Obit: Blecha, Francis "Frank" Erasmi (1841 - 1892)

Surnames: Blecha, Hubing, Bilek

----Sources: Marshfield News (Marshfield, Wisconsin) Thursday 23 June 1892 P. 8 C. 2

Francis Erasmi Blecha (18 Sep 1841 - 19 Jun 1892)

Last Sunday morning about 7 o’clock Mr. F. E. Blecha quietly breathed his last at his home, the Athens House. Mr. Blecha was taken with the La Grippe some two years ago and never recovered from the effects of it. For the past four months he has been confined to the house and for nearly two months has been unable to leave his bed. The deceased was a native of Bohemia and came to this country in 1858. In 1864 he enlisted in the Union Army and served until the close of the war. Oct. 29, 1866 he was married to Miss Mary Hubbing of Belgium, Wis. Mr. Blecha held the position of Postmaster for 18 years at Fillmore in this state (Wisconsin). In 1890 he came to Athens and put up the Athens House which has been his home ever since. He leaves a wife, six sons and two daughters; also two sisters Mrs. Schmidt of Athens. Mrs. Schuman, of Newberry, and two brothers, Mr. John Blecha, of Greenwood, and Mr. Jos. Blecha of Newburg. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Catholic church. The deceased leaves a large circle of friends who knew him to be an enterprising citizen, an upright business man, a kind husband and father, and a man without an enemy.

----Sources: Marshfield News (Marshfield, Wisconsin) 1 July 1897 P. 4 C. 2

Wausau Record: *Frank Blecha, proprietor of the Blecha House at Athens, was married at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Milwaukee, Wednesday morning, to Miss Anna Fink. Mr. and Mrs. Blecha will be at home to their friends July 1st.

*Frank Nicalaus Blecha (15 Jan 1871 - 3 Sep 1942) was the youngest son of Francis & Mary (Hubbing) Blecha

Family Notes

*Francis "Frank" Erasmi Blecha was the son of Frantisek and Jozefa (Bilek) Blecha. His father, Frantisek was born 15 May 1811 in Skoritz, Bohemia, Czechoslavakia and died 20 Jul 1899 in Newburg, Washington, Wis. His mother, Jozefa Bilek was born 10 Dec 1819 in Skoritz, Bohemia, Czechoslavakia and passed away 1 Feb 1890 in Newburg, Washington, Wis.

Wisconsin Death Records

John Blecha
gender: Male
burial date: 19 Dec 1905
burial place: Athens, Wisconsin
death date: 16 Dec 1905
death place: Athens, Wisconsin
age: 38
birth date: 27 Aug 1867
birthplace: Wi
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 Hubing
mother's birthplace: Germany

Mrs. Mary Blecha
gender: Female
burial date: 07 Jun 1906
burial place: Village Athens, Wisconsin
death date: 05 Jun 1906
death place: Village Athens, Wisconsin
age: 60
birth date: 28 Oct 1845
birthplace: Germany
race: White
marital status: Widowed
spouse's name: Francis E. Blecha
father's name: Anton Hubing
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany





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