John Sobotka

M, b. 20 February 1892, d. 15 April 1984
     John Sobotka was born on 20 February 1892 at Spencer, Boyd, Nebraska, United States.1 He married Irene M Meyer, daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival, on 9 June 1920 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 John Sobotka married an unknown person on 2 May 1933 at Plainview, Pierce, Nebraska, United States.1 He died on 15 April 1984 at Inman, Holt, Nebraska, United States, at age 92.1 He was buried on 18 April 1984 at O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of John Sobotka:
History of Czechs (Bohemians) in Nebraska, Rose Rosicky 1929 page 378

Following Czech names appeared among who participated in the World War (1914-1918).. John Sobotka, Inman (U.S.S. Plattsburg)

John Sobotka, Inman, USS Platsburg 1907-1910

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1930 According to the 15th Census of population in Holt County in Village of Inman they listed the following Name Own/Rent age at immigration person father mother occupation
marriage naturalization
Sobotka, John M 38 widows NE Czech Czech Implement Farm Implement


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The following obituary was reprinted from
Holt County Independant
April 19, 1984

John Sobotka
Service for John Sobotka, 92, Inman, were held Wednesday April 18, 1984 in St Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Michael Malloy officiating at the 10:30 a.m. funeral mass. Burial was in the O'Neill cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons: Jerry Sobotka, Jack Sobotka, Gary Sobotka, Tom Sobotka, Brent Sobotka, and Roger Wilson. He was born February 20, 1892 in Boyd County to John and Karoline Fanta Sobotka Sr and died at St Joseph Nursing Home in Norfolk on April 15, 1982. Coming to Holt County in 1894 he lived on a farm south of Spencer. In 1915 he homesteaded in Wyoming until 1917 when he enlisted in the Navy in World War I While living in Inman, he owned and operated a farm implement store. He was a member of WWI Barracks. He married his first wife, Irene Meyer, who died August 28, 1922 and then married Margaret Billeter on May 3, 1933 at Plainview, who died January 21, 1952 Survivors are sons: Gerald of Norfolk, Harvey of O'Neill, Leo of Columbus, and Harold of Lincoln; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis and James Sobotka of Inman, one sister Ella Meyer of Beatrice. Preceding him in death two wifes; three sisters and seven brothers.1

Children of John Sobotka and Irene M Meyer

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Lewis William Sobotka

M, b. 8 March 1898, d. 16 December 1985
     Lewis William Sobotka was born on 8 March 1898 at Inman, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1 He married Anna Crescentia Meyer, daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival, on 12 April 1923 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 Lewis William Sobotka died on 16 December 1985 at Inman, Holt, Nebraska, United States, at age 87.1 He was buried on 20 December 1985 at O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Lewis William Sobotka:
LEWIS SOBOTKA 08 Mar 1898 Dec 1985 68742 (Inman, Holt, NE) (none specified) 508-46-4025 Nebraska


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1930 According to the 15th Census of population in Holt County in Inman Township they listed the following Name Own/Rent age at immigration person father mother occupation
marriage naturalization
Sobotka, Louis Head R M 32 25 NE Czech Czech farmer
Anna Wife F 31 24 NE Ill Czech
Clifford Son M 6 NE NE NE
Eugene Son M 4 NE NE NE
Marvin Son M 1 4/12 NE NE NE
Sneda David Hirehand M 18 NE NE NE farm labor
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The following article was reprinted from: Footprints on the Prairie 1871-1968 Inman - Stafford Nebraska Areas., Published in 1968. page 88-90

