Mary Marie Cenek

Brief Life History of Mary Marie

When Mary Marie Cenek was born on 4 August 1824, in Hoschtitz, Tabor, Bohemia, Austria, her father, František Prokop Čeněk, was 39 and her mother, Barbora Seidlová, was 29. She married Frank Novotny on 25 November 1851, in Hoštice, Tábor, Czechoslovakia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 18 August 1906, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Novotny
Mary Marie Cenek
Marriage: 25 November 1851
Eleanor Novotny
Maria Novotny
Charles Karel Novotny
Adolf Novotny
Frank Novotny
Anton Novotny

Sources (8)

  • Mary Novotny in household of Frank Novotny, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1824 Birth and baptism record for Marie Čeňková
  • Marie Novotny, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1831: Cook, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Cook and DuPage counties]


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Norman, English: nickname perhaps from Old French sené ‘wise’, which gave rise to the Norman and Picard French surname Sené(e).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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