Bio: Blecha, Josephine "Josie" (Chesak)





Surnames: Blecha, Zigmund, Chesak, Hubing


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Blecha, Josephine "Josie" (Chesak)


MRS. JOSIE BLECHA, who is the widow of John Blecha, is a daughter of Martin and Mary (Zigmund) Chesak, and is well known in and near Athens, Wis. The late John Blecha was born in Washington County, Wis., August 27, 1867, a son of Frank and Mary (Hubing) Blecha. Frank Blecha and wife were natives of Germany and both are now deceased. For some years he was proprietor of a hotel at Athens, Wis. His children were as follows: John, George, Frank, Edward, Charles, Arthur, Anna and Cecelia. John Blecha obtained his education in the public schools and then learned the butcher's trade, which he followed for some time but later engaged in farming and died on his farm December 19, 1905, at the age of 38 years. He was married to Miss Josephine Mary Chesak on September 12, 1893. He was a Republican in politics and was a member of the Catholic Church.  


1900 Federal Census, Halsey township, Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: John Blecha
Birth Date: Aug 1868
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Self
Spouse Name: Josephine Blecha
Spouse Birth Place: Wisconsin
Father Birthplace: Germany
Mother Birthplace: Germany
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name:
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 7
Estimated Marriage Year: 1893
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0080
Household Members
John Blecha M
Spouse Josephine Blecha, b. Jul 1869, Wis., married 7 yrs., 0 children


Wisconsin Death Records


Name: John Blecha
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 19 Dec 1905
Burial Place: Athens, Wis
Death Date: 16 Dec 1905
Death Place: Athens, Wisconsin
Age: 38
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1867
Birthplace: Wis
Occupation: Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Josie Chesck
Father's Name: Frank Blecha
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Mary Hobing
Mother's Birthplace: Germany



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