the pribil boys…

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The Pribil boys with 3 of their sisters…(left to right) Bill, Julie, I.F., Emma, Frank, Mary, and Louis.

Isidore Frank (I.F. or Izzy) Pribil was born in Furstenhut, Bohemia on December 20, 1890 to Wenzel Pribil and Mary Peter. His godparents were a neighbor, Isidor Harant, and his daughter, Barbora. As an infant, in 1891, Isidore came to America with his parents. When he was young, he lived at 440 Lafond with his parents, Wenzel and Mary, his maternal grandmother, Theresa (from 1899 until her death in 1904), and siblings Anna, Louis, William, Mary, Theresa, Frank, Rose, and Julia. In August 1910, I.F. married Rose Tanner.

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Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949

I.F. and Rose had a son, Richard, in 1912 and a daughter, Helen, in 1916. During that time, they moved around St. Paul and I.F. worked at the railroad. I.F. lost his father, Wenzel, to tuberculosis in September 1916. I.F. moved his family to work in Sioux City, Iowa, from about 1920 to 1922 where son, James, was born. The family was back in St. Paul by 1924 where they again moved around St. Paul and I.F. worked as a foreman at the railroad. Over the next couple of years, I.F. lost three of his sisters, all to tuberculosis – Anna on March 8, 1924, Theresa on March 22, 1925, and Rose on April 20, 1926. In the census for 1930, I.F. and Rose lived at 234 Bates Avenue with their children Richard, Helen, and James. In 1940, they lived at 1924 E Nevada with son, James, and I.F. was still working as a roundhouse foreman at the railroad. By 1942, they had moved to Stillwater.

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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com

I.F. died on March 20, 1972 at the age of 81. The cause of death was listed as a ruptured dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Bayport.

 

Louis Joseph Pribil was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 26, 1894 to Wenzel Pribil and Mary Peter. Louis was baptized on December 30, 1894 at the Church of St. Agnes and his godparents were Alois and Albina Kubitschek. As a child, Louis lived at 440 Lafond with his parents, Wenzel and Mary, his maternal grandmother, Theresa (from 1899 until her death in 1904), and siblings Isidore, Anna, William, Mary, Theresa, Frank, Rose, Julia, and Emma. At 15, Louis was listed as working as a cutter at JT Peisert. In 1914, his family moved to 885 Edmund. Louis’ father, Wenzel, died of tuberculosis in September 1916 and Louis lived with his mother and siblings on Edmund until he married in 1921.

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U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com

Louis married Mabel Erickson at the Church of St. Agnes on January 26, 1921. Louis and Mabel never had children but Mabel’s niece, Geraldine Erickson, lived with them for several years when she was young. Louis lost three of his sisters, all to tuberculosis – Anna on March 8, 1924, Theresa on March 22, 1925, and Rose on April 20, 1926. Louis and Mabel lived all over St. Paul and Louis worked as meat cutter/driver.

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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com

Louis died of cardiac arrest/arteriosclerotic heart disease on April 7, 1984 at the age of 89. He was buried at National Cemetery at Fort Snelling.

 

William Albert Pribil was born on April 21, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Wenzel Pribil and Mary Peter. William was baptized on May 3, 1896 at the Church of St. Agnes and his godparents were Alois and Albina Kubitschek. As a child, William lived at 440 Lafond with his parents, Wenzel and Mary, his maternal grandmother, Theresa (from 1899 until her death in 1904), and siblings Isidore, Anna, Louis, Mary, Theresa, Frank, Rose, Julia, and Emma. At 15, Bill was working as a messenger. He would eventually work as a telegraph operator/stenographer for the railroad.

