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

Frank Krupka Sr.


Frank Jr. with his horses and Frank Sr. at their family home on the NW corner of Fenmore and Nelson Roads in Section 21 of Lakefield Twonship

Frank Krupka Sr. was born on February 28, 1840 in Bohemia. His parents were Joseph and Catherine Secismile Krupka. Frank was married to Antonia Schadamize/Chaduma in 1867. Antonia was born August 4, 1841; her father was Jacob Schadamize.


Frank and Antonia's children were:

  1. Ian “John” Krupka was born May 15, 1868 in Bohemia. He married Anna Dusek. John died June 6, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan.

  2. Anastasia “Stazy” Krupka. was born 1871 in Bohemia. She married Mathew Postl on July 12, 1890 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan by Justice of the Peace L. Simmeau.

  3. Joseph Krupka was born in 1871 in Bohemia

  4. Maria Krupka was born March 25, 1875 in Bohemia. Maria married Frank Broach and had a daughter, Anna Rose that was born February 4, 1922 and died August 3, 1923 of Diptheria in Lakefield Township.

  5. Frank Krupka was born on February 23, 1882 in Bohemia. He married Rose Dusek on February 11, 1911 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan by Justice of the Peace, Barney Swope.

Frank, Antonia and children departed Hamburg, Germany on May 30, 1886 on the ship called the Rhaetia and also came to Lakefield Township in 1886. They owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 21 on the NW corner of Fenmore and Nelson Roads. Their neighbors in 1896 were William, George and Charles Tester, Frank Baker, Edward Miller, Adelaide Bow, Martin Novak, Peter Rosewig, and Rudolph Hinterman. Frank Sr. registered to vote in Lakefield Township on April 4, 1903.


Frank Sr. died on June 20, 1914 and Antonia on August 23, 1915. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.




SOURCES: 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Lakefield Township Records; granddaughter, Edna Snow; Frank Sr. death record; Antonia's death record; Find A Grave Website; Stazy Krupka's marriage record; John Krupka death record; Passengers list on the ship Rhaetia on zjunr 14, 1886..

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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