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Looking for ancestors of Wesley Albert YANDA

Query by UncaJoe

I have no information about my grandfather's parents or his history prior to arriving in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are hints that he came from Canada but I can't verify this.

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on 2011-08-28 23:15:13

UncaJoe has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2011. is researching the following names: YANDA, KEAOUGH, SCHILLER and 1 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-08-29 01:19:10

Wesley's father was Joseph YANDA born on the 24 July 1847 in Tabor, South Bohemia, Czech Republic and died on the 31 October 1911 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa and his second wife Katrina HANZLIK, Katrina was born on the 16 October 1850 in Plzen, a city in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic and died on the 20 May 1911 in Cedar Rapids Ward 12, Linn, Iowa.
Joseph and his first wife Mary SEVERA 1850-1924 had been married in Bohemia and arrived in the Maryland Baltimore on the 23 May 1874 with one son Joseph 1874-1946. They divorced In the District Court of Linn County, Iowa on 5 October 1876.
Joseph with several other men from Bohemia went to Cedar Rapids to work for meat packer T. M. Sinclair.

You could try posting a message on Czech Republic Genealogy Forum to try and find the Yanda family I did have a quick look and the Yanda's of Tabor district are mentioned

by janilye on 2011-08-29 01:35:37

There are several genealogy sites of former Czechoslovakia. Just remember it's JANDA over there. I don't know how common JANDA is in Tabor but you just may get lucky. Good luck!

by UncaJoe on 2011-08-30 00:31:20

Thank you so very much. I had known of the Joseph Yanda who was buried in 1911 at Cedar Rapids, but had no true connecting evidence. I'll check the link you sent. Again, thank you for responding. Others of my family will be pleased.

by janilye on 2011-08-30 03:19:44

by janilye on 2011-08-30 03:39:34

by janilye on 2011-08-30 03:56:33

Hang on I have Wesley's marriage dates mucked up. He married Dottie in 1897. I spose you know that part better than me.

by janilye on 2011-08-31 01:28:10

For Joseph's ancestry it's probably a good idea to have a look at this Wencil Vaclav Janda

by UncaJoe on 2012-09-19 17:46:48

Please forgive my delay in responding. My health is not good and when home my time is usually taken up with legal and financial matters. This is a lot of information that we have not seen before. No wonder none of us has anything substantial to put together in any coherent way. Too many Josephs and there's no telling when Janda became Yanda.
Speaking for my brother, daughters and beloved aunt, I will express our gratitude for all the work you've put into this. Certainly a twisty, turny path to follow and much data cannot be justified. One small point, in case you're keeping track; My grandmother's name was Algar Rebecka Yanda (nee-Schiller).

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