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Frank R. Beznoska, Jr.

Male 1881 - 1956  (75 years)


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  • Name Frank R. Beznoska  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 10 Aug 1881  Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Dec 1956  Saunders 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 
    • Frank Beznoska, 75, passed away in the Schuyler hospital Friday, Dec 21. Death followed a stroke which he suffered the previous afternoon. He was born August 10, 1881, in Saunders County near Morse Bluff. In 1902 his family moved to Oklahoma. On September 6, 1904 he was married to Bessie Havlik at Lawton.

      In 1918 the came to this community and farmed until 1935 when they moved to North Bend. Here Mr. Beznoska worked at Watt's store until he retired a few years ago. On September 6, 1954, Mr and Mrs Beznoska celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. in 1953 he received his 50 year pin from the ZCJB lodge.

      Survivors include his wife and one son, Raymond Beznoska of North Bend; four brothers, Louis, Joseph, Adolph and James, all of Oklahoma; four sisters, Anna Ruzicka of Moorehead, Minn; Albie Kucera, Lillie Tomasek, Millie Arthur, Agnes Muckendorfer, all of North Bend; one grandson Kenneth, eighteen nephews and nieces.

      Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Sellhorn Mortuary. Rev. Hugh H. Houchin officiated. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Alice Kersbergen. She was accompanied by Mrs. Vernelle Karsk. Pallbearers were Leonard Tomasek, Leland Tomasek, Duane Arthur, Ernest Kucera, Bob Allen and Louis Masiny. Burial was in the Killian cemetery in Saunders county.

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


      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

      Frank R Beznoska 1881 - 1956
    • (Research):Census Information:

      1910 Federal Census
      Thirteenth Census of the United States Crosby Township, Com
      anche County, Oklahoma

      #81-81 Beznoska, Frank Head M W 28 M1 5 Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia Beznoska, Bessie Wife F W 22 M1 5 Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia Beznoska, Raymond Son M W 5/12 S Oklahoma Nebraska Nebraska

      Two houses away was Frank Soukup.

      1920 Federal Census
      Nebraska, Saunders County, Cedar Bluffs, ED 146
      Enumerated 30 & 31 Jan 1920 by L.E. Smith
      SD 4 ED 146 Sheet 14B
      362-367
      Beznoska, Frank Hd M W 38 M Neb Boh Boh Farmer
      Beznoska, Bessie Wife F W 31 M Neb Boh Boh
      Beznoska, Raymond Oklahoma Neb Neb

      1930 Federal Census
      Nebraska, Dodge County, Union Twp
      Enumerated April 16, 1930 by April 16, 1930 by George G. McVicker
      ED 27-27 SD 3 Sheet 5B
      108-108
      Beznoska, Frank R. Hd R M W 48 M 23 Neb Czech Czech Farmer
      Beznoska, Bessie M Wf F W 42 M 17 Neb Czech Czech
      Beznoska, Raymond F Son M W 29 M 2 29 M Ok Neb Neb
      Beznoska, Delma L DIL F W 19 M 19 Neb Neb Neb
    Person ID I13593  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Karolina "Caroline" Datel,   b. 13 Jan 1862, Kolec, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1940, North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1878  North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4999  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Bessie Mamie Havlik,   b. 17 Mar 1888, Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1959, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1904  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • North Bend Couple to Mark Golden Wedding Anniversary

      North Bend--Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Beznoska will observe their golden wedding anniversary at an open house at their home Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. dinner for relatives.

      Beznoska was born near Morse Bluffs and Mrs. Beznoska was born near Crete. Both moved to Oklahoma where they met and were married in Lawton, Oklahoma Sept. 6, 1904.

      The couple moved back to this vicinity in 1918. Since 1935 they have lived in North Bend.

      Mr. and Mrs. Beznoska have one son, Raymond, who lives in North Bend and one grandson.

      Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beznoska Observe 50th Anniversary

      Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beznoska, long time residents of North Bend, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, September 5th, by holding an open house at their home, from two to five in the afternoon. Nearly 150 guests were present. A dinner for about 50 relatives was served at six in the evening. The honored couple received many lovely gifts, cards and flowers. Long distance phone calls came from Lawton, Oklahoma, and Flint, Michigan. Out of town guests were present from Fremont, Schuyler, Cedar Bluffs, Milligan, Omaha, Nebraska and Thunder Hawk, South Dakota.

      The attractive wedding cake was baked by their niece, Mrs. Louis Mastny, Jr. of Schuyler.

      (Undated, unreferenced news clippings: courtesty of Caroline Mastney of Schuyler, Nebraska)
    Children 
     1. Raymond Beznoska,   b. 24 Jan 1909, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1988, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F5465  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Aug 1881 - Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1904 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1956 - Saunders 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.

    Documents
    Beznoska, Frank Jr., and son, Raymond, 1935 Auction Notice
    Beznoska, Frank Jr., and son, Raymond, 1935 Auction Notice
    Notice of public auction at the Platte Valley Farm, west of North Bend, Nebraska (Xerox of newspaper advertisement)

  • 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. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Nebraska, Saunders County, Cedar Bluffs, ED 146 Enumerated 30 & 31 Jan 1920 by L.E. Smith SD 4 ED 146 Sheet 14B 362-367 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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).

    5. [S190] Mastny, Caroline--Family Researcher, 410 W. 19th Street, Schuyler, Nebraska 68661, 10 Aug 1881 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S487] Ancestry.com - U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 9 Aug 1881 (Reliability: 3).