I am of czech decent, and am just enthralled with the czech culture, language, and traditional music. My great great grandfather Josef Gajdosik came over in 1890 and settled in Needville texas. He married my great great grandmother Marie Kulcak and had nine children, she died from a brain aneurysm and then he married Josefine and had nine more children. Josef and Marie's daughter Annie, married my great grandfather Pete Matak, a Czech immigrant himself, he came over with his dad when he was just sixteen years old, right before WWI broke out. They were trying to get settled so that his father could go back to get the rest of the family. His father went back but because of the war they never made it back to America. Pete and Annie got married and had nine children, The moved to a small Czech town called Bennview, today know as La Salle Texas,( It is just miles away from where LaSalle settled near Garcitas Creek) They farmed about 30 acres during the great depression. The also raised Cows, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, ect. That is what they ate, because they didn't have much money to buy things. They were all hard workers and very determined people. I am very proud of my Czech Heritage, I would love to hear other people's family stories even if your not Czech. As a nation of Immigrants, I feel that it is important that we keep these stories alive!