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Bohemian Immigrants

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Date: 1830 to 1900
Location: Bohemia, Austriamap
Surnames/tags: Seidl Lenz Egerer
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The origins of German Bohemians in Wisconsin

Many families from the Kingdom of Bohemia emigrated to Wisconsin in the mid-1800s in large groups and settled with other German Bohemians in the Fond du Lac. area. This map traces the home village of each family who immigrated.

It's important to note that all village and regional names are not the same as map locations today. At the time they emigrated, their villages had German names, settled by German Bohemians. The creation of Czechoslovakia caused Czech names to replace names of towns and roads. This list includes the circa 1850 village name and the current name in the Czech Republic. MAP: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AR8sjnSQKRarlu9s7NoEnS-szgA&usp=sharing

Other families from the area who immigrated to the FOND DU LAC County area of Wisconsin are: SURNAME, current name, village name

  1. LENZ in Rajov, Royau
  2. FUHRMAN in Luhov, Luhof
  3. UTSCHIG in Mnichov, Einsiedl
  4. GROESCHL in Mnichov, Einsiedl
  5. SUTTNER in Kříženec Kiesenreuth
  6. TEUCHNER in Krašov and Bezvěrov #15
  7. NADLER in Rajov, Royau
  8. LEITNER in
  9. KOHLER in Rajov, Royau
  10. PIMPL in Rajov, Royau
  11. BAYERYL in Rajov, Royau
  12. EGERER in Rojov, Royau
  13. FISCHBACH in Rojav, Royau
  14. SCHWIPL in Rojav, Royau

To the Southwest edge of Bohemia, other families left to Wisconsin and Michigan. Many of these villages were leveled after WWII because they were too close to the border with Germany. For this group, Immigrant Surname is listed with the current name and the original village name.

  1. THEYERL Lomitschka
  2. THEYERL Erpužice Welperschitz
  3. THEIRL BAYER Mutěnín Muttersdorf -
  4. Barbara SEIDL b 1837 Domazlice-
  5. SCHUBEL Bukovec -
  6. THEIRL Schilligkau Šidlákov -
  7. Glden Velký Malahov -
  8. THEIRL & BAYER Hostau Hostouň -
  9. BAYER Horoušany Horouschen -
  10. MEIDL of Manitowok WI Studánky Kaltnbrunn -
  11. Rothembaum -Červené Dřevo -
  12. Andrew SEIDL Fleky Fleken -

LAST TRIP OF THE SEASON.-As we go to press, we notice the arrival of the Steamer Huron on her last trip. She had on board upwards of 100 Bohemian emigrants, besides a quanity of freight for this place and Two Rivers. Manitowoc Tribune, Dec. 13, 1855

Arrival of Emigrants. The steamer Huron brought to this port on Thursday last nearly one hundred emigrants a pretty satisfactory proof that the bugbear of Know Nothingism has not yet produced the disastrous results which have been predicted by old fogy politicans who are always seeing "a nigger in the fence" when it is only a reflection of their own ugly countenance reflected in the puddles by the wayside. Let the Emigrants come, there is room enough & to spare. Strong hands & willing hearts are needed to hew down the forest trees and "and make the wilderness blossom as the rose." Let them come if they will and we will guarantee that they have no more cause to dread the insiduous wiles of the Know Nothings than of any other time serving political demagogues, whatever may be their creed. The Huron is on the Green Bay route, and the Superior has commenced her regular trips to Lake Superior. Manitowoc Tribune, May 1, 1856

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Western Bohemia
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