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  • Adolf BLECHA

    Adolf BLECHA[1, 2, 3, 4]

    Male 1863 - 1937  (74 years)

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    • Name Adolf BLECHA  [5
      Born 4 May 1863  House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
      Christened 5 May 1863  House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 12 Apr 1880  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 

      • April 12, 1880 Arrival of Adolph Blecha to U.S.
        Ship Information
        Ship Name: Circassia
        Years in service: 1878-1900
        Funnels: 1
        Masts: 3
        Shipping Line: Anchor
        Ship Description: Built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Ltd., Barrow-in-Furnac?? England. Tonnage: 4,272. Dimensions: 399' x 42'. Single??-screw, 13 knots. Compound engines. Three masts and one?? funnel.
        History: Maiden voyage: Glasgow-New York, July 11, 187?? Broken up in Germany in 1900. Running mates: Anchoria?? Bolivia, Devonia and Ethiopia.

        Source Information:
        Ancestry.com. Passenger Ships and Images [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Various maritime reference sources.
      Circassia
      Circassia
      Ship that Adolph immigrated on in April 12, 1880
      Census 8 Jun 1880  852 Wood St. Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1880 Census 

      • 1880 Census:
        BIOGRAPHY: According to the 1880 Cook CO, IL Fed Census, he was living with his brother-in-law's family. They were: Joseph LANDEY & wife Frances & 4 children. According to the 1900 Chicago, Cook Co, Fed Census, he was living on South Troy Street, # 1265.

        Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T9_189; Family History Film: 1254189; Page: 592.3000; Enumeration District: 60; Image: 0465.


        Name: Adolph Blecha
        Home in 1880: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Age: 17
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
        Birthplace: Bohemia
        Relation to Head of Household: Brother-in-law
        Father's birthplace: Bohemia
        Mother's birthplace: Bohemia
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Occupation: Laborer
        Marital Status: Single
        Race: White
        Gender: Male

        Household Members: Name Age
        Joseph Landey 40
        Frances Landey 35
        Emil Landey 16
        Frances Landey 13
        Celia Landey 9
        James Landey 5
        Adolph Blecha 17

        Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T9_189; Family History Film: 1254189; Page: 592.3000; Enumeration District: 60; Image: 0465.
      1880 Census Adolf Blecha 1863 and Landey Family in Illinois
      1880 Census Adolf Blecha 1863 and Landey Family in Illinois
      Residence 1892  1116 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for births of children Blanka through Rudolph 
      Census 1900  1265 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1900 Census 
      1900 Census for Adolf Blecha 1863 Family in Illinois
      1900 Census for Adolf Blecha 1863 Family in Illinois
      Census 1910  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1910 Census 
      • 1910 Census: [Adolph is living on 3048 Turner Ave. in 1910 census. This appears to be the same address as listed on Ship Manifest for Frank Blecha.] [Also note: they are living next to the Rychecky family with son Joseph. This Joseph ultimately marries Helen Blecha.]

        Name: Adolph 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
        Spouse's Name: Annie
        Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois
        Marital Status: Married
        Race: White
        Gender: Male
        Year of Immigration: 1880
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        Adolph Blecha 46
        Annie Blecha 46
        Blanche Blecha 18
        Eddie Blecha 16
        Rudolph Blecha 14
        Helen Blecha 10

        Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_254; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 624; Image: 758.
      1910 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      1910 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      Census 1920  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1920 Census 

      • 1920:
        Name: Adolph Blecha
        [Adolf Blecha]
        Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 12, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
        Age: 55 years
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
        Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Spouse's Name: Anna
        Father's Birth Place: Czechoslovakia
        Mother's Birth Place: Czechoslovakia
        Marital Status: Married
        Race: White
        Sex: Male
        Home owned: Own
        Year of Immigration: 1882
        Able to read: Yes
        Able to Write: Yes
        Image: 668
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        Adolph Blecha 55
        Anna Blecha 54
        Edward Blecha 25
        Steela Blecha 24
        Rudolph Blecha 23
        Blaine Blecha 21
        Helen Rychecky 20
        Joseph Rychecky 26

        Their address for the 1920 census was 3048 Turner Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
      1920 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      1920 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      Census 1930  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Adolf Blecha 1863 and Family in Chicago
      1930 Adolf Blecha 1863 and Family in Chicago
      Died 9 Sep 1937  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Death Certificate for Adolf Blecha
      Death Certificate for Adolf Blecha
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Buried 11 Sep 1937  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Burial Plots Near Adloph Blecha's Grave
      Burial Plots Near Adloph Blecha's Grave
      Bohemian National Cemetery, Section 11, Block 229
      Headstone in Bohemian National Cemetery
      Headstone for Adolph Blecha (1865) and wife Anna
      Plot: Section 11, Lot 229
      Person ID I1599  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 

      Father Jan BLECHA,   b. 30 Jul 1827, Kladruby No. 30, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1900, Podmokly No. 115, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
      Mother Annastazie HULKOVA,   b. 8 Oct 1832, House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1895, House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
      Married 20 Oct 1856  Zvikovec, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
      Notes 
      • In the marriage record for Jan, it appears that his father is listed as Vaclav, but this has to be the same son of Frantisek from Kladruby 30.

