|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1847|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1939|
Mother was Mary (?) Kocal Krikava.
Marie Kocal Capek was born August 26, 1847 in Lodenic, Czechoslovakia. She died after a short illness at the home of her oldest son, Vaclav, Sunday, December 3, 1939, at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 7 days.
She was united in marriage to Jan Capek August 23, 1869, and in 1880 came to America with her husband and oldest son, Vaclav. They arrived in Baltimore, and from there headed straight west via Chicago to Exeter, where they were met by Frank and Anton Svec, and brought to the Svec home April 27, 1880.
They picked up farm jobs and both hired out as jobs were to be had. After some time they purhased the eighty where their son Anton now lives and built a sod house. Instead of living here, however, they rented a farm from Vaclav Bernasek, which was just a little more improved, and farmed it for eleven years. Then they moved back to the home farm, and commenced to build their fortune with the aid of their family of five boys and one girl. In October,1917, leaving the home place to their son Anton, they moved to Milligan.
After her husband's death June 15, 1934, grandmother continued living in town for about two years. Mrs. Fannie Kunce stayed with her. In November, 1936, with the assistance of her dearest friend and neighbor, Mrs. Albert Placek (deceased) she packed her belongings and moved to the home of her son Frank. The last two and a half years she lived with her son Vaclav.
The deceased is survived by her five sons, Vaclav, Frank, Anton, Joseph, and Rudolph, twenty-one grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Her only daughter Anne Smith, preceded her in death July 2, 1934.
Mary Krikava (1827 - 1899)
Jan Capek (1844 - 1934)*
Vaclav Capek (1878 - 1959)*
Frank Capek (1881 - 1962)*
Anton Capek (1884 - 1964)*
Joseph Capek (1885 - 1959)*
Rudolph Capek (1888 - 1988)*
Anna Capek Smith (1892 - 1934)*
Cesky Bratri Cemetery
Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112621077