Groupings just for fun - families in front of their FARM homes
Photo 1517, the Kalina family with their house in the background: Two labels are with it. One says: Anna, Antonia, father Josef, Ed, mother Karolina, “Babicka Paulas”. The other says: “The Joseph Kalina farm southeast of Table Rock. Left side of this house was an original log house. Anna (Pochaska) and Antonia (Reiman), Eddie, father Josef, mother Karolina, and grandmother Pavlas.
On the back, it is written that, "This picture taken in late 1800s. This picture is of Havel and Barbara (sic, per Frances Blecha it was Barbora) with their son Thomas and his wife Filomina (Minnie) Kubicek. Havel is the father of Thomas. The stone house in background was the home of Havel and Barbara Kubicek, located on 160 acres, homesteaded by them in 1873. They first lived in a “dug out” and later built the stone house. The old stone house still stands (1980) on a portion of land now owned by Charles Kozak. It is southeast of Table Rock. Havel Kubicek, 1814-1900 and Barbora Kubicek, 1828 – 1904, both buried in Bohemian cemetery east of Table Rock.”
Photo 674, Karas family reunion at Joseph Karas Home, about 1903. An attached label, same puncutation and spelling: “Frank and Mae Karas, Minnie and Ed; Martin Karas, wife Louise and daughter Josephine, Fred Blecha, Bertha Blecha, Jim Karas (Elk Creek), Stanley Holecek, Joe Karas, Rosa Karas, Albert Karas, Bohumil Karas, wife Elizabeth and daughter Clementine; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Karas (Chicago), Bertha Karas, Jim Karas (blacksmith), Josef Karas Sr. and Maria Karas; Vaclav Karas Sr. and Josephine holding Emma Karas; Ben Karas, Charlie Hana, Mary and Frank Hana holding Mary Hana, John Blecha, Lou Blecha.” Hana was later Hanna.
Photo 673. Unsure if this is a farm home, but it probably is. A photograph of the farm shows a partially-obscured large white house. At the bottom “Taken in the Fall of 1902.” Names are written in above each person. Frank Heer, Grandmother Heer, Alice Heer Warner, Charles Heer, Grandpa Heer, Kate Heer Law, Marion Heer, (the little girl: (Annie?) Heer Johnson; Mae _surname here_____ Heer, baby Ernest Heer held by A_____ Heer, girl holding doll is Ellen Heer (Hastings?), Ma___(Martha) H___ Heer, ____ Heer Carl, _______ Heer, and baby (Pearl) Heer Bowen.” It may be that a family member could fill in the blanks; many of the letters are there but I can’t make sense of them.