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BOHEMIAN CEMETERY

Near Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa

 

Bohemian Cemetery.jpg
Photograph Courtesy of Tony Mercer, June of 2012

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The Bohemian Cemetery was established in 1872. It is located about three (3) miles SE of Diagonal near the center of Section 16, T69, R30, Washington Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. The Bohemian Cemetery was surveyed during the WPA works in the 1930's. Recorded for Ringgold County Historical Society in November 1982 by Betty Ruby and Ruth Haley of Diagonal. Updated by Rick Wiley of Diagonal, September, 2001. Descendants of pioneer families, Lawrence Zaruba and Louise Slavik Kessler, assisted with language translation. Cemetery transcriptions were updated by Tony Mercer in June of 2012. Veteran information updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veteran Affairs; plot location from Raymond Banner's book, Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County.

Spelling of family names may appear different due to anglicization.

gold star designates a Veteran

Interments at Bohemian Cemetery

Surnames:

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z  

 

GRID NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
A        
  ANDERSON, Kitie 1884 23 Aug 1885
aged 1y 3m
"Dau. of
C.J. & I. ANDERSON"
5-D gold star ANDERSON. Leo O. 31 May 1932 12 Jan 1995 Korean War Veteran
SGT U.S. Army
married 13 Oct 1957
Barbara A. ANDERSON
  ANDERSON, Tena M. 00 Sep 1888 09 Oct 1888
aged 19d
"Dau. of
C.J. & I. ANDERSON"
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B        
  BATA, Albert 1917 1993  
4-B BATA, Anna 1882 1955 wife of John BATA
5-C BATA, Fairy H. 1910 1977 married 04 Jan 1930
Joe F. BATA
5-C BATA, Joe F. 1906 1994 married 04 Jan 1930
Fairy H. BATA
5-C BATA, Joe F.   1949 infant son of
Joe F. & Fairy H. BATA
  gold star BATA, Joseph Albert "Joey" 16 Dec 1949 09 Oct 2011
Foley AL
U.S. Navy Veteran
grandson of
Joey & Fairy BATA
son of
Louise FROIT
spouse of
Kimberly A. BRADEN
4-B BATA, John 1874 1923 spouse of Anna BATA
  gold star BATA, John 27 May 1904 18 Aug 1984 World War II Veteran
PVT U.S. Army
6-D gold star BONEBRAKE,
Donald Wayne
01 Oct 1944
Leon IA
11 Oct 2012
Vietnam War Veteran
U.S. Army
son of
John "Jake" & Lila (DRAKE) BONEBRAKE
6-D gold star BONEBRAKE, John W. E. "Jack" 19 Nov 1918
Diagonal IA
30 Dec 2011
Mount Ayr
WWII Veteran
U.S. Army
son of
Rollo & Ruth (WILSON) BONEBRAKE
married 12 Apr 1941
Lila Rose DRAKE
  BECKER, Zachary Chet   20 Mar 1997 "Son of
Joe and Susan"
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D        
8-B DOLECEK, Anna 19 May 1821 12 Sep 1899 "Pod rovem* zde Je pochován
Anna manžellia Petra Dolecka
narozena v echách dne 19 Kvtna 1821
zemela 12 Záí 1899"
(translated)
"Under the metal buried here Anna
Wife of Petra Dolecka
Born in Bohemia on May 19, 1821
died September 12, 1899"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
*rovem does not appear to translate. Best guess is kovem which means "metal".
2-C DOLECEK, Anna 12 Aug 1870 09 Jun 1873 "Pod kovem zde je pochován Anna
Dcera V. a A. Dolecek
Narozena 12 Spr. 1870
Zemrela 9. cerce 1873"
(translated)
"Under the metal buried here
Anna
Daughter of V. & A. Dolecek
Born August 12, 1870
Died June 9, 1873"
8-C DOLECEK, Anna A. 1876 1940 wife of
Joseph M. DOLECEK
8-B DOLECEK, Frances (JEZEK) 17 May 1853 10 Jul 1932 wife of
Peter DOLECHECK Jr.
"Mother"
8-C DOLECEK, Frantiska 1875 1875
aged 12d
"Františka Dolecek
1875 Stári 12. dni"
(translated)
"Frantiska Dolecek
1875 Aged 12 Days"
7-B DOLECEK, Frantiska (DOLECKOVA) 09 Mar 1796 12 Feb 1875 "Frantiska Doleckova
85 roku stara
Buh ji poprej lechké
odpoinuti a svlto
vn; at ji svítí
at odpoívá v pokdji od syna Leopolda"
(very rough translation)
"Frantiska Doleckova
85 years old
God grant her rest
and light forever shining.
May she rest eternal
son of Leopold."
11-B DOLECEK, Frantiska (DOLECKOVA) 05 Jan 1848 13 Feb 1867 "Zde odpoívá František Dolecek
Narozen 5 Ledna 1848
Zemrel 13 nora 1867"
(translated)
"Here lies
Frantisek Dolecek
Born January 5, 1848
Died February 13, 1867"
8-C DOLECEK, Joseph H. 1837 1916 spouse of
Maria T. DOLECEK
7-B DOLECEK, Joseph M. 1866 1941 spouse of
Anna A. DOLECEK
7-B DOLECEK, Marie T. 1831 1922 spouse of
Joseph H. DOLECECK
8-B DOLECECK, Petr Sr. 28 Jun 1821 15 Dec 1903 "Pod rovem* zde Je pochován
Petr Dolecek
narozen v echách dne 28 ervna 1821
zemel 15 Prosince 1903"
(translated)
"Under the metal
buried here
Petr Dolecek
Born in Bohemia on June 28, 1821
Died December 15, 1903"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
*rovem does not appear to translate. Best guess is kovem which means "metal"
8-C DOLECEK, Rose 1895 1928 PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
Stone is next to Anna & Joseph DOLECHECK stone.
7-B DOLECHECK, Anna M. 1874 1955 spouse of
John DOLECHECK
11-C DOLECHECK, Charles F. 1881 1949 spouse of
