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Wisconsin BRISKY family

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Re: Wisconsin BRISKY family

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Many times families traveled together from Europe to the United States. Have you tried to find any BRISK[E]Y (or any of that name's various spellings--Braeske, Brieske, Brüske, etc.) near the HOTEK home village of Potvorov, about fifty miles west of Prague? The Peter HOTEK family was of Dane Co., WI, in 1860 & 1870, but both of Peter's names are difficult to decipher in 1860. Franciska, aged 6 mo. in 1860, was the first child born in America to Peter & T[h]eresa, per censuses of 1860 & 1870.

"Vernon Co. Cemetery Inscriptions"
Knadle Cem., Hillsboro, Vernon, WI: Peter V. HOTEK (10 Oct. 1827 - 16 Dec. 1906) & Teresie (29 Mr. 1834 - 11 Feb. 1914).
BRISKY: Jan, d. 16 June 1891, aged 72; Marie M., d. 23 May 1898, 71
Jan, d. 1908, 55; Frances (1859 - 1948)
Frank J. (1878 - 1960), Emma F. (1883 - 1969) & Anezeka (7 N 1911 - 8 N 1911).

John BRISKA/BRISKI, Sr., was 51 in 1870 & 59 in 1880. Mary was 38 in 1870 & 50 in 1880. John, Jr., was 18 in 1870; 48 in 1900; 53 in 1905--thus his birth was probably correct as given in 1900, b. May 1852. He died 17 Jan. 1908.

Two of the naturalization papers for John, Jr., are online. His intent, 27 Sep. 1884, says he was born in 1852, Austria, & immigrated in 1867; he was naturalized in Badax Circuit Court, Oct. 1885, renouncing allegiance to the Emperor of Austria.

Neither HOTEK nor BRISKY was in History of Vernon Co., 1884.

Have you tried to find church records, death certificates, and obituaries for all of the above?

--not my family
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