemia and her father is listed as Martin Pekarek.
I think that my 2 gg mother Antonia "nettie" Pekarek was related to Francisa Pekarek as they lived next door to each other but the father's name is different.
I find it interesting though that Frank and Francisca (Pekarek) Novotny named their son Anton, which is the same name that Nettie's son William Karel listed on her death certificate as her father.
Does anyone know where Wilkowic Bohemia is?
Is the first name of Ruderic a nickname for William?
Frank Novotny Francisca Pekarek's husband was a Mason by trade and from Podicbrad, Bohemia just a afternote.
Does anyone know exactly what churches are listed near 286 Second Street? She was roman catholic. thanks karen

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