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  • Josephus "Joseph" BLECHA

    Josephus "Joseph" BLECHA

    Male 1848 - 1934  (85 years)

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    • Name Josephus "Joseph" BLECHA 
      Born 19 Oct 1848  rybarna 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 3 Aug 1866  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Entire family (except son John)arrived at New York on the ship Reinhard. 
      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
      Died 10 Oct 1934  Pawnee County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Buried 13 Oct 1934  Bohemian Cemetery, Richardson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Joseph F 1848 1934 Headstone Nebraska
      Joseph F 1848 1934 Headstone Nebraska
      Person ID I169439  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 15 May 2014 

      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  [4, 5
      • 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.
        [4]
      Family ID F61762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Mary HUBKA,   b. 11 Jan 1853, Kocin, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1927, Dubois, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
      Married 8 Mar 1873  Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. Mary BLECHA,   b. 26 Jun 1874, Jennings, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1957, Mahaska, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
       2. Amos E. BLECHA,   b. 3 Nov 1878, Dubois, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1953, Humbolt, Richardson County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
       3. Emma Millie BLECHA,   b. 4 Oct 1880, Dubois, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1974, Pawnee Manor, Pawnee City, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
       4. Carolina BLECHA,   b. 28 Aug 1882, Dubois, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1968, Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
       5. Matilda BLECHA,   b. 28 Mar 1884, Dubois, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1971, Marysville, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
      Family ID F63749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Oct 1848 - rybarna 6, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Entire family (except son John)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 MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1873 - Pawnee City, Pawnee CO, NE Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1934 - Pawnee County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Oct 1934 - Bohemian Cemetery, Richardson County, 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: Buried BLECHA Cem.

        MARRIAGE: Married by Judge W.F. WRIGHT

        BIOGRAPHY: We have a copy of a pic of them with their family. We also have a
        copy of them with two of their grandchildren.

      • Art Lang's research had Oct. 19, 1848 as the birth date, but I have used the date provided by Jan Zajicek.

        [1]

      • From Findagrave.com

        Birth: Oct. 19, 1848, Czech Republic
        Death: Oct. 10, 1934
        Pawnee County
        Nebraska, USA

        Married to Mary Hubka in 1873..
        Father of 5 children:
        Mary 1874- 1957
        Amos 1878 1953
        Emma 1880- 1974
        Matilda 1884- 1971
        Caroline b. Aug. 22, 1882- d. Mar. 21, 1968

        JOSEPH F. BLECHA

        Joseph F. Blecha was born October 19, 1848, at Hlinci, near Prague, Czech. and passed away Oct. 10, 1934, at the home of his son, Amos, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 21 days.

        He came to America with his parents in 1866 to Chicago, Ill. About the year 1870 he came to this vicinity where as a young man he started life in the western country.

        March 9, 1873, he was united in marriage to Mary Hubka. This young couple left for western regions three days after their wedding in a covered wagon and after 18 days came to and stopped in Decator county, Kansas. Here they spent three years which were the worst years of hardship common to the early pioneers, with only Indians as neighbors and the stately bison as wild animals. After three years of hardship they moved back to Pawnee county and started their home on a farm three miles northwest of DuBois. They lived here until their children were grown and able to start houses of their own. After their lives of hardship they thought they were entitled to a life of ease and to spend their lives in peace with everybody as they did before and made their home at DuBois.

        Mr. and Mrs. Blecha were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniverary, after which Mrs. Blecha, who had shared with him her life, passed away on February 12, 1927. After the death of his good wife he felt lost, but found a good home with his son, Amos and family, where he peacefully passed the remainder of his life.

        He leaves to mourn his passing one son, Amos, and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Holan, Narka, Kan., Mrs. Frank Stanek, Pawnee City, Mrs. Frank Pesek, DuBois, and Mrs. Matilda Kotapish, Blue Rapids, Kan. A son Edward died at the age of nine months and a daughter, Anna, died in infancy. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, one brother Jacob Blecha of Texas, and friends of the entire community.

        He was a charter member of the J.A.S. Humboldt. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Amos Blecha home with Frank Dobrovolny and Rev. O.J. Krueger in charge. Burial was in the Bohemian cemetery.

        Family links:
        Parents:
        Frantisek Blecha (1818 - 1899)
        Frantiska Shebek Blecha (1824 - 1879)

        Spouse:
        Mary Hubka Blecha (1853 - 1927)*

        Children:
        Mary Blecha Holan (1874 - 1957)*
        Amos E. Blecha (1878 - 1953)*
        Emma Millie Blecha Stanek (1880 - 1974)*
        Carolina Blecha Pesek (1882 - 1968)*
        Matilda Blecha Kotapish (1884 - 1971)*

        *Calculated relationship

        Burial:
        Bohemian Cemetery
        Richardson County
        Nebraska, USA

        Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
        Record added: Jan 01, 2010
        Find A Grave Memorial# 46215567

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

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

      3. [S1137] Findagrave.com.

      4. [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

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


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