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Ancestors of Lou Hanel and Emma Ruda
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|Ref #||M F||Last Name [Birth Name]||Last Name [Married/
|First Name||Middle Name||Nick Name||Relationship||Birth Date||Place of Birth||Death Date||Place of Death||Cemetery||age at death||Spouse 1 Ref #||Spouse 1 Name||Spouse 1 Wedding Date||Pict. code||Notes|
|2070||F||Bachmann||Ruda||Antonia||Anna||Emma Ruda Hanel's mother||1873/04/28||Langenwang, Steiermark, Austria||1936/02/21||Rempter farm 3 mi. south of Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery south of Bristow, NE||62||2024||Robert Vaclav Ruda||1889/10/16||c||Nothing is known of Antonia's father. Joseph Bachmann (shoemaker
who had once been Postmaster General under Kaiser Wilhelm) was
her stepfather at the time of her marriage. Antonia told family
members that he was a tyrant and that her mother had married
him only for his wealth, which may have contributed to Antonia's
marriage at age 16. After her marriage to Robert, her wealthy
family disowned her and they lived in Leipa, Bohemia; Kamnitz,
Bohemia and Niemes, (Germany?). The first 3 children were born
in Europe. With these 3 children, they emigrated to America in
They were sponsored by Robert's brother, Vac Ruda (and Mary Peck Ruda).They first lived with Vac 3 mi. N.W. of Lynch, NE then moved to a nearby farm. They bought a farmstead 1 mi. S of Bristow, NE living there 1898-1922.
She died from carcinoma of the larynx. Loved flowers.
|2185||M||Bachmann||Bachmann||Joseph||Emma Ruda Hanel's foster grandfather||18??/??/??||1913/01/13||?||2186||Elizabeth Neumann||A letter to Antonia Ruda from a Mrs. Bachmann in Murzzuschlag dated April 3, 1913 indicated that her father was still alive at the time. The 1913 date of his death is recorded by Emma Ruda in a notebook from her childhood.|
|2085||M||Beran||Beran||Bohumil||Boh||Lou Hanel's brother-in-law||1884/12/07||Bohemia||1962/05/20||Schuyler, NE||Clarkson Cemetery||77||2029||Hermina Otylie Hanel||1912/12/03||b||Bohumil had received his education in Europe and moved to
America in 1910. He settled in Clarkson, NE where he lived the
rest of his life.
Boh was remembered as being a fun person to be around. He was a butcher in Clarkson, NE known for his hot dogs and sausage. He also ran the pool hall for awhile. He frequently gave the kids candy bars from the large boxes that he kept at the pool hall. He managed the ZCBJ Operan House and Theater for many years after his retirement.
He had been in failing health for several years and spent the last three weeks of his life in the Schuyler hospital.
|2094||M||Brown||Brown||Fred||Lou Hanel's brother-in-law||18??/??/??||19??/??/??||?||2035||Paulina Hanel||b||Lived in Wyoming. They had met at the NE School for the deaf.
He was a forman in a laundry.
|2115||F||Danielson||Ruda [Metschke]||Beulah||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister-in-law||1914/06/23||2000/04/22||85||2043||Peter Albert Ruda||1937/04/03||c||Beulah was a 1932 graduate of Bristow High School.
She married Vern Metschke after Peter died. Vern died in 1992.
