Jankovsky - Makes

Great Grandparents Joseph R. Jankovsky and Blanche A. Makes

last photos of Blanche taken in 2004 and Joe taken in 1999, both at the age of 87.

Great, Great Grandparents Charles Jankovsky and Antoinette Vlastnik

Wedding photo 1906

Photos about 1955

Great, Great. Great Grandfather John Jankovsky - born 1845

Great, Great Grandparents Joseph Makes and Marie Hovorka

Wedding photo and painting

Family bakeries in Chicago and Cicero - Photo on left is in Chgo .. Marie with Blanche & brother Joe; on the right is the Bakery in Cicero .. sister Helen w/dog

Marie Makes with Great Grandson Thomas Jason

Great, Great. Great Grandparents Makes and Hovorka

Frank & Anna - about 1898 .. Great, Great Grandfather Josef is the young boy in the center.

painting of the home of the family Chochola with Great, Great, Great Grandmother Anna.

family Hovorka - 1912 .. Betty on left , Anna in center, Great, Great Grandmother Marie on right of photo

paintings of brothers Karel and Joseph - WW I

Great, Great, Great Grandparents Karel Hovorka and Elizabeth Klienhample - about 1900

painting of the home of the family Hovorka at Vodnany, Bohemia

Joseph on the right had offer to play minor league baseball but went to work with his father at Western Elec.

The family Jankovsky is ancient Bohemia family. The family came to the US in the 1800's. John's brother Anton came after the end of the Civil War with John coming in the late 1880's. The family established a Wood Working Business in late 1890's which they retained into the 1920's.

Charles' older brothers were Anton, John and Joseph and sisters were Anna and Mary. In 1926 Charles started work at Western Elec, supervised the Lumber Mill and retired in 1946. Joseph worked at Crane Company for 37 years, during WW2 he received exemption as a Tool & Die maker, retired from Crane at the age 61, was involved in local Gov't and he was formally cited in 1983 for 25 years service to the village.

The family Vlastnik came to the US in 1904 from Varnice in Bohemia. The family established a Tailoring Business in Chicago which later evolved into Clothing Store in Peru, Illinois which the family has maintained for several generations.

The family Makes came from Prague to the US in about 1900. Frank's wife's family, the family Chochola, had establish a Bakery on Loomis in Chicago before 1900.

Joseph Makes later established his own bakery in Chicago and then later in Cicero. The family retained the Bakery until the early 1950's and then retired in California.

The family Hovorka came to the United States in the early 1900's. The family was from the village of Vodanay in Bohemia. The family's history as "freeholders" in the area goes back to the 1500's but all the names are not known.