Plihal Family of McLeod Co., MN, and Lorence, Zahradnik Families of Racine Co., WI
My first post: Franz Plihal (1845-abt 1910) and Josephine Plihal (1842-1933) came with children Josephine, Franz, Emma and Joseph, from Telici, Policka, Bohemia, in 1881. Family papers say that the older Josephine Plihal had sisters in Racine County, WI, and that as the Plihal family traveled to McLeod County, MN, they spent a few weeks in Racine with those sisters.
My research thus far indicates that one of the older Josephine’s sisters was Marie/Mary Lorence, b.1835, who was killed by a train in Racine in 1916. Mary married Franz Lorenz/Frank Lorence; they lived in Caledonia, Racine Co., WI, and had 14 children.
Need proof of the maiden name of the older Josephine Plihal (1842-1933) and her sister(s). Some documents indicate the name is Zahradnik.