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Family of John & Anna Jureckova Huff


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John Huff

John Huff was born on December 26, 1860 in Jedii, Moravia, Czech Republic. His parents were Jakub Huf and Johanna Moravek Huf. He married Anna Jureckova on January 22, 1884. She was the daughter of Leonard and Ana Palouskova Jurecek. They immigrated to the United States leaving Bremen and arriving in Galveston on  August 6, 1907. In the 1910 census, the children of John and Annie are Katie, Henrietta, Henry, Vaclav, Earnest and Frances. The family lived first in Fort Bend County, where John was farming, for about 25 years before moving to Chapman Ranch in Nueces County, Texas. John died on December 9, 1940 at Chapman Ranch and was buried at Hawley Cemetery near Blessing. He was survived by his wife, Anna Jureckova Huff and children.

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Annie Huff

Funeral Services For Mrs. Annie Huff Held At Hawley Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Huff, 83, of Bastrop were held last week at Hawley Cemetery with the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge officiating and interment under the direction of Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huff is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joe Zemanek of Blessing and Mrs. Frances Vita of Dallas; four sons, Victor and Henry Huff of Corpus Christi, Ernest Huff of Dallas and Joe Huff of California.

Palacios Beacon, October 21, 1948


Christina Zemanek
Advocate New Service

Bay CityŚChristina Zemanek, 93, of Bay City died Friday in an Alice hospital.

She had lived in Blessing for 55 years.

Mrs. Zemanek was born Dec. 19, 1891, in Jedli, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, to John Huff and Anna Jurecek Huff.

Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home in Bay City. The Rev. Larry Holden will officiate.

Burial will be in the Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

She is survived by three daughters, Liddie Pavelka, Martha Johnston and Sidney Bridewell of Dallas; two sons, Joseph Zemanek of Dallas and Victor Zemanek of Blessing; a sister, Frances Vita of Enis; two brothers, Ernest Huff of Dallas and Victor Huff of Corpus Christi; and 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Victor Joe, Jerry, John and Robert Zemanek, Donald Genzer, Tom DeKunder, Darrell Crain, Dennis Chastain and Mark ___.

The Victoria Advocate
, December, 1985

Mr. Joseph Zemanek Passed Away Sunday

Mr. Joseph Zemanek, a resident of Blessing for 23 years, died Sunday at the age of 62.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Christine Zemanek of Blessing; three daughters, Mrs. Liddie Pavelka of Dallas, Mrs. Martha Johnston of El Paso, and Mrs. Sidney Bridewell, Jr. of Dallas; two sons, Victor Zemanek of Blessing and Joseph Zemanek, Jr., of Austin; two sisters, Mrs. Rosia Werner and Miss Carrie Zemanek of Boling; and one brother, John J. Zemanek of Needville.

Funeral services will be held at the Hawley Cemetery, Tuesday at 2 p. m., under the direction of the Blessing Masonic Lodge.


The Daily Tribune, November 15, 1948


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