Wetrosky Home Place, Plymouth Co. Iowa


The HOME PLACE in 2010

~2010 color pictures by family descendant, Kathy Brookbank

Original milk house, only moved and now a garden house.



John Wetrosky: 1838-1913

John Wetrosky, one of the old residents, died at his home in Lincoln
township on February 15, 1913. The deceased was a native of Bohemia and was
born at Prague on June 14, 1838. He homesteaded on the placed where he died
in 1873. He was united in marriage on December 12, 1866, with Anna Vonderska
and to this union six children were born, who are Mrs. Mary Mathwig, Mrs.
Anna Aalfs, Mrs. Josie Lang, Frank Wetrosky, Jos. Wetrosky and John
Wetrosky. He is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren and one great

Mr. Wetrosky served as a musician in the Austrian army for thirteen years.

The Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday, Rev. A. H. Buente
officiating. Many old friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute
of respect to the deceased, who enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large
circle of acquaintances.

~Source: LeMars Sentinel
February 21, 1913

~Transcriber Note: John Wetrovksy is buried in the MATHWIG family small rural cemetery. (follow this link to view the cemetery page)
~John's Tombstone says he was born 29 JUN 1838.
Located in section 4 SW of Lincoln township.
On C60 one half mile west of the K49 intersection.

Mrs. John (Anna) Wetrosky: 1838-1925


Mrs. Anna Wetrosky, a resident of Lincoln township for over half a century, died at her home Monday night at an advanced age, death being due to infirmities and weight of years. Mrs. Wetrosky, with her husband, was one of the first settlers of Lincoln township, buying land in sections 3 and 4, in 1874, and lived on the place the rest of their lives. Mr. Wetrosky died February 15, 1913, since which time Mrs. Wetrosky made her home with her son, John Wetrosky.

Mrs. Wetrosky was a native of Bohemia, Europe, and was born in a small village near Prague, on September 10, 1838. Her maiden name was Anna Vondruska. She grew up in her native place and was united in marriage with John Wetrosky and shortly after their marriage they immigrated to America, coming to Plymouth county in 1874 with their small family. They soon established a home in Lincoln township and after undergoing the hardships of the grasshopper years, became prosperous and farmed successfully for many years.

Mrs. Wetrosky is survived by three sons and three daughters who are: Mrs. Mary Mathwig, of Sioux City; Mrs. J. J. Aalfs, of Sioux City; Mrs. Gustave Lang, of Stanton township; Frank Wetrosky, of Liberty township; Joseph Wetrosky, residing near Kingsley; and John Wetrosky, who lives on the old homestead.

There are thirty-seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wetrosky was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life in the service of others, was a loyal neighbor and friend to all in the community where she spent a long and useful life. She was for years a regular attendant of the Lutheran Church.

~Source: The LeMars Sentinel, July 3, 1925


Children of John & Anna Wetrosky:

Wetrosky, Mary (Mathwig), b. 10 Feb 1866; d. 17 Mar 1956
Wetrosky, Anna (Aalfs)
Wetrosky, Josie (Lang)
Wetrosky, Frank
Wetrosky, Joseph
Wetrosky, John

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