Looking for relatives of Josef Kuzel and Antonina (Kral) Kuzel both born in early 1800's Bohemia.. Josef may have had another wife in the Czech Republic and children that remained there. Of his children that came to the United States were Frank (b.1850,Bohemia), John J. Kuzel (b.1863,Bohemia), Anna (Kuzel) Holy (b.1873, Chicago Illinois), James (b.1878, Le Sueur County, Minnesota), and Joseph (b.1880, Le Sueur County, Minnesota). Josef Sr., Antonia, Frank, And John J. probably came to the United States in the early 1870's stopping briefly in Chicago where Anna was born. Next they appeared to have moved to a farm near Montgomery where the remaining children were likely born. They named the lake near the farm Kuzel lake (unfortunatly the lake was later drained to facilitate a new road), but today there is still a Kuzel Lane that leads to the old homestead area.
There was another group of Kuzels living side by side Josefs family. This was the Anton Kuzel family, Antons father was born in the early 1800's near the time of Josefs birth, so one could speculate they could possibly be brothers, making Anton Josef Sr's, nephew. Anton and Elizabeth (Kral) Kuzel's Children were Albert, Anton Jr, and Andrew (there may also have been female children).
Josef died in 1894 in Polk County Minnesota and is buried in the old "Haunted" Holy Trinity Cemetery. Frank seems to have been married to an Anna Wiechowski in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Later they moved to Olmstead County either near, or in Rochester Minnesota. John J. married Kathrine Eidelbes near Tabor, Polk County, Minnesota. James married Emma Kuzel and lived near Pine City, Minnesota. and Joseph married Anna Marjek and lived in Polk County Minnesota. Unfortunatly I've been unable to track the Kuzels back to their hometown in Bohemia as of yet. Any help would be appreciated.