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  • Anton BLECHA

    Anton BLECHA[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

    Male 1898 - 1919  (21 years)

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    • Name Anton BLECHA 
      Born 26 Jul 1898  Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 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
      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 
      Residence for 1910 Census 
      1910 Census Anna Soumer Blecha  1867 and Family
      1910 Census Anna Soumer Blecha 1867 and Family
      Died 25 Nov 1919  2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Anton Blecha (1898-1919) Death Certificate
      Anton Blecha (1898-1919) Death Certificate
      The death certificate refers to an infection caused by a wound to the hand. The implication is that he punched or hit something that caused an infection that eventually killed him.
      Buried 28 Nov 1919  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 8
      Helen Blecha Marcus Headstone in Bohemian National Cemetery
      Anton Blecha's Headstone in Bohemian National Cemetery
      Person ID I1547  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 1 Oct 2014 

      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, 9, 10

      • 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

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1898 - 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 MapsDied - 25 Nov 1919 - 2727 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Nov 1919 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      Tony Blecha and Ed Holub  1919
      Tony Blecha and Ed Holub 1919
      Ed Holub (left) and Tony Blecha 1919
      Tony Blecha and Bob Kurfurst 1919
      Tony Blecha and Bob Kurfurst 1919
      Tony Blecha with milk horse
      Tony Blecha with milk horse
      Tony Blecha 1917
      Tony Blecha 1917
      Anton Blecha 'Tony' and Bob Kurfust with two horses
      Anton Blecha "Tony" and Bob Kurfust with two horses
      This is where the dairy was located.


      Headstones
      Photo from Headstone in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
      Photo from Headstone in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

    • Notes 
      • Never married
        Rudy shows his birth year as 1907
        Also, Rudy shows his name as Anthony, called Tony.

        Gertrude says that he had an in-grown toenail that got infected and he died young.

        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


        World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
        Name: Anton Blecha
        City: Chicago
        County: Cook
        State: Illinois
        Birth Date: 26 Jul 1898
        Race: White
        Roll: 1493542
        DraftBoard: 27
        Age: 20

        Occupation: Milk Wagon

        Nearest Relative: Mrs. Anna Blecha

        Height/Build: medium/medium

        Color of Eyes/Hair: Brown/Brown

        Signature: View Image

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

        From Death Certificate:

        Name: Anton Blecha
        Titles and Terms (original):
        Death Date: 25 Nov 1919
        Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Gender: Male
        Marital Status:
        Race or Color:
        Age: 21
        Estimated Birth Year: 1898
        Birth Date: 26 Jul 1898
        Birthplace: Bohemia
        Father: Frank Blecha
        Father's Titles and Terms (original):
        Father's Birth Place: Bohemia
        Mother: Anna Somer
        Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
        Mother's Birth Place: Bohemia
        Occupation: Milk Wagon Driver
        Residence:
        Street Address:
        Spouse:
        Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
        Spouse's Birthplace:
        Burial Date: 28 Nov 1919
        Burial Place: Bohemian Nat'l
        Cemetery:
        Informant:
        Additional Relatives:
        Digital Folder Number: 4152581
        Image Number: 34
        Film Number: 1852837
        Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 30031
        Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

    • 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. [S25] Bohemian National Cemetary.

      4. [S809] Anton Blecha (Nov. 26) in Denni Hlasatel in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

      5. [S897] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, (Image obtained on Familysearch.org), File # 1852837.

      6. [S213] Registration Location: Cook County, Illinois; Roll: 1493542; Draft Board: 27.~~.

      7. [S1024] Anton Blecha (1898-1919) Death Certificate, (Chicago, Cook County, Ill.) (Reliability: 3).

      8. [S1024] Anton Blecha (1898-1919) Death Certificate, (Chicago, Cook County, Ill.) (Reliability: 3), 25 Nov 1919.

      9. [S530] 1930 Census.

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


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