Biography of Joseph Lanik
Saunders County, NE Biographies





JOSEPH LANIK.
Among the prosperous farmers and stock raisers of Stocking township is Joseph Lanik, who was born in Moravia, Austria, in February, 1862, a son of Frank and Townie (Rezac) Lank, also natives of Moravia. When our subject was fourteen years of age the family emigrated to the United States and, making their way to the middle west located on section 8 Stocking township, this county. The father first purchased a relinquishment and a number of head of stock and began farming and stock raising. He made many improvements upon his place, where he continued to reside until his death in 1906. He had long survived his wife, who died about a year after the arrival of the family in this county. Both were buried in the Catholic cemetery near Wahoo. They were the parents of two children, the brother of our subject being John, who is now living retired in Wahoo.

Joseph Lanik attended school in Bohemia for six years and after the family came to this country he continued his education here. He remained at home with his father and after the latter's demise became the owner of the farm of one hundred acres. He has improved the place and is at present remodeling the residence. He raises graded stock in addition to growing grain and receives a gratifying income from his land.

When eighteen years old Mr Lanik was married to Miss Frantiska Konecky, also a native of Moravia, who came with her parents to this country three years before her husband's family emigrated here. Mr. and Mrs. Lanik have become the parents of fifteen children: Mary, who died when fourteen years old; one who died in infancy; Bessie, who also died in infancy; Fanny, the wife of Frank Kunasek, a farmer of this county; Daisy, at home; Tonie, the wife of Joseph Wrana, a farmer living near Bee, Nebraska; Emma, at home; Anna, the wife of Stanley Jirovsky, of Schuyler, Nebraska; Agnes, at home; Joseph, who is farming two miles southeast of Wahoo; and Frank, Rose, Mary, Bessie and Louis, all at home.

Mr. Lanik is a republican and is now serving as road overseer. He and his family are communicants of the Catholic church and seek to further the spread of its influence. He is also indentified with the Catholic Union of Wahoo. He has made mangy friends in this county and those who are most closely associated with him hold him in the highest regard, which is evidence of an upright life.

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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