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I just saw the message about edits. I'll go to the memorial page.
Added by Cynthia on May 19, 2016 10:04 PM
John Salasek, Sr. #50045707
My great great grandfather is John Salasek, Sr. # 50045707

Here is some additional information:
Řepníky č. 80, Czech Republic
Apr 7 1843

Tama County, IA, USA
Mar 18 1894
Died of pnenomia on lungs developed from a cold.

[by Vera Sevcik, Tama County History, 1987, F900]
Grandpa John Salasek was born in Czechoslovakia April 14, 1844. Grandpa's mother passed away when he was just a small boy. He went to Germany to learn a trade, making wagons, when he returned home, he felt it wasn't his home anymore. His father had married a German lady and had a new family. He felt only the old family dog remembered him. There were three half brothers, he lost track of them. He came to the States in 1869 shortly after he married Katherine Sobotka. After a year in America he sent for his wife to come to America, they settled at Montour, Iowa where Grandpa was employed on the railroad. Then they moved to Marshalltown, a daughter Anna was born April 16, 1874. Later they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where their son John was born January 2, 1877. A few years later they bought a little farm northeast of Toledo, Iowa. There another daughter Julia was born March 28, 1883. Grandpa lived on this farm till his death April 1894.
Grandma Salasek was also born in the Old Country November 9, 1847. She passed away November 25, 1920 at the home of her daughter, Julia (Mrs. Vince Axler) near Traer and is buried at Buckingham Cemetery, north of Traer, while Grandpa Salasek was buried at Holy Trinity. Grandma had one sister six years older than herself, who came to America with her husband and little daughter Francis in 1877. The sister's name was Anna Koudelka; she passed away August 1927 at the age of 86 years at Ferguson, Iowa south of Marshalltown. Her husband, John Koudelka died December 14, 1901. The daughter Francis married James Brejcha, but later they changed their name to Brechal. They had seven children John, Anna, James, Mayme, Bill, Sophie and Ralph.
{Picture: John and Katherine Salasek family: John, John, Julia, Anna, Katherine}

(written by Elizabeth (Balichek Hurt, February 10, 1970)
"Grandpa Salasek John (Sr.) was born in Country Bohemia Czecho-Slovak April 14th 1844 and came to America in spring of 1869, shortly after he was maried in Czech Country to Katherina Sobotka. A year later, he sent for his wife to come to America. They settled at Montour, Iowa, where Grandpa was employed on the railroad. Grandpa was by trade a wagon maker. He learned his trade in Germany at the age of 16 years. He was taken into the home of the shopkeeper, where is worked for his board for two years to learn the trade. Then he worked for him for three years for a small wage, and still lived with the family They had three small boys. The Mrs. was very kind; she treated him as one of her sons. Grandpa's mother died when he was just a small boy. Later his father (Vaclav) married again and had two more sons. Never heard of them after Grandpa left Old Country.
Added by Cynthia on May 19, 2016 10:03 PM
Bryan Anderson
Benjamin Kalal
Dear Louis,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to the documentation, I was able to determine that Benjamin Kalal served with my grandfather, Gunder Anderson, in this unit.

Would it be permissible to use the photographs on for any possible publications I might create? At this point in time, I have nothing specific planned, but I have aspirations of creating a book of this unit. It may be a novel, it may be something else. Who knows!

Thank you!


Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Mar 30, 2016 3:46 PM
Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
Sarah Elizabeth Pearce Hoyt
Thank you for adding the obituary to her page.
Added by Barbara Anne (Brownell) P... on Mar 25, 2016 10:56 PM
jeannine stallings
William Lush birth date
I don't think you have the right birthdate for William. My Aunt Stella, his sister, said he was a baby when he died. I have his birth year as 1878, not 1871 as you have in his Find a Grave information. If I am wrong, please let me know. I want to have the correct information in my records.
Added by jeannine stallings on Feb 21, 2016 11:53 PM
Memorial# 14653138 Leslie Petersen
I would like to copy this gravestone photo to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Feb 17, 2016 6:42 PM
Couple of Gravers
Lumir Kadera
Thanks Louis,

I removed my photo from his page. You shouldn't have to keep looking for one of my pages to contact me. My email address is, in case you need to contact me.

Added by Couple of Gravers on Feb 13, 2016 9:50 AM
mildred Biermann

Could you add your photo of the headstone for Lawrence Biermann to Mildred's page please.

Added by Shirley on Jan 13, 2016 5:33 PM
Al Manning
RE: Jean Murphy #67959490
Since I had some extra time today, I thought I would do a little bit of research. I couldn't imagine why I would include pictures of markers that had nothing to do with these two people. I figured it out. Both of their stones are in with the Doxey family stones, so I figured they must be related somehow.
Added by Al Manning on Nov 26, 2015 12:22 PM
Al Manning
RE: Marie Mork Memorial# 42080217
Well, that's the weirdest thing I've ever seen! I wonder how that happened? Do you suppose she was related to Biscoe? How did you happen to come across that?
Added by Al Manning on Oct 09, 2015 7:16 PM
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