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Karolina "Caroline" Datel

Female 1862 - 1940  (78 years)


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  • Name Karolina "Caroline" Datel  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Caroline 
    Born 13 Jan 1862  Kolec, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Jan 1940  North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Czech National (Killian) Cemetery, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Mrs. Carolina Beznoska

      Mrs. Carlina Beznoska, daughter of pioneer parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Datel, Sr. and a long time resident of this community died Saturday afternoon at her home on East Ninth street. She had been in ill health for a long time and very seriously ill for two weeks prior to her death. She was 78 years and 7 days of age.

      Funeral services conducted by Rev. C.H. Lind were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Mrs. Arthur Hanke and Mrs. W.K. Robertson sang two duet numbers...

      The pall bearers were her five sons Frank, Louis, James, Adoph and Joe Beznoska, and one grandson Ray Beznoska. Burial was made in the Killian cemetery near Morse Bluff.

      These of her immediate family who mourn her departure were her five sons: Frank of North Bend; Louis, Joseph, Adolph, and James of Geronimo, Oklahoma, and her five daughters, Mrs. James Ruzicka of Hooper, Nebraska; Mrs. Joe Tomasek, Jr., Mrs. L.K. Arthur, and Mrs. W.S. Gutch of North Bend. Twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren survive her as do also three sisters and three brothers. The sisters and brothers are Mrs. John Matejka of Long Beach, California, Mrs. Elizabeth Bloch, Mrs. Frank Howe and Frank Datel of North Bend, James Datel of Perry, Oklahoma, and Thos. Datel of South Dakota.

      Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral besides the sons from Oklahoma were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Datel, Emil Matejka and Mrs. and Mrs. Ray Beznoska of Omaha. There were also many neighbors and friends from Saunders county where the family formerly resided.

      Carolina Beznoska

      Caroline Datel was born in Colech, Bohemia, on January 13, 1863. She came to America when she was seven years of age, living at Fort Madison, Iowa, where she spent her childhood. Later she came to Saunders county, Nebraska, where she lived for a number of years.

      On the first day of November, 1878, she was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Beznoska. To this union were born seven children, on of whom died in infancy.

      The family moved from Saunders county to Oklahoma, where they lived for about twenty years. For of the sons still reside there. A number of years ago Mr. and Mrs. Beznoska located at North Bend. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on November 21, 1928. This of course was a most joyous occasion. It is one that denotes victory and triumph. Together they walked life's road, amid the trials, sacrifices and sorrows. For fifty years they shared in the triumphs, joys and rewards that life brought them. Four months later on March 22, 1929, Mr. Beznoska departed this life.

      All but one of the children were at her bedside when she departed this life (Mrs. James Ruzicka of Moreheed, Minnesota, was unable to be present). What a token of esteem and love this fact reveals--these sons and daughters, many of them coming from a great distance to be present during the illness and demise of their beloved mother. Yet we do not wonder so much that it should be so, for who can measure the love, the devotion and care that a mother gives to her own.

      Mrs. Beznoska was an incarnation of all that he word mother means. Her home and loved ones were always first in her thoughts and solicitations. What a precious memory these will retain of the moments they stood together about her bed, showing their love and appreciation in return for her great love and sacrifice for them. May God's blessing be upon her memory.

      (Undated, unreferenced newspaper clippings: Courtesty of Caroline Mastny, Schuyler, Nebraska)


      From a 1941 newspaper column

      The residence of the late Mrs. Caroline Beznoska was sold at auction to settle the estate. Joe Bures bought the place for his mother. Consideration was $550.

      CZECH NATIONAL CEMETERY (also known as Killian Cemetery) located in Bohemian township in the NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec 23 Township 17, Range 5E of Saunders County, Nebraska.

      Recorded on April 12, 1977 and completed on April 15, 1977 by Clarabelle Mares 1722 E 19 Fremont, Nebraska and assisted by Kathrine Petersen. Cemetery in very good condition. Working from front to back in rows.

      Row 5 Sec 1 east to west


      Carolina Beznoska
      1862 - 1940
    Person ID I13591  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Josef "Joseph" Datel, Sr.,   b. Abt 1826, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1902  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Anna Sukova,   b. Between 1836 and 1840, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married
    • One of the earliest settlers in the Morse Bluff vicinity was Joseph Datel and family. Mr. Datel was born in 1826 in Kolec, Czechoslovakia. His wife, Anna Sukova was born in Kobelinki, Austria. They were married in Austria on May 25, 1852, and came to America in 1867 bringing their seven children with them. One of the children died on the voyage and was buried at sea.

      The family first lived at Fort Madison, Iowa where Mr. Datel worked at his trade as a blacksmith. In 1871 they moved to Saunders County and located on a farm south of Morse Bluff. Here he farmed and did blacksmithing. He spoke and was able to read Bohemian, German and English. Mrs. Datel, however, never learned English. In 1882 they moved to North Bend where he bought a blacksmith shop. In all 12 children were born. Mr. Datel died in 1902 and his wife lived to be 94.

