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Frantisek "Frank" M. Soukup

Frantisek "Frank" M. Soukup

Male 1852 - 1933  (80 years)

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  • Name Frantisek "Frank" M. Soukup  [1
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 4 Jul 1852  Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1933  Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to the ship manifest of the S.S. Bremen, Frank M. Soukup traveled to America with his half-brother John Zakovec, John's wife Josefa, and their two daughters.  The North German Lloyd steamship arrived at the Port of New York on May 1, 1869.

      "Most of the Czechs... (who later settled in Nebraska) were obliged to go elsewhere (first) to earn a living. Many originally came (in this country) from around Braidwood, Illinois, where they had worked in mines." (homesteads.http://www.rootsweb.com/~neethnic/czechs/cz-pg97a.html)


      The following obituary is transcribed from an undated clipping, newspaper not known

      Frank Soukup

      The ravages of time, creeping unrelentlessly on, gathered in its arms Wednesday, March 15, 1933, Frank Soukup, who had been preparing for the journey. He had lived his allotted time and more. His days of activityhad long since ceased so he was patiently waitingfor the dend to come when he might fold his arms in peace and pass into eternal sleep.

      Frank Soukup was born in Koryto, okres (town) Kralovice, kraj (county) Plzen in Czechoslovakia, July 4, 1852. He came to this country along with his parents as a seventeen-year-old lad, first to Braidwood, Ill., to find work in the coal mines. From there he came to Nebraska, settling in Saunders County. At the age of twenty-two he married Anna Beznoska near what is now Morse Bluffs. In 1892 they moved to Fillmore county and purchased the farm now owned by Mrs. Antonie Krisl and Vaclav Capek. He later engaged in business here and in 1903 moved to Junction City, Ok., where his wife died.

      About seven years ago he returned here and since then made his home with his son Harry. It is a happy thought that his baby son should care for the father, even as the father once cared for the baby son. He was perfectly happy and contented here. He had lived a generous life, too generous for his own good, and accepted with a spirit of generosity the events and circumstances which crowned the closing days of his career.

      The deceased leaves surviving, five sons, Edward, Frank, Joe Harry and Will and two daughters, Lily Eret of Prague, Oklahoma and Anna Hooker of Baird, Tex, two sisters, Veronike Virkova and Anna Hines (Note: this is his half-sister, Anna Zakovec Hines) of Morse Bluffs, twenty seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Services were held at the home of his son Harry Saturday afternoon, being in charge of Rabi Z.C.B.J. of which organization he was a member and the body was laid to rest in the Bohemian national cemetery. The deceased passed away at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 4 days. (End)

      According to Helena Soukup Parker, Frank farmed while in Saunders County, as well as operating a hotel and saloon. After his wife died, he lived with his son, Harry. Later he lived with his daughter Lillian Eret and later still with his son Alois Soukup in Prague, Oklahoma. At the time of his death, he was again living with Harry, who was the informant for his death certificate.

      The information on the Soukup family is primarily from information graciously supplied by Helena Soukup Parker of Idyllwild, California. It has been supplemented by various census records and newspaper notices from Oklahoma as transcribed by Charles R. Strong. Additionally, information has been obtained from the book HISTORY OF MILLIGAN NEBRASKA 1888-1988 compiled by the Milligan Centennial History Book Committee and printed by Walsworth Publishing Co, Marceline, Missouri.

      On Frank's certificate of death (completed by his son Harry), his parents are shown as Frank Soukup and Barbara Hines. This contradicts the more complete information provided by Nancy Soukup that showed Frank was the son of Antonin and Marie Soukup.
    • (Research):
      Census Information:

      From the Familysearch 1880 United States Census and National Index

      Census Place:Douglas, Saunders, Nebraska
      Source:FHL Film 1254756  National Archives Film T9-0756     Page 37 RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      Frank SOCOOPSelfMMW27BOHEMIA Occ:FarmerFa: BOHEMIAMo: BOHEMIA
      Ann SOCOOPWifeFMW20BOHEMIA Occ:Keeps HouseFa: BOHEMIAMo: BOHEMIA
      Eddie SOCOOPSonMSW5NE Occ:At HomeFa: BOHEMIAMo: BOHEMIA
      Frank SOCOOPSonMSW2NE Occ:At HomeFa: BOHEMIAMo: BOHEMIA
      Joe SOCOOPSonMSW1NE Occ:At HomeFa: BOHEMIA

      At the time of the 1900 census, they were in Fillmore County, Nebraska:

