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Ancestors from Zitec, Bohemia

Ancestors from Zitec, Bohemia

Posted: 953035200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1022378443000
I am searching for information about Tomas Kuchynka,and his wife Marie Hanek who immigrated to LeSeuer County, MN sometime in 1877, from Zitec, Bohemia. They were my Great Grandparents. Would like any information, especially as to which port they might have landed at when reaching USA. Tomas was born Nov 30, 1841, and married Marie Hanek, also of Zitec, Bohemia, in 1863. My Grandparents were Frank Kuchynka and Mary (Vita). Would appreciate any information.
Thank you in advance.
Jane A.

Martinec - Martinek

Posted: 953121600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993372130000
They came to Kansas so it does not sound like they were related. He came to the United States with my grandparents and great grandparents. He married my grandmother sister after they got to the United States. Afterwards they went to Montana to homestead.


Martinek Surname

Posted: 953121600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1022378443000
Surnames: Kuchynka, Martinek
Sorry, I don't have any information about a Frank Martinec (Martinek). Was hoping you might have information about a Maria Anna Martinek, from Bohemia.

Thank you for your response. Do you know where Frank Martinec immigrated to, in the USA? If to Minnesota area, perhaps Frank and Maria were related somehow. If you have anymore information, would appreciate hearing from you again.

Thank you,

Martinec (Martinek)

Posted: 953121600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993372130000
I am interested in what you have on Martinek. My grandmother's sister married a Frank Martinec and they came to the United States from Cachovice, Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic in 1905.
Thanking you in advance.



Thomas Brabec (View posts)
Posted: 953294400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kuchynka, Brabec
Dear Jane:
I am Thomas Brabec from Santa Rosa,Ca.This is a response
to yesterdays posting.Like yourself,I had just my dad's
name,birthday and place of birth.These are the three
essentials for seeking information.I have six Czech web
addresses and one advertised research done in Bohemia for
$15.00 an hour.Also,they said the total fee usually runs
from $60.00 to $600.00 depending on effort required.Now,
like most of us $600.00 is quite a bit to put out.So,I sent
them the info on my dad and a check for $100.00 and said
whatever info you gather up to that amount,send it to me
and I'll thank you for it.Well,later,they sent me a letter(
in Czech)telling me that they were searching the archives
in Prague and when they finished they would send me the data.Then,a month ago,they wrote again saying that they
found data back to 1800 and because of the added time
spent,I would have to send them another $115.00.Well,I
thought that was a typical American ripoff.But some friends
convinced me that that was a fair price.So,I sent them the
money and in return they sent me ten pages of data.Each
paragraph was first written in Czech and then translated
into English.This was beginning in the 1800.Now,my good
neighbor purchased data disks from Broderbund Company that
have a tremendous amount of information.Using the info that
I received from Bohemia as a guide,she went back to the year
1610 and the first name on the tree was Waclav Wrybyc.His
second son changed the name to Brabetz,His third son changed
it to Brabec where its been ever since.So.what I am saying,
Jane,is that your not ever going to get much info from the
internet.It is best to pay somebody and you will get more
info and waste less time.If you are willing to pay,let me
know and I'll send you four sources in Bohemia for you to
contact.I know this is long winded but let me add this.I
was born and spent the first twenty years of my life in
that big bustling city of Chicago.In all that time we never
had a Brabec visitor,not one.So,I was very surprised when
I got involved with genealogy to find that there were many
other Brabecs in the Chicago area.How come they didn't
visit us?.We took showers every day.Thats all for now.
God love you and yours.Thomas
Thomas Brabec
63 Arthur Dr.
Santa Rosa,Ca.95403
Posted: 953553600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994719632000
Surnames: Benda
Am interested in the Benda surname you have listed. I have some Benda's I am researching in Wisconsin. Specifically Anna Benda--Married to Simon Scheinoha 1878.
Posted: 954331200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993206716000
Surnames: BENDA
I too have BENDA's in my line from Heralec near Havlicuv Brod Bohemia.

I should be receiving a packet of info from the Czech Archives any day with regards to my G-Grandfather Peter BENDA's family. He was born Jan 8,1880 and came to America in 1904. As soon as I receive it I will post all the info. I hope that the information confirms the family story that he had 7 brothers and sisters. Some of which are also believed to have come to America.

Re: Martinek Surname

Posted: 1359246525000
Classification: Query
i too have the martinek surname in my family...... what information if any that you would like to share would be wonderful... my email is
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