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

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota. Jonasova Ratalest Lodge No. 107 (Lincoln County, Minn.)
Dates: 1901-1949
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.
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: In Czech.
Collection ID: IHRC2891

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Records (1901-1949) of Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota, Jonasova Ratalest Lodge No. 107 (Lincoln County, Minn.) consist of ZCBJ insurance records, memberships 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.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Lodge Jonasova Ratolest No. 107, Lincoln County, Minnesota collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Lodge Jonasova Ratolest No. 107, Lincoln County, Minnesota collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Lodge Jonasova Ratolest No. 107, Lincoln County, Minnesota Records, Czech/Bohemian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related ZCBJ collections at the IHRC are: Records of Lodge Zare Zapadu No. 44, Freeborn County, Minnesota; Records of Lodge Boleslav Jablonsky No. 219, Poplar Grove Township, Roseau County, Minnesota

Index Terms

Czech Americans--Minnesota--Lincoln County--Societies, etc.
Czech Americans--Minnesota--Canby--Societies, etc.

 


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