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Vaclav "James" Capek

Male 1878 - 1959  (80 years)


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  • Name Vaclav "James" Capek  [1, 2
    Nickname James 
    Born 20 Sep 1878  Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 1959  [1, 2
    Buried Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • He came to America when he was two years old. He owned and lived on a farm located two miles south of Milligan SW 1/4 of 24-6-1. Besides farming, he did custom work for others. (Milligan, p 243).
    Person ID I15016  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Jan "John" Capek,   b. 9 Dec 1844, Kraj Praha, Okres Nove Straseci, Lodenice, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1934, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Marie Kocal,   b. 26 Aug 1847, Lodenice, Nové Strašecí, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1939, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Aug 1869  Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The couple came to American in 1880, arriving in Baltimore, heading west via Chicago to Exeter. They were met by Frank and Anton Svec. After first working as farm hands for others, they purchased the eighty acres that great grandson Raymond Capek lives on today.  The Capek's came to this country with the Herynk family who purchased eighty acres adjoining them.  (Milligan, 237).
    Family ID F5850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Vejraska,   b. 21 Jan 1879, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1963  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1907  Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married by Justice of Peace E.J. Kotas in a double marriage with her sister, Mary. Anna sewed identical wedding dresses. Besides raising their two daughters, they reared one nephew, Robert Kunce and helped two of Anna's widowed sisters, Mary Brejcha and Fannie Kunce, in raising their children. (Milligan, p 243).

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      Groom's Name: Vaclav Capek
      Groom's Birth Date: 1879
      Groom's Birthplace: Bohemia
      Groom's Age: 28
      Bride's Name: Anna Vejraska
      Bride's Birth Date: 1879
      Bride's Birthplace: Bohemia
      Bride's Age: 28
      Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1907
      Marriage Place: Milligan, Fillmore, Nebraska
      Groom's Father's Name: John Capek
      Groom's Mother's Name: Mary Rozkot
      Bride's Father's Name: Joseph Vejraska
      Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Kucera
      Groom's Race: White
      Groom's Marital Status: Unknown
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
      Bride's Race: White
      Bride's Marital Status: Single
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00315-2
      System Origin: Nebraska-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1986905
      Reference Number: 229
      Collection: Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995
    Children 
     1. Agnes Capek,   b. 21 Aug 1911, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1996, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Anna E. Capek,   b. 12 Jul 1913, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 2007, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F1377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Sep 1878 - Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1907 - Milligan, 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
    Vejraska Double Wedding
    Vejraska Double Wedding
    L to R: Mary Vejraska, John Brejcha, Vaclav Capek, Anna Vejraska.
    Married 15 January 1907, Filmore County, Nebraska

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

    2. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 73279072 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 112621234 (Reliability: 3).