Re: Frances Havlena - Bohemia to North Dakota
My grandfather was Leonard Laurence Havlena.His brother was Raymond and he had a sister named Fern.He was born in 1917 in Dexter Township, North Dakota.His father was Frank Havlena, born in 1893 in North Dakota and his Father's brother was Charles born in 1889 in North Dakota.I don't know if they had any other siblings.The 1920 census shows that his father and mother came from Bohemia. The area in Dexter Township where they lived is the exact area that Jan Havlena purchased as I have the coordinates of that land and a map showing where it was.
The age difference between your Frances Havlena and my Frank - I believe is too far apart to be siblings as she would have been 17 when my great grandfather was born.However, I do think that she could very well have been his aunt.The other thought is that she could have been a sister born before they moved to North Dakota - and my great grandfather Frank was born after they arrived.
Also, my grandfather's uncle Charles had a daughter named Alvina, but that does seem to be a common name for that time.
I have been looking for the Geister name in the 1920 & 1930 census, but so far no luck (but I haven't gone through all the records yet).If you ever see this post, and I hope you do, please e mail me at email@example.com