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  • Vaclav "James" BLECHA

    Vaclav "James" BLECHA

    Male 1876 - 1955  (78 years)

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

    • Name Vaclav "James" BLECHA  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
      Born 28 Sep 1876  Stupno 22, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
      • All of the American records place his birth year as 1877, however, I found the original birth record, and it is 1876.
        [7]
      Vaclav Blecha Birth Record in 1876 Stupno 17 Pg 122
      Vaclav Blecha Birth Record in 1876 Stupno 17 Pg 122
      Christened 28 Sep 1876  Stupno, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 26 Oct 1881  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      Arrival to America 
      • The Blecha family of Josef (30), Josefa (26), Vaclav (5), Josef (3) & Anna (1/2). Name on the manifest is "Blechovi". The name of the ship was "Suevia". [8]
      Residence 1900  Reed, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
      Residence 1910  Reed, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
      Residence Between 1917 and 1918  Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Residence 1930  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
      Residence 1942  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Died 20 Feb 1955  Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Buried Bohemian National Cemetery, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Vaclav Blecha 1877 1955 Anezka 1873 1934 Headstone
      Vaclav Blecha 1877 1955 Anezka 1873 1934 Headstone
      Person ID I375736  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 31 Oct 2016 

      Mother Josepha MASKOVA,   b. Feb 1855, Stupno, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1918, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
      Father Joseph BLECHA,   b. 20 May 1851, Horniho Stupna 22, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1930, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
      Married 22 Feb 1876  Lhotka u Radnic, (near Radnice), Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
      Family ID F136270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Anezka "Agnes",   b. Abt 1879, Czechoslovakia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
      Children 
       1. Lillian J BLECHA,   b. 18 Apr 1902, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1984, Custer Park, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Natural]
       2. Agnes M BLECHA,   b. Abt 1903, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
       3. Living
       4. Living
      Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 
      Family ID F136268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1876 - Stupno 22, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Sep 1876 - Stupno, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrival to America - 26 Oct 1881 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1900 - Reed, Will, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 1910 - Reed, Will, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1917 and 1918 - Will County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 1930 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1955 - Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bohemian National Cemetery, Braidwood, Will County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Photos
      From left, Rose Krafka (Tom's wife) Mary Stroh & Helen Blecha
      From left, Rose Krafka (Tom's wife) Mary Stroh & Helen Blecha

    • Sources 
      1. [S3915] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Registration State: Illinois; Registration County: Will; Roll: 1642753; Draft Board: 01.

      2. [S3913] Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).

      3. [S3908] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Reed, Will, Illinois; Roll: T624_333; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0194; FHL microfilm: 1374346.

      4. [S3907] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Reed, Will, Illinois; Roll: 354; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 1240354.

      5. [S3916] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 452; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0817; Image: 176.0; FHL microfilm: 2340187.

      6. [S3914] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration), for The State of Illinois; State Headquarters: Illinois; Microfilm Series: M2097; Microfilm Roll: 24.

      7. [S1795] Czech Church Records for Marriages, Birth, Deaths, Stupno 17, Page 122 of 356, Entry #2.
        Birth record for Vaclav Blecha in 1876
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30069056/stupno-17_1220-n?x=19&y=133&w=758&h=257


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

      9. [S1792] Czech Church Records for Marriage, Deaths, Births, Radnice (RO) 13, Page 315 of 394.
        Marriage record for Josef Blecha and Joseph Maskova in 1876. Actual image at:http://portafontium.cz/iipimage/30067799/radnice-ro-13_3150-o?x=-109&y=403&w=874&h=392




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