Re: Frances Havlena - Bohemia to ND - correction
Hello JohnNice to meet you! Over the years
there has been VERY little Havlena information
come in via the internet, so your information is
I'm afraid that my Frantiska's don't match:
The only one born around 1871 was Frances Havlena
daughter of Martin Havlena (& Kristina nee Macakova)
from Cedar Rapids Iowa. I do not have her birth date
but she was likely the first child of three - she
had a sister Marie who was born in 1873 and a
brother Joseph who was born in 1884 -- So this tends
to indicate she might have been born around 1871 or
thereabouts. She married a man named Mr. Skrdla.
While I have no more info on her, I do have quite a
bit more on her ancestors & her neices & nephews &
Other Frances include (PSAll these different
spellings are nonetheless true variants of the same
family name Havlena):
- Frances Hawlen b 1916
- Francisca Haulena b 1845
- Frantiska (nee Schneiderova) Hawlena married in 1829
- Frantiska (nee Slauikowa) Hawlena b 1811
- Frantiska Hawlena b 1850
- Frantiska (nee Skoumalova) Hawlena b 1828
Frantiska is the Bohemian spelling of the name and
Francisca is the German version
I have 20 Jan Havlenas -- none of which show a child
named Frances. However, I have only sketchy info
about some of these Jans - some who were born about
the right date to have had a child born in 1871.
I have a few other places to check. In particular, the
Ellis Island records (I have downloaded all the Havlena
info & will search it for the name Frances)
LATE NOTE: several hours of looking resulted in
no useful info.
In your info, I note the name Alvina (same as Albina).
My Grandma was Albina (Cap) Havlena from Bohemia.
My bunch of Havlenas centered around the small villages of
Zahrobi, Belcice, Breznice, Brezi, Tisov etc about 60 miles
south of Prague. THE key to learning more about one's
Bohemian ancestors is to find out WHAT VILLAGE THEY CAME
FROM. Do you have ANY idea? This info most always opens up
a floodgate of great info.
I have Long wondered about ND Havlenas! Years ago I tried
to learn more about them, but hit a brick wall. You are my
first contact with ND Havlenas! There used to be a Mr. Greene
who was researching ND Havlenas, but I never was able to
contact him, so if you ever do find out anything, I'd really
appreciate hearing about it -- & I promise to do likewise!
Yes - when the old records about that time talk about the
Austro-Hungarian Empireoreven saying a person was from
"Austria", they very often mean Bohemia.
Bye for now John.Best wishes from Northern Michigan
and let me know what you think. You're welcome to any and
all info I might have here.
3305 Tryban Road
Cheboygan, MI 49721
my webpage is at http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/