Sobotka History By Mrs Clifford Sobotka Lewis Sobotka, sone of John and Caroline Fanta Sobotka and one of fourteen children, grew to manhood on a farm near Inman, Nebraska. He recieved all of his education at Willow Lake School, which was built in 1882 and served as a church for two years. Willow Lake has been in operation as a school since 1884. Lewis began his schooling in 1904 at the age of six under the guidance of May McDermott. He spoke fluent Bohemian but could not speak a word of English. He attended only five or six months of the term. In the fall of the year he went every other week, changing off with his brother driving a team on the hay baler. Other teachers were: Stella Clark, Margaret Leidy, Margaret Davis, Edith Killinger and George Wilcox. Like many other boys in the day, he was a good sized lad by the time he finished the eighth grade, but regardless of size or age, he still enjoyed boyish pranks. He recalls one day after lunch the big boys set the teacher in her chair, then slipped the broom handle through the chair arms, and carried teacher, chair and all outside. They took turns keeping her prisoner until long after one o'clock until they had a long recess, then they released her, and allowed her to ring the school bell. All of Lewis Sobotka's six sons received their elementary education at the Willow Lake School, and some of his grandchildren are now attending school there. Lewis was elected Treasurer ot the district in 1923 and served in that position for thirty-three years. Willow Lake or District no 111 is one of the few active rural schools in Holt County. As a boy Lewis attended the Catholic Church at Strafford, Nebraska. Only a few houses remain to mark a flourishing little village. Services were held every other Sunday, and the trip was made with horse and buggy. The trip required between thirty minutes and one hour. Often times the meadows where they had to travel were soft and spongy. The double trees might snap, leaving the occupants sitting in the buggy minus the horses. The last church services at the Strafford Church were in 1923. Anna was one of eight children, daughter of Frank and Marie Burival Meyer of Beatrice, Nebraska. She was well trained in home making and a staunch church worker, doing much sewing and fancy work for bazaars which was sold to benefit the St Joseph's parish of Beatrice. She and Lewis met in 1919, when she came by train to attend her cousin Lena Burival as bridesmaid at her wedding to Joseph Sobotka. They met a second time at Beatrice at the wedding of her sister, Irene Meyer, to his brother, John Sobotka, and as it is today distance was no big problem. They saw each other several times, usually traveling by train. When the wedding day was set, Lewis went to George Davies, the banker of Inman. Mr Davies was also the sub-agent for the Orchard, Nebraska, Ford dealer. He was told that the car he wanted cost $400.12 and 'how much do you have for the down payment?' he was asked. 'twelve dollars,' he replied. 'Fine,' replied Mr Davies, 'we'll go to Orchard tonight.' Two days later, Lewis made the trip to Beatrice in his Ford touring car with side curtains. He and Anna were married at Beatrice April 12, 1923. On April 16 they drove back to Inman, arriving in time to enjoy their wedding supper at his parents' home. An open air bowery had been built on the Lewis Kopecky place three miles south of Inman. The first dance there was their wedding dance. This opened the bowery for dances during the summer months. The dances were held every other week for several years. That summer, their first crop was beautiful! Corn and fodder was ten feet tall. The vegetable garden flourishing, but on the 26th of August a terrific hail-storm demolished everything. Corn already dented was so badly damaged that every ear spoiled; even the cobs spoiled so badly that they could not be used as fuel. The hail was so large and forceful that it made holes clear through the melons and cabbage heads. Few people would have the heart or courage to begin again, but there was no turning back. They could not spare the time for self pity. Through the next year they made their living and paid the interest incurred on the money borrowed to purchase the Model T by milking eight cows. By keeping their noses to the grindstone, they were able to pay off this debt in three years' time. During the next few years they did pretty well and built up their cattle and hog herds. Then in 1929 so many banks closed, and the Inman bank was no exception, though they felt fortunate that the bank paid back forty-five per cent of their savings. Many folks were not this fortunate. In 1923 Lewis served his community as road overseer for eight years. With the help of L.R.Tompkins and Elmer Gibson, passable roads were built where only cow trails had existed. They used four head of horses hitched to an evener and a fresno and did akk the dirt dumping by hand. April 10, 1930, fate struck another blow. Fire - one of the pioneers most dreaded destructions - wiped out all their farm buildings except the house. The loss included fourteen head of livestock, two hundred hens, machinery and many large trees. The following years brought severe drought and dust storms. Hogs sold for $1.65 per hundred (if you could sell them). It has often been said that farming is too vital a business to be left to farmers. The government put a support price of forty cents on corn. They then had to pay forty cents a bushel for corn to feed the hogs and still sell them for $1.65 per hundred. To help with expenses to feed the hogs and still them for $1.65 per hundred. To help with expenses in the race for survival, Lewis did custom work by operating a threshing machine and corn sheller. By this time several of his sons were getting old enough to assist dad or to help with the chores at home. Another drawback that greatly harrassed the settlers were not-to-be-forgotten blizzards. They were ever watchful during the winter that the family be kept safely together during a storm. Fate struck twice in 1949 in the Sobotka family. A brother Jake died in Denver, Colorado, and Lewis's mother died at her home, both in February. Temperatures were so cold and the snow so deep at this time that when the mother was buried, it was necessary to make a path over the top of the Cemetery fence in order to get to the grave. It seemed that a special message came with the heavy snows ot 1949. Home amusements once again fulfilled their purpose, and the family circle became a stronger band of love. 1950 proved to be a record year in the Sobotka family. Clifford, the oldest of six sons, was married. Eugene was inducted into the U.S. Army. Marvin was graduating from Nebraska University. Raymond was graduating from Inman High. Richard was confirmed into the Catholic faith, and David received his first Holy Communion. If you called to visit the family today, you would hardly recognize the hardships they have encountered in the past 45 years. Good building occupy the farmstead replacing those destroyed by fire. The original house is still being used, having been added to and remodeled and modern irrigation supplements the shortage of rainfall. Although God cast his shadow many times through the years, they have been reimbursed a thousand fold. They enjoy fairly good health, and God willing, Anna and Lewis plan to observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary April 12, 1973. They hope many of their friends and neighbors will spend the day with them.

