Many thanks to an observant employee of the Iowa City Recycling Center for finding and donating the following Memorial Book to this site.

Frank J. Andrlik
1882 - 1957


Frank J. Andrlik
Born in Bohemia 19 January 1882
Entered into Rest 15 December 1957 Iowa City, Iowa
Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa

Inspired by a donated Memorial book, found by the Iowa City Recycling Center, I decided to create this page dedicated to Frank J Andrlik.  After spending some time researching his life, I was able to pull together bits and pieces to create this page.  If you have additional information and/or photos of this family, please reach out to me, your County Coordinator, Cindy Booth Maher.

The following are transcription summaries of the memorial documents:

Father: John Andrlik      Mother: Theresa Jazek

Other members of family:

Son: Frank

Grandson: Paul (1908 - 1982) married Bessie Carney (9 Jul 1910 - 24 May 2003)

Paul & Bessie's Daughter M. Pauline married Ervin Lovetinsky

Paul & Bessie's Daughter Harried G married Wlm J. Dautremon

Brother: James (deceased)     Edward (deceased)   John (deceased)

Frank Married Barbara Zinkula. Born Dec 22, 1882. Died May  20, 1922 at 320 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA

Frank Married Bertha Ruppert, of Iowa City, Iowa at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson St., Iowa City, Iowa on June 26, 1923.  Attended by Mrs. & Mrs. Jos. Lindus.

Frank's Final Resting Place

Oakland Cemetery Section 25, Lot 38, Block 25, Iowa City, IA

Memorial Record

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Family Record

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Final Resting Place

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 The following are transcriptions of newspaper articles I researched and found for Frank Anderlik & family members:

-Frank Anderlik and Miss Barbara Zinkula were united in marriage yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Justice F. J. Horak in his office. Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 30 Jun 1904, pg 3

-Son at Andrliks - Mr. & Mrs. Frank Andrlik on N. Dodge Street, are over joicing over the arrival of their son at their home  of a fine eleven pound son. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 8 Jan 1908, pg 1.

-Johnson County Fair News - Before the motor race on the last day of the fair, Frank Anderlik of Cedar Rapids, skidded while riding his motorcycle wide open around the north turn and had an upset that cost him a dislocated shoulder and his place in the race. Otherwise, he was uninjured. Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 12 Aug 1916, pg 1

-Mrs. John Anderlik Passes Away - Mrs. John Anderlik, Sr., passed away this morning at an early hour at her home, corner of Gilbert and Fairchild streets after an extended illness of about five years. She was sixty-nine years of age and leaves a husband, and six sons and one daughter. John, James, Frank, George and Edward of this city and Peter of Chicago and Mrs. Ed Houser of this city.  She also leaves one sister living in Chicago. 

Mrs. Anderlik has lived in Iowa City for the past thirty years and was well known and highly respected by the entire community both as a kind mother and a good neighbor. The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:00 from St. Wenselaus Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 20 Oct 1919 pg 3

-Mr. Unrath will have as a renter, Frank Andrlik, who will operate a machine shop in the new structure. The new building will be 80 x 30 feet in dimensions. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 12 Feb 1921, pg 3

-Pioneer Dies At Rural Home - Mrs. Josephine Andrlik, age 61, died Monday at her country home, about a mile and one half south of Shueyville. She had been ill but a brief period. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 pm from the family residence. Rev. Frank Pokorny will officiate and the interment will be made in the not distant cemetery.

Surviving are her three sons and three daughters. All residents of Shueyville or the  environing territory.  They are John, Joseph & Frank; and the Mesdames Charles Chabalka, Edwin Horak, and William Slezak.

Friends of the estimable pioneer woman will tender sympathy to her bereaved family. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 22 Feb 1921, pg 5

-F. Andrlik To Open Soon - Frank Andrlik is preparing to open his new general machine works at 116 N. Linn Street, Phillip W. Unrath's new building now nearly completed after some record breaking speed in construction. 

