Anastasia Nezveda Cerny
- Born: 9 Apr 1868, Blany, Austria
- Marriage: Frank Cerny on 18 Nov 1889 in Blany, Austria
- Died: 2 Oct 1917, Butte, NE. at age 49
Anastasia Nezveda Cerny was born in Blane, Bohemia. They were married shortly before sailing to the new land.
Obituary: Anastasia Nezveda was born in 1868 in Blany, Bohemia. She died on Oct. 11, 1917 in Naper, NE. The funeral of Mrs. Frank Cerny, who lived east of Naper took plaqce last Thursday at the Catholic Church in Butte, NE. While yet in the old country, she was married to Frank Cerny, coming to American shortly afterward. To Mr. and Mrs. Cerny a family of ten children were born, all of whom survive her. They are Catherine, Mary, Rose, Frances, Anna and Janet (daughters), Edward, James, Clem and Frank Jr. (sons). The family has lived in their present home for the past fifteen years, and Mrs. Cerny was well known to the residents of the community as a loving wife and mother, and a good neighbor and friend to all. Mr. Cerny and family desire us to extend to all the neighbors and friends their heartful thanks for all that they have done in this sad hour. Frank and Anastasia Cerny immigrated to America from Czechoslovakia in 1890. Frank, son of Matthew and Katherine Cerny, was born at Domamil, Moravia in 1865. Anastasia, daughter of Vaclav and Frantiska Nezveda, was born in Blany, Bohemia, 1868. They were married shortly before sailing to the new land. They established a home near Mrs. Cerny's sister, Mary and John Protivinsky, in Boyd ounty, NE. Following a five year residency and showing improvements on a registered claim, records show the Cerny's were granted a 160 acres homestead in Basin Township, Boyd County, NE in 1902, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States. This was three miles east of Naper. Mr. Cerny became a United States citizen in 1901. Their ten children were born and reared to adulthood on this homestead which was later enlarged to 340 acres. The rigors and hardships of turning the sod and cultivating the soil to raise crops of wheat and corn were quite in contrast with Mr. Cerny's early training, that of working in a factory and taking a three and one-half year wood-carving course. This entitled him to a Teacher'[s Certification in the "Association of Wood Carvers" in Vienna, Austria in 1886. It is interesting to note that Frank's father, Matthew Cerny was a builder as was also Matthew's father. It seems no surprise that this talent and trade came naturally to several of Frank's sons and grandsons. Both Frank and Anastasia came from staunch Catholic families and by their example and home life, reared their children in this faith. The older children attended school in Basin which also had a general store on the premises. Later when Sunny Side District #2 was built, all the children, in turn, attended this school.
Anastasia married Frank Cerny, son of Matthew Cerny and Katherine Novatny Cerny, on 18 Nov 1889 in Blany, Austria. (Frank Cerny was born on 3 Dec 1865 in Bohemia and died on 14 Sep 1962 in Spencer, NE..)