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The following obituary was reprinted from: Holt County Indepentant

Lewis W Sobotka Funeral services for Lewis W Sobotka were held Friday, December 20, 1985 at St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons: David, Woody, Dan, Ed, Andy and Tim Sobotka. The funeral mass was conducted by Father Peshel, assited by Father Korte and Robert Shoemaker. Reading at the mass were grandsons Robert and Charles Sobotka. Offertory gifts were carried by granddaughters Pam O'Connell, Laurie Morrow and Chris Sobotka. Music was provided by Mrs Ben Grady and Nacy Berg. Lewis William Sobotka, the eighth child of John and Karolina Fanta Sobotka, was born near Inman, Nebraska on March 8, 1898 and passed away at his home near Inman on December 16, 1985. He received his education at rural Willow Lake School southwest of Inman which was later attended by all his children and some of his great grandchildren. On April 12, 1923, he was united in marriage to Anna Meyer at Beatrice, Nebraska. Six sons were born to them. Lewis's parents, nine brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death. His wife Anna, six sons 19 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one sister, Ella Meyer of Beatrice, survive him. All of his married life was spent on a farm south of Inman working with livestock and farming. He and Anna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April of 1973. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served his community in the capacity of road overseer, rural telephone board, rural school board, and Ewing Co-op Creamery board of directors.

Memories A small man in stature, but with a large and caring heart. Living very close to the land and his family, he took great pride in the straight furrow of a newly plowed field or a meadow of freshly mowed hay. The many trees he planted and cared for were to him, sheer beauty, shelter for the wildlife and protection for the soil for future generations. Raising his sons, working with him, he installed in them his love for livestock and the fields of grain and corn. For the Grandchildren he always had time - and at Christmas and First Communion they were remembered with a silver dollar from Grandpa. Grandchildren regarded him as a very special person. His friendly manner is remembered by all as he would go to town for groceries or repairs and lose track of time in visiting. He knew no stranger. His deep faith was passed on to his family and Holy Days were observed even in threshing time. His 62 plus years of married life on his farm gave us all much joy, until God called him home.1

Child of Lewis William Sobotka and Anna Crescentia Meyer

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Anna Crescentia Meyer

F, b. 13 November 1898, d. 29 September 2000
     Anna Crescentia Meyer was born on 13 November 1898 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 She was the daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival. Anna Crescentia Meyer married Lewis William Sobotka on 12 April 1923 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 Anna Crescentia Meyer died on 29 September 2000 at O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States, at age 101.1 She was buried on 3 October 2000 at O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Anna Crescentia Meyer:
St Patrick's Altar Society and the Inman extension club. Her husband of 62 years passed away in December of 1985 and her oldest son Clifford in October of 1996. Her three brothers and three sisters all preceded her in death. She is survived by five sons: Eugene and his wife Alice of O'Neill, Marvin and wife, Ruth of Mills Shoals, IL, Raymond of Inman, Richard and wife Kathleen of Inman, David and wife Vera of Gilbert, AZ, 26 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

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The following obituary was reprinted from:
KBRX FM 102.9 Web Page O'Neill, Nebraska

Anna Sobotka Funeral services for Anna Sobotka, age 101, of Inman, will be Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery.

