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Bohemian Roots: Svec and Sklenka Family Trees

Updated January 21, 2006

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Svec is the Czech word for shoemaker or cobbler and a common name. The Svec immigrated to Chicago in the 1880s from Radnice, a town near Pilsen in the heart of Bohemia.

The Sklenka family immigrated to the United States in 1883 from Kutna Hora in modern day Czech Republic. The family lived in New York City and Chicago. Sklenka is the Czech word for glass.

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • Sklenka Family Tree (81 KB)
    Includes the following surnames: SKLENKA, VOZAB, ZVONIK, FORST, PEKAREK. Covers 5 generations starting in the late 18th century through the start of the 20th century.
  • Svec Family Tree. (92 KB)
    Svec family from the 18th through the early 20th century in Chicago and the Czech Republic. Surnames include Kriz, Filip, Beran, Sladek, Spala, Hruby, Vitaus, Havel, Chvatel, Kremel.
Family Photos
  • Joseph and Mary Sklenka Family (86 KB)
    Picture was taken in the early 1920s. Left to right: Mamie, Helen,Rose, Joseph (father), Anna, Theresa, Mary (mother), Carolina, Lydia.
  • Joseph Vozab (218 KB)
    Photograph of Joseph Vozab from about 1880 taken in Manhattan NY.
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