My Paternal Great Grandaunt, Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny

Emma Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda “Tillie” (Krampota) & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny Obituary

Matilda Krampota Mazac, Vlasta Mazac Konecny, Emma Mazac Strmiska

Matilda (Krampota) Mazac, Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Jan & Marie Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. (front row from left) Joseph, Emma, Olga, Frank, Mary and baby-Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Birth:  Jul. 24, 1904
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1999
Liberty County
Texas, USA 

“A Loving Daughter, A Loving Sister, A Loving Mother. A Loving Grandmother. A Loving Great-Grandmother. A Loving Aunt and Great Aunt. An Everlasting Friend.”Vlasta was the Moravian daughter of Jan “John” & Annie “Mary” Marie (Dudika) Mazac, of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Her parents emigrated from Vsetin, Moravia in June 1892. They were hard working farmers. They settled in the Corn Hill, Granger, and Taylor areas in Williamson County, Texas.

She was the wife of Adolph Edward Konecny. She was a devout Catholic. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Vlasta was a Homemaker. Aunt Vlasta dedicated her life to taking care of her family. 

Vlasta had eleven brothers: Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert, Frank, Johnny #2, John Joseph, and Frank Joseph.

She had seven sisters: Rosalie, Marie, Bessie, Emma, Effie, Bertha, and Olga Mazac. Vlasta was the Mother of Gladys Konecny (Barnes).

She took care of her daughter for many years, until she couldn’t take care of her anymore. One of her Sister’s was my Grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick.

Vlasta had two Granddaughters, Paulette Jean Barnes (Smith), and Stacey Michelle Barnes (White).

Name: Vlasta M Konecny
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As:
2nd Also Known As Name:
3rd Also Known As Name:
Residence Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Date:
Phone Number: 643-9131
Phone Number Recorded Date: 25 Mar 2008
Address: 5625 Antoine Dr Apt 202
Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77091
Address Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address: 6000 Telephone Rd
2nd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77087
2nd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-01 Aug 1994
3rd Address: 4111 Lockfield St
3rd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77092
3rd Address Date: 01 May 1993-25 Mar 2008
4th Address:

“United States Public Records Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KP6D-DMJ : accessed 18 Oct 2013), Vlasta Mary Konecny, 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000.Vlasta has no headstone. 

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and brother Frank Joseph Mazac, 9014 Talcott Street, Houston, Texas

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and her brother, Frank Joseph Mazac, at the home of their niece, Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ, 9014 Talcott, Houston, Texas 77049

Family links:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
  Adolph Edward Konecny (1896 – 1982)
  Gladys Marie Konecny (Barnes) (1933 – 2008)
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618889


Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka, Texas

MAZAC Family Genealogy

Birth: Mar. 19, 1884
Death: Jul. 5, 1949
Family links:
Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)

Frantisek Havelka (1879 – 1940)

Josef Havelka (1902 – 1989)
Rosie Havelka Nemec (1906 – 1963)
Frank P Havelka (1911 – 1950)
Vlasta Joanna Havelka Nemec Michalek (1916 – 2011)

Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2
Maintained by: Yvonne
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27094047Annie Marie “Mary” (Dudika) Mazac, Rosie Havelka (Nemec), & her Mom-Rozalie (Mazac) Havelka, boarding train, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, c. 1920’s.Family of Rozalie “Rosie” (Mazac) Havelka (not in pic)Rosie married in 1901 to Frantisek Havelka.[first arrow in back row is my Grandmother], Bessie Annie Mazac, [second arrow in back is my Great Grandfather], Jan “John” Mazac, and [third arrow and sitting in chair…

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Patricia “Pat” Wells Aherne-Conroy

Newport Cemetery, England, December 2009


Feb. 5, 1942


Wiltshire, England


Aug. 7, 2003


Wiltshire, England

Christened: April 1942 in Melksham,Wiltshire, England, UK.

Grandparents: Herbert Rumsey Wells and Mary Ann Moon.

Harold Glynne Jones and Jessie Mary Russ.

Parents: Herbert Ronald Wells and Kathleen “Nanna” Jones.

Religion: Catholic.

Married: David Anthony Aherne-Conroy in 1960.

Children: Frances Katherine (Frederick) , Shona Denise, and Lisa Mary (Helstrip) Aherne-Conroy.

Resided: Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, UK.

Grandchildren: Johnathan David Frederick, and Mathew Lee Frederick, of Houston, Texas, USA. Jo Elliot, Kai Anthony, and Mawgan Julian Conroy-Helstrip of Winchester, England, UK.

