Vaclav and Katerina and my great great grandparents. My path to them is outlined:
Vaclav Parkos = Katerina Bicek
According to census records Vaclav and Katerina had 11 children 9 of whom were living in 1900. They are:
Mary, John, Thomas, Catherine, Rose, Joseph, Beatrice, Agnes, and James. It is my understanding that the last three and youngest lived in Illinois, while the rest generally stayed in the Rice County area. I knew that as my mother told me that her family used to drive to Illinois to see relatives. Most of the spouses I know have been already listed, Anton Velishek, Josephine Velishek, Frank Velishek, and John Vosejpka. The only name I can definitively add is my great grandfather Joseph's wife - Rose Bastyr (daugher of Vaclav Bastyr and Mary Malecha - a strange irony is that Vaclav Parkos and Bastyr died on the same day December 12, 1935). As far as I know all of the children were born in Wheatland Township in Rice County, most near the now defunct village of Wheatland.
For those interested in the old world.
Katerina is the daughter of Martin Bicek and Rosalie Stastny. She was born in Kolenec in Southern Bohemia. She immigrated with her family, and her parents as others have noted remained in Illinois. Martin is the son of Vavrinec Bicek and Marie Filipek, while Rozarie is the daughter of Matej Stastny (Stiasny in Katerina's birth record) and Rozyna Herafova.
Vaclav is the son of Jan Parkos and Marie Bezemek. Vaclav was also born in Kolenec. Before I add any information on the Parkoses I am waiting on some research to verify something on Vaclav's birth record.
In any case I would be interested in sharing information. I have copies of some obits, census records, etc. I would be looking for a verification of Vaclav and Katerina's relationship to Jan and Teresa, information on their children, and some information on Joseph Parkos's siblings especially those who lived in Illinois, but really any of them. I have put together some information from the cemetary database, census searches, and obits, but large holes remain.