Alexandar David Opiela

Alexandar David Opiela[1, 2, 3]

Male 1894 - 1989  (94 years)Deceased

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  • Name Alexandar David Opiela 
    Born 11 Dec 1894  Cestohowa, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 5 May 1989  Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried 8 May 1989  Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Falls City, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Alexander David Opiela (1894 - 1989) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Alexander David Opiela (1894 - 1989) - Find A Grave Memorial
    FamilySearch ID L832-C9Y 
    Person ID I3407  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2016 

    Father Meclchoir Opiela,   b. 1 Jan 1850, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1930  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Krawietz,   b. Aug 1857, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Jul 1880 
    Siblings 1. Felix Opiela   b. 20 NOV 1881, Texas;   d. 6 FEB 1943; 
    2. Edward Opiela   b. 14 MAR 1883, Karnes Co., Texas;   d. 27 AUG 1941, Karnes Co., Texas; 
    3. Theresa Opiela   b. 20 SEP 1884, Texas;   d. 4 DEC 1968, Texas; 
    4. Mary Opiela   b. MAR 1886, Texas;   d. Y; 
    5. Bernadette "Bernice" Opiela   b. 25 MAR 1888, Texas;   d. NOV 1908; 
    6. Rosa Opiela   b. 4 SEP 1889, Cestohowa, Karnes Co., Texas;   d. 6 APR 1974, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas; 
    7. Vincent Opiela   b. 21 DEC 1891, Karnes Co., Texas;   d. 13 OCT 1966, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas; 
    8. Adolph Opiela   b. 14 JUN 1893, Cestohowa, Karnes Co., Texas;   d. 13 AUG 1955, Karnes Co., Texas; 
    9. Alexandar David Opiela 
    10. Margaret Opiela   b. AFT 1900, Texas;  
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet

    Family Helen P. Janysek,   b. 29 Sep 1893,   d. 1 Jan 1990  (Age 96 years)  [1, 8, 9
    Married 1917 
    Children 
     1. Evangeline "Lynn" Opiela,   b. Jul
     2. James Bernard Opiela,   b. 17 Mar 1924, Falls City, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 2013, Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Bernadette Opiela,   b. 17 Aug 1926, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1930, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +4. Alexandar D. Opiela, Jr.
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1474  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Dec 1894 - Cestohowa, Karnes Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Karnes Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Bernard Opiela - 17 Mar 1924 - Falls City, Karnes Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bernadette Opiela - 17 Aug 1926 - Karnes Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1989 - Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 May 1989 - Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Falls City, Karnes Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • OBITUARY:Alexander D. Opiela, 94, of Corpus Christi, died on May 5, 1989. Mr. Opiela was born December 11, 1894 in Cestochowa, Karnes County, Texas. In the years from 1907 to 1912, he attended the San Antonio Catholic Theological Seminary in San Antonio, Sacred Heart College in Oklahoma, St. Benedict's College in Louisiana, and Sts. Cyril and Mehodius Seminary in Michigan. After attending business college and working in a general store near his home, he taught at St. John's Catholic School in the Clear Creek Community near Yorktown for two years. In 1917, Mr. Opiela married Helen P. Janysek of Yorktown and settled in Falls City. In that year, he began as assistant bookkeeper at the Schulz Mercantile Co. in Falls City, and a year later, transferred to the Falls City Nation Bank. During his 53 years at the bank, he progressed through the positions of teller, bookkeeper, cashier, vice-president and cashier, and presidant of the bank. In 1971, he retired and continued to live in Fass City until 1980, when he moved to Corpus Christi, and became a member of the Most Precious Blood Parish. Mr. Opiela was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, a co-founder of the Falls City Council of the Knights of Columbus. Between 1923 and his retirement, Mr. Opiela had served in every office in the organization. He had a lifelong love of wildflowers, gardening, and walking in Texas mesquite pastures. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Helen Opiela; daughter, Lynn Back of Daly City, California; sons, James B. Opiela of Corpus Christ and Alex D. Opiela, Jr. of Austin; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 1989 at the Everhart Chapel. Requiem Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 1989 at Most Precious Blood Church, Corpus Christi. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Falls City. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Opiela, Robert Opiela, Bernard Opiela, Anthony Opiela, David Opiela, Peter Opiela, John Opiela, and Matthew Opiela.

  • Sources 
    1. [S328] Family Information from Gloria Gregory, [Kniejski pp. 10, 16].
      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Date: 4 January 1989
    2. [S649] Obituary of Alexander D. Opiela, [Kniejski p. 14].
      BIOGRAPHY:
    3. [S940] Find A Grave, 29 March 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49654516.
      Alexander David Opiela; Birth: Dec. 11, 1894; Death: May 5, 1989; Spouse: Helen P Janysek Opiela (1893 - 1990); Children: James Bernard Opiela (1924 - 2013) *, Bernadette Opiela (1926 - 1930) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery, Falls City, Karnes County, Texas, USA; Created by: Jeanette "Nettie" Keyes ...; Record added: Mar 13, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 49654516.
    4. [S649] Obituary of Alexander D. Opiela, [Kniejski p. 14].
      Date: 4 January 1989
    5. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Karnes Co. TX, E.D. 62, Sheet 13B, Line 11.
      Alex Opiela, age 3, born Dec 1894 in Texas.

      Date: 4 January 1989
    6. [S50] 1900 U.S. Census, Karnes Co. TX, E.D. 62, Sheet 13B, Line 11.
      Alex Opiela, age 3, born Dec 1894 in Texas.
    7. [S649] Obituary of Alexander D. Opiela, [Kniejski p. 14].
    8. [S649] Obituary of Alexander D. Opiela, [Kniejski p. 14].
      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Date: 4 January 1989
    9. [S328] Family Information from Gloria Gregory, [Kniejski pp. 10, 11, 16].
      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX.

      Gives source as Annie Moravits, San Antonio, TX. On page 11 Gloria states that she attended Helen Janysek Opiela's funeral in Falls City on Jan. 4, 1990.

      Date: 4 January 1989




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