This was taken in Bohemia in the late 1860s or early 1870s. Most of the Rosalie (Juzek) and Adalbert (or Albert) Kudrle family went to Plymouth County. in the late 1870s and early 1880s. We have definite identification only on the parents and the two daughters. The one in the back is Mary/Marie Kudrle who married Bartholomej/Bartel/Bartholomew Poradek and was my great-grandmother. The younger daughter was Frances/Frantiska Kudrle who married Charles Rastaetter. They moved on to Wyoming where she died. Their daughters spent a year or two in Plymouth county with the relatives there then went east to live near their father and with an uncle.
Marie (Kudrle) and Bartholomew Poradek were married 18 Oct 1871 in Bohemia. They came to the U.S. and Plymouth County in 1881 with their three eldest children, Joe, Rose (later Juzek) and Mary (later Vondrak). I have their original marriage certificate and a number of wonderful old photos. They were the parents of 4 more children, born in Plymouth County and baptized in the Catholic Cathedral in Sioux City.
This is the only photo anyone has of Marie Kudrle Poradek and her seven surviving children. I am not sure who's who here except that my grandmother, Lillie Poradek, was the short one second from the left in the back and Joe was the only son. I think the two in the front with Marie/Mary (who never learned English) are Mary/Marie Poradek Vondrak and Rose Poradek Juzek.
Rose Poradek married Charles Juzek. While I don't have the date or location of their marriage it was likely Plymouth County though it could have been Sioux City. They farmed in Plymouth County. Here is some of the info I have on them:
Mrs. Rose Juzek March 2, 1875 - March 11, 1947
Mrs. Rose Juzek, 72, died Tuesday at her farm home in Plymouth county near Merrill. Mrs. Juzek was born in Bohemia and came to the United States and Plymouth county in 1882. She had lived in Plymouth county since then.
Surviving are the widower, Charles Juzek, sr.; two sons, Charles, jr., and Clarence, both of Merrill; two daughters, Mrs. Harry O'Connor and Miss Lillian Juzek, both of Merrill; four sisters, Mrs. Mike Vondrak, Mrs. Francis Bauerly and Mrs. R. E. Brownlee, all of Merrill and Mrs. A. L. Armstrong of Sioux City, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Larkin funeral home. Rev Homer Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Township cemetery. The body will remain at the Larkin funeral home until time of services.
MRS. ROSE JUZEK DIED LAST TUES.
Funeral Held Today For Longtime Resident Of Plymouth County
Mrs. Rose Juzek, 72, died Tuesday at her farm home in Plymouth county near Merrill. Mrs. Juzek was born March 2, 1875, in Bohemia and came to the United States and Plymouth county in 1882. She had lived in Plymouth county since then.
Surviving are the widower, Charles Juzek, sr.; two sons, Charles, jr., and Clarence, both of Merrill; two daughters, Mrs. Harry O'Connor and Miss Lillian Juzek, both of Merrill; four sisters, Mrs. Mike Vondrak, Mrs. Brownlee, all of Merrill, and Mrs. A. L. Armstrong of Sioux City, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Larkin funeral home in Sioux City, Rev. Homer Watkins officiated. Burial was in the Liberty township cemetery. The body remained at the Larkin funeral home until the time of the services.
Obituary of Charles Juzek, Sr. 1873-1948
Charles Juzek, 74, who resided on a farm five miles west of Merrill, Ia, died Monday at an Akron, Ia., hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Larkin funeral home in Sioux City. Rev. Homer Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty township cemetery.
Mr. Juzek was born May 20, 1873, in Bohemia. He went to Plymouth county at the age of 17 months and resided on the same farm there until his death.
His wife, Rose, died in March, 1947.
Survivors include two sons, Charles, jr., and Clarence, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry O'Connor and Miss Lillian, all of Merrill; a brother, John of Sioux City, and two grandchildren.
