Frank (1810-1900) & Josephine (Koudelka 1820-1908) Bouska were married in 1838 in Bohemia; in late summer of 1853, they left Borovany, Bohemia, with their children from Bremen, Germany, onboard ship HANSA & landed at New York harbor on Dec 13, 1853; their 9 month old baby died & buried at sea.
They were parents of 12 children, one of whom was Martin (1857-1938), who was born in Winneshiek County & married Frances Rezabek of St Lucas area in 1877; parents of 10 children.
Info above condensed from: The Protivin Community Past & Present; which was published 2005 by the Protivin Historical Preservation Group; and which contains approximately 20 pages of BOUSKA families.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this publication, contact: Edmund & Connie Samec, 211 South Ave, PO Box 263, Protivin, IA 52163.
Or email me at BHorn6@tampabay.rr.com
and I will forward your message to Edmund & Connie; or their email address.
PS: I've Bouska's in my 'branches' also!