        [7]
      Family ID F527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Anna TUPA,   b. 17 Jul 1864, Kluky/Klouk #48, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1934, 3048 S. Christiana Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
      Married 31 Mar 1883  West Chicago, Cook, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      Children 
       1. Anna BLECHA,   b. 10 Dec 1883, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1906, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
      +2. Anton Alois (Louis) BLECHA,   b. 10 Oct 1885, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1918, 2854 S. Karlov Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
      +3. Clara Bozena (Clara Bess) BLECHA,   b. 4 Jun 1887, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1957, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
      +4. Adolph Edward BLECHA,   b. 16 Sep 1889, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1914, 3048 S. Christiana Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
      +5. Blanka (Blanche) BLECHA,   b. 5 Feb 1892, 1116 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1949, 2750 S. Trumbull Ave. Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
       6. Edward "Eddie" BLECHA,   b. 24 May 1894, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1938, Manteno, KanKakee County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
      +7. Rudolph (Rudy) BLECHA,   b. 13 Oct 1896, 1116 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1978, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
      +8. Helena (Helen) BLECHA,   b. 28 Sep 1899, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1973, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
      Documents
      Marriage Record 1883
      Marriage Record 1883
      Last Modified 2 Sep 2014 
      Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1863 - House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 May 1863 - House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - 12 Apr 1880 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1880 Census - 8 Jun 1880 - 852 Wood St. Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1883 - West Chicago, Cook, IL Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Residence for births of children Blanka through Rudolph - 1892 - 1116 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1900 Census - 1900 - 1265 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1910 Census - 1910 - 3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1920 Census - 1920 - 3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1930 Census - 1930 - 3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1937 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Sep 1937 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Documents
      Marriage Record 1883
      Marriage Record
      Voter Registration 1890
      Voter Registration 1890

    • Notes 
      • From Adolf's baptism record (as well as other children)
        [1st Translation in 2010]

        Parish register of Zvi­kovec No. 4, book of baptisms
        Leaf: 292-293r
        Date of birth: May 4, 1863
        Date of baptism: May 5, 1863
        Baptizing priest:
        Name of a child: Adolf
        Religion: Catholic
        Gender: male
        Legitimate
        Place and house number: Podmokly No. 46
        Midwife:
        Father: Jan Blecha, houser at Podmokly No. 46, son of Frantisek Blecha (deceased), houser from Podmokly, and Anna Sommerova from Podmokly.
        Mother: Annastasie Hulka, daughter of Jan Hulka (deceased), houser from Podmokly No. 46, and Maria Richderova from Podmokly No. 40
        Godparents:
        Language of record: Czech

        [2nd Translation in Feb. 2011]

        Parish register of Zvikovec No. 4, book of baptisms, 1850-1868
        Page: 292-293
        Date of birth: May 4, 1863
        Date of baptism: May 5, 1863
        Baptizing priest: Josef Dvorak, parish priest
        Name of a child: ADOLF
        Religion: Catholic
        Gender: male
        Legitimate
        Father: Jan Blecha, tenant from Podmokly No. 46, son of + Frantisek Blecha from Suchomelka by Kladruby, and Anna Bornovaˇ from Bujesily
        Mother: Annastasie, daughter of + Jan Hulka, tenant from Podmokly No. 46, and Marie Rychterova from Podmokly
        Place and house number: Podmokly No. 46
        Godparents: Vaclav Týsl, tenant from Podmokly No. 32; Anna Hulkowa, housekeeper at parsonage
        Midwife: Rosalie Bitnerowa from Zvi­kovec, examined
        Language of record: Czech



        Cook County, Ill Marriage Record:
        Groom: Adolph Blecha

        Groom's Age: 21
        Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1862
        Groom's Birth Date: 1862
        Groom's Birthplace: Of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
        Bride: Annie Tripa
        Bride's Titles & Original):
        Bride's Race (Original):
        Bride's Race (Standardized):
        Bride's Age: 19
        Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1864
        Bride's Birth Date: 1864
        Bride's Birthplace: Of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
        Marriage Type: Marriage
        Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1883
        Marriage Place: West Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Intended Marriage Date:

        Bride's Maternal Grandmother:
        Additional Relatives:
        Film Number: 1030131
        Frame Number:
        Digital Film Number: 4271115
        Image Number: 638
        Reference Number: 70358
        Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920


        In 1883 when daughter Anna is born, Adolf and Anna are living at 511 18th St. in Chicago.

