|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1890|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1991|
Handwritten autobiography of Mylo Bartu:
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"My parents came to U.S. in 1880. My mother came with her family and Did was alone-he left Bohemia now Czechoslovakia because he did not want to serve a four year hitch in the arm;y when he was 21 years old. They landed in Kansas as they had some relations, then later they moved to Nebraska. There my mother's parents bought a 160 acre farm. The land was all wild grass known as buffalo grass. There were no buildings, no fences and no water. Dad went into the woods about 10 miles, cut down trees and hauled the timbers to build a derrick. The house was made of sod. I was born in this house.
I started to go to school in Nebraska when I was six years old. I did not know a single word of English. Joe and I had to walk three miles to school. My first teacher was a young girl-she talked the Czech language. It was hard for me to learn the English language.
We lived in Nebraska for 11 years. The parents decided to move to Oregon. The family consisted of 3 boys and a baby sister. We moved to Oregon in 1898. There were four families (Chladek, Stepanek, Stasney and Bartu). We all came on the same train. We landed in the town of Scio from there we went on a farm about 8 miles out. It was a big house so all four families lived there together. We stayed there about a year, then Dad and Mother bought a piece of land 110 acres-no buildings, so we started from scratch.
The school house was only about 1/4 miles from our home. I went to school until was 16. I was in the 7th grade. ..so I decided to Scio. There, I stayed with a family named Young. That was when I got acquainted with my first wife. I finished the 8th grade-graduated. I went from there to Corvallis where I met Dad and we went through the process of entering college. We found out that I could make high school and college in six years.
When I graduated in 1914, I got a job as a layout man in the college carpentry shop. I was cutting out and getting ready the materials for the carpenters who were assembling the parts. We were building for the college. On day came over to see if he could find a man to teach manual training. He helped me through the necessary procedure so that I would not have any trouble getting into the Los Angeles school system. I was signed up as a teacher in Los Angeles. It was a joyful experience.
I received a notice from the draft board in Los Angeles ....On the 17 of September, I left with 19 others for military duty. We were shipped to Camp Lewis in Washington. There I was assigned to Co. 364 Infantry. We finally sailed overseas June 15. I arrived back in the US on June 15, 1919. I returned to Los Angeles (and) went to the home of my girl friend to whom I was engaged before I went into the service. My girlfriend was Annie Young. We were married shortly after at her brother-in-law's, who was a minister. We came to Oregon and settled in Scio where I went into partnership in the garage business with Frank."
Frank Bartu (1863 - 1955)
Antonie Kouba Bartu (1868 - 1939)
Emma Young Bartu (1891 - 1916)
Annie Douglas Young Bartu (1889 - 1945)
Sister Bartu (1921 - 1921)*
Joseph Frank Bartu (1887 - 1943)*
Mylo Bartu (1890 - 1991)
Frank Bartu (1894 - 1955)*
Otilka Vella Bartu Fleming (1898 - 1995)*
Oak Lawn Memorial Park
Maintained by: Cathy Morgan
Originally Created by: Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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