Adolph Rerucha, a well known agriculturist of Elk precinct, was born upon the farm which he is now operating
on the 11th of May, 1878. His parents, Mathias and Carolina Rerucha, are natives of Bohemia, where they remained
until 1873, when they emigrated to the United States, wishing to try their fortunes in this country. They made
their way to the middle west and settled in Saunders county, Nebraska, which was then little more than a frontier
region. The father became the owner of land on what is now section 2, Elk precinct, and there built a sod house
which served as the family home until a more pretentious structure could be erected. He has since concentrated
his energies upon farming and is still living on section 2.
Adolph Rerucha, who was born in a sod house upon his father's farm, was reared at home and attended the schools
of Prague in the acquirement of an education. He began assisting his father as soon as old enough and after leaving
school continued to engage in farm work. He helped his father for some time but for two years was in the employ
of others. During that time he saved his earnings carefully and as soon as he was financially able to do so he
rented land which he farmed for two years. At the end of that time he removed to the homestead on section 2, Elk
precinct, and has since operated that place, together with forty acres on section 10. He has built a beautiful
residence and a barn and made other improvements upon the place. He owns the most up to date machinery, the use
of which greatly facilitates his work, and in all things he is progressive and up to date.
Mr. Rerucha was married on the 5th of February, 1901, to Miss Emilie Pad, a daughter of James and Barbara Pad,
early settlers of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Rerucha have become the parents of the following children: Helen and
Mollie, at home; Ludmellia, who died in infancy; Ludmellia, at home; Clara, who died in infancy; and Hermia, at
Mr. Rerucha votes the democratic ticket at the polls but has never taken any other part in politics. Fraternally
he is connected with Z. C. B. J. at Prague, and his religious affiliations connect him with the Catholic church.
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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