A Contribution from TGWS Members George and Jan Linhart
Our Father/Grandfather Frank Linhart
75th Inf. Regiment, K.u.K.
Frank Linhart at Age 18
Born in the Bohemian village of Zbraslavice in 1900, Frank Linhart joined the 75th Infantry of the Austro-Hungarian Army in early 1917. He saw nearly a year of action and somehow ended up in Odessa at the War's end.
Frank with Some Unidentified Mates
After repatriation, Frank settled in Prague, studied the flute at a conservatory and eventually earned a seat in the orchestra of the Hungarian National Opera. Ambition and some already in-place relatives brought him to the Chicago area in 1923. He played with the Chicago Symphony and was the band director for a radio station. The depression hurt many musical enterprises, so Frank eventually settled into a job with the Federal Reserve Bank.
In 1928 the Linhart Family Brought Current GWS Member George Linhart and
Father of GWS Member Jan Linhart into the World