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  • Jan "John" F BLECHA

    Jan "John" F BLECHA[1, 2, 3, 4]

    Male 1892 - 1968  (76 years)

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

    • Name Jan "John" F BLECHA  [5, 6
      Born 13 May 1892  Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 6, 7
      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 14 May 1892  Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
      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  [8
      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  [9
      Registration for WWI Draft 
      John Blecha 1892 WWI Draft Registration.
      John Blecha 1892 WWI Draft Registration.
      Census 1920  2737 Springfield Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
      Residence for 1920 Census 
      1920 Census John Blecha 1892 and Christine
      1920 Census John Blecha 1892 and Christine
      Census 1930  4055 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Census John Blecha 1892 and Family
      1930 Census John Blecha 1892 and Family
      Census 1940  4055 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
      Residence for 1940 Census 
      1940 Census John Blecha and Family.
      1940 Census John Blecha and Family.
      Died 7 Sep 1968  Elmhurst, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      John F Blecha 1968.jpg
      John F Blecha 1968.jpg
      John F Blecha Obituary in 1968
      John F Blecha Obituary in 1968
      Buried 10 Sep 1968  Queen of Heaven Cemetary, Hillside, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Headstone in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois
      Headstone in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois
      Headstone in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois
      Headstone in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois
      Person ID I1545  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 25 Jul 2016 

      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 Christine Anna VLK,   b. 23 Jul 1898, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1982, Elmhurst, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
      Married 15 Feb 1919  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Margaret Rose (Marge) BLECHA,   b. 9 Feb 1920, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1997, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      +2. John Joseph BLECHA,   b. 28 Nov 1921, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1985, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
      +3. Richard John BLECHA, Dr.,   b. 23 Oct 1931, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 2009, Park Ridge, Cook Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1892 - Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 May 1892 - 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 - Registration for WWI Draft - 5 Jun 1917 - 2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1919 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1920 Census - 1920 - 2737 Springfield Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1930 Census - 1930 - 4055 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1940 Census - 1940 - 4055 W. Cullerton St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1968 - Elmhurst, Cook, IL Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Sep 1968 - Queen of Heaven Cemetary, Hillside, Illinois Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      John Blecha
      John Blecha
      Blecha Brothers: James, John & Frank (l-r)
      Blecha Brothers: James, John & Frank (l-r)
      Blanche Frank Arnold Joe John Blecha
      Blanche Frank Arnold Joe John Blecha
      Wedding Photo Feb. 15, 1919
      Wedding Photo Feb. 15, 1919
      From Joan White
      John Blecha
      John Blecha
      From Joan White
      John and Christie Blecha: May 30, 1915
      John and Christie Blecha: May 30, 1915
      Back of photo says, "At Frank's Place"
      John Blecha Military Photo
      John Blecha Military Photo

    • Notes 
      • Parish register of Zvi­kovec No. 8, book of baptisms, 1869-1897
        Leaf: 336v-3372r
        Date of birth: May 13, 1892
        Date of baptism: May 14, 1892
        Baptizing priest: Frantisek Strnad, parish priest
        Name of a child: JAN
        Religion: Catholic
        Gender: male
        Legitimate
        Place and house number: Podmokly No. 115
        Midwife: Rosalie Bittnerová from Zvikovec, examined
        Father: Frantisek Blecha, cottager at Podmokly No. 115, son of Jan Blecha, farmer from Podmokly No. 46, and Annastasie, nee Hulka from Podmokly No. 46
        Mother: Annastasie Sommrovaˇ, daughter of Josef Sommr, farmer from Podmokly No. 79, and Barbora, nee Fronek from Podmokly No. 17
        Godparents: Rudolf Blecha, farmer in Podmokly; Jozefa Svejkovska, unmarried daughter of Josef Svejkovska, farmer from Mlecice
        Language of record: Czech



        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

        In the 1910 census, John is listed as a tailor working in a coat shop.


        World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
        Name: John Blecha
        City: Chicago
        County: Cook
        State: Illinois
        Birthplace: Bohemia
        Birth Date: 13 May 1892
        Race: Caucasian (White)
        FHL Roll Number: 1493542
        DraftBoard: 27
        Age: 25
        Occupation: Tailor
        Nearest Relative: Mother
        Height/Build: Medium
        Color of Eyes/Hair: Light Blue/Light

        Source Citation: Registration Location: Cook County, Illinois; Roll 1493542; Draft Board: 27.




        1920 United States Federal Census 1920 United States Federal Census
        Name: John Blecha
        Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 34, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
        Age: 27 years
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
        Birthplace: Bohemia
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Spouse's Name: Christine
        Father's Birth Place: Bohemia
        Mother's Birth Place: Bohemia
        Marital Status: Married
        Race: White
        Sex: Male
        Home owned: Rent
        Year of Immigration: 1904
        Able to read: Yes
        Able to Write: Yes
        Image: 1097
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        John Blecha 27
        Christine Blecha 21

        Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Chicago Ward 34, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_354; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 2185; Image: 1097.


        1930 United States Federal Census 1930 United States Federal Census
        Name: John Blecha
        Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        View Map
        Age: 37
        Estimated birth year: abt 1893
        Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Spouse's name: Christine
        Race: White
        Household Members: Name Age
        John Blecha 37
        Christine Blecha 31
        Margaruite Blecha 10
        John Blecha 8

        Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll 453; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 841; Image: 212.0.


        U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
        Name: John F Blecha
        Birth Date: 13 May 1892
        Birth Place:
        Residence: Berwyn, Illinois
        Race: White
        Roll: 30955_164608
        Age: 49
        Occupation: Modern Coat Shop
        Nearest Relative: Frank Vlk

        Source Citation: Roll 30955_164608; Local board: Berwyn , Illinois.



        Social Security Death Index Social Security Death Index
        Name: John Blecha
        SSN: 323-07-8155
        Last Residence: 60126 Elmhurst, Du Page, Illinois, United States of America
        Born: 13 May 1892
        Died: Sep 1968
        State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

        Source Citation: Number: 323-07-8155;Issue State: Illinois;Issue Date: Before 1951.


        BURIAL: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside Ill. 1400 S. wolf Road, Hillside, Ill, 60162

    • 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. [S590] John F. Blecha Obituary.

      4. [S834] Parish register of Zvikovec No. 8, book of baptisms, 1869-1897, 336v-337r.

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

      6. [S1795] Czech Church Records for Marriages, Birth, Deaths, Zvikovec 08, Page 226, entry 2.
        Birth record for Jan Blecha in 1892
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30070551/zvikovec-08_2260-n?x=129&y=197&w=568&h=205


      7. [S546] 323-07-8155;Issue State: Illinois;Issue Date: Before 1951.

      8. [S1351] 1910 Census.

      9. [S1149] WWI Draft Registration Card.
        John Blecha

      10. [S1356] 1920 Census.

      11. [S1355] 1930 Census.

      12. [S1354] 1940 Census.

      13. [S530] 1930 Census.

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


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