Category Archives: Family History

Just Who Were the Bartuneks?

Josef and Maria/Mary Bartunek were my great-great grandparents. They came from somewhere in either Bohemia or Moravia, arriving in Kansas sometime before 1890. That pretty much sums it up what I know about the Bartunek family. I heard plenty of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Josef Vopats…in Ellsworth County, Kansas

I started my research with a few pages of notes that my brother shared with me. So I hopped on the Internet and started my searching. After putting Josef Vopat (the name of my great-grandfather) into a few search engines … Continue reading

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Josef Vopat Family, Ellsworth County, Kansas

This is the second post in the introduction to my ancestors. Josef Vopat is my great-grandfather. I ¬†know a little bit more about him than some of my other Czech immigrant ancestors. Josef Vopat, or Joe as he was known, … Continue reading

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