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Amerikán Národní Kalendář

Year: 1951, Volume: LXXIII, Pages: 117-144

“Old Settlers’ Memories”

Translated from the original Czech by Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce and Layne Pierce

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As you, our fans and followers, requested as we complete each of our instllment postings we are providing the full exclusive translation as one document, in pdf, and in one place — right here!

This is one of the classic biographies we find in the pages of the wonderful Czech-American journal, Amerikán Národní Kalendář.  It begins in Bohemia, crisscrosses the ocean, then follows our Czech immigrant as he builds a family and a future in a variety of locations across the United States.  We get to follow along as he pursues his dream of a better life in America, confronts opportunities, suffers setbacks, begins again, and perseveres.

Those of us who love our Czech genealogy, culture, history, and family are indeed thankful for the foresight of August Geringer for publishing these fabulous editions, filled with the lives and times of Czech immigrants, and their stories, biographies, poetry, short stories, images, and much, much more!

Today, after five installments, we are pleased to bring you our current, exclusive translation project as one document in pdf.  Enjoy the story right here titled “Biography of Frank Starý of Elberon, Iowa”

1951 Frank Stary image

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Continue to follow Onward To Our Past® as we bring you more exclusive translations from the Czech-American treasure chest that are the 79 years of Amerikán Národní Kalendář!

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A Genealogical Historian, who is focused on family history and genealogy of the highest quality, but with a dose of fun. Avid about documentation and evidence. Loves helping folks of all levels in their genealogy pursuits, especially in the areas of Bohemia, Czech Republic, Italy, Cornwall, Kent, United Kingdom, U.S. Immigration and Cleveland, Ohio.

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