      Soukup, Frank Head W M Jul 1852 47 M 26 Bohemia Bohemia Bohemia 1870
      Farmer
      Soukup, Anna Wife W F Nov 1860 30 F m 26 9/9 Bohema Bohemia Bohemia 1867
      Soukup, Edward Son W M July 1875 24 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia Farm Labor
      Soukup, Joseph Son W M May 1879 21 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia Farm Labor
      Soukup, Mary Dtr W F May 1872 18 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia Housework
      Soukup, Tessia Dtr W F Jun 1887 12 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia At School
      Soukup, Harry Son W M Oct 1889 10 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia At School
      Soukup, Anna Dtr W F Apr 1892 8 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia At School
      Soukup, Louis Son W M Dec 1894 5 S Nebraska Bohemia Bohemia

      On the 1910 Comanchee County Oklahoma Federal Census, the family is listed as follows:

      Soukup, Frank, Head, Age 59, Widowed, Birthplace Bohemia (also his parent's birthplace), Employee in General Farmer, Speaks English, Rents, R&W
      Soukup, Harry, Son, age 20, Birthplace Nebraska, Parents born in Bohemia,Farmer,
           working on his own account, Speaks English, R&W, Survivor of Union or CSA
      Soukup, Annie, Daughter, Age 18, Born Nebraska, Parents born in Bohemia, R&W
      Soukup, Louie, Son, Age 15, Born Nebraska, Parents born in Bohemia, R&W)
      Soukup, Willie, Son, Age 8, Born Nebraska, Parents born in Bohemia, R&
           attended school during the year

      The Soukup's lived two houses from Frank and Bessie Beznoska. Frank was a nephew of Anna Soukup's. They also lived next door to Joseph and Annie Placitz, ages 70 & 59, both born in Bohemia, relationship, if any, unknown.
    Person ID I148  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2014 

    Father Antonin Soukup,   b. Abt 1813-1815, Plasy, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1885, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother 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"
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Beznoska,   b. 15 Sep 1859, Beroun, Stredoceský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1909, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1874  Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • http://files.usgwarchives.net/ne/dodge/vitals/marriage/bookc.txt

      Book C, Page 282:

      FRANK SOCKIP(SOUKUP), Saunders Co. Nebr., Age 23 yrs., Born: Austria.
      Father: Anton --. Mother: Mary Bushker (sic s/b Bures). - ANNA BEZROCK (sic s/b Beznoska), Saunders Co. Nebr., Age 18 yrs., Born: Austria. Father: Frank --. Mother: Anna Luker. Marriage  Date: 10 November 1874. Witnesses: James Racek, Saunders Co. Nebr., L. M.
      Keene, Fremont, Nebr By Whom: Wm. C. Ghost, Probate Judge, Where: Fremont,
      Nebr.
    Children 
     1. Edward Soukup,   b. 18 Jul 1875, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1953, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Frank R. Soukup,   b. 13 Jan 1877, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1964, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Joseph M. Soukup,   b. 6 May 1879, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1960, Swanton, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mary Soukup,   b. 4 Jun 1881, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1909, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Lillian Soukup,   b. 18 Oct 1883, Morse Bluff, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1976, Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Terezie Rose "Tessie" Soukup,   b. 4 Jun 1886, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1916, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     7. Jaroslav "Harry" Soukup,   b. 18 Oct 1889, Prague, Saunders County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1976, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Anna Soukup,   b. 22 Apr 1892, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1949, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. Alois M . Soukup,   b. 10 Dec 1895, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1928, Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     10. William Soukup,   b. 8 Jan 1902, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1975, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1852 - Koryta, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1874 - Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1933 - Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Soukup, Frank and Anna (Beznoska) Family
    Soukup, Frank and Anna (Beznoska) Family
    Soukup Family Portrait, Nebraska, ca 1890

    Both Frank and Anna were born in Bohemia, immigrating to the United States with their families when they were young. Frank came from Plzen when he was 17, and Anna came from Beroun when she was just six

    Back row, standing: Edward, Frank, Joseph

    Front row, seated: Lillian, Anna Beznoska holding Harry, Mary, and Frank Soukup holding Tessie Rose
    _Soukup, Frank
    _Soukup, Frank
    Husband of Anna Beznoska
    B. 1852 Bohemia D. 1933 Nebraska

    Documents
    Soukup, Frank M.
    Soukup, Frank M.
    State of Nebraska Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Soukup, Frank and Anna (Beznoska)
    Soukup, Frank and Anna (Beznoska)

    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).

    2. [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 18, born circa 1852 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S385] State of Nebraska, Bureau of Health-Division of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death.

    4. [S267] Parker, Helena Soukup---Family Researcher (P.O. Box 1153, Idyllwild, CA 92549).