Mary A. Nestaval: Birth: 15 AUG 1877 in Montgomery Twsp., Le Sueur Co., Minnesota. Death: 04 MAY 1973 in Queen of Peace Hospital, New Prague, Scott Co., Minnesota
Title: Steven Harn Redman
Title: CENSUS: 1880 MN, LeSueur Co , Montgomery, pg 55, as 48 years, RecordType: census
Title: SOURCE: Death records, LeSueur Co , MN, Record Type: Death, Name OfPerson: Albert John Vrzal
Continued: Following from The Montgomery Messenger newspaper, 19 Sep 1924. The funeral of Jacob Nestaval of whose death mention was made in ourissue of last week was held from the church of the Holy Redeemer in thiscity at 10 am last Thursday morning. Rev. Emil Polasek conducted theservices and entoned a high mass of requiem. Interment was in thefamily lot in Calvary Cemetery. The pall- bearers were: Joseph W.Vach, Edward Sklenar, Edward and George Nestaval, Edward Vrzal andRaymond Dvorak. The members of the C.S.D.P.J. and AOUW lodges attendedthe funeral. The deceased was born in Budejovice, Bohemia on July 20, 1840, andwas therefore 84 years 1 month and 19 days of age at time of his death.He grew to manhood in his native land and in the year 1864 was unitedin marriage to Barbara Kadoun. The year following they immigrated toAmerica and settled in Lanesburg township, this county. In 1868 theypurchased a farm east of this city where he made his home ever since.In April 1912 his wife was called by death, following which hecontinued to reside on his son's farm. Several months ago his son was successful in having him leave thefarm and he came to town to reside with his family. A few months ago hewas taken seriously ill but gradually he regained strength and wasenjoying the very best of health until a week before his death, when hesuffered hemorrhages of the stomach, which coupled with his advanced agecaused his death at 10:30 Tuesday morning, September 9. Mr. Nestavalwas one of the highly respected citizens of this community where helived for over half of a century. During this long period he took anactive part in community affairs and held many positions of trust. Heserved on the town board for a period of 20-years. In educationalmatters he was painstaking and a trustee in his school district for over32 years. He had a fine moral character and sturdy constitution, he continuedto be active in his accustomed pursuits till long past the age at whichmen ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. To this end, thereis no doubt that his sunshiny disposition largely contributed. Waspractical, matter-of-fact man, but had his own peculiar way ofextracting merriment from life as it went along. This cheerful spiritremained with him to the last, and he remained his clearness ofintellect up to the closing days. He was survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. John Vrzal, of this city, 2 sons,John J. Nestaval, of this city, and Stephen Nestaval of St. Paul, and 1brother Joseph Nestaval of Minneapolis. Two daughters Mrs. CatherineVach and Mrs. Anna Sklenar and one son preceded him to the grave. Thefollowing were from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nestaval andEdward Sklenar of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nestaval of Minneapolis,Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Kaisersatt and Mrs. A.E. Kummet, of Faribault and Mrs.Thos. Skluzacek of Lonsdale.
In the 1920 Minnesota Census, LeSueur County, Montgomery township, E.D.76, sheet 2, it states that Jacob Nestaval immigrated to the US in 1867and became a naturalized citizen in 1871. The Census also listed Jacobas being unable to speak English. Jacob was listed as head of thehousehold, that included son Stephen, granddaughter Rose Sklenar, and a21 year old Albert Jindra.
In the 1875 Minnesota Census, LeSueur Co., Montgomery, enumerated on14May1875, page 496, there is a Jacob Nestaval, age 37, Eva age 30, Jakeage 6, Joseph age 4, John age 2, Joseph age 21 born Bohemia, and Annieage 24 born Bohemia. Not sure if and how this family is related??? Following received from the Czech Republic State Regional Archives in1999:
Birth of Jakub Nestaval Year, day and month: 1842, 16 June Place: Horni Bukovsko (formerly also Horny) No. 9 Name: Jakub Nestaval Father: Jakub, cottager, son of Matej Nestaval, cottager from HorniBukovsko No. 9, and Anna, born Kaderabkova, field master from Horny(Horni Bukovsko) No. 18. Mother: Marie, daughter of Jakub Mencik, cottager from Bukovsko, andMarianna, born Chinova, daughter of a farmer from Sedlikovice. Godparents:Josef Mazelovksy, farmer from Sviny Marie, his wife Register of births of the Roman-Catholic parsonage in Zalsi, Volume 13,years 1823 - 1865.
The translator said "there are some errors in the original text, bywhich I mean errors in the parsonage registers. For example, the nameFrcal is also spelled as Frzal, Marianna is also spelled Mariana, Mensikis also spelled Mencik, Rozina is also spelled Rozyna, etc."
Note: listed as 43 years old.
Note: resident of the state for 28 years, occupation of farmer
Note: In the 1895 Minnesota Census, listed as 53 years old - born in Bohemia,
Note: list as 68 years old, married 44 years, speaks Bohemian, retired farmer
Note: immigrated in 1867, naturalized in 1871
Note: E.D. 76, sheet 2; listed as 79 years old, born in Bohemia, widowed,
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