      (Courtesy of Don Matejka, his Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesaunde/1983hist/saco83-p93.html)


      Caroline Mastny lists the children of Joseph Datel as:

      1. Mary Datel Matejka 2. Elizabeth Datel Bloch 3. Emma Datel Howe 4. Rosalie Datel Soukup 5. Anna Datel 6. Caroline Datel Beznoska 7. James Datel, Perry, Oklahoma 8. Thomas Datel, Winners, South Dakota 9. Frank Datel, North Bend, Nebraska 10. Joseph Datel 11. Frankie Datel---Duplicate? should this be Willy? 12. Anton Datel

      I noted that Frank and Frankie were both shown as sons. I assumed Frankie was a duplicate, and did not list him. This should be researched further. Also, daughter Matildy, shown on the 1880 census is not listed. Perhaps this is the middle name of one of the other daughters, but for now I listed her, along with the other daughters. This also should be researched further.
    Photos
    Datel, Joseph and Anna (Sukova) Family Gathering in Celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, 1905
    Datel, Joseph and Anna (Sukova) Family Gathering in Celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, 1905
    Anita Savery sent this resized it and cropped copy of the original photo of Joseph and Anna Datel's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. She received her copy from a Matejka and a Soukup. Joseph and Anna are seated in the middle. The adult children are seated. Adult spouses and grandchildren are standing. Younger grandchildren are seated on the ground. Left to right seated are: Frank B. Datel holding his daughter Mabel, Caroline (Datel) Beznoska holding her son James, UNKNOWN, Joseph Sr. and wife Anna, Thomas Datel, Rosalie (Datel) Soukup, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN. She thinks the two girls standing on the right are Anna Soukup and Lillie Beznoska. Joseph F. Datel (son of Anton) is standing fourth from the left. The handsome young man to his left looks like Frank Beznoska III, The tall man behind Joseph Datel, Sr. is James Ruzicka with his wife Anna Beznoska to his left. Lillian Bartosh Datel is standing behind Frank B. and to her left is Frank Beznoska II who married Caroline. Spouses are standing behind the three ladies on the right. Behind Rosalie is Anton Soukup, it appears, but is not known with certainty, that next to Rosalie is Emma Howe with spouse behind her, (or maybe instead Elizabeth Bloch) and Mary Ann (Datel) Matejka with spouse, John Henry Matejka, behind her. Thomas Datel's wife Mary Krofta IS NOT in the photo and his two sons may or may not be the two boys on the ground on the far left. Anton and James Datel were also not pictured. Anton was living in Wisconsin and James was in Oklahoma. PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWNS IN THIS PHOTO. Email Anita Savery [ajsave46@hotmail.com] and/or Tom Strong (strong@texas.net) if you can help.
    Family ID F3639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frantisek "Frank" Beznoska, Jr.,   b. 6 Jul 1858, Beroun, Stredoceský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1929, Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1878  North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Frank Beznoska,   b. Abt 1880, Douglas, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1880, Douglas, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Frank R. Beznoska, Jr.,   b. 10 Aug 1881, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1956, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Anna Beznoska,   b. 23 Aug 1884, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 87 years)
     4. Albina M. "Albie" Beznoska,   b. 27 Aug 1885, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1980, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Louis Beznoska,   b. 30 Jan 1888, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1958, Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Joseph Beznoska,   b. 28 Sep 1889, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1979, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Adolph Beznoska,   b. 8 Dec 1891, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1989, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     8. Lillie Beznoska,   b. 8 Nov 1893, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1983, Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Millie Beznoska,   b. 2 Nov 1895, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1996, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     10. Agnes Beznoska,   b. 3 Apr 1898, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1981, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. James "Jimmie" Beznoska,   b. 17 Feb 1900, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1961, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2010 
    Family ID F4999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1862 - Kolec, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1878 - North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1940 - North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Datel, Joseph and Anna (Sukova) Family Gathering in Celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, 1905
    Datel, Joseph and Anna (Sukova) Family Gathering in Celebration of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, 1905
    Anita Savery sent this resized it and cropped copy of the original photo of Joseph and Anna Datel's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. She received her copy from a Matejka and a Soukup. Joseph and Anna are seated in the middle. The adult children are seated. Adult spouses and grandchildren are standing. Younger grandchildren are seated on the ground. Left to right seated are: Frank B. Datel holding his daughter Mabel, Caroline (Datel) Beznoska holding her son James, UNKNOWN, Joseph Sr. and wife Anna, Thomas Datel, Rosalie (Datel) Soukup, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN. She thinks the two girls standing on the right are Anna Soukup and Lillie Beznoska. Joseph F. Datel (son of Anton) is standing fourth from the left. The handsome young man to his left looks like Frank Beznoska III, The tall man behind Joseph Datel, Sr. is James Ruzicka with his wife Anna Beznoska to his left. Lillian Bartosh Datel is standing behind Frank B. and to her left is Frank Beznoska II who married Caroline. Spouses are standing behind the three ladies on the right. Behind Rosalie is Anton Soukup, it appears, but is not known with certainty, that next to Rosalie is Emma Howe with spouse behind her, (or maybe instead Elizabeth Bloch) and Mary Ann (Datel) Matejka with spouse, John Henry Matejka, behind her. Thomas Datel's wife Mary Krofta IS NOT in the photo and his two sons may or may not be the two boys on the ground on the far left. Anton and James Datel were also not pictured. Anton was living in Wisconsin and James was in Oklahoma. PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWNS IN THIS PHOTO. Email Anita Savery [ajsave46@hotmail.com] and/or Tom Strong (strong@texas.net) if you can help.

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Mastny, Caroline--Family Researcher, 410 W. 19th Street, Schuyler, Nebraska 68661.

    2. [S773] Saunders County, NEGenWeb Project - Czech National (Killian) Cemetery ; http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/cemetery/killian2.html.

    3. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Nebraska, Saunders County, Morse Bluff Enumerated the 5th of June 1900 by Hans M Mackfranz SD 4, ED 128 Stamped 82 27-28 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S207] 1870 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003., (United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.), Iowa, Lee County, Fort Madison Ward 1 (Reliability: 3).