Database of Czech immigrants in USA

This database contains the names of 5600 Czech immigrants living in Nebraska and parts of Kansas as reported in the Hospodar newspaper of the early 1890s. These adventurous souls came from all corners of the Czech lands: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia. A few people with Slovak ancestry are also recorded. Only landowners and business people are listed; it does not include the names of all family members. Importantly though, the database does list the town of birth for most of these individuals, which is essential information if you’re just beginning your genealogy research and you hope to find your ancestors’ records in the archives of the Czech Republic.

The mass overseas emigration of Czechs, primarily to the USA, began in the second half of the 19th century. The first wave of Czech emigrants included “The 48-ers” who were fleeing persecution after the failed revolutions of 1848 in Europe. A second, larger wave began after the Austrian government passed a law in 1867 allowing legal emigration out of the empire. The Homestead Act of 1862 in the United States, offering free land to settlers, coupled with the end of the U.S. Civil War, helped spark the age of mass migration. During the initial phase, most emigrants were peasants who had no prospects of acquiring land in their ancestral homeland and who generally aspired to earn a living by farming in their new home. Later emigrants were increasingly urban craftsmen and laborers hoping for better compensation in the burgeoning economy of the United States.

Even though this database mainly lists Czech immigrants living in Nebraska and parts of Kansas in the early 1890s, many of these families, or their children, eventually moved to nearby states (e.g. South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma).

In February 2017 we added over 3300 names compiled from Moravian Heritage Society ("MHS") and 200 individuals listed in the webpage dedicated to the nineteenth-century German-Bohemian villagers who emigrated from Markt Eisenstein, now Železná Ruda ("Markt Eis") to northern Wisconsin. 

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 First Name   Last Name   US State   US County   US Precinct   US Post Office   Birthplace   District   Region   Birth Date   Arrived   Occupation   Source 
AntoninAbrahamNEButlerSkull CreekBrunoDaciceDaciceJihlavaHospodar
JakubAbrahamNEColfaxShell CreekRichlandOprechticeNovy KdynePlzenHospodar
AckerbauerNYJohnstownHradekMoraviaMHS
FrantisekAdamNEBuffaloRavennaLhotaPacovTaborHospodar
AloisAdamcikTrojanoviceMoraviaMHS
AnezkaAdamcikNew OrleansFrenstatMoraviaMHS
HerminaAdamcikNew OrleansFrenstatMoravia10 January 1869MHS
Ignac (tkadlec)AdamcikNew OrleansFrenstatMoraviaMHS
JanAdamcikFrenstatMoravia30 June 1865MHS
KarelAdamcikFrenstatMoravia11 April 1873MHS
Karel (tkadlec)AdamcikFrenstatMoravia5 November 1874MHS
MarianaAdamcikNew OrleansFrenstatMoravia26 November 1858MHS
Roman (pasak)AdamcikFrenstatMoravia14 May 1881MHS
RudolfAdamcikNew OrleansFrenstatMoravia3 September 1873MHS
RudolfAdamcikTrojanoviceMoravia3 September 1873MHS
JohanaAdamcikovaFrenstatMoraviaMHS
RozalieAdamcikovaTrojanoviceMoraviaMHS
PavelAdamecNESaundersPragueOrliceZamberkHradec Kralovehome ownerHospodar
AgnesAdamecTXTichaMoraviaMHS
AgnesAdamecTXTichaMoravia16 September 1867MHS
AneskaAdamecTichaMoraviaMHS
FrantisekAdamecTichaMoraviaMHS
MarianaAdamecTXTichaMoravia20 February 1869MHS
MarieAdamecNYNew York CityPragueBohemiaMHS
VeronikaAdamecTXTichaMoravia8 May 1866MHS
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