I am searching for information on Joseph Vodraska (Wodraska?) born around 1828 in Bohemia married to Anna Pertl (b. 1831) around 1858. These two arrived in Kansas before 1880 with their two children Rose (b.1863) and Joseph (b.1867.) Later census records put them in the U.S. by 1875, but I can't find any records prior to 1880. I have no records of siblings or parents on either Joseph or Anna, so I really don't know where to go from here.
I am trying to locate information on their home village and when they arrived in the U.S.
These were my gr-great grandparents. I can't find any connection to the Vodraska families of NE or IA, but there is always a chance I am missing something.