Charles Beranek

Male 1885 - 1979  (94 years)


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  • Name Charles Beranek 
    Born 31 May 1885  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1900 US Census 1900  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: 939; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 128; FHL microfilm: 1240939.
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      Charles Beranek
    1910 US Census 1910  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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      Chas Beranck
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: T624_855; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0148; Image: 284; FHL microfilm: 1374868.
    1920 US Census 1920  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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      Chas Beranek
      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  [4
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      Chs Beranek
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: 1292; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 859.0; FHL microfilm: 2341027.
    1940 US Census 1940  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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      Charles Beranek
      Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2263; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 78-26.
    Death Civil State 1979  Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Social Security Number Jul 1979  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    505-14-2521 
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      Name: Charles Beranek
      SSN: 505-14-2521
      Last Residence: 68648 Morse Bluff, Saunders, Nebraska, United States of America
      Born: 21 May 1885
      Died: Jul 1979
      State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (Before 1951)
    Died 12 Jul 1979  North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Book 1983 
    • http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nesaunde/1983hist/saco83-p188.html

      Saunders County
      page 189

      CHARLES BERANEK SR. FAMILY

      Vaclav Beranek, son of Vaclav Beranek, immigrated to Cobb, Wisconsin from Bratcice, Bohemia in 1862 with his youngest children, Jan, Josef, Barbara and Mary. He died in 1890 in Nebraska.

      Jan Beranek, born April 16, 1844, married Albina Vopalensky April 19, 1868, in Wisconsin. They bought 80 acres of wooded land to clear. Two years later they sold it for $1,000 and moved to Nebraska by train, taking baby son, Frank, and their belongings. They planned to join other Czech families at Dodge, but flooded lowlands near North Bend caused Jan to cross the Platte by ferry. They located 80 acres southwest of Morse Bluff to homestead, patent granted by U.S. Grant, August 13, 1876. Jan received citizenship in April, 1876. They erected a log house, using logs from a wooded tract he purchased near Scott's Lake. Their twelve children were born there. Ten survived to adulthood. They divorced after 35 years of marriage. Albina and some of the children moved to Ravenna, Nebraska. Charles, then 18, stayed with his father to farm. Jan died at his son, Charles', home on December 16, 1939 at the age of 95. Charles inherited the farm.

      Charles Beranek was born May 21, 1885. During his childhood, the boys slept outdoors in buildings, on hayracks or at neighbors, as the house was crowded. There wasn't room at the table so the children sat on the floor, eating from one large bowl. His sister, Anna, taught him reading and writing. He entered school at age 8. He attended 9th and 10th grades after harvest, dropping out during 10th grade. His friends called him "Professor" because of his studious nature. Some boys had him write a romantic note to another boy because he could imitate girls' handwriting.

      On January 12, 1910, Charles married Fanny Pallas at the Wahoo courthouse by Judge Slama. Deep snow made travel difficult to the Morse Bluff farm with horse and buggy. Their honeymoon night was spent at a farm north of Wahoo.

      Fanny was born in Trebic, Moravia, August 30, 1892. In 1902, she immigrated to Omaha with her parents. Alois and Katerina Pallas, and brother, John. She attended school until the 6th grade. She worked in a fur factory and for Carpenter Paper, folding envelopes. She told stories about the difficulty of earning money. Alois was a cabinet maker for Brandeis. Katerina took in immigrants as boarders.

      When Fanny came to the farm she had to learn to cook, sew, and care for poultry. Her neighbors taught her the needed skills.

      When Charles played cornet or alto in the band, Fanny kept a hatpin in her mattress for protection. Charles teased that she didn't waken when he came home.

      When Charles was middle-aged, a boyhood friend, who was a judge, visited him saying, "When I have a difficult case to judge, I ask myself, 'What would Charlie Beranek decide?' I've always respected your judgment."

      They belonged to the ZCBJ lodge. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Fanny was a charter member of the Just Neighbors Extension Club. He was president of the Farmers Bank at Morse Bluff, and, later, mayor of Morse.

      They raised three children. Ella (Travnicek) and Charles L. were born in the log house in 1910 and 1915. Matilda (Soukup) was born in 1919 in the new house built on the homestead after World War One.

      Charles, Sr. died July 12, 1979. He passed the farm on to his son, Charles L. After retiring, Charles L. passed it on to his son, John C., who currently lives on the homestead, which has been in the family over 100 years. Submitted by Fanny Beranek
    Custom ID Vopalensky F69 
    Person ID I959  Czech
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2014 

    Father Jan Beranek,   b. 16 Apr 1844, Bratcice #54, Kutna Hora, Stredocesky, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1939, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married 16 Apr 1868  Cobb, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frantiska Pallas,   b. 30 Aug 1892, Trebic, Moravia, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1989, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1910  Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married in Wahoo Courthouse
    Children 
    +1. Ella K Beranek,   b. 30 Nov 1910, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 2013, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
    +2. Charles Ladislav Beranek,   b. 29 Nov 1915, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2003, Papillion, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Matilda Adeline Beranek,   b. 4 Dec 1919, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 2010, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 1885 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 1900 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Census - 1910 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1910 - Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDeath Civil State - 1979 - Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSocial Security Number - 505-14-2521 - Jul 1979 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1979 - North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S353] CENSUS USA 1900.

    2. [S349] CENSUS USA 1910.

    3. [S350] CENSUS USA 1920.

    4. [S351] CENSUS USA 1930.

    5. [S563] CENSUS USA 1940.

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

    7. [S170] USA Social Securtiy Death Index.