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Antonin Soukup

Male Abt 1813-1815 - Abt 1885  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Antonin Soukup  [1
    Born Abt 1813-1815  Plasy, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1885  Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Petr Zakovec emailed, in December 2014, that he had found the wedding record of Anton and Mary, and that Antonin was a "blacksmith journeyman from Plasy no.15, son of Josef Soukup, shoemaker from Plasy no.15 and Teresie, born Hykešová, from Babiny no. 19"

      Anton Soukup and family can first be found in Braidwood, Illinois, later moving to Nebraska to homestead.

      "Most of the Czechs in this vicinity (Saunders County, Nebraska) were obliged to go elsewhere to earn a living. Many originally came (in this country) from around Braidwood, Illinois, where they had worked in mines. So back there they went for the winter season, or to Omaha (and in either case they went to Omaha afoot), leaving their wives to take care of the children and homesteads. Mrs. Frank Hines (living at date of writing) remembers when her husband left for Braidwood and two weeks later their son Frank was born. There was no alternative, they had to live."

      Source: As noted at http://www.rootsweb.com/~neethnic/czechs/cz-pg97a.html

      When Anton's son, Frank died in in 1933, the informant for the death certificate (Harry Soukup, a grandson of Anton) erroneously stated that Frank's father was also named Frank Soukup.

      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.

      Marie Soukup 1813 - 1885
      Antonin Soukup 1814 - 1898

      It appears, however, that a widowed 83 year old Mary Soukup was listed in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, the VIRKA's, at the time of the 1900 census, so her date of death must have actually been shortly after that census.
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      1870 Federal Census
      Illinois, Will County, Reed Township,
      Braidwood Post office (page 57)
      #392-227
      Sycopp, Antoin 50 M W C. Miner Bohemia
      Sycopp Mary 44 F W Bohemia
      Sycopp Frank 18 M W Coal Miner Bohemia
      Sycopp Antoine 22 MW " Bohemia
      Sycopp Fannie 9 F W At home Bohemia

      It appears that most of the inhabitants of Braidwood were coal miners. Although there were many miners from the east coast of the United States, most of them were immigrants, predominately from Ireland, Wales, Germany, Belgium and Bohemia.


      From the Familysearch 1880 United States Census and National Index. This MAY be the listing for the same couple, but there are some differences that would need to be accounted for.

      Census Place:Douglas, Saunders, Nebraska Source:FHL Film 1254756 National Archives Film T9-0756 Page 37 RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      Anton Saml. SOCOOP Self M M W 75 BOHEMIA Occ:Too Old To Work Fa: BOHEMIA Mo: BOHEMIA
      Rosy SOCOOP Wife F M W 72 BOHEMIA Occ:Too Old To Work Fa: BOHEMIAMo: BOHEMIA

      Notice the dramatic change in age between 1870 and 1880. It appears that the ages listed in 1870 may have been off, as the 1880 ages more closely match their years of birth according to their tombstones.
    • (Medical):Y DNA Results, FTDNA Haplogroup:

      R1b1

      A direct male descendant volunteered to have his DNA tested
      . The results can be found at www.ysearch.org, under the user ID #J7DYD. The FamilyTreeDNA Kit number is 69508.

      The members of R1b are believed to be the descendants of the first modern humans who entered Europe about 35,000-40,000 years ago. Those R1b forebearers were the people who painted the beautiful art in the caves in Spain and France. They were the contemporaries (and perhaps exterminators) of the European Neanderthals. R1b is the most common Y haplogroup in Europe - more than half of men of European descent belong to R1b. Fourteen of the 30 most common haplotypes in the YSTR.org database are typical of R1b.
    Person ID I13618  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 

    Family Marie Burešová,   b. 9 Jul 1815, Sedlec, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1848  Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage information courtesy of Petr Zakovec.

      http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30067054/plana-ps-20_1930-o?x=68&y=5&w=708&h=319

      "Wedding Date : 21st November 1848

      Groom: Soukup Antonín, blacksmith journeyman from Plasy no.15, son of Josef Soukup, shoemaker from Plasy no.15 and Teresie, born Hykešová, from Babiny no. 19

      Bride : Marie, widow of departed Matej Žákovec, blacksmith from Koryta no. 13, daughter of Martin Bureš, farmer from Sedlec no. 12, and Johanna, born Hausner, from Robcice no. 5"
    Children 
     1. Anton Soukup,   b. 8 Jan 1850, Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1910, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Frantisek "Frank" M. Soukup,   b. 4 Jul 1852, Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1933, Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Veronika Soukup,   b. 7 Sep 1855, Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1938, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Katerina Soukup,   b. 7 Sep 1855, Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1856, Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1813-1815 - Plasy, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1848 - Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1885 - Saunders County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Ancestral Region in Czech Republic
    Ancestral Region in Czech Republic
    The Soukup family was from Kortya, a small village near Pilsen, and approximately 60 miles to the west of Prague. The Beznoska family was from Beroun, an administrative center akin to a "county seat". It lies on the motorway that connects Pilsen with Prague, closer to Prague than to Pilsen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), 502 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parents’ place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Shows he was age 75, born circa 1805 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S373] Soukup, Nancy--Family Researcher (Married to Jack; Descendant of Anton Soukup 1851-1910), Shows him born ca 1813 (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.), He was shown as age 50, born circa 1820 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S373] Soukup, Nancy--Family Researcher (Married to Jack; Descendant of Anton Soukup 1851-1910).