Joamis Kuthan
Marie Roubik
Matej Bilek
Rosalie Kuthan
(Abt 1844-1895)
Rosalia Bilek


Family Links

1. Carolum/Karel/Charley Kostecka Sr.

2. Stanley Ressnac

Rosalia Bilek 606

  • Born: Sep 1863, Brana, Bohemia 13,34,93,427,780,790
  • Marriage (1): Carolum/Karel/Charley Kostecka Sr. on 22 Jul 1883 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 34,606,789
  • Marriage (2): Stanley Ressnac

bullet  General Notes:

Birth Date: 24 Apr 1909 Death Date: Sep 1982 Social Security Number: 339-05-9236 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Illinois Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 60616 Localities: Chicago, Cook, Illinois Twenty Second Street, Cook, Illinois

The above info was taken from I don't know if this is the same person, but the address is in the correct neighborhood. I don't think this is she.

The 1900 census has her listed as being born 9-1863 in Bohemia/Austria, living at 478 29th St., Chicago. Quite a difference!


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Immigration, 19 Apr 1873, Castle Garden, NY, NY. 608 Coming over were parents Rosalia and Matej (listed as Mathias), Maria, Joseph, Rosalie, Franz, Anna, and Elizabeth. Came steerage on the ship, Smidt, departing from Bremen, Germany, place of origin listed as Germany.
From rootsweb:
Further to Harry's post, the details of the SMIDT may be of interest. She
was the first ocean going steamer built on the River Weser, or probably in
Germany as a whole.Owned by Capt. H. Raschen and partners, she sailed from
Geestemunde (between Bremen and Bremerhaven) on 4th Apr.1868 with cargo and
766 passengers. She experienced strong westerly gales during the entire
passage and did not reach New York until 3rd May. Altogether she landed
3,032 passengers at NY in 1868 during the course of 4 voyages, the last
three starting at Bremerhaven. The SMIDT's first voyage in 1869 nearly ended
in disaster. She left Bremerhaven on 11th Jan., called at London and didn't
reach New York until 5th March after experiencing a severe hurricane. She
shipped a huge sea which washed the bridge overboard and filled the second
cabin and engine room half full of water, lost deck stores and everything
moveable on deck. The passengers suffered greatly. She made a further 7
round voyages in 1869-70 and then trace was lost for nearly two years,
partly on account of the Franco-Prussian War. It appears that she changed
ownership as she is recorded as being owned by Bremer Dampschiffahrt Ges. in
1872. She made 9 New York voyages in 1872-73 and in 1874 was sold to
Siedenburg & Wendt, Bremen who removed her engines and ran her for more than
20 years as a 3-masted barque.

1,672 gross tons, length 210ft x beam 39.5ft, one funnel, two masts, iron
hull, single screw, speed 9 knots. Built by Johan Lange, Bremen, she was
launched for H. Raschen on 16th Dec.1867. Her maiden voyage started 4th
Apr.1868 when she left Geestemunde for London and New York and her second
voyage from Bremen - New York commenced 26th Jun.1868. On 9th Oct.1873 she
started her 20th and last New York sailing and in 1874 was sold, engines
removed and converted to three masted barque. In Oct.-Nov. 1896 she was
abandoned at sea, towed to Fayal, Azores and later to Hamburg where she was
condemned. 1897 scrapped South Wales. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.2, p.720
by N. R. P. Bonsor]

Alt. Name: Rose White. 74 On her marriage license with the state, she has Bilek translated to White.
Listed as Rose in 1910 census.

Alt. Birth, 28 Oct 1890, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 93

Residence, 17 Jun 1880, 506 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 25 Living here are Michael, Rosa, Francis, Kate, Elizabeth, Rosa, Annie, & Frank. Also 8 others. Listed under "Belleck".

Employment: Cigar maker, 16 Jun 1880, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 25 Had not attended school in the census year.

Residence, 1 Oct 1888, 504 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 791

Residence, 13 Jun 1900, 478 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 34 Living here are Charley Kostecka as head, Rosa, his wife; daughters Mary and Lizzie; and sons James, Joseph, Charley Jr., and John. Also living here are Michael Bilek, Michael's daughter Kathy, and son John Also living here are a family of five, the John Heirer family. The home was owned by Michael Bilek. (This is listed under Charley Kosteekio aka Charley Kostecki in District #1, Enumeration District 126, Sheet #18, Ward 5

Residence, 20 Apr 1910, 2610 Lowe Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13 Listed as Kosteck. Living at this address are Charles, Rose, James, Joseph, Charles Jr., and John. Also living there are widowed daughter Elizabeth Breen, and grandson William. Also living there are 64 year old widow Elizabeth McMahon as head, and daughter Elizabeth. This home has what looks to be 2 levels where 2 different families might live separately.
Not a citizen. Kosteckas owned the house.

Residence, 6 Jan 1920, 2621 Sawyer Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 In the 12th ward, enumeration district 718, sheet 6A.
Living here were Stanley, wife Rosie, Stanley's daughter by a previous marriage Annie, aged 19; and Rosie's son John Kostecka. John's spelling in Ancestry is Kastecka for 1920.

Alt. Death, Aug 1983, Harvey, Cook, IL. 27,93


Rosalia married Carolum/Karel/Charley Kostecka Sr., son of Living and Marie Cade, on 22 Jul 1883 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 34,606.,789 (Carolum/Karel/Charley Kostecka Sr. was born in 1860 in Bohemia/Austria,13,56 died on 30 Mar 1918 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 31,792 and was buried on 3 Apr 1918 in St. Adalbert's, Niles, , IL 774,792.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage. 780 Image 52/382 at FamilySearch's website, St. John Nepomucene Church
Witnesses were Joann(el?) Brudin (??) and Joanne Kuthan, Francis Bobel, Rector.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

In the sight, they have this marriage listed as Karel Kostecka and Rose White (Bilek translated!).
In the Boucek Family book, she has their marriage listed as 7-22-1882 instead of 1883.


Rosalia next married Stanley Ressnac. (Stanley Ressnac was born in 1862 in Bohemia 14.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

This marriage happened sometime between Charley Kostecka's death in 1918 & the time of the 1920 census when Stanley is listed under the name Rennar in

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