Wilda, Her Story: The Jelineks, Her Family
Covers the life of John Jelinek, a Bohemian immigrant, and his family who settled in Montana in the late 1800's and started a homestead seven miles southwest Stanford at the foot of the Little Belt Mountains.
Wilda Willis, the author, was John's granddaughter and grew up in Wyoming in the early twentieth century. The beginning of this book started with the genealogy research in the early 1990's, of her Jelinek grandparents. She maintained close contact with her siblings throughout her life and, together, they planned family reunions to stay in touch. At family reunions, and through letter writing campaigns, she put together a genealogy of the descendants of John Jelinek. Finally, after compiling the genealogy and writing her own story, she gave the work to her daughter in law Carol get printed. Carol became interested in the research and gathered more information and pictures relating to the family homesteads and life in the early times, such as Yellowstone Park in the 1920's.
- By: Wilda Willis and Carol Willis
- Published by: Alphagraphics, Inc., 2000
- Pages: 230
- Source Example:
- <span id='WildaWillis'></span>Willis, Wilda. ''[[Space:Wilda, Her Story: The Jelineks, Her Family|Wilda, Her Story: The Jelineks, Her Family]]'' (Alphagraphics, Inc., 2000).
- Inline Citation Example:
- <ref>[[#WildaWillis|Willis, Wilda]]: Page 1</ref>
Where to Find
This book is out of print. It was distributed to various family members at the Jelinek Family Reunion in 2000.
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