Mary L. DOLECHECK
8-C DOLECHECK, Donald D. 26 Oct 1927 12 Dec 1927 "Son"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
Stone is next to Ethel V. and Frank J. DOLECHECK stone.
7-B DOLECHECK, Emil R. 1912 1929  
8-C DOLECHECK, Ethel V. 1904 1994 married 11 Aug 1926
Frank J. DOLECHECK
  DOLECHECK, Fern Liona (ROUDYBUSH) 30 Oct 1910
near Diagonal IA
13 Jan 2001
aged 90y
Creston IA
married 07 Nov 1928
Diagonal IA
Paul John DOLECHECK
parents of 3 children
8-B DOLECHECK, Frances (JEZEK) 17 May 1853
Czechoslovakia
10 Jul 1932
Des Moines IA
daughter of
Antonin & Petronila JEZEK
wife of
Peter DOLECHECK, Jr.
"Mother"
8-C DOLECHECK, Frank J. 1900 1972 married 11 Aug 1926
Ethel V. DOLECHECK
7-B DOLECHECK, George J. 1897 1899  
12-C DOLECHECK, Inez M. (POSLER) 24 Nov 1905
Harrison Co. MO
22 Feb 1988
aged 82y
Humboldt IA
daughter of
Joseph & Anna (SKROH) POSLER
married 21 Aug 1929
Leo L. DOLECHECK
"Our Children
Carolyn & Wilfred"
7-B DOLECHECK, John 1869 1950 spouse of
Anna M. DOLECHECK
12-C DOLECHECK, Leo L. 1906 1951 married 21 Aug 1929
Inez M. POSLER
"Our Children
Carolyn & Wilfred"
11-C DOLECHECK, Mary L. 1886 1946 wife of
Charles F. DOLECHECK
  DOLECHECK, Paul John 26 Jun 1902
Diagonal IA
04 Nov 1989
aged 87y
son of
John & Anna Marie DOLECHECK
married 07 Nov 1928
Diagonal IA
Fern Liona ROUDYBUSH
8-B DOLECHECK, Peter Jr. 21 Sep 1851 03 Feb 1918 spouse of
Frances JEZEK
"Father"
  DOLECHECK, Wilfred Eugene "Willie" 29 Jul 1942
Leon IA
Feb 2013
Son of Leo & Inez (POLSER) DOLECHECK
married 16 June 1980
Patricia PATTERSON
Little Brown Church
Nashua IA
6-A DVORAK, Clarence W. 02 Sep 1917 31 Jan 1918  
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F        
14-C FINE, Erma Jo (SLAVIK) 25 Dec 1925 01 May 1998 daughter of
Joseph & Mary Teresa (JEZEK) SLAVIK
married 29 Oct 1945
Kenneth Eugene FINE
14-C gold star FINE,
Kenneth Eugene
21 Oct 1925
near Kent IA
03 Feb 2001
Mount Ayr IA
World War II Veteran
SSGT Army Air Corp
son of
William Roy & Mary Cordelia (CHANDLER) FINE
married 28 Oct 1945
Erma Jo SLAVIK
parents of 1 son
7-A FOGLE, Barbara 29 May 1854 29 Oct 1947 wife of
Frank FOGLE
  FOGLE, Dorothy Esther
(GRAHAM)
02 Jul 1910
Shellsburg IA
23 Jun 1988
married 01 Jun 1931
Marlin Earnest FOGLE
Back of Gravestone
7-A FOGLE, Frank 13 Sep 1852 07 Jan 1920 spouse of
Barbara FOGLE
9-C FOGLE, Frank F. 11 Feb 1875 03 Mar 1958 spouse of
Marie L. ZARUBA
  FOGLE, Leonard Franklin 1904 30 Apr 1961 married 02 Aug 1929
Velma Lucille WOODS
  FOGLE, Marie L. (ZARUBA) 27 Sep 1885 08 Dec 1943
wife of Frank F. FOGLE
 12-C FOGLE, Marlin Earnest 26 Jul 1907
Diagonal IA
03 Sep 1989
aged 82y
Mountain Lakes MO
son of
Frank & Marie (ZARUBA) FOGLE
married 01 Jun 1931
Dorothy Esther GRAHAM
Back of Gravestone
13-C FOGLE, Velma Lucille (WOODS) 14 Oct 1903
Diagonal IA
09 Nov 2003
Mt. Pleasant IA
married 02 Aug 1929
Leonard Franklin FOGLE
10-B FREOUF, Anna M. 04 Jun 1882 01 Dec 1882 daughter of
J. & F. FREOUF
10-B FREOUF, Frances   died in infancy daughter of
J. & F. FREOUF
7-C FRIEMEL, Eddie 09 Feb 1915 23 Dec 1943  
7-C FRIEMEL, Fannie Oth 04 Aug 1883
Czechoslovakia
00 Jul 1966
aged 83y
married 05 Feb 1914
Chicago IL
Joseph FRIEMEL
7-C FRIEMEL, Joseph 18 Sep 1885 23 Oct 1955 married 05 Feb 1914
Chicago IL
Fannie FRIEMAL
farmer, Diagonal
5-C FROIT, Helen Louise (BATA) 14 May 1930 01 April 2014
daughter of Joseph Frank and Fairy Helen (JONES) BATA
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G        
  GARDNER, Marion Lee 03 Apr 1936
Ringgold Co. IA
02 Sep 2006
Humboldt IA
son of
Roy & Madge (FOUSER)
married 26 Dec 1956
Carolyn DOLECHECK
"Always Together"
  GARDNER, Mary Ann 1931 1983 married 04 Jul 1950
W. Dean GARDNER
11-C GIDDINGS, Lorene (ZARUBA) 07 Oct 1918
Omaha NE
27 Oct 1989
Shenandoah IA
daughter of
Cleopatra (FISHER) & Charles P. ZARUBA
married 15 Mar 1941
Rock Port MO
Donald Leroy GIDDINGS
10-C GEORGE, Hazel Lucille (ELSTON) HOLLINGER TOMAN 07 Feb 1912
Decatur Co. IA
15 Jul 2001
Clearfield IA
wife of
Victor A. "Pete" TOMAN

Note: Hazel is buried beside her first husband Pete TOMAN. This transcription reflects her married name at her death.
1-C GRELLE, Bernadus G. 06 Mar 1859 27 Sep 1874 "Son of
G.H. & M.A. GRELLE"
1-C GRELLE, George H. 12 Aug 1833 13 Dec 1880 spouse of
Mary A. GRELLE
1-C GRELLE, Maria C. 23 Nov 1871 15 Jan 1873 "Dau. of
G.H. & M.A. GRELLE"
1-C GRELLE, Mary A. 12 May 1833 04 Oct 1880 wife of
Geo. H. GRELLE
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H        
12-C HILLIARD, Irene (ZARUBA) 1905 1963 "Mother"
"Daughter of
Matilda & Jerry ZARUBA"
  HILLIARD, Jerry J. 1939 1993 "Son of
Irene" HILLIARD
3-B HONZATKO, Josef 18 Jun 1887
Czechoslovakia
07 Mar 1916 "Zde tíše drima nás mylovaý syn Josef Honzatko
Nar. 18 cervna
roku 1887 v rechách
Zemrel 7. Brezna 1916

Zde zastav pritelí svuc; krok
a popatr; na tento opuštený hrob
v nemž klídnc; spí bí tost nám tak drahá
ktery ne zcel ve svr;te žádného blaha.
osud sklátíl rer tak mladcho v cernou zem
však duch reho je v nás stále pritomen."

