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I've "rescued" an old photograph of William HOUDEK which was taken at the J.
B. Schultz Studio. William is noted as the son of Henry HOUDECK. The
photograph appears to have been taken in the early 1900's with William about
2-3 years old at the time. Based on limited research I was able to locate
the following information regarding William and his family:
William James HOUDEK was b. 27 Feb 1912 in Fort Atkinson, IA to parents
Henry August HOUDEK (b. 28 Aug 1881 in Spillville, IA-d. 25 Jun 1963 in
Iowa) and Anna PAVLOVEC (1892 or 1893-1981). William was one of 3 children
born to this couple including siblings, Wilma HOUDEK (1916-1981) and Victor
Charles HOUDEK (1923-2005). William married Eleanor HOUDEK (1915-2003) and
he died in Rochester, MN on 17 Feb 1997 and is buried in the Holy Trinity
Church Cemetery in Protivin, IA.
Census records provide the following details:
1910 census of Washington, IA:
Wenzel HOUDEK, age 72, married 35 years, born Germany, parents born Germany,
to USA 1855, a Farmer
Elizabeth HOUDEK, wife, age 50, married 35 years, 5 children/4 living, born
Austria, parents born Austria, to USA 1882
Henry HOUDEK, son, age 29, born IA, an Odd Jobs Carpenter
1920 census of Washington Township, Winneshiek Co., IA:
Henry HOUDEK, age 38, born IA, parents born Bohemia, a Farmer
Anna HOUDEK, wife, age 26, to USA 1896, born Bohemia, parents born Bohemia
William J. HOUDEK, son, age 7, born IA
Wilma G. HOUDEK, dau, age 3 years + 9 months, born IA
James PAVLOVE, brother-in-law, age 21, born IA, parents born Bohemia, a
1930 census of Washington Township, Winneshiek Co., IA:
Henry HOUDEK, age 49, married at age 29, born IA, parents born
Czechoslovakia, a House Carpenter
Anna HOUDEK, wife, age 37, married at age 18, born Czechoslovakia, parents
born Czechoslovakia, to USA 1896
William HOUDEK, son, age 18, born IA
Wilma HOUDEK, dau, age 14, born IA
Victor HOUDEK, son, age 7, born IA
1940 census of Fort Atkinson, IA:
Henry HOUDEK, age 58, born IA
Anna HOUDEK, wife, age 48, born Czechoslovakia
Victor HOUDEK, son, age 17, born IA
Anna PAVLOVEC, mother-in-law, age 73, a widow, born Czechoslovakia
And living directly next door.
William HOUDEK, age 28, born IA, a Creamery Laborer
Elenora HOUDEK, wife, age 24, born IA
Betty Jo HOUDEK, dau, age 10 months, born IA
I am hoping to locate someone from this HOUDEK Family so that the photograph
can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family,
or you know someone who might be, please contact me.
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