Vojtech Naprstek

Male 1826 - 1894  (68 years)


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  • Name Vojtech Naprstek 
    Born 17 Apr 1826  Prague, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptised Kostel sv. Havla, in Stare Mesto Prague
      HV N12 1823-1826 fol. 137 baptisms
      p 423
      18 Apr 1826
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 17 Oct 1848  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 18 Dec 1848  PORT, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ancestry.com
      New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957
      Name: Voighten Fingerhuth
      Arrival Date: 18 Dec 1848
      Birth Date: abt 1823
      Age: 25
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Ship Name: Leontine
      Source Citation: Year: 1848; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 076; Line: 5; List Number: 1371

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      New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists 1820-1850
      Name: Voighten Fingerhuth
      Arrival Date: 18 Dec 1848
      Age: 25
      Gender: M (Male)
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany
      Place of Origin: Deutschland
      Ship: Leontine
      Family Identification: 1390582
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 76
    1855 Wisconsin Census 1855  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Wisconsin, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index 1820-1890
      Name: Vioter Naprstek
      State: WI
      County: Milwaukee County
      Township: Milwaukee 1st Ward
      Year: 1855
      Page: 055
      Database: WI 1855 State Census Index
    Name Adalbert Fingerhut 
    Naturalization 5 Feb 1855  Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      U S Naturalization Record Indexes 1791-1992
      Name: Vojta Naprstek
      Birth Date: 1828
      Birth Place: Austria
      Age at event: 27
      Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
      Year of Arrival: 1848
      Date of Action: 5 Feb 1855
      Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950 (M1285); Microfilm Serial: M1285; Microfilm Roll: 128
      Note: Address: Milwaukee; Certificate 1024 V.5 P.; County Court; arrival December 1848 in New York; witnesses: J Kluppuk and Chas Alex Kadish
    Occupation Journalist 
    Residence Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://rodopisna-revue-online.tode.cz/2015-2/17-skock.pdf

      http://www.czech-press.cz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8270:podivin-naprstek&catid=1783&Itemid=148

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vojt%C4%9Bch_N%C3%A1prstek
      After the disastrous results of the Prague Upheavals of 1848, Vojtěch left home in secret for the United States, where he finished his law studies.
      He secretly fled to Milwaukee in Wisconsin, where he lived for about a decade before returning home, completing his law studies. He is considered to be the spiritual father of Czech journalism in America. He published the freethinking newspaper the Milwaukee Flügblatter, the first periodical published by a Czech in the United States. Although the Flügblatter was in the German language, it was read largely by Czechs. Naprstek encouraged Czech Americans to organize and publish their own Czech newspapers. He became an American citizen.
      He returned to Bohemia around 1857, and resumed political activities. After his return, he labored to familiarize his fellow Czechs with American concepts, institutions, and techniques, as well as with the Native American peoples with whom he had worked. He helped fellow Czech patriot Charles Jonas learn English, and arranged for his flight to London, and later immigration to Racine, Wisconsin. His collections became the core of the present Náprstek Museum of Asian, African, and American cultures in Prague.
    Died 2 Sep 1894 
    Person ID I21692  Czech
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 

    Father Anton Fingerhut,   b. 1775, Tachlovice, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Anna Honsova,   b. 1788, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F7899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Krakorova,   b. 1827,   d. 1888  (Age 61 years) 
    Marriage Status Unmarried Couple 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F7900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Josefa Unknown,   b. 1838,   d. 1907  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1875 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F7901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1826 - Prague, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 17 Oct 1848 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google Maps1855 Wisconsin Census - 1855 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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