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John Turek family came to Brazos CO. July 1880

John Turek family came to Brazos CO. July 1880

J. Pauline Hayek Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1011479863000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Turek, Hayek-Hajek
Would like to make connections with any descendants of the following. They landed in Galveston TX., July 1880, and went on to settle in Brazos County TX.
JOHN TUREK was born May 24, 1852 in Moravany, Czechoslovakia, and died September 18, 1931 in Brazos County Texas. He married FRANTISKA (FRANCES) PROKAP 1876 in Czek. She was born October 24, 1853 in Mezirici Czechoslovakia, and died July 18, 1896 in Brazos County Texas.

1.ANTONIA TUREK, b. October 24, 1877, Brna, Czechoslovakia-Check-Republic; d. May 29, 1971, Waller County, Sealy, Texa; m. PAUL PETER HAJEK, September 06, 1897, Bryan Texas; b. January 25, 1871, Fayettville, Texas; d. December 24, 1952, Harris County, Baytown, Texas.

2.JOHN TUREK, b. October 25, 1880, Brna, Czek. Republic; d. November 14, 1933, Bryan Texas; m. LUCY KUBIN; b. November 22, 1888; d. April 05, 1982, Bryan Texas.

3.JOHN TUREK, b. September 25, 1881, Bryan Texas; d. 1881, Bryan Texas.

4.JOSEPH TUREK, b. November 05, 1884; d. August 1930; m. VICTORIA BORUTZKI, October 29, 1907.

5.MARY TUREK, b. May 01, 1886, Bryan Texas; d. February 22, 1973, Bryan Texas.

6.JIM TUREK, b. April 11, 1888; d. May 23, 1969, Bryan Texas.

7.ANTONE TUREK, b. June 11, 1891; d. July 31, 1969, Bryan Texas.

8.WILLIAM TUREK, b. October 01, 1892; m. EMMA HELLEN KOH; d. January 30, 1969, Bryan Texas.

If you have any information please email me or contact me. I would love to share what little I have.
Antonia Turek who married Paul P. Hayek was my grandmother.
Thank you sincerely for any help you can give.

Re: John Turek family

Posted: 1011551895000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1061322938000
I am not related to this family, but I gathered the following notes while researching the history of various ethnic groups in Brazos Co. -- hope they help ....

*Mrs. TUREK died, (weekly) Bryan Eagle, 9 Aug. 1900, p.6, col.2
"Turek-Blazek," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 29 Oct. 1914, p.6, col.3. James TUREK
"Mrs. Antone Turek Has Surprise Party," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 16 June 1927, p.4, col.4
"K & T Markets Serve Public Finest Meets," Bryan Daily Eagle, 19 Sept. 1933, sect.2, p.5, col.4. Antone TUREK
"Funeral Service of Smetana Man This Afternoon," Bryan Daily Eagle, 15 Nov. 1933, p.1, col.6. John F. TUREK
"Recent Bride Honoree Miscellaneous Shower on Sunday Evening," Bryan Daily Eagle, 20 July 1938, p.6, col.3. Miss Albina TUREK
"Brazos County Men on the Firing Line," Bryan Daily Eagle, 18 July 1942, p.6, col.1. Albert I. TUREK
"Brazos County Men on the Firing Line," Bryan Daily Eagle, 11 Aug. 1942, p.6, col.2. Robert E. TUREK

Brazos Co. Deed Book W, pp.444-445: Jno. W. DOREMUS sold land to John TUREK, 2 Oct. 1882

The 1910 Brazos Co. census shows:
ED 14, sheet 5a: TUREK, John; from Aust.-Bohemia; arrived U.S. 1880

BRAZOS CO. HOME GUARDS: As part of the home-front effort during World War I, several “home guard” units were organized in Brazos Co. These are listed in the Brazos Co. Commissioners Minutes, Book H, pp.105-107. The following lists only those men who seemed likely to be first or second generation Americans.

College Station: Joe TUREK, John DOMINIK, John KRENEK, J.L. STASNY, Tom SEBESTA, Mike VISOKI

The following lists names in articles which concerned Brazos Co. Not speaking Czech, the author could not translate or abstract the subject matter of the articles. The microfilmed newspapers are available at the Texas A&M University Library. Most entries concern Brazos Co. Entries concerning Wheelock were also included, as were a few references from Benchley and Navasota.
Names of Months

Ledna-- January Cervence -- July
Unora-- February Srpna -- August
Brezna -- March Zari -- September
Dubna-- April Rijna -- October
Kvetna -- May Listopadu -- November
Cervna -- June Prosince -- December

Svoboda was a Czech-language newspaper published in La Grange, Tx. It carried lodge news and brief articles about Czechs living in Texas.
College Station: J.R. ROBERTSONOVI, P. FREDERICK, John TUREK, Leonhard TAUBER, Jos. HUBENAK, Prof. SMITH. Svoboda, 17 Srpna 1905, p.7

Obzor, a Czech-language newspaper, was published in Halletsville, Tx. Its coverage was similar to that of Svoboda.

