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Sadileks of Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

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Re: Sadileks of Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

Posted: 1015644209000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sadilek Simacek Tikalova
Sadilek is a "not uncommon" name. [59 persons in the SSDI] Your names don't match anything that I have. My Jan Sadilek came in 1866 to Chicago from Ledec nad Sazavou and his wife was Barbora Bradac. All of his immediate family is accounted for in this country, and he was said to be an only son.

However, my grandmother received a 1966 letter from a woman in Cicero Illinois who had heard of some of our Sadileks and whose family had a Ledec connection. Her letter mentioned a Joseph Sadilek who married a Katerina Tikalova of Ledec. Their daughter Frances Sadilek (d. 1950) married a Mr. Simacek (d. 1929). In turn, their daughter Antoniette Simacek of 5500 W. 23rd St in Cicero, Ill wrote the 1966 letter, saying that her mother had heard of Jan's daughter Marie Sadilek Rinn [who had married one of the developers of South Evanston] and Jan's son Charles Sadilek [who lived off and on in Chicago, and then Lake View, before settling finally in Omaha]. Grandma replied, but no further letters came. Any connections to your Chicago Sadileks?
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William Skocp... 987440318000 
Barbara Swift Sadilek Smith 1015626403000 
William Skocp... 1015644209000 
santhawow 1220639305000 
William Skocp... 1520456092000 
vickilynn69 1430161738000 
William Skocp... 1430617695000 
vickilynn69 1510466677000 
blondel cédri... 1510649070000 
William Skocp... 1520455050000 
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