The Matej Family were born and lived in the village of Brehov in the Ceské Budejovice district of the south Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 3.9 square miles and has had a population of 100-300 since 1840. The number of houses has remained around since 1840. It is approximately 12 kilometers north-west of Ceských Budejovic 74 miles south of Prague Most of the marriages and baptisms were performed in the nearby village of Pištín about two miles north. This was a larger city with a population of over 500, 72 miles south of Prague