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St. Luke's Cemetery; Duda, Andrew. Sr.; Duda, Katarina; Mikler, Michael; MIkler, John


A historic 1939 photo, with flowers heaped on the new grave site of Michael Mikler, shows a small corner of St. Luke's cemetery, with only two other tombstones standing at that time. These were the graves of 12 year old Johnny Mikler and of Katarina Zatko Duda (wife of Andrew Duda, Sr.) who had passed away just a few years earlier. The original wood church had stood nearby those tombstones for many years, but was moved to the congregation's current church site shortly before Mike Mikler's burial in 1939. In the distance, at the rear of the 1934 photo (looking northward), are acres of untamed, undeveloped woodlands. But a 2015 digital image conveys the startling changes that occurred in Slavia over the decades that followed. The current image (taken from a similar vantage point) shows the Lutheran Haven Nursing Home and ALF in the distance, with a now four-laned Chapman Road dividing the cemetery from the Haven lands. This same (NW) corner of the cemetery was the first section to be filled with graves, most of them belonging to the descendants of the Slavia families who had founded St. Luke's in 1912




Seminole County, Fla.

Number of Images

2 images

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Front of Postcard


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

Repository Collection

E. Centennial era Year 2012-


DP0020044; FF_DU068

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.

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St. Luke's Cemetery; Duda, Andrew. Sr.; Duda, Katarina; Mikler, Michael; MIkler, John


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