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John (Jan) Dushek (Dusek)
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1847, Czech Republic
Death: Jul. 3, 1908
Caldwell (Burleson County)
Burleson County
Texas, USA

Jan Dusek was born in Cermne in Cechy, and came to America still single in year 1871, where he settled in Wesley, Washington County, Texas, and worked first at a gin (cotton) belonging to Mr. Ustynek. In as much as he was engage in the "Old Country" to miss Terezie Janek, she then followed him to America within two years. They were married in Brenham (December 18, 1872 by Rev. Zdrubek) and became a foreman in the Giesecke Brewery in Brenham. He also worked on a farm at times at Kinney, Austin County, and then purchased a farm in Berlin, Washington County. In year 1892 he sold his farm in Berlin and moved to Caldwell, Burleson County, where he also purchased a farm and this was his last.

The deceased was a tireless worker, active in community affairs and took advantage of every opportunity in a humble, yet quite successful manner to provide a good living for his family. Heaven, however, often sent them illness and even allowed death. The most painful the family experienced was when they saw their daughter Matilda about 17 years of age in her rose bloom of youth carried to her grave. It was December 1, 1901. It was for them surely heavy trials, which they endured, and after a time they recovered and again enjoyed their former lifestyle. Eventually, however, heaven above them again interceded firmly and after so much difficulty, his faithful wife left for her own retirement. She suffered illness for 21 years and the last 8 months was confined to her bed, died October 12, 1903. Very little is certain, who would endure in their life so much suffering. However, he never complained, was always of a happy disposition and continued to work for further happiness for his family. When later he realized, that his maturing children would soon be leaving him, he sold his farm, gave half of his posessions to his children and married a widow of deceased August Skopik. Fate however always haunted him until finally on July 3, 1908 he parted with his world at age of 61 years, 3 months and 13 days. He is survived by six, previously provided for, daughters and one son Edward, who was the youngest at 16 years of age.

His wife and children belonged to the Catholic Church, and were buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Caldwell. When he died, the survivors were of the opinion their father be lain beside their mother, however, Rev. Kunc, Catholic Priest in Caldwell, would not alow this, that he was not a Catholic, so he was then buried in New Tabor Cemetery. He belonged to the Hermanic Insurance Society, remained always a loyal outspoken Czech, and his honesty, tolerance and peaceful disposition, was felt by all who had any association with him.

Honor be in his memory.

Funeral services were performed in place of Rev. Chlumsky, as he had just left for a Unity Evangelical Church Convention in Granger, by Rev. A. A. Kidd, Methodist preacher from Caldwell.

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The above obituary was recorded in the August, 1908 issue of the Brethren Journal (Bratrske Listy) in the Czech language as presented by Rev. Adolph Chlumsky and was translated by James L. "Jim" Hejl, August 27, 2005 (I have a photocopy of the original) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Terezie Janek Dushek (1848 - 1903)
 
 Children:
  Vlasta Dusek Lehde (1874 - 1969)*
  Lydia Mary Dushek Danchak (1875 - 1956)*
  Terezie Dushek Jancik (1877 - 1945)*
  Mathilda Dushek (1880 - 1901)*
  Anna Dusek Kousal (1889 - 1949)*
  Edward Stephen Dushek (1891 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Tabor Cemetery
Caldwell (Burleson County)
Burleson County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: May 10, 2012
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John (Jan) Dushek (Dusek)
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John (Jan) Dushek (Dusek)
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John (Jan) Dushek (Dusek)
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