From Bohemia to Good Harbor

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About the author:
Norbert Bufka was the last person who was born and grew up on the Bufka farm. He has spent a lifetime gathering information about his ancestors. Since his retirement in 2006, he has written monthly op-ed columns for the Midland Daily News, given talks and retreats, and published seven books. He resides in Midland Michigan with his wife, Sue.

From Bohemia to Good Harbor

The Story of the Bufka Family in Leelanau (2nd Edition)

Authored by Norbert Bufka
Edition: 2

This Second Edition of the Bufka family history includes 30 more pictures and more information about the Dechow Kilway, and Nemeskal cousins. It also has corrections found since the first edition was published in 2011. As before it includes a detailed account of life on the farm in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, "Memoirs" of Joseph and Agnes Bufka, "Grandma's Memories" by Agnes Bufka about her life as a child in southern Indiana 1901-1915, charts of descendants.

Great companion books by Norbert Bufka are "Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the people 1850-1931" and "News fromt the Neighborhood:: Good Harbor Michigan: 1875-1931". Coming soon in 2016 will be a book about North Unity on the west end of Little Traverse Lake.

Picture on the cover:
In the aerial photo on the front cover, taken about 1958, are Agnes Bufka and her youngest son, Norbert, standing in front of the brooder house on the far left. To the right of them is the old ice house, moved here from its place between the chicken coop and house after it was no longer used as an ice house. Next is the shop with the granary behind it and the barn looming over it. To the right of that is the chicken coop, house, and the two bay garage. Behind the apricot tree on the right of the house is the smokehouse.

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Leelanau Series: (about Leelanau County Michigan)
#1 "From Bohemia to Good Harbor (2nd edition): The Story of the Bufka Family in Leelanau"
#2 "Good Harbor Michigan: The Story and the People 1850-1931"
#3 "News from the Neighborhood: Good Harbor Michigan: 1875-1931"

Coming in 2016:
North Unity
Lost Places in Leelanau

Pope Francis Series:
#1 "Pope Francis: The Beginning of a New Era"
#2 "Jesus and Pope Francis: Models for Living" (coming in December 2015)
#3 "A Study Guide for Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis"
#4 "The Care of Our Common Home" by Pope Francis: A Study Guide"

Other books:
"The Nicene Creed: A Reinterpretation"
"Saint Joseph's Seminary: Personal and Historical Perspectives"

Publication Date:
1506023223 / 9781506023229
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Historical / General

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