|2127||F||Fenzel||Ruda||Anna||Emma Ruda Hanel's aunt (by marriage)||1877/09/28||Czechoslovakia||1961/04/10||St. Joseph Hospital, Dickenson, ND||83||2055||Alois Ruda||1905/04/12||Anna came by herself to the U.S. in 1903 and lived in Armour, SD.|
|2026||F||Hanel||Talacko||Eliska (Alice)||Lou Hanel's sister||1891/11/23||1962/05/09||70||2079||Rudolph Talacko||b||Lived in suburban Omaha.|
|2027||F||Hanel||Hanel||Emilie||Anna||Emma||Lou Hanel's sister||1886/12/06||1920/03/28||33||c||Never married. Died of Tuberculosis.|
|2028||M||Hanel||Hanel||Herman||Otto||Lou Hanel's brother||1889/11/19||1897/03/03||David City, NE||7||Twin. Died in diptheria epidemic.|
|2029||F||Hanel||Beran||Hermina||Otylie||Lou Hanel's sister||1889/11/19||1966/08/30||Clarkson, NE||Clarkson Cemetery||76||2085||Bohumil Beran||1912/12/03||b||Twin. Died of a stroke.|
|2030||M||Hanel||Hanel||Jaroslav (Jerry)||Frantisek (Frank)||Jerry||Lou Hanel's brother||1882/01/08||David City, NE||1957/01/20||Grand Island, NE heart attack||75||2088||Ruth Signa Saphia Samuelson||1911/11/14||b||After his marriage to Ruth, they lived in Lindsay, NE before moving to Albion. In 1942 they moved to Grand Island, NE. He worked as a cabinet maker and was known for his inlay woodwork.|
|2031||M||Hanel||Hanel||Joseph||Lou Hanel's father||1851/03/19||Chotovice, Czchoslovakia||1910/12/15||Clarkson, NE||Clarkson Cemetery||59||2047||Anna Vavrin||1879/10/05||b||Came to America with his parents in 1875. Went to Oshkosh,
WI. Came to David City, NE in 1876. Moved to Clarkson, NE in
1886. Against religion because of hated teacher priests in Czechoslovakia.
He and Anna settled in the newly established community of Clarkson, NE after their marriage. He was a carpenter who also mended wagons and wheels. He had a shop behind Toman Meat Market in Clarkson, NE, and also made caskets and sold seedling trees. Brothers Frank, James and George. Sister Anna Severa.
One of Joseph Hanel's brothers disappeared, and it was thought that he returned to Europe.
|2032||M||Hanel||Hanel||Joseph (Jr.)||Lou Hanel's brother||1880/06/30||1881/08/04||David City, NE||1|
|2033||F||Hanel||Hanel||Karolina||Marie||Lou Hanel's sister||1887/04/24||1887/09/21||0||Died of diptheria.|
|2034||M||Hanel||Hanel||Ladislav||Edvin||Lou Hanel's brother||1894/06/02||1974/12/06||Clarkson, NE||Clarkson Cemetery||80||2090||Josephine Svoboda||b||Carpenter. Lived in Lynch, Clarkson and Leigh, NE. Died of cancer.|
|2001||M||Hanel||Hanel||Louis (Alois)||Vaclav||Lou||LaVon Hanel Felker's father||1896/06/22||1985/06/23||Omaha, NE||Evergreen Cemetery, Omaha||89||2002||Emma Constance (Constanz) Ruda||1921/03/09||b||Lived in Lynch, NE when they were first married before moving to Clarkson and then to Omaha in the late 1930s.|
|2035||F||Hanel||Brown||Paulina||Lou Hanel's sister||1888/01/14||Clarkson, NE||19??/??/??||Sheridan, WY||?||2094||Fred Brown||b||Collapsed on the way home from school with scarlet fever.
Became deaf. Her husband was deaf from the same disease. They
lived in Casper, WY.
They stayed in close touch with the family, and the Hanels and Browns visited each other frequently.