Note: Cremated-No headstone



Newport Cemetery


Isle of Wight, England


Created by: TEXAS TUDORS 

Record added: Dec 31, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 82776011

Fran Frederick, David Aherne-Conroy, Jean Mancill, Rose Marie Wells, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England
100_3838 Jean (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Frances Katherine (Aherne-Conroy) Frederick, David Anthony Aherne-Conroy of Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, about 2010

Jean (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, Frances Katherine (Aherne-Conroy) Frederick (daughter of Pat and David), (David’s sister, Rose Marie),and husband of Pat, David Anthony Aherne-Conroy of Isle of Wight, Cornwall, England, about 2010.

My Maternal 5th. Great Grandfather, Johann Jacob Linderman, Germany

Johann Jacob Linderman

Birth: Nov. 20, 1720
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Dec. 26, 1792
Orange County
New York, USA

Johann Jacob Linderman (also spelled Lindemann), born 20 November 1720 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

Christened: on 20 November 1720 in Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

Emigrated on 25 August 1740 from Zweibrucken, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schwarzbach, Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arrived on 25 November 1740.

Resided in Germantown Township, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania in December 1740.

Died on 26 December 1792 in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

Son of Johann Justus Linderman and Anna Elizabeth Imbsweiler.
Married: Catharine McLean in 1743 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

They had fourteen children: Johan Justus, Elisabeth (Bette), Cornelius Sr, (his twin) Cornelia, Jacob Jr, Peter, David, Henrik “Henry”, Sarah, Ezekiel, Peggy, Jason, Jenny, and Catharine Linderman. All were born in Montgomery Township, Orange County, New York. 

Family links:

  Johann Justus Linderman (1690 – 1769)
  Anna Elisabethae Imbsweiler Linderman (1700 – 1782)
  Catherine Mc Lean Linderman (1728 – 1792)

  Elizabeth Linderman Bentzel (1754 – 1845)
  Cornelius Linderman (1756 – 1848)
  Ezekiel Linderman (1768 – 1848)
  Jason Linderman (1772 – 1872)
  Mary Linderman Osmun (1773 – 1850)
  Johan Heinrich Linderman (1722 – 1800)

I know that he is buried somewhere in New York. Probably doesn’t have a headstone.

Specifically: Burial site unknown
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101180416

My Maternal Great Grandmother, Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, Minnesota

Emma Elsie Claussen Palen & Phylis Adele Palen-c.1907

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, wife of Frank Joseph Palen, and daughter, Phylis Eugenia Palen, c. 1907, Caledonia, Minnesota.

My maternal Great grandfather, Frank Joseph Palen, in 1948, at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa. Great Grandsons; Mike Jackson, Pete & Bill Burgess

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Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen

Birth: Feb. 15, 1865
Will County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of Henry Claussen and Maria “Mary” A. Koble both born in Germany.

Emigrated in 1855 to Illinois. There name was also spelled Classen, and Classen.
I was so excited to find Emma in the 1870 Census for Illinois, so now after 25 yrs. of searching I know who her parents and siblings were.

The 1870 Census for Illinois shows:

name: Emma Classen
estimated birth year: 1865
gender: Female
age in 1870: 5y
color : White
birthplace: Illinois
home in 1870: Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Classen M 43y Germany
Maria Classen F 43y Germany
August Classen M 13y Illinois
Frederick Classen M 11y Illinois
Mina Classen F 9y Illinois
Caroline Classen F 7y Illinois
Emma Classen F 5y Illinois
Louisa Classen F 1y Illinois
Source Citation
United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6WY-NN3 : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Emma Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States; citing p. 4, family 26, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 545791.Emma was the sister of:August, Frederick, Minnie, Caroline, and Louisa Clasenn.

Emma Elsie (Claussen) Palen, beloved first wife of Frank Joseph Palen, married in 1885 in Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota.

Mother of Phylis Adele Eugenia(Palen) Linderman, my Grandmother. I never knew my Great Grandmother, Emma because she died before I was born.

My Mother was Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick Mancill, and she told me that Emma was Lutheran, but Frank was Catholic. And…that poor Emma had to attend her church alone, because she had promised to raise their children as Catholic.

My Grandmother wasn’t allowed to attend church with her Mother, and was forced to attend Catholic schools until she was in High School. Phylis changed spelling of her name to Phyllis, and then she begged her Father to allow her to go to Public High School. He never forgave himself for it, because she married a Lutheran not a Catholic.

Through research, thanks to LeRoy Amacher, I found out that Frank and Emma were both buried in the Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, beside each other.

