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  • Edward "Eddie" BLECHA

    Edward "Eddie" BLECHA[1, 2, 3]

    Male 1894 - 1938  (44 years)

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

    • Name Edward "Eddie" BLECHA 
      Born 24 May 1894  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
      • [4]
      Gender Male 
      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:
        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 (1864 birth year computed)
        Blanche Blecha 18 (1892 birth year - computed)
        Eddie Blecha 16 (1894 birth year-computed)
        Rudolph Blecha 14 (1886 birth year computed)
        Helen Blecha 10 (1900 birth year computed)
      1910 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      1910 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      Military Service 5 Jun 1917  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Residence when he registered for the WWI draft 
      • The birth date on this registration card is not accurate, but since he is living at the 3048 Turner address, I believe this is the correct card for Edward.

        [6]
      Edward Blecha 1894 WWI Draft Registration
      Edward Blecha 1894 WWI Draft Registration
      Census 1920  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1920 Census 

      • 1920 Census:
        Name: Edward Blecha
        Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 12, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
        Age: 25 years
        Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Relation to Head of House: Son
        Spouse's Name: Steela
        Father's Name: Adolph
        Father's Birth Place: Czechoslovakia
        Mother's Name: Anna
        Mother's Birth Place: Czechoslovakia
        Marital Status: Single
        Race: White
        Sex: Male
        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

      1920 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      1920 Census Adolph Blecha 1863 Family
      Census 1930  3048 S. Christiana Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1930 Census 

      • Eddie is listed as "Widowed" in this 1930 Census.
      1930 Adolf Blecha 1863 and Family in Chicago
      1930 Adolf Blecha 1863 and Family in Chicago
      Died 3 Aug 1938  Manteno, KanKakee County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7

      • Name: Edward Blecha
        Titles and Terms (original):
        Death Date: 03 Aug 1938
        Death Place: Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois
        Gender: Male
        Marital Status:
        Race or Color:
        Age: 42
        Estimated Birth Year: 1896
        Birth Date: Sep 1895
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Father: Adolph
        Father's Titles and Terms (original):
        Father's Birth Place: unk.
        Mother: Anna Tupa
        Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
        Mother's Birth Place: unk.
        Occupation: none
        Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Street Address:
        Spouse: Susan Blecha
        Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
        Spouse's Birthplace:
        Burial Date: 06 Aug 1938
        Burial Place: Chicago, Cook, Ill.
        Cemetery:
        Informant:
        Additional Relatives:
        Digital Folder Number: 4008485
        Image Number: 329
        Film Number: 1818886
        Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 210
        Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Obituary in Denni Hlasatel
      Buried 6 Aug 1938  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
      • Section 11, Block 229, Grave 9 [8]
      Burial Plots Near Adloph Blecha's Grave
      Burial Plots Near Adloph Blecha's Grave
      Bohemian National Cemetery, Section 11, Block 229
      Person ID I1604  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 8 Oct 2014 

      Father Adolf BLECHA,   b. 4 May 1863, House #46, Podmokly, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1937, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
      Mother 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  [9
      Documents
      Marriage Record 1883
      Marriage Record 1883
      Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Stella KURANDA,   b. Abt 1896, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1930  (Age ~ 34 years) 
      Married 10 Oct 1914  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
      Documents
      Marriage Certificate 1914
      Marriage Certificate 1914
      Family ID F558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Susan UNKNOWN 
      Family ID F2286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1894 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 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 MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1914 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Residence when he registered for the WWI draft - 5 Jun 1917 - 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. Christiana Ave, Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1938 - Manteno, KanKakee County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1938 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Notes 
      • May 25, 1894

        1900 United States Federal Census 1900 United States Federal Census
        Name: Edward Blecha
        [Edward Blecka]
        Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 10, Cook, Illinois
        Age: 6
        Birth Date: Jun 1893
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Race: White
        Gender: Male
        Relationship to Head of House: Son
        Father's Name: Adolph
        Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Mother's Name: Anna
        Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Marital Status: Single
        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.





        Marriage Record:
        Groom: Edward Blecha
        Groom's Titles & Terms (Original):
        Groom's Race (Original):
        Groom's Race (Standardized):
        Groom's Age: 24
        Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1890
        Groom's Birth Date: 1890
        Groom's Birthplace:
        Bride: Stella Kuranda
        Bride's Titles & Original):
        Bride's Race (Original):
        Bride's Race (Standardized):
        Bride's Age: 24
        Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1890
        Bride's Birth Date: 1890
        Bride's Birthplace:
        Marriage Type: Marriage
        Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1914
        Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

        Film Number: 1030581
        Frame Number:
        Digital Film Number: 4272252
        Image Number: 29
        Reference Number: 676188
        Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920



        In this 1930 Census, it says that Edward is "Widowed", therefore Stella must have died sometime during the last 10 years. [Look for death record.]
        1930 United States Federal Census 1930 United States Federal Census
        Name: Edward Blecha
        Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        View Map
        Age: 37
        Estimated birth year: abt 1893
        Relation to Head of House: Son
        Father's Name: Adolph
        Mother's Name: Anna
        Race: White
        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



        Ancestry.com Family Trees, information posted by Carol KOVARIK WEST. Gives DOB, DOD & POD.

        Bohemian National Cem., Section 11, Lot 229.

        Have copy of Obit written in Czech.

        Bohemian National Cemetery Interment # for BLECHA's. He was 43 years old.

    • Sources 
      1. [S202] 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 452; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 817; Image: 185.0.

      2. [S595] Ancestry.com Family Trees, information posted by Carol KOVARIK WEST. She gave DOD.

      3. [S897] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, (Image obtained on Familysearch.org).

      4. [S1222] Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 [database on-line]. .
        Edward Blecha 1889

      5. [S898] Illinois, Cook County Birth 1878-1922, (Image on-line at Familysearch.org), Ref. #7611.

      6. [S1149] WWI Draft Registration Card.
        Edward Blecha 1894

      7. [S23] Family Group Sheets on One-World Tree submitted by Carol Kovarik West (CeskaCarolK@msn.com).

      8. [S1310] Internment card from Bohemian National Cemetery.

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

      10. [S201] 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 452; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 817; Image: 185.0.
        1930 Census says that Edward was married at age 21, therefore, I estimated the marriage date.

      11. [S910] Ed Blecha to Stella Kuranda in 1914, (Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 on familysearch.org).


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