This document was obtained from the archives of Dr. Eugene Wyborney in Cheney,
Washington on September 23, 1999 in an inspection of the data with
the Dr. Wyborney's son, Henry Wyborney by Cecil Wood of Port
It has been scanned and retyped with no corrections of spelling. The date of the letter is not know. We do not believe the copy of the letter observed and scanned was the original.
Katherine and Cecil Wood 10/3/99
Editorial comments given in  brackets.
THE STATE REGIONAL ARCHIVE AT PRAGUE
Dear Mrs. Doctor Wyborney:
We are sending you the requested genealogic information that we were able to find in church records concerning Jan Vyborny, Anna Ruzick[ov]a and their parents.
In our search our beginning point was the birth record of Jan Vyborny (Vejborny) who was born in Vitezov (in German it is Siegfeld), house # 37, born 9/20/1840, of protestant confession, the son of Jan Vyborny and Anna, maiden name Ruzick[ov]a.
Jan Vejborny [6Jan(*1811)], of Helvetian confession,
land owner (familiant) from Siegfeld, legal son of Josef
Vejborny, retired, who resides at
Libenice 8 and his wife Alzbeta,
maiden name Rezac[ova] from Libenice 5, both from
Anna, of Catholic confession, daughter of Vaclav Ruzicka, house owner in Lhota N.C.-., Malesov district, and his wife Anna, maiden name Miskovsky from Horany 16, Kutna Hora district.
The baptism of Jan's father, Jan Vyborny,
is recorded in the
birth registry of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank for the
years 1784-1877, sign. M 10-1K/3, page 260.
The most important part of this record is:
Year 1811, June the 16th
House number: (Libenice) 8
Name of child: Jan Wyborny
Father: Josef Wyborny farmer
Mother: Alzbeta, daughter of Jiri Rezac (deceased). Both parents are retired in Libenice
Jan Vyborny married Anna Ruzickova in a parochial church in Kank:
The record of the marriage is in the registry of marriages of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank for 1784-1868. Sign. M 10-1K/4, page 214:
Year 1838, 26th of November
Number of house: Horany 16
Groom: Name of groom: Jan Weiborny, son from Helvetian marriage of Josef Weiborny, landowner from Libenice 8, and his wife Alzbeta, maiden name Jiri Rezac, farmer in Libenice 5, both from the Kolin district
Bride: Name of bride: Anna, daughter of Catholic marriage of Vaclav Ruzicka, house owner in Lhota 8. Malesov district, and his wife Anna, maiden name Martin Miskovsky, landowner of Horany 16, a village belonging to Kutna Hora
2)Anna Ruzick[ov]a was born in the settlement
the record about her baptism is in the registry which
was cited above - of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank,
sign. M 1O-1K/3, page 114:
Year 1826, born November 11th, baptized the l3th
Number of house: (Grunta) 1
The name of the child: Anna
Father: Vaclav Ruzicka, house owner
Mother: Anna, daughter of Martin Miskovsky, landowner of Horany, Kutna Hora district.
3)Josef Vyborny [7Josef(*1779)] was born
around in 1775 according to the age given at the time of his marriage.
However, according to the age when he died he should have been born
around 1779 (See further).
Both these records give the place of birth as Pucher (Puker), which is part of the Kresetice district. His father is Jan Vyborny [8Jan(*1747)]. In the birth registry books corresponding to this time at the Roman Catholic parochial office in Cirkvice for the settlement of Pucher, sign. M 10-2/3 and 9 for 1743-1786 and 1766-1807 we did not find record of the baptism of Josef Vyborny. The first child of Jan Vyborny, which was born in Pucher 3, was his daughter Anna. She was baptized on 10/29/1783. The other 6 children were born between 1786-1796 in Pucher 7. The mother of these children was listed as Alzbeta: her maiden name was not recorded.
The children of Jan Vyborny and Alzbeta were of Protestant (Helvetian) confession and their baptisms were also duplicated in the oldest Evangelic registry of the parochial office in Caslav (inventory num. 1 from years 1785-1800). In that registry their mother was listed as Alzbeta, maiden name Kratka.
We have been looking for the birth
record and baptism record of
Josef Vyborny, the son of Jan and Alzbeta, maiden name Kratka,
in the registry books of all the parishes of related settlements
in the Kresetice district where they may have been registered, that
is in the books of the Roman Catholic parochial offices in
Cervene Janovice, Cestin,
Bykan, Rataje over Sazava
Uhlirske Janovice, Zbraslavice and
Trebotin[see also the index of localities].
We have found the baptismal records of 4 other children
of Jan and Alzbeta Vyborny that were born in
baptized on 10/15/1770 - Roman Catholic parochial
and in the court in
baptized on 1/18/1773. Vaclav baptized on
10/11/1774 and Anna baptized on 3/25/1777 - Roman Catholic parochial
office in Zbraslavice).
Jan Vyborny served in Cerniny's farm
as a supervisor.
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the place where he lived in the years 1775-1776 and 1777-1782 and where his son Josef was born.
Josef Vyborny was married on 1/14/1800, record of the marriage is
in the registry of marriages of the Roman Catholic church office in
Grunta for 1784-1877, sign. M 8-16G/1, page 197:
1800, 14th of January
House number: Libenice 5
Groom: Name of groom: Josef, son of Jan Wyborny from Puker
Bride: Name of bride: Alzbeta, daughter of Jiri Rzezaca, farmer
The death of Josef Vyborny [7Josef(*1779)]is recorded in
the death registry of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Grunta for
1784-1787, sign. M 8-16G/2, page 63:
1844, died May 31st, buried June 2nd
House number: (Libenice) 8
The name of the deceased person: Joseph Weiborny, Bauerauszugler [retired farmer], born in Puker, buried by Johann Santrucek, Helvetian pastor in Libenice.
