Lidiak, Pauline (Adamcik)


Weimar Mercury, Friday, October 16, 1931


Speaking of the death of Mrs. Pauline Lidiak, a lady favorably known and related to many people of this section, which occurred in LaGrange Monday of last week, the LaGrange Journal says:

Mrs. Lidiak, whose maiden name was Miss Pauline Adamcik, was born in Moravia, Austria, June 21, 1853, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adamcik. The family came to America in the year 1860 and located at what is known as the Ammannsville section. She was united in marriage with Frank Lidiak, June 19, 1877, and to them was born eight children, two of whom preceded her in death. The living children are: Mrs. L. J. Rose, LaGrange; Mrs. E. E. Buschek, Yoakum; F. J. Lidiak, , LaGrange; Mrs. Edna Zapalac, Austin; Mrs. E. A. Ginzel and Mrs. Hugo Hoppe, Smithville. Mr. Lidiak died August 17, 1923.

She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Stavinoha of Temple, Mrs. Annie Stavinoha of Ammannsville and Mrs. Mary Boehm of Moulton, and two brothers, Frank Adamcik of LaGrange and John Adamcik of Smithville, also survive.

The funeral took place from the old family home Wednesday morning at 9:15 o’clock, the body taken to the Sacred Heart Catholic church where Rev. S. A. Zientek, LaGrange, and Rev. E. A. Holub of Taylor conducted the services. Interment was had at the new cemetery. The pall bearers were her grandsons, Edw. Rose of Houston, Joe Bushek of Yoakum, LeRoy Zapalac of Austin and Robt. Frank Hoppe of Smithville, and her grandsons by marriage, Fred Pape, Jr., of LaGrange; Wm. Klimicek of Houston and Wm. Walker of Smithville.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis










Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Janda, Agnes (Adamcik)



Weimar Mercury, Thursday, July 27, 1967

Final Rites For Mrs. Agnes Janda, 78, at Hostyn

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Janda, 78, sister of Mrs. Charles Lidiak and Charles Adamcik of here, were held Friday, July 21, at Koenig Funeral Home, La Grange, and Hostyn Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Janda died July 19 in Fayette Memorial Hospital. The former Miss Agnes Adamcik, daughter of Frank and Anna Matula Adamcik, she was a lifelong resident of Hostyn. She was married to Henry J. Janda Oct. 11, 1909; Mr. Janda died on April 1, 1966.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hoffmann and Miss Annie Janda, both of Hostyn; two sons, Lad Janda of Houston and Richard Janda of Austin; six grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Kruppa of La Grange, Mrs. Emelia Vacek of Smithville, Mrs. Lidiak here, and Mrs. Richard Kruppa and Mrs. Adolph Matocha of Hostyn; and three brothers, Mr. Adamcik here and George E. and Adolph Adamcik of La Grange.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis








Source: Fayette County Obituaries


Lidiak, Mary Rose (Janda)


Mary Rose (Janda) Lidiak died on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin. She attained the age of 94 years, 3 months, and 26 days.

Born on September 12, 1915 to the late C.M. and Bessie (Kallus) Janda at Hostyn, Mary was the third of eleven children. After attending schools at Swiss Alp, Hostyn and La Grange, she graduated from St. Rose High School in Schulenburg in 1934.

On November 17, 1936, she married Jerome Lidiak at Hostyn. They spent the first 28 years of their married life farming in the Hostyn/Ammansville area and at that time were members of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Five children were born to their union: Leonard, Gloria, Aurelia, Virginia and Max. In 1964, Mary and Jerome sold their farm and moved to La Grange, where she has resided ever since. They then joined the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In 1962 Mary started working at Fayette Memorial Hospital in La Grange, first as a nurse’s aide and then as a ward clerk. After 30 years of working at the hospital, she retired and joined the Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the gift shop for several years. Her husband, Jerome, preceded her in death on June 5, 1993.

Mary was well known by family and friends for her excellent cooking and hospitality. She was very devoted to her Catholic faith and her family. Growing up, her brothers and sisters thought of her as their “second mother” and to this day most of them still do. There was usually a pot of stew, chicken noodle soup or some kolaches to enjoy when they came to visit. On many days, when her sister Frances was in the assisted living facility, Mary brought her soup or another favorite food for Frances to enjoy. Her brother Ben and sister Ann, along with many other friends and relatives, enjoyed Mary’s delicious meals frequently. Her door was always open and her table always shared.

Mary enjoyed canning, crocheting, knitting and quilting. She made many beautiful quilts as gifts for all her children and grandchildren. And when each great-grandchild was born, she had a little quilt ready for the baby. They all cherish the quilts made with her loving hands.

Source: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home