First Generation

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1 Mary Rose Lapic was born in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 1 November 1902. At the age of 94, she died while living in New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minnesota, on 22 November 1996. She was buried in Hillside Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 26 November 1996.


On 18 June 1927 Mary Rose married Ferdinand Eugene Lundholm in Chisago City, Chisago County, Minnesota.


They had the following children:

        i.     living

        ii.    Living

Second Generation

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2 John T. Lapic was born in Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 15 October 1872. He was born in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 16 October 1872. At the age of 86, he died while living in Lankin, Walsh County, North Dakota, on 21 March 1959.


On 3 February 1902 John T. married Mary Trenda in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota.


They had the following children:

    1  i.      Mary Rose (1902-1996)

        ii.     William Charles (1904-1965)

        iii.    Anna (1906-)

        iv.    Lloyd (1909-1998)

        v.     Josephine (1914-)


3 Mary Trenda was born in Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 24 September 1877. At the age of 71, she died while living in Lankin, Walsh County, North Dakota, on 15 May 1949.


Third Generation

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4 Tomas Lapic was born in Bohemia, in 1852. At the age of 63, he died while living in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 20 April 1916. He was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 22 April 1916.


On 23 January 1872 Tomas married Rosalie Nohava in New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota.


They had the following children:

    2  i.       John T. (1872-1959)

        ii.      Frank (1874-1951)

        iii.     Thomas William (1875-1953)

        iv.      Mary (1877-1967)

        v.       Katherine F. (1879-1951)

        vi.      Joseph (1882-1882)

        vii.     Rosalie Ann (1883-1962)

        viii.    Joseph Vencl (1885-1980)

        ix.      Emelia Emma (1887-1920)

        x.       Emil Alois (1890-1963)

        xi.      Charles Clarence (1891-1984)

        xii.     Annie (1893-1893)

        xiii.    William (1897-1898)


5 Rosalie Nohava was born in Bohemia, in 1851. At the age of 58, she died while living in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 6 August 1910. She was buried in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 8 August 1910.


6 Frantisek K. Trenda was born in Bohemia, in 1846. At the age of 72, he died while living in Rice County, Minnesota, on 22 February 1919. He was buried in Veseli, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Wheatland, Rice County, Minnesota, on 25 February 1919.


In 1869 Frantisek K. married Maria Bastyr in New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota.


They had the following children:

        i.      Rose (1869-1960)

        ii.     Frank M. (1875-1956)

   3  iii.   Mary (1877-1949)

        iv.     Albert (1880-1978)

        v.      Annie (1882-1917)

        vi.     Agnes (1885-1926)

        vii.    Matej (1889-)


7 Maria Bastyr was born in Bohemia, in 1846. At the age of 82, she died while living in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 24 January 1929. She was buried in Veseli, Holy Trinity Cemetery, Wheatland, Rice County, Minnesota, on 28 January 1929.


Fourth Generation

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8 Jan Lapice was born in Bohemia, in 1829. At the age of 66, he died while living in Veseli, Wheatland Township, Rice County, Minnesota, on 29 August 1895. He was buried on 31 August 1895.


In 1852 Jan married Magdalena in Bohemia.


They had the following children:

    4  i.       Tomas (1852-1916)

        ii.       Frantisek (1854-~1861)

        iii.      Jan John (1856-1939)

        iv.      Marie (1858-~1861)

        v.       Anna (1860-)

        vi.      Joseph (1864-1895)

        vii.     Wenceslaus (1866-<1870)

        viii.    Catherine (1867-)

        ix.      Mary (1870-1943)

        x.       Mathias (1873-1943)

        xi.      Magdalena Mary (1875-1880)

        xii.     Frank J. (1877-1953)

        xiii.    Magdalena (1881-1934)


9 Magdalena was born in Bohemia. At the age of 82, she died while living in Minnesota.


10 Tomas Nohava was born in Bohemia.  At the age of 58, he died while living in.


Tomas married Anna Mach in Bohemia .


They had the following children:

        i.      Maria (1841-1873)

        ii.     Jakub (1844-1882)

        iii.    Katharina (1847-1871)

        iv.     Jan (Died as Infant) (1850-1850)

    5  v.     Rosalie (1851-1910)

        vi.     Anna (Died as Infant) (1854-1855)

        vii.    Mathias (1857-1926)


11 Anna Mach was born in Bohemia.


12 Mathias Trenda was born in Bohemia. He died while living in Minnesota.


Mathias married Maria Novotny.


They had the following children:

        i.       Vaclav (1841-)

        ii.      Tomas (1844-1845)

  6   iii.     Frantisek K. (1846-1919)

        iv.      Katerina (1848-)

        v.       Mathias (1849-1910)

        vi.      John (1852-)

        vii.     Maria (1855-)

        viii.    Not named (Stillborn) (1857-)

        ix.      Anna (1859-)

        x.       Josef (1864-)


13 Maria Novotny was born in Bohemia. She died while living in Minnesota.


14 Wojtech “Adalbert” Bastyr was born in Bohemia


Wojtech “Adalbert” married Maria Novotny.