(translated)
"Here silently sleeping our beloved son
Josef Honzatko
Born June 18, [year] 1887 in Bohemia
Died March 7, 1916"
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J        
9-B JEZEK, Antonin Sr. 30 Aug 1820
Czechoslovakia
19 Dec 1899 spouse of
Petronila JEZEK
"Father" of
Antonin, Frank, Frances (JEZEK) DOLECHECK
9-B JEZEK, Antonin, Jr. 20 May 1851 11 Jun 1903 son of Antonin Sr. & Petronila JEZEK
"Zoe v Pánu odpoívá Antonín Ježek
Narozen v Klášterci 20. Kvtna 1851
Zemel dne 11. ervna 1903

Odpoívej sladce, drahý ote vrný manželi,
Dekujem Ti za Tvou péi, laskavost,
Bože dej bychom se zas jednou shledali
Pijmi všechny nás ve vénou blaženost.
Odpoívej v pokoji!

"Rest sweetly, dear Father faithful spouse,
Thank you for your care, kindness,
God let we would once again have found
Embrace all of us in eternal bliss."
"Rest in peace!"
7-C JEZEK, Augustina J. 05 Aug 1877 06 Sep 1986 spouse of
Joseph William JEZEK
11-B JEZEK, Barbara 1862 1947 spouse of
Frank JEZEK
9-B

JEZEK, Barbora

JEZEK, Barbara
Barbora JEZEK "American" stone

13 Dec 1858
Czechoslovakia
18 Feb 1946
Barbora Ježek
Narozena dne 31 ervence 1858
mrela dne Feb. 18, 1946"
(translated)
"Barbora Jezek
Born on July 31, 1858
Died on Feb. 18, 1946"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
Barbora has both an original Bohemian stone and a newer "American" stone.
  JEZEK, Bertha Mae "Bert" (BROWN) 01 Feb 1926   married 19 Aug 1944
J. Junior "Jake" JEZEK
7-A JEZEK, Bessie 1888 1969 wife of Fred JEZEK
"Mother"
9-C JEZEK, David Antone 21 Jul 1896
Diagonal IA
16 Jan 1978
aged 81y
son of
Antone Jr. & Barbara JEZEK
married 20 Jan 1924
Matilda Agnes SOBOTKA
7-A JEZEK, Frances 12 May 1885 12 Apr 1960  
11-B JEZEK, Frank 1856 1947 son of Antonin & Petronila JEZEK
spouse of
Barbara JEZEK
7-A JEZEK, Fred 14 Oct 1881
Diagonal IA
1947 spouse of
Bessie E. JEZEK
"Father"
7-A JEZEK, Infant Son   19 Dec 1916 "Infant son of
Fred & Bessie JEZEK"
  JEZEK, Joe Junior "Jake" 15 Jan 1920 19 Aug 2000
aged 80y 7m 4d
Diagonal IA
son of
Joseph Anton & Matilda Marie (SKROH) JEZEK
married 19 Aug 1944
Bertha Mae BROWN
parents of 1 daughter
9-B JEZEK, Joseph 24 Apr 1877 08 Feb 1880  
11-B JEZEK, Joseph Antone 09 Nov 1881 07 Oct 1967 spouse of
Matilda Mary SKROH
7-C JEZEK, Joseph William 22 Jul 1884 01 Feb 1974 spouse of
Augustina JEZEK
9-B JEZEK, Marie
"American" stone
08 Aug 1852 17 Jul 1892 "Marie Manzelka Antonína Ježek
Rozena v Cechach
8 Srpna 1852
Zemela 17 ervence 1892"
(translated)"
Marie Wife of
Antonina Jezek
Born in Bohemia August 8, 1852
Died July 17, 1892"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
This is her original inscription. She also has an additional "American" stone directly south.
7-C JEZEK, Marie M. 27 Jan 1921 02 Feb 1965  
9-C JEZEK, Matilda Agnes (SOBOTKA) 12 Dec 1900
near Diagonal IA
01 Nov 1986
aged 85y
daughter of
Joseph Jr. & Mary (KRECHYKY) SOBOTKA
married 20 Jan 1924
David Antone JEZEK
11-B JEZEK, Matilda Mary (SKROH) 25 Mar 1889 20 Jan 1954 spouse of Joseph Antone JEZEK
9-B JEZEK, Petronila 31 May 1820
Czechoslovakia
16 Dec 1886 wife of Antonin Sr.
"Mother" of
Antonin, Frank & Frances (JEZEK) DOLECHECK
7-C JEZEK, Violet 29 Dec 1925 28 Jul 1932  
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K        
3-C KAFKA, Anna 1871 1873 daughter of
Joseph D. & Rosalia (TREJTNAR) KAFKA
3-B KAFKA, Felix V. 1884 1886 son of
Joseph D. & Rosalia (TREJTNAR) KAFKA
3-C KAFKA, John J. 1870 1873 eldest child of
Joseph D. & Rosalia (TREJTNAR) KAFKA
3-B KAFKA, Joseph D. 06 May 1842
Bohemia
30 Oct 1919
Diagonal IA
married 03 Aug 1868
Rosalia TREJTNAR
3-B KAFKA, Rosalia (TREJTNAR) 08 Apr 1846
Bohemia
12 Nov 1924
Diagonal IA
married 03 Aug 1868
Joseph D. KAFKA
3-C KAFKA, William K. 1873 1879 son of
Joseph D. and Rosalia (TREJTNAR) KAKFA
11-C KARSKY, Waclav 19 Sep 1801 21 Oct 1898 "Zde odpoíváv Pánu zesnulý
Waclav Karsky
Narozen v doloním
Újezde dne 19. Záí roku 1801
vechách a zemrel
dne 21. íjna roku 1898"
(translated)
"Here resting in
the Lord asleep
Waclav Karsky
Born in lower
Újezda on September 19, [year] 1801
in Bohemia and died
on October 21, [year] 1898"
6-A KEPRTA, Anna (DVORAK) 1877 1948 "Mother"
14-B gold star KESSLER, Arnold J. "BUCK" 12 Dec 1914
Diagonal IA
26 Apr 2004
aged 89y
World War II Veteran
TEC5 U.S. Army
son of
George W. & Fannie Belle (RUBY) KESSLER
married 03 Jun 1936
Omaha NE
Louise K. SLAVIK
"Our Daughters
Marlene and Sue"
14-B KESSLER, Louise (SLAVIK) 17 Sep 1912
Diagonal IA
24 Sep 2004
aged 92y
daughther of
Joseph & Mary Teresa (JEZEK) SLAVIK
married 03 Jun 1936
Omaha NE
Arnold J. "Buck" KESSLER
"Our Daughters
Marlene and Sue"
6-B KLEJCH, Alois 18 Jul 1888 06 Sep 1909 "Zde v pokojí odpocívá Alois Klejch
Narozen Dne 18. cervna 1888
Zemrel Dne 6. Zárí 1909
Odpocívej sladce v hrobé,
ty náš bratce mílený,
pán Brh povolalté k sobé,
by tí byl bol zkrácený."
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Alois Klejch
Born on June 18, 1888
Died on September 6, 1909

