St. Wenceslaus cemetery
Section 9, SW/NE, Giard twp.
aka: St. Vincent, St. Vaclav, Bohemian, Buelah, Watson cemetery
Alphabetical list of burials & a list of possible burials
Researched by Deanna Krambeer
see also: List of burials by family group * History & other misc. info.
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Alphabetical list of burials as of July 2017
(includes a list of possible burials at the end)
Alexander, Charles Charley d. 08/24/1915 about 18 years old Ambrose, Anna 184012/08/1923 w/o Jacob about 84 years old Ambrose, Beatrice Loretta nee Nichols 07/05/192011/24/2000 w/o Vincent; d/o Leslie & Katie Nichols Ambrose, Donald Lee January 24, 1949January 24, 1949 son of John F. and Marie Blanche Ambrose Ambrose, Frances nee Fleischman 18901931 wife of John Ambrose, mother of John F. Ambrose, Frank 12/04/187403/18/1914 s/o Jakub and Anna, Stone lists birth year of 1875. Ambrose Jacob 183302/11/1901 h/o Anna Ambrose, John 187709/12/1923 husband of Frances, father of John F.; s/o Jakub and Anna Ambrose, John F. 06/18/191301/16/1982 son of John and Frances; h/o Marie Ambrose, Marie Blanche nee Havlicek 03/28/191207/02/2004 w/o John F. d/o John T. and Anna Klima Havlicek Ambrose, Robert J. 08/23/194409/17/1985 son of John F. and Marie Blanche VeteranServed in Vietnam Campaign Ambrose, Rozena Z. 12/23/188312/24/1883 daughter of Jacob and Anna Ambrose, Vincent 05/12/1917October 25, 2002 h/o Beatrice Bohonek, Ferdinand 07/08/188408/19/1884 son of Josefa and Katerini Bohonek Bothel, Irene 06/02/190808/14/1938; w/o Earl Bothel; d/o Albert and Anna Havlicek Burlingame, Mamie 05/28/189402/26/1906 d/o Ben and Elizabeth Burlingame Cahoon, Blair 10/17/1963 s/o Wilbur and Mary Jane Cahoon Cahoon, Mary Jane nee Pilkington 03/23/192412/25/1976 w/o Wilbur; m/o Blair Cahoon, Wilbur 02/03/192104/18/1975 h/o Mary Jane; f/o Blair Cihla, Mary (Seglar) 184402/27/1921 w/o Mathias Cihla was Americanized to Seglar Cihla, Mathias/Mike (Seglar) 184501/16/1918 h/o Mary Cihla was Americanized to Seglar Dettman, Marlin Walter 02/04/1958 - 11/10/2010 h/o Bridget Marie Downing, Alvina nee Papacek 12/08/188609/05/1915 d/o Thomas and Marie Papacek. Her name also appears on her parents tombstone, with a birth year of 1887. Hanzl, Frank 1/26/183105/12/1882 age 51 y, Father h/o Matilda ssa Matilka Hanzl, Matilka 01/25/187611/10/1881 age 5 years Daughter ssa Frank. Matilka was the first burial recorded in the Czech record of St. Wenceslaus Cemetery burials. Frank was the second recorded burial. Havlicek, Agnes H. 190004/05/1953 d/o John F. and Anna Lechnir Havlicek, Agnes L. 02/09/191210/12/1994 w/o Frank E. Havlicek, Albert 04/07/186707/24/1925 h/o Anna; f/o Anna, Mary and Raymond Havlicek, Anna nee Lechnir 03/29/186111/12/1932 Mother w/o John F. Havlicek, Anna nee Papacek 18701940 w/o Albert; m/o Anna, Mary and Raymond Havlicek, Anna B. nee Klima 08/03/187609/10/1967 w/o John T. Havlicek, Anna C. 11/25/190102/19/1920 d/o Albert and Anna Havlicek, Benjamin 08/07/190806/16/1947 Iowa, Staff Sgt. US Army, WW