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The following obituary was reprinted from:
Norfolk Daily News Web Page
October 3, 2000


Anna Sobotka O'NEILL -- Services for Anna Sobotka, 101, Inman, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church here. The Rev. Mark Bridgman will officiate. Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Monday at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill. She died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Beverly Health Center in O'Neill.1

Child of Anna Crescentia Meyer and Lewis William Sobotka

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Frank H Meyer

M, b. 28 December 1860, d. 7 December 1942
     Frank H Meyer was born on 28 December 1860 at Mendota, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.1 He married Marie Burival, daughter of Leopold Buřival and Emilie Anderle, on 26 April 1892 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 Frank H Meyer died on 7 December 1942 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at age 81.1 He was buried on 10 December 1942 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Frank H Meyer:
Gage County Marriage Records Book G Page 407 Date: April 25 1892 Groom: Frank Meyer Age: 31 Color: White Born: Ill Father: Joseph Meyer Mother: Creentia Hiebler Bride: Marie Burival Age: 21 Color: White Born: Bohemia Father: Leopold Burival Mother: Amelia Anderle Wedding April 26, 1892.

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1900 According to the 12th Census of population in Gage County in Barkley Township they listed the following: Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg page 2

Frank Meyer Head W M Oct 1860 39 M 8 IL Germany Germany Farmer O M
Marie T Wife W F Jan 1870 30 M 8 4 3 Austria Austria Austria 1888 12
Irene M Dau W F Oct 1893 6 S NE IL Austria
Louise F Son W M July 1896 3 S NE IL Austria
Annie C Dau W F Jun 1898 1 S NE IL Austria

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1910 According to the 13th Census of population in Gage County in Barkley Township they listed the following: Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg

Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg 17 Meyer Frank Head M W 49 M Ill Germany Germany General Farm 8 7 Marie Wife F W 37 M Austria Bohemia Austria Bohemia Austria Bohemia 1888
Irene Dau F W 17 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Aloys Son MW 13 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Anna Dau F W 11 S Ne IL Austria Bohemia
Raymond Son MW 9 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Helen Dau F W 6 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Hildagard Dau FW 6S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Clifford Son MW 3 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
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1920 According to the 14th Census of population in Gage County in Blakely Township they listed the following: Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg

Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg 17
Meyer Frank Head M W 59 M Ill Germany Germany General Farm Marie Wife F W 49 M Austria Bohemia Austria Bohemia Austria Bohemia 1888 1891
Irene M Dau F W 26 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Alois F Son MW 22 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Anna Dau F W 21 S Ne IL Austria Bohemia
Raymond Son MW 19 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Helen Dau F W 16 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Hildagard Dau FW 16S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Clifford Son MW 13 S NE IL Austria Bohemia

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1930 According to the 14th Census of population in Gage County in Blakely Township they listed the following: Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg

Years Married Age Born in Came to USA Occup Own/Rent Free/Mortg 17
Meyer Frank Head M W 69 M 31 Ill Germany Germany General Farm Marie Wife F W 59 M 21 Bohemia Bohemia Bohemia 1888
Helen Dau F W 26 S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Hildagard Dau FW 26S NE IL Austria Bohemia
Clifford Son MW 23 S NE IL Austria Bohemia Farmer General Farm

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The following obituary was reprinted:
Beatrice Daily Sun | Beatrice, Nebraska | Tuesday, December 08, 1942 | Page 1
Frank Meyer Passes Away At Country Home
Frank Meyer, 82, pioneer of Gage County, passed away last evening at his home three miles west of Beatrice. He is survived by the following: A. F, R.J., and Clifford Meyer, living west of Beatrice; Mrs Anna Sobotka, Inman, Nebr, Hildegrade and Helen of the home; brother John Meyer, Beatrice and a sister, Mrs Caroline Lang, also of this city. The body is at the Bergmeyer chapel pending funeral arrangements.
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Beatrice Daily Sun | Beatrice, Nebraska | Wednesday, December 09, 1942 | Page 2

FRANK MEYER RITES THURSDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Frank Meyer, who passed away at his home west of the city Monday evening, will be at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Father Mock officiating. Internment is to be in Catholic cemetery.
The rosary will be observed at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the Bergmeyer chapel. Members of the Knights of Columbus will attend.
Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife and six children.
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ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.

