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FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

1: Frank and Frances Drozd 1909 Parents of Adella Bucek

2: James Jerome Bucek was born near Moravia in Lavaca Co. Texas on December 24, 1882. After completing a course at Draughon's Business College in San Antonio he took a job at I.J. Gallia in Engle, Fayette County then moved to Perlitz Bros. in Schulenburg and was with the firm until 1905. Jim was at a dance in Granger, Texas when he met Emma Bartosh. On July 24, 1906 at 6:30pm they were married at Saint Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Texas. They made their home in Bartlett after a short honeymoon to Galveston. Jim and Emma had four children, Annie Wildabald Bucek Dorsett, Emanuel Walter Bucek, Viola Emmongene Bucek Pekar and Beatrice Lillian Bucek Naizer Rozacky. In the fall of 1906 O.R. Bartosh daddy of Emma Bartosh opened a general merchandise store known as Bucek, Bartosh, Wachter & Co. In 1912 the store burned down completely. Jim and Emma left Bartlett in January 1920 and moved to Granger, Texas. Jim was elected and served as County Commissioner in Williamson County for three terms (1931-1938). Emma Bartosh died in 1941. Jim moved to Taylor and bought a grocery store, which was also a part of his large home. He later remarried, but his married life lasted little over a year. On September 31, 1948 Jim Bucek died of colon cancer at the age of 66. Emma Bartosh Bucek was born on March 29, 1884 on a farm two miles west of Granger. Emma attended Granger High School then attended Hallettsville Catholic Academy. After marring Jim Bucek she lived in Bartlett with him from 1906-1920. She assisted her husband at the store, as she was a devoted wife and mother to their four children. On November 18, 1941 at the age of 55 Emma died of a sudden heart attack. | James Jerome Bucek & Emma Bartosh Bucek July 24, 1906

3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | James and Emma Bucek 1922

4: Emanuel Walter Bucek was born on March 1, 1909 in Barlett, Texas. Know by his grandchildren as "Papaw". Walter began his education in Bartlett public school and when he was in the third grade his parents moved to Granger. After graduation from Granger High School, he went to Dallas to attend Draughon Business College. After he came back from Business College he held odd jobs. When his dad became County Commissioner he operated the farm and did from 1934-1938. November 1937 Walter married Adella Drozd and in 1938 Walter left the home place and began leasing the Pamele Ranch 2 miles west of Granger. Adella Drozd Bucek was born February 10, 1917 on a farm near Granger and completed her elementary school at Circleville Rural School. She loves to sew and was known as "Me maw" by her grandchildren. Adella and Walter had three children, Jim Frank Bucek, Doris Frances Bucek McCormick, and Darvin Joseph Bucek. | 1969 | 1974

5: Top: Robert & Edward Bartosh, Viola Bucek, Walter & Adella, Annie Drozd, Johnny Hurska, Johnny Starny Left: Walter & Adella Bucek

6: Walter Bucek, Jim Bucek, & Darvin Bucek - 1948 | Walter, Adella, Jim and Doris Bucek - 1940 | Adella Bucek - 1948 | Doris and Jim - 1946

7: Doris, Darvin, Jim - 1947 | Doris, Darvin, Jim - 1947 | Jim and Doris - 1957 | Jim, Doris, Darvin - 1945

8: Right- Walter Bucek 1938 | Left - Jim and Doris 1940

9: Above - Jim, Doris, and Darvin - 1951 Right - Adella Bucek - 1940

10: Walter and Adella Bucek - 1973 | Walter Bucek - 1959 | Romana Kubacak & Doris Bucek | Jim and Darvin - 1948 | Raymond Drozd | Jim and Darvin - 1951

11: Doris, Adella and Jim - 1944 | Adella, Darvin, Kerri, Walter and Steven | Doris and Darvin - 1949 | Adella, Darvin, Beatrice, Walter, Jim & Doris

12: Walter, Jim, Bill Drozd, Jim Drozd, Pat Drozd, Doris & Darvin - 1955 | Walter, Jim and Doris - 1943 | Walter, Adella and Bessie Valla | Walter and Adella's house on the farm - 1947

13: Walter Bucek - 1988 | Sybil & Romona Kubacak - 1953 | Adella Bucek - 1994 | Frances Drozd - 1950

14: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.

15: Right - Darvin, Adella, Walter & Lisa - 1992 Below - Walter and Adella Bucek - 1992 Left - Kerri, Ashley, Lisa, Steven, Adella and Walter - 1987

16: Doris Frances Bucek McCormick was born March 1, 1940. After graduating from Granger High School she went on to attend Nixon-Clay Business School. After finishing Business School she worked for about a year, then a bank downtown for about three years. She then worked for the Industrial Accident Board for three and half years and quit in the summer of 1968, to give birth to a beautiful little girl, Lisa Anne McCormick. Doris married on October 10, 1961. Then in January of 1969 Doris returned to work for the Texas Department of Health and retired from there August 31, 2003. Lisa McCormick married Felipe Eufrico April 20, 1996. Lisa and Felipe have two children Cassandra Noelle born January 17, 1999 and Ethan Phillip born May 18, 2001. | Doris - 1961

17: Doris -1946 | Doris - 1957

18: Doris - 1958

19: Doris - 1958 | Doris - 1945 | Doris - 1945

20: Doris 1956 | Doris 1958 | Doris 1957 | Doris 1958

21: Doris 1951 | Doris 1954 | Doris 1952 | Doris 1954

22: Doris 1958 | Adella and Doris 1947 | Doris 1953

23: Doris 1947

24: Doris and David 1961

25: Doris, Adella & Walter | David, Doris, Walter B. & Jim | Doris and David 1961 | Doris and David 1961 | David and Doris 1961 | David and Doris 1967

