Frantisek Vopalensky

Male 1819 - 1906  (87 years)


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  • Name Frantisek Vopalensky  [1, 2, 3
    Born 17 Feb 1819  Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Feb 1819  CHURCH Assumption Of Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1841  Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miller 
    • mill #98 located at edge of town
    Migration 26 Jun 1862  Novy Rychnov, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relative - Vopalensky 26 Jun 1862  Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Frank VOPALENSKY (196) and Anna Pech VOPALENSKY (197) family arrived from Novy Rychnov #98, Czech Republic to
      Grant County, Wisconsin and later to Saunders County, Nebraska
      Frank VOPALENSKY (196) is first cousin of the immigrant Jan VOPALENSKY (1) that immigrated to Milwaukee County, Wisconsin in 1891.

      Researchers whose immigrant ancestor is Frank VOPALENSKY (196):
      Richard Maresh (3003)
      Margery Mitchell (926)
      relative of Susan Chapman (114)

      VOPALENSKY common ancestor is Josef VOPALENSKY (82) of Dusejov
    Immigration 26 Jun 1862  PORT, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Naturalization 16 Oct 1869  Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1870 US Census 16 Aug 1870  Watterstown, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Watterstown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1717; Page: 479A; Image: 565; Family History Library Film: 553216.
      Ancestry.com
      Frank Woyatensky
      note: post office Blue River
    Naturalization 16 Sep 1873  Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ancestry.com
      U S Naturalization Record Indexes 1791-1992
      Name: Frank Wopalensky
      Birth Date: 1819
      Birth Place: Austria
      Age at event: 54
      Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
      Date of Action: 16 Sep 1873

      Naturalization Cards
      Circuit Court, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
      Certificate No A-264
      "Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30031-7013-35?cc=2046887&wc=M56F-HZ8:350573501,350662601 : accessed 19 Apr 2014), Grant > Naturalization cards 1838-1962 Laabs, Gust-Zungra, Jacob > image 1072 of 1112; citing Historical Society, Madison.
    Residence 1875  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • moved
    1880 US Census 7 Jun 1880  Chester, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Chester, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: 756; Family History Film: 1254756; Page: 383A; Enumeration District: 194; Image: 0054.
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      Frank Wapolinsky
    1900 US Census 9 Jun 1900  Bohemia, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Bohemia, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: T623_939; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 123.
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      Frank Vopalensky

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      Name Frank Vopalensky
      Titles
      Residence Prague village, Saunders, Nebraska
      Birth Date Jan 1819
      Birthplace Bohemia
      Relationship to Head-of-Household Father
      Spouse Name Anna Vopalensky
      Spouse Titles
      Spouse Birth Place Bohemia
      Father Name
      Father Titles
      Father Birthplace Bohemia
      Mother Name
      Mother Titles
      Mother Birthplace Bohemia
      Race or Color (expanded) White
      Head-of-household Name Edward Vopalensky
      Gender Male
      Marital Status Married
      Years Married 59
      Estimated Marriage Year 1841
      Mother How Many Children
      Number Living Children
      Immigration Year 1862
      Enumeration District 0123
      Sheet Number and Letter 3B
      Household ID 66
      Reference Number 96
      GSU Film Number 1240939
      Image Number 00471
      Household Gender Age
      Child Edward Vopalensky M
      Margret Vopalensky F
      Mary Vopalensky F
      Frank Vopalensky M
      Emma Vopalensky F
      Edward Vopalensky M
      William Vopalensky M
      Frank Vopalensky M
      Anna Vopalensky F
      Bosper Chlopek M
    Death Civil State 1906  Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 1906  CEMETERY Czech National Killian Cemetery, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died 30 Apr 1906  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Book 1925 
    • Book - Magazine
      The Wisconsin Magazine of History, June 1925
      page 393 - 406
      Experiences Of A Bohemian Emigrant Family - Ferdindand F Doubrava

      page 395
      My father was a miller by trade and belonged to the millers' guild. Two of his guild brethren, Kollman and Wopalensky, left for America and located in the Blue River valley in Wisconsin. There was some correspondence with these friends, but it did not at once produce in my father a desire to follow them. He, having leased a portion of a baronial estate (Kaspar Mills), was in very good circumstances......

