Re: Frances Havlena - Bohemia to ND - correction
Correction to my note to Dennis in this thread:
>I assume your gr-gr-granduncle Jan Havlena (who fits age-wise for Father of my gr-grandmother Frances) never left town.
Dennis, I made a mess of this reference bacause I was typing from memory of your excellent tree-work.I meant to refer to your gr-granduncle Vaclav as the generation before my gr-grandmother Frances.Vaclav's son Jan Havlena would be in the generation of her brothers and cousins.
I also wrote:
>Was everyone in that family pictured in the photo and listed by you in the tree? - I note a hiatus in births for that couple which leaves a gap for 1871.
I was referring to Vaclav's family, of course.
Previous text with error expunged:
I am researching my father’s maternal grandmother Frances Havlena, born in Bohemia, 1871.
She came to the Red River border between North Dakota and Minnesota I think prior to 1890, and married an immigrant from Rhineland Pfaz, Theodore Geister, about 1890. They had three daughters, Margaret Theresa, Anna Alvina, and Anna Frances Geister.
1. from family Bible: “Frances Havlena - b. 1871 - Bohemia"
2. from ND Naturalization Records:
application for US citizenship filed in Richland Co. 04 Nov 1884
“name: Havlena, Jan; origin: Austria” (wasn’t Bohemia part of Austrian Empire then?)
Note: Dennis, <...> are there others known to you by name of Jan Havlena but not directly related to you, who may have brought a young “Frances” to America prior to 1884? What would be the Czech spelling of “Frances”?
3. ND-MN obits (indexed online but not transcribed):
Havlena, Raymond Theodore, d. (Long Beach, CA) 11 Mar 1966 (no birthdate)
obit in Breckenridge (MN) Valley Alert 31Mar66
Havlena, Leonard Laurence, d. (Riverside, CA) 25 Aug 1987 (b. 5 Apr 1916)
obit in Wahpeton (ND) Daily News 1987