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  • Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA

    Male 1817 - 1899  (82 years)


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    • Name Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA  [1
      Nickname "No Stone" 
      Born 15 Jul 1817  horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      • Translation of Birth Record (by Jan Dus)

        FRANTISEK BLECHA

        State Archive in Plzen
        Roman Catholic Parish in Chric
        Birth Register, Book #5, page #157, record #6

        Date of birth: July 15, 1817
        Date of baptism: July 16, 1817
        Baptized in Chric by Josef Rauch, localist
        Name: Frantisek
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Sex: male
        Bed: marital
        Place of birth: Hlince #6

        Father:
        Václav Blecha, fisherman from upper fishery in Hlince #6, subject to Chric domain

        Mother:
        Anna Brouková, daughter of Jan Brouk, farmer from Hlince #11 and of mother Marie Kounovská

        Godparents and witnesses:
        Vavrinec Klíma, farm manager from Ptíc +++
        Marie Koldová, pub keeper?s wife from Hlince +++

        Midwife: Dorota Bílková, not licensed

        Note: Birth Certificate was issued on April 28, 1866.
      • This location is the same as Hlince #6, along the Berounka River.
      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.
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 3 Aug 1866  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
      Entire (except son John) family arrived at New York on the ship Reinhard. 
      • Bremen, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland
        3 August 1866


        DISTRICT OF BALTIMORE - PORT OF BALTIMORE
        I, H. Warnken, Master of the Bark Reinhard of Bremen do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the annexed list, subscribed with my name, contains to the best of my knowledge and belief, a just and true account or report of all the passengers who have been taken on board the said Bark at Bremen or any other Foreign Port, or at sea, and brought in the said vessel into any district of the United States since her departure from the said Port of Bremen.
        Sworn to this 3 day of August 1866,
        Before me, (port authority signature indecipherable).
        List or Manifest of all the Passengers taken on baord the Bremen Bark Reinhard, H. Warnken is Master, from Bremen burthen 659 tons.
        Columns represent: Passenger number, passenger names, ages, and occupation.

        52 Franz Paleska 48 Arbeiter (laborer)
        53 Franziska Paleska 45
        54 Adelheid Paleska 24
        55 Franz Paleska 20
        56 Joseph Paleska 18
        57 Wenzel Paleska 16
        58 Antonie Paleska 14
        59 Jakob Paleska 12
        60 Anton Paleska 10
        61 Mathias Paleska 8
        62 Peter Paleska 6
        63 Franziska Paleska 4
        64* Anna Paleska 1
      Franz Blecha and Family 1866 manifest
      Franz Blecha and Family 1866 manifest
      Aug. 3, 1866 Ship Manifest for the Ship Reinhard.
      Franz' family came with his sister's family: Jan & Frantiska Kamen.
      Census 1870  Pawnee County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1870 Census 
      1870 Census Frantisek Blecha 1817 Family in NE
      1870 Census Frantisek Blecha 1817 Family in NE
      Buried Dec 1899  Bohemian Cemetery, Richardson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Died 8 Dec 1899  Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Person ID I169412  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 15 May 2014 

      Father Vaclav (Wenzel) (James) BLECHA,   b. 13 Aug 1788, Studena 4, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1867, At Sea, Coming to America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
      Mother 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, 6
      • 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.



      Family ID F61758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Frantiska (Francis) SEBKOVA,   b. 17 Jun 1824, Holovousy 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1879, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
      Married 19 Jan 1841  Holovousy 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
      • Translation of Marriage Record (by Jan Dus)

        FRANTISEK BLECHA
        FRANTISKA SEBKOVÁ

        State Archive in Plzen
        Roman Catholic Parish in Chric
        Marriage Register, Book #2, page #29, record #3

        Date of marriage: January 19, 1841
        Place of marriage: Chric
        Marriage performed by Frantisek Stangler, localist
        Place of marriage: Holovousy #6

