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Frank Beznoska, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1858, Czech Republic
Death: Mar. 3, 1929
Colfax County
Nebraska, USA


"Illness Fatal to A Resident of North Bend"

Frank Beznoski, sr., of North Bend, died Saturday afternoon in Kolouch hospital, where he had been brought Friday for treatment. He had been a sufferer with stomach trouble for several years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the ZBDJ Hall in Morse Bluff, with burial in Morse Bluff cemetery.

Mr. Beznoski was born July 6, 1858, in Bohemia, and came to the United States as a young man. He was married to Miss Caroline Datel in North Bend Nov 20, 1876 and 10 children were born to the union. The surviving children are Frank of North Bend, and Lewis, Joseph, Adolph and James all of Lawton, Oklahoma, Anna Ruzicka of Moorhead, Minn., and Albie Kudtka, Lillie Tomasek, Millie Arthur and Agnes Dupth, all of North Bend.

Mr. Beznoski was actively engaged in farming until about 10 years ago, when he retired and had since made his home in North Bend.

"Called by Death"

Death on Saturday evening released Frank Beznoska, Sr., from suffering which had been his protion for a number of years due to stomach trouble. His condition had been serious for the past few months. On Friday he was removed from his home to a hospital at Schuyler, where he passed away the following evening.

Hoping for relief from his ailment, he spent the summer and fall in Oklahoma but returned to North Bend in December not much improved.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Phillipps of Clarkson were held Tuesday. Following a short service at the home at 1:00 services were held at 2:00 pm at the ZCBJ hall in Morse Bluff. Interment was made in the Killian cemetery in Saunders county.

Among those whos were her from a distance to attend the funeral were: Mrs. Anna Ruzicka, Moorhead, Minnesota; Joe and James Beznoska, Lawton, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Soukup and daughter Marie, Milligan, Nebraska; Frank Soukup, Sr. and Joe Soukup, Milligan, Nebraska.

Frank Beznoska was born at Beron, Bohema (sic), July 6, 1858. He came to America with his parents in 1869 when he was eleven years old. The family located first in Cleveland, Ohio, but not long after came to Saunders county, Nebraska, and took up land near where the town of Morse Bluff is now located. His parents were among the early settlers of Saunders county and in the days before the bridge was built across the Platte river at North Bend his father operated a ferry which transported travelers across the river at this point.

Mr. Beznoska was married in 1879 at Fremont, Nebraska to Miss Caroline Datel and lived on a farm in Saunders county until 1903 when they sold the farm and purchased land near Lawton, Oklahoma. They lived there until a few years ago when they transferred their land to their sons and retired from farming. They purchased a home in North Bend and located here.

Mr. Beznoska is survived by his wife and the following children: Frank Beznoska, Jr., Mrs. Jerry Kucera, Mrs. John Tomasek, Jr., Mrs. Lloyd Arthur and Mrs. W.G. Gutch, all of North Bend; Mrs. James Ruzicka of Moorhead, Minnesota; Joe, Louis, Adolph and James Beznoska of Lawton, Oklahoma; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One child died in infancy.

Mrs. Beznoska was a man of fine principles and a good neighbor and friend. He took great pleasure in his family and in his granchildren and will be deeply missed by them. All of these and particularly the bereaved wife, have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

(Undated, unreferenced newspaper clippings: Courtesty of Caroline Mastny, Schuyler, Nebraska)

With thanks to Caroline Mastny and an excellent family tree which gives more information on the Beznoska Family found at
Family links: 
  Frantisek Beznoska (1822 - 1900)
  Anna Kryl Beznoska (1821 - 1897)
  Carolina Beznoska (1862 - 1940)
  Frank R Beznoska (1881 - 1956)*
  Marie Beznoska Rajnerova (1842 - 1919)*
  Frank Beznoska (1858 - 1929)
  Anna Beznoska Soukup (1859 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Czech National Cemetery
Morse Bluff
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Row 5 Sec 1 east to west
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Record added: Aug 05, 2010
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