They had the following children:

   7  i.     Maria (1846-1929)

        ii.     Jakub (1849-)

        iii.    Frantisek (1851-)

        iv.    Anna (1854-)

        v.     Vaclav James (1857-)


15 Maria Novotny was Bohemia, on 22 December 1825. She died while living in Bohemia.

Mary Rose Lapic - Tintype photo

I prefer the original look of photos, but this one is a tintype and I tried to enhance it to bring out the detail of my grandmothers image

circa 1920

My Lapic Branch

John Lapic

circa 1956

Mary Lapic and her maid of honor, Josephine Lapic

18 June 1927

Peter August family circa 1905

back row: Chester Emanuel (nephew)

Middle row l-r: Peter August, August Mauritz, Joseph Vernold. Front row l-r: Amanda Johnson, Florence, Levi.

Photo courtesy: Martha Lundholm Jansson

Mary Rose Lapic

circa 1920

Mary and Anna Lapic

circa 1906

Mary Rose Lapic

circa 1903

LAPIC FAMILY CIRCA 1903

Back l-r: John Thomas, Thomas William, Joseph Vencel and Frank

Middle l-r: (daughters not sure who is who) Mary, Katherine, Emil Alios, Rosalie, Emma

Front l-r: Tomas Lapic,  Charles, Rosalie Nohava Lapic

I am certain about the names in bold type.

photo curtesy: John Lapic

John Lapic

Spanish American War Veteran.

Served 1893 - 1901

U Lapice - Reported to be the dwelling once owned by the Lapice family in Bohemia

Jednoty #59, Novosedly nad Nežárkou Parish, Trebon, Bohemia

John Lapic and siblings

back l-r: Emil, Thomas, Joseph, Charles.

front l-r: John, Rosalie, Mary and William, circa 1951

I believe this is the correct labeling, please let me know if it should be different.

Mary Lapic Lundholm, Donald John Lundholm and kitties. Lankin, ND

circa 1938

Rudolph Durward Lundholm, Ferdinand  Eugeene Lundholm, Mary Rose Lapic, Josephine Lapic

18 June 1927

Wedding breakfast at Little Jax restaurant in Minneapolis.

facing the camera: Bob Lundholm, Ramona Kathryn Schmitz, Juanita Schmitz Rogers. Backs to the camera: Nicholas Schmitz, Malinda Boevers Schmits, Eugene Lundholm, Mary Lapic Lundholm

11 July 1953

John Lapic (1872-1959) and Mary Trenda (1877-1949). Married 3 February 1902

circa 1940

High School Graduation!

Edison HS Class of 1950

Don and Mary Lapic Lundholm

Mary Rose Lapic Lundholm with her great grandsons and Malinda Boevers Schmitz

circa 1982

Mary with her amazing salt and pepper collection

circa 1978

Grandpa Gene and Grandma Mary with Donny

circa 1957

First house, Mary Lapic Lundholm

circa 1928

Ferdinand Eugene Lundholm

and Mary Rose Lapic

circa 1953

Don and Mary Lapic Lundholm

circa 1939

Mary Lundholm and son Donald

circa 1933

18 June 1927

Mary Rose Lapic and

Eugene  Ferdinand Lundholm

wed in Chisago City, MN

Mary Lapic and cousin Helen Pivec.

circa 1909

Tomas and John Lapic

circa 1880

L-R: Anna Lapic Smith, William Charles Lapic, Josephine Lapic Hutt, Lloyd Lapic, Mary Rose Lapic Lundholm,

in front John Lapic circa 1951

I believe this is the correct labeling, please let me know if it should be different.

My father’s ancestors

Lundholm - Swedish

Bondeson - Swedish

Lapic - Bohemian

Trenda - Bohemian

My mother’s ancestors

Schmitz - German

Colling - German - Lux

Boevers - German

Lick - Prussian

Robert, Mary Rose and

Donald Lundholm

circa 1939

Home     Lundholm     Bondeson     Lapic     Trenda     Schmitz     Colling     Boevers     Lick     My Brick Wall

By 1861 Jan and Magdalena made the overwhelming decision to immigrate to the United States. Then in the late spring of 1861 John and Maggie leave their home and head for the port of Bremhaven, Germany.


