Joseph and Josepha Teply left Bohemia in 1867, bound for America. They are the only ones of our direct Teply ancestors to emigrate.Continue reading
Illegitimate Children were a fact of life, literally.
Illegitimate children were common. It’s not unusual to see an illegitimate child on each page of the parish register.Continue reading
We met Joseph and Josepha earlier, when we were in Borová and Oldřiš. They had gotten married and had a son Frantisek. Let’s learn more about them.Continue reading
We have nine generations of Teplys in Bohemia to learn about. Let’s start with the most recent, and work our way back in time.Continue reading
At last! Pustá Rybná. The goal of our pilgrimage. The documented location of our Teplys since 1600s.
I’m going to write some Pustá Rybná nibbles, just to get you interested.Continue reading
As we were driving out of Telecí, Jan made a turn up a country lane. “Let me show you a tree that I’m sure your grandparents knew well.”Continue reading
Telecí is a village on the southeast corner of Teply world.
The Telecí church is important to us because it was the first protestant church for the surrounding villages.Continue reading
What you are, we were. What we are, you will be.Inscription on cemetery entrance gate, Czech cemetery
After our tour of house 191 and the orchard in Oldřiš, we were invited into Jacka and Jindrich’s home.Continue reading
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.Continue reading