Charles JUZEK died Monday
Charles JUZEK, 74, who resided 5 miles west of Merrill died Monday in a hospital at Akron after a long illness. Mr. JUZEK was born May 20, 1879, in Bohemia. At the age of 17 months he came with his parents to the United States and to Plymouth county.
Survivors are two sons, Charles, Jr. and Clarence, both of Merrill, two daughter, Mrs. Harry O'CONNER of Perry township and Miss Lilla JUZEK of Merrill; one brother, John of Sioux City, and two grandchildren. His wife, Rose, preceded him in death in March 1947.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Larkin Funeral home in Sioux City with Rev. Homer WATKINS officiating. Burial was in the Liberty township cemetery. 6 May 1948
Two children of Charles and Rose Juzek: Charles, Jr. and Mayme (later Mrs. Harry O'Connor). As adults they farmed in Plymouth County.
Frances was a daughter of Charles and Rose Juzek.
Frances Poradek married Will Bauerly either in 1906 or 1907, at the Ellendale Brick Church, Plymouth County, Iowa. She was my grandmother's sister. I never knew Uncle Will but remember Aunt Frances as a dear, dear lady, by then at a nursing home in Sioux City. **Update: A Marriage License for this couple is posted on this website. They were married at the Ellendale Church, 05 Feb 1907.
William C. Bauerly, 1886-1955
William C. Bauerly, 69, retired farmer from the Merrill area who died Wednesday at the home of a son in Moville, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ellendale church at Merrill.
Rev. William Carel will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under direction of the Luken funeral home of LeMars.
Mr. Bauerly was born January 17, 1886, at Merrill.
He married Frances Poradek February 5, 1906, at Merrill.
Survivors include the widow, Frances; a son, Allison, of Moville; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Boden of Akron, Ia., Mrs. Lois Besch of Sioux City, and Mrs. Wilma Brown of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wm. Bauerly, 69, Buried Saturday
William C. Bauerly, 69, lifelong resident of the Merrill vicinity, died Wednesday, August 17 at the home of his son, Allison, in Moville. He had been in ill health the past four years.
He was born Jan. 17, 1886, in Plymouth county. His marriage to Frances Poradek took place Feb. 5, 1906 at Ellendale. Mr. Bauerly was a retired farmer.
Survivors are his wife; son Allison of Moville; three daughters, Mrs. Francis (Marie) Boden of Akron, and Mrs. Herman (Lois) Besch and Mrs. Reuben (Wilma) Brown, both of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Henry P. of Merrill and Joe of Sioux City; and a sister, Mrs. Al Miller of Merrill.
Funeral services were Saturday morning Aug. 20 at St. Joseph's Catholic church at Ellendale, located west of Merrill. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Luken's Funeral Home.
Obituary Mrs. Frances Bauerly 1884-1972
Mrs. Frances Bauerly, 87, Merrill, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Mercy hospital, Sioux City, after a lengthy illness.
Frances Poradek was born Aug. 2, 1883 at Hinton the daughter of the late Bart (name printed was Joseph but someone crossed it out and wrote Bart) and Mary Kurdle Poradek. (not spelling of maiden names, too) Her marriage to William Bauerly took place Feb. 5, 1907, at St. Joseph church, Ellendale. He preceded her in death in 1955.
The couple farmed near Merrill nearly 50 years and Mrs. Bauerly moved to Sioux City in 1955.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church and the altar society.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph church, Ellendale, with Rev. James Fangman officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery under the direction of the Luken-Johnson funeral home in LeMars.
The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Survivors are a son, Allison Bauerly, Sioux City; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Boden, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Herman (Lois) Besch, Sioux City and Mrs. Rueben (Wilma) Brown, Federal Way, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; also a sister Mrs. Anne Armstrong, Sioux City.
Josephine ("Josie") Poradek Labahn
Marie (Kudrle) and Bartholomew Poradek were the parents of Josephine Poradek Labahn.
