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  • Helena (Helen) BLECHA

    Helena (Helen) BLECHA[1, 2]

    Female 1899 - 1973  (73 years)

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    • Name Helena (Helen) BLECHA 
      Born 28 Sep 1899  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      • From the Cook County Birth records:
        Name: Blecha
        Birth Date: 28 Sep 1899
        Birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
        Gender: Female
        Race:
        Father's Name: Adolph Blecha
        Father's Birthplace:
        Father's Age:
        Mother's Name: Annie Blecha

        Film Number: 1288023
        Digital Folder Number: 4271684
        Image Number: 334
        Reference Number: 1146
        Collection: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
      Birth Certificate 1899
      Birth Certificate 1899
      Gender Female 
      Census 1900  1265 Troy St., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1900 Census 
      • 1900 United States Federal Census 1900 United States Federal Census
        Name: Helen Blecha
        [Helen Blecka]
        Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 10, Cook, Illinois
        Age: 6/12
        Birth Date: Aug 1899
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Race: White
        Relationship to Head of House: Son
        Father's Name: Adolph Blecha
        Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Mother's Name: Anna Blecha
        Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
        Marital Status: Single
        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.
      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 United States Federal Census 1910 United States Federal Census
        Name: Helen Blecha
        Age in 1910: 10
        Estimated birth year: abt 1900
        Birthplace: Illinois
        Relation to Head of House: Daughter
        Father's Name: Adolph
        Father's Birth Place: Austria
        Mother's Name: Annie
        Mother's Birth Place: Austria
        Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois
        Marital Status: Single
        Race: White
        Gender: Female
        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
      Other 13 Jul 1912  3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Buying beer 
      • I believe that the Helen in this newspaper article is the daughter of Adolph. She was buying beer as a minor.

        The address is 3054 Turner, instead of 3048, and her age is listed as 18 (she would have been about 14), but I suspect that she lied.

      Helen Blecha 1899 Chicago_Daily_Tribune Sat Jul 13 1912
      Helen Blecha 1899 Chicago_Daily_Tribune Sat Jul 13 1912
      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: 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  3028 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Josef Rychecky Helen Blecha Family in Ill
      1930 Josef Rychecky Helen Blecha Family in Ill
      Residence Jun 1962  2701 S. 59th Ave., Cicero, Cook County, Illlinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence at date of death of William Mraz 
      Buried Feb 1973  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Died 14 Feb 1973  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
      • Is this Helen:

        U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
        Name: H. Rychecky
        SSN: 395-44-4124
        Died: Mar 1973
        State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (1961-1962)
        Source Citation: Number: 395-44-4124; Issue State: Wisconsin; Issue Date: 1961-1962.

      • Or is this Helen:

        Helen Mraz as per SS Death Record, born 29 Oct. 1898 & died Feb 1973.

        I now believe that someone incorrectly added the Mraz marriage to Helen Blecha Rychecky.

      Person ID I1608  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  [5
      Documents
      Marriage Record 1883
      Marriage Record 1883
      Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Josef RYCHECKY,   b. 1 Nov 1893, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1944, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
      Married 20 Dec 1919  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Children 
       1. Joseph E RYCHECKY,   b. 3 Sep 1925, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1968, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
      +2. Melvin Ronald RYCHECKY,   b. 2 Jul 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2001, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
      Documents
      Marriage Certificate 1919
      Marriage Certificate 1919
      Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 William MRAZ,   b. 10 Jul 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1962  (Age 70 years) 
      Family ID F564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1899 - 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 MapsOther - Buying beer - 13 Jul 1912 - 3048 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1919 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 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 - 3028 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Residence at date of death of William Mraz - Jun 1962 - 2701 S. 59th Ave., Cicero, Cook County, Illlinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1973 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1973 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Documents
      Marriage Certificate 1919
      Marriage Certificate 1919

    • Notes 
      • Ed BLECHA, Austin, TX gives DOB as aug 1899.

        Ancestry.com Family Trees, information posted by Carol KOVARIK WEST. Gives DOB as 29 Oct 1898 & DOD.


        Marriage Record from Cook county, Ill
        Groom: Joseph Rudiecky
        Groom's Titles & Terms (Original):
        Groom's Race (Original):
        Groom's Race (Standardized):
        Groom's Age: 26
        Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1893
        Groom's Birth Date: 1893
        Groom's Birthplace:
        Bride: Helen Blecha
        Bride's Titles & Original):
        Bride's Race (Original):
        Bride's Race (Standardized):
        Bride's Age: 20
        Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1899
        Bride's Birth Date: 1899
        Bride's Birthplace:
        Marriage Type: Marriage
        Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1919
        Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

        Bride's Maternal Grandmother:
        Additional Relatives:
        Film Number: 1030716
        Frame Number:
        Digital Film Number: 4272669
        Image Number: 941
        Reference Number: 851873
        Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920


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

      2. [S898] Illinois, Cook County Birth 1878-1922, (Image on-line at Familysearch.org), Helen Blecha.

      3. [S1397] From Newspapers.com.

      4. [S1319] Cook County Death Index Available on line.

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

      6. [S907] Helen Blecha to Joseph Rycheky in 1919, (Cook County Marriage Records on Family Search.org).


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