Frank Ficenec, an up to date and prosperous farmer residing on section 25, Elk precinct, was born in Bohemia
on the 24th of December, 1865, a son of George and Barbara Ficenec, who in the spring of 1867 brought their family
to the United States. They first settled in Iowa, where the father worked as a farm hand for about five years,
after which the family, drove from that state to Saunders county, Nebraska. The father homesteaded eighty acres
on what is now section 26, Elk precinct, and subsequently purchased an additional one hundred and sixty acres,
for which he paid four dollars an acre. He devoted his time to general farming until 1895, when be retired, having
accumulated a competence, and took up his residence in Weston, where he lived until his demise on Christmas Day,
1901. His wife, who is still living, makes her home with a daughter.
Frank Ficenec was educated in Elk precinct and during his boyhood and youth gained valuable training in farm work
through assisting his father. Later he began farming on his own account and in 1897 he went to Oklahoma, where
he leased school land which he farmed for about six years. At the end of that time he returned to this county and
took up his residence on his present place on section 25, Elk township. He is industrious and efficient and derives
a good income from his land. In addition to growing the usual grain he raises a good grade of hogs, cattle and
horses, finding this branch of his business particularly profitable.
On the 30th of January, 1887, Mr. Ficenec was married to Miss Mary Kaspar, a daughter of. Joseph and Mary Kaspar.
They have no children of their own but are raising two of his brother's daughters, Emma and Agnes Ficenec.
Mr. Ficenec is a democrat but has never taken an active part in politics, although not remiss in any of the duties
of a good citizen. His fraternal affiliation is with the Modern Woodmen and his religious faith is that of the
Catholic church. He has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his community, and his public spirit
and his unquestioned integrity have gained him the respect of his fellow citizens.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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