Joseph Stoulil 1835-1913
STOULIL, SRAMEK, BARTOSH, SMORKOVSKY, HOBART, HUDEK
Posted By: Karen-Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/17/2020 at 12:38:00
Taken from “The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa” by Robert E. Flickinger, A. B. B. D, published by Fonda Times, Fonda Iowa, 1904
Transcribed by Mary Alice Schwanke and Cyndi Vertrees
Biography of Joseph Stoulil
Stoulil, Joseph (b. 1835), Pocahontas, is a native of Bohemia, where in 1859, he married Antonia Sramek. Some years afterwards he came to America and located in Tama county, Iowa, and in 1872, on 160 acres on sec. 19, Center township, Pocahontas county. He was the first to occupy and improve this farm and increased it to 440 acres.
In 1875, when Center township was organized, he was elected a trustee and also the first treasurer of the school board. He is now a resident of Pocahontas, where he is the owner of considerable town property.
His family consisted of fourteen children, nine of whom are living:
Joseph (b. 1860), married and lives in South Dakota.
Wencel (b. 1865) in 1888, married Ann Bartosh, occupies a farm of 160 acres in Center township and has six children, Mary, Ella, Joseph, Wencel, William and Agnes.
Mary in 1885, married Anton Smorkovsky, lives near Pocahontas and has five children Mary, Wencel, Elizabeth, Alice and Anna.
Anna in 1888, married Joseph Hobart, lives in Arkansas, and has three children, Agnes, Josephine and Alice.
Frank (b. 1873) in 1899, married Josephine Hudek, occupies a farm of 160 acres in Center township and has one son, Richard.
Frances is a nurse at Sioux City.
Edward is married and occupies the old home farm on sec. 19, Center township.
Emma and William are at home.
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