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Jerry (Yaroslav) Joseph Kostelecky
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1893
Death: May 10, 1935
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Jerry Yaroslav) Kostelecky was born to Joseph Jerry Kostelecky and Anna Korabeck Kostelecky on June 20, 1893 in Kamrol, Russia. He came to the US at the age of 14 with his parents aboard the Estonia. He left port at Libau(now Liepaja) Latvia on May 4, 1908 and arrive in New York City on May 21, 1908. He lived with his parents on the family farm south of Dickinson and was a farmer by trade. He enlisted in the US Army and from March 29, 1918 until April 25, 1919 he was a Private in the 139th Division of Company E. He spent 9 months in France. He learned to shoot at boot camp and was sent to France on May 3,1918. He was in the battles of Meuse-Argonne, Alsace-Lorraine and the Verdun Offensive where he was wounded in the left hand during battle. He wrote a wonderful daily log that was in Czech telling about hearing the "big guns" and when he was in hospital, he spoke of the day all the "big guns" quit sounding. It was the armistace. He married Albina Mehulky on July 28, 1918 in Dickinson, ND. They had 8 children. He was a member of the American Legion. For the last five years of his life he was a night pumper at the city waterworks. He went to the Verterans Hospital in Fago on April 11, 1935 where he passed away. He received full Military rites, attended by Company K. My father was only 9 when he lost his dad, so I ( his granddaughter) never got the chance to meet him. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Jerry Kostelecky (1856 - 1940)
  Anna Korabeck Kostelecky (1858 - 1944)
  Albina Pauline Mehulky Kostelecky-Ridl (1901 - 1979)
  Joseph Anton Kostelecky (1923 - 1996)*
  John Fred Kostelecky (1925 - 1993)*
  Frank Kostelecky (____ - 1935)*
  Jerry (Yaroslav) Joseph Kostelecky (1893 - 1935)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Wenceslaus Cemetery
Stark County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: bunny51
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66124920
Jerry (Yaroslav) Joseph Kostelecky
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Jerry (Yaroslav) Joseph Kostelecky
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- bunny51
 Added: May. 26, 2012
RIP grandpa
- Bernadette
 Added: Jun. 15, 2011

- bunny51
 Added: May. 30, 2011
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