Biography of Frank Koutny
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Frank Koutny, who owns six hundred and forty acres of good land in Center precinct, was born in Moravia, Bohemia, October 24, 1859, a son of Frank J. and Patronelia (Koutny) Koutny, also natives of that country, where they were reared and married. They continued to reside in Bohemia until our subject was sixteen years of age, when they emigrated with their family to the United States and came to Saunders county, Nebraska, purchasing railroad land in Center precinct, which the father cultivated until his death in 1899. He is buried at Wahoo. His wife survives and now makes her home with a daughter in Center precinct. There were four children in the family: Frances, now the widow of Wenceslaus Virgl and a resident of Center precinct; Frank; John, who is living in Wahoo; and Mary, deceased.

Frank Koutny received his education in the public schools of Bohemia and when sixteen years old accompanied his parents to Saunders county, Nebraska. He remained at home for ten years, assisting his father with the work of the farm, but at the end of that time began farming independently, cultivating land on section 15, Center precinct. Subsequently he removed to another farm on the same section, where he has since resided. He has gradually added to his holdings and now owns six hundred and forty acres of excellent land which yields him a good financial return. He raises both grain and stock and finds that the two occupations coordinate well.

Mr. Koutny was married in 1885 to Miss Josephine Cech, likewise a native of Moravia, by whom he has five children: Amelia, the wife of Frank Simodynes, a farmer residing near Wahoo; Lloyd, at home; Mary, the wife of Vincent Simodynes, who is living near Wahoo; and Agnes and Frank, both at home.

Mr. Koutny was formerly a democrat but now votes independently, believing by so doing he is best furthering the cause of civic advancement. He and his family belong to the Catholic church at Wahoo and do all in their power to extend its influence. When he began his independent career he was without capital but possessed the more valuable assets of energy, determination and soundness of judgment, and his resources have gradually increased until he is now a man of independent means.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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