|2101||F||Hatwan||Ruda||Lillian||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister-in-law||19??/??/??||1936/??/??||?||2041||Joe Anton Ruda||Joe had Gerald and Faye with his second wife.|
|2118||F||Hughes||Ruda||Carrie||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister-in-law||1894/08/10||Randolph, NE||1972/07/05||Lusk, WY||77||2044||Robert Josepf Ruda||1925/02/02||b||Before her marriage to Robert, Carrie homesteaded at Flattop in 1917 and later was chief operator for the telephone company at Randolph. She and Robert lived in Lynch, NE until 1929 when they moved to Flattop and later to a ranch near Lusk, WY.|
|2246||F||Kidelhorn||Pixa||Barbory||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-grandmother (Ruda side)||17??/??/??||17??/??/??||?||2245||Frantiska Pixa|
|2058||F||Kozaka||Ruda||Anna||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-grandmother||1800/??/??||18??/??/??||?||2057||Wacslav Prokop Ruda||1831/08/16||Anna was the widow of Janu Waneckowi. Her father, Mateja, was a Master Weaver and lived in Porice.|
|2107||M||Long||Long||Rayburn||Leon||Ray||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother-in-law||1883/10/22||Sac City, IA||1960/10/17||Lynch, NE||Pleasant View Cemetery||76||2042||Kathrina Emma Ruda||1911/09/29||b||In 1908, Ray homesteaded near Stamford, SD. After he married Kate, they lived on the Mart Long place north of Lynch, NE.|
|2060||F||Magra||Ruda||Anna||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-great-grandmother||17??/??/??||18??/??/??||?||2059||Jana Ruda||Anna's father was a Master Miller.|
|2249||M||Magra||Magra||Jatege||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-great-great-grandfather (Ruda side)||17??/??/??||17??/??/??||?|
|2186||F||Neumann||Bachmann||Elizabeth||Emma Ruda Hanel's grandmother||18??/??/??||1898/01/27||?||2185||Joseph Bachmann||It is known that she had at least one other daughter named Zitti.|
|2245||M||Pixa||Pixa||Frantiska||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-grandfather (Ruda side)||17??/??/??||17??/??/??||?||2246||Barbory Kidelhorn|
|2049||F||Pixa||Ruda||Karolina||Emma Ruda Hanel's grandmother (Ruda side)||18??/??/??||1913/07/05||?||2048||Vaclav Ruda||1859/11/22||Her father, Frantiska, was a Master Butcher. Her mother was the daughter of Wita Kiglehorn of Christova and Markety Berowe.|
|2120||M||Rempter||Ruda||Clara||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister-in-law||1902/10/19||199?/??/??||?||2045||Rudolf Peter Ruda||1925/07/05|
|2055||M||Ruda||Ruda||Alois||Louis||Emma Ruda Hanel's uncle||1875/11/26||19??/??/??||?||2127||Anna Fenzel||1905/04/12||Alois emigrated to America and lived and farmed near Center,
ND. Daughter, Josephine, married Adolph Danielson in 1926 and
had no children. She died Mar. 16, 1991. Helen married Fischer
and had two children, Ernie and Audrey.
Ernie and his wife own the Fischer Ranch at Richey, Montana. Audrey married Boller and lives in Missoula, Montana. Helen lives in Mandan, ND
|2036||M||Ruda||Ruda||Carl (Karel)||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1902/11/04||Bristow, NE||1905/06/14||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||2||Antonia's notes about the birth dates of her children list Carl's birth as 1904 and death as 1907.|
|2037||F||Ruda||Hagberg||Elizabeth||May||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister||1906/06/21||Bristow, NE||1999/06/||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||93||2168||Anton Hagberg||1936/04/12||c||No children of her own. She raised Duanne and Lois Jean (Joe Anton Ruda's children).|
|2038||F||Ruda||Ruda||Elsie||Rose||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister||1910/05/30||Bristow, NE||1988/02/07||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||77||c||Elsie attended school in Bristow and Lynch before graduating
from high school in Butte in 1927. She worked in a law office
in Butte and eventually became director of public welfare in
Columbus, NE. She belonged to the Federated Church in Columbus.
She was one of the origianal members of the Governor's Commission
on the Status of Women as well as a member of the board of directors
of the Platte Co. Historical Society.
Lucian Cook was an important part of her life for many years and preceded her in death.
|2002||F||Ruda||Hanel||Emma||Constance (Constanz)||LaVon Hanel Felker's mother||1898/04/21||Bristow, NE||1991/02/27||Omaha, NE||Evergreen Cemetery, Omaha||92||2001||Louis (Alois) Vaclav Hanel||1921/03/09||c||Lived in Lynch, NE when they were first married before moving
to Clarkson and then to Omaha April 28 1940.