      page 401
      Among our neighbors in the Blue River valley were a number of Bohemian families who proved exceedingly friendly and helpful, initiating us into the mysteries of northern farming. Among these good friends were Amen, Kolman, Karasek, Wopalensky, and many others.
    Book - Schoenberger Family Tree 1969  [12
    • Schoenberger Family Tree by Marlene Maresh McGregor
      p 1-b
      Information on Mary Vopalensky Schoenberger's family is as follows:
      Father Frank Vopalensky was born Jan. 19, 1819 in Bohemia and died May 2, 1906 at the age of 87 years 3 months.
      Their marriage date was not available.
      Frank and Ana immigrated to Wisc. in 1862 (5 years before their daughter, Mary and her husband, Frank Schoenberger immigrated to Wisc.). In 1875 they moved to Morse Bluff, Nebraska.
      According to Alby Schoenberger Yarosh's records, the following are brothers and sister of Mary Vopalensky Schoenberger. These would be uncles & aunt of the 11 Schoenberger children. There may have been more children besides Mary who did not immigrate to America with their parents, but if so, they are not known about. These are the four children, beginning with Mary Vopalensky, the oldest.
      Albina
      Frank
      Edward
    Book 1983 
    • http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/saco83-p455.html

      Saunders County, Nebraska 1983
      Sponsored by the Saunders County Historical Society and
      Written by the People of Saunders County, Nebraska
      page 456, 457
      photo on page 457

      In 1861, Frank and Anna Pech Vopalensky, with their children, Mary, Albina, Anna, Frank and Christina, said farewell at Novy Rychov, Bohemia to their son John and family, to their friends and other relatives, and to a mill which was a family possession for over two hundred years.

      After a stormy three month voyage, they embarked at Baltimore, Maryland and proceeded on to a Czech settlement in the Blue River Valley in Grant County, Wisconsin in 1862. Their daughters, Mary and Albina, were married here. Their youngest son, Edward, was born near Blue River Station in 1867.

      1870 saw the family migrating to Sounders County, Nebraska leaving Mary, her husband, Frank Schoenberger and family in Wisconsin. The Vopalenskys settled on Sand Creek in Bohemia Precinct. Here they observed their golden anniversary, June 15, 1891. The Wahoo New Era states that guests began arriving at eight o'clock in the morning until over five hundred were present. After a "sumptuous meal", dancing began. Later in the afternoon, the honored couple was presented a gold ornamented chair and a gold-headed cane. Dancing resumed and did not cease until morning.

      This cane became a family tradition, being presented to the oldest son on his fiftieth birthday. Frank presented it to his oldest son living in the United States in May, 1908 to his son Frank, with the cane being presented to John Vopalensky in March, 1933. The cane is now in the possession of Irwin Vopalensky.

      The descendants of Frank and Anna Vopalensky are numerous in Saunders County. They had thirteen children. Seven reached adulthood. Four of these lived most of their adult life in Saunders County in the Morse Bluff, Bohemia, and Douglas Precincts. These four provided the Vopalenskys with forty grandchildren. Grandchildren still living in the Morse Bluff community are Albin Kavan, Anna Kubik, James Vopalensky and William Vopalensky. Helen Allen, David City, and Sylvia DeFord, Lincoln are also among the living grandchildren in Nebraska in 1982.

      Albina Vopalensky, having married Jan Beranek in Wisconsin, came to Nebraska in 1870 shortly before her parents. After thirty-five years, eleven children, and a divorce, she moved with the younger children to Ravenna, Nebraska. Charles Beranek was the only son to remain in the area. Anna, a daughter, married Anton Wesely and continues to live in Saunders County.

      Anna Vopalensky married John Kavan in 1873. Most of their thirteen children considered Saunders County home. They have the greatest number of Vopalensky descendants in the county.

      Frank and Edward Vopalensky married the Shavlik sisters, Mary and Margaret. Of Frank's nine children, three continued to call Morse Bluff home. Edward had five children remaining in the area.

      In 1889, Frank and Anna deeded their land to Edward Vopalensky for the sum of $100 a year and board for the rest of their lives. Frank lived to the age of 87, dying April 30, 1906, while Anna was 92 when she died January 30, 1914. Their descendants, numerous in Saunders County, can be located in several areas of the United States. Bernice Vopalensky Robertson Great-granddaughter of Frank and Anna Vopalensky
    Notes
    Name Frank Vopalensky 
    Custom ID VOPALENSKY F, Vopalensky T12132 
    Person ID I196  Czech
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2014 

