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Karel Jurek
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1908
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
Death: May 23, 1911
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

Karel Jurek,
Aug 1908 22 May 1911,

They were the children of Joe and Berta(Grossmann) Jurek, who later divorced.

The death certificate for Charles (Karel) Jurek shows his birth and death dates as 8 Aug 1908 23 May 1911. Little Rosa's shows her age as 11 months.

Shiner Gazette, 1 Jun 1911

A Mother Poisoned Two Children and Attempted to Poison Herself.

A Mrs. Jurek, living on the Braches place on Peach creek, according to her own statement, on account of ill treatment by her husband, determined to commit suicide and in order not to leave her two children in the care of her husband, to take their lives also.

On Tuesday afternoon she dissolved a number of match heads in water and gave the mixture to her children to drink and drank some herself. What she drank caused her to vomit and she thus escaped the effects of the potion.

The two children died Wednesday morning. They were aged one and three years. Mrs. Jurek was arrested this morning and placed in jail. Officers left today for the scene of the tragedy to hold an inquest. It is not known as yet whether the charge against the woman will be for murder or for insanity. Gonzales Inquirer.

Mrs. Jurek was a daughter of Mr. Wm. Grossmann and was quite young, having been married only four years.

LATER Mrs. Jurek was adjudged insane by the county court at Gonzales last Friday.

Source: http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/obituaries_j.htm 
 
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 Parents:
  Bertha Grossmann (1887 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Karel Jurek (1908 - 1911)
  Ruzena Jurek (1910 - 1911)*
  Zdenka Jurek (1911 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
SPJST Cemetery
Shiner
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82637200
Karel Jurek
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Karel Jurek
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Karel Jurek
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