Meyer, Frank 1860 - 1942

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History of Gage County, Nebraska A Narrative of the Past, with Special Emphasis upon the Pioneer Period of the County's History, Its Social, Commercial, Educational, Religious, and Civic Development from the Early Days to the Present Time. by Hugh J. Dobbs, Lincoln, Nebraska 1918

pp - 628-630
Frank Meyer. The southwest quarter of Section 35, Brakely township, constitutes the attractive and well improved homestead farm of Mr Meyer, who has been a resident of Gage county since he was a lad of about twelve years and who is a representative of one of the sterling pioneer families of this favored section of Nebraska. His landed estate includes also the northwest quarter of Section 11, Lincoln township, so that he has an aggregate land of Gage county and has full scope for his successful activities as an agriculturist and stock-grower. Mr Meyer was born in La Salle County, Illinois, on the 28th of December, 1860, and he is a son of Joseph and Crescentia (Hiebeler) Meyer, both natives of Bavaria, Germany, where they were reared to adult age, their marriage having been solemnized in the state of Illinois. Joseph Meyer was born April 22, 1822, and in 1854 he came to America and established his residence in Illinois. After his marriage he continued his activities as a farmer in Effingham county, that state, until 1872, where he came with his family to Nebraska and rented a farm in Blakely township, west of Beatrice, the judicial center of Gage County. There he continued his operations as a renter until 1877, when he purchased the farm now owned by his son Frank, of this review. He made excellent improvements on this pioneer farm, erecting good buildings, setting out trees, etc., and was an honored and influential factor in the community life, while he endured his full share of the adversity incidental to drought and grasshopper scourge in teh early days. He severed several years as a member of the school board of his district and gave with consistent liberality to the support of measures and enterprises advanced for the general welfare of the community. It is interesting to record he and his family made the journey from Illinois to Gage county with teams and two covered wagons of the type best known as prairie schooners, and six weeks were required in making the long overland trip. This honored pioneer passed to the life eternal in April 1887, and his wife survived him nearly thirty years. She was born in Bavaria, Germany, on the 14th of March, 1823, and came to the United States in 1856, establishing her home in Illinois, where her marriage occurred, as previously noted in this article. She passed the closing years of her life in the home of her oldest daughter, Mrs Emil Lang of Beatrice, and was ninety-three years of age at the time of her death, in 1916. She was one of the revered and venerable pioneer women of the county. Both she and her husband were earnest members of the Catholic church. They became parents of five children: Caroline is the wife of Emil Lang, of Beatrice, this county; Christena is the wife of John G. Hoefling, of Iron River, Wisconsin; the subject of this sketch was the next in order of birth; John is a prosperous farmer of Lincoln township; and Mary is the wife of Phillip Graff, of whom individual mention is made on other pages of this volume. Frank Meyer acquired his rudimentary education in the schools of his native state and as a boy if twelve years found the long overland trip to Nebraska an experience which afforded him much enjoyment. He assisted his father in the development of the home farm upon which he now resides and in the meanwhile he attended the local schools when opportunity offered. In 1888, the year after the death of his father, he purchased the old homestead in association with his only brother, John, and in 1890 he purchased also the latter's interest in the property, of which he has since been sole owner and upon which he has made extensive and well-ordered improvements. In the autumn of 1906 he added to the area of his landed estate by purchasing a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Lincoln township, and he gives to this also his close personal supervision. On this farm he has erected a large barn with modern facilities, as well as building corncribs and other minor farm buildings. He is politically independent and he is serving in 1917-1918 as treasurer of school district No 107. He is liberal and public-spirited as a citizen and is one of the substantial agriculturists and stock growers of the county, a man who merits and receives the fullest measure of popular esteem. He and his family are communicants of the Catholic church and he is actively affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. On the 26th of April, 1892, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Meyer to Miss Marie Buriwal, who was born and reared in Austria, where she remained until 1888 when she came to the United States and established herself in the home of the Lang family, of Beatrice, Gage county, where she remained until the time of her marriage. Mr and Mrs Meyer became the parents of eight children, of whom the firstborn is Irene; the second child died in infancy; Aloysius is associated in the works and management of the home farm and the other children likewise remain members of the gracious home circle, namely: Anna, Raymond, Hildegard, Helen and Clifford, the last two girls being twins.

