Bruno is in the eastern part of Butler county, ten miles from
David City, the judicial seat of the county. The post office was established April 7,
1888. Town named for Brno (now in Czech Republic), from which early settlers came. The
railroad later changed the name from Brno to Bruno, which was more easily pronounced.
Read additional history from Diamond Jubilee publication at these links.
| Bruno 1888-1963 | St. Anthony Parish 1 | St. Anthony
Parish 2 | Additional info |
| Butler Co. NEGenWeb |
The following is a list of names from the 1963 Diamond Jubilee
Baurer, Joseph F.
Coufal, May Zack
Cuhal, Anton J.
Jakub, Mrs. Henry
Jakub, Joseph J.
Jakub, Frances Stava
Kopecky, Frank J.
Koszisek, Wilfred L.
Mahony, James P.
Mahony, John F.
Mahony, M. W.
Michael W. [his sister Margaret C. Mahony & William J. Beecham]
Mahony, Caroline Coufal
Mahony, T. F.
Mahony, Thomas F.
Morris, [T. H.]
Novotny, J. J.
Pelan, Mrs. Jacub
Ptacek, John J.
Proskovec, J. A.
Proskovec, James L.
Proskovec, Joseph E.
Rada, Charles F.
Roche, J. T.
Roh, F. J.
Spatz, Edward L.
Stara, Mrs. James
Stava, J. F.
Stava, John R.
Svoboda, Don C.
Texel, John J.
Votova, C. W.
Zeman, Frank J.
The following is a list of the first known businessmen of Bruno,
Blatny, James, saloon
Bruno State Bank, capital $25,000, Frank Bougger pres, M.W. Mohoney cashier
Coufal Carl J, agl implts
Hausner Frank, cigar mfr
Hoavac Joseph, saloon
Hoskovec John, hotel
Mahoney T F, grain, lumber, coal
Molakz Joseph, blacksmith
Morris T H, flouring mill
Placek Anton, genl mdse
Posvar John J, genl mdse
Stara J F, genl mdse
Stara Martin G, livery
Svoboda Charles, carpenter
Texel John J, hardware, justice
Vontopal Mrs M, dressmaker
Vsetecka John, blacksmith
First School House on Kaspar Farm, Butler Co, Nebraska
J. Genelle Starbird supplied the photos and information.
The obituary of Frank Dolezal - lists my
Grandmother Mary L. (Dolezal) Kaspar and her brother, Frank
Dolezal, as still living in Bruno, NE. Mrs. Frank Dolezal, dies 12 Sept 1927 in Omaha,
burial was in Bruno. Her obituary contains Kaspar information.
Newsclippings of who attended the funeral of Geraldine Dolezal, the
daughter of Frank Dolezal and wife of Bruno, Nebr. (doesn't have a date), notes that Mr. and Mrs. Anton Franta and Bill Franta
from Abie attended. Burial was in the Bruno Catholic Cemetery.
Anna Dolezal moved to Bruno after the death of her husband in 1913. Anna died 25 Nov
1939. Her obituary listed brothers Anton Franta as being from Abie and Joseph Franta of
Funeral services for Joseph J. Franta were held at the Abie Sokol Hall in 1954.
Interment was in the Killian cemetery. He was survived by sons Raymond and Anton L. both
of Abie and brother Anton J. of Abie.
Franklin L. Brown (my grandfather) was born in Wahoo, Nebr., 5
March 1890 and died 27 Aug 1942. He was the son of Charles and Carrie Fischer
Brown and spent his childhood in Butler and Rock Co.
Among the relatives attending the funeral service of James A. Brown in 1962 were Mrs.
Frank Krov of Linwood (sister of Mrs. James (Pauline) Brown whose
parents were Mr. & Mrs. John Madr - don't know from where.
Agnes F. Sisel, born 12 Jan 1904 at Touhy, Nebr., married
Joseph Sisel 29 Jan 1922. Agnes died 12 Aug 1963 and her funeral services where held in
Loma. Joseph and Agnes farmed near Brainard, Nebr. Survivors included sons Donald and
Larry of Brainard; and brother Joe Dolezal of David City. Member of WBFA Lodge NE No. 68
Brainard. Elsie H. Svorak wrote the obit.