Last time, we learned that three generations of our Teplys were found in Borová church records and cemetery. That’s because they lived nearby in Oldřiš.
Let’s look at the map again. We’re going to visit Oldřiš houses 140, 191, 118.
- Teply home – citations 1837-1865
- Home of 4G Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply – ca 1837 -1864
- Childhood home of 3G Joseph Teply – ca 1840-1864
- Home of 3G Joseph Teply and Josepha Petras – ca 1864-1865
- Birthplace of 2G Frantisek Teply – 1865
The original house has been replaced. The lady of the house says there’s still a cellar in back from the original. She also wanted us to take her back to America so she could get new feet.
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Joseph and Frantiska Teply (4G) moved to Oldris 140 a few years after they married in 1834. They lived near Joseph’s parents and younger brother Frantisek’s family at Oldris 118. Another brother Jan lived at Oldris 107.
Joseph was a cottage gardener, with a small garden by his house. I’d guess that Joseph was also working on the farm of his brother Frantisek.
Joseph and Frantiska had a son Joseph (3G) here in 1834, and son Anton in 1840.
Son Joseph was living here when he married Josephine Petras in 1864 (3G). The couple lived here with parents Joseph and Frantiska. Joseph’s brother Anton was living here too.
Around 1865, Joseph and Josephine and baby Frantisek left for America.
Sometime before 1872, Joseph and Frantiska moved to house 115/191
- Home of 4G Joseph Teply and Frantiska Dvorak Teply – ca 1866-1872
Our guide, Jan, started a conversation with a lady feeding her chickens in the yard. After explaining our situation, she graciously offered to show us around. Her name is Jacka (Yach’ ka), short for Jaroslava.
Incredibly, the original house is still there. It’s been remodeled in front, but not so much inside and in back. And it’s been vacant for the last forty years.
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Joseph and Frantiska Teply (4G) moved from Oldris 140 to Oldris 191 sometime after 1864.
I believe they retired and moved in with another family, perhaps their son Anton. I haven’t yet found those details.
In 1872, both Joseph and Frantiska died. The parish register records their residence as Oldris House 191.
- Teply home – citations 1837-1868
- Home of 5G Ferdinand Teply and Terezie Sodomka Teply – ca 1840-1866
We continued our tour with Jacka. Home 118 no longer exists. An orchard is at the home’s location. She and her husband Jindrich own both the lots 191 and 118. And they have built a newer house just west of the Teply lots.
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Ferdinand and Terezie Teply (5G) moved to Oldris 118 around 1840. They were retired, and lived with their son Frantisek and his family. Frantisek was the younger brother of Joseph (4G). Ferdinand and Terezie lived here over twenty years until their deaths in 1862 and 1866.
In 1840, about the time these maps were made, Frantisek Teply is recorded as a “pulsedlak from Woldris No 118” in his daughter Josepha’s birth record. A pulsedlak is a peasant farm owner of about 25 acres.
And in 1840, Joseph Teply is recorded as a “chalupnik from Woldris No 140” in his son Anton’s birth record. A chalupnik is a cottage gardener, with only a small garden around his house.
Most of the people from the Bohemian highlands that emigrated to America were chalupnik.
Frantisek had somehow acquired control of a large farm, perhaps 25 acres. Maybe he married well.
That’s why I think Joseph, and perhaps his brother Jan, are living in Oldris – to work on brother Frantisek’s farm.
Amazingly, current residents Jacka and Jindrich own the same farm as Frantisek Teply did.
Below is a closeup where you can see Frantisek Teply’s name on his fields.
- Josepha Teply Birth – (father Frantisek) – 1840 – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. 1589 – p. 46 – i. 46
- Anton Teply Birth – (father Joseph) – 1840 – Zamrsk Archives, Czech Republic – s. 1589 – p. 54 – i. 54
- Map – Czech – Stable Cadastre Map – Imperial Print – 5425-1-5 – 1839 – Oldris – House Nos 107 118 140
- Map – Czech – Stable Cadastre Map – Indicative Sketch – 502018390 – 1839 – Oldris – Houses and Farms 107 118 140
- Photos of Oldřiš houses – Mark Jarvis – October 2019
Notes on house numbers
The original house numbers were assigned in 1770. The 1839 maps showed the original number and any re-numbering. Sometimes, villages were re-numbered. Or a house was torn down, a new one built across the village and gets assigned the same number. There are mistakes. And often the parish priest would record the old number in the church records instead of the new number.
Notes on citation date ranges
I mention a date range of citations, like “citations 1837-1865”. The first date is the earliest citation I’ve found that includes a house number. Remember, citations earlier than 1770 don’t record a house number, so I can’t report earlier dates with certainty. And for the last date, I haven’t yet searched after the 1860s, when our Teplys emigrated, so the last date is often around 1870. It’s possible that Teplys were associated with these houses after that, but I haven’t researched that yet. It’s even possible that a Teply could be associated today.