-Mr. Andrlik, an experienced and capable workman, will repair machines, manufacture axles, and other auto parts, do boiler work and otherwise make himself a necessary factor in Iowa City's industrial world.  Steam fitting will also be a feature of the new plant.  Mr. Andrlik figures on starting business on April 4. He deserves success.  Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 19 March 1921, pg 2

-Mrs. Andrlik Answers Call - Mrs. Frank Andrlik, one of the worthy residents of the north end, passed away this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. following an illness of only a fortnight. Pneumonia was the fatal ailment. 

Surviving are her husband and one son, Paul, age 14. Mrs. Andrliks four brothers and five sisters also mourn, Messrs. Michael Zinkula, Mt. Vernon; Fred, Frank & George, Iowa City; and Mesdames David Simpson, Cedar Rapids; Joe Schindler, Iowa City; Frank West, Iowa City; and Otto Hotz, Pleasant Valley; and Rose Zinkula, Zion City, IL. 

Mrs. Andrlik was forty years of age. She was born in Big Grove township and had lived in Iowa City twenty years. Her home was at 320 N. Dodge Street. 

She was a woman of many admirable qualities, and her large circle of friends will feel great sorrow to learn of her untimely death.  Funeral of Mrs. Frank Andrlik will be held at 2:00 Monday afternoon from the home. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 20 May 1922, pg 1

-Anderlik - Ruppert - Mrs. Bertha Ruppert and Mr. Frank Anderlik were united in marriage at the parsonage of the German Lutheran Church at 8:30 o'clock yesterday evening, Rev. H. Brucckner officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Shimon.  Mr. & Mrs. Anderlik will be at home at 320 N. Dodge Street, Mr. Anderlik being in charge of the General Machine Shop on Linn Street. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 27 June 1923, pg 9

-Mr. & Mrs. Frank Andrlik and sons Paul & Edwin, went to Cedar Rapids today. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 23 Feb 1924, pg 10.

-Frank Anderlik is in critical condition in a hospital in Cedar Rapids as a result of an automobile accident which occurred early Sunday morning. The car was overturned at a bend in the road in front of the Shueyville Cemetery, pinning Mr. Anderlik beneath it. His face was badly lacerated by broken glass and he was badly bruised. However, no broken bones were found. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 27 Oct 1922, pg 12

-Take Skin From Lad's Leg to Mend Finger - Paul Andrlik, the 16 yr old son of Mr. Frank Andrlik, has been a capable young machinist and a budding radio expert and an honest one - but now he knows something about "grafting" - and his friends hope it will mean health and happiness to him.

It will be recalled, that an automobile, going around a corner, near the Mercy Hospital at Bloomington and Van Buren, knocked down a telephone pole and the big object struck Paul. It might have killed him easily, had it struck his skull. Instead, it glancing hit his right hand. Recent developments showed that a bone in the little finger was broken and an operation became necessary to correct the splintered bone. 

To avert permanent crippling, the surgeons have now grafted a piece of skin from the boy's right leg on the injured digit, and it is believed Paul will fully recover the use of the wounded member, as a result. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, Iowa 19 Jun 1924, pg 5

-Master Paul Andrlik, whose pole-smashed finger was amputated following weeks of effort to save it, is recovering is recovering well from the shock. He is the son of Mr. Frank Andrlik, auto mechanic. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 8 July 1924, pg 14

-Light Company Is Sued Because Pole Fell in Crash - His son, Paul, badly injured when a pole hit by a taxicab fell, Mr. Frank Andrlik has sued the Iowa City Light & Power Company in the district court for $3,750.

Mr. Andrlik avers that the cab man drove lightly, barely touching the pole. He alleges that it was rotted at the base and hence broke off.

Paul's hand was hurt, and later, a finger infected through a broken bone, was amputated. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 6 Sept 1924, pg 5

-Impanel Jurors In Suit Against Light Company - Claiming $3,750 damages, Frank Andrlik, father of Master Paul Andrlik, is suing the Iowa City Light & Power Company in the district court this afternoon. The father, as guardian, claims the lad was badly injured when an electric light pole was felled, through a collision with an automobile. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 10 Dec 1924, pg 10.

