My great grandfather and his 2 brothers came here from Bohemia approx between the years 1875-1880. They settled in the Cresco Iowa area.
Frank Hosek, born 1850 (my great-grandfather) married to Barbara Kubik.
John Hosek, was born 1841
Thomas Hosek, was born 1853.
They came from Bohemia via Viena Austria.
John moved to South Dakota and Thomas moved to Olivia Minnesota. I believe that Thomas' wife's surname was Mary Benedict, and they had a daughter by the name of Victoria.
John's wife was Josephine and they had 2 sons and a daughter at the time they were living here in Iowa.
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My curiosity has got the best of me about your message. Have you ever run across a Frank M. Hosek and Katherine Schemetz in Iowa? I am researching this couple who had the following issue: William "Bill", Mary Hosek Hample, Rose Hosek Terweale, Edward (b. Sept. 22, 1885; d. Jul. 5, 1981) and Frank John Hosek (b. May 10, 1889 Washington Co., Iowa; d. Apr. 25, 1975). If any of these Iowa Hoseks sound familiar, please contact me directly at email@example.com
Hi Jan, I just ran across your message. I think your Frank Hosek born in 1850 is a great grandfather to my husband Jim. Frank Hosek was married to Barbara Kubik. They had 10 children and alot of them settled in South Dakota. They had 6 boys and 4 girls. Their son Anton (Tony) was my husband's grandfather. Frank & Barbara visited South Dakota, but moved back to Cresco where they died. I am trying to find where they are buried in Cresco, and a list of birth order of their children, and any descendants in Cresco. About half of their children moved to SD, and the other half stayed in Cresco. I don't know anything about Frank's brother's John or Thomas Hosek. But I found it very interesting. Where did you find out about Frank's brothers? I have pictures of Frank & Barbara Kubik Hosek and their children. Their children's names were Bill, Jim, Charlie, Anton, Joe, John, Anna, Leona, Mary, & Emma. I don't know the order of their births or ages. I am trying to locate someone who is related and it sounds like you are the one. Do you live in Iowa? We would like to visit Creso and look up some info. Please email me back. I live in South Dakota. Thank-you,
Hi Kathy; Are you still working on geneaology? I think my husband is related to your Hoseks. His great grandparents were Thomas Hosek and Marie Benedick. Thomas had a brother named Frank. I know there is a link between his family and the Cresco Iowa Hoseks. There is family memory of visiting relatives in Cresco. Send me a note if you're actively working this...
Hello; I think I have people related to your Hoseks - Thomas Hosek and Marie Benedick. Please send note if you are still working on this....
Right, I am still working on the Hosek name of Cresco.
Would you send me your email in your next message?
Hi. I think your name is Briget. I finally figured out how to do this message board again. I think your husband is related to my husband thru the Hosek name. Where do you live? We live in Tyndall SD, and visited Cresco,IA last May. Met some older Hosek 1st cousins of my mother in law. My husbands's great grandfather is Frank Hosek, who is a brother to Thomas Hosek. Thomas moved to Olivia, Minn. His wife was Mary Benedict, or Marie, as you said. Frank had about 11 children, and about 4 of them moved to SD, and the rest stayed in Cresco. Their other brother was John Hosek who moved to Chamberlain SD. We don't know anything about Thomas Hosek who moved to Olivia Minn. But some of Frank's kids, etc moved to that area, to be near some of them.
My husband's name is Jim Koenig, and his mother is Agnes Koenig. She is the daughter of Anton Hosek, son of Frank Hosek,who is a brother to Thomas. Frank and wife Barbara are buried in the Cresco area. My email address is KathyKoenig85@hotmail.com
. Would you send me your email address too? Thank-you. Hoping to hear from you. (There is a good contact person in Cresco who helped us some)
Follow the names with the number 3 in front of them. They are the children of Frank and Barbara Hosek, in birth order. The censuses show them living in New Oregon township, Howard County, Iowa in 1880, 1900 and 1910. In 1920, Frank and Barbara are living in Cresco,Howard Co., Iowa. Frank's two brothers Thomas and John lived in New Oregon township, too.
