Obit: Blecha, John (1839 - 1926)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 11/18/1926

Blecha, John (4 JUL 1839 - 2 NOV 1926)

John Blecha, age 87 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank White at Chattaroy, Wash., Tuesday Nov. 2, 1926, after two months of intense suffering.

Mr. Blecha was born in Bohemia, July 4, 1839. He came to this country at the age of 17 years with his parents, three sisters and three brothers and located in Washington Co., Wis.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having served Co. 1, 24th regiment of infantry as corporal. He was married Nov. 10, 1875 to Anna Klinka of West Bend, Wis., whose death occurred 26 years ago. Four children were born to this union, James of Beloit, Wis., Frank, who passed away several years ago, Mrs. W. H. Kubat of Granton, Wis., and Mrs. F. C. White of Chattaroy, Wash.

Mr. Blecha, while quite decrepit with the infirmities of old age during the past several years, was of a cheerful disposition, and a wonderful father, uncomplainingly accepted his lot in life and was an inspiration to those who knew him.

The deceased was a resident of Clark County, Wis. over 40 years, living on a farm on the 26 road. Since leaving his home he has spent some time with his daughter at Granton and also at Chattaroy, Wash., at which place he died.

The body of the deceased was shipped from Chattaroy, Wash., to Loyal.

Funeral services were held at St. Balthasar's Church, Rev. Joseph Stenz officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.

The following relatives attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. James Blecha of Beloit; his brother, Mr. Joseph Blecha and wife of West Bend, Wis.; his sister, Mrs. Peter Schmitt and daughter of St. Paul; Mrs. Mary Klinka and son of West Bend, Wis.; Mrs. George Hubing of Athens, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blecha of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Blecha of Athens and Miss Anna Schuman of Milwaukee.

The Tribune, together with the many friends of the bereaved extend their heartfelt sympathy.

1920 Federal Census, Clark, Wisconsin

John Blecha, white widowed male
father's birthplace: Bohemia
mother's birthplace: Bohemia

Household Members
self Bertha Blecha F 37y Wisconsin
daughter Elmira E Blecha F 6y Wisconsin
son Lee W Blecha M 4y8m Wisconsin
son Lynn J Blecha M 4y8m Wisconsin
John Blecha M 80y (1840) Bohemia
brother Bernard Vollrath M 17y Wisconsin



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