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      James Blecha, bartender



    Blecha/McDaniel Genealogy

    Welcome to our family genealogy site. If you're visiting this site, you are probably already family. Of course, there are far more family names besides Blecha and McDaniel. You and your ancestors most likely are listed in the data. Please check out the site. Email me with questions, comments or corrections. There are almost always "corrections".

    I have spent a lot of time researching all of the Blecha families that I could identify who came to America, not just my own Blecha line. The purpose has been to see how many individuals and their families I could connect. I have classified the different families by the name of oldest Czech village that the Blecha families have in common. I have all of these different Blecha family lines (or clans) merged into one large database on this site. Because of the limitations of the software that creates this website, I cannot visually show the different Blecha clans on this site. That is because I wanted a user to be able to search one database for their own family members. If I separated the clans, a person would have to search each database separately. Below is a summary of the Blecha clans that I on this site:

    Branch Name First Blecha to US Birth Year Birth Village Settled in Immigration Date
    Dubjany (Hlince) Adolf
    Frantisek
    Frank (of Vaclav)
    Jan (of Vaclav)
    Barbara (of Vaclav)
    Anton
    Adolph
    Albert
    Vincent
    Vaclav
    1863
    1860
    1817
    1833
    1829
    1853
    1869
    1843
    1848
    1824
    Podmokly
    Podmokly
    Hlince
    Hlince
    Hlince
    Brezany
    Hradecko
    Hodyne
    Bezdekov
    Bezdekov
    Chicago
    Chicago
    Nebraska
    Nebraska
    Nebraska
    Nebraska
    Chicago
    Kansas
    Chicago
    Chicago
    12 Apr 1880
    27 Apr 1905
    3 Aug 1866
    18 Apr 1878
    22 Oct 1870
    1878
    5 Nov 1889
    27 Mar 1871
    1868
    1885
    Darova Frank
    Albert
    Matej
    Joseph
    Joseph
    Frantisek
    1831
    1889
    1823
    1851
    1885
    1848
    Radnice
    Vranovice
    Vranovice
    Stupno
    Krise
    Stupno
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    Iowa
    Illinois
    Chicago
    Braidwood, Illinois
    22 Apr 1867
    1906
    4 Aug 1856
    26 Oct 1881
    1 Oct 1902
    Skorice Frantisek 1811 Skorice Wisconsin & Washington 12 Jan 1858
    Kolvin Vaclav Vencl 1879 Kolvin Canada Idaho 1928
    Radnice Wenzel 1827 Radnice Missouri 1856
    Pnov-Predhradi Karel "Charles" & Benjamin 1880 Pnov California/Minnesota 1903


    As you can see, at least 9 different Blechaís from the Dubjany clan came to the U.S. I am part of this clan. The family from Skorice and Kolvin are probably related because those villages are only about a mile apart, however, I was just unable to find the actual connection yet. To figure out which clan you are, I suggest doing a search for a Blecha member of your family who is not living. If you find that person, start clicking on that personís father (Blecha) and going further back in time. Eventually, you should see the village of the oldest member of that Blecha family who I have identified. I also urge you to zoom in and out of the map to get a better idea of where the villages are located. If you are part of a different Blecha family that is not listed above, I would love to hear from you so we can compare information.

       
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