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  • Rudolf (Rudolph) BLECHA

    Rudolf (Rudolph) BLECHA[1, 2, 3, 4]

    Male 1887 - 1971  (83 years)

    Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

    • Name Rudolf (Rudolph) BLECHA  [5, 6
      Born 8 Sep 1887  Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6
      Blecha Home #115 in Podmokly, Czech Republic
      Blecha Home #115 in Podmokly, Czech Republic
      Blecha Home #115 in Podmokly, Czech Republic
      Blecha Home #115 in Podmokly, Czech Republic
      Christened 9 Sep 1887  Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 27 Apr 1905  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Immigration to the U.S. through Ellis Island. 
      Ellis Island Dedication Certificate for Frantisek and Annastazie Blecha Family
      Ellis Island Dedication Certificate for Frantisek and Annastazie Blecha Family
      As a dedication to my family who came through Ellis Island in 1905, my wife and I made a donation to the Ellis Island Foundation so that an inscription will be made on the Ellis Island Wall of Fame recognizing this family. Any family member will be able to visit Ellis Island to see this inscription. [Inscription should be finished sometime during 2014]
      Frantisek Blecha and Family Immigration in 1905
      Frantisek Blecha and Family Immigration in 1905
      Census 1910  2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      Residence for 1910 Census 
      1910 Census Anna Soumer Blecha  1867 and Family
      1910 Census Anna Soumer Blecha 1867 and Family
      Military Service 5 Jun 1917  2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      Residence for WWI Draft Registration 
      Rudolph Blecha 1887 WWI Draft Registration
      Rudolph Blecha 1887 WWI Draft Registration
      Other 8 Oct 1927  32 W. Roosevelt Road, Oak Park, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      The opening of the Blecha Bakery in Illinois 
      Blecha Bakery 1927 Oak Park Ill
      The opening of the Blecha Bakery in Oak Park, Illinois
      Census 1930  3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Rudolf Blecha 1887 with Family in Utah
      1930 Rudolf Blecha 1887 with Family in Utah
      Census 1940  50 W. Forest St., Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
      Residence for 1940 Census 
      1940 Census Rudolph Blecha 1887 in Utah
      1940 Census Rudolph Blecha 1887 in Utah
      Residence 1944  3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence when their son, Rudolph, was captured during WWII. 
      Rudy Blecha war capture
      Rudy Blecha war capture
      Died 28 May 1971  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
      • Social Security Death Index lists birth and death dates. His SS# was 528-10-019

        Rudolph Blecha's obituary reads:

        Rudolph Blecha, 80, of 3644 Grant, lost his life Friday night when struck by a car in South Ogden. Mr. Blecha had resided in Ogden the past 50 years. He had operated the Blecha Coffee Shop from approximately 1940-1950. He had also worked for Guyon Coffee Shop, Ross and Jack's and the Hotel Ben Lomond as a baker. He was a member of the Presbyterian Churc. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and the Baker's Union. Surviving are his widow, one son and one daughter, Rudolph F. Blecha, Mrs. Kenneth (Helen) Jensen, all of Ogden; six grandchildren and for great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters, Joseph Blecha, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Blanche Holub, Mrs. Mary Halvis, both of Cicero, Ill. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Larkin Chapel of the Dawn, with the Rev. Donald R. Steiner of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until time of services. Internment will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.
      Buried Ogden City Cemetary, Ogden, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
      Headstones in Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden Utah
      Headstones in Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden Utah
      Rudolph Blecha Headstone
      Rudolph Blecha Headstone
      Person ID I1543  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 30 May 2015 

      Father Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA,   b. 7 Oct 1860, House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1912, 2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
      Mother Annastazie SOMMROVA,   b. 27 Apr 1863, Podmokly 79, Podmokly, Ceská republika Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1946, 3314 W. Walnut Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
      Married 27 Jan 1885  House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13, 14

