Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Frank Joseph Krupka Jr.


The photo is of Frank Jr. "stacking beans" on October 2, 1916.


Frank Joseph Krupka Jr. was the son of Frank Sr and Antonia M. Schadamize/Chadima Krupka. Frank Jr. was born in Bohemia on February 23, 1882/83. Frank moved to Lakefield Township with his parents in 1886. He married Rosa Dusek on February 1, 1911 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan by Justice of the Peace Barney Swope.


Frank Jr. "bringing in the hay" with wife Rose and daughter Hilda Krupka



Frank and Rosa had the following children:

  1. Anna Jessie Krupka was born August 12, 1912. She married George Trudgen.

  2. Frank J. Krupka III was born February 131, 1915. He married Frances V. Dahl.

  3. Hilda Antonia Krupka was born September 2, 1917.

  4. Claude Joseph Krupka was born March 17, 1920 and died September 5, 1943 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  5. Twin – Edmond John was born September 30, 1922 and died October 21, 1922.

  6. Twin – Edna Rose Krupka was born September 30, 1922 and married Clarence Russell Snow.

  7. Virginia May was born May 8/9 1924 and died September 13, 1928 of diphtheria.


Frank continued to operate the Krupka Family Farm in Section 21 of Lakefield Township on the NW corner of Fenmore and Nelson Roads. The Krupka's were known for their delicious honey from their beekeeping.


Rosa died on October 12, 1936 in Lakefield Township and is buried in the Lakefield Cemetery. Frank then married Edna Tester Debar on August 6, 1942; she died on November 26, 1948 and is buried in the Lakefield Cemetery.. Frank then married Ona Tolfree Willson in 1953.


Frank died on September 3, 1964 and is buried in the Lakefield Cemetery.




SOURCES: Granddaughter, Edna Krupka Snow; Marriages of Frank Krupka, obituaries and U.S. Census; Claude and Virginia Krupka death records; birth records; and marriage records.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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