We’re stepping back further in time. Matej and Anna Teply lived from 1720s to around 1800.Continue reading
Month: November 2019
25 – Let’s Talk About Money
Kathleen Teply asked how much it cost Joseph Teply to travel to America.
That leads to other interesting questions:
- How could poor peasants afford to go?
- How much money did they make? How much did they have?
- What was their cottage worth? Or their farm?
- Did they have debts?
24 – Jan Teply and Katerina Jukl (6G)
Let’s meet Jan and Katerina.
Remember to pronounce the J like a Y.Continue reading
23 – Farmers, Farms, and Farmhouses
It’s complicated. Let’s start with two definitions:
lán – A measure of land, about 45 acres. Same as a “hide”.
láník – A farmer who farmed one or more lán. Same as a “sedlák”.
22 – Ferdinand Teply and Terezie Sodomka (5G)
There are some interesting things about Ferdinand Teply’s birth register:Continue reading
21 – That’s the Wrong House
One of our goals in Pustá Rybná was to photograph the important houses.Continue reading
20 – Frantisek Petras and Anna Teply (5G)
My grandpa worked for Princess Gloria’s family.
That’s right, her.Continue reading
19 – Anton Petras and Terezie Zahradnik (4G)
Let’s meet Josepha Petráš Teply’s parents, Anton Petráš and Terezie Zahradnik.
Interestingly, Anton Petráš and Terezie Zahradnik each has a Teply parent or grandparent.Continue reading
18 – A Chance Encounter
If you stopped your car in front of a house in Solomon, Kansas, and started walking around the house taking photos, you might get confronted.Continue reading
17 – Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak (4G)
We’ve learned a lot about Joseph and Josepha Petras Teply (3G).
Let’s meet Joseph’s parents, Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvořák (4G) .Continue reading