Family Home Page - Genealogy, Family History, News and Events
In memory of our Souhrada Family matraiarch:
Leota Campbell Anderson, age 96, of Bloomington, MN. Our beloved mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with Jesus Feb. 9, 2018.
Preceded in death by first husband, George Campbell; second husband, Milton
Anderson; daughter, Bonnie Campbell; 1 brother and 3 sisters. Survived by
son, Ron (Jill) Campbell; daughter, Connie Schiffert; grandchildren, Sarah
(Philip), Kevin (Allison), Jenna (Alec) and Laura; great-grandchildren,
Malachi, Lainden, Kiernan, Remy and Luella; many other relatives and close
friends who loved her dearly.
Website - The idea
The idea for this site originated at the 2004 Souhrada
Family Reunion during the business meeting conducted by Anton Vanicek.
It was concluded that a more economical way of sharing information about our
family history, genealogy, and news needed to be explored. We are
hopeful that the Souhrada Family Website is a valued replacement for the
Souhrada Family Newsletter.
Your Souhrada family history, stories, ancestral pictures, and other items of
interest are needed and welcome! If you would like to contribute
articles, pictures, or family news items, email the webmaster. Please
send comments, ideas, and updates as well. We look forward to hearing
The 36th Souhrada Family Reunion in the USA will be held on August
10th-12th in Cedar Falls Iowa at the
Western Plus Technology Park Inn & Suites. For more detail, click here.
The 10th Souhrada Family Reunion
in the Czech Republic will be held in September of 2018 in the village
Zahoří OR at the Hunting Cottage Krizatka near Zahoří. Additional
details will be posted here when available.
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Why we share our family experiences [from an article by Leota Campbell]
In Home With A Heart, Dr. James Dobson says: "The lyrics
in an African folk song say that when an old person dies, it's as if a
library has burned down. This is true. To preserve this heritage for our
children we must tell them where we've been and how we got to this moment.
Sharing about our faith, about our early family experiences, about the
obstacles we overcame, of the failures we suffered, can bring a family
together and give it a sense of identity."
There's a richness of family
heritage in each person's life that will be lost if it isn't passed on to the
next generation. How often do we wonder about the past, knowing that only our
parents or grandparents could enlighten our wonderment, but we're stuck in
our wonderment.....it's too late.....they're gone and can't share their
experiences or memories with us.
Our Souhrada Family Newsletter is becoming not only our
means of communication to know other members of this huge family, but by
sharing the events in our lives and sharing our memories, we are recording
Souhrada Family History and Genealogy. Through this means, we are coming to
know who we are, giving us a sense of Souhrada identity.
planning a visit to the Czech Republic?
If you are planning a visit to the Czech Republic to explore our Souhrada
ancestral homelands, to research Czech history or genealogy, or just for fun,
be sure to contact Jiri Souhrada,
our U.S.A. connection in the Czech Republic. Jiri can arrange
accommodations at his “Souhrada Country House” in Pisek, handle bike rentals,
and provide for many of your other travel needs.