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Re: Wisconsin BRISKY family

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 10:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Many times families traveled together from Europe to the United States. Have you tried to find any BRISK[E]Y (or any of that name's various spellings--Braeske, Brieske, Brüske, etc.) near the HOTEK home village of Potvorov, about fifty miles west of Prague? The Peter HOTEK family was of Dane Co., WI, in 1860 & 1870, but both of Peter's names are difficult to decipher in 1860. Franciska, aged 6 mo. in 1860, was the first child born in America to Peter & T[h]eresa, per censuses of 1860 & 1870.

"Vernon Co. Cemetery Inscriptions"
Knadle Cem., Hillsboro, Vernon, WI: Peter V. HOTEK (10 Oct. 1827 - 16 Dec. 1906) & Teresie (29 Mr. 1834 - 11 Feb. 1914).
BRISKY: Jan, d. 16 June 1891, aged 72; Marie M., d. 23 May 1898, 71
Jan, d. 1908, 55; Frances (1859 - 1948)
Frank J. (1878 - 1960), Emma F. (1883 - 1969) & Anezeka (7 N 1911 - 8 N 1911).

John BRISKA/BRISKI, Sr., was 51 in 1870 & 59 in 1880. Mary was 38 in 1870 & 50 in 1880. John, Jr., was 18 in 1870; 48 in 1900; 53 in 1905--thus his birth was probably correct as given in 1900, b. May 1852. He died 17 Jan. 1908.

Two of the naturalization papers for John, Jr., are online. His intent, 27 Sep. 1884, says he was born in 1852, Austria, & immigrated in 1867; he was naturalized in Badax Circuit Court, Oct. 1885, renouncing allegiance to the Emperor of Austria.

Neither HOTEK nor BRISKY was in History of Vernon Co., 1884.

Have you tried to find church records, death certificates, and obituaries for all of the above?

--not my family
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rettchr 27 Aug 2012 12:19AM GMT 
MarilynRoth58 27 Aug 2012 4:07PM GMT 
Rettchr 27 Aug 2012 9:57PM GMT 
marilyn_roth 27 Aug 2012 10:14PM GMT 
rrkilmer 23 Oct 2013 8:16PM GMT 
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