Looking for relatives through my great-grandfather, Tobias Veselik (1854-1949), born Vracovice, Bohemia. Tobias came to America in
1884 to Racine, Wisconsin. His brother, Jan, had come with his family the previous year and also settled in Racine. Jan was born in 1842
an died in 1915. Tobias married Anna Heroutova, the daughter of Josef and Eleonora (Tomas) Herout. Josef and Eleonora came to
America with several of their children at the same time as did Tobias and Anna. Jan was married to Sophie Novotna and they had several
male children. Both Tobias and Jan were from County Usti nad Orlici in eastern Bohemia. I have information on the Veselik line back to the Vesely spelling in old records. My earliest ancestor discovered through the Czech archives is Mikulas (Nicholas) Vesely, who was born about 1684. I also have lots of info about the Herout and Tomas families, etc. Josef Herout had several daughters and one son. One daughter married a Mares, another a Mikulecky. The son married a Kastenek.