From there they left Europe and arrived at the port in Baltimore, Maryland on 22 July 1861. Their ticket was for a final destination of Newark (New Jersey, I would guess). Their place of origin was Bohmen. The ship that they crossed the Atlantic on was called the Ferdinand. Listed together on the ship manifest were: John Lapice age 35, Maria Lapice age 30,  Baltronia Lapice age 13, Thomas Lapice age 8, Franz Lapice age 6, John Lapice age 4, Maria Lapice age 2, Anna Lapice age 1. There isn’t a baptismal record, that I have found, for the the child Baltronia. I’m not even sure if she is  a child of Jan and Magdalena or even where to place her. Franz and Maria were children of Jan and Maggie, but died between the time the family arrived in the United States and about the time they settled in Rice County in 1863. Earliest records for the church they would have attended, start in 1863 and there isn’t a record of death for either child.


Jan Lapice “volunteered” to enlist in the Civil War in December of 1864 and was discharged in July of 1865. His military file claims he went “AWOL”, but he claims he was discharged by a doctor due to an injury he received while wading through a swamp. This 33 year old man, not even a citizen, and couldn’t speak english, was thrown into a situation he didn’t even understand. I can’t even imagine. His military record is under the surname of Lapitza, the phonetical pronunciation of the Bohemian Lapice.


The Lapic surname was anglicized from the Czech spelling of Lapice (pronounced Laptiza, I think). In church records from the 1700’s, the surname is spelled Lapicz. Using the optional spelling, I was very surprised to discover that Jan’s four brothers also immigrated to the United States. His one sister, Maria, married a man by the name of Jan Barta and remained in Bohemia. One brother Václav (James) lived in LeSueur County and went by the surname of Lapice. He married Anna Havel in 1871. The other three brothers immigrated and settled in La Crosse, Wisconsin and went by the surname of Lapitz. Jan’s brother Josef married Marie Halitsky in 1867. His next brother, Frantisek, married Rosalie Liskowitz in 1863. Jan’s youngest brother Mathias immigrated by himself in 1866, married and had two children and was remarried by 1872 to Marie Cobat. His two children by his first marriage were raised by Marie Halitsky Lapitz, widow of Josef Lapitz.


Through my research and with the help of researchers for hire in the Czech republic, I have traced this branch of my family tree back to the late 1600s. They are from the Southern Bohemia area of Trebon.


Here is my Lapic branch in pictures and below the pictures is a brief outline of this family’s ancestry starting with my grandmother, Mary Rose Lundholm, nee: Lapic.

I received my Lapic ancestry from my grandmother, Mary Rose Lapic. Mary was born on 1 November 1902 in Veseli, Rice County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John Lapic and Mary Trenda. Although my grandmother was born in Veseli, her father moved the family to Lankin, Walsh County, North Dakota in the early months of 1910. It is believed that it was in Lankin where Mary met my grandfather, Eugene Lundholm. As a young man Eugene would go to different parts of North Dakota and South Dakota to bring in the wheat harvest. He was part of a threshing crew. Mary and Eugene were married on 18 June 1927 in Chisago City, Minnesota.


Mary’s father, John Lapic, was born in Wheatland Township of Rice County prior to the formation of the village of Veseli. John was born in 1872 and he died in Lankin, North Dakota. During his life time, John was a soldier, a butcher, a clock maker and the post master for the town of Lankin. John first enlisted in the military on 27 February 1893 and was stationed at Fort Meade in South Dakota. He reenlisted again in February of 1898 and was sent to Cuba as a part of the occupation. He was decommissioned in Cuba as a First Sergeant on 26 February 1901. In the original enlistment record from 1893, it states that John enlisted on 27 February 1893 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was born in Rice County, Minnesota; he is 21 years old and his occupation is listed as a butcher. He is described as having brown eyes, dark brown hair, a ruddy complexion and stands a towering 5 feet - 4 3/4 inches tall! After the completion of his service, he and Mary Trenda were married on 3 February 1902. Mary is the daughter of Frantisek Trenda and Maria Bastyr.


John was the son of Tomas Lapic and Rosalie Nohava. Tomas was born in 1853 in Bohemia to Jan Lapic and Magdalena Sindler. Tomas (Thomas) was an entrepreneur, as were many of the early Bohemian settlers in this area. Tomas built a large 2 story home that eventually became the towns hotel and attached to the hotel was his butcher shop. Tomas immigrated with his family in 1861 and settled in Minnesota. His wife Rosalie Nohava immigrated in 1871 with her mother, brother Matej, sister Katharina Kubicek and niece Anna Kubicek. Sadly, Katharina died during the crossing so her daughter Anna was cared for by her mother. Anna is found in many census records living with Rosalie and Tomas Lapic as a domestic servant.  I’m not totally certain, but I believe Anna married a man by the name of Frank Machacek in 1885. Rosalie had an older sister, Maria, who immigrated with her husband Mathias Štícha and their two small children Anna and Mathias. This family immigrated in 1867 and settled in Wheatland township. Maria Štícha died in 1873 from injuries she received when her home caught on fire.


Jan Lapic, father of Tomas Lapic, was born in Bohemia in the year 1829. When his father died, Jan inherited the land that his father owned. In 1852 Jan married Magdalena and they started their family.