      • Marriage record of Frantisek Blecha and Anastázie Sommerová

        Parish register of Zvíkovec No. 6, book of marriages, 1765-1905
        Page: 524-525
        Year, month, day of wedding: Jan 27, 1885
        Priest: Frantisek Strnad, parish priest
        Place: Podmokly No. 46
        Bridegroom: FRANTISEK BLECHA, son of Jan Blecha, farmer from Podmokly No. 46, and mother Annastasie H?lková from Podmokly No. 46
        Age: 24 years old; 7.10.1860
        Religion: Catholic
        Unmarried
        Place: Podmokly No. 79
        Bride: ANNASTASIE SOMMROVÁ, daughter of Josef Sommr, farmer from Podmokly No. 79, and mother + Barbora Fronková from Podmokly No. 14
        Age: 21 years old; 27.4.1863
        Religion: Catholic
        Unmarried
        Witnesses: Václav Albrecht, farmer; Václav Týsl, cottager, both from Podmokly
        Notes: Jozef Somr, consenting father of bride; Jan Slapni?ka farmer from Podmokly, witness; Jozef Hlad, verger, witness; baptisms of both in baptismal parish register IV, p. 239 and 291
        Language of record: Czech
      Family ID F525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Thelma FORD,   b. 29 Jun 1901, Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1993, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
      Married 12 Jul 1921  Salt Lake City, , Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Children 
      +1. Rudolph Ford BLECHA,   b. 6 Apr 1922, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 2004, Clearfield, Davis, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
      +2. Helen Barbara BLECHA,   b. 1 Oct 1926, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 2011, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
      Family ID F529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1887 - Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Sep 1887 - Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Immigration to the U.S. through Ellis Island. - 27 Apr 1905 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1910 Census - 1910 - 2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Residence for WWI Draft Registration - 5 Jun 1917 - 2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1921 - Salt Lake City, , Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsOther - The opening of the Blecha Bakery in Illinois - 8 Oct 1927 - 32 W. Roosevelt Road, Oak Park, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1930 Census - 1930 - 3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1940 Census - 1940 - 50 W. Forest St., Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Residence when their son, Rudolph, was captured during WWII. - 1944 - 3644 Grant, Ogden, Weber County, Utah Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 28 May 1971 - Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ogden City Cemetary, Ogden, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      WW I Rudolph Blecha
      WW I Rudolph Blecha
      WW I Rudolph Blecha w Flag
      WW I Rudolph Blecha w Flag
      WW I Rudolph Blecha in Group
      WW I Rudolph Blecha in Group
      Rudolph Blecha and Thelma Ford Blecha
      Rudolph Blecha and Thelma Ford Blecha
      Rudolph Blecha as a Baker
      Rudolph Blecha as a Baker
      Rudolph Blecha (on the right) in WWI pose with flag
      Rudolph Blecha (on the right) in WWI pose with flag
      Rudolph Blecha and Family
      Rudolph Blecha and Family
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Rudy Blecha I & II
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Thelma Ford & Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I
      Rudolph Blecha I

      Documents
      Coffee Shop Menu from Odgen Utah
      Coffee Shop Menu from Odgen Utah

    • Notes 
      • Parish register of Zvi­kovec No. 8, book of baptisms, 1869-1897
        Leaf: 281v-282r
        Date of birth: Sep 8, 1887
        Date of baptism: Sep 9, 1887
        Baptizing priest: Frantisek Strnad, parish priest
        Name of a child: RUDOLF
        Religion: Catholic
        Gender: male
        Legitimate
        Place and house number: Podmokly No. 115
        Midwife: Rosalie Bittnerovaˇ from Zvikovec, examined
        Father: Frantisek Blecha, cottager at Podmokly No. 115, son of Jan Blecha, farmer from Podmokly No. 46, and mother Annastasie Hulkovaˇ from Podmokly No. 46
        Mother: Annastasie Sommrovaˇ, daughter of Josef Sommr, farmer from Podmokly No. 79, and Barbora Fronkovaˇ from Podmokly No. 17
        Godparents: Rudolf Blecha, son of Jan, farmer in Podmokly
        Language of record: Czech
        [6]

      • 1910:
        Name: Anastazia Blecha
        Age in 1910: 46
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
        Birthplace: Austria
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Father's Birth Place: Austria
        Mother's Birth Place: Austria
        Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois
        Marital Status: Married
        Race: White
        Gender: Female
        Year of Immigration: 1905
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        Anastazia Blecha 46
        Rudolph Blecha 23
        Mary Blecha 19
        John Blecha 17
        James Blecha 15
        Anton Blecha 12
        Blanche Blecha 9
        Joseph Blecha 6

        Rudolph is listed as a baker in a retail shop.


        1930 Census:

        Name: Rudolph Blecha
        Home in 1930: Burch Creek, Weber, Utah
        Age: 40
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Spouse's Name: Thelma
        Race: White

        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        Rudolph Blecha 40
        Thelma Blecha 27
        Rudolph H G Blecha 8
        Helen B Blecha 4

        Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Burch Creek, Weber, Utah; Roll: 2425; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 267.0.


    • Sources 
      1. [S182] 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_254; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 623; Image: 712.

      2. [S496] Ellis Island Record: Arrived April 27, 1905 (New York) on S.S. Barbarossa from Bremen.

      3. [S584] Thelma Ford Blecha, born June 29, 1901, died June 23, 1993 in Ogden Ut., (Ogden Standard Examiner; Thursday, June 24, 1993).

      4. [S834] Parish register of Zvikovec No. 8, book of baptisms, 1869-1897, 281v-282r.

      5. [S1174] Blecha Family Tree from Jan Zajicek.

      6. [S1795] Czech Church Records for Marriages, Birth, Deaths, Zvikovec 08, Page 171, 1st entry.
        Birth record for Rudolf Blecha in 1887
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30070551/zvikovec-08_1710-n?x=35&y=117&w=516&h=205


      7. [S1351] 1910 Census.

      8. [S1149] WWI Draft Registration Card.
        Rudolph Blecha

      9. [S1363] 1930 Census.

      10. [S1364] 1940 Census.

      11. [S544] Given to us by Raymond and Gertrude Blecha.

      12. [S607] Joleen Haggard (Jun 12, 2009).

      13. [S530] 1930 Census.

      14. [S832] Parish register of Zvikovec No. 6, book of marriages, 1765-1905.


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