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St. Michael Church and Cemetery
Tarnov, Platte County, Nebraska

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Following are photographs of several of the tombstones in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. This is not a complete list. Over the 4th of July 2000 weekend, mid-October 2000 and October 2004, Bruce and I visited several cemeteries in the Platte, Nance, Boone and Merrick Nebraska counties. My paternal Grandfather, Stanislaus GALUS, immigrated to the Tarnov area in September 1898. He lived with his aunt and uncle Andrew and Maryanna GALUS PAPROCKI who farmed near Tarnov.

Andrej Auguston Anna Auguston
Andrej AUGUSTON
Died 11 Stycznia 1883
Anna (nee PAPROCKI) AUGUSTON
Died 15 Sierpien 1901
Following is an excerpt from the Centennial book of Ss. Peter and Paul Church at Krakow, Nance County, Nebraska:

Andrew and Anna (PAPROCKI) AUGUSTYN immigrated to the United States from Austrian Poland, June 4, 1881. Two weeks later they homesteaded some land in Platte County near Tarnov, Nebraska. They were the parents of five children: Mrs. John A. (Maria) TORCZON, Mrs. Joseph (Sophia) KUSEK, Mrs. Joseph (Magdalene) MATYA, Stanley, who married Maryanna SHOTKOSKI, and John.

Andrew died January 11, 1883. Anna passed away August 15, 1901. Both are buried in the St. Michael Cemetery in Tarnov.


            In August 1998 I found the LDS microfilmed baptism/birth and marriage records for the Polish villages of Leki Gorne and Leki Dolne, Galicia (Austria), Poland, where both my Polish grandparents were born.  There are several other connections between these Polish villages and the Tarnov, Krakow and Duncan Nebraska areas.

            Anna PAPROCKI AUGUSTYN was a sister of  Andrew PAPROCKI, who married my great grandaunt Maryanna GALUS. Andrew and Maryanna came to the U.S. around 1874-5. 

            Anna and Andrew PAPROCKI's parents were Blasic and Agnes KOTLARZ PAPROCKI.

            Anna PAPROCKI married Andreas AUGUSTYN, son of Antoni and Catharina BANDUR AUGUSTYN, 7 Feb 1849 in Leki, Poland. Anna was 15 years old
(b about 1834) and Andreas was 22 (b about 1827) at the time of their marriage.

Anna's Birth/baptism record, LDS microfilm 1898738, item 12, page 11
Parish of Leki Gorne / Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
1834 July, date of birth 8, date of baptism 9, house 120
Anna, Catholic, daughter, legitimate
Father:  Blasius Paprocki
Mother:  Agnes daughter of Andreus Kotlarz
Godparents:  Sebastianus Micek, Hedvigis wife of Josephus Miyata

Anna and Andrew's Marriage record, LDS microfilm reel 1898739, item 8, pg 40, #5
Parish of Leki Gorne/Leki Dolne, Galicia, Austria Poland
7 February 1849
Groom: Andreas Augustin, son of Antonius Augustin and Catharina Bandur, Catholic, age 22, single, house 5
Bride:  Anna Paprocki, dau of Blasius and Agnetis Kotlarz, Catholic, age 15, single, house 12
Witnesses: Jacobus Foryscewicz, Joannes Tomasiewicz


Tekla Augustyn Jozef Augustyn
Tekla AUGUSTYN
Died 30 Stycznia (January) 1915
77th year of life
Jozef AUGUSTYN
Died 12 Kwietnia (April) 1924
87 year of life

Arthur Barnas Arthur BARNAS
Sept 10, 1917
Nov 28, 1961
Arthur Stanislaus BARNAS was a son of John BARNAS and Balbina nee CZUBA.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 16 September 1917.

Bartlomiej and Maryanna Barnas
Bartlomiej BARNAS
Died 12 Marca [Mar] 1901
  In his 67th year
Maryanna BARNAS nee LESIAK
Died 11 Kwietnia [Apr] 1902
In her 61st year

Carol S. Barnas Carol S. BARNAS
Nebraska
Pfc Sig Corps
World War II
March 19, 1915
September 1, 1947
Carol Stephan was a son of  John BARNAS and Balbina nee CZUBA.  He was baptized in St. Michael's  Church on 23 March 1915.

Clement Barnas Clement M. BARNAS
Nebraska
M Sgt Co D 346 Infantry
World War II
Jan 3, 1912 - March 31, 1972
Clement Michael BARNAS was a son of Stanislaus BARNAS and Sophia nee SYSLO.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 7 January 1912.

Edward Barnas Edward M. BARNAS
Feb 9, 1907
June 26, 1946
Edward Marian BARNAS was a son of John BARNAS and Balbina nee CZUBA.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 13 February 1907.

Emilia Barnas Emilia BARNAS
28 Jan 1899
24 July 1946
Emilia was a daughter of Joseph KU¦ / KUSH and Agnes nee BARNAS.  She was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 2 February 1899.  Emilia married Valentin BARNAS (son of Stanislaus and Francisca nee BARAN) on 29 January 1929 in St. Michael's Church.