II Havlicek, Catherine nee Herbeck 05/--/184511/11/1907 Mother w/o Mathias Havlicek, Edward A. 04/24/188509/19/1910 ssa Helen A.; s/o John F. and Anna. 1885 birth date on stone, other records say 1886 Havlicek, Frank E. 08/29/191403/02/1994 h/o Agnes L. Havlicek, Gerald 04/21/193709/10/1956 s/o Leo & Grace Havlicek, Grace Evelyn nee Folsom 08/22/191108/07/2002 w/o Leo R; d/o Alonzo and Hazel Harris Folsom Havlicek, Helen A. 06/21/190609/15/1906 ss/ Edward A. d/o John F. and Anna Havlicek, John B. 188307/06/1960 s/o John F. and Anna Havlicek, John F. 06/10/185006/02/1923 Father h/o Anna Lechnir Havlicek, John J. 02/20/190404/16/1981; never married; s/o John T. and Anna Klima, died Postville Hospital Havlicek, John T. 186911/11/1932 h/o Anna B. Klima Havlicek, Leo R. 04/19/19061967 h/o Grace; s/o John T. and Anna Havlicek, Martin Matt 187605/24/1896 s/o Mathias and Catherine; died in the flood of 1896 Havlicek, Mary 18971974 d/o Albert and Anna Papacek Havlicek Havlicek, Mathias 12/02/183507/12/1926 Father; h/o Catherine Havlicek, Mayme E. 01/06/189005/31/1956 d/o John F. and Anna Lechnir Havlicek, Raymond J. 02/06/192002/22/1949, veteran Iowa, Staff Sgt 679 AAF Bomb Squadron, WWII Hlavac, Jacob 07/18/183910/20/1897 Hlavac, John 07/07/188005/24/1896 s/o Jacob and Katherine; drowned in the flood of 1896 Hlavac, Katherine 03/05/184001/23/1916 w/o Jacob. Her funeral was at the St. Vaclav (Bohemian) Church, but there is no statement in records of where she was buried. It seems likely she would be buried at St. Wenceslaus in the family plot. Hlavac, Mary 09/10/186903/09/1896 d/o Jacob and Katherine Holly, Jan (John) 6/1/185208/23/1933 h/o Marie; Otec Jan(Father John) is on the tombstone. Holly John G. 01/20/188405/08/1945 s/o Jan(John) and Marie(Mary) Holly, Marie/Mary nee Lestina 07/02/185803/14/1943 w/o Jan (John); Matka Marie (Mother Marie) is on the tombstone. Holly Infant Infant Holly is on the stone. Maries obituary lists an infant daughter preceding her in death. Johns obituary lists an unnamed child who died in infancy. Jeremias, Albert T. 04/11/183805/04/1918 h/o Veronica Father on stone. Jeremias, Veronica nee Safar 02/02/183912/09/1930 w/o Albert T. Mother on stone. Jermier, Jennie 07/04/187303/04/1944 d/o Albert and Veronica Jermier, John 04/30/187911/09/1958 s/o Albert and Veronica Jermier Mike 02/13/187706/14/1957 s/o Albert and Veronica Kadlec, Anna R. nee Lestina 05/30/187306/23/1916; 1st w/o Joseph F. Kadlec, Anna 07/14/189510/24/1918 d/o Joseph and Anna Lestina Kadlec. Her ashes were reported scattered on her mothers grave. No other record was found. Kadlec, Antonia nee Michael 11/08/188511/23/1971 w/o Frank J. Kadlec, August G. 10/09/190808/04/1949 s/o Joseph and Anna Lestina Kadlec. veteran, Iowa, Tec4, US Army, World War II Kadlec, Frances Anna nee Levinsky 09/28/188801/13/1977 2nd w/o Joseph F; d/o Edward Levinsky; d. Postville hospital, Schultz Funeral Home Kadlec, Frank J. 03/30/188211/21/1970 h/o Antonia Kadlec, John 11/01/187605/24/1896 John drowned in the flood