Frank and Charles Sadilek, Czech Heritage
Title: Frank and Charles
Sadilek, Czech Heritage Papers
Creator: Sadilek, Frank and Charles
Quantity: 3 folders
Collection Number: MS 0275
Languages: Czech, English
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Preferred Citation: Frank and Charles Sadilek, Czech Heritage Papers (MS 0275). Archives &
Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Frank J. Sadilek, born on December 1, 1851, emigrated to the U.S. at age 16. In
Wilber, Nebraska, Sadilek operated a harness shop until 1882 after which he served
in the legislature, as deputy county treasurer, and, in 1897, as county register of
deeds. He served in this last position until 1919. Sadilek also presented eulogies
for funerals. He died in Wilber on March 24, 1933.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of the newspaper clippings and photographs related to Frank
Sadilek. It also contains speeches by Charles Sadilek.
Sadilek, Frank and Charles -- Archives
Czechoslovak-Americans -- Archives
Folder 1. Postcards, diary, photographs
Includes postcards published by the Czech Heritage Foundation of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, a record of funeral orations of Frank J. Sadilek from 1907 to
1933 that includes articles, a letter of condolence to Mrs. Sadilek, and
photographs of Sadilek with the monument erected to honor Czech pioneers in
Folder 2. Newspaper articles
An articles from The Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, on
November 24, 1929 about the memorial dedicated to Czechs who settled in the
Blue valley between Wilber and Crete and a second article from the Omaha World-Herald on May 16, 1931 on Sadilek and
his funeral eulogies.
Folder 3. Postcard, notebook speeches
Includes a postcard from Ledec, Sadilek's birthplace, along with a photo, a
notebook with speeches delivered by Charles Sadilek regarding Bohemians, the
"Fourth of July," and prospects of the humankind in the future. In English
Related Material and Resources: Please see other Czech Heritage Collections under the Ethnic American