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The goal of this project is to ... Learn and get information where the Brookshaw family name came from and how the name changed

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Greta Brookshaw.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • The Pierce County Landskroners:

Although Franz Pirkl settled in Pierce County in 1855, most of the Landskroner emigrants to Pierce County arrived after the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Many of these emigrants, both German and Czech, passed through Waterloo or Watertown on their way to Pierce County. Many Czech emigrants from Čermná (Böhmisch Rothwasser) settled here. Some Czechs traveled through Texas and not the Waterloo and Watertown areas. Other emigrants came from the villages of Heřmanice (Hermanitz), Jokelsdorf (Jakubovice), Michelsdorf (Ostrov), Ober and Nieder Johnsdorf (Horní and Dolní Třešňovec) and Sichelsdorf (Žichlínek). Among the Landskroner families eventually settling in Pierce County were the following: Appel, Beneš, Brickner, Falteisek, Fischer, Gregor, Heinz, Huebl, Jahna (Yahna), Jana (Yana), Janisch (Yanisch), Janovec, Jansa, Kabarle, Katzer, Kitna, Klecker, Kreuziger, Kusilek, Langer, Marek, Maresch, Maresh, Meixner, Merta, Motl, Nagle, Neugebauer, Nickel (Nicol), Novak, Pecháček, Pelzel, Prokscher, Raeschler, Richter, Roller, Schmeiser, Schmied, Schöberle, Seifert, Steiner, Strofus, Švec, Tajerle, Tayerle and Yanovec.

  • Tracing Czech Ancesetry

czech family history As you search for your Bohemian ancestors, it will serve you well to know that there existed a significant schism in the Bohemian community between those who adhered to the Catholic faith and those who did not. You will find that those who eschewed the church, tended to participate in the Freethinkers movement, the Sokols, and often the fraternal associations, ?esko-Slovansk� Podporuj�c� Spole?nosti (CSPS), or Z�pand� ?esko-Bratrsk� Jednota (ZCBJ) in some Western United States. These fraternal and mutual aid societies were also known as Bohemian Slovenian Benevolent Societies and are now the CSA. The CSPS was one of the earliest fraternal and mutual aid societies in the United States

  • Czech Family History Resources

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

Czech Heritage Partnership

State Regional Archives Trebon

Onward to Our Past - Bohemian and Czech Genealogy Blog

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