        Groom:
        Frantisek Blecha, fisherman from Hlince, son of Václav Blecha, retiree at lower fishery and of Anna Brouková from Hlince #11
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: single
        Age: 23

        Bride:
        Frantiska Sebková, daughter of Jan Sebek, ˝ lán farmer from Holovousy #6 and of Anna Vránová from Slatina #9
        Religion: Roman Catholic
        Marital status: single
        Age: 18

        Witnesses:
        Frantisek Somr, pub keeper from Hradecko, Plasy domain
        Vojtech Kavan, son of Vojtech Kavan, farmer from Trímany

        Note: Marriage announcements were made on January 3, 10 and 17, 1841. Marriage documents are stored in the church archive File B, #1.
        [7]
      Children 
       1. Vojtech Adalbertus "Albert" BLECHA,   b. 27 Mar 1842, Hlince, 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1918, Blecha Family Farm, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
       2. Joannes "John" Nepomuk BLECHA,   b. 15 Apr 1844, Hlince, 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1897, 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
       3. Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA, Sr.,   b. 30 Nov 1845, rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1889, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
       4. Josephus "Joseph" BLECHA,   b. 19 Oct 1848, rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1934, Pawnee County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
       5. Wenceslaus or Vaclav "James" BLECHA,   b. 4 May 1850, rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1920, Richardson CO, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
       6. Antonie "Antonia" BLECHOVA,   b. 20 Feb 1852, Hlince, Chric Dominion, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1897, So. of Humboldt, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
       7. Jakub (Jacob) BLECHA, Sr.,   b. 19 Feb 1853, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1940  (Age 87 years)
       8. Antonin "Anton" BLECHA, Sr.,   b. 20 Jan 1856, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1933, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
       9. Matej "Michael" BLECHA,   b. 19 Dec 1857, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1910, Barneston, Gage County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
       10. Petr "Peter" BLECHA,   b. 22 Jun 1860, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1919, Barneston, Gage County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
       11. Bessie BLECHOVA,   b. Abt 1862, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1865, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
       12. Frantiska "Frances" BLECHOVA,   b. 15 Mar 1863, horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1929, Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
       13. Anna BLECHOVA,   b. Abt 1865, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1866, At Sea, Coming to America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
      Last Modified 15 May 2014 
      Family ID F61762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1817 - horejsi rybarna, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1841 - Holovousy 6, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Entire (except son John) family arrived at New York on the ship Reinhard. - 3 Aug 1866 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1870 Census - 1870 - Pawnee County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1899 - Bohemian Cemetery, Richardson County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1899 - Richardson CO, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • 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.

    • Notes 
      • BURIAL: His wife's grave was one of the first in the BLECHA Cem., 5 miles SW of Humboldt, NE. We assume that Frank was also buried there next to her, in the NW corner of the cem. however, there is no stone for him.

        BIRTH: Also shown as Born Hlince, Czechoslovakia.
      • Art Lang had the birth date as 1818, but records show that it was actually 15 July 1817.

        Art also had the birth location as "Hlinec, Kralovice Plzen, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia" which is correct, but I have modified the location to be consistent with other family members born at this location and to be consistent with the actual location provided to me by Jan Zajicek.


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

      2. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish, Book #5, Page 157, Record #6 (last record on the page).
        Birth Record for Frantisek Blecha
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063083/chric-05_0140-n
        Page 16 of 55
        This record also includes a notation where Frantisek apparently obtained a birth/baptism certificate on April 28, 1866, probably in anticipation of his journey to America.

      3. [S1037] Immigration Records from Castle Garden.org.

      4. [S1038] Immigrants Ships Transcriber's Guild, www.immigrantships.net.

      5. [S1137] Findagrave.com.

      6. [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.


      7. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric Parish, Book #2, Page #29, Record #3 (3rd from top).
        Marriage Record for Frantisek Blecha and Frantiska Sebkova
        Actual Image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063080/chric-02_0311-o
        Page 31 of 145

      8. [S1036] Blecha Family Tree Hlince 6 March 2014.


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