"Rest sweetly in the grave,
thou our brother Milena(?),
Lord God called to him,
it has been those were short."
10-C KLEJCH, Blanche 07 May 1880 19 Dec 1956  
10-C KLEJCH, Frank 1884 1968 spouse of
Silva KLEJCH
6-B KLEJCH, Frantisek "Frances" 18 Dec 1876 01 Jul 1882 "Zde v pokojí odpocivá Františka
Dcera Fr. & M. Klejch
Narozena dne 18 Prosince 1876
Zemrela dne 1 cervence 1882"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace Frantiska
Daughter of Fr. & M. Klejch
Born on December 18, 1876
Died on July 1, 1882"
6-B KLEJCH, Frantisek 04 Oct 1846 15 Feb 1893 "Zde v pokojí odpocívá František Klejch
Narozen dne 4 ríjna 1846
Zemrel dne 15 Února 1893
Též jeho manželka
Marie Klejch
Narozena dne 11 ríjna 1849
Zemrela dne 12, Února 1908"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Frantisek Klejch
Born on October 4, 1846
Died on February 15, 1893

Also his wife
Marie Klejch
Born on October 11, 1849
Died on February 12, 1908"
6-B KLEJCH, Frantiska "Frances" 18 Dec 1876 01 Jul 1882  
6-B KLEJCH, Frantiska circa 1827 15 Feb 1892
aged 65y
"Zde v pokojí odpocívá Frantiska Klejch
Zemrel dne 15 Února 1892
Ve veku 65 let"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Frantiska Klejch
Died on February 15, 1892
Aged 65 years"
10-C KLEJCH, Fred 30 May 1886 12 Jan 1975  
  KLEJCH, Jerry 1892 1983 married 21 Jan 1916
Lillian S. JEZEK
6-B KLEJCH, Josef 1813 30 Nov 1884
aged 71y
"Zde v pokojí odpocívá Josef Klejch
Zemrel dne 30 Listopadu 1884
Ve veku 71 let"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Josef Klejch
Zemrel dne November 30, 1884
Aged 71 years"
8-D gold star KLEJCH, LaVerne Jerome 14 May 1923
near Diagonal IA
04 Nov 1999
Creston IA
World War II Veteran
TEC5 U.S. Army
son of
Jerry & Lillian (JEZEK) KLEJCH
married 04 Nov 1956
Betty Lorraine McNUTT
"Father" of
5 children
  KLEJCH, Lillian S. (JEZEK) 1894 1985 married 21 Jan 1916
Jerry KLEJCH
6-B KLEJCH, Marie 11 Oct 1849 12 Feb 1908 "Zde v pokojí odpocívá František Klejch
Narozen dne 4 ríjna 1846
Zemrel dne 15 Února 1893

Též jeho manželka
Marie Klejch
Narozena dne 11 ríjna 1849
Zemrela dne 12, Února 1908"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Frantisek Klejch
Born on October 4, 1846
Died on February 15, 1893

Also his wife
Marie Klejch
Born on October 11, 1849
Died on February 12, 1908"
6-B KLEJCH, Marie
"American" stone
04 Oct 1890 27 Jun 1893 "Zde v pokojí odpocívá Marie
Dcera Fr. & M. Klejch
Narozena dne 4 ríjna 1890
Zemrela dne 27 cervna 1893"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace Marie
Daughter of Fr. & M. Klejch
Born on October 4, 1890
Died on June 27, 1893"
  KLEJCH, Norman Dean "Norm" 30 Jan 1928
Diagonal IL
21 May 2014
Mount Ayr IA
son of
Jerry & Lillian Sophia (JEZEK) KLEJCH
married 15 May 1949
Doris Marguerite PRATT
10-C KLEJCH, Silva 1888 1944 wife of Frank KLEJCH
6-B KOKESH, Anna (KLEJCH) 1878 1922 wife of Fred KOKESH
6-B KOKESH, Fred 1875 1973 husband of
Anna KLEJCH
12-B KRECHKY, Albina 16 Dec 1827
Bohemia
10 Aug 1907 "Zde v Pánu odpoívá
Albina Krechky
Narozena 16 Prosince 1827
Zemrela 10 Srpna 1907"
(translated)
"Here rests in the Lord
Albina Krechky
Born December 16, 1827
Died August 10, 1907"
12-B KRECHKY, Antonin 15 Jan 1824 01 Aug 1897 "Zde v pokojí odpoívá
Pánu zesnulý
Antonin Krechky
Narozen 15 Ledna 1824
Zemrel 1 Srpna 1897"
(translated)
"Here resting in the Lord asleep
Antonin Krechky
Born January 15, 1824
Died August 1, 1897"
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L        
9-B LANGER, Anna 1858 1893 wife of Anton LANGER
9-B LANGER, Anton 1857 1939 husband of Anna LANGER
9-B LANGER, Infants     believed to be twins born circa 1880
children of
Anton & Anna LANGER
9-B LANGER, Josephine 1867 1947  
9-B LANGR, Dominik 28 Dec 1844 24 Oct 1902 "Zde v Pánu odpoívá Dominik Langr
Narozen vechách
dne 28 Prosince 1844
zemrel 24 íjna 1902"
(translated)
"Here rests in the Lord
Dominik Langr
Born in Bohemia
in December 28, 1844
died October 24, 1902"
9-B LANGR, Marie 03 May 1895 16 Oct 1903 "Marie
Dcera Anton a Josep. Langr*
Narozen
3 Kvtna 1895
Zemrel 16 íjna 1903"
(translated)
"Marie
Daughter of Anton & Josephine Langr
Born May 3, 1895
Died October 16, 1903"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
*the stone is mostly illegible below "Marie" except for the "Josep. Langr" I am fairly confident that this is the daughter of Anton and Josephine Langer. This is a juxtaposition on my part and not an actual transcription.
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M        
3-C gold star McDONALD,
Marion D.
21 Jun 1933 09 Jul 1993 Korean War Veteran
A1C U.S. Air Force
married 30 May 1957
Donna M. McDONALD
7-B MLINAR, Jan 1803 1868  
  MOLLOY, James "Glen" 31 May 1913
Macon Co. MO
10 Mar 1989
Mount Ayr IA
 
