Wenceslaus Barta
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Václav Barta (1864 - 1962)

Václav (Wenceslaus) [uncertain] "Wencel James" Barta
Born in Mažice, Tábor, South Bohemiamap
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Husband of — married 26 Oct 1886 in Veseli, Rice, Minnesotamap
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Died at age 97 in Montgomery, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Wenceslaus Barta has Czech Roots.



Václav Barta was born in 1864 in Mažice.[1] He is the son of Vojtech Barta and Mary Trenda.[2] He was married to Rosalie Chlan in 1886 at the Holy Trinity Church in Veseli, Minnesota.[3] Mrs. Barta passed away June 9, 1930. He died in 1962.[4][5]

He was preceded in death by his wife and three sons, Wencel J. who passed away in 1945, Charles J. in 1955 and another son died in infancy


LONSDALE (Special) -- Funeral services for Wencel Barta were held at the church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, with the Rev. Charles C. Jirik officiating. Pallbearers were Ben E. Barta, Myles Barta, Ben T. Barta, all of Montgomery, Dr. Charles J. Vosejpka of Minneapolis, Donald Malecha, Robert W. Vosejpka, all of Lonsdale. Interment was in the Lonsdale Catholic Cemetery. Wencel Barta, the son of Albert and Mary Trenda Barta, was born in Czechoslovakia on Nov. 3, 1864. He came to America with his parents when he was three years old. He farmed in the Lonsdale community all of his life until his retirement 10 years ago when he moved to Montgomery. The last two years he spent in the Montgomery Nursing Home. He was married to Rose Chlan in 1886. Mrs. Barta passed away June 9, 1930 at Lonsdale. Mr. Barta passed away at the Community Memorial Hospital in New Prague on Thursday, July 5 at the age of 97 years and eight months. He is survived by three sons, Frank J. of Montgomery, William T. of Northfield, Ben A. of New Prague; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Emily) Vosejpka of Montgomery, Mrs. Frank (Rose) Vosejpka of Lonsdale and Mrs. John (Mayme) Malecha of Lonsdale; 28 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and three sons, Wencel J. who passed away in 1945, Charles J. in 1955 and another son died in infancy. Those attending the funeral came from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Kansas City, Topeka, Kans. and the surrounding area.

Research Notes

I have had a hard time obtaining any information due to the Czech name and not knowing if this the actual spelling of his, although, I did obtain this information from his tombstone.

  • His birth record indicates that a request for his birth certificate was asked for in 1867, the year he immigrated to America.[6]


  1. Birth: Zálší, Tábor, book 13, page 208: https://digi.ceskearchivy.cz/8734/212/1846/1420/62/0
  2. 1885 MN State Census: "Minnesota State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQXR-KMH : 4 August 2017), Wencel Barta in household of Albert Barta, Wheatland, Rice, Minnesota; citing p. 4, volume Rice, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,753.
  3. Archdiocese of St. Paul MN Church Records viewed by Heidi Bruneau
  4. MN Death Index: "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4Q3-K5M : 4 December 2014), Wencel Barta, 05 Jul 1962; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Scott, Minnesota, record 1505337, certificate number 018021, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.
  5. Find-a-Grave: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV7-36NG : 8 August 2020), Wencel, ; Burial, Lonsdale, Rice, Minnesota, United States of America, Calvary Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 7899156, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. Phillip Jares

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