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  • Vaclav (Vencil) BLECHA

    Vaclav (Vencil) BLECHA

    Male 1845 - 1916  (70 years)

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    • Name Vaclav (Vencil) BLECHA  [1, 2
      • Wesley is another form of the name Vaclav
      Vaclav Blecha
      Vaclav Blecha
      Image provided to me by Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Nickname Vencil 
      Born 9 Dec 1845  Vranovice 16, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      • Most U.S. family trees have his birth date as 8 Dec 1845, but I finally found the original birth record which states that it was 9 Dec, 1845.
        [2]
      Vaclav Blecha Birth Record in 1845 in Stupno 05
      Vaclav Blecha Birth Record in 1845 in Stupno 05
      Christened 10 Dec 1845  Vranovice, Rokycany, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 4 Aug 1856  Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Arrived on the ship, "Julius"

      The 1900 census states that he immigrated in 1858. On findagrave.com from his obituary, it states he arrived in 1856. 
      • From Leo Baca's Czech Immigration Passenger Lists:

        Blehcher

        Surname: BLEHCER - from Leo Baca's Czech immigration passenger lists
        First Name: Mathias
        Age: 33
        Other Family Members: Anna 35, Wenzel 10, Maria 7, Ludmilla 5, Maria 25
        Departure Country: Bohemia
        Ship: Julius

        Arrival Date: 4 August 1856
        Arrival Port: Baltimore
        Destination: Wisconsin
        Volume: 8

      Census 1860  English River, Washington, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Residence for 1860 Census 
      Census 1870  English River, Washington, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
      1870 Census for Matej Blecha, Wife Anna, and Children: Wenzel, Lizzie, Frank, Katie & John
      1870 Census for Matej Blecha, Wife Anna, and Children: Wenzel, Lizzie, Frank, Katie & John
      Buried Nov 1916  National Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Vaclav Blecha 1845 1916 Marie Fiser 1844 1911 Headstone
      Vaclav Blecha 1845 1916 Marie Fiser 1844 1911 Headstone
      Vaclav Blecha 1845 1916 Marie Fiser 1844 1911 Headstone II
      Vaclav Blecha 1845 1916 Marie Fiser 1844 1911 Headstone II
      Died 19 Nov 1916  Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Vaclav Blecha Obituary in 1916
      Vaclav Blecha Obituary in 1916
      Obituary for Vaclav Wesley Blecha in 1916
      Obituary for Vaclav Wesley Blecha in 1916
      Provided to me by Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Obituary for Vaclav Blecha in 1916
      Obituary for Vaclav Blecha in 1916
      Document provided to me by Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Person ID I169455  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 25 Mar 2017 

      Father Matej (Mike) BLECHA,   b. 27 Sep 1823, Vranovice 16, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1903, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
      Mother Anna HINEROVA,   b. 24 Apr 1818, Ujezd u Svateho 7, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1894, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
      Married 28 Jan 1845  Ujezd u Svateho 7, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Marriage record for Matej Blecha and Anna Hirmanova in 1845
      Marriage record for Matej Blecha and Anna Hirmanova in 1845
      From Radnice 17, Page 315 of 368
      Family ID F61764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Mary FISHER,   b. 14 Apr 1844, Ujezd u Svateho, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1911, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
      Married 15 May 1871  Richmond, Washington County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Marriage License for Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher 1871
      Marriage License for Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher 1871
      Document provided to my by Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Marriage License Return for Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher 1871
      Marriage License Return for Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher 1871
      Document provided to me by Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Children 
       1. Anna BLECHA,   b. 2 Jun 1872, Richmond, Washington County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1958, Belleville, Republic County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
      +2. Frank Joseph BLECHA,   b. 18 Nov 1873, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1943, Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
       3. Emma BLECHA,   b. 8 Feb 1876, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1963, Belleville, Republic County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
       4. Joseph F. BLECHA,   b. 17 Jan 1878, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1962, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
       5. Charles BLECHA,   b. 20 Dec 1879, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1963, Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
      Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
      Family ID F61775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1845 - Vranovice 16, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Dec 1845 - Vranovice, Rokycany, Bohemia Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrived on the ship, "Julius" The 1900 census states that he immigrated in 1858. On findagrave.com from his obituary, it states he arrived in 1856. - 4 Aug 1856 - Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1860 Census - 1860 - English River, Washington, Iowa Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - English River, Washington, Iowa Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1871 - Richmond, Washington County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1916 - National Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Nov 1916 - Narka, Republic County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      Vaclav Wesley Blecha
      Vaclav Wesley Blecha
      Photo from Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher.jpg
      Vaclav Blecha and Mary Fisher.jpg
      Photo from Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Vaclav Blecha Family.jpg
      Vaclav Blecha Family.jpg
      Photo from Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas
      Vaclav Blecha  Mary and Anna and Emma
      Vaclav Blecha Mary and Anna and Emma
      Photo from Robert Blecha of Hays, Kansas

    • Notes 
      • Lorraine PHLEGER Descendants Charts

      • 1995: The notes from Charley Blecha to Mary Blecha stated that birth location was, "Vronavicich, Rokicani, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia" That's a misspelling of the correct location. The village is Vranovice, and it is near the large city of Rokycany.


      • From Findagrave.com

        Birth: Dec. 8, 1845, Czech Republic
        Death: Nov. 19, 1916
        Narka
        Republic County
        Kansas, USA

        (KS) Narka News Nov. 24, 1916

        WESLEY BLECHA

        Vaclac Blecha was born in Vranovicich, Rokicani county, Bohemia, on the 8th day of December 1845, and died suddenly of heart trouble at the home of his son, Charles,
        Novenber 19, 1916, aged 70 years, 11 months and 11 days.

        In the year of 1856 he came to America and settled in Iowa, near Iowa City. He was married to Mary Fisher, May 15, 1871 to which five children were born, three sons and two daughters.
        He came to Kansas in 1873 where he lived ever since.

        He leaves to mourn his departure, three sons, two daughter, one brother, twelve grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

        The funeral services were conducted at the home by Mr. Krhounek, and also by the lodges of Z.C.B.J. and C.S.P.S. of which the diseased was a member, after which the remains were laid to rest in the (Bohemian) National Cemetery south of Narka, Kansas

        Family links:
        Spouse:
        Marie Fiser Blecha (1844 - 1911)*

        Children:
        Emma Blecha Knedlik (1876 - 1963)*
        Joseph F. Blecha (1878 - 1962)*
        Charles Blecha (1879 - 1963)*

        *Calculated relationship

        Burial:
        National Cemetery
        Republic County
        Kansas, USA

        Created by: jln
        Record added: Apr 29, 2013
        Find A Grave Memorial# 109703779

    • Sources 
      1. [S1137] Findagrave.com.

      2. [S1795] Czech Church Records for Marriages, Birth, Deaths, Stupno 05, Page 376 of 550, entry #4.
        Birth record for Vaclav Blecha in 1845
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30069044/stupno-05_3760-n?x=40&y=527&w=641&h=217


      3. [S1267] Czech Church Records for Birth Death Marriage, Radnice 17, Page 315 of 368, Entry #1.
        Marriage of Matej Blecha and Anna Hirmanova in 1845. Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30067803/radnice-ro-17_3140-o?x=84&y=125&w=510&h=174


      4. [S1572] Emails from Robert Blecha May-June 2015.


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