7-A MOSLANDER, Samuel B. 1841 01 May 1881
aged 40y 3m 15d
"Dearest brother thou hast left us,
Herethy loss we deeply feel.
But tis God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal."
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N        
13-B NECHANICKY, Rose F. (ZARUBA) 1883 1913 daughter of
J. & A. ZARUBA
"At Rest"
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O        
11-C OPATRNY, Joseph 02 Feb 1900 17 Nov 1963 "May His Soul Rest In Peace"
13-A OSMAN, Antonie 1871 1933 wife of Peter OSMAN
13-A OSMAN, Barbora in Klasterec, Bohemia 05 Apr 1915
aged 85y
"Zde v Pánu odpoívá
Barbora Osman
Rozená v Klášterci v echách
Zemel 5 Dubna 1915
ve stárl 85 let"
(translated)
"Here rests in the Lord
Barbora Osman
Born in Klášterec in Bohemia
Died April 5, 1915
Aged 85 years"
  OSMAN, Carolina C. (TILLIER) 1911  

wife of Charlie C. OSMAN

Note: Carolina may have died in 1997 but burial here is uncertain.

  OSMAN, Charlie C. 1915 1991 husband of Carolina C. (TILLIER)
13-A OSMAN, Karel 15 Mar 1827
Bohemia
02 Jan 1904 "Zde v Pánu odpoívá Karel Osman
Narozen v lilášlerci*
vechách dne 15. Bezna roku 1827
zemel dne 2 Ledna roku 1904"
(translated)
"Here rests in the Lord
Karel Osman
Born in [a town]
in Bohemia
on March 15, 1827
Died on January 2, 1904"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE: *This is the name of a town in Bohemia. I have looked at the stone twice at the cemetery to double check my spelling. Either the stone was poorly cut or the town is misspelled because I cannot find anything that resembles that word. Please contact us if you know the answer.
13-A OSMAN, Peter 04 Aug 1874
Klosterica, Bohemia
18 Oct 1948
came to America 1890
husband of Antonie OSMAN
  OVERHOLSER, Sharon Sue (SOBOTKA) 16 Nov 1946 26 Apr 1999
aged 52y
Des Moines IA
daughter of
Robert & Shirley SOBOTKA
"Do Not Resist Growing Old"
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10-D gold star PACHA, Alfred 25 Mar 1895 06 Nov 1963 World War I Veteran
PFC, U.S. Army
334 Machine Gun Bn, IOWA
husband of
Avis M. PACHA
8-B PACHA, Anna 28 Jun 1854 19 Feb 1936  
8-B PACHA, Anton 12 Nov 1860 22 Jan 1945  
10-D PACHA, Avis M. 28 Feb 1904 07 May 1992 wife of Alfred PACHA
8-B PACHA, Barbora 15 Jul 1821
Czechoslovakia
10 Jun 1899 "Zde v pokojí odpoívá
Barbora Maželka Josef A. Pácha
Narozena dne 15. ervence 1821
Zemela dne 10. ervna 1899"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace Barbora
Wife of Josef A. Pachy*
Born on July 15, 1821
Died on June 10, 1899"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
*Stone is inscribed "Pachy" but the north side has Josef's inscription where it is spelled Pacha like all of the other "Pacha" surnames.
8-B PACHA, Josef 31 Aug 1823
Czechoslovakia
14 Feb 1905 husband of
Barbora PACHA
"Zde v pokojí odpoívá Josef Pacha Narozen dne 31. Srpna 1823
Zemel dne 14 Února 1905"
(translated)"
Here rests in peace
Josef Pacha
Born on August 31, 1823
Died on February 14, 1905"
13-A PACHA, Josef 13 May 1856 06 Mar 1946 husband of Marie PACHA
13-A PACHA, Marie 17 Dec 1865 29 Jul 1898 wife of Josef PACHA
8-B PACHA, Mary 07 Mar 1863 29 Aug 1941  
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12-A RICKER, Anna 09 Jan 1873 04 Jun 1916 "Zde odpoívá Anna Ricker
Narozena 9 Ledna 1873
Zemela 4 ervna 1916"
(translated)
"Here Lies
Anna Ricker
Born January 9, 1873
Died June 4, 1916"
6-C RICKER, Anna 1887 1961 wife of William RICKER
  RICKER, Bernard Arnold 26 Sep 1912
