I am researching my great-grandparents, Joseph and Anna Hanousek and Joseph and Margaret Novak.
The Hanouseks came directly to Belle Plaine from Tabor, Bohemia, arriving in New York on the SS Westphalia April 12, 1881 with their children Franz, John and Anne.
The Novaks left Mlecice, Bohemia sometime in 1860 or 1861. Their first child George was born Dec. 1861 or 1862 in Canada, and the others, Alberrt, Catherine, twins Joseph and James, Rose and Emma, were born in Belle Plaine, I believe.
Does anyone have any information about these families?