-Andrlik Youth Wins Damages in Iowa City - Utilities Company Loses Accident Suit - Paul Andrlik was awarded $2,900 for injuries received when a pole struck him.  The pole is the property of the Iowa City Light and Power Company The attorneys for the plaintiff alleged that the pole was rotten and when struck by an automobile broke and fell into the street injuring the Andrlik boy who was riding on a bicycle.  Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 16 Dec 1924, pg 13

-Deny Andrlik Retrial - Motion of the Iowa City Light & Power company for a retrial of the decision given by Judge Ralph Otto in the case of the light company versus Frank Andrlik, representing his son, Paul, has been denied. Andrlik was given a heavy settlement as a result of injuries to his son when a light pole was broken in an automobile accident and struck Andrlik's son, Paul.  The Davenport Democrat & Leader, Davenport, IA 28 Jan 1925, pg 16.

-John Andrlik Passes Away - Pioneer Blacksmith Dies At Home Early Today; Funeral Monday - Mr. John Andrlik, Sr., 74 yrs old, and a pioneer of Iowa City, died at his home at 508 N. Gilbert Street at 10:10 o'clock this morning. He had been ill the past year and confined to his bed for the last six weeks. 

John Andrlik was born in Bohemia Nov 6, 1851, coming here in 1888.  He was a pioneer blacksmith of Iowa City. During his life here, he was an active member of the Zastit Slovanska Lipa and Palacky societies. Surviving are six sons: John, Frank, James, George, Edward, all of Iowa City; and Peter, Chicago. One daughter, Mrs. E. C. Houser, Iowa City. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. His wife and one son preceded him in death.  The funeral service will be held Monday at St. Wenselaus Church.  Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 26 Mar 1926, pg 2

-Andrlik, Iowa City, Under 2500 Bond In Seduction Case - Paul Andrlik, Iowa City, 21 yrs old, has given a bond of $2,500 to appear in district court on a charge of seduction made by Bessie Carney, also of this city. The plaintiff, who is 18 yrs old, brought action last week. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 13 Feb 1929 pg 29

**Note: Paul & Bessie, daughter of Harvey & Mary Ella Huffman Carney, were married on August 13, 1932 in Johnson County, IA.

-Found Dead in Cistern - Iowa City, IA. Mrs. Frank Anderlik, 55, was found dead in a 12 foot cistern at her home here. Firemen said that the woman had drowned in four feet of water. The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA 28 Oct 1936, pg 33

**Note: Per U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records 1875 - 1940, Bertha Ruppert Anderlik's cause of death was suicide. (14 Mar 1878 - 27 Oct 1936)

-J F Andrlik Dies Today - Funeral Services will be Monday for Iowa City Resident - John F. Andrlik, 77, died today at 6 a.m. at his home at 319 Iowa Ave.  A retired machinist, had suffered a lingering illness. 

He is survived by one son, William Andrlik, Iowa City; one sister, Mrs. E. C. Houser, Iowa City; three brothers, Frank and James Andrlik, Iowa City; and Ed Andrlik of Missouri; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Gerald Dean, of Iowa City. Mrs. Andrlik preceded him in death. 

The funeral will be Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the St. Wenselaus Church.  Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. at Hohenschuh Mortuary where the body was taken.  Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 15 May 1948 pg 3

-Frank Anderlik Dies; Rites Set - Frank James Anderlik, 75, of 610 South Madison street died at his home Sunday about 12:30 p.m. He was an Iowa City resident for 70 years and was a retired machinist.

He was born in Bohemia, January 19, 1882, a son of John and Annie Anderlik, and came to Iowa City with his parents at the age of five.  For many years he operated a machine shop here.

Mr. Anderlik was married to Barbara Zinkula, May 25, 1906, and she preceded him in death in 1922.  He was married to Bertha Ruppert  in June 1925. She died in September, 1936.

Survivors include a son, Paul, of Iowa City; two grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers, James of Iowa City, and Edward, of St. Joseph, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Edward Houser, of Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Beckman's with the Rev. Edward P. Philipe of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Iowa City Press Citizen, Iowa City, IA 16 Dec 1957 pg 2

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