|This photograph is owned by Frances Spagnoletti. The tall man in the center back is
Alois Dusek and the woman in front of him with the white blouse and black collar
is his wife Anna Betlach. If you have any information on anyone in the photograph
or to see a larger copy, please contact Frances Spagnoletti.
"Thank you Frances, for allowing me to display this photo here."
|Links and Credits
|I have a large number of Paulson family photos. My
grandfather, Rudolph Betlach married Bertha Paulson,
daughter of Simon Paulson.
After their marriage they lived in Anoka, Minnesota
Some of Betha's siblings were Peter, Henry, Ella,
Bertha was born in Big Stone, South Dakota; also if
you know anything
about a son she may have had
please contact me.
|Great spooky graphics from
|This is a photograph of some Zeman's from the Waconia area in 1918. If you can help
identify anyone in the photo please contact me. Click photo to enlarge. Thank you to the
Alfred Zeman family for sharing this photo.
More Zeman photos can be found Here
|I believe this is the Matuska Family, of Jackson, Minnesota.
!!HELP!! is greatly needed to identify these people.
I have tried to identify some of them:
I believe the older lady in the middle, front is Mary Basak Matuska Bezdicek
and I believe the little boy who's hand she is holding is my dad,
Louis G. Betlach, son of Rudolph E. and Mary Matuska Betlach.
I think some of the other people are as follows:
Man in the very back row, standing middle: Rudolph E. Betlach,
next row down, first lady on left is Agnes Matuska Skalicky and next to her: Mary Matuska Betlach, (they were sisters).
I think the little boy in front on the left holding his hat may be Joseph Louis Betlach, son of Rudolph and Mary Matuska Betlach
and the little girl second from the right: Helen Betlach Wytiska, daughter of Rudolph and Mary Matuska Betlach.
The man seated on the ground, far left: Joseph J. Pribyl.
Lady directly behind Mary Basak Matuska Bezdicek may be Laura Betlach Pribyl.
If anyone can identify anyone in this photo or if you know that I have mis-identified anyone,
PLEASE, contact me.
If in fact the little boy is my dad,
I would guess the photo to have been taken about 1914.
|Please see the names associated with this photo on the
Matuska Family Photo Page.
Many thanks to
Robert J. Matuska, Teresa and Frances Macek
and Joe Betlach for their help in identifying
the people in this photo!!
|Part of the mystery
of this photo has been solved.
Kathie Dunn identified
"Lil" in the photo.
Lil is Lillian Bejda (1904-1978),
John and Marie Vytiska Bejda
"THANK YOU, KATHIE!!!!"