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  • Vaclav (Wenzel) (James) BLECHA

    Male 1788 - 1867  (78 years)


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

    • Name Vaclav (Wenzel) (James) BLECHA  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
      Born 13 Aug 1788  Studena 4, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
      Gender Male 
      Residence 1807-1811  Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Vaclav with his wife, Marie, and then Anna, appear to live here for the births of Frantisek, Anna (1810), and Marie. 
      Vaclav Blecha 1788 in Dubjanska rybarny map
      Vaclav Blecha 1788 in Dubjanska rybarny map
      This is a map and description of Dubjanska rybarna sent to me from cousin,Jan Zajicek. In here, he describes that Jan and Vaclav Blecha (born 1788) lived.
      Residence 1814-1835  horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      This is the same as Hlince 6. Anna and Vaclav appear to live here for the births of the rest of their children. 
      Residence 1862  Hlince, 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
      The Blecha family sells their home at Hlince 6.

      Rod "Blecha" zde kon?í v roce 1862. Roku 1872 byla rybárna Hlince ?. 6 prodána Prokopovi Urbánkovi z Bohú.
      Vaclav Blecha sem p?i?el z Dubjanské rybárny, proti Zvíkovci

      The family "Blecha" ends here in 1862. In 1872, the rybárna [fish shop] Hlince No. 6 sold Prokop Urbánek of God.

      Vaclav Blecha came from Dubjanské rybárna, near Zvíkovec
       
      Immigration Jun 1867  Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      Vaclav left Bremen, Germany, to immigrate to America. He was aboard the ship Northern Light. According to the ship manifest, he died at sea. 
      Vaclav Blecha 1788 Immigration and Death in 1867
      Vaclav Blecha 1788 Immigration and Death in 1867
      Died Jun 1867  At Sea, Coming to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
      • New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
        Name: Wenzl Blecha
        Arrival Date: 28 Jun 1867
        Birth Date: abt 1787
        Age: 80
        Gender: Male
        Ethnicity/ Nationality: Bohemian
        Place of Origin: Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
        Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
        Destination: United States of America
        Port of Arrival: New York, New York
        Ship Name: Northern Light

        Search Ship Database:
        Source Citation: Year: 1867; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 282; Line: 42; List Number: 661.
      • There is a notation on the birth record for Vaclav that gives the date of April 12, 1867. The same kind of notation is found on the birth record for his son, Frantisek. It appears that they obtained a birth/baptism record just prior to leaving on their journey to America.




      • Date of death is estimated, since we know he died on the journey to America.
      Buried Jun 1867  At Sea, Coming to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
      Person ID I169407  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 22 Aug 2016 

      Father Jan BLECHA,   b. 28 Apr 1745, Hlince, 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1812, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
      Mother Anna TOPINKA,   b. 14 Jan 1749, Cila, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1806, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
      Married 9 Jul 1774  Cila 1, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
      • Translation of marriage record (by Jan Dus)

        JAN BLECHA
        ANNA TOPINKOVÁ

        State Archive in Praha
        Roman Catholic Parish in Panosí Újezd
        Marriage Register, Book #4, page #483, record #7

        Date of marriage: July 9, 1774
        Place of marriage: Skryje
        Marriage performed by Bartolomej Baslík, priest
        Place of marriage: Cilá #1

        Groom:
        Jan Blecha, honest groom, son of Vít Blecha from Studená #4, Chríc domain
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: single
        Age: not written

        Bride:
        Anna Topinková, honest bride, daughter of Jakub Topinka from Cilá #1
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: single
        Age: not written

        Witnesses:
        Simon ....?, farm serf
        Frantisek Topinka, cottager

        Note: They were married after three marriage announcements made the Saint Archangel Michal Church in Skryje.
        ?
      Family ID F61759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Marie MATASOVA,   b. 1787, House #8, Lhotka, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1808, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
      Married 27 Jan 1807  Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
      • House #4
      Children 
       1. Frantisek BLECHA,   b. 22 Dec 1807, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1809, Hlince 11, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
      Last Modified 7 Jun 2014 
      Family ID F64563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Anna BROUKOVA,   b. 2 Apr 1789, Hlince 11, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1861, Třímany 2, Kladruby, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
      Married 29 May 1808  Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      • House #4
      • Translation of Marriage Record: [by Jan Dus, slightly revised]

        VÁCLAV BLECHA
        ANNA BROUKOVÁ

        State Archive in Plzen
        Roman Catholic Parish in Chric
        Marriage Register, Book #2, page #133, record #3

        Date of marriage: May 29, 1808
        Place of marriage: Chric
        Marriage performed by Josef Weingartner, localist
        Place of marriage: Rybarne Dujansky #4

        Groom:
        Václav Blecha, widower, son of Jan Blecha, fisherman under Dubjany in Studená #4, future ˝ lán farmer in Lhota /after his first wife/, subject to Chric domain
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: widower
        Age: 21

        Bride:
        Anna Brouková, daughter of Jan Brouk, farmer and reeve from Hlince #11 and of mother Marie Kounovská, subject to Chric domain
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: single
        Age: 19

        Witnesses:
        Jan Tarant, carpenter apprentice from Chric
        Frantisek Janota, carpenter apprentice from Chric
      Notes 
      • Art Lang's genealogy had another child listed, Matej Blecha (1823-1903). That was not correct. That Matej Blecha moved to Iowa, but was not part of this family. For further information, search Matej Blecha born 27 Sep 1823 on this site.



