Obit: Kolar, Josephine "Mary" / "Josie" F. Pleteka (Mar 1864 - 1938)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Kolar, Kollar, Pleteka, Pnasek, Prasek

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 May 1938

Kolar, Josephine "Mary" Pleteka (1858  - 24 May 1938)

The body of Mrs. Mary (Joseph) Kolar was brought here from Chicago this (Thursday) morning and will be laid to rest in the Neillsville Cemetery besides her husband. She was past 80 years of age. No further details have been received.

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----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 2 June 1938

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Kolar of Chicago was held here on Thursday, the body being brought here from Chicago by her sons, Joe, Tom and Frank, and was laid to rest beside her husband, who passed away in 1922. She leaves also two daughters, residing in the west and a number of other relatives.


Josephine Mary Pleteka married Joseph Kola in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois.  They and their family moved to Clark Co., Wisconsin in 1906.  They had five children: three sons, Joseph G. Kolar, Jr., how lived in Chicago and Thomas and Frank lived in Clark Co., Wis., two daughters, Anna, Mrs. Oscar Hockett and Agnes, Mrs. F. N. Hockett, who both lived  Dallas, Oregon.  Both Mary and Joseph Kolar are buried in the Neillsville, City Cemetery.

Kolar, Joseph (26 July 1867 - 10 Aug. 1922)

1900 Federal Census, ED 923 Precinct 34 Lake town Chicago city Ward 30, Cook, page: 13, sheet letter: A, family # 229

Josie Koller
father's birthplace: Bohemia
mother's birthplace: Bohemia
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Married
years married: 11
estimated marriage year: 1889
mother how many children: 5
number living children: 3
immigration year: 1889

Household Members
head Joseph Keller M 32 (1868 At Sea when his parents immigrated)
wife Josie Koller F 36 (Mar 1864 Bohemia)
son Joseph Koller M 8 (Feb 1892 Illinois)
daughter Annie Koller F 5 (Jan 1895 Illinois)
daughter Agnes Koller F 3 (Jan 1897 Illinois)

1910 Federal Census, Levis, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 63, page # 4

Joseph Kollar
father's birthplace: Austria
mother's birthplace: Austria

Household Members
Head: Joseph Kollar M 42y (1868 - Illinois)
Wife: Josephene Kollar F 42y (1868 Austria)
Son: Joseph Kollar M 18y (1892 Illinois)
Son: Frank Kollar M 9y (1901  Illinois)
Son: Thomas Kollar M 9y Illinois
Daughter: Anna Kollar F 15y Illinois
Daughter: Agnes Kollar F 13y Illinois

The family of Joseph Kolar lived in Section 27, Levis Twp., Clark County, Wisconsin as shown in the 1915 map above.

1930 Federal Census, Levis, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district # 0021, sheet number and letter: 1A, line # 4

Josephine Kolar, white, widowed, female
age: 73
birthplace: Czechoslovakia
estimated birth year: 1858
immigration year: 1889
relationship to head of household: Mother
father's birthplace: Czechoslovakia
mother's birthplace: Czechoslovakia

Illinois Marriage Records

groom: Josef Kolar
groom's age: 21
groom's estimated birth year: 1868
groom's birth date: 1868
bride: Josefa Praskova
bride's titles & original):
bride's race (original):
bride's race (standardized):
bride's age: 20
bride's estimated birth year: 1869
bride's birth date: 1869
marriage type: Marriage
marriage date: 06 Oct 1889
marriage place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

film number: 1030185
frame number:
digital film number: 4271109
image number: 225
reference number: 144238

Illinois Birth Records

Anna Kolar
birth date: 16 Jan 1895
birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
gender: Female
race (original): W
race (standardized): White
father's name: Josef Kolar
father's birthplace: Boh
father's age: 27
mother's name: Josie Pnasek
mother's birthplace: Boh
film number: 1287741
digital folder number: 4271379
image number: 300
reference number: 8586 - P172

Anezka Kolar
birth date: 21 Jan 1897
birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
gender: Female
race (standardized): White
father's name: Josef Kolar
father's birthplace:
father's age: 29
mother's name: Josefa Prasek
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
christening date:
christening place:
film number: 1287744
digital folder number: 4271453
image number: 210
reference number: v 35 p 171

Frank Kolar
birth date: 09 Dec 1901
birthplace: Chicago
gender: Male
race: White
father's name: Joseph Kolar
father's birthplace: Bohemia, Austria
father's age: 31
mother's name: Annie Kolar
mother's birthplace: Bohemia, Austria
mother's age: 30
film number: 1288207
digital folder number: 4298167
image number: 00252
reference number: 20690

Illinois Death Records

Josephine Kolar
death date: 24 May 1938
place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
gender: Female
age: 80
estimated birth year: 1858
occupation: Retired
residence: Chicago, Cook, Ill
burial date: 26 May 1938
burial place: Neillsville, Wisconsin
cemetery: Neillsville
digital folder # 4205892
image # 2319
film # 1953319
volume/page/certificate # rn 14519

Social Security Death Records

Joseph Kolar (son of Joseph and Mary)
birth date: 22 February 1892
social security number: 323-09-0229
place of issuance: Illinois
death date: December 1965
estimated age at death: 73



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