Emma was a good, loving, and kind woman. She was a homemaker.

Emma and Frank had four children Leo, Phylis, Hedwig, and Flossie Palen. Hedwig and Flossie died very young.

They have many, many descendants. They would be proud.

One of their daughters, my Grandmother, Phylis Eugenia (Palen) Linderman, and Harry William “Billie” Linderman, had four daughters:

Yvonne (Burgess Levesque), Yvarra “Billie” (Jackson), Jean Marie (Frederick) (Mancill), and Patricia Mae “Patsy” (Cooke), and no sons.

Family links:
Frank Joseph Palen (1864 – 1953)

Leo Frank Palen (1890 – 1971)
Fleicitas M. Palen Strueber (1892 – 1920)
Hedwig J Palen Genz (1898 – 1921)
Phyllis Eugenia Palen Linderman (1904 – 1963)

Death: Nov. 27, 1930
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA

Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24954456

My Maternal 2nd. Great Grandfather, Henry Clausen, Germany

Hannover, Germany (550x550) Hannover, Germany

Henrick “Henry” Claussen

Birth: Feb., 1827

Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany

Henry Claussen born in 1827 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Emigrated in 1855 to Castle Garden, New York, and Naturalized in 1856 in New York.

Then moved to Illinois and Minnesota.
Husband of Maria “Mary” (Koble) Claussen.

Married in 1859 in Illinois.

Children of Henry and Mary Claussen: August Luehrs (Claussen) (step son of Henry), Frederick “Fred” H., Minnie (Mina), Caroline (Carrie), Emma Elsie (Palen), and Louisa Claussen (Olsen).

Name:Henry Clausson
Name Note:
Also Known As Name:Henry Klausson
Also Known As Note:
Event Type:Military Service
Military Beginning Rank:Private
Military Beginning Rank Note:
Military Final Rank:Private
Military Final Rank Note:
Military Side:Union
Military Side Note:
State or Military Term:Illinois
Military Unit:43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Military Unit Note:
Military Company:DBC
Military Company Note:
Note:Original filed under Henry/Klausson
Affiliate Publication Title:Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Illinois.
Affiliate Publication Number:M539
Affiliate Film Number:16
GS Film number:881636

1870 U.S. Census Record:
name:Henry Classen
estimated birth year:1827
age in 1870:43y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Germany
home in 1870: Illinois, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Classen M 43y Germany
Maria Classen F 43y Germany
August Classen M 13y Illinois
Frederick Classen M 11y Illinois
Mina Classen F 9y Illinois
Caroline Classen F 7y Illinois
Emma Classen F 5y Illinois
Louisa Classen F 1y Illinois
Source Citation
United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6WY-NFY : accessed 31 July 2012), Henry Classen in household of Henry Classen, Illinois, United States.

name:Henry Clasenn
residence:Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota
relationship to head:Self
spouse’s name:Mary Clasenn
spouse’s birthplace:Germany
father’s name:
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
martial status:Married
age (expanded):53 years
nara film number:T9-0623
page character:C
entry number:1755
film number:1254623
selfHenry ClasennM53Germany
wifeMary ClasennF53Germany
dauCarrie ClasennF17Illinois, United States
dauMinnie ClasennF19Illinois, United States
dauEmma ClasennF15Illinois, United States
dauLouisa ClasennF12Illinois, United States
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1880,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZ98-9F6 : accessed 10 Aug 2012), Henry Clasenn, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota; citing sheet 357C, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0623.

name:Henry Claussen
titles & terms:
event date:1900
event place:ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
birth date:Feb 1827
relationship to head of household:Stepfather
father’s birthplace:Germany
mother’s birthplace:Germany
race or color (standardized):White
marital status:Married
years married:40
estimated marriage year:1860
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:1855
sheet letter:B
family number:157
reference number:100
film number:1240765
digital folder number:004120276
image number:00273
headAugust LuehrsM43Illinois
motherMary ClaussenF73Germany
stepfatherHenry ClaussenM73Germany
Source Citation
“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9S8-W9N : accessed 01 Aug 2012), Henry Claussen in household of August Luehrs, ED 67 Caledonia Township Caledonia village, Houston, Minnesota, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240765.