Bryan: Pavel MIKULEC, Jan J. TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Marie SEBESTA, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 15 Cervna 1907, p.3
[Jan, of course, is the Czech equivalent of "John"]

Bryan: Jan TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 7 Rijna 1909, p.3

Bryan: Jan TUREK, Anna K. TUREK, Jos. F. ZAK. Obzor, 18
Listopadu 1909, p.5


Perhaps also of interest:

Bryan: Tom SYPTAK, Karel VESMIROVSKY, Jos. F. ZAK, Tom HOLIK, J.J. HOLIK, Pavel HAJEK, Jiti KRENEK, Jan SCASTA, Josef HOLIK, Jakub SRAMEK. Obzor, 15 Ledna 1906, p.183

Bryan: V.J. HAJEK, Jos. VYTOPIL, Jos. F. ZAK, Tom HOLIK, K. VESMIROVSKY, Tom MALY, Tom SYPTAK, Jiti KRENIK. Obzor, 1 Ledna 1907, p.1

"Goes to Czech Convention at Rosenberg," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 9 July 1914, p.6, col.5. Miss Ludmiller HAJEK
"William Hajek Died This Morning After Illness Four Years," Bryan Weekly Eagle, 22 Feb. 1923, p.3, col.2

Re: John Turek family

Jimmie Hayek Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1011572568000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Turek Hajek Kulhanek
Thank you so much for your wonderful reply . The posting is directly related to my family. The Deed book posting of John Tyrek purchasing land in 1882 goes right along with an article my grandmother Antonia Turek Hajek wrote in 1950 for a czech paper- which one I am not sure of. Could I impose on you to email me where I might obtain copies of these article you have listed and I thank you sincerely for your help. God bless you.

Re: John Turek family

Posted: 1014055148000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1014327648000
Surnames: Kosharek, Turek, Havel, Moffatt, Vassey, Frame
My mother had 3 cousins descended possibly from Antone Turek: Dennie, Valasta, and Jerry. My great grandmother was Anna Kosharek (Turek?). I have many pictures but poor information. Please let me know if there is a match

Re: John Turek family

Jennifer Caudle (View posts)
Posted: 1139265200000
Classification: Query
Hi. I realize this replay is to a very old post but I have just started my Doremus research. The Jno. W. Doremus mentioned in the Bryan Eagle newspaper would be my Great Grandfather. His full name was John Whitfield Doremus. He went by the name of "Wit". I have dozens of letters written to my Great Grandmother Pauline Drennan Doremus. I haven't seen anything on the web regarding Wit and his ancestors. If you know or if any body has information please reply!!

Jennifer Caudle

Re: John Turek family

Jennifer Caudle (View posts)
Posted: 1139265403000
Classification: Query my last post I said that John Whitfield Doremus was my great grandfather. He was actually my great great grandfather. His son ,Wit, was my great grandfather.

Re: John Turek family came to Brazos CO. July 1880

Posted: 1220410735000
Classification: Query
Dear J. Taylor,

I saw your posting of course it was posted in 2002. My dad had always told me that his grandfather
came in through Galveston.

My Grandfather is Antone Leon Turek, my father Albert Leon Turek, my name is Daniel Leon Turek.

I use to live in Bryan but now live in Austin. From looking at your posting it appears that Antone
father is John Turek.

My son name is Ryan Leon Turek

I have just started my geology tree about a week ago.

Contact me if you would like some more info I do not have very much I plan on talking to my Dad (Albert) he
is 88 and I need some more info from him to continue.

Dan Turek

Re: John Turek family came to Brazos CO. July 1880

Posted: 1355290680000
Classification: Query
Just stumbled on this thread while googling my Grandfather William Turek m Emma Koh, Parents of my mother Esther Turek. They lived in Bryan, where a great many Tureks lived and surrounding areas like Shiner. I've heard stories of most of these folks as they were my mothers aunts & uncles.
She may be one of the very few still living that knew these people. She is 83 and sharp as a tack and would love to talk to anyone searching for information. I believe she has a some family photos of Tureks. Call me if you are interested in talking with her & I'll put you in touch with her. She lives in Galveston now.
Connie 281-450-3274

Re: John Turek family came to Brazos CO. July 1880

Posted: 1355292455000
Classification: Query
Dan, It appears that your Father and My Mother are cousins ! Antone was the older brother of William Turek and Uncle to my mother. My Mother is Esther Louise Turek. She is 83 now and lives in Galveston but grew up in Bryan. I have heard many many stories of " Uncle Antone & Aunt Lottie. So what does that make us, 2nd cousins ? I also have family that lives in Austin. I'm guessing your around my age " baby boomer"
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