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Vincent Janda

Male 1894 - Abt 1949  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Vincent Janda  [1, 2
    Born Jan 1894  Box Butte County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1949 
    • Sharon Nemeth emailed that in March 1913, the University of Nebraska hosted it Third Annual high school basketball tournament and the Geneva High School team won the state championship. In the Thursday, March 20, 1913 issue of the Nebraska Signal a four page article was written about the tournament. Vincent Janda was named to the First all-state Team. It was reported that "Janda, the final selection for the first team, was the star of the tournament. No player compared with him in shooting goals. He was a demon on defense and on offense he could not be checked. His ability to break through three or four men because of his great strength was only surpassed by his ability to shoot baskets. From any point he found the rings nearly every time and, although a guard, piled up a record of scores surpassed by few forwards."

      Sharon also noted that Vincent Janda and May Paine were married 05 Jun 1920.  Her father officiated, although they were married at her home, not at the church he served. Her father was the minister at Bethany Christian Church.


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    Person ID I20098  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Josef Janda,   b. Abt 1844, Volenice, Strašecí, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1894, Box Butte County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Ruzena "Rousy" Hranácová,   b. 3 Sep 1858, Cernice, Klatovy, Plzenský kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1937, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1885  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F7204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family May Ruth Paine,   b. Abt 1894,   d. 12 Nov 1993, Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1920  Bethany, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Vincent Janda Married

      We are realiably informed that Mr. Vincent Janda was married last Saturday, June 5, to Miss May Paine of Bethany, Nebraska, at the home of the bride. Mr. Paine, father of the bride and an ordained minister, performed the wedding ceremony. Vincent will spend the summer at Peru, where he will take his Bachelor of Arts Degree and will then return to Fairfax, South Dakota, where he has been re-elected as superintendent for three years with a raise in salary each year according to the up-to-date wage. We join the many friends of Vincent in wishing him only happiness and progress.

      (Transcription by Melinda McLemore Strong, clipping courtesy of Sharon Nemeth from the 8 Jun 1920 Milligan Times)

      Sharon Nemeth looked up their marriage license at the Nebraska State Historical Society. The witnesses were Joseph Janda (Sr.) and Mrs. C.F. Paine. May's parents were listed as John W. Paine and Carrie Hall, and Rousy Hranac was shown as Vicent's parent. Both Vincent and May were 26 years old.

      A more detailed announcement of the marriage was in the 10 June 1920 issue of the Nebraska Signal. That article noted that only twenty-five relatives and very intimate friends attended. The brides sisters, Miss Lois Paine, Ellis played the violin and Miss Esther Paine the piano. After the wedding dinner, the newleyweds left on the afternoon train for Peru, Nebraska. They will be at home after September 1 in Fairfax, South Dakota. Mr. Janda was a graduate of Geneva High School and later attended Peru Normal, and Mrs. Janda attended Cotner University.

      Dennis Belohlavy reports that they had one daughter, Joann.
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1894 - Box Butte County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1920 - Bethany, Lancaster County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Janda Children of Nebraska, ca 1901
    Janda Children of Nebraska, ca 1901
    Sharon Nemeth writes that "from left to right are, Anna (the younger surviving daughter of Josef Janda and his first wife, Josefa Rejsek), Estella "Staza" (the daughter of Josef Janda and Rousy Hranac), Joseph Sr. (oldest son of Josef and Rousy--"Pepik" is written below his image); Vincent (youngest son of Josef and Rousy); Gust (middle son of Josef and Rousy--it looks like "Gustav" or "Gustus" is written below his image)and finally Emma Hranac, Rousy's eldest daughter, born prior to her marriage to Josef Janda. Josef's eldest son Frank Janda was not in the photo, probably due to being in Canada, and daughter Mary was missing as well, a mystery as she was the one that commissioned the photo to be taken. Daughters Antonie and Alice died young, prior to this photos, and also missing were Rousy's children from her later marriage to Joseph Matejovsky, Agnes, Stanley and Edward.
    Posvar, Joseph and Estella Janda
    Posvar, Joseph and Estella Janda
    Joseph and Estella, with family members, at their 1919 wedding

    Janda, Vincent
    Janda, Vincent
    At Camp Lee, Virginia, ca 1919

  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 315 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Nebraska, Fillmore, Geneva Twp, Ward 3 Enumerated 3 May 1910 W E Harrison SD 4 ED 28 Sheet 20 428-429 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S548] Belohlavy, Dennis ( "Family Tree of Dennis L. and Rebecca J. "Becky" (Arnold) Belohlavy ;, (