A Visit to Borová Church

Frank Teply was baptized at the Borová Evangelical Protestant Church.

And his parents made their wedding announcements here. And his grandparents are buried here. And his great-grandparents are buried here.

Have I piqued your interest? Good. Let’s continue.

The church and cemetery are at the east edge of Borová, about a mile from where our Teply families lived at the west edge of Oldřiš.

Baptism of Frank Teply – 2nd great-grandfather

On June 28, 1865, Frantisek Teplý was baptized at the Borová church. See the translated birth record here.

Birth record of Frank Teply

Godparents were Frantisek Petras, farm owner, from Pusta Rybna No 8, and Frantiska Petras wife of Anton Petras, cottage gardener, from Teleci No. 10.

Baptism was performed by Jan Skalák, protestant pastor.

The guy in the picture isn’t Jan Skalák, but Jan Dus. He was pastor here from 1997 to 2003. He was our guide while visiting the Teply villages.

He just phoned someone and said we’d like to have a look at the church. We stopped at a house and picked up the keys. Great.

Marriage Banns of Joseph Teply and Josephine Petras – 3rd great-grandparents

Frantisek’s parents were Josef and Josepha Petras Teplý. Before marriage, a couple had to make three banns (pronouncements) of their intentions. Notice in the second column of record 4 that they made announcements on 26th of June and 3rd and 10th of July in 1864.

Joseph was age 30. Josepha’s age isn’t listed, but she was 26.

Marriage banns of Joseph Teply and Josephine Petras

Interesting odds and ends you find doing genealogy research. Notice on the register page above:

  • Another Josef Teply making banns in record 2, whose also has a father named Josef Teply
  • Almost every male on the page is named Josef

Burial of Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply – 4th great-grandparents

Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply are the parents of Joseph Teply, and grandparents of Frank Teply. They are both buried in the Borová church cemetery.

Death and burial records of Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply

Coincidentally, Joseph and Frantiska are consecutive entries in the death register.

Joseph died November 6, 1872 at 10 a.m. in a hospital in Polička, age 61. The cause of death was gangrene in right lower limb. He was buried November 15.

Frantiska died November 12, 1872 at 4 p.m. at home at Oldřiš house no. 191, age 61. The cause of death was a breast lump. She was buried November 10.

Funerals were performed by Jan Skalák, protestant pastor.

Burial of Ferdinand Teply and Terezie Sodomka Teply – 5th great-grandparents

Ferdinand Teply and Terezie Sodomka Teply were parents of Joseph Teply, grandparents of Joseph Teply, and great-grandparents of Frank Teply. They are both buried in the Borová church cemetery.

Death and burial record of Ferdinand Teply

Ferdinand died April 17, 1862 at home at Oldřiš house no. 118. The cause of death was decrepitude due to old age. He was 81. He was buried April 19.

Death and burial record of Terezie Sodomka Teply

Terezie died September 9, 1866 at home at Oldřiš house no. 118. The cause of death was cholera. She was 80. She was buried September 11.

Funerals were performed by Jan Skalák, protestant pastor.

Grave Locations?

Can we find the graves of the great-grandparents? We’ll discuss cemeteries and burial practices in the next post.


Sources

  • Frantisek Teply Birth – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. R1-1 – p. XXXVII – i. 38 – r. 1
  • Joseph Teply and Josepha Petras Marriage – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. R1-2 – p. XXVIII – i. 30
  • Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply Death – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. R1-3 – p. LXIX – i. 69 – r. 3 & 4
  • Ferdinand Teply Death – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. R1-3 – p. XLII – i. 42 – r. 6
  • Terezie Sodomka Teply Death – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. R1-3 – p. LIV – i. 54 – r. 10
  • Photos of Borová church and cemetery – Mark Jarvis – October 2019

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