In 1937 and 1938, Emma had a prolonged illness for which she spent a good deal of time in St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha.
|2050||F||Ruda||Ruda||Frantiska||Cecilie||Frances||Emma Ruda Hanel's aunt||1860/11/21||19??/??/??||?||Since her brothers never mention her, it is assumed that Frantiska died shortly after birth.|
|2039||M||Ruda||Ruda||Fred||Alvin||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1915/05/31||Bristow, NE||1996/02/20||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||80||2097||Grace L. Thorell||1940/10/06||c||Fred was only seven years old when his father died. He was known as a good basketball player at Bristow High School from which he graduated. He was really tall, but they called him, Shorty. He lived all of his adult life raising cattle and hogs on the farm they purchased shortly after being married. In 1993 he lost the fingers on his right hand in a corn picker accident.|
|2059||M||Ruda||Ruda||Jana||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-great-grandfather||17??/??/??||18??/??/??||?||2060||Anna Magra||Jana was a Master Tailor.|
|2041||M||Ruda||Ruda||Joe||Anton||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1902/03/14||Bristow, NE||1971/11/17||Edgerton, Minnesota||Edgerton, Minnesota||69||2101||Lillian Hatwan||b||Farmer near Edgerton, MN from 1941 until his death in 1971. His second wife had a daughter, Carol, before she was married. Duane and Lois Jean were from his first marriage. They had Gerald and Faye together. He died of cancer.|
|2052||M||Ruda||Ruda||Karel||Vel||Carl||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-uncle||1867/02/01||19??/??/??||?||Karel died prior to 1922.|
|2042||F||Ruda||Long||Kathrina||Emma||Kate||Emma Ruda Hanel's sister||1892/10/15||Kamnitz, Bohemia||1969/12/12||Lynch, NE||Pleasant View Cemetery, Lynch, NE 1969/12/16||77||2107||Rayburn Leon Long||1911/09/29||c||Katherine came to America with her parents at the age of
Kate and Ray first lived on the Mart Long place north of Lynch, NE. Kate remained on the farm until 1963.
|2051||M||Ruda||Ruda||Peter||Adolf||Emma Ruda Hanel's uncle||1862/06/29||19??/??/??||?||Peter lived in Teplitz & worked for the Post Office.
Ann worked with him in the Post Office. Liduska also worked there
before moving to Ceska Kamenice. Julie was in the book business.
Peter owned two houses but sold one to pay medical expenses.
In a letter of Jan. 15, 1922 he spoke of the war as a "horrible time" being unable to find even a few potatoes to buy for dinner.
|2043||M||Ruda||Ruda||Peter||Albert||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1912/04/18||Bristow, NE||1970/02/16||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||57||2115||Beulah Danielson||1937/04/03||b||Peter was a 1930 graduate of Bristow High School.
Farmed near Bristow, NE. Died of cancer. Peter was well known for being a very helpful person to everyone around him.
|2044||M||Ruda||Ruda||Robert||Josepf||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1890/09/21||Leipa, Bohemia||1962/11/20||Lusk, WY||72||2183||Anna Henkens||b||The oldest child, Robert came to America with his parents
in 1897. He farmed and worked road construction in Boyd Co.,
Anna and Robert were only married for a short time.
Carrie Hughes was from Randolph, NE. They moved to ranch south of Keeline, WY Nov. 1928.
Died of a heart attack.
|2024||M||Ruda||Ruda||Robert||Vaclav||Emma Ruda Hanel's father||1864/12/24||Horazdovice, Bohemia||1922/06/22||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery south of Bristow, NE||57||2070||Antonia Anna Bachmann||1889/10/16||c||After his marriage to Antonia, they lived in Leipa, Bohemia;
Kamnitz, Bohemia and Niemes, (Germany?). He worked as a Tanner
in Bohemia. The first 3 children were born in Europe. With these
3 children, they emigrated to America in May 1897.
They were sponsored by Robert's brother, Vac Ruda (and Mary Peck Ruda).They first lived with Vac 3 mi. N.W. of Lynch, NE then moved to a nearby farm. They homesteaded a farm 1 mi. S of Bristow, NE living there 1903-1922. The land homesteaded was: S 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 15 and the N 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 22, Twp 33, N Range 11, West of the 6th P.M.
In addition to farming, Robert helped build the highway between Lynch and Bristow using a team and tumblebug. He became a citizen in O'Neill, NE Mar. 23, 1903. He died of carcinoma of the stomach.
|2045||M||Ruda||Ruda||Rudolf||Peter||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1896/09/06||Niemes, Bohemia
or Lynch, NE ?
|1977/05/22||Bristow, NE||Bristow Cemetery||80||2120||Clara Rempter||1925/07/05||b||Farmer in Bristow. May have been born on the boat on the way to America.|
|2048||M||Ruda||Ruda||Vaclav||Emma Ruda Hanel's grandfather||1835/10/02||Horazdovice, Bohemia||19??/??/??||?||2049||Karolina Pixa||1859/11/22||Gardener|
|2046||M||Ruda||Ruda||Vaclav||Denzel||Emma Ruda Hanel's brother||1900/02/22||Bristow, NE||1920/08/15||Denver sanitarium of tuberculosis||Bristow Cemetery||20||b|
|2053||M||Ruda||Ruda||Vacslav||Emma Ruda Hanel's uncle||1869/09/30||1923/02/08||Denver, CO 4832 Meade St||Lynch, NE cemetery||53||2169||Mary Pech||1897/05/15||Since he sponsored Robert, Vacslav emigrated to America before
1897 and was probably the first to emigrate. He farmed 3 miles
northwest of Lynch, NE and was also a carpenter. He later moved
Mary was the daughter of Josef and Anna Urbin Pech from Lynch. They had no children. Mary died Oct. 28, 1923.
|2056||M||Ruda||Ruda||Vincenc||V.||Jim||Emma Ruda Hanel's uncle||1880/03/13||1962/12/15||Fargo, NE||Oakes, North Dakota||82||Vincenc emigrated to America and worked as a laborer around Lynch, NE and then around Center, ND. He did not marry. He was found in ND as a derelict by Ira Long and placed in a nursing home where he later died.|
|2054||M||Ruda||Ruda||Vojtech||Albert||Emma Ruda Hanel's uncle||1872/04/11||19??/??/??||?||Vojtech remained in Bohemia. He lived in the country, was married and had one son.|
|2057||M||Ruda||Ruda||Wacslav||Prokop||Emma Ruda Hanel's great-grandfather||1808/07/04||Horazdovice, Bohemia||18??/??/??||?||2058||Anna Kozaka||1831/08/16||Wacslav was a Master Tailor.|
|2088||F||Samuelson||Hanel||Ruth||Signa Saphia||Lou Hanel's sister-in-law||188?/??/??||19??/??/??||?||2030||Jaroslav (Jerry) Frantisek (Frank) Hanel||b||Ruth and Jerry lived in Albion, NE for many years. She was known as a perfectionist.|
|2090||F||Svoboda||Hanel||Josephine||Josie||Lou Hanel's sister-in-law||189?/??/??||19??/??/??||?||2034||Ladislav Edvin Hanel||b||Her childhood home was in Northeast Nebraska. She made the best fried potatoes anyone could remember.|
|2079||M||Talacko||Talacko||Rudolph||Lou Hanel's brother-in-law||18??/??/??||19??/??/??||?||2026||Eliska (Alice) Hanel|
|2047||F||Vavrin||Hanel||Anna||Lou Hanel's mother||1859/12/11||Sedlice, Czechoslovakia||1936/07/24||Clarkson, NE||Clakrson Cemetery||76||2031||Joseph Hanel||1879/10/05||b||Came to America when about 6 years old on a ship making its
last voyage. A storm took them 2 weeks out of way. Many people
died and were buried at sea. The family first settled in Cedar
Rapids, IA and after two years, moved to Colfax Co., NE prior
to the founding of Clarkson. The area was sparsely settled, and
she lived as a true pioneer. After her marriage to Joseph Hanel,
the settled in the newly established town of Clarkson, NE.
Her brothers were Joe, John, Frank. Sisters Helen Koci, Marie Bos, Bessie Richtig, Fannie Hanel.
Worked at Fuller Ranch in Schuyler for 25 cents a week. Always worked barefoot in her garden. Lou and Lad (who caught & sold crawdads for 5 cents a gallon to the tavern) would put crawdads in the tub of water she used to wash her feet and was bitten.
She and her three daughters saved enough money to buy the property located at the intersection leading into the city of Clarkson from Highway 91.
She died at the home of her daughter, Hermina, after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Beran home, and the funeral procession stopped at the opera house where a eulogy was delivered by Rev. Filipi.