Diagonal IA
20 Sep 2007
Mount Ayr IA
son of
David & Anna (LANGER) RICKER
married 09 Jan 1935
Donna Mae ROSENGRANT
12-A RICKER, Charlie 1902 1977 married 07 Feb 1931
Nebraska City NE
Philomena "Minnie" RAMOLD
8-A RICKER, David 13 Jul 1841 09 Dec 1920
"Rock of Ages"
spouse of
Mary RICKER
  RICKER, Donna Mae (ROSENGRANT) 31 May 1916 14 Mar 2007 married 09 Jan 1935
Bernard A. RICKER
8-D RICKER, Edward 1886 1967 spouse of
Rose A. JEZEK
  RICKER, Eldon Lyle 26 Jun 1917
near Diagonal IA
11 Aug 2008
Mount Ayr IA
son of
Edward & Rose A. (JEZEK) RICKER
married 22 Aug 1940
Melba "Darlene" SCHAEFER
  RICKER, Esther Mary 11 Aug 1916 07 Jan 1999  
13-A RICKER, Frank 03 Dec 1869 30 Jun 1940  
12-A RICKER, Frantisek 28 Jan 1897 24 Apr 1901 "Zde odpocívá
Frantisek Ricker
Narozen 28 Února 1897
Zemel 24 Dubna 1901"
(translated)
"Here Lies
Frantisek Ricker
Born February 28, 1897
Died April 24, 1901"
8-A RICKER, George 1890 1938 husband of Mary E. RICKER
12-A RICKER, Joseph 14 Apr 1894 15 Oct 1968  
7-B RICKER, Marie 10 Dec 1892 13 Jan 1893 "Zde odpoívá Maríe Rícker
Narozena 10 Prosince 1892 Zemela
13 Ledna 1893"
(translated)
"Here lies Marie Ricker
Born December 10, 1892
Died January 13, 1893"
12-A gold star RICKER,
Marlin Charles
20 Jan 1937
near Diagonal IA
21 Dec 2000
Mount Ayr IA
U.S. Army Veteran
SP4 1960-1963
son of
Charles & Philomena (RAMBOLD) RICKER
8-A RICKER, Mary 08 Jul 1857 05 Nov 1914 "Rock of Ages"
"Wife of
David RICKER"
8-A RICKER, Mary E. 1900 1983 wife of George RICKER
  RICKER, Melba "Darlene" (SCHAEFER) 05 Sep 1921
Prescott IA
29 Jul 2016
AE 94y
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of Harold & Berneice SCHAEFER
married 22 Aug 1940
Eldon Lyle RICKER
12-A RICKER, Philomena "Minnie" (RAMOLD) 14 Jan 1910
Atkinson NE
17 Jul 2006
aged 96y
Mount Ayr IA
daughter f
Andrew & Barbara (SCHOCK) RAMOLD
married 07 Feb 1931
Nebraska City NE
Charlie RICKER
8-D RICKER, Rose A. (JEZEK) 1890 1967 spouse of
Edward RICKER
12-A RICKER, Theresa 1878 1957  
6-C RICKER, William 1892 1953 husband of
Anna RICKER
6-B ROUBINEK, Barbora 12 Jan 1820 03 Jan 1902 wife of
Frank ROUBINEK
6-B ROUBINEK, Frank 11 Nov 1822 22 Sep 1902 husband of
Barbora ROUBINEK
  RYCHNOVSKY, Dola (SALTZMAN) 17 Feb 1909 14 Jun 1991 married 14 Feb 1939
Paul F. RYCHNOVSKY
9-A RYCHNOVSKY, Frank 1873 1950 spouse of
Libbie RYCHNOVSKY
9-A RYCHNOVSKY, Josef 21 Sep 1903 22 Sep 1903 "Josef Rychnovsky
Narozen dne 21 Záí 1903
Zemel dne 22 Záí 1903"
(translated)
"Josef Rychnovsky
Born on September 21, 1903
Died on September 22, 1903"
10-D  gold starRYCHNOVSKY, Lawrence 02 Mar 1933 21 Mar 2019
Back of Stone
Korean War Veteran
married 20 Oct 1956
Retta "Sue" YOUNG
9-A RYCHNOVSKY, Libbie 1880 1956 spouse of
Frank RYCHNOVSKY
  RYCHNOVSKY, Paul F. 21 Jan 1908 15 Jan 1999 married 14 Feb 1939
Dola SALTZMAN
  RYCHNOVSKY, Reba (WATTS) 07 May 1936
Cabool MO
16 Feb 2018
daughter of Verl & Velma (CRUM) WATTS
married 27 Dec 1955
Diagonal IA
John RYCHNOVSKY
  RYCHNOVSKY, Retta "Sue" (YOUNG) 08 Mar 1935
Madison NE
14 Jan 2003
Back of Stone
married 20 Oct 1956
Lawrence L. RYCHNOVSKY
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6-D gold star SAVILLE,
Rudolph M. "Rudy"
14 Nov 1947 31 Jan 1995 Vietnam Veteran
SGT U.S. Marine Corps
Purple Heart
married 02 Aug 1975
Nancy Kay SAVILLE
  SHIFLETT, Reva Darlene "Revie" (BATA) 11 Jul 1932
Diagonal IA
20 Dec 2007
Mount Ayr IA
wife of
Jack SHIFLETT
"Beloved Mom & Grandma"
"Revie's Place"
7-A *ŠIMEK, Jan