Descendants of Unnamed Hosek
1 Unnamed Hosek
2 Frank Hosek b: April 1850 in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia-Austria
+Barbara Kubik b: September 1855 in Iowa d: in Cresco, Howard Co., Iowa
...3 William Hosek b: 1880 in New Oregon township, Howard Co., Iowa
..... +Emma Unnamed b: in Iowa
..... 4 William R. Hosek b: Abt. 1905 in New Oregon township, Howard Co., Iowa
..... 4 Leonard Hosek b: Abt. 1908 in New Oregon township, Howard Co., Iowa
...3 Joseph Hosek b: July 1881 in Iowa
.......+Amelia "Millie" Kott b: Bet. 1887 - 1888 in South Dakota d: Abt. 1920
..... 4 Mary Hosek b: Abt. 1905 in Brule County, South Dakota
..... 4 Lena E. Hosek b: April 07, 1907 in Ola township, Brule County, South Dakota
......... +Alfred Walter Powell b: February 12, 1896 in Brule County, South Dakota d: December 1974 in Chamberlain, Brule Co., South Dakota m: 1926 in Lutheran parsonage, Pukwana, S.D. Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain, Brule Co., South Dakota
........ 5 Arthur E. Powell b: September 07, 1930 in Brule Co., South Dakota d: November 05, 2003 in last residence Chamberlain, Brule Co., South Dakota
..... 4 Clarence Hosek b: June 12, 1912 in Brule Co., South Dakota d: February 1987 in last residence Renville Co., Minnesota
..... 4 Leonard Hosek b: December 16, 1915 in Brule Co., South Dakota d: June 13, 1992 in last residence Renville Co., Minnesota
...3 Anton "Tony" Hosek b: January 1883 in Iowa
......+Mary Kott b: December 1885 in South Dakota d: September 1950
..... 4 William Hosek b: November 12, 1906 in Brule County, South Dakota d: April 1983 in last residence Selby, Walworth, South Dakota
..... 4 Rose or Rosa Hosek b: Abt. 1909 in Brule County, South Dakota
..... 4 Clara Hosek b: Abt. 1911 in Brule County, South Dakota
..... 4 Alvin Hosek b: Abt. 1914 in Brule County, South Dakota
..... 4 Ben Hosek b: April 20, 1915 in Brule County, South Dakota d: April 22, 1995 in last residence Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota
..... 4 Grace Hosek b: Abt. 1917 in Brule County, South Dakota
... 3 Anna Hosek b: July 1884 in Iowa
... 3 John Hosek b: June 1887 in Iowa
... 3 Charley Hosek b: December 1889 in Iowa
... 3 Mary Hosek b: November 1891 in Iowa
... 3 Leana or Lena Hosek b: May 1894 in Iowa
... 3 Emma B. Hosek b: November 1895 in Iowa
... 3 Frank Hosek b: July 1897 in Iowa
... 3 James Hosek b: May 1900 in Iowa
2 Thomas Hosek b: Abt. 1853 in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia)
... 3 Tretoria Hosek b: in Iowa
2 John Hosek
My great-grandmother came to America in the late 1800's or early 1900's. My great-grandfather ( Frank ) was buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She proceeded to Bronx or Brooklyn New York and from there to Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Eventually, She settled in Shirley, Indiana and opened a glass factory there. It was called " The 7 Hosek Brothers ". There were 7 sons and 2 daughters. One of the sons was called Frank too. I don't know if there is a relationship here or not. I was always told that we were Czech decent; however, we may have originated in Vienna, Austria. Is your family Catholic? There is more, but I need some answers and something to help jog my memory too.
Hi, Karl Sala here, pro' genealogist since '79! Related or not, I can be of great help to you--even without the memory recovery. Modern-day Czech Republic, aka Boehmen & Bohemia were once a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Some of my ancestors--or the census takers--claimed Austria as a place of birth. This would have been true for when the census was taken.
What you were always told that about being of Czech decent is the likeliest (99% chance). While possible, it is unlikely that your ancestry "...originated in Vienna, Austria." That is likely a bit of classic wishful thinking expanded with the name of a well-known Austrian city.
Yes, my Hoseks were Catholic. I know a lot more & have or can get a lot of answers. As for something to help jog our memories, we all must get into our old documents & make contact other living relatives.
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