Saturday, February 23, 2013

Family History Writing Challenge Day 23 - Bohemia


Jan Krbec , born Drazic #27, district Tyn nad Vitavou Bohemia, and his wife Marie Honsa, born Radetice #51, district Milevsko, Bohemia, had a son Jan who was born 27 April 1853 in Radetice #51, district Milevsko, Bohemia.  In 1877, Jan married Barbora Sunka, born Mar 1853, of the same village.
In 1887, Jan and Barbora Krbec left their home in Drazicich, Tabor, Bohemia and traveled to Bremen, Germany with their son Frank, age five. and ten month old daughter Rose.  In Bremen, they boarded the ship Elbe and arrived in New York on 24 May 1887.  According to the ship manifest, their destination was Chicago, Illinois.

They did in fact go to Chicago where according the voter registration rolls Jan Krbec had become a naturalized citizen and voted in 1892.  Daughter Marie died on 2 April 1891 at five years of age. 

In the 1900 Federal Census, Jan was a day laborer and son Frank was a machinest.  Further information from the census reveals that Barbora has had four children only one of which was currently living.  Further research will be done to locate those children in the Catholic Church records for St Procopius Church where they were members.  They were renting a home at 270 Allport.

In the 1920 census a widowed Barbora is living in the home of her son Frank and his wife Rose.
There is much more research to be done on this line.  The name Krbec is the last name of the adoptive father of my son-in-law.  I will be revisiting this family in the next several days.

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