        In 1892 when daughter Blanka is born, they are living at 1116 Troy Street in Chicago.

        In 1896 at the time of Rudolph's birth, they were living at 1116 Troy Street in Chicago, Ill.

        In 1899, they are living at 1265 Troy Steet, Chicago, when Helena is born.


        1900 United States Federal Census 1900 United States Federal Census
        Name: Adolph Blecha
        [Adolph Blecka]
        Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 10, Cook, Illinois
        Age: 37
        Birth Date: May 1863
        Birthplace: Bohemia
        Race: White
        Gender: Male
        Immigration Year: 1880
        Relationship to Head of House: Head
        Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Spouse's name: Anna
        Marriage Year: 1882
        Marital Status: Married
        Years Married: 18
        Residence : Chicago City, Cook, Illinois
        Occupation: View on Image
        Household Members: Name Age
        Adolph Blecha 37
        Anna Blecha 35
        Anna Blecha 16
        Louis Blecha 14
        Clara Blecha 13
        Adolph Blecha 12
        Blanche Blecha 9
        Edward Blecha 6
        Rudolph Blecha 4
        Helen Blecha 6/12

        Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 10, Cook, Illinois; Roll T623_257; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 297. [Adolph and Anna are living at 1265 Troy Street for this census.]




        1930 Census;
        Their address for the 1930 census was still 3048 S. Turner Ave. Chicago, Ill.
        Name: Adolph Blecha
        Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Age: 66
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
        Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
        Relation to Head of House: Head
        Spouse's Name: Anna
        Race: White

        Parents' birthplace: View Image
        Neighbors: View others on page
        Household Members: Name Age
        Adolph Blecha 66
        Anna Blecha 65
        Edward Blecha 37
        Rudolph Blecha 33
        Susan Blecha 30
        Chester Blecha 11
        Mildred Blecha 13

        Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 452; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 817; Image: 185.0.

        Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916â??1950
        BLECHA ADOLF M/W UNK 6025737 1937-09-08 COOK CHICAGO 37-09-09

        According to the death certificate, Adolf died of "Chronic Myocardititis & Arteriosclerosis".
        He was living at 2048 S. Christiana Ave, Chicago, Ill.

        Death Record:
        Name: Adolf Blecha
        Titles and Terms (original):
        Death Date: 08 Sep 1937
        Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Gender: Male
        Marital Status:
        Race or Color:
        Age: 74
        Estimated Birth Year: 1863
        Birth Date: 04 May 1863
        Birthplace: Podmokle, Zechoslovakia
        Father: Adolf Blecha
        Father's Titles and Terms (original):
        Father's Birth Place: Podmokle, Zechoslovakia
        Mother:
        Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
        Mother's Birth Place:
        Occupation: Tally man, lumber co.
        Residence:
        Street Address:
        Spouse: Anna Blecha
        Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
        Spouse's Birthplace:
        Burial Date: 11 Sep 1937
        Burial Place: Chicago, Cook, IL
        Cemetery: Bohemian Nat'l
        Informant:
        Additional Relatives:
        Digital Folder Number: 4204566
        Image Number: 889
        Film Number: 1952968
        Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 25737
        Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947




        Bohemian National Cem., Section 11, Lot 229.

        Have copy of the Marriage License (from Carol WEST)

        Bohemian National Cemetery Interment # for BLECHA's. He was 74 years old.

    • Sources 
      1. [S492] 1880; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T9_189; Family History Film: 1254189; Page: 592.3000; Enumeration District: 60; Image: 0465.~~.

      2. [S494] Adolf Blecha's Death Certificate, State of Illinois (1937).

      3. [S833] Parish register of Zvikovec No. 4, book of baptisms, 1850-1868, P. 292-293.

      4. [S917] Parish register of Zvikovec No. 4 book of baptisms, 1850-1868., (As stored in the archives in Plzen, Czech Republic), 292-293.

      5. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Zvikovec 04, Page 149 of 205.
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30070547/zvikovec-04_1490-n



      6. [S1169] Jan Zajicek Email.

      7. [S1795] Czech Church Records for Marriages, Birth, Deaths, Zvikovec 06, Page 211 of 283, Bottom entry.
        Marriage record for Jan Blecha and Anna Hulkova in 1856
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30070549/zvikovec-06_2110-o?x=17&y=657&w=429&h=147


      8. [S900] Adolph Blecha & Anna Tupa in Cook county, Ill 1883.


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