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Immigrants from Bohemia to Monroe County

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Re: Johann Jirschele/Eirschele - 1834 baptism record

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Thanks for your informative post about Bohemia/Czech Republic immigrants. I am looking for information about a John Thomas family who settled in Ridgeville Township, from Bohemia.

I realize Ridgeville Township is not in your area of focus, but I am hoping to learn something about this family.

John, 56 & his wife, Celia, 58, lived in Ridgeville Township in 1870, where they farmed. They had son, John (Jr.) age 24 & Annah, age 16.

About 1874 John Jr. married Mary Domagala, my paternal great aunt. They had a daughter Rosa Thomas, baptized (Catholic) early in 1875 or late in 1874. John Jr. died of pneumonia when Rosa was 9 months old.

Could you tell me anything about what the "Thomas" name might be -- would it be "Thomas" or might it be "Tuma" as mentioned in your list of surnames?

John Jr's wife Mary has a maternal aunt & youngest sister named "Nepomucena" at baptism -- after St. John of Nepomuk (or Nepomucene).

So it seems the Poles are not the only ones to hold St. John of Nepomuk in high esteem (re: Johann Nepom Jirschle/Eirschle).

I have family in Tomah area. Recognize the name "Honl" (or Honel) from family conversations of old.

Any insights or help you can offer is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Nancy
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