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  • Joseph BLECHA

    Male 1863 - 1954  (91 years)


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

    • Name Joseph BLECHA  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
      Born 23 Feb 1863  Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
      Christened 18 May 1863  Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Reference Number 643 
      Residence 1880  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      Marital status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
      Residence 1900  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
      Residence 01 Jun 1905  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
      Residence 1910  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
      Residence 1920  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Marital Status: Married; Relationship: Head 
      Residence 1930  Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Father 
      Buried Dec 1954  Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Died 24 Dec 1954  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I375826  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 13 Apr 2016 

      Father Frantisek "Frank" BLECHA,   b. 15 May 1811, Skorice 6, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1899, Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
      Relationship Natural 
      Mother Jozefa "Josephine" BILKOVA,   b. 10 Dec 1819, Skorice 10, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1890, Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
      Relationship Natural 
      Married 6 Jun 1837  Skorice, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
      Marriage of Frantisek Blecha and Josepha Bilkova in 1837
      Marriage of Frantisek Blecha and Josepha Bilkova in 1837
      Family ID F136294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Frances DOUBRAVA,   b. 06 May 1863, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
      Married 10 May 1887  Little Kohler, Sheboygan, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Children 
       1. Johanna Mary BLECHA,   b. 23 Apr 1888, Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1926, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  []
       2. Celestine J BLECHA,   b. 02 Dec 1892, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1988, Newport News, York, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  []
       3. Henry Richard BLECHA,   b. 21 Jul 1896, Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1977, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
      Last Modified 13 Apr 2016 
      Family ID F136309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1863 - Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 May 1863 - Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1880 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 May 1887 - Little Kohler, Sheboygan, WI Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 1900 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 01 Jun 1905 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head - 1910 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relationship: Head - 1920 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Father - 1930 - Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1954 - Newburg, Washington County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1954 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    • Notes 
      • !SOURCE: From obit of Jan [John] Blecha. In 1926 he lived in West Bend,WI and was married and had a daughter. July 1995, information on birth, death and marriage from Ruth Blecha, wife of Eugene Blecha, grandson of Joseph.

        !IMMIGRATION: Source was Czech Immigration Passenger Lists, author a Leo Baca, 1983, revised in 2000. Vol. 1, page 92 relates that between the years of 1848 to 1879 some 4,400 Czechs immigrated though the port of New Orleans and headed for Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Texas. Information in this book was found at the National Archives. Page 94 has the vessel Bessel arriving at the Port of New Orleans on 12 Jan 1858, with 12 Czech immigrants on board. Page 98 has the following listing. Blecha, Franz 46, Josepha 37, Johann 18, Franz 16, Maria 6, Josepha 10, Thomas 8, Anna 2, Skortiz; Bessel, 12 January 1858; St. Louis.

        !BAPTISM: From Ruth Blecha in a letter to Carmella Blecha July 1984, June 1996, Record of first communion from Holy Trinity Church in Newburg, recorded on Feb. 16, 1879. Baptised Dec. 23., witness Francisca Blecha, Josephina Schmidt [Schmitt], Maria Cehesack. Father Jos. Blicher.

        !MARRIED: Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Little Kohler, WI. This church was a mission church of St. Rose of Lima, Fredonia, WI. This is where the marriage records are at and has his name as Joseph Bleecka. Obit notice says they were married in Holy Trinity Church, Newburg. Parents listed as Franciscus Bleech and Josephina Biley.

        !LAND: Purchased on Dec 24, 1886, from father Frank Blecha and wife [Josepha] 47 acres for $1,500, V 50, D 223.

        !DIED: Medical Certificate of Death State File #90325, State of Illinois, Dist. No. 3104, 66-842. Died in Cook County, Chicago, at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, 6429 South California Avenue. Name on certificate is Joseph Blecha, date of death December 24, 1954, he was male, white, widowed and born Feberuary 23, 1863, age at time of death was 91 years. Occupation was listed as farmer, on a farm. Born In Wisconsin and was a citizen. Fathers name is Frank Blecha and mother listed as Josephine Bielek.

        !DIED FROM: Bronchial pneumonia and Arteriosclerosis of the Heart Diease. Seconday cause looks like Prostrate, retention of urine. It appears on the death certificate that he had a operation for this on 22 December 1954, just prior to his death.

        !OBIT: Joe Blecha, Newburg, Funeral services for Joe Blecha, 91, were held Monday, Dec. 27 from the Redlinger Funeral home, Newburg, to Holy Trinity church, Newburg. Burial was at Holy Trinity cemetery. The Rev. Edward Ziegler officated. Mr Blecha died Friday, Dec. 24 at the home of his daughter in Chicago where he had resided for the past three years. He had been ill about a week. A retired farmer, Mr. Blecha lived with his son near Newburg for many years. He was born Feb 23, 1863 at Trenton. On May 10, 1887 he married Frances Doubraba at Holy Trinity church, Newburg. His wife and one daughter, Hanna, preceded him in death. Surviviving are a son, Henry Blecha of Newburg; a daughter, Mrs Celesta Mastney of Chicago; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

        !BURIED: From a personal visit by Jerry and Rosemarie Konoske, June 1995. Buried in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery in Newburg, WI, by a church of the same name. Rose pink headstone reads"BLECHA", "Frances, 1863-1936", "Johanna Hoppe, 1888-1926", "Joseph, 1863-1954". Johanna Hoppe is their daughter buried under her married name.

        !CENSUS: 1880 census shows him living with parents, WM 17 yrs of age, Town of Trenton, WI.

    • Sources 
      1. [S3926] Researched by Gerry Konoske.

      2. [S3941] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1742; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0142; FHL microfilm: 1375755.

      3. [S3945] Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, Ancestry.com., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;).

      4. [S3942] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2021; Page: B; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 432.

      5. [S3939] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: 2618; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 405.0; FHL microfilm: 2342352.

      6. [S3935] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: 1821; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1241821.

      7. [S3931] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Trenton, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: 1450; Family History Film: 1255450; Page: 502A; Enumeration District: 250.

      8. [S1258] Old Czech Church Records online, Skorice 10, Page 3 of 64.
        Marriage record for Franisek Blecha and Rozalie in 1835
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30068291/skorice-10_0030-o?x=11&y=514&w=817&h=277


      9. [S1258] Old Czech Church Records online, Skorice 10, Page 6 of 64.
        Marriage of Frantisek Blecha and Josepha Bilek in 1837
        Actual image at: http://www.portafontium.eu/iipimage/30068291/skorice-10_0060-o?x=-44&y=535&w=812&h=275



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