Our Botelsak(aka Podlesak)family
including Straka & Hendl

Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg MARIA 2 BOTELSAK ~ see 2

 

GENERATION ONE :

1. ~ ~ ~ JOSEF BOTELSAK was born in 1803 and was the son of MARTIN BOTELSAK and ELISABETH WAGNER. Joseph married CECILIA JOHANNA KRAL on 6 February 1832 in Mantau 25, Bohemia. Cecilia was born on 27 April 1813 in Mantau and was the daughter of MARTIN KRAL and MARGARETHA ECKSTEIN.

Children of JOSEPH BOTELSAK and CECILIA KRAL included:

*              BARBARA BOTELSAK, born 1833.

*              KATHARINA BOTELSAK, born 1835.

*              JOHANN BOTELSAK, born 1837; died as an infant.

*              ANNA BOTELSAK, born 1838.

*              MARIA 2 BOTELSAK, born 5 April 1840 Mantau 25, Bohemia.

*               MARGARETHA 3 BOTELSAK, born 6 February 1843.

*               THERESIA BOTELSAK, born 1845; died 1911.

GENERATION TWO :

2. ~ ~ ~ MARIA BOTELSAK (MARTIN > JOSEF) was born on 5 April 1840 in Mantau, Bohemia and was a daughter of JOSEF BOTELSAK and CECILIA KRAL. She arrived in New Zealand on the ship War Spirit on 27 June 1863 as a single woman, aged 23 years.

Maria married PAUL STRAKA on 9 June 1864 in St Patricks Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand and they raised a family of six children. Paul was born on 5 January 1830 in Honositz 21, Bohemia and arrived in New Zealand from Bohemia also on the War Spirit on 28 June 1863.

> Refer to the STRAKA family for more information about the family of Paul and children of Maria and Paul.

Paul died on 25 August 1895. Maria died on 15 February 1927. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery (Row 10 Plot 204 and 205).

3.~ ~ ~ MARGARETHA BOTELSAK (MARTIN > JOSEF) was born in New Zealand on 6 February 1843, and was a daughter of JOSEF BOTELSAK and CECILIA KRAL and a younger sister of MARIA.

Margaretha married JOSEF HENDL in the Parish Church in Chotieschau, Bohemia on 12 February 1874. Josef was born on 21 May 1848 in Lossin 7, Bohemia, the son of THOMAS HENDL and ANNA GATTERA.

Margaretha and Josef, together with their two eldest children, arrived in New Zealand on the ship Friederburg on 24 August 1875.

> Refer to the HENDL family for more information about the family of Josef family and children of Margaretha and Josef.

Margaretha died on 6 August 1923 in Puhoi, North Auckland. Joseph died on 21 December 1934. They were both buried at Puhoi Public Cemetery (Row 13 Plot 276 and 277).

Please note that in keeping to genealogy publishing protocol I have not included information about later generations including living persons.
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