Isidore Barnas Isidore S. BARNAS
Nebraska
SGT 3 Infantry Division
World War II BSM - PH
Nov 18, 1917
May 6, 1960
Isidore Stephan BARNAS was a son of Stanislaus and Sophia nee SYSLO.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 25 Nov 1917.

Balbina and John Barnas
Balbina BARNAS
May 5, 1879
Feb 15, 1964
John BARNAS
March 18, 1869
Aug 28, 1949
Balbina was a daughter of  Sebastian CZUBA / CUBA and Mary Anna nee HANZEL.  John was a son of Bartholomew BARNAS and Maria nee LESIAK.  Balbina and John were married 22 November 1893 at Krakow in Nance County, Nebraska.

Josef Barnas Jozef Zigmont BARNAS
Born 6 Marca 1897
Died 15 Maja 1922
Jozef Zigmont / Joseph was a son of John BARNAS and Balbina nee CZUBA.  According to the St. Michael's 125th Anniversary publication, Joseph was born 4 February 1897 and baptized on the 6th of February.

Ralph M. Barnas Ralph M. BARNAS
Sept 13, 1911
Aug 14, 1968
Ralph Michael BARNAS was a son of John and Balbina nee CZUBA.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 17 September 1911.

Rita Barnas Rita BARNAS
Apr 5, 1921
June 28, 1971
Rita Josephine was a daughter of John BARNAS and Balbina nee CZUBA.

Stanislaus and Sophia Barnas
Stanislaus BARNAS
Mar 25, 1862
Feb 26, 1954
Sophia BARNAS
Jan 22, 1885
Mar 9, 1960
Stanislaus was a son of Bartholomew BARNAS and Maria nee LESIAK.  Sophia was a daughter of Jacob SYSLO and Anna nee SOBOL.  According to the St. Michael's 125th Anniversary publication, Sophia was born 25 January 1885 and baptized on 28 January.  Stanislaus and Sophia were married on 29 January 1902 in St. Michael's Church.

Theodore S. Barnas Theodore S. BARNAS
TEC5 US Army
World War II
May 8, 1910
Sep 24, 1975
Theodore Stan was a son of Stanislaus BARNAS and Sophia nee SYSLO.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 8 May 1910.

John BARTYZEL John BARTYZEL
1873 -
6 January 1954
It is possible this is the John BARTYZEL who married my grandfather's first cousin, Elizabeth ROSNO (daughter of Joseph ROSNO and Sophia GALUS).  I have found some discrepancies in the supporting documentation though.  Elizabeth ROSNO BARTYZEL was listed as a widow in the 1930 Nebraska census in Greely County.

Alois Bednarz Alois BEDNARZ
14 June 1905
27 September1970
Alois Jacob BEDNARZ was a son of John and Maryanna nee CYGAN.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 18 June 1905.

John Bednarz John BEDNARZ
Nebraska
PFC Co K 3 BN 304 Ord Regt
World War II
Dec 18, 1903 - June 25, 1966
John Stephan was a son of John and Maryanna nee CYGAN.  He was baptized in St. Michael's Church on 26 December 1903.

Mary Bednarz Mary BEDNARZ
1883 -
28 September 1964
This is probably the mother of Alois and John, listed above.  I found a Mary BEDNASZ in the 1910 Nebraska census for Burrows Township.  She was 28 years old, widowed, with 3 children: John age 7, Allois age 5 and a daughter listed as Cyril age 3.  In the St. Michael's cemetery is a monument that lists the names of people buried in unmarked graves.  There is a 33 year old John BEDNARZ, who died 12 March 1907.

Bogus Bartlomiej Bogus
Bartlomiej BOGUS
Died 15 Czerwca (June) 1881
Age 42

Władysław and Zofia Bogus
Zofia BOGUS
Umarła
29 Stycznia (January) 1915
Władysław BOGUS
Umarł
20 Wrze¶nia (September) 1921
According to the St. Michael's 125th Anniversary publication, Zofia was 67 years old at the time of her death, which gives her year of birth about 1848.  Wladyslaw was age 76 when he died, giving his year of birth about 1845.  Baptism records for children born to Zofia and Wladyslaw give Zofia's maiden name as BROZEK.

Anna Brudna Anna Brudna
Anna BRUDNA
Born in the year 1846
Died the 26th of Sierpnia/August 1915

John and Josephine Brudny
Josephine BRUDNY
1876 -
27 March 1930
John BRUDNY
1871 -
9 October 1943

Maryanna Brudna Maryanna Brudna
Maryanna BRUDNA
Died in her 13th year of life
17 Kwietnia/April 1888

Jakup and Sofija Bugaj Matka - Mother
Zofija BUGAJ
1841 -
25 October 1927



Ociec - Father
Jakup BUGAJ
1836 -
4 June 1887

Resource: St. Michael Archangel Church, Faith: Past - Present - Future, Tarnov, Nebraska. 125 Year Anniversary book. Includes transcriptions / translations of the marriages, baptisms and deaths from the Church records. (August 2005)

       

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Created May 5, 2001 - Updated September 30, 2008

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July 2, 2000, October 2000, October 31, 2004

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