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Bartosh, Matias 1832 -


Posted By: Cyndi Vertrees
Date: 9/15/2008 at 22:29:38

MATIAS BARTOSH (b. 1832), Pocahontas, is a native of Bohemia, where in 1856, he served as a soldier under King Joseph in the war with Italy. In 1858, he married Anna Stejskal (b. 1829), and, coming to America in 1865, located in Winsesheik county, Iowa. In 1874, he located on the nw 1/4 sec 29, Center township, Pocahontas county, which he was the first to occupy and improve. He increased this farm to 320 acres and occupied it until 1865, when he moved to Pocahontas, where he still resides. He is one of the founders and liberal supporters of the Catholic church at Pocahontas.

He raised a family of seven children, one having died in childhood.

Catherine (b. Boh. 1859) in 1879 married Anton Sedlacek and located on the ne 1/4 sec. 29, Center township, which he improved, increased to 280 acres, and occupied until his death in 1882.

He left five children, Anton, Michael, Mary, Joseph and Wencel, who, together with their mother, occupy his late farm.
Mary in 1879, married Anthony Hudek, see Hudek.
Anna (b. Iowa 1866) in 1888, married Wencel Stoulil, see Stoulil.

Elezabeth in 1890, married Joseph Payer, who lives on his mother's farm in Center township, and has four children, Mary, John M., Anna, and Agnes.

John (b. 1870) in 1894, married Anna Sinek, occupies a farm of 160 acres on sec. 29. Center township, and has four children, Frances, Agnes, Elizabeth, and Albert.

Ella in 1895, married Joseph L. Eral who occupies a farm of 160 acres in Lincoln township and has three children, William, Lucia and Wencel.

Wencel (b. 1873) in 1894, married Anna Schroeder, occupies a farm of 160 acres in Center township and has one son, Wencel.

Source: The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa” by Robert E. Flickinger, A. B. B. D, published by Fonda Times, Fonda Iowa, 1904


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