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The Swatek/Svatek Family Tree Maker Page

Updated September 6, 2000

This page is about Mike and Leslie Swatek's Family Ancestry, and Descendants of Frank A. Swatek/Svatek (Mar 1836 - Aug 10, 1922), his wife Josephine Richter (June 1836 - April 17, 1927), and more recently John Swatek/Svatek (born 1855) and Joseph Svatek (the father of John and, most likely, Frank) If you or your USA ancestor's name is Swatek, we are probably related somehow. E-mail Mike at to find out more. ------------------------------------------------------- Mike and Leslie Swatek's Ancestry We are very interested in learning more about the history of our family. Please e-mail Mike at, if we have a common ancestor and/or you, or a relative, know more about the family tree. John Swatek (Svatek) was born 1855 in Bohemia and emigrated (with the same name change) to Nebraska, a few years prior to my great-great grandparents (Frank Swatek/Svatek and Josephine Richter, both born 1836 in Bohemia). John's father was named Joseph Svatek and is not known to have emigrated to the USA. Frank and Josephine had a sons named Frank (my great grandfather), Joseph and a daughter named Josephine. It appears likely that Frank (my great-great grandfather) and John (Russ' great grandfather) were the sons of Joseph Svatek and they emigrated within a few years of each other to Nebraska from Bohemia. This still requires confirmation. If you are reading this and think you may have additional information, please e-mail Mike at known family ancestry includes these family names: 2 Baldwin, 1 Beall, 3 Beaver, 2 Brannon, 1 Burton, 1 Cherry, 3 Compton, 1 Cowan, 1 Cox, 4 Dickson, 1 Evans, 5 Graham, 11 Harris, 1 Harten, 5 Huckaby, 3 Johnson, 2 Johnston, 4 Keefe, 1 Kibby, 6 Knight, 1 Linkous, 2 Maker, 2 McCarty, 6 McWhorter, 3 Mitchell, 3 Neeley, 1 Pendergrass, 2 Phelps, 1 Puckett, 3 Raines, 1 Richter, 2 Scott, 1 Shackleford, 1 Skinner, 3 Stansberry, 7 Swatek, 1 Svatek, 1 Teague, 1 Thomaston, 1 Toohey, 1 Trout, 2 Turner, 1 Vobornik, 1 Waits, 1 Warren, 1 Williams, 3 Yeary. -------------------------------------------------------- The Descendants of Joseph Svatek The family name was Svatek in Bohemia, and was changed to Swatek upon arrival in the USA to keep the same pronunciation. Frank A. Swatek (Svatek) was born March 1836 in Osek, Bohemia which is now in the Czech Republic and his wife,Josephine Richter, was born June 1836 in Pisek, Bohemia. It is likely that Frank's father was Joseph Svatek (born in Bohemia? on unknown date) and there is no knowledge of Joseph leaving Bohemia. Frank's (likely) younger brother John Swatek (Svatek) was born 1855 in Tabor, Bohemia and immigrated to Nebraska, USA in the mid 1870's. John remained in Nebraska all of his life. Frank and Josephine immigrated with their older children and to Nebraska, USA from Bohemia in 1881 to escape persecution of Catholics by the Czar. In December 1889 Frank and his oldest son, Matthew Anton Swatek, came to Oklahoma in the Land Rush, claimed land and established farms. Frank's claim was in the area near what is now known as Wheatland, Oklahoma. Matthew's claim was near SW 29th Street and Council Road in Oklahoma City.The known descendants of Joseph Svatek (with spouses) includes these family names: 1 Bennett, 1 Beyhan, 1 Bobeck, 6 Bohanon, 1 Brock, 1 Bullard, 4 Bush, 2 Cortez, 1 Dallas, 1 Davidson, 1 Eddleman, 5 Espinosa, 1 Ferguson, 1 Gumerson, 1 Heth, 2 Hubatka, 2 Ingram, 4 Janouch, 3 Johnson, 2 Jones, 1 Kasl, 1 Knight, 1 Knorr, 1 Lambert, 2 Landrum, 2 Leigh, 1 Maile, 3 McGee, 2 Mills, 1 Mitchell, 1 Moedt, 3 Newell, 1 Neyer, 3 Notley, 1 Park, 1 Pojezny, 6 Potts, 1 Puckett, 3 Quinn, 3 Ragsdale, 1 Richter, 3 Satterwhite, 4 Sharpe, 1 Shonka, 6 Siegal, 1 Slama, 1 Smith, 1 Stansberry, 1 Svatek, 1 Svojtek, 70 Swatek, 1 Tenicki, 1 Thompson, 1 Vobornik, 1 Vrable, 1 West and 1 Wynn.
Mike Allen Swatek
617 NW Franklin Rd.
Claremore, OK 74017
Fax: 918-343-9095

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