Bruno, Nebraska

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.

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The following is a list of names from the 1963 Diamond Jubilee publication.

Albrecht, ?
Baurer, Joseph F.
Behne, Andrew
Blatny, James
Bonacum, Thomas
Broz, Stephen
Coufal, Karel
Coufal, May Zack
Coufal, Anton
Coufal, Charley
Coufal, Frances
Coufal, George
Coufal, Joseph
Coufal, Leopold
Coufal, John
Coufal, Mary
Chmelka, Gilbert
Chmelka, John
Chmelka, Rosie
Cuhal, Anton J.
Cullen, Thomas
Doehling, ?
Dunker, ?
Gaskill, ?
Gross, ?
Guenther, ?
Fiala, ?
Fiala, Frank
Flynn, ?
Fricke, ?
Hajec, Anna
Havlovic, Joseph
Hlavac, Joseph
Hotovy, John
Jakub, Henry
Jakub, Mrs. Henry
Jakub, Joseph J.
Jakub, Frances Stava
Jelinek, Mrs.
Johnson, ?
Kavalec, ?
Keefe, ?
Klein, Alois
Kopecky, Frank J.
Koszisek, Wilfred L.
Koza, Edward
Krank, Frank
Kvitek, Bartholomew
Kvitek, Damain
Luefert, ?
Maca, Maria
Mahony, James P.
Mahony, John F.
Mahony, M. W.
<Mahony, Michael W. [his sister Margaret C. Mahony & William J. Beecham]
Mahony, Caroline Coufal
Mahony, T. F.
Mahony, Thomas F.
Mahony, William
Markitan, Joe
Mazanec, Mary
Mekolish, Carrie
Morris, [T. H.]
Murray, ?
Novotny, J. J.
Pecha, Frank
Pecha, Jacob
Pelan, Anton
Pelan, Jacub
Pelan, Mrs. Jacub
Ptacek, Anton
Ptacek, John J.
Proskovec, J. A.
Proskovec, James L.
Proskovec, Joseph E.
Posvar, Frank
Posvar, John
Rada, Charles F.
Roche, J. T.
Roh, F. J.
Sabata, Joseph
Sabata, Robert
Sedlacek, Ed
Simond, Joseph
Sladky, Wenceslaus
Smaus, Roman
Spatz, Edward L.
Stara, Mrs. James
Stava, J. F.
Stava, John R.
Stava, Joseph
Stava, Teresa
Svoboda, Don C.
Texel, John J.
Votova, C. W.
Zack, May
Zalud, Francis
Zeman, Frank J.

The following is a list of the first known businessmen of Bruno, NE.

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 Linwood.

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.


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