of 1896. s/o Joseph and Veronica Kadlec Kadlec, Joseph 02/20/184212/31/1894 h/o Veronica Nydl/Nedle. The Czech words Nas Otec are on his stone. It means Our Father. Some records list Kadlec, Nasatec as a name for a separate individual. Kadlec, Joseph F. 03/07/1897 (or 07/03/1897)09/18/1910 Son on stone s/o Joseph F. and Anna Lestina Kadlec, Joseph Frank 07/21/187310/29/1968 1st w/Anna; 2nd w/Frances; s/o Joseph and Veronica Nedle Kadlec Kadlec, Veronica nee Nydl/Nedle 06/24/184406/19/1933 w/o Joseph Kann, Lorraine Loren 12/20/192405/08/1987 h/o Antoinette; PFC US Army, WWII; brother of Reynold Kann, Reynold Godfried 08/26/192310/01/2009; h/o Shirley Nichols; s/o Herbert & Ida (Heck) Kann; PFC US Army Coastal Artillery, WWII Kann, Shirley nee Nichols 05/20/192808/02/2014 w/o Reynold Klima, Anna 18881890 d/o Joseph SR & Mary Kadlec Klima Klima, Annastasia 04/08/183804/23/1903 w/o Joseph Klima, Joseph 02/09/183811/06/1913 h/o Annastasia, father of Joseph SR Klima, Joseph SR 03/28/186308/03/1946 h/o Mary Kadlec, son of Joseph Klima, Mary nee Kadlec 3/04/186408/25/1946 w/o Joseph SR Klima, Tereise 10/07/186604/04/1895 d/o Joseph & Annastasia Koresh, John Raymond April 04, 1948April 16, 2016; h/o Mary, a daughter of Ralph and Eloise; buried in the first row, near the Welch family Koresh, Mary Colleen w/o John R. Kostal, Marie nee Marovec 07/02/184009/18/1915 w/o Matej Kostal, Matej (Matthias) 1823buried April 21, 1891 (stone says 1892) ssa Marie; h/o Marie Kubes, (Kubesh), Joseph 11/18/191102/20/1912 s/o Vaclav Kubes Kubes, (Kubesh), Joseph/Frank died 04/17/1915 75 years old Lacina, Jakub 05/02/182802/23/1920 h/o Marie Otec on stone means father (Americanized surname is Lotza ) Lacina, Marie (Americanized surname is Lotza) 09/03/183512/27/1919 w/o Jakub Matka on stone means Mother Lacina, Marie 02/16/186103/21/1893 Mrs. John Oslum Lestina, Albert 03/30/184807/15/1936 h/o Mary Holly Lestina, Frank 01/05/186006/16/1928 h/o Kathryn Lestina, Frank 18871887 s/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, Frank Albert 08/22/187810/02/1946 h/o Martha Plozel, s/o Albert and Mary Holly Lestina Lestina, Jakub 01/13/181411/20/1893 h/o Marie Vlasek; f/o Albert, Frank (1860-1928), and Katerina Lestina, James 188409/16/1903 Aged 19 years s/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, Jno (John) 05/03/185012/06/1917 h/o Mary Blaha. Year of birth on stone is 1850, in obituary it is 1851, on funeral home record it is 1848. Father on small stone Jno Lestina on large stone Lestina, John/Johan 04/10/188305/04/1883 s/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, John G. 01/23/189302/24/1924 PVT Med Corps WWI Lestina, John T. 02/11/189012/28/1915 s/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, Josef 03/05/184610/22/1933 h/o Katerina ssa Katerina Lestina, Kate 09/28/1902-12/06/1908 age 6 years d/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, Katerina nee Lestina 10/29/184002/10/1924 w/o Joseph ssa Joseph. (Katerina Lestina married Joseph Lestina) Lestina, Kathryn 