Joseph Novotny was born in Bohemia.He emmigrated to the US in 1862.He is said to have served in the Civil war and died at the age of 94. I do not know the name of his wife.They had at least 2 sons. His son Joseph R. was born in Prague in 1859.He died in 1942 in South Dakota.Joseph R. was married to Theresa Ververka abt. 1884 in IA. He moved to SD to homestead around 1910. Joseph Sr's other son's name was Anton.That is all I have on him.
If anyone has these people in their family tree please let me know. Thanks, Gaylene