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


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Rose/Rosam Schafrath

Jan Vojtech Bilek 606

  • Born: 10 Apr 1881, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 14,56,606
  • Marriage: Rose/Rosam Schafrath on 11 Jun 1908 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76,606
  • Died: 3 Apr 1938, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 56 54,801
  • Buried: 6 Apr 1938, St. Adalbert's, Niles, , IL 63

bullet  General Notes:

The web site has John's last name spelled Belek, born 4-10-1881, son of Josef Belek and Rosa Kuthan.

I didn't find them in the 1910 census living in Chicago.

There must have been three John Bileks -- one was born May 1, 1880 and then baptized at St. John Nepomucene on May 6, 1880. There's a note off to the side of the baptismal record, an unusual note, and it seems to me to say "Dead = --- d