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Wencil Vaclav Janda 1817-1911

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Wencil was born in 1817 in Zdaslav Klatovy, Bohemia, Czechoslavakia, and died in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa in 1911. He was the son of Josef JANDA b:1790 in Zdaslav, Klatovy, Bohemia and Magdalina MNU b: 1795 Klatovy, Bohemia.
In 1847 in Bohemia Wencil Vaclav JANDA married Anna MATOUS.
Anna MATOUS was born on the 19 November 1822 at Borice, Nova, Domachlice, Bohemia and died on the 27 March 1887 at Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa.
Wencil and Anna had 7 children:-

1.Magdalina Janda b:1848 Zdeslav, Klatovy, Bohemia d: 1896

2.Josef Yanda (Janda) b:Feb. 1849 Zdaslav, Klatovy, Bohemia and d: 1911 Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa m. (?)Katerena 'Katie' HANZLIK 1850-1911 on 4 March 1878

3.Barta (Barton) Janda b:1852 Zdaslav, Klatovy, Bohemia d:1954 Linn, Iowa m. Katherine CHERMAK 1857-1937 in 1873

4.Vaclav "Wenziel" Janda b:1854 Zdaslav, Klatovy, Bohemia d: 1914 Cedar Rapids Linn Iowa. m. (1)Adelia ? (2) Boena Chrpov

5. Frank (Frantisek) Janda b:1860 Zdaslav, Okris, Klatovy d: in Hawaii m. (1) Mary CARTER (2) Ann SIMON

6.Lizzie (Alzbeta) Janda b: 1865 Zdaslav, Klatovy, Czechoslovakia m. Vaclav E VANE on 20 January 1885 See Family Bible below

7. Rudolf/Rudolph Janda b: 1869 Wisconsin and died about 1883


[Family Bible in possession of Dr. L. F. Vane 2000 Grande Ave., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52403

RELATION: FHL 0984047 Marriage register, Linn County, Iowa, 1869 - 1908 page 154, item 5. Records Vaclav Vane age 22 md Lizzie Janda age 20 on 20 Jan 1885 by A. St.Clair Smith, Justice of the Peace.
Groom`s father is John Vane born in Bohemia, Austria;
groom's mother is Katie Oliver;
Bride's father is Wencil Janda, born Bohemia, Austria;
Bride`s mother is Anna Matous.
CENSUS:1885 Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, 7th ward, Pg 369, item 10. FHL1021491 records Wencil Yanda, occupation Blacksmith. NOTE:FHL0989480 History of Linn Co., Iowa. The 1895 City Directory pg 99 records Janda Wenzel, laborer, res 346 s Second st.

An article writen by Vaclav Janda, Ochotnicke Druzstvo v Cedar Rapids, reveals that Vaclav was an enthuastic amateur actor. The name Vaclav and Wenzel or Wencil or Wencel are all the same name. Wencil is the German word for James and Vaclav is the Czeche word for James. The two are used interchangably, like Jim and James.
On the same file, FHL0989480, Vaclav Janda is listed as a committee member for the celebration of the founding of Cedar Rapids.
NOTE: Zdaslav, Wencils birth place, is a very small village (150 people) near Polen in Klatovy in western Czechoslovakia near the German border.
CENSUS:1900 Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, Enumeration Dist. No. 100, Sheet 11 line 8 records Wencil Janda, father, living with Barta Janda and family.
Wencil's birth is recorded as Feb 1817. He was 83 years old and a widow. He immigrated to the USA in 1868, one year after his son Barta. FHL 1240444
NATRALIZATION:District Court, Linn, Iowa, Natralization records 1856-1906 records 3 of the family members; Wencil (Vaclav) { the (Vaclav) actualy appears in the record }, Frank Janda and Wenziel. Under Wencil a note records, "First oath taken before clerk Circut Court Kewaunee, Wisconsin". This record dated 31 Oct 1868. This event is also recorded under Wenzil Yanda with the same date.
BURIAL:Iowa State Historical Dept., museum archives, Des Moines, Iowa; Linn Co. Grave Records, Vol I A-J Pg 161; FHL1023103.
Records Vaclav Janda 1820 to 1911. Oak Hill Cemitary, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
DEATH:1911, Obituary, The Cedar Rapids Evening Carrier, Saturday July 8, 1911; page 13. Records:The death of Vaclav Janda, aged 91 years, occurred yesterday....survived by Vaclav Janda...Mrs. V.E. Vane...his son Frank....another son John died in Arkansas....another son Rudolph died in this city...A fifth son, Who was in the service of the Austro-Hungarian government, died in Bohemia...also survived by a sister, Mrs. J. Kohout, who lives near Solon.]

1880 United States Federal Census
1900 United States Federal Census
1910 United States Federal Census
Iowa Cemetery Records
Iowa State Census, 1895
Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
shipping records from Baltimore, MD and the ship "Braunschweig" and the 1880 Federal census,
ancestry.com trees
marriage record from the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, IA Joseph Yanda's marriage to Katrina Sedlacek Hanzlik on March 4, 1878.

NOTICE of DIVORCE in the Cedar Rapids Tribune the following article which was written in 1876:

MARY JANDA. Plaintiff, JOSEPH JANDA, Defendant.
In the District Court of Linn County, Iowa
October term. A. D. 1876,
To said Defendant :
You are notified, that on or before the 5th day
of October. 1876, there will be on file
in the office of the Clerk of the District
Court of Linn County, Iowa, the petition of the
Plaintiff aforesaid, claiming of you a divorce
from the bonds of matrimony, the custody of
our child, born to her by you, to-wit: .Joseph;
Janda now 2 years old, and such other relief
as may be adjudged equitable in the premises.
You are also notified that unless you appear thereto and defend, before noon of the second day of the term of said District Court of Linn County on the 16th of October. A.D. 1876 a default will be entered against you, and judgement rendered thereon.

Belt & Hormel
Attorneys for Plaintiff

The above divorce shows one Joseph JANDA previous marriage to Anna SEVERA in Bohemia.
Disagreement on birthdate of Joseph one is 1847 in Tabor (American trees)and the other 1849 Zdeslav, Klatovy (Czech trees) Perhaps there were 2 Josef/Joseph's this needs further research.

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