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  • Joannes "John" Nepomuk BLECHA

    Joannes "John" Nepomuk BLECHA

    Male 1844 - 1897  (53 years)

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

    • Name Joannes "John" Nepomuk BLECHA  [1, 2
      Born 15 Apr 1844  Hlince, 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 27 May 1867  Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
      I believe that Jan came to America on the same ship, "Johanne Wilhelmiine" with his aunt Josephine Blecha and the whole Wenzl family.  
      Franz Wenzl and Josefa Blechova and Family manifest
      Franz Wenzl and Josefa Blechova and Family manifest
      John Blecha is listed below the Wenzl Family
      Residence 1875  689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      In 1875, John is already living at this address and is listed as a tailor. 
      • U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
        Name: John Blecha
        Residence Year: 1875
        Street address: 689 Alport av 2
        Residence Place: Chicago, Illinois
        Publication Title: Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1875
        Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      1875 Chicago City Directory for John Blecha 1844
      1875 Chicago City Directory for John Blecha 1844
      Census 1880  689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1880 Census 
      1880 Census John Blecha 1844 and Family in Chicago
      1880 Census John Blecha 1844 and Family in Chicago
      Residence 1882  689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      John's residence in 1882. Occupation: Saloon.
       
      • U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
        Name: John Blecha
        Residence Year: 1882
        Street address: 689 Allport
        Residence Place: Chicago, Illinois
        Occupation: Saloon
        Publication Title: Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1882
        Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      1882 Chicago Census for John Blecha 1844
      1882 Chicago Census for John Blecha 1844
      Buried Oct 22, 1897  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

      • Buried in Block 3, Section A, plot 2
      Jan Blecha 1844 1897 Family Headstone
      Jan Blecha 1844 1897 Family Headstone
      Included Katerina Blecha, his wife.
      Jan Blecha 1844 1897 Family Headstone #2
      Jan Blecha 1844 1897 Family Headstone #2
      Close up of Jan and Katerina
      Died 19 Oct 1897  689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
      Person ID I169437  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 18 Mar 2015 

      Father 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) 
      Mother 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]
      Family ID F61762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Katerina ADAMOVA,   b. Sept 1842, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1917, 2241 W. 21 St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
      Children 
       1. Anna BLECHA,   b. Aug 1872, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
      +2. Frances "Fanny" BLECHA,   b. 4 Jul 1875, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1942, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
       3. Emilie BLECHA,   b. 15 Nov 1877, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1895  (Age 17 years)
      +4. Bessie Elizabeth BLECHA,   b. Nov 1880, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
       5. Antonie BLECHA,   b. 15 Sep 1881, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1883, 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
       6. Matilda "Tillie" BLECHA,   b. Dec 1882, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
       7. Frantisek BLECHA,   b. 4 Apr 1886, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1887, 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
      +8. Elizabeth (Lizzie) BLECHA,   b. 8 Jul 1889, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
      Last Modified 10 Mar 2014 
      Family ID F64477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1844 - Hlince, 6, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - I believe that Jan came to America on the same ship, "Johanne Wilhelmiine" with his aunt Josephine Blecha and the whole Wenzl family. - 27 May 1867 - Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - In 1875, John is already living at this address and is listed as a tailor. - 1875 - 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1880 Census - 1880 - 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - John's residence in 1882. Occupation: Saloon. - 1882 - 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 22, 1897 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1897 - 689 Allport St., Chicago, Cook County, Ilinois 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: Buried in the Bohemian Nat. Cem. lot 3, block 3, section A.

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

      2. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Chric 05, Page 202-203 (P. 61 of 65) 3rd entry.
        Birth record for Joannes Nepomuk Blecha in 1844
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.cz/iipimage/30063083/chric-05_0600-n?x=-11&y=288&w=675&h=251


      3. [S1271] Leo Baca's Czech Immigration Passenger Lists, Volume 8.

      4. [S1278] Baltimore, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

      5. [S593] Headstone Marker in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Illinois.

      6. [S1192] Cook County, Illinois, Deaths Index, 1878-1922.

      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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