26: Lisa Anne McCormick | 1974 | 1972 | 1976 | 1969

27: Lisa 1982 | Lisa and Doris | Lisa | Lisa 1991 | Doris and Lisa 1978 | Lisa 1984

28: Lisa 1980 | Lisa 1985 | Lisa 1985 | Lisa 1985

29: Lisa and Philip 1996 | Lisa 1985 | Lisa 1978

30: like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Jim Frank Bucek was born January 3, 1939. He attended elementary school at the parochial school in Granger, TX where he was an honor student. He completed his studies at Granger High School and after graduating High School Jim joined the Army. Jim was active duty for two years and in the reserves for two years. On February 14, 1962, Jim married Linda Ortiz. Several years into their marriage Linda and Jim adopted Robin, a young boy at the age of two. Robin now has a daughter Ashley and a granddaughter Trinity. Jim died in the summer of 1992. | 1955

31: above - Jim & Linda 1962 right - Jim 1953 | Jim and Linda 1963 | 1953

32: top right - Jim & Pasty Pekar 1945 below - Jim 1955 | 1952 | 1952

33: top left - Jim and Pasty 1951 top middle - Doris and Darvin 1946 top right - Jim and Roman middle left - Jim and Roman 1948 middle - Dee Dee, Jim, Linda & Ashley 1987 middle right - Ashley 1987 bottom left - Ashley 5 years old

34: Jim 1946 | Jim 1940 | Robin 1970 | Jim 1963 | Jim 1999 | Robin - age 2

35: Robin - age 3 | Robin 1968 | Robin 1969 | Robin 1982 | Robin 1973 | Robin 1976

36: Darvin Joseph Bucek | 1963

37: Darvin Joesph Bucek was born April 10, 1945. After graduation Darvin worked the summer harvest, ran a combine for about a month and worked at the cotton gin until that season was over. In October 1963, he joined the Army for 3 years. He was at Fort Polk, LA for 8 weeks of basic training, then to Ft. Gordan, GA for 5 months of electronic training. Darvin then flew to San Diego, CA, then onto Korea. As he arrived in Korea the Viet-Nam war was getting started. When he returned home he was stationed at Washington D.C. After leaving the Army in October 1966, Darvin attended electronic school in Dallas, and then came to Austin to work for channel 9 TV. Darvin attended Austin School of Electronics and worked part time at other radio and TV stations around Austin. In March of 1969, Darvin went to work for AT&T and retired from Southwestern Bell in March of 2002. June 20, 1970 Darvin married Barbara Montgomery. Darvin and Barbara have two children Steven Scott born August 18, 1973 and Kerri Lynn born January 8, 1976. Steven is married to Patricia Pas. Kerri is married to Doug Gannon and they have two children, Paige Rachel and Sydney Lynn.

38: Above - Darvin 1947 Right - Darvin 1952 Bottom - 1963 | Above - Darvin & Wayne Kubick 1959 Below - Darvin 1948

39: Darvin 1963 | Darvin 1963 | Darvin &Jim 1953 | Darvin & Jim 1950 | Darvin 1963 | Darvin 1959

40: Center - Darvin 1961 Botton Left - 1964 | Top right - Darvin 1960 Bottom right - Darvin and Ted Kovar - 1954

41: Doris and Darvin 1952 | Darvin 1970 | Walter and Darvin 1963 | Darvin and Steven 1974

42: Darvin & Barbara 1970

43: Left - Walter & Adella Bucek Right - Darvin & Barbara Bucek 1970

44: Kerri - age 14 | Kerri | Kerri 1982 | Kerri 1988 | Kerri 1996 | Kerri 1994

45: Kerri 1991 | Kerri - age 8 | Kerri - age 4 | Kerri | Kerri - age 10 | Kerri 1976

46: middle 3rd - Steven 1977 middle bottom - Steven 1975 bottom - Steven age 4 | above - Steven age 13 middle top - Kerri & Steven middle 2nd - Steven

47: Steven 1979 | Kerri & Steven 1977 | Steven 1973 | Steven - age 5 | Steven - age 11 | Steven & Patty 2002

48: 1931 Top row: Sonny Kalinec, Walter Bucek, Jerome Bartosh, Andrew Nemec, Louis Rozonosky, Albert Kalinec, Albert Kaderka Front row: Emil Kaderka, Emil Naizer, Steve Drozd, Bill Kaderka, Adolph Naizer

49: July 5, 1937 Top row: Anton Mikulenicak, Frank Naizer, Dan Cervenka, Ed Naizer, Bill Scherner, Anton Simek, Emanuel Zett Front row: John Zett, Bill Naizer, Frank Drozd, Gerald Klypas, Emil Bartosh

50: Willie & Viola Pekar

51: Bessie (Adella Bucek's Sister) & John Valla

52: Beatrice & Adolph's Wedding Emil Naizer, Walter Bucek, Lillian Bohac Adolph & Beatrice, Violia Bucek, Joe Naizer & Robert(Bob) Bartosh

53: Top: Beatrice & Adolph Naizer and their children James and Janie. Right: Beatrice & Adolph Nazier

54: Left - Walter Bucek, Edward Bartosh, Adella Bucek, Tinnie Bartosh 1949 Right - Sybil Valla - 1945

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