Martin John Pavek

3 November 1850–22 March 1936 (Age 85)
South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia

The Life of Martin John

When Martin John Pavek was born on 3 November 1850, in South Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, his father, Wenceslaus Vaclav "Wencel" Pavek, was 34 and his mother, Mary Kouba, was 30. He married Mary Simek on 11 February 1873, in New Prague, Scott, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wheatland, Rice, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and New Prague, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 March 1936, in Cedar Lake, Scott, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Prague, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin John Pavek
Mary Simek
Marriage: 11 February 1873
Frank Albert Pavek
John F. Pavek
Joseph Martin Pavek
Anna Barbara Pavek
Mary Pavek
Elizabeth Pavek
James Thomas Pavek

Spouse and Children

11 February 1873
New Prague, Scott, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Czech (Pávek): from a diminutive of páv ‘peacock’, hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person. The vocabulary word pávek or pavák also denotes a type of dove or pigeon, and this too may be the source of the surname in some cases.

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

Sources (3)

  • Morten Pavock in household of James Pavock, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Martin Pavek, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martin Pavek, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"

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