I am looking for the ancestry of Martin Klouda.

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I have reached a dead end on the ancestors of my great great grandfather on my fathers side. Martin Klouda (b. July 23, 1853 in either Germany or Bohemia) emigrated from Breman, Germany to New York, New York, New York, U.S.A.. He immigrated to the United States on October 6, 1871 at the age of 18. He was on the ship, The New York. He was married to Anna Horesky in Linn county, Iowa on July 9 1878. One of his sons, my grandfather was named Frank J. Klouda. My father was George Klouda.

Relatives of mine have indicated that our ancestry originates near Klatovy, Bohemia. Ideally someone from the Klatovy area could help me.

I hope this information about Martin is sufficient to give me leads as which direction to search further. Also any suggestions about future posts would be helpful, as this is my first. Thank you for your help in my research.
in Genealogy Help by Cliff Klouda G2G Crew (700 points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

P.S. have you visited Kitty's Library page? there are Mega free Sources to contemplate & some really good ones for NY :) fultonhistory.com & nystatehistoricnewspapers.org are very good Newspaper Sources.

 http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Kitty%27s_Library .

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The Klatovy district is in the Plzeƈ Region. Church books in digitized form are available through www.portafontium.eu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klatovy_District gives you a list of communities in the district. The search may be tedious if you have to go through a lot of church books but once you find a connection the records go back to the early 17th century, sometimes even late 16th.

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (617k points)
selected by Viktor Klouda
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Findagrave.com Memorial #141092358. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141092358 .

Martin W Klouda 

Birth: Nov. 17, 1897Death: Nov., 1980image
Family links: 
  Martin Klouda (1853 - 1917)
  Anna Klouda (1859 - 1948)
  Milver M Klouda (1926 - 2015)*
  Marvin F Klouda (1928 - 2007)*
  Lester G Klouda (1931 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Memorial Park 
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA 
Created by: DMD
Record added: Jan 09, 2015 
Find A Grave Memorial# 141092358

by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (264k points)

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