WESLEY C. JIRICEK.
Among the prosperous farmers of Hartford township is Wesley C. Jiricek, who was born in Bohemia, Austria, on the
3d of May, 1867. His parents, Wesley and Mary (Klema) Jiricek, were also natives of that country and remained there
until 1875, when they emigrated with their family to America. They located upon a farm in Tama county, Iowa, and
there the father passed away August 13, 1876. Subsequently the mother became a resident of Iowa county and died
here August 7, 1911. They were the parents of five children: Mary and John, deceased; Frank, of this county; Katherine,
the wife of Albert Mishek, of Toledo, Iowa; and Wesley C.
The last named remained at home until he reached years of maturity and then rented land for two years. In 1894
he bought his present place, which consists of one hundred acres on section 4, Hartford township, and for two decades
he has been engaged in the operation and improvement of his farm. He raises both grain and stock and is meeting
with a large measure of success in his chosen occupation.
In 1894 Mr. Jiricek married Miss Lucy Beran, who was born in Poweshiek county, Iowa, of the marriage of Frank and
Louisa (Nowotny) Beran, both natives of Bohemia. The parents emigrated to America and became early residents of
Poweshiek county, Iowa. The father is still living but the mother is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Jiricek have been
born four children: Edward C., a graduate of the Victor high school; Alnora, deceased; Roy A.; and Mabel May.
Mr. Jiricek is an ardent supporter of the democratic party and for several years served ably as school director.
Fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America at Victor, and he and his family are communicants of the
Catholic church. He has given careful attention to his farm work, has been honest and upright in all of his dealings
with his fellowmen and has manifested a spirit of consideration for others, all of which has made him highly esteemed
and respected by those who know him.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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