My maiden name is Divis
I thought I'd add a little of my family history.
My grandfather was Vaclav Divis.He came to America from Bohemia or Moravia. An uncle said our name may have been Devish and changed to Divis when he came here. I understand he had a wife and four children before he married my grandmother. The children were: Lil, Bill, Jim, and Ann.He settled in Algonquin, Illinois and owned a taylor shop when he married Josephine Francis Pecinka.With Josephine he had five children:
Joseph Charles Divis - August 4, 1910 - November 26, 1981
Charles Joseph Divis, Sr. - March 6, 1913 - March 24, 1984
George F. Divis - March 31, 1916 - October 8, 1996
Louis J. Divis - June 1, 1918 - February 22, 2004
Josephine Divis (Chandler) June 25, 1920 (living)
I don't know if the first group of children had any children of their own. Joseph, Louis, and George didn't have any children Josephine had a daughter, Pearl.Charles had a son Charles J. Divis, Jr.(he had two daughters), and three daughters, Millicent, Corinne, and Maureen.
I believe that Vaclav was buried in Chicago with his first wife.Josephine Pacinka Divis was buried in Algonquin alongwith a still born child, Jim (from the first wife), George, and Louis.Joseph was buried in Taylorville, Illinois.