Hello JohnNice to meet you! Over the years there has been VERY little Havlena information come in via the internet, so your information is very welcome.
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 & cousins.
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.
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