11/20/185512/07/1938 w/o Frank Lestina, Marie/Maria nee Vlasek 6/22/181812/26/1903 w/o Jakub Lestina, Martha nee Plozel 3/19/187705/06/1962 w/o Frank Albert Lestina, Mary nee Blaha 08/15/185908/27/1915 Mother on small stone; w/o Jno Lestina Lestina, Mary nee Holly 07/04/185404/25/1902 w/o Albert Lestina, Rosie 189809/07/1898 9 days old d/o Jno and Mary Blaha Lestina Lestina, Vaclav/Waclav 37 years old buried 01/29/1893 s/o Wojeha Listiny Buried in lot with John and Mary Holly Lestina, Vojtech 75 years old, buried 01/12/1895. Buried in lot with John and Mary Holly Lotza, Anna Bertha nee Kottman 11/08/190908/17/1977; w/o Sylvester; d/o Henry & Louise (Havorland) Kottman Lotza, Anna M. nee Moses 09/08/187505/11/1949 ssa Joseph W. w/o Joseph W Lotza, George W. 02/19/190504/26/1905 s/o Joseph W. and Anna M. Lotza, Joseph W. 02/04/187105/20/1960 ssa Anna M.; h/o Anna M. Lotza, Sylvester S. 8/03/190606/15/1984 h/o Anna B.; s/o Joseph W. and Anna M. Macha, Thomas died 1889 age 18 Mazanec, Frantisek 10/20/183006/14/1893 h/o Marie Mazanec, Marie 08/22/183410/03/1907 w/o Frantisek Mielke, Gerald D. 11/24/191705/18/1995 h/o Madonna; Tec 5 US Army, WWII Mielke, Madonna C. nee Kirschbaum 09/03/191604/05/2005 w/o Gerald Miller, Pamela 04/25/1955 d/o Nick and Marcella Miller, Marcella nee Welch 03/30/191306/10/1998 w/o Nick Miller, Nicholas Nick 09/26/189908/01/1972 h/o Marcella Mojzis, Albert Vojtech on stone 03/18/182202/18/1899 Alberts stone lists his death year as 1898, but his obituary appeared after his death in February 1899. Mojzis, Frank 187112/31/1902 Moritz, Gary Lee Moritz, Marleen Marie nee Blietz 12/06/1945 - 08/26/2017 w/o Gary Moses, Catherine nee Ambroz 07/04/185012/14/1939 w/o Simon Mother on small stone. Moses, Simon 10/25/184410/28/1889 h/o Catherine Father on small stone Olson, Antoinette B. nee Samek 06/14/188104/09/1979 w/o Peter H. Olson, Peter H. 18761936 h/o Antoinette B. Oslun, Oslum nee Marie Lacina 02/16/186103/21/1893 (See Marie Lacina) Palas, Stanley Gene 03/11/195012/30/1979 h/o Marcia Ambrose; s/o Glenn & LaNida Nevermann Palas; Sgt. US Marine Corp., Vietnam. Papacek, Alvina -see Downing, Alvina Papacek, Marie nee Lenz/Lentz 11/05/183909/10/1922 1839 on stone, obituary is 11/05/1842. w/o Thomas Papacek, Thomas 12/19/183907/10/1913 b. Steponowic, Bohemia; h/o Mary/Marie Lenz Stone says FOUNDER OF THIS CHURCH AND CEMETERY Pilkington, Emma M. nee Plozel 05/23/188501/13/1970 w/o Will B. d/o Thomas and Mary Plozel Pilkington, Will B. 09/08/187907/23?/1956 h/o Emma Plozel, Anna 01/22/187309/07/1965 d/o Thomas and Mary Plozel, Mary nee Pozar 04/09/1847 or 184807/17/1919 w/o Thomas; d/o Jakub Pozar Plozel, Thomas 12/11/183806/--/1924 h/o Mary Pozar Jakub 180803/--/1893 father of Mary Plozel; buried March 24, 1893 . Sometimes listed as Jacob Vinner on records Samek, Emma Agnes nee Lestina 03/03/188312/07/1938 w/o Frank Samek, Frank 04/18/187802/19/1970 h/o Emma A; s/o Albert and Mary Bicca Samek Samek, Henry 07/16/187207/18/1948 h/o Mary Kostle Samek, Henry Martin 11/12/190102/26/1971 