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U.S., Chicago and North Western Railroad Employment Records, 1935-1970, Ancestry.com

In 1914, Bill’s family moved to 885 Edmund. His father, Wenzel, died of tuberculosis in September 1916 and he lived with his mother and siblings on Edmund until he married in 1921. Bill married Rose Penzenstadler at the Church of St. Agnes on May 3, 1921. After they married, Bill and Rose lived at 875 Thomas with Rose’s family – her parents, Ludwig and Johanna, and brothers, George and Joseph. Bill and Rose had three daughters, Mildred, Rosemary, and Dorothy, and the family lived at 875 Thomas until 1936. In the 1940 census, Bill, Rose, and their daughters lived in Baldwin, Wisconsin, and in the city directory for 1943, they were listed as living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com

The family was back in St. Paul living at 888 Dayton at the time of Bill’s death in 1948. He died of myocardial infarction/coronary sclerosis on November 30, 1948 at the age of 52. He was buried at Calvary in St. Paul.

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Frank Joseph Pribil was born on July 20, 1903 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Wenzel Pribil and Mary Peter. He was baptized at the Church of St. Agnes on August 2, 1903 and his godparents were Alois and Albina Kubitschek . As a child, Frank lived at 440 Lafond with his parents, Wenzel and Mary, his maternal grandmother, Theresa (until her death in 1904), and siblings Isidore, Anna, Louis, William, Mary, Theresa, Rose, Julia, and Emma. The family moved to 885 Edmund in 1914. In September 1916, when Frank was 13, his father, Wenzel, died from tuberculosis. Frank began working at age 15, working first as a messenger and then as a clerk at a transfer company. He also briefly worked at the railroad as a laborer.

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U.S., Northern Pacific Railway Company Personnel Files, 1890-1963

By 1922, he was working as a bookbinder. Frank lost his oldest sister, Anna, to tuberculosis on March 8, 1924. The following year, his sister, Theresa, also died of tuberculosis on March 22, 1925. By 1926, the family had moved to 849 West Central Ave. Frank lived there with his mother, Mary, his stepfather, Stephen, stepbrother, Fred, sisters Rose (until her death in April, also from tuberculosis), Emma, Julia, and Julia’s husband, Joe Plaschko (widower of their sister, Anna), Joe and Anna’s daughter, Anna (my grandma), and Joe and Julie’s son, Joseph Daniel Jr. (born in July 1926).

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Frank Pribil with his niece, Anna Plaschko (my grandma).

In 1927, Frank was living with his sister, Mary, and her family, and sister, Emma. In the city directories for 1926-1927, Frank was listed as working as a bookbinder at Plaschko Bindery at 618 Edmund (this was the residence of Frank Plaschko, Joe’s first cousin). On April 9, 1929, Frank married Agnes Penzenstadler at the Church of St. Agnes. Frank’s brother, Bill, was married to Agnes’ sister, Rose. Witnesses were Frank’s sister, Emma, and his nephew, Richard. When they were first married, Frank and Agnes lived at 823 Lafond and Frank worked as a bookbinder at a printing shop. In 1931, Frank, Agnes, and their son, Frank Jr., were listed as living at 875 Thomas with Agnes’ family – her parents, Ludwig and Johanna, her brothers, George and Joseph, her sister, Rose, and her husband, Frank’s brother, Bill, and Rose and Bill’s daughters Mildred, Rosemary, and Dorothy. Frank was working as a pressfeeder at Clarkson Rishoff. In 1932, they lived at 835 Thomas with Frank’s mother, Mary, and her husband, Stephen. From 1933 through 1935, Frank and his family lived at 851 Capitol Ave where their daughter, Carol, was born in 1934. Frank was still working as a pressman at Clarkson at this time. In the census for 1940, Frank, Agnes, Frank Jr., and Carol were again living at 875 Thomas with Agnes’ father, Ludwig, and brother, George. Frank was listed as working as a printer at a printing house. By 1950, Frank, Agnes, and children, Frank, Carol, and Jeanette, were living at 396 Woodruff Ave with Frank working as a pressman at Dow’s (daughter, Linda, was born in June of that year). Frank died on November 13, 1975 at the age of 72. The cause of death was listed as cardiac arrhythmia/coronary artery atherosclerosis. He was buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Little Canada.

 

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