Fred Labahn married Josephine "Josie" Poradek on 26 Feb 1913 in LeMars. They farmed in Plymouth County. Josie died in 1937. Fred lived until 1954 but never really recovered from her death.
Notes on Fred & Josie Labahn
In 1900 (census), Joseph, 18; Fannie, 18; Josie, 13; Lillie, 9; and Annie, 7 (not clear) were still living at home. Lillie and Annie had attended school 8 months in the previous year. I believe Grandma Lillie only went through third grade, yet she had a fantastic mathematical mind.
Birth months listed in this census were:
Poradek Bartel Head 55 August 1844 in Bohemia Immigrated 1884, in U.S. 16 years
-- Mary Wife 50 March 1850 in Bohemia Immigrated 1884, in U.S. 16 years
-- Joseph Son 18 August 1881in Bohemia Immigrated 1884, in U.S. 16 years
-- Fannie Daughter 16 August 1883 in Iowa
-- Josie Daughter 13 May 1887 in Iowa
-- Lillie Daughter 9 November 1890 in Iowa
-- Annie Daughter 3 March 1893 in Iowa
LeMars Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa) > 1953 > March > 4 "It happened in LeMars 40 years ago . . ."
Fred LaBahn and Miss Josie Poradek residing in Liberty township, were united in marriage in LeMars Wednesday.
OBITUARY: Mrs. Josie La Bahn March 12, 1937
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Merrill Methodist church for Mrs. Josie La Bahn, 58, of Liberty township who died Friday. Rev. James T. Albertson, Pastor, officiated and interment was in Floyd Cemetery.
Mrs. La Bahn was born May 16, 1888 in Perry township, Plymouth county. She attended the Perry township schools. She was married to Fred LaBahn at LeMars on February 26, 1913. The couple lived for several years on a farm in Johnson township, later moving to a farm in Liberty township.
Surviving are the widower; a brother, Joseph Poradek of Sioux City, and five sisters, Mrs. Charles Juzek, Mrs. Mike Vondrak and Mrs. Robert Brownlee, all of Hinton, and Mrs. Jack Armstrong of Ponca, Neb. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Obituary Fred LaBahn
LeMars, Ia., Special: Fred LaBahn, 69, a retired farmer and a resident of Plymouth county all of his life, died Monday near Akron at the farm home of Clifford Jensen with whom he had been living.
Mr. LaBahn was born April 3, 1885, in LeMars. He farmed in Johnson and Liberty townships until 1937, and retired from active work in 1947. He married Josephine Poradek March 28, 1913, in LeMars. Mrs. LaBahn died in 1937.
He is survived by two brothers, William Labahn of Sioux City and Alfred Labahn of Merrill, Ia.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mauer funeral home in LeMars with burial in Floyd park cemetery, Sioux City. Another Obituary LeMars Globe Post 19 July 1954
Fred LaBahn, 69, of Rt. 1, Akron, who made his home with the Clifford Jensen family, passed away suddenly July 19, 1954. He had been ailing for several years but had been up and around.
Fred LaBahn was born April 2, 1885 in Stanton township. He was a lifelong Plymouth county resident. He was united in marriage with Josephine Poradek in February 1913. They farmed in Johnson and Liberty township, and retired in 1937 moving to the present farm in 1945. Mrs. LaBahn preceded him in death.
Funeral services are pending at the Maure funeral home. Burial will be in the Floyd Park cemetery in Sioux City.
Survivors include two brothers, William Labahn of Sioux City and Alfred LaBahn of Merrill and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife and 4 brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. ----------------------------
April 3, 1885 - July 19, 1954
Place and time of services: Mauer Funeral Chapel, 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 21, 1954
Clergyman: Rev. J. Brinkmann, Merrill, Iowa
Interment: Floyd Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa
Arrangements by: Mauer Funeral Home
Fred did not remarry after Josie's early death.