John Novak brought his family to America from Bohemia (Now part of the Czech Republic).
John Novak born Feb 21, 1837 in Ceska-Rajbna-Kres-Chrudin, Bohemia. He came to America around 1869. and was naturalized in about 1875. He farmed and raised a family in the Belleville, Kansas area in the latter 1800's.
Novak translates into "newcomer" in Czech
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Persons whose research contributed to this site are:
Lela (Cook) Howard
John Morton Novak
David Jurgen Richter (David Robert Canfield)
Special thanks for Lela for the patience to research two separate Novak lines.