Iowa, 52 US Navy, World War I; s/o Henry and Mary Samek, Lillian Mae 190612/24/1974 Wife of Wilford Schultz on stone Samek, Mary/Marie nee Bicca/Bica 183608/05/1932 m/o Henry, Frank, Antoinette Olson. She is incorrectly listed as Marie Olson on some old records. Samek, Mary nee Kostle 03/13/187206/05/1963 w/o Henry Samek, Ora Mary 189711/04/1898 St. Patricks Church Monona lists her buried at Beulah, St. Wenceslaus Cemetery,Aged 1 yr, 1 month & 19 days. No other official record of this infant was found. Henry Sameks obituary lists an infant daughter, Laura, preceding him in death. Schlitter, Elmer C. 10/04/1914December 8, 2002 h/o Margaret Lestina Schlitter, Margaret M. nee Lestina 04/29/191310/27/1993 w/o Elmer C.; d/o Frank A. and Martha Plozel Lestina Schultz, Lillian Mae nee Samek 190612/24/1974 w/o Wilford d/o Henry and Mary Kostle Seglar, Frances 11/30/188305/26/1979 w/o John Seglar, John 18831965 h/o Frances Subdol, Marie 01/25/188201/26/1882 d/o Johanna and Tonky Subdol Subdol infant son died at 2 days of age, 1883 s/o Johanna and Tonky Subdol Subdol infant son died shortly after birth 1884 s/o Johanna and Tonky Subdol Subdol, Joseph 1821 or 182609/01 or 02/1903 f/o Frank Sudol, Frank SR. 186610/16/1956 Father on stone; ssa Mary and John Sudol, John 9/21/189902/11/1955 Son on stone; ssa Frank and Mary Sudol, Mary nee Klima 03/11/187108/19/1952 Mother on stone; ssa Frank and John Tayek, Jacob 05/23/182510/23/1890 ssa Marie and Mikie; g/father to Marie and Mikie; h/o Mary Blaha Tayek, Jacob Jr. 12/09/191112/10/1911 son of J & M on stone; son of Jacob and Marjorie Burlingame Tayek; Great-great grandson of Jacob and Mary Tayek Tayek, Joseph 01/17/187708/21/1965 h/o Katherine; grandson of Jacob and Mary Tayek Tayek, Katherine nee Moses 11/16/187810/08/1973 w/o Joseph; d/o Simon and Katherine Ambroz Moses; d. Postville, Ia (ACDR) Tayek, Marie 01/17/188103/12/1889 ssa Jacob and Mikie; granddaughter of Jacob and Mary Blaha Tayek; sister of Mikie Tayek, Mary nee Blaha 07/07/182005/12/1917 w/o Jacob; g/mother of Mikie and Marie Tayek, Mikie/Mathias 02/17/189612/12/1908 ssa Jacob and Marie; g/son of Jacob and Mary Blaha Tayek Tayek, Robert James 11/25/192304/02/1988 s/o Jacob and Marjorie Burlingame Tayek; Staff Sgt US Army, Co H 345th Infantry, WW II; Purple Heart Thomas, Rena E. 07/12/19151971 d/o Will and Emma Lestina Pilkington Thornton, Connie nee Havlicek 09/14/194511/9/2010 d/o Leo and Grace Havlicek Verchota, Frank 183912/10/1919 h/o Marie Hairety Verchota Verchota, Katherine 187404/20/1926 d/o Frank and Marie Verchota, Marie nee Hairety 18391895 w/o Frank Vlazny, Josef 1832 (est.)07/15/1903 h/o Kathrina; J. V. on small stone. Two large family stones also on lot Vlazny, Josef 08/22/190410/01/1919 s/o Martin and Mary Skluzacek Vlazny Vlazny, Kathrina 1835 (est)02/21/1925 w/o Josef; K. V. on small stone Vlazny, Martin 10/31/187209/06/1947 ssa Mary h/o Mary, s/o Josef and Kathrina Vlazny, Mary nee Skluzacek 02/28/188203/27/1962 ssa Martin w/o Martin Obituary lists birth date of 