The Dayton Historical Society will meet Monday evening at 6 pm on July 31 at Parker Hall, located behind The Old School Museum. Danny Bode will give a presentation about the Smesny Family of Eastgate who came to Texas in 1912 from the Czech land of Moravia.
The family settled at Frydek, near Sealy, in Austin County. Later, three of the Smesny sons--Teodor, Joe V., and Ludvik, settled in Eastgate, in western Liberty County. Eastgate was known as “the easternmost Czech settlement in Texas”. Today, descendants of Teodor and Joe V. Smesny still reside in Dayton and other areas of Liberty County.
Bode’s extensive research is always impressive and he will have several interesting stories to relate about the family.
The public is cordially invited to attend.