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Tomas Biba

Male 1831 - 1899  (67 years)


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  • Name Tomas Biba  [1, 2
    Born 8 Dec 1831  Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1899  Glengary Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Bohemian Brethren Cemetery (AKA Cesky Bratri Cemetery), Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Biba family came to the United States in 1873 from Zebnici, District of Plzen, Bohemia. In Bohemia, the Bibas were considered moderately wealthy. They traveled by horse and buggy rather than by oxen and cart. Their wealth was even counted by the number of fence posts. When they decided to come to America, they sold everything and came with $1,000 which at that time was a fortune. Tomas's father, Jan, accompanied them. They stopped in Braidwood, Illinois, south of Chicago, where Tomas worked in a coal mine. After a short time, they moved by train West where land to farm was available. They settled on land on Turkey Creek northwest of what later was to be Milligan. In March of 1874, the purchased the NW 1/4, Section 3, Glengary Township from the Burlington and Missouri Railroad for $902.44. The deed was recorded showing Barbora as the purchaser. Jack Noragon, a great-great grandson now owns the farm. The Bibas were very active in affairs of the area an helped start the first church in the area now located at the Ceski Bratri Cemetery. The life in Nebraska at the time was hard and primative. Most of the food was raised, and if you couldn't raise it, you bartered for it. Many articles, such as a Meissen pitcher that came from Europe and was used in the sod house and quilts made by the grandmothers, are prized possesions of the Biba descendants. The Bibas lived on the farm until Tomas died, at which time Barbora moved to a home in Milligan, later living with son Albert and his wife Josefa in Exeter until her death. (Milligan, pp 206 - 207).
    • (Research):Census Information:

      FamilySearch 1880 Census

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      Glengary, Fillmore, Nebraska Source:FHL Film 1
      254748  National Archives Film T9-0748
      Page 50
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      Thomas BIBA Self M M W 50 BOHEMEN Occ: Farmer Fa: BOHEMEN Mo: BOHEMEN
      Barbara BIBA Wife F M W 54 BOHEMEN Occ: Housekeeper Fa: BOHEMEN Mo: BOHEMEN
      Albert BIBA Son M S W 12 BOHEMEN Occ:At School Fa: BOHEMEN Mo: BOHEMEN
      Frank BIBA Son M S W 7 IL Occ:At School Fa: BOHEMEN Mo: BOHEMEN
      Barbara BIBA Dau F S W 2 NE Fa: BOHEMEN Mo: BOHEMEN
    Person ID I2311  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Barbora Urbanek,   b. Dec 1835, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1916, Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary D. Biba,   b. 15 Aug 1857, Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1945, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Anna Biba,   b. 10 Oct 1859, Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1915, Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Albert Biba,   b. 17 Apr 1867, Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1948, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Frank Biba,   b. 22 Sep 1873, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1916, Exeter, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Barbora Biba,   b. 20 Jun 1878, Glengary Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1893, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2010 
    Family ID F1490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1831 - Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1899 - Glengary Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bohemian Brethren Cemetery (AKA Cesky Bratri Cemetery), Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 206, 301 (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, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Glengary, Fillmore, Nebraska Source:FHL Film 1 254748  National Archives Film T9-0748 Page 50 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 206 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 207 (Reliability: 3).