Frank E Kavan

Male 1875 - 1946  (71 years)


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  • Name Frank E Kavan 
    Born 11 Feb 1875  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1920 US Census 1920  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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      Frank E Kavan
      Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: T625_1001; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 261.
    1930 US Census 1930  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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      F E Kavan
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: 1292; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0025; Image: 859.0; FHL microfilm: 2341027.
    1940 US Census 1940  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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      Frank E Kavan
      Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2263; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 78-26.
    Buried 1946  CEMETERY National Cemetery, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 28 Nov 1946  Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Book 1983 
    • http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/saco83-p282.html#kavan

      Saunders County
      page 284, 285
      photo on 284

      Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Kavan Sr., Morse Bluff, married
      Nov, 2, 1903

      My great-grandparents were John Placek, born Jan. 23, 1815 at Cerni Huri, Karluv, Czechoslovakia, and Barbara Placek, born June 22, 1922, also in Czechoslovakia. They came to Prague, Nebraska in 1868. John died Nov. 27, 1899 and is buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery near Prague. Barbara died Nov. 8, 1905. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters; Frank, Anna, Katherine, Barbara, and Mike.

      Great-grandpa John Placek bought 40 acres and a public school at a sale. He moved the school to the 40 acres and it was used by the Presbyterian Church.

      Frank Placek married Frances Jambor. Anna married John Chleboun. Katherine married Anton Cuhel, Barbara married Charles Kaspar, and Mike married Barbara Wesely. Frank was the oldest, followed by Anna, Barbara, Katherine, and Mike. Mike was 8 years old when they came to Prague.

      John and Barbara Placek lived one mile north and one and one-half miles west of Prague. Great-grandpa was a mason. They arrived on a steamship in the District of New York, Port of New York.

      My grandparents, Mike Placek, born Jan. 28, 1859 in Czechoslovakia, and Barbara Wesely Placek, born in 1869 in Czechoslovakia, were married in 1879. Mike died Apr. 29, 1929 and Barbara died Jan. 12, 1944. Both are buried at National Cemetery at Prague, Nebraska. They had 6 children: Mike, John, Vincent, Emma, Mary, and Anna. Mike and John farmed the place that their parents and grandparents had farmed.

      Vincent married Vlasta Prochaska and they had one son, Adolf who married Leona Odvody. They also had one son, Joe.

      Emma married Louis Stranik. Their children were Louis, Raymond, Leona, and Mabel.

      Mary married Joe Valse and they had one daughter.

      Anna Placek married Frank Kavan. They were my parents. Their children were Sylvia (Ignac Odvody), Frank (Clara Haba), Agnes (Art Sickmier), Emma (George Simanek), and Anna (William Simanek). I, Evelyn, the sixth child, married R.W. Figge of Effingham, Kansas. We were married in Dec., 1949 and have lived here ever since. We have 2 daughters and one son.

      My grandparents are John Kavan, born Nov. 25, 1849 in Czechoslovakia, and Anna Vopalensky, born July 26, 1854, also in Czechoslovakia. They were married in 1873. John died July 7, 1926, and Anna on Feb. 15, 1937. Both are buried at the Killian Cemetery, Morse Bluff.

      In May, 1869, John Kavan, my grandpa, accompanied his parents to America, settling in Iowa. He was a laborer in Omaha for 2 years. In 1873, he settled in Saunders County near Morse Bluff. They had 9 children: Frank (my dad), Edward, John, Joe, Albin, Mary (Mrs. John Hoffman), Agnes (Mrs. Alois Prochaska), Anna (Mrs. Charles Kubik), and Millie (Mrs. Rudolf Kouma). Submitted by Evelyn Kavan Figge
    Custom ID Vopalensky F82 
    Person ID I941  Czech
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2014 

    Father John Kavan,   b. 25 Nov 1849, Chudenice, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1926, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married 6 May 1873  Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Placek,   b. 8 Feb 1883, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1966, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1903  Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sylvia Kavan,   b. 24 May 1905, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1973, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +2. Frank Kavan,   b. 17 Dec 1906, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1977, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Agnes Kavan,   b. 11 Jun 1909, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1993, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Emma Kavan,   b. 7 Mar 1912, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1997  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Anna L Kavan,   b. 23 Dec 1915, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2000  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Evelyn Kavan,   b. 11 Jan 1928, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 2002  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1875 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1903 - Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 US Census - 1920 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Census - 1930 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 US Census - 1940 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1946 - CEMETERY National Cemetery, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1946 - Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S350] CENSUS USA 1920.

    2. [S351] CENSUS USA 1930.

    3. [S563] CENSUS USA 1940.

    4. [S87] CEMETERY National Cemetery, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA.