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Early Bohemian Churches

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Early Bohemian Churches

Posted: 1296157463000
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Looking for information on what became of these two churches described below:

-First Church-

"A Czech settlement, where there is the Czech Protestant Presbyterian Congregation “Zion”, is situated in the north–east part of Nebraska in the Colfax County. In the countryside, 18 English miles straight to the north from the county town of Schuyler, there is a Protestant church, parsonage, and cemetery of the congregation, almost in the center of the Protestant settlers, who live on their farms in the surrounding area. The distance to the post office in the town of Clarkson is 6 miles..."

-Second Church-

"...When they were deciding where to build the church, an important event happened, which caused establishing of a new congregation and a construction of another church. The place, where the “Zion” temple stands, is almost exactly in the middle of Protestant families scattered around on farms, at least in the middle of the most of them. But, as it happens sometimes, it was not possible to reach an agreement and at last, a minority, about one third of all families, decided to establish a new congregation and to build a church in their center. They completed their decision building a church in a small town of Clarkson about 6 English miles away from “Zion”."

--Clarkson,NE-- (Same as church 2 listed above???)
"The town of Clarkson, established about 1877, is situated on the railroad Fremont – Elkhorn –Missouri Valley. It is a vivid business town and almost completely Czech. It is 6 English miles away from the Zion church.
The Czech Presbyterian congregation has been established in 1888. Its present members used to be members of the Zion congregation. When the construction of the church was negotiated, a minority of more distant members did not agree with the chosen place, where, according to the majority’s resolution, they began to build, and so they founded a congregation called “New Zion” in Clarkson."

These descriptions are from the translated text of "Pamatnik" (Memorial), a "biography" written in 1900 of early Bohemian churches in America. It is currently being translated and it is desired to know if these churches are still in existance.

Thanks in advance

Ed Vavra
Ely, Iowa
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