02/19/1882 Welch, Caroline A. nee Papacek 04/12/190503/27/1995 ssa Lloyd D. w/o Lloyd D. Welch, Eloise Stella nee Moose 02/28/192709/30/1985 w/o Ralph O.; d/o Gerald and Stella Livingood Moose Welch, Larry David 05/14/194908/09/1967 s/o Eloise and Ralph Welch, Lloyd D. 11/21/190503/06/1982 h/o Caroline A. Welch, Ralph Orin 01/15/192807/26/2007 1st w/ Eloise, 2nd w/ Joan Streittmatter Hertrampf; s/o Lloyd and Caroline Whittle, Anna E. nee Tinker 07/14/187708/25/1939 w/o Michael F. Whittle, Bernard Michael 11/11/193602/28/1991 h/o Shirley L. Doerring; s/o Bernard and Odelia Fassbinder Whittle; death date in obituary is 02/27/1991. Whittle, Clarence L. 02/17/190503/20/1957 s/o Michael and Anna Whittle, Irene A. 09/15/190009/17/1909 d/o Michael and Anna Whittle, Emma 09/20/187908/07/1902 ssa Michael d/o Michael and Napolena Whittle, Michael 11/11/183003/08/1909 father of Emma Whittle, Michael F. 07/06/187706/26/1946 ssa Anna E. h/o Anna Zirbes, Glen J. 05/03/191508/21/2005 h/o Martina M; Tec 3 US Army, WW II s/o Ida Zirbes Zirbes, Ida nee Plozel 02/19/188010/12/1947 m/o Glen; d/o Thomas and Mary Plozel. Obituary has birth year of 1881. Zirbes, Martina M. nee Aird 07/22/191712/21/2010 w/o Glen
Other Possible Burials at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery or on nearby farms.
The Czech Journal does not record any deaths for the years 1885, 1886,1887, 1888, 1890, and 1900. One tombstone was found with a death date of 1890, but it seems likely other deaths occurred during the times listed, especially from 1885-1888, a period of four years.
There is a an Andera Cross for Marie, and a possible translation of the Czech Journal is that she died with pregnancy. There is no record of an infant being buried with her.
Samek, Henry Martin and Viola Henry Eugene Samek, their son, died at 5 weeks of age 10/27/1927-12/06/1927. He was Buried in Catholic Cemetery, but no record
is found in other local Catholic Cemeteries or St. Wenceslaus.
Jermier, Albert T. and Veronica
Family history says a pair of twins born in Clayton County died at birth. This is likely between 1874 and 1876, before St. Wenceslaus was organized. Their burial site is unknown.
Lestina, Albert and Mary
Their obituaries list 3 children who died in infancy or childhood. Joe, likely born 1876 or 1877, is on the 1880 census but not on the 1885 census. He is mentioned in
his brother Franks obituary in 1946. He apparently died between 1880 and 1885, but no record of his burial is found. In 1879 a twin sister to son Albert died at birth or shortly thereafter. A third child was apparently born and died. The birth report states that there was a 7th child, a male, born on 03/30/1883. There was no record of Emmas birth, reportedly about this same time.
Lestina, Frank and Kathryn
In 1881, twin sons died at birth. The Czech Journal begins recording deaths in November 1881, but there is no record of these twins. There are two small stones on the family lot with no names on them.
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