Illness and cause of death: Laut Todtenbeshau since 31st of May 1844 blood or Skorbut [Scurvy] (some words are in German).
4) Alzbeta Rezac[ov]a was not born in the place where she
lived during her marriage, that is in Libenice. Her father settled
there with his family some time before 1786 (his son Jan was born
in Libenice 9 and baptized 9/11/1786).
In the baptismal record (Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank from the years 1762-1792, baptismal section, without numbering of pages) his father was listed as
"Georgius Rzezaca rusticus SendraticensisÓ",
that is Jiri Rezac farmer from Sendrazice. The village of Sendrazice
was belonged to the Roman Catholic parochial office in Ovcary:
In the book from 1778-1800, sign. M 8-12/2, in the baptismal section, page 27, we found the baptismal record of Alzbeta. From this follows that she was born in Osek (now it is Velky Osek in Kolin county):
Anno 1782 in mense januario [Year 1782 in month of January]
Dies nativitatis [Day of birth]: 25th in pago Wossek nata
Dies baptism [Day of baptism]: 26th
Infans [The name of the child]: Elisabetha
Parentes [Parents]: Georgius Rzezacz rusticus Anna uxor [farmer and wife Anna]
Numerus domus [House Number]: 25
We could not find the death record of Alzbeta Vyborna maiden name Rezac[ova]. It is not in the books of the Roman Catholic parish office in Kank (Libenice) (and Velim Vitezov), nor in the books of the Evangelic parish offices of Libenice and Velim. It is probable that she died after 1844 (Josef Vyborny is not shown as a widower at the time of his death), or at the place of onee of her children.
5) Vaclav Ruzicka, the father of Anna Ruzick[ov]a, came from
Losanky in parish
The record of his baptism is in the registry of births of the Roman Catholic parish office in Losany for 1784-1808, sign. M 8-14/4, page 126.
Year and month: 1793, 18th of July
House number: 20
The name of child: Vaclav Ruzicka
Parents: Father: Matej Ruzicka house owner
Mother: Anna Ruziczk[ov]a
Both are belonging to Kutna Hora district.
Vaclav Ruzicka was married three times and lived in the
following villages Grunta,
Kresetice, Horni Lhota and Dolni Lhota. His first wife was
Anna Miskovska - she was mother of Anna. The record of this marriage is
in the book of Roman Catholic parish office in Kank for
1784-1868, sign M 10-1K/4, page 206:
1812, 14th of April
House Number: 16
Bridegroom: Name of groom: Vaclav, the legal son of Matej Ruziczka, house owner from Grunta of the Kolin district
Bride: Name of bride: Anna, legal daughter of Martin Miskovsky, landowner from the Kutna Hora district
After the death of Anna, maiden name Miskovska, Vaclav married
on 2/4/1821 Josefa Furk[ov]a from Kresetice: the record about
this is in the registry of marriages
of the Roman Catholic parish office in Bykan from 1784-1896,
inventory # 47, page 37:
In the year 1821, the 4th of February
Nr. of house: 56
Bridegroom: Name of groom: Vaclav, the son of Matej Ruzicka, deceased farmer of Grunta, Kolin district
Bride: Name of bride: Josefa, daughter of Frantisek Furka, land owner of Kresetice
The record of the death of Josefa Ruzick[ov]a, maiden name Furk[ov]a,
is in the death registry of the Roman Catholic parochial office in
Bykan for the settlement of Dolni Lhota, sign. F, page 26;
this registry is not yet at our disposal.
According to a name index to the registry of births, marriages and deaths of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Bykan for 1805-1842, sign. M 10-6/29, Josefa Ruzickova died in Dolni Lhota on 7/22/1838 at the age of 39.
The record of the third marriage of Vaclav Ruzicka is in the
book of marriages of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Bykan
for the settlement of
Tyniste for 1784-1879, inv. # 53, page 18:
1839, the 13th of September
House number: 45
Bridegroom: Name of groom: Vaclav Ruzicka, Catholic and house owner in Dolni Lhota 13, widower and son of Matej Ruzicka, deceased farmer in Trebosice #41 on the Novy Dvur district, and his wife Anna, maiden name Jan Valenta from Mancice 7 of the Kutna Hora district.
Bride: Name or bride: Josefka, widow of Jan
Petrik, former farmer in
Chlistovice 39, Catholic
and daughter of Josef Stehlik, deceased
house owner in
Pabenice 8 of the Kresetice district, and his wife
Barbora (deceased), daughter of Franc Weinoska from Kresetice.
Vaclav Ruzicka probably died in Dolni Lhota after 1842: his name does not appear among the dead in the already mentioned name index to books of Roman Cath. parish office Bykan, sign. M 10-6/29.
The baptismal record of Anna Miskovska is in the
baptismal registry of the Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank
for 1784-1852, sign. M 10-1K/2, page 4 in section for settlement of
1792, 28th of May
House number: Horany 16
Name of child: Anna Miskovska
Parents: Father: Martin Miskovsky
Mother: Marie, maiden name Benesova
The death of Anna Ruzickova is recorded in the death registry of
the Roman Catholic parochial office in Kank for 1784-1878,
sign. M 10-1K/5, page 11 in section for settlement of Horany:
In the year 1817, died on the 3rd of November, buried on the 5th
House number: (Horany) 16
The name of a deceased person: Anna, wife of Vaclav Ruzicka, house owner in Grunta
Illness and cause of death: Hot fever
of the State Regional Archive
Prepared by: J. Novak[ova]