    Father Jan Vopalensky,   b. 21 Jun 1794, Dusejov #26, Dusejov, Jihlava, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1854, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Antonie Tocik,   b. 9 Jan 1798, Marsov #23, Zbilidy, Jihlava, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1886, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1815  CHURCH Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, Dusejov, Jihlava, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Pech,   b. 2 Jun 1823, Novy Rychnov #78, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1914, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1841  CHURCH Assumption Of Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Jan Evangelist Vopalensky,   b. 23 Nov 1841, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1900, Novy Rychnov #27, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Mary Vopalensky,   b. 11 Jan 1844, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1924, Kimball, Brule County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Josefa Vopalensky,   b. 1 Feb 1846, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1846, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Antonia Vopalensky,   b. 22 Apr 1847, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1847, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Frantiska Vopalensky,   b. 22 Nov 1848, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1861, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +6. Albina Vopalensky,   b. 23 Jan 1851, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1940, Ravenna, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Antonin Vopalensky,   b. 18 May 1853, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1853, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Anna Vopalensky,   b. 27 Jul 1854, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1937, Linwood, Butler County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Josef Vopalensky,   b. 28 Dec 1856, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1857, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +10. Frantisek Vopalensky,   b. 6 May 1858, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1952, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +11. Christina Josefina Vopalensky,   b. 17 Oct 1861, Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1928, Verdigree, Knox County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     12. A Vopalensky,   b. Aft Jun 1862, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1867, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 4 years)
     13. Josephine Vopalensky,   b. 21 Oct 1864, Cobb, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)
    +14. Edward Vopalensky,   b. 15 Oct 1867, Blue River, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1956, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1819 - Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Feb 1819 - CHURCH Assumption Of Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1841 - Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1841 - CHURCH Assumption Of Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - 26 Jun 1862 - Novy Rychnov, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelative - Vopalensky - 26 Jun 1862 - Novy Rychnov #98, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 26 Jun 1862 - PORT, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 16 Oct 1869 - Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Census - 16 Aug 1870 - Watterstown, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 16 Sep 1873 - Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Census - 7 Jun 1880 - Chester, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 9 Jun 1900 - Bohemia, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Civil State - 1906 - Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1906 - CEMETERY Czech National Killian Cemetery, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1906 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    I_1862Jun26_NY_Br_BarkCoriolan_WasciceckRycheckySvejdaWapalenskyHomolka
    I_1862Jun26_NY_Br_BarkCoriolan_WasciceckRycheckySvejdaWapalenskyHomolka
    1870_WI_Grant_WatterstownBlueRiver_VopalenskySchoenberger
    1870_WI_Grant_WatterstownBlueRiver_VopalenskySchoenberger
    1900_NE_Saunders_BohemiaDist123_VopalenskyFrankEdward
    1900_NE_Saunders_BohemiaDist123_VopalenskyFrankEdward
    1900 Jun 9
    1880_NE_Saunders_ChesterDist184_WapolinskyFrank
    1880_NE_Saunders_ChesterDist184_WapolinskyFrank
    1880 Jun 7

    Histories
    Bo_1925Jun_WIMagazineOfHistory_Vol8No4_Wopalensky
    Bo_1925Jun_WIMagazineOfHistory_Vol8No4_Wopalensky
    Experiences of a Bohemian Immigrant Family by Ferndinand F Doubrava,
    Frank Wopalensky pages 395 and 401
    Bo_1928_DejinyCechuVNebrasce_VopalenskyFrank_p94
    Bo_1928_DejinyCechuVNebrasce_VopalenskyFrank_p94
    Frank Vopalensky on page 94
    Bo_1983_SaundersCountyNebraska_BeranekHakelKavanVopalensky
    Bo_1983_SaundersCountyNebraska_BeranekHakelKavanVopalensky

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] RESEARCHER (Czech) - ANCESTOR - Maresh, Richard (3003) - Vopalensky, Frank (196), Maresh, Richard.

    2. [S207] RESEARCHER (Czech) - ANCESTOR - Klimesh, Cyril M (wife 's ancestor) (967) - Vopalensky, Frank (196), Klimesh, Cyril M.

    3. [S209] RESEARCHER (Czech) - ANCESTOR - Mulkins, Jerry Robert (wife's ancestor) (5004) - Vopalensky, Frank (196), Mulkins, Jerry Robert.

    4. [S515] CHURCH Assumption Of Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Novy Rychnov, Pelhrimov, Vysocina, Czech Republic.

    5. [S177] PORT IMMIGRATION Castle Garden, New York, USA.

    6. [S178] PORT EMIGRATION Bremen, Germany.

    7. [S352] CENSUS USA 1870.

    8. [S354] CENSUS USA 1880.

    9. [S353] CENSUS USA 1900.

    10. [S238] STATE INDEX Death - Nebraska - Not Indexed.

    11. [S93] CEMETERY Czech National Killian Cemetery, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA.

    12. [S772] BOOK Schoenberger Family Tree, McGregor, Marlene Maresh, (1969).