John was born in Moravia to Bartek and Veronica Srubar Janak per his death certificate. He was a farmer and died of cancer of the stomach and liver. He is buried in the cemetery next to his wife, Karolina (Carrie) Bohac Janak. Per Dr. Simicek's book, Jan was born in house number 832 in Frenstat, Moravia. John came to America in 1887.