Wencl Vaclav Slavik

Brief Life History of Wencl Vaclav

When Wencl Vaclav Slavik was born on 8 March 1817, in České Budějovice, Czechia, his father, Josef Slavik, was 22 and his mother, Mariana Chlapikova, was 13. He married Anna S Koutek about 1865, in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 October 1879, in Le Sueur, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Montgomery, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wencl Vaclav Slavik
1817–1879
Anna S Koutek
1837–1899
Marriage: about 1865
Joseph William Slavik
1863–1943
Martina Slavik
1864–1888
Antonia Slavik
1866–1918
Tanea Slavick
1868–
Josephine Slavik
1870–1888
Charles Frank Slavik
1873–1947
Frantisek Slavik
1876–1887
Edward Joseph Slavik
1879–1963

Sources (16)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Vaclav Slavik - Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 1817; Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Wencl Vaclav Slavik, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jas Slovik in entry for Antonia Flicek, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia) (Slavík); Slovak (Slávik): from Czech slavík, Slovak slávik ‘nightingale’, a nickname for a good singer. As a Jewish surname, it may have been adopted by a cantor in a synagogue.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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