*also spelled "SHIMEK"
30 Nov 1853
Jenisovice, Churdim District,
Bohmeia
27 Sep 1904
Diagonal IA
allegedly hung himself
married 04 Sep 1900
Mary DOLECEK
father of Matilda
(born 12 Jul 1901)
& Joseph R. SHIMEK
(born 09 Sep 1903)
12-D SKARDA, Charles 1890 1981 married 25 Nov 1913
Helen L. SKARDA
12-D SKARDA, Helen L. 1895 1972 married 25 Nov 1913
Charles L. SKARDA
11-B SKARDA, John 24 Jun 1866 25 Mar 1940 spouse of
Sophia SKARDA
11-B SKARDA, Sophia 30 Sep 1882 07 Sep 1959 spouse of
John SKARDA
2-C SKROH, Anna K. (SLAVIK) 29 Dec 1888 24 Sep 1921
Buena Vista CO
wife of Fred V. SKROH
2-C SKROH, Fred V. 04 Feb 1886 24 Sep 1921
Buena Vista CO
husband of
Anna K. SLAVIK
9-D SLAVIK, Anna (BATA) 10 Oct 1902
Czechoslovakia
12 Jun 2000
aged 90y
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of
John & Anna BATA
married 15 Nov 1924
Diagonal IA
John SLAVIK
parents of 7 children
2-B SLAVIK, Antone 08 Jun 1891 22 Feb 1925 son of
Frank Sr. & Katrina "Kathrine" (DVORK) SLAVIK
2-B SLAVIK, Frank 1859
Bohemia
16 Jan 1896
Diagonal IA
married 18 Sep 1881
Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK)
came to America 1893
"Father" of
Frank, Joseph, Lewis, John, & infant daughter
2-B SLAVIK, Frank 1882
Bohemia
1904 "Son" of
Frank & Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK) SLAVIK
13-B SLAVIK, Infant Daughter   15 Jul 1917 "Daughter" of
Joseph & Mary Teresa (JAZEK) SLAVIK
9-D SLAVIK, John 1894
Bohemia
Sep 1965 son of Frank and Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK) SLAVIK
married 15 Nov 1924
Diagonal IA
Anna BATA
13-B SLAVIK, Joseph 1884
Bohemia
1972 son of Frank Sr. & Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK) SLAVIK
married 26 Feb 1908
Mary Teresa JEZEK
2-B SLAVIK, Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK) 30 Apr 1856, Bohemia 13 Jan 1928, Diagonal IA
married 18 Sep 1881
Frank SLAVIK
came to America 1893
"Mother" of
Frank, Joseph, Lewis, John, & infant daughter
6-C SLAVIK, Lewis 01 Dec 1886
Chrast, Bohemia
23 Jan 1985
aged 98y 1m 23d
Mount Ayr IA
son of Frank Sr. and Katrina "Katherine" (DVORAK) SLAVIK
married 01 Feb 1910
Diagonal IA
Mary T. SOTOBKA
13-B SLAVIK, Mary Teresa (JEZEK) 24 Sep 1887
Diagonal IA
16 May 1982
aged 94y
Ringgold Co. Hospital
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of
Frank & Barbara JEZEK
married 26 Feb 1908
Joseph SLAVIK
6-C SLAVIK, Mary T. (SOBOTKA) 1889 1977 spouse of
Lewis SLAVIK
13-B SLAVIK, Richard Ivan 09 Apr 1911
Diagonal IA
15 Jan 1990
aged 78y
Mount Ayr IA
son of
Joseph & Mary Teresa (JEZEK) SLAVIK
"Son"
7-D SOBOTKA, Albena Barbara (JEZEK) 1896 1992 daughter of
Frank & Barbara JEZEK
married 25 Feb 1917
Diagonal IA
Otto Emanuel SOBOTKA
9-D SOBOTKA, Andrew Joseph 14 Jun 1898
Diagonal IA
10 Feb 1982
aged 83y 7m 27d
Creston IA hospital
son of
Joseph & Mary (KRECKY) SOBOTKA
married 14 Feb 1923
Diagonal IA
Eva Marie DRISKELL
12-B SOBOTKA, Anna (JIRACEK) 1861 1939 2nd wife of
Emanuel SOBOTKA
  SOBOTKA, Anna (PETERKA)   1890 1st wife of
Emanuel SOBOTKA
12-B SOBOTKA, Annastazie 22 Jun 1886 03 Mar 1907
aged 20y
"Annastazie Dcera Emanuel a Anna Sobotka
Rozena 22 Června 1886
Zemrela 3 Března 1907"
(translated)
"Annastazie
Daughter of Emanuel and Anna Sobotka
Born June 22, 1886
Died March 3, 1907"
7-D SOBOTKA, Arlene (BUTTS) 8 Feb 1936 28 Dec 2018  
12-D SOBOTKA, Bernard A 8 Mar 1927 26 May 2017 WW II Veteran U S Army
7-D gold star SOBOTKA,
Carol Wayne "Oss"
25 Nov 1934
Creston IA
28 Aug 2014
Korean War Veteran
son of Otto & Albena (JEZEK) SOBOTKA
married 11 Feb 1956
Arlene BUTT
  SOBOTKA, Dorothy Irene 30 Sep 1920
Diagonal IA
22 Dec 2015
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of Otto & Albena (JEZEK) SOBOTKA
12-B SOBOTKA, Emanuel 1859 1925 married 1st
Anna PETERKA
married 2nd
Anna JIRACEK
9-D SOBOTKA, Eva Marie
(DRISKELL)
07 Nov 1904
near Diagonal IA
25 Sep 1988
aged 83y
daughter of
Walter Jacob & Ida Mae (BROWN) DRISKELL
married 14 Feb 1923
Diagonal IA
Andrew Joseph SOBOTKA
12-B SOBOTKA, Joseph 16 Feb 1862 29 Jul 1939 "Father"
  SOBOTKA, Loren Ivan "Butch" 02 Oct 1938 5 Jun 2013
son of
Edward & Frances (CABERET) SOBOTKA
married 14 Jun 1959
Sharon Kay BROWN
  SOBOTKA, Margaret L. 06 Jun 1928 15 Mar 2006 married 16 Aug 1947
Marvin L. SOBOTKA
"Teacher"
9-A SOBOTKA, Marie (RYCHNOVSKY) 06 Dec 1848 15 Dec 1917 "At Rest"
4-D Sobotka, Marvin L. 17 Feb 1924 13 Oct 2018 WW II Veteran U S Army Air Force
12-B SOBOTKA, Mary 27 Oct 1864 19 Sep 1948 "Mother"
7-D SOBOTKA, Otto Emanuel "Pug" 29 Oct 1895
Diagonal IA
13 Jan 1988
aged 92y
Mount Ayr
son of
Mandel & Anna (JIRACEK) SOBOTKA
married 25 Feb 1917
Diagonal IA
Albena Barbara JEZEK
  SOBOTKA, Robert 20 Aug 1917 02 Apr 1996 son of
Otto & Albena B. (JEZEK) SOBOTKA
12-B SOBOTKA, Rosa K. 05 Mar 1904 25 Aug 1904
aged 5m 20d
"Dau. of
J. & M. SOBOTKA"
"Budded on earth to bloom in heaven."

PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE: This stone is inscribed in English (west side, using Americanized names) and in Czech (east side, using original Czech names).
12-B SOBOTKA, Sopha M. 1892 08 Aug 1892
aged 4m 20d
"Dau. of
J. & M. SOBOTKA"

PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
This stone is inscribed in English (west side, using Americanized names) and in Czech (east side, using original Czech names).
  SOBOTKOVA, Ruzena K. 05 Mar 1904 25 Aug 1904 "Zde v pokojí odpoívá
Ruzena K. Sobotkova
Narozena Bezna 5, 1904
Zemrel Srpna 25, 1904"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Ruzena K. Sobotkova
Born March 5, 1904
Died August 25, 1904"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
This stone is inscribed in English (west side, using Americanized names) and in Czech (east side, using original Czech names).
  SOBOTKOVA, Zofie M. 19 Mar 1892 08 Aug 1892 "Zde v pokojí odpoívá
Zofie M. Sobotkova
Narozena 19 Bezna 1892
Zemela 8 Srpna 1892"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace
Zofie M. Sobotkova
Born March 19, 1892
Died August 8, 1892"
PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE:
This stone is inscribed in English (west side, using Americanized names) and in Czech (east side, using original Czech names).
12-B SOBOTKA,
Vlasta Blazena
01 Feb 1890 03 Aug 1890
aged 6m
"Vlasta Blazena
Rozena 1 Února 1890
Zemrela 3 srpna 1890
(translated)
"Vlasta Blazena
Born February 1, 1890
Died August 3, 1890"
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  TEPLY, Richard L. "Dick 23 Sep 1937
Mount Ayr IA
24 Dec 2005
aged 68y
Diagonal IA
son of
Adolph A. & Dorothy I. (WATTS) TELPLY
married 17 Jun 1954
Diagonal IA
Marlene KESSLER
"Our Children
Larry and Cindy"
7-B TOMAN, Anna 26 Aug 1824 stone uncut "Zde v pokojí odpocívá Anna
Manzelka Josepa Tomana
Narozena dne 26. Srpna Roku 1824.
Zemrela dne"
(translated)
"Here rests in peace Anna
Wife of
Josepa Tomana
Born on August 26, [year] 1824.
Died on… [stone uncut]"
7-B TOMAN, Barbara (PACHA) 1859 1939 spouse of
Eustach TOMAN
7-B TOMAN, Charley 1898 1918  
10-C gold star TOMAN, David S. 1895 1944 World War I Veteran
U.S. Army
American Legion emblem on stone
10-C gold star TOMAN, Edward P. 1903 1958 World War II Veteran
U.S. Army
American Legion emblem on stone
7-B TOMAN, Eustach 1851 1932 spouse of
Barbara PACHA
10-C gold starTOMAN, John J. 1886 1956 World War I Veteran
U.S. Army
spouse of
Martha W. RAKE
7-B TOMAN, Josef 12 Oct 1817
Bohemia
17 Dec 1887 spouse of Anna Toman
"Zde v pokojí odpocívá v Pánu Zesnuly.
Josef Toman
Narozen dne 12. rína roku 1817.
Zemrel dne 17. Prosince 1887."
(translated)
"Here rests in peace in God asleep
Josef Toman
Born on October 12, 1817.
Died on December 17, 1887
  TOMAN, Joseph 1848
Bohemia
21 Jul 1933 husband of Frances HOUBINEK
10-C TOMAN, Martha W. (RAKE) 1893 1965 spouse of
John J. TOMAN
  TOMAN, V. 1817
Bohemia
1887  
12-D TOMAN, Victor A. "Pete" 02 Mar 1901
Diagonal IA
12 Mar 1982
Diagonal IA
husband of Hazel L. TOMAN
7-B TOMAN, Worsila Narozena ro 1811
"Born in 1811"
Bohemia
Zemrela ro 1866
"Died in 1866"
"Odpočin zde sladece sobe manželko má milena
mozná ze dost v lide dobe
redle Tebe vtmavem hrobe
I ja budn složeny"

Translation:
"Rest here sweet wife to milena
maybe enough people in time
seat you in a dark tomb
and I made __ up jacket(?)"
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13-B YACHACK, Dortha   24 Aug 1912
aged 76y 5m 19d
wife of Wenzell YACHACK
13-B YACHACK, Wenzell 1822 24 Jan 1897
aged 74y 11m 8d
husband of Dortha YACHACK
13-B YASHACK, Anna R. 1869 1925 wife of George YASHACK
13-B YASHACK, George 1870 1957 husband of Anna R. YASHACK
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13-B ZARUBA, Anna 1857 1925 wife of Jaroslav ZARUBA
"Mother"
11-C ZARUBA, Charles P. 1894 1950 husband of Cleopatra FISHER
11-C ZARUBA, Cleopatra (FISHER) 1893 1955 wife of Charles P. ZARUBA
13-B ZARUBA, Jaroslav 1853 1918 husband of Anna ZARUBA
"Father"
12-C ZARUBA, Jerry J. 1874 Dec 1951
aged 77y
Diagonal IA
spouse of
Matilda ZARUBA
  ZARUBA, Lawrence 1907 11 Mar 1986 married 25 Jul 1934
Omaha NE
Olive "Louise" DORFF
  ZARUBA, Olive "Louise" (DORFF) 24 Aug 1907
Iowa City IA
12 Mar 2001
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of
John & Elenora (SHELDEN) DORFF
married 25 Jul 1934
Omaha NE
Lawrence ZARUBA
12-C ZARUBA, Matilda 1883 1973 spouse of
Jerry J. ZARUBA
  ZISKA, Albina (Albena) 14 Nov 1870 14 Nov 1870 daughter of Jan & Frantiska (TAZLER) ZISKA
10-B ZISKA, Vaclav 02 Apr 1872 09 Aug 1877 "Vaclav Získa
Narozen 2 Dubna 1872
Zemrel 9 Srpna 1877"
(translated)
"Vaclav Získa
Born April 2, 1872
Died August 9, 1877"
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From the middle, looking northeast.
Photograph courtesy of Tony Mercer, June of 2012
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008; updated August of 2009; updated June of 2012
Veteran interments updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veteran Affairs

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Bernard F. Shimek wrote on January 16, 2009:
"After reading your Ringgold County IAGenweb site I have some information for your Cemeteries section You have my grandfather listed as John SHIMEK with birth and death dates unknown in the Bohemian Cemetery Interment directory. Last summer I completed the genealogy research on my grandfather. I have a copy of his Iowa Death Certificate and his birth record from the Czech Republic. The name on my grandfather's birth record was spelled Jan ŠIMEK. He was born November 30, 1853 in the village of Jenišovice, district of Chrudim, Eastern Bohemia. He died in Diagonal, Iowa on September 27, 1904. Like many immigrants the spelling of their names was changed to fit the English language. The hácek mark placed over the (Š) is pronounced in the Czech language with a "sh" sound. My grandfather was a peasant in Bohemia and I don't think he knew how to write Czech. Also, he stayed within the Czech community in this country and never learned to speak or write English. So, some of the American documents I reviewed during my genealogy research had his surname spelled (Šimek) and some had it spelled (Shimek). Most of those documents had his first name spelled (John) instead of the correct way (Jan). I believe Jan Šimek is the correct spelling for my grandfather's name. On my fathers Ringgold County birth record his name is spelled (Josef Šimek). According to my father when he started school his teacher insisted that he had to spell his name (Joseph Shimek) in order to conform to proper English spelling. The spelling of our family name was changed permanently to Shimek from that day forward. "In Czech Dolecek has a hácek mark over the (c) that is pronounced like CH in CHURCH. It is spelled (Dolecheck) like it sounds in English. Looking at this one example (Dolecek vs. Dolecheck) listed in the Bohemian Cemetery directory illustrates how some people retained their Czech name and some decided to Americanize it. This is both fascinating and frustrating when trying to do family research." Thank you so much for sharing this, Bernard! It is greatly appreciated!!

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Other Ringgold County webpages that may be of interest are:

Bohemian Cemetery
Diagonal, Washington Township, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Bohemian Settlement in Washington Township
by Jerry J. Zaruba, 1935

History of Bohemian Settlers in Ringgold County
written by David JEZEK, 1977

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