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John Bednar

  • Birth 1844 Czech Republic
  • Death 30 Sep 1889 Tours, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Tours, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Unmarked grave
  • Memorial ID 53253201

Johann Bednar and his wife, Anna (Novotny) Bednar and three children, Katharina Bednar, Johann Bednar and Victoria Bednar, arrived at the Port of New York, New York aboard the vessel Werra on May 3, 1887. They had left from the Port of Bremen, Germany, with a stop in Southampton, England to pick up additional passengers.

John and Anna Bednar had one more child after they arrived in Texas, Mary Grace Bednar, who was born in 1888.

John and Anna had barely settled in America, when John died on September 30, 1889, at the age of 45. He was buried at St. Martin's Cemetery on October 1, 1889.

Anna (Novotny) Bednar died in 1910 and is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in West, Texas. She is buried next to her daughter's father-in-law and mother-in-laws, Vaclav and Rosalie (Soukup) Mashek. According to family members, she was buried there next to the Masheks because no one knew where John was buried at St. Martin's Cemetery. It was told at family reunions that she did not want to be buried at Tours if she could not be certain of John's gravesite.

Family Members


Found in St. Martin's Parish Records

Gravesite Details Born in Budweis / age 45 yrs / buried Oct 1, 1889





  • Created by: Andrea Berger Walston
  • Added: 4 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53253201
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Bednar (1844–30 Sep 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53253201, citing Saint Martins Cemetery, Tours, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Andrea Berger Walston (contributor 47029130) .