Descendants of Ondrej Andrew Furasek
Generation No. 1
1. ONDREJ ANDREW1 FURASEK was born May 01, 1856 in Horni Becva, Moravia in Czechoslovakia, and died August 24, 1939 in Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska. He married MARIE TOMCAK 1883 in Horni Becva, Moravia in Czechoslovakia, daughter of JOSEF TOMCAK and ANNA ?. She was born May 07, 1856 in Horni Becva, Moravia in Czechoslovakia, and died February 15, 1921 in Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska.
More About ONDREJ ANDREW FURASEK:
Burial: August 1939, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
More About MARIE TOMCAK:
Burial: February 1921, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
Children of ONDREJ FURASEK and MARIE TOMCAK are:
i. ANNA2 FURASEK, b. October 05, 1884, Buffalo, New York; d. March 05, 1975; m. FRANK CAHA, February 03, 1904, St. Vitus Catholic Church, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska; b. October 04, 1873; d. April 01, 1955.
ii. MARIE FURASEK, b. September 05, 1886; d. March 07, 1974; m. JOSEPH BARTEK, September 23, 1912; b. March 24, 1888; d. June 1945.
iii. FRANK J. FURASEK, b. August 06, 1888; d. March 08, 1969, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska; m. VICTORIA BARTEK, October 07, 1912; b. February 22, 1892; d. February 1985, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska.
More About FRANK J. FURASEK:
Burial: March 1969, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
More About VICTORIA BARTEK:
Burial: February 1985, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
iv. ANDREW FURASEK, b. October 09, 1892; d. January 12, 1942; m. TILLIE MIRIOVSKY, February 11, 1919; b. March 20, 1899; d. December 31, 1976.
v. ANTON FURASEK, b. November 01, 1894; d. May 03, 1963; m. JOSEPHINE NOVOTNY, August 17, 1926; b. March 19, 1902; d. August 17, 1976.
vi. JOSEPHINE MARIE FURASEK, b. August 01, 1897, Valparaiso, Saunders County, Nebraska; d. December 24, 1996, Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska; m. FRANK MIKE STEYER, September 17, 1918, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska; b. October 05, 1888, Huttendorf, Bohemia; d. June 10, 1968, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Notes for JOSEPHINE MARIE FURASEK:
Obituary from Lincoln Journal & Star:
STEYER - Josephine M., 98, Wahoo, formerly Touhy, Lincoln, died Sunday 12-24-95. Born Weston. Former Postmistress, Touhy. Survivors: son, Andy, Lincoln; daughters, Bessie Voboril, Blanche Walla, Rose Walla, both Valparaiso. Sisters: Agnes Vican, Vera Prochaska, both Prague; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Vitus Catholic Church, Touhy. St. Vitus Cemetery, Touhy. Parish and CD of a Rosary, 7:30 p.m. today, church. Visitation 1-4 p.m. today. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo, one hour before both services, church. Memorials to the church.
More About JOSEPHINE MARIE FURASEK:
Burial: December 1996, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
Notes for FRANK MIKE STEYER:
From Saunders County History
THE FRANK M. STEYER FAMILY
Frank M. Steyer, was born in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on October 5, 1888. The military regime required all young men to give three years of service, and my grandmother, after the death of her brother in the Army, decided that her sons would not go to war. She sent the older one, Joe, to the United States to live with relatives. My father was almost 16 years old when he and his parents, Joseph and Marie Steyer, his sisters, Marie, Agnes, Anna, his brothers, Anton, Rudolph, Emil and his bride of one month, Anna, and his maternal grandmother, Frances Cerman, came to Weston, Nebraska in July, 1904. They stayed with the Frank Kadavys until they could find a place of their own. They brought very little, but Grandma Steyer insisted on bringing a large Holy picture of Jesus at Gethsemane which they donated to the then new St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy.
My dad attended school two months to learn English. He could read and write German and Czech. He worked as a farm hand. The people he worked for didn't provide a meal at noon so he'd look for eggs in the barn, and eat them raw when he was really hungry.
My mother, Josephine Furasek Steyer, was born on a farm near Touhy, August l, 1897, to Andrew and Marie Tomcak Furasek who came to this country from Czechoslovakia.
Frank M. and Josephine Furasek Steyer, Sept. 17, 1918
My parents were married at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy on September 17, 1918 and lived on a farm near Valparaiso. They had five children, all born on the farm. Marie, born May 13, 1921, married Tony Cuda May 20, 1942 at St. Vitus, Touhy; Bessie, born May 3, 1925, married Tony Voboril August 23, 1948 at St. Vitus, Touhy; Rose, born February 8, 1929, married Raymond Walla April 19, 1948 at St. Vitus, Touhy; Blanche, born April 14, 1931, married George Walla November 21, 1953 at St. Vitus, Touhy; Andrew, born September 16, 1933, married Ruth Clark Harrison October 2, 1965 at Sacred Heart in Lincoln.
Christmas was special when we were growing up. We didn't exchange gifts but somehow always had a Christmas tree (artificial) with the same treasured decorations year after year. On Christmas Eve Mom would light the candles and they would cast a blessed glow on all of us. At Christmas Eve supper, each person had a bowl by his plate which was filled with fruit, nuts and candy. Whatever money each one had was put by his plate to ask God to bless it and make it last throughout the new year. If weather permitted and the old Model T Ford would start, we would drive the five miles to Touhy to Midnight Mass at St. Vitus.
My dad died on June 10, 1968 and is buried at St. Vitus Cemetery. My mom lives alone in Lincoln now and takes care of her many flowers and has a small vegetable garden. Bessie H. Voboril
More About FRANK MIKE STEYER:
Burial: June 1968, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
vii. JOHN J. FURASEK, b. August 16, 1901; d. November 06, 1969, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska; m. ROSE SALAK, September 06, 1927; b. July 13, 1908; d. December 15, 1995, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska.
More About JOHN J. FURASEK:
Burial: November 1969, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
More About ROSE SALAK:
Burial: December 1995, St. Vitus Catholic Church Cemetery, Touhy, Saunders County, Nebraska
viii. AGNES FURASEK, b. March 29, 1906; d. January 25, 1996; m. HENRY PAUL VLCAN, August 05, 1941; b. July 19, 1903; d. October 08, 1996.
ix. VERA FURASEK, b. March 29, 1906; d. October 02, 2000, David City, Nebraska; m. VLADIMIR PROCHASKA, April 20, 1926; b. May 11, 1900; d. January 15, 1990.
They were my stepdad's grandparents and they came to the USA in 1884. Please contact me if you have any additional information.