I am not related to this family, but I gathered the following notes while researching the history of various ethnic groups in Brazos Co. -- hope they help ....
*Mrs. TUREK died, (weekly) Bryan Eagle, 9 Aug. 1900, p.6, col.2
"Turek-Blazek," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 29 Oct. 1914, p.6, col.3. James TUREK
"Mrs. Antone Turek Has Surprise Party," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 16 June 1927, p.4, col.4
"K & T Markets Serve Public Finest Meets," Bryan Daily Eagle, 19 Sept. 1933, sect.2, p.5, col.4. Antone TUREK
"Funeral Service of Smetana Man This Afternoon," Bryan Daily Eagle, 15 Nov. 1933, p.1, col.6. John F. TUREK
"Recent Bride Honoree Miscellaneous Shower on Sunday Evening," Bryan Daily Eagle, 20 July 1938, p.6, col.3. Miss Albina TUREK
"Brazos County Men on the Firing Line," Bryan Daily Eagle, 18 July 1942, p.6, col.1. Albert I. TUREK
"Brazos County Men on the Firing Line," Bryan Daily Eagle, 11 Aug. 1942, p.6, col.2. Robert E. TUREK
Brazos Co. Deed Book W, pp.444-445: Jno. W. DOREMUS sold land to John TUREK, 2 Oct. 1882
The 1910 Brazos Co. census shows:
ED 14, sheet 5a: TUREK, John; from Aust.-Bohemia; arrived U.S. 1880
BRAZOS CO. HOME GUARDS: As part of the home-front effort during World War I, several â€œhome guardâ€ units were organized in Brazos Co. These are listed in the Brazos Co. Commissioners Minutes, Book H, pp.105-107. The following lists only those men who seemed likely to be first or second generation Americans.
College Station: Joe TUREK, John DOMINIK, John KRENEK, J.L. STASNY, Tom SEBESTA, Mike VISOKI
Smetana: Joe CASH, Vick TODARO, Chas. MERKA, J.F. PUTZ, John HABARTA, J.J. NEMEC, John TUREK, John KOSH, Frank KOPECKY, Anton ZEMANEK, J.J. HOLIK, John BULMANSKY, Ed STASNY, Anton MERKA, Simon NEMEC, Tony TODARO, J.A. CAHILL, John KOSAREK, J.J. CAHILL
The following lists names in articles which concerned Brazos Co. Not speaking Czech, the author could not translate or abstract the subject matter of the articles. The microfilmed newspapers are available at the Texas A&M University Library. Most entries concern Brazos Co. Entries concerning Wheelock were also included, as were a few references from Benchley and Navasota.
Names of Months
Ledna-- January Cervence -- July
Unora-- February Srpna -- August
Brezna -- March Zari -- September
Dubna-- April Rijna -- October
Kvetna -- May Listopadu -- November
Cervna -- June Prosince -- December
Svoboda was a Czech-language newspaper published in La Grange, Tx. It carried lodge news and brief articles about Czechs living in Texas.
College Station: J.R. ROBERTSONOVI, P. FREDERICK, John TUREK, Leonhard TAUBER, Jos. HUBENAK, Prof. SMITH. Svoboda, 17 Srpna 1905, p.7
Obzor, a Czech-language newspaper, was published in Halletsville, Tx. Its coverage was similar to that of Svoboda.
Bryan: Pavel MIKULEC, Jan J. TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Marie SEBESTA, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 15 Cervna 1907, p.3
[Jan, of course, is the Czech equivalent of "John"]
Bryan: Jan TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 7 Rijna 1909, p.3
Bryan: Jan TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 18
Listopadu 1909, p.5
Perhaps also of interest:
Bryan: Tom SYPTAK, Karel VESMIROVSKY, Jos. F. ZAK, Tom HOLIK, J.J. HOLIK, Pavel HAJEK, Jiti KRENEK, Jan SCASTA, Josef HOLIK, Jakub SRAMEK. Obzor, 15 Ledna 1906, p.183
Bryan: V.J. HAJEK, Jos. VYTOPIL, Jos. F. ZAK, Tom HOLIK, K. VESMIROVSKY, Tom MALY, Tom SYPTAK, Jiti KRENIK. Obzor, 1 Ledna 1907, p.1
"Goes to Czech Convention at Rosenberg," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 9 July 1914, p.6, col.5. Miss Ludmiller HAJEK
"William Hajek Died This Morning After Illness Four Years," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 22 Feb. 1923, p.3, col.2