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  • Alois BLECHA

    Alois BLECHA

    Male 1892 - 1936  (43 years)

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    • Name Alois BLECHA  [1
      Born 31 Dec 1892  Drahobudice 74, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Alois Blecha Birth in 1892
      Alois Blecha Birth in 1892
      From Drahobudice, Page 112 of 483.
      https://ebadatelna.soapraha.cz/d/5278/112#

      ebadatelna.sopraha.cz
      Gender Male 
      Immigration 7 Aug 1909  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      Arrival into the U.S. 
      • Ship manifest states that this Alois BLECHA was 16 years at his arrival. It lists his father, Alois BLECHA, as the location in Drahobudice from where he came.

        Also, traveling with Alois was Anna Fofanka, and lists her father, Frantisek Kaspar, as the person she was living with prior to coming to the U.S. That is the grandfather to Alois BLECHA (his mother's father).

        Manifest also states both of them were from Drahobudice.

        The name of the ship on which he came was the SS Friedrich Der Grosse



        [2]
      Alois Blecha & Anna Fofanka Ship Manifest in 1909.
      Alois Blecha & Anna Fofanka Ship Manifest in 1909.
      Friedrich Der Grosse1
      Friedrich Der Grosse1
      The ship upon which Alois BLECHA arrived into the U.S. in 1909
      Census 1910  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Residence for 1910 Census 
      • In this 1910 Census, Louis is living with his aunt, Anna Kaspar Fofanka.

        Their address is 2635 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illiniois

        [3]
      Naturalization 17 Aug 1915  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      Petitioned for citizenship 
      • Address for potion of citizenship was 2517 Sawyer Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

        [4]
      Louis Blecha Naturalization Record in 1915
      Louis Blecha Naturalization Record in 1915
      Military 5 Jun 1917  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      World War I Draft Registration 
      • Actual address on registration was 3018 S. Turner Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


        [5]
      Alouis Blecha WWI Draft Registration
      Alouis Blecha WWI Draft Registration
      Census 1920  3038 26th St. Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Residence for 1920 Census 
      1920 Census Alois Blecha Family in Chicago
      1920 Census Alois Blecha Family in Chicago
      Census 1930  2837 W. 21st Street, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
      Residence for 1930 Census 
      1930 Census Alois Blecha Family in Chicago.
      1930 Census Alois Blecha Family in Chicago.
      Died 20 Aug 1936  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Buried 24 Aug 1936  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Alois and Marie Blecha Memorial at BNC
      Alois and Marie Blecha Memorial at BNC
      Both Alois and Marie were cremated.

      Person ID I11838  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

      Father Alois BLECHA,   b. 2 Mar 1868, Drahobudice 59, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Mother Barbara KASPAROVA,   b. 28 Jan 1867, Vavrinec, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Married 16 Feb 1892  Drahobudice 59, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
      Marriage Record for Alois Blecha & Barbora Kaspar in 1892
      Marriage Record for Alois Blecha & Barbora Kaspar in 1892
      Drahobudice 13, Page 139 of 171
      Family ID F4132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Marie PLISKOVA,   b. 1890, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1965, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
      Married 7 Sep 1911  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Children 
      +1. Louis George BLECHA,   b. 6 Sep 1911, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1967, Cicero, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
       2. Mary BLECHA,   b. 15 Dec 1912, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1923, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
      +3. Joseph Louis BLECHA,   b. 2 Apr 1914, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1966, 2402 S. Highland, Cicero, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
      +4. Ann Mary BLECHA,   b. 19 Feb 1916, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 2001, Cicero, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
      Last Modified 23 Feb 2020 
      Family ID F4126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Dec 1892 - Drahobudice 74, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrival into the U.S. - 7 Aug 1909 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1910 Census - 1910 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1911 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Petitioned for citizenship - 17 Aug 1915 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsMilitary - World War I Draft Registration - 5 Jun 1917 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Aug 1936 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Aug 1936 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    • Sources 
      1. [S1744] Various records researched on Ancestry.com.

      2. [S2285] Ship Manifest for Alois BLECHA in 1909.

      3. [S2287] 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_254; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0623; FHL microfilm: 1374267.

      4. [S2286] Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991 for Louis Blecha.

      5. [S2284] Registration State: Illinois; Registration County: Cook; Roll: 1493542; Draft Board: 27.

      6. [S2282] 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 12, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_321; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 708.

      7. [S2283] 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0786; FHL microfilm: 2340185.

      8. [S1792] Czech Church Records for Marriage, Deaths, Births, Drahobudice 13, Page 139 of 171.
        Marriage Record for Alois BLECHA and Barbora Kaspar in 1892. Actual image at: https://ebadatelna.soapraha.cz/d/5279/139