Frank Honza

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Frank Honza

  • Birth 4 Oct 1874 Minnesota, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1929 Montgomery, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 14142600

Montgomery Messenger
12 Apr 1929

TOWNSHIP FARMER COMMITS SUICIDE

Self-inflected [sp] Wound From Shotgun Fatal to Frank Honza, Well-known Farmer

FINANCIAL STRAITS AND EXCESSIVE DRINK CAUSED ACT

Wife and Five Children, Mother, Three Sisters and Four Brothers Survive

Frank Honza, well-known Montgomery township farmer, was found dead by Sheriff Quast Friday in the garage on the Edward Kennedy place, four and one-half miles south-east of this city.

It was revealed later following an examination of the body by Coroner Conley of Le Sueur Center, that the unfortunate man had shot himself in the abdomen with a shotgun some time during the night or early Friday morning. The cause of his rash act is said to have been due to over-indulgence in strong drink and financial worries, which undoubtedly unbalanced his mind.

Thursday evening while in a fit of aberration, Honza threatened his family with bodily harm, and the wife and children fled to the home of a neighboring relative where they remained for the night. The following morning Mrs. Honza notified the sheriff of the husband's actions and Mr. Quast drove to the farm about ten o'clock, where he found the lifeless body, as above stated.

Frank Honza, son of James and Mary Honza, was born on a farm in Lexington township on October 4th, 1874. He remained with his parents until he attained his majority, and on July 24, 1901 was united in marriage with Miss Marie Frolik, of Minneapolis. Following their marriage the couple moved to New Prague, where the husband was employed for twelve years with the New Prague Milling company. Nine years ago they moved to the Charles Hanek farm, which is located about four miles south-west of Montgomery. They operated this farm until two years ago, when they removed to the farm which Edward Kennedy purchased from John C. Grundhoffer, south-east of this city. He was always one of those "happy-go-lucky" fellows who seemed to get his share of enjoyment out of life, and when the news of the tradegy spread about, all who knew him were shocked and grieved to learn of his tragic and untimely death.

Funeral services were held from the farm residence at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Judge Barta, of New Prague, in charge. Burial was in the Association cemetery at New Prague. The pall-bearers were: John H. Novotny, Jos. Korbel, Anton Kuzel, Frank Setka, Albert Janovsky and Jos. Grundhoffer.

Besides his sorrowing wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are: Joseph, of Montgomery township, George, who stays at home and Edward, of New Prague, and Mrs. George Korbel, of Kilkenny township and Miss Bessie Honza, of Minneapolis. His mother, Mrs. Mary Honza, and four brothers and three sisters also survive. The brothers are: Rudolph, of Heidelberg, and James, Joseph and Martin Honza, of New Prague. The sisters are: Mrs. John David, of Le Sueur Center, Mrs. John Setka, of Erin township, and Mrs. Joseph Setka, of Montgomery.


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  • Created by: Bob Baldwin
  • Added: 1 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14142600
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Honza (4 Oct 1874–4 Apr 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14142600, citing Czech National Cemetery, New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Bob Baldwin (contributor 46838275) .