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The following article was reprinted from the:
Gage County Nebraska History 1983.1

Children of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Marie Burival

F, b. January 1870, d. 5 October 1943
     Marie Burival was born in January 1870 at Lanškroun, Ústí nad Orlicí, Bohemia, Austria.1 She was the daughter of Leopold Buřival and Emilie Anderle. Marie Burival married Frank H Meyer on 26 April 1892 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 Marie Burival died on 5 October 1943 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at age 73.1 She was buried on 8 October 1943 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Marie Burival:
Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948
Name: Maria Buriwal
Arrival Date: Jun 1888
Age: 18 Years 0 Months years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Microfilm Roll Number: M255_44 Page: 4
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In Gage County the records show that the Burival name was spelled as BURIWAL.

She came to this country in 1888 established her home in the Lang family, of Beatrice, Nebraska, where she remained until the time ot her marriage.


ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.


Beatrice Daily Sun | Beatrice, Nebraska | Wednesday, October 06, 1943 | Page 1
Mrs. Marie Meyer Answers Summons
Mrs. Marie Meyer, 73, pioneer of Gage county living west of the city, died last night at a local hospital.
She was bom in Austria and came to the United States when she was 18 years of age. She had lived on the same farm 55 years. Her husband, Frank Meyer, died December 7, 1942.
Mrs. Meyer is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are A. F., R. J., and Clifford Meyer, all of Beatrice; Helen and Hildegarde of the home, and 20 grandchildren.
Rites will be at 10 o'clock Friday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Father Ferdinand Mock officiating. Interment ia to be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
The rosary will be observed on Thursday, evening at 8 o'clock from the family home, west of town. The casket will not be opened at the church.

Beatrice Daily Sun | Beatrice, Nebraska | Friday, October 08, 1943 | Page 5
Rites for Mrs. Marie Meyer-
Funeral serviccs for Mrs. Marie Meyer, 73. who passed away Tuesday night at a Beatrice hospital, were held this morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church, attended by relatives and old friends. Father Ferdinand Mock was in charge of the services. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery north of town, the following acting as casket bearers: Henry and Louis Lang, Edward and Harold Graff. Jake and John Scharton.
Mrs Meyer, a. native of Austria, had lived on the same farm 55 years. Her husband, Frank Meyer, passed away December 7, 1942. She is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters.1

Children of Marie Burival and Frank H Meyer

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Irene M Meyer

F, b. October 1893, d. 8 August 1922
     Irene M Meyer was born in October 1893 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 She was the daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival. Irene M Meyer married John Sobotka on 9 June 1920 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 Irene M Meyer died on 8 August 1922 at Inman, Holt, Nebraska, United States, at age 28.1 She was buried on 11 August 1922 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Irene M Meyer:
Harold's book: Irene's 2nd baby was stillborn and Irene died a few hours later.

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The following obituary was reprinted from:
Holt County Independant
August 11, 1922

Mrs Sobotka near Inman died Tuesday from childbirth. The remains were taken to Beatrice Thursday for internment.

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The following obituary was reprinted from:
Beatrice Daily Sun August 11, 1922

Death of Mrs Sobotka
Funeral services for Mrs John Sobotka, daughter of Mr and Mrs W Meyer who lived west of Beatrice, whose death occurred at her home at Inman, Nebr., this week, will be held at St Joseph church this morning at ten o'clock. The deceased was about thirty years of age. Besides her parents, Mrs Sobotka leaves her husband and one child aged fifteen months.


ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.

Sobotka, Irene M. 1893 1922 Wife of John Sobotka.1

Children of Irene M Meyer and John Sobotka

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Hildegarde Marie Meyer

F, b. 9 August 1903, d. 25 March 1950
     Hildegarde Marie Meyer was born on 9 August 1903 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 She was the daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival. Hildegarde Marie Meyer died on 25 March 1950 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at age 46.1 She was buried on 28 March 1950 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Hildegarde Marie Meyer:
Died at State Home of Colitis. Hildegard and Helen were twins.
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Beatrice Daily Sun | Beatrice, Nebraska | Sunday, March 26, 1950 | Page 1

Hildegarde Meyer Passes Away Here
Miss Hildegarde Meyer, Route Six passed away at a local hospital Saturday morning at the age of 46. She was born Aug. 9, 1903, in Beatrice.
Surviving are three brothers, A. F...R. J. and C. J. all of Route Six; and two sisters, Miss Helen Meyer of Beatrice and Mrs. Lewis Sobotka of Inman, Neb.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church with Msgr. F. G. Mock officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Monday at the Griffith Funeral
home.
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The following obituary was reprinted from:
Beatrice Daily Mon Mar 27, 1950

Hildegarge Meyer - Rosary will be recited this evening at eight at the Griffiths funeral home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9:30 am at St Joseph Catholic church with Father Jerome Murray officiating. Burial is St Joseph's cemetery.
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ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.

