Born January 3, 1872
| The John Zamastil Family.
Frank Zamastil, a young man whose personal history is inseparably interwoven with the agricultural development of Jones county, Iowa, by reason of his life residence and substantial work toward the further improvement of this locality, was born in Oxford township, one and one-half miles south of his present farm, on the 3d of January, 1872. His parents were John and Annie (Beranek) Zamastil, both of whom were born in Bohemia. The father was born in December, 1846, and came to the United States when he was twenty years of age, while the mother of our subject was born December 25, 1852, and accompanied her parents on their emigration to this country in 1856. They were married in Jones county and since the death of her husband in May, 1907, Mrs. Zamastil has made her home with her son Frank in Oxford township. She was married twice and Frank, having lost his own father when very young, took his step-father's name. He has two half-sisters; Annie, the wife of Frank Pawelka, of Oxford township; and Julia, who married John Sazama, also residing in Oxford township.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 112.
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