      Children 
       1. Anna BLECHOVA,   b. 14 Jan 1810, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1810, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
       2. Marie BLECHOVA,   b. 1 Jun 1811, Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location
       3. Anna BLECHOVA,   b. 5 Apr 1814, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1814, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
       4. Josefa "Josephine" BLECHOVA,   b. 12 Apr 1815, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1895, Pawnee County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
      +5. Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA,   b. 15 Jul 1817, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1899, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
      +6. Anna BLECHOVA,   b. 22 Oct 1819, Trimanska rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location
      +7. Josef BLECHA,   b. 30 Nov 1821, Trimanska rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1904, Elk County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
       8. Vaclav BLECHA,   b. 2 Mar 1824, Trimanska rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1824, Trimanska rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
      +9. Frantiska BLECHOVA,   b. 12 Mar 1825, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1916, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
      +10. Vaclav BLECHA,   b. 17 Mar 1827, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1862, Třímany 2, Kladruby, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
      +11. Barbara BLECHOVA,   b. 10 Jun 1829, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1894, Steinauer, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
       12. Jan Nepomuk BLECHA,   b. 25 Oct 1833, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1920, Lewiston, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
       13. Katerina "Katherine Anna" BLECHOVA,   b. 24 Oct 1835, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1920, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
      Last Modified 15 May 2014 
      Family ID F61758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Aug 1788 - Studena 4, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1807 - Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1808 - Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Vaclav with his wife, Marie, and then Anna, appear to live here for the births of Frantisek, Anna (1810), and Marie. - 1807-1811 - Rybarne Dubjansky, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - This is the same as Hlince 6. Anna and Vaclav appear to live here for the births of the rest of their children. - 1814-1835 - horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - The Blecha family sells their home at Hlince 6. Rod "Blecha" zde kon?í v roce 1862. Roku 1872 byla rybárna Hlince ?. 6 prodána Prokopovi Urbánkovi z Bohú. Vaclav Blecha sem p?i?el z Dubjanské rybárny, proti Zvíkovci The family "Blecha" ends here in 1862. In 1872, the rybárna [fish shop] Hlince No. 6 sold Prokop Urbánek of God. Vaclav Blecha came from Dubjanské rybárna, near Zvíkovec - 1862 - Hlince, 6, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Vaclav left Bremen, Germany, to immigrate to America. He was aboard the ship Northern Light. According to the ship manifest, he died at sea. - Jun 1867 - Bremen, Germany Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1867 - At Sea, Coming to America Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1867 - At Sea, Coming to America Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      Hlince 6 or horejsi rybana
      Hlince 6 or horejsi rybana
      Cadastral Map from 1839 showing Blecha homesteads in horejsi rybana, Bohemia or Hlince 6 along the Berounka River. This is one place where they were fishermen and boatmen.

      Documents
      Blecha Family Tree prepared by Jan Zajicek in July 2013
      Blecha Family Tree prepared by Jan Zajicek in July 2013
      Blecha Family Tree Updated March 2014
      Blecha Family Tree Updated March 2014
      This tree was prepared by Jan Zajicek, resident of Nyrany, Czech Republic. It updates some of the information for the Blecha families from Hlince 6.
      Wenzl Blecha Overview 100
      Wenzl Blecha Overview 100
      Family History Prepared by Art Lang
      Wenzl Blecha Overview 101
      Wenzl Blecha Overview 101
      Family History Prepared by Art Lang

    • Notes 
      • BIRTH: According to Art LANG, he was born in the late 1700's. He had approximately, 1793.

        BIRTH: Also shown as Born Leysky, , Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.

        DEATH: Also shown as Died At sea.

        BURIAL: Also shown as Buried At Sea, Coming to Amer..

    • Sources 
      1. [S1174] Blecha Family Tree from Jan Zajicek.

      2. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish, Book #2, Page 133, Record #2 & 3 (2nd from top & 3rd from top).
        Marriage Record: Actual Image at http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063080/chric-02_1321-o
        Page 132 of 145

        Record #2 is for Vaclav's marriage to Marie Matasova and Record #3 is for his marriage to Anna Broukova.


      3. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish Book 03, P. 8 (11 of 147) 12th entry.
        Death record for Frantisek Blecha in 1809
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063081/chric-03_0111-z


      4. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish Book 05, P. 151 (9 of 65) Bottom entry.
        Birth record for Anna Blechova in 1814
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063083/chric-05_0080-n


      5. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish Book 05, P.154 (P. 12 of 65) 2nd entry.
        Birth record for Josepha Blechova in 1815
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063083/chric-05_0110-n


      6. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish Book 01, P. 143 (P. 147 of 154) 4th entry down.
        Birth record for Frantisek Blecha in 1807
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063079/chric-01_1471-n


      7. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric 01, page 134 of 154.
        Birth Record for Vaclav Blecha in 1788. Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063079/chric-01_1341-n


      8. [S1276] Year: 1867; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 282; Line: 42; List Number: 661.

      9. [S1179] Art Lang's Genealogy.

      10. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric 01, page .
        Birth Record for Vaclav Blecha in 1788. Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063079/chric-01_1341-n


      11. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Panosi Ujezd Parish, Book #4, page 483 (or 240 of 272).
        Marriage Record for Jan Blecha and Anna Topinka:
        Actual Image at: http://actapublica.eu/matriky/praha/prohlizec/10927/?strana=240
        [right page, bottom entry]

      12. [S1203] Blecha Family Tree from Jan Zajicek.

      13. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish, Book #2, Page 133, Record #2 (2nd from top).
        Marriage Record: Actual Image at http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063080/chric-02_1321-o
        Page 132 of 145




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