Meyer, Hildegard 1903 1950.1

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Helen Caroline Meyer

F, b. 9 August 1903, d. 12 April 1962
     Helen Caroline Meyer was born on 9 August 1903 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1 She was the daughter of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival. Helen Caroline Meyer died on 12 April 1962 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at age 58.1 She was buried on 14 April 1962 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Helen Caroline Meyer:
Died at Beatrice State Home of accidental bath burns. Hildegard and Helen were twins.
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The following obituary was reprinted from:
Beatrice Daily Sun Apr 13, 1962

Helen Meyer, 58, dies at local hospital

Helen Meyer, 48, died at the local hospital Thursday evening. She was born in Beatrice Aug 9, 1903 and had lived all her life in this community. She was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors are one sister Mrs Louise Sobotka, O'Niell and two brothers Clifford and A F Meyer of Beatrice. Requiem High Mass will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. from the St Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rt Rev Msgr F G Mock officiating. Interment will begin the Evergreen Home Cemetery The Rosary will be recited tonight at 8:30 pm at eh Griffiths Fox Chapel.

ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.

Meyer, Helen 1903 1962.1

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.

Ella Georgian Sobotka

F, b. 22 February 1905, d. 28 August 2002
     Ella Georgian Sobotka was born on 22 February 1905 at Inman, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1 She married Clifford Joseph Meyer, son of Frank H Meyer and Marie Burival, on 1 May 1930 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska, United States.1 Ella Georgian Sobotka died on 28 August 2002 at Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, at age 97.1 She was buried on 30 August 2002 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States.1
     Biography of Ella Georgian Sobotka:
The following wedding article is from the The Frontier May 8, 1930

Meyer - Sobotka

Clifford J Meyer, of Beatrice, Nebraska and Miss Ella G Sobotka were united in marriage by Monsignor M F Cassidy, last Thursday.


ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY Beatrice, Gage County, NE

This cemetery is located on section 22 in Midland Township. The cemetery is located at the north end of Beatrice on Hwy 77.

Meyer, Ella G 1905

Birth: Feb. 22, 1908 Death: Aug. 28, 2002

Funeral Service: 2:30 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2002 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beatrice, Nebraska

Ella G. Meyer, 97 years of age, of Beatrice, NE. passed away at Parkview Center in Beatrice, NE. Wednesday morning, August 28, 2002. She was born on February 22, 1905 near Inman, Nebraska and lived near Inman before moving to Beatrice, NE. in 1930. She and Clifford J. Meyer were married on May 1, 1930 in O'Neill, Nebraska. She was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beatrice, NE., was a member and former president of the Altar Society, was a former member of the 55 plus Club, and had been the chairman for funeral meals for many years. She was the former Deanery Chairman of Medical Missions, was a former member of the WOTC and Raven Clubs, and had been a religious instructor at the Beatrice State Developmental Center for over 25 years. She was a frequent donor of blood for the Red Cross. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking, gardening and flowers, and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons, Harold Meyer and his wife Maxine of Beatrice, NE. and Gerald Meyer and his wife Pat of Beatrice, NE; 4 daughters, Caroline Etherton of Marysville, KS., Marguerite Stearns of Hudson, Mass., Donna Pacha and her husband Richard of Marysville, KS., and Barbara Reilly and her husband John of Grand Island, NE; 30 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren; sister in law Neva Sobotka of O'Neill, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Karolina (Funta) Sobotka Sr., husband Clifford J. Meyer (1966), son Lawrence Meyer, and 13 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2002 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beatrice, NE. with Father Mark Seiker officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Beatrice, NE. The body will lie in state Thursday from 2:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice and not at the church. A scriptural prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Thursday at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, NE. A memorial has been established with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice, NE. in charge. Message of condolence may be sent to rich@griffithshovendick.com. They will be forwarded to the family.

The Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice is in charge of services.1

Children of Ella Georgian Sobotka and Clifford Joseph Meyer

Citations

  1. [S936] Kevin Lee Schmitt, Burival Family of Nebraska.