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János Jaksa
He was born into a peasant family in T├Âm├Ârk├ęny. After graduating from training collage in Kiskunf├ęlegyh├íza, he began teaching at a school in Fels┼Ĺpusztaszer. He lived in a community of Tanya people and was involved in the cultural and political life of the village.

He met Ferenc M├│ra during his ethnography field work. In one of his letters, M├│ra wrote the following about education of the peasantry: "I can name three teachers to whom I owe gratitude as archaeologists: one of them was Lajos Hock from Dorozsma, the other was Istv├ín Kiss from K├ętegyh├íza, and the third was J├ínos Jaksa from Pusztaszer.ÔÇŁ (Ferenc M├│ra: V├ęreim. Parasztjaim. 1958. 218.)

He married Amália Vangel, a teacher in Pusztaszer, in 1937. They had three children. He was transferred to Balmok, then to Szegvár in 1944 where he taught until his retirement. The first ethnographic and local history exhibition in the village, the Village Museum, opened due to his tiresome work in 1948. A street was named after him after the change of social system in Újfalu, Szegvár.

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