Biography of John Mach
Saunders County, NE Biographies





John Mach, who is concentrating his energies upon the operation and development of his farm on section 35, Chester township, was born in Bohemia, February 16, 1868. His parents, John and Rosa Mach, emigrated with their family to the United States in 1870 and, coming to Saunders county, Nebraska, became identified with agricultural interests, as the father homesteaded land in what is now Chester township. Their first home in this county was a dugout, which was succeeded by a sod house, which in turn gave place, after a few years, to a log house. The father was industrious and won success as an agriculturist. He raised both grain and stock, from the sale of which he received a good return. His demise occurred in 1875 but he was survived by his wife until 1913.

John Mach, Jr., attended the common schools in Chester township and at a very early age began working on the home farm. His father having passed away when he was but seven years of age, he took upon himself the responsibilities of a man when but a boy in years, taking full charge of the management of the homestead when but fourteen years old. He continued to operate the farm for his mother until her demise in 1913 and is still farming the place, which he now owns. From time to time he has made improvements upon the farm, which comprises eighty acres and which is now one of the well developed farms of the township, and all of the buildings are substantial and well adapted to their respective purposes. He raises considerable stock in addition to growing the usual crops and finds both branches of his business profitable. He has never regretted his choice of occupation and the fact that he has devoted his entire life to farming, thus gaining efficiency in his work, is one of the factors in his success.

Mr. Mach was married on the 27th of August, 1895, to Miss Anna Pospisil, a daughter of John and Barbara Pospisil, and nine children have been born to this union, namely: Christina, who is living in South Dakota; Edward J.; Emma; Tillie; Libbie; Agnes; Rosa; Rudolph; and Adolph.

Mr. Mach supports the republican party at the polls, as he believes that its policies are based upon sound principles of government. However, he has never desired to hold public office, as his farm work requires his undivided attention. Practically his entire life has been spent in this county and during the forty seven years that he has resided here he has seen a sparsely settled district converted into a populous and highly developed farming region.

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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