Rev John Beran

Male 1858 - 1935  (76 years)


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  • Name John Beran 
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 3 May 1858  Zachotin #4, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 5 May 1858  CHURCH Protestant Augsburg Confession Church, Humpolec, Pelhrimov, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Migration 8 May 1869  Zachotin #4, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 8 May 1869  PORT, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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      Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948
      Name: Johann Boran
      Arrival Date: May 1869
      Age: 9
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
      Ship Name: Berlin
      Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland
      Last Residence: Bohemia
      Birthplace: Bohemia
      Page: 3

      Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC; Records of the US Customs Service, RG36, Series: M255, Roll: 17

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      Surname: BERAN - from Leo Baca's Czech immigration passenger lists
      First Name: Wenzl
      Age: 46
      Other Family Members: Maria 41, Wenzl 14, Johann 9, Maria 7, Anna 6
      Departure Country: Bohemia
      Ship: Berlin
      Arrival Date: 8 May 1869
      Arrival Port: Baltimore
      Volume: 8
    1880 US Census 1880  Castle Rock, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Castle Rock, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 1426; Family History Film: 1255426; Page: 70D; Enumeration District: 102; .
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      John Beran
    Occupation 1887  CHURCH Bethlehem Congregational Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Minister 
    • The Czech Community of Milwaukee 1848-1998 Dejiny Cechu V Milwaukee
      by Anton Daniel Acker
      p. Appendix C
      Pastors of the Protestant Czech Congregations at 13th & Harmon Street
      Tenure - Pastor - Congregation - Ordination Certificate Number - OCN Filing Date - Denomination
      (note: Ordination Certificates are on file at the Milwaukee County Historical Society)
      1891-1893 Rev. John Beran - Bohemian Mission - #732 - (26 FB 1892) - Evangelical
      1914 Rev. John Beran - Bethlehem Chapel - #732 - (26 FB 1892) - Evangelical

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      by Evelyn Beran

      On 8 May 1869 John immigrated with his family from Bohemia on the S. S. Berlin of Bremen.
      "History of Barron County, Wisconsin" tells that "he entered in the Slavic Department of Oberlin Seminary, Oberlin, OH, in 1884, graduating in 1887. He was assigned to field missionary work for the Congregational Church among the Bohemians of Milwaukee, WI for eight years, followed by two years of similar work in LaCrosse, WI. This work was greatly blessed and much to his liking, but he developed an ailment called "Preacher's Throat," and had to change his profession.
      "In 1908 John Beran purchased 203 acres in Section 9, Almena Twp., Barron County, WI. The land was partly improved, and about 20 acres had been cleared. By 1922 he had 100 acres "under the plow," much of it fenced, had "remodeled the house, put up a barn, 30 by 74 feet, with full basement and equipped with the Sears-Roebuck appliances and built a granary 18 by 28 feet, a swine house 18 by 40 feet, a machine shed 18 by 100 feet, a silo and other buildings. He also has a good well, windmill and gas engine. The equipment in the way of tools, implements and machinery is excellent. Here he successfully carries on general farming and dairying and makes a specialty of a good herd of Holstein cattle and a drove of Duroc-Jersey swine. As a public spirited citizen he has served his district on the school board. He is active in the affairs of the Perley Methodist Episcopal Church. Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters."

      JOHN BERAN, SR.
      John Beran, Sr., was born at Zachotin, Bohemia, May 3, 1858. He came with his parents to America in 1870 and the family settled at Muscoda, Wis. He lived on the farm for some years and then entered Oberlin college to study for the ministry. After graduating from Oberlin he became pastor of a Congregational church at Milwaukee and from there he moved to La Crosse.
      When illness prevented him from continuing this work, he moved to a farm at Hudson, Wis.
      In 1907 he moved to the present home where he passed away January 10th at the age of 76 years, eight months and seven days.
      In 1884, before entering college, he was united in marriage to Mary Dremsa. To this union nine children were born. Two sons and his wife preceded him in death.
      He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry Carsley, Mrs. Abe Peters and Mrs. Frank Huser, all of this community; four sons, John, Charles, and Elmer of this community and Joe of Hibbing, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Corbally and Mrs. Anna Rowley, both of Seattle, Wash., and ten grandchildren. He also leaves many friends made during the years he had lived in this community, to mourn his passing.
      Funeral services were held at the Perley M.E. church Saturday afternoon, January 12th, Rev. D. G. Ross officiating and interment was made in Lakeview cemetery. -- clipping
    1900 US Census 1900  Hudson, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Hudson, Saint Croix, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1815; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 151.
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      John Beran
    Occupation 1907 
    Farmer 
    1910 US Census 1910  Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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      John Beran
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Almena, Barron, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1700; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 1168; FHL Number: 1375713.
    1920 US Census 1920  Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
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      John Beran
      Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Almena, Barron, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1976; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 14.
    1930 US Census 1930  Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
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      John Beran
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Almena, Barron, Wisconsin; Roll: 2560; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 1018.0.
    Custom ID BERAN Czech Protestant Minister 
    Died 10 Jan 1935  Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jan 1935  CEMETERY Lakeview Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I12210  Czech
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2016 

    Father Wencel Beran,   b. 9 Aug 1823, Zachotin #17, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1909, Castle Rock, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Maria Strachota,   b. Sep 1829, Zachotin #4, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1907, Castle Rock, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1852  CHURCH Unity Of The Brethren Protestant Church, Strmechy, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Dremsa,   b. 18 Aug 1864, Zachotin, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1933, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1883  Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Edward Beran,   b. 28 Feb 1885, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 65 years)
     2. Joseph Beran,   b. Mar 1887, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edward John Beran,   b. Sep 1888, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Feb 1933  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +4. Marie Ann Beran,   b. Jul 1892, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Clara A Beran,   b. 12 May 1894, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1944  (Age 50 years)
     6. Ottilie Francie Beran,   b. 16 Sep 1895, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frank George Beran,   b. 13 Aug 1897, LaCrosse, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Feb 1933  (Age < 35 years)
    +8. Charles Bradley Beran,   b. 27 Aug 1899, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1948  (Age 49 years)
    +9. Elmer William Beran,   b. 10 Feb 1906, Hudson, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1990, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F4560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1858 - Zachotin #4, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - 8 May 1869 - Zachotin #4, Zachotin, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 8 May 1869 - PORT, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Census - 1880 - Castle Rock, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1883 - Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1887 - CHURCH Bethlehem Congregational Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 1900 - Hudson, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Census - 1910 - Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 US Census - 1920 - Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Census - 1930 - Almena, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1935 - Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jan 1935 - CEMETERY Lakeview Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S652] CHURCH Protestant Augsburg Confession Church, Humpolec, Pelhrimov, Czech Republic, USA.

    2. [S174] PORT IMMIGRATION Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    3. [S354] CENSUS USA 1880.

    4. [S548] CHURCH Bethlehem Congregational Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA.

    5. [S353] CENSUS USA 1900.

    6. [S349] CENSUS USA 1910.

    7. [S350] CENSUS USA 1920.

    8. [S351] CENSUS USA 1930.

    9. [S555] CEMETERY Lakeview Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA.