Frank and Anna Teply (2G) Raise Four Boys

In the last post about Frank and Anna Teply, they had married and bought a farm in Little Blue Township, about seven miles south of Hanover.

During this time, they had four sons:

Albert, Ben, John, and Bill Teply
  • Benjamin Joseph (1G) – Sep 10, 1893
  • John Frank – May 21, 1895
  • Albert Charles – Mar 20, 1897
  • William Henry – May 27, 1898

Residence

All the Teply boys were born while their parents had a rented farm in southeast Hanover Township. They were neighbors with Anna’s parents, Jacob and Agnes Welter.

In 1906 the family moved to a farm in Section 34, directly south of Hanover

In 1909 the family moved to a farm in Little Blue Township. It was located on the north-south Old Hanover Road, and the east-west Alexa Road, about six miles south of Hanover. They were neighbors with the Alexa family.

Work

The Teply boys worked on their parents’ farm.

Albert, John, and Ben Teply – ca 1916

Later Years

Ben Teply’s life is about to be affected by World War I. We’ll learn more about Ben in upcoming posts.

John Teply married Ella Lippka in Hanover. They moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s and remained there. They had four sons; Robert, Willard, LeRoy, and Arthur. John died in 1976, and was buried in Hanover.

Albert married Elizabeth Sextro. They had three children; Harold, Lorraine, and Carl. They lived in and around Marysville. Albert died in 1941 and was buried in Hanover.

Bill married Barbara Weiler. They lived in Hanover. Bill died in 1945 and was buried in Hanover.


Nibbles Extra Credit

Relationship with Grandmother Swoboda

There has been a lot of discussion about the relationship between Josephine Petras Teply Swoboda and Frank Teply. We don’t understand why Josephine sent Frank to live with the Machals.

But here are a couple stories of their continued relationship.

Alice Teply Karr remembers stopping to visit Josephine at the Swoboda farm with her dad Ben Teply.

Before my dad died I remember coming from Marysville and stopping to see her. To me she seemed quite small and very wrinkled. She never learned to speak English.

Alice Teply Karr letter to Arthur Teply 2000, later to Nick Teply 2003

When Joseph Swoboda died in 1904, he acknowledged Frank Teply in his will and left him a bequest.

Will of Joseph Swoboda – 1904 – bequest to Frank Teply

Here’s a picture of Josephine Swoboda and her grandchildren – both Teplys and Swobodas.

Josephine Swoboda with Teply and Swoboda grandchildren

The Teply boys are in the back row. From left, Albert, Ben, John, and Bill Teply.

Although hard to understand, I think we can conclude that the relationship was not estranged.

More Nibbles Extra Credit

I think there’s a resemblance between John Swoboda and Don Teply.

John Swoboda (l) and Don Teply (r)

Sources

  • Alice Teply Karr letter to Arthur Teply 2000, later to Nick Teply 2003
  • Photo of Josephine Swoboda and grandchildren – courtesy of Ben Karr
  • Will of Joseph Swoboda – Marshall County, Kansas courthouse
  • Old Photos – Teply family memorabilia
  • Current Photos – Mark Jarvis – October and November 2015

One thought on “Frank and Anna Teply (2G) Raise Four Boys

  1. Brenda Teply January 6, 2020 / 5:59 pm

    I too can see a resemblance between John Swoboda and Don Teply. Very interesting!

    Like

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