the karas family
photo 640 - karas family farm
This is a photograph of the Karas family taken in 1893. From the left is Joseph Karas, Sr., Joseph Karas, Jr., Maria Hana, Joseph Hana, Maria Karas, Emma Karas, and Bohumil Karas. Fran Blecha adds some information: “Joseph, Emma, and Bohumil were children of Josef & Marie Juha Karas, and they are pictured later in life in Photo 149 [below]. Karas Hana was a sister of the elder Josef Karas, standing next to her.
photo 674 - Circa 1903 karas family reunion
This is a reunion of the Karas family. A label attached to the picture gives l: their names. This is the same punctuation and spelling used on that label: “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.” Holecek may also be Holicek.
photo 149 - 1920 50th anniversary of josef & marie karas
This was taken in 1920. It was the 50th anniversary of Josef & Marie Karas. Here they are with children Bohumil, Emma Slama, Joseph, Rosa Skalak, and Mary Kovanda
photo 161 - r. v. karas in his shop
Rudy Karas is in his shop with "Old John" Baxter in this undated photo. Bob Blecha says that there were two Table Rock men named Rudy V. Karas. Rudy V., the blacksmith, was affectionately dubbed "Dirty Rudy" because his hands were marked with soot. The other had the Karas car dealership.
photo 636 - joe karas in the Charlie Hana wedding party
Joe Karas was the best man -- top right. The bride and groom (front) were Charlie Hana and Bessie Hrdlicka. In the back is the driver (a place of honor) Ed Hana (with the whip). In the middle is the bridesmaid, Gussie Hrdlicka.
photo 378 - lt. joe karas, jr.
Tim Nord posted this on October 17, 2014: "70 years ago today, Oct. 17th, 1944, on a mission over Vienna Austria, an American B-24 Liberator was badly damaged by flak. The pilot spotted an airstrip and struggled to land the damaged airship safely. While attempting to land, they were fired upon by ground forces and the plane crashed. The young pilot was Table Rock native, Lt. Joe Karas, Jr. We would like to take this moment to honor his memory and the memory of every one from the Table Rock community who served and gave "their full measure of devotion."
PHoto 629 - elsie, ella, & lilly karas at pleasant valley country school in school district 32, circa 1919
In this photo from Frances Blecha, there are three Karas family members -- Elsie, Ella and Lilly Karas. Frances identifies the group as follows: Back row, L-R: Mabel Collins, teacher; Elsie Karas; Emil Kalina; Rudy Fritch, Sr.; Ed Kalina. Front row, L-R: Jim Hruska; Lawrence Stehlik; Ed Blecha; Ella Karas; Lilly Karas; Lillian Hruska”
photo 533 - last day of school picnic for allison country school in school district 51
There are Karas family members in this undated picture. The adults include Nettie Karas and Mrs. Joe (Bessie) Karas. The kids include Joey Karas. You figure out who is who. A label with names is below.
photo 528 - Ronald Blecha & junior karas
Ronald Blecha, brother of "Table Rock Bob Blecha," and Junior Karas. The boys were in the Class of 1951, as was Becky Roberts Sitzman, who took this picture.
photo 625 - william and anna karas nemechek
William and Anna Karas Nemechek with sons Roy and Louis, circa 1902. William was a co-owner of the Nemecek Brothers store, which was located where in the Argus Museum building. This digital copy was provided by Bob and Frances Blecha.
This is such a beautiful portrait that I'm repeating it in a bigger size so you can really appreciate the details.
photo 928 - karas men in a czech band
Martin and Bowman Karas are in this band led by Ludvik Eicha. The members: Frank Blecha, Pete Blecha, Martin Karas, Joe Blaker, Frank Tenk, Frank Karas, Bowman Karas, Rudolph Blaker, Ed Tenk, and leader Ludvik Eicha. The photo is undated.
photo 385 - josie karas, country school year 1912 to 1913
Josie Karas is in this picture, which Tim Nord posted on Facebook. The names of everyone are: The teacher (on the right) was May Davis. Back row: Lester Taylor, Charlie Kozak, Millie Lang, Grace Albin, Helen Martin, Josie Karas, and Minnie Kubicek. Seated, Irene Martin, Audrey Martin, Jane Tenk, Alice Taylor, Velma Martin. Front: Ed Tomek, Ben Blecha, Richard Broyles.
photo 211 - klub komensky
This photo of Chapter 8 of the Club, which was an organization of young adult Czechs included Joe Karas. The names of all: Back row: Caroline Strejc Marshall, Ida Foale Vrtiska, Vincie Foale Kalina, Emma Vondrasek Goodenkauf, Minnie Strejc Dolby, Helen Petrasek Tomek, Josie Kovanda Kune, Mary Tomek Vondrasek, Mary E Petrasek Kovanda, Mary M Petrasek Wopata, Julia Strejc Brewer. FRONT ROW: Rudolph Vrtiska, Otto Vondrasek, Joseph Wopata, Joe C Tomek, Chas Rabstejnek, Jess Vondrasek, Joe Tomek, Fred Blaker, Arnold Petrasek, Emil Rabstejnek, Joe Karas, Ed Wopata, John Tomek, Phil Rabstejnek, Rudolph Wopata
newspaper clippings about karas family members
This is a slide show. You can click to control it.