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Grave of Anton Nicodem Hanka
Photograph, Grave of Anton Nicodem Hanka. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

HANKA, ANTON NICODEM (1813–1904). Anton Nicodem Hanka, early Czech settler and physician, was born on June 3, 1813, near Teplice in what is now the Czech Republic, to Franti_ek and Anna (Hausenblasová) Hanka. He graduated in 1853 from the University of Prague, where he was trained as a physician and priest. He married a former nun, Antonia, and sailed with her to the United States in 1854. They eventually settled in New Ulm, Texas, where Hanka served for many years as a physician to the pioneer settlers. The Hankas later moved to Nelsonville, where he continued to serve the community. He and his wife adopted and raised two sons. Hanka died on April 30, 1904, at Nelsonville, and is buried in the National Cemetery near Nelsonville. See also CZECHS.


C. W. Schmidt, Footprints of Five Generations (New Ulm, Texas: New Ulm Enterprise, 1930).

John T. Kroulik

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