Family links: 

Maria (Koble) Claussen (1827 – 1903)


August (Luehrs) Claussen (April 1857) Illinois (Henry’s step son)

Frederick “Fred” H. (March 1859) Illinois

Minnie “Mina” (1861) Illinois

Caroline “Carrie” (1863) Illinois
Emma Elsie Claussen (Palen) (1865 – 1930)

Louisa (Olsen) (1868) Illinois

Died: 1901

Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Burial:  1901

Old Caledonia Cemetery

Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Dec 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102009798

Elizabeth A. “Lizzie/Eliza” Linderman James Loftus

Aunt Lizzie A. Loftus, Old Linderman Home Place, 231 E. Mark St., Winona, MN

Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Linderman) Loftus at the Linderman homestead at 231 E. Mark St., Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, moved there in 1856 from Illinois.

Abraham & Mary (Hammell) Linderman from 1856-1884 & 1893 resided there.

Adopted Children: Mary Linderman, and Eliza “Lizzie” (Linderman) (James) Loftus

Grandson: Edward “Edy” Francis Linderman resided there also in 1880, according to the U.S. Census for Winona, Minnesota. 

Birth: 1843


Death: Sep. 20, 1909
Winona County
Minnesota, USA 

name: Eliza Lindemann
event: Census
event place: Winona, Township 107, Range 7, Winona, Minnesota
gender: Female


race: white
birthplace: Illinois
estimated birth year: 1843
family number: 27
line number: 25
film number: 944290
digital folder number: 004539672
image number: 00301
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Abraham Lindemann M 49 New York
Mary Lindemann F 42 New York
Eliza LindemannF 14 Illinois

First husband: Joseph James

Name: Joseph James
Birth Date:
Spouse’s Name: Eliza Linderman
Spouse’s Birth Date: 1843
Spouse’s Birthplace:
Spouse’s Age: 18
Event Date: 19 Mar 1861
Event Place: Winona, Minnesota
Father’s Name:
Mother’s Name:
Spouse’s Father’s Name:
Spouse’s Mother’s Name:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife’s Name:
Spouse’s Race:
Spouse’s Marital Status:
Spouse’s Previous Husband’s Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M75157-2
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 1377817
Reference ID: p 51
Source: Familysearch.org

name:Eliza A Linderman
residence:, Winona, Minnesota
ward:3d Ward City Of Winona
age:17 years
estimated birth year:1843
family number:542
film number:803576
dgs number:4233359
image number:00380
nara number:M653
Source Citation
United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4LL-VNG : accessed 06 Aug 2012), Eliza A Linderman, , Winona, Minnesota; citing p. 72, family 542; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 803576.

Second husband: James F. Loftus

Name: Joseph James
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1865
Event Place: Winona, 02, Winona, Minnesota, United States
Gender: Male
Family Number: 162
Volume: 11
Line Number: 73
GS Film number: 565716
Digital Folder Number: 004539664
Image Number: 00891
Household Gender Age Birthplace
A Linderman M
Mary Linderman F
Joseph James M
Lizzie James F
Mary Linderman F
John Freeborn M

name:Abraham Lindeman
residence:Winona, Winona, Minnesota
birthplace:New York, United States
relationship to head:Self
spouse’s name:Mary Lindeman
spouse’s birthplace:New York, United States
father’s name:
father’s birthplace:New York, United States
mother’s name:
mother’s birthplace:New York, United States
race or color (expanded):White
ethnicity (standardized):American
martial status:Married
age (expanded):69 years
nara film number:T9-0638
page character:D
entry number:2573
film number:1254638
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Abraham Lindeman M 69 New York, United States
wife Mary Lindeman F 64 New York, United States
Lizie Lindeman F 34 Illinois, United States (niece?)
dau Mary Lindeman F 21 Minnesota, United States
son Edy Lindeman M 6 Minnesota, United States (not son but grandson) per family records.

Name: Lizzie Loftus
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1905
Event Place: Winona, Ward Number: 03, Winona, Minnesota
Gender: Female
Age: 62
Race: White
Birthplace: Illinois
Birth Year (Estimated): 1843
Father’s Birthplace: New York
Mother’s Birthplace: New York
Page: 318
Line Number: 45
GS Film number: 928823
Digital Folder Number: 004520318
Image Number: 00823

Name: Elizabeth Loftus
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 20 Sep 1905
Death Place: Winona, Winona, Minn
Age: 62
Birth Date: 1843
Birthplace: U.S
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse’s Name:
Father’s Name:
Father’s Birthplace: U.S.
Mother’s Name:
Mother’s Birthplace: U.S.
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B59706-5
System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number: 1377829
Reference ID: p 155
Citing this Record
“Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDZ9-LVJ : accessed 11 Nov 2013), Elizabeth Loftus, 20 Sep 1905.





20 September 1905

Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 35 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Nov 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120145582