Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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Located very pleasantly in section thirteen, township twenty-nine, range eight, is to be found the somewhat notable gentleman whose name introduces this biographical writing. He has been identified with the history of Knox county from a very early date.
Mr. Sukup is a native of Nebraska, and was born in 1876. His father, James B. Sukup (sic, should be Wenzel Vincent Sukup) , was a native of Germany (sic, should be Bohemia, later Czech Republic), who came to this county, and settled in Minnesota, later locating in Nebraska -- first in Niobrara, an (sic) then, in 1865, at Norfolk, where he took up a tree claim, and built a good sod house. He afterwards came to Knox county, where he took up a tree claim, and built a log house, which was later destroyed, together with the trees on the claim, by prairie fire. This misfortune caused him to lose the claim. The family also suffered many other hardships in those early days, grasshoppers and hot winds destroying their crops.
Our subject A. W. Sukup, was united in marriage to Mary Chocholousek in 1900, and two children have been born to them.
NOTE: Andrew was born April 30, 1876, Walnut, Nebraska. He married Mary C. Cholcholousek on February 12, 1900, Verdigre, Nebraska. They were the parents of five children, a son and a daughter dying in infancy. Louis Sukup was born in 1902 and died in 1995; Irene Ruby (Sukup) Timmerman was born in 1908 and died in 1989; and Alvin Lawrence Sukup was born in 1913 and died in 1999. Mary C. (Chocholousek) Sukup was born in the Czech Republic September 8, 1879, the daughter of Anton & Anna (Herman) Chochousek. Mary died July 14, 1968, Rockwell, Iowa. Andrew died October 5, 1965, Rockwell, Iowa. They were interred at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell, Iowa.
SOURCE: Compendium of History, Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska. Vol. II. p. 1098. Alden Pub. Co. Chicago. 1912