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Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Lodge Jonasova Ratolest No. 107, Lincoln County, Minnesota records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2891

Abstract

The Jonasova Ratolest Lodge No. 107 of the Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota was organized on April 7, 1901. The organization served the Czech community of approximately 260 individuals (in 1910) which was centered five to six miles south of Canby, Minn. Meetings were held in the Bohemian Hall, located in Hansonville Township of Lincoln County. The lodge remained active into the 1950s.The Bohemian Hall of Lincoln County, Minnesota was built sometime between 1901 and 1906, and served as the meeting place for the Západní Cesko-Bratrska Jednota, Jonasova Ratolest Lodge No. 107. Located in Hansonville Township of Lincoln County, the hall served as the center for social life of Czech Americans in the Canby, Minn. Region. The property on which the Bohemian Hall was situated was deeded to the ZCBJ on March 9, 1907. The structure, its contents, and property were auctioned off in September 1988.

Dates

  • 1901-1949

Creator

Language of Materials

Czech

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Records (1901-1949) of Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota, Jonasova Ratalest Lodge No. 107 (Lincoln County, Minn.) consist of ZCBJ insurance records, membership ledgers, monthly reports, youth group records, lodge minutes, and payment schedules. Ledgers detail income and expenses for social activities, Farmers Union meeting in the 1930s, and maintenence and labor expenses.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related ZCBJ collections at the IHRCA are: Records of Lodge Zare Zapadu No.44, Freeborn County, Minnesota; Records of Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, Poplar Grove Township, Roseau County, Minnesota
Title
Inventory of the Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Lodge Jonasova Ratolest No. 107, Lincoln County, Minnesota records.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

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