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Birth Certificate; Marriage Certificate


Katherine (Katie) Mikler was born in Ohio in 1910 and began her life in Slavia the very next year, when the Joseph Mikler family emigrated from Cleveland to FL to help found the Slavia Colony. Her birth certificate names her as 'Kate', the 'legitimate child' of Joseph Mikler (age 40-laborer, though he was actually 30) and 'Kate' Strauch (age 25-housewife) and shows the family's address as 2981 E. 81st St. in Cleveland. The family's origin is incorrectly listed as 'Slovania,' rather than Slovakia. Katie was delivered by a midwife named Anna Jakl. Eighteen years later, on June 24, 1928, Katie was married to John Duda (Sr.) in the first wedding to be held in the little wood church. Rev. John Vojtko (visiting pastor) served as the officiant. The wedding was witnessed by Michael Mikler, ml. ("mladsi"-younger, the bride's brother) and Martin Stanko. But the marriage certificate was not prepared and recorded until July 15, 1942, when St. Luke's own first pastor, Rev. Stephen M. Tuhy (installed in 1934) went through the old church records and issued proper certificates to those who had been baptised, confirmed or married, before his arrival. Katie Mikler Duda passed away on August 9, 1974,; Birth and Marriage Certificates scanned on Epson 10000 XL at SLLC, April, 2012




Slavia (Fla.) -- History

Subject-Personal Names

Mikler, Katherine (Katie); Duda, Katie Mikler; Duda, John; Jarosi, L.A., Rev.; Stanko, Martin; Mikler, Michael, ml., 1906-1939


Seminole County (Fla.); Slavia (Fla.)

Number of Images

2 images

Side of Image

Front of Postcard


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

Mikler Collection; Joseph Mikler Collection

CFM Storyline

People; Places; Social Life



Rights Statement

All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

Digital Publisher

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

Digital Reproduction Specifications

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Birth Certificate; Marriage Certificate