|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1871, Czech Republic|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1960|
Her parents were Phillip & Teresa (Hejman)Kovanda.
The Nebraska Signal Oct.1960:
MRS. A. BIBA SR., EXETER PIONEER, CALLED BY DEATH
Josepha Kovanda, daughter of Phillip and Teresa Kovanda, was born September 14, 1871 in what now is Czechoslovakia. She passed away October 11, 1960, at the age of 89 years and 27 days.
At the age of 18, with her younger brother Charles, she emigrated to the United States, where she joined her brother Frank, who had been here for three years. She later made her home with the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Zisk, and was in their employ until her marriage.
August 18, 1890, she was married to Albert Biba. She and Mr. Biba were privileged to observe their golden anniversary August 18, 1940. They resided on their farm home south of Exeter their entire married life, and here their ten children were born.
After the death of her husband in 1947, Mrs. Biba continued to make her home on the farm with her son Anton and her daughter Alice, making a continuous residence here of over 70 years.
In 1904 a Z.C.B.J. Lodge No. 183 was formed and she became a charter member.
Mrs. Biba, possessing a kindly, gentle nature, was loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, Mary, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Clara Manning; a granddaughter, Mrs. Roma Brogan, and two brothers, Frank and Anton.
Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Helen Kuska and Alice; six sons, William, Albert, Anton, James, Edward and Fred; one brother Charles; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Albert Biba (1867 - 1948)
William August Biba (1891 - 1971)*
Mary Biba (1894 - 1895)*
Helen Biba Kuska (1901 - 1987)*
Clara B. Biba Manning (1905 - 1954)*
Frederick R. Biba (1906 - 1997)*
Bohemian Brethren Cemetery
Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Jun 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112439336