This web site is dedicated to the memory of Vaclav Sramek, his wife, Catherina Hruska, and their four sons, Joseph, James, Frank, and John. It is a “work in progress”. If we were to wait until the database is complete, we would never get the web site up. So this website is being launched 81 years after the death of Vaclav in July of 1923. The contents will change from time to time. Come back and visit often. Look for “New Additions” and “Going, Going, Gone” links.Since accuracy is very important to our family, please notify Mary, the"JuniorWebmaster"(address below) if you find any errors. If someone living is listed, and does not wish to be, please notify us also.
Yes, as you go through the dates, you will find that NONE of the birthdates listed here for Vaclav and the four sons match what is recorded in the United States, such as in the Social Security Death Index or on cemetery monuments. Images of the original baptismal books are included in this site, so you can see for yourself. This site will use the dates from the European records; whether you use this date or the "traditional" one is up to you.
This data is the property of the Sramek family. This data may be freely transcribed, but no one may charge a fee to anyone else for its use (although donations toward future research will be gratefully accepted). The research was paid for by Sramek family descendants, and they have chosen to make it available to relatives and friends. The project was begun as a manual database in 1964. None of the data in this site was obtained from the commercial genealogy vendors, although some have portions of this data on their CDs. The Census data referenced in some notes was obtained through http://Ancestry.com and death dates referenced from the Social Security Death Index were obtained through http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com .
Although the data starts with Vaclav, we have attempted to include eight generations back in Europe, a feature not built into the software. There was a bit of manual programming involved, so some links might not work correctly. Please notify the webmaster about any incorrect or confusing links.
- Big discovery! Josefa Hacolik is NOT a Hacolik, but a Hawlik, in Czech, Havlik. The "co" was a "w". We have now extended the Faimon/Ruzicka line back to 1693. A big surprise was that they seem to have come from Sadek u Policky before Bohunov and then Kundratice. More in the weeks to come.
- Bob and Mary Levesque visited the Czech Republic in May, 2010. Mary will be adding pictures out to the site. A cousin off Katerina Hruska Sramek's side, Anne, made contact. She has many photos we haven't seen. Here is a link to a photo she sent, of Katerina Sykora Hruska, Katerina Sramek's mother.
- Faimon Genealogy
This genealogy begins with Josef Faimon, who, along with his wife Antonia Ruzicka, settled in Rawlins County in 1892. The family line can be traced back 4 generations via this link. Their daughter, Mary, married Joseph Sramek. Their granddaughter, Lillian, married Anselm Sramek.
- Prochazka Genealogy
This genealogy begins with Ignatz Prochazka, who, along with his wife Antonia Janda, settled in Rawlins County in about 1884. The family line can be traced back 4 generations via this link. Their daughter, Mary, married James Sramek. Their granddaughter, Lucille, married Ed Sramek.
- Kopriva Genealogy
This genealogy begins with Ignatz Kopriva, a widower who settled in Rawlins County about 1884. The family line can be traced back 4 generations along the Fleck line via this link. Two of his granddaughters, Lillian Faimon and Agnes Kopriva, married Srameks.
- This section provides top-down links from the oldest ancestor in each line.
Brhel, Brichta, Faimon, Fleck, Hacolik, Hruska (Jakub), Hruska (Vaclav), Janda, Kokojan, Kopriva, Kruntorad, Kutilek, Milacek, Nemec, Oskrda, Otrubka, Pochop, Prochazka, Raus, Reiman, Ruzicka, Sklenar, Skula, Sotek, Sykora, Taborsky, Wala, and Zadak.
- Anselm Sramek's History of (his) Grandfather Vaclav Sramek. As of Spring, 2005, it consists only of text. It will be converted into a document with links and photographs in the future.
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