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Rev. Jindrich Juren and the Brethren Church of Texas Collection
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Rev. Jindrich Juren and the Brethren Church of Texas Collection

  • TxAM-CRS 987
  • Collection
  • 1900-2014; Undated

This collection contains materials collected in relation to the dedication and celebration of the Historical Marker for Rev. Jindrich Juren, though the materials range in date from 1900 to 2014, the bulk of the materials are from 1995.

Materials include correspondence, historical and biographical data regarding both Fayetteville Brethren Church and Houston Brethren Church, publications in English and Czech, a copy of the Texas Historical Marker application to the Texas Historical Commission, and multiple news clippings about the dedication celebration that took place on October 1, 1995.

Juren, Jindrich

Unity of the Brethren Materials

1/1: Publication

"Památník českých Evangelických Církví ve Spojených Státech". [Memorial to the Czech Evangelical Churches in the United States]. Chicago, Illinois. 1900

Inscribed on the inside of the front cover, "Given to: Mrs. Frank Adlong, From: Mrs. Ludmila Maretka". Inscribed on the title page, "John Pruska"

1/2: Publication FRAGILE

Biblí Svatá, aneb Všecka Svatá Písma Starého i Nového Zákona. Podle posledního vydání kralického z roku 1613. New-Yorská, Americká biblická společnost, Zalozena Leta Pane 1816, New-Yorska. 1918.

[Holy Bible or All Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testament. according to the latest edition of Kralicke, from year 1613. American Bible Society, Founded Summer 1816, New York. 1918].

Loose and/or torn pages: title page, Old Testament index, pages 1-10; New Testament pages 3-4, pages 235 -240
Missing pages: Old Testament 13-16, anything after page 240 in New Testament.
A note and 2 news clippings were found between pages 12 and 17 (pages 13-16 are missing, only the top half of pages 15-16)

1/3: Publication FRAGILE - See curator for handling

"Katechismus Česko-bratrský" Catechism of the Czech Brethren, based on the original from 1608. Rosenberg, Texas. 1922 (pages 8-16 are missing).

1/4: Publication

"Catechism for the Unity of the Brethren, Josef Barton. Translated from the Czech by Josef A. and Elsie Barton." Esther M. Marek is inscribed on the title page. March 19, 1940

1/5: Sheet Music found folded inside the front cover of Pamatnik (Memorial) book 1/1

"Hoj, Verni v Boj!" [Ho, Faithful in Battle!]
Composed by C. E. [Charles Eddy] Leslie. Taught by Mrs. W. J. Baletka, Rosebud, TX. Cervenec [July] 1948

Mrs. W. J. Baletka - Joyce (Siptak) Baletka. Reverend W. J. [William John] Baletka aka Brother John.

Houston Brethren Church. 1954-1955; 1988; Undated

Includes historical information, the Service of Dedication program (October 31, 1954), and the Dedication Services of the Educational Building program (July 31, 1955).

Correspondence and other materials related to Jindrich Juren. 1989; 1995-1996; Undated

"The Life & Times of Reverend Jindrich Juren, 1850-1921". 1991

Fayetteville Brethren Church. Historical and financial information. 1993-1997; Undated

Texas Historical Marker application (copy), and other correspondence between Leland Miller and the Texas Historical Commission. October 1994 - March 1995

Proposed Rev. Jindrich Juren Ministerial Scholarship Fund. May 1995

Historical marker dedication and celebration newspaper clippings. July 1995 - October 1995

Historical marker dedication and celebration mailing lists. 1995

Historical marker dedication and celebration pamphlets, flyers, and related correspondence. 1995

Letter, photograph, and news clipping from Fayetteville Brethren Church regarding the event when they received Rev. Juren's Bible and Seminary Book. 2002

Correspondence and information pertaining to the donation and contents of this collection. 2014

1/17: Booklet
"Christmas Carols", Bruce Patterson, General Agent Houston, TX (John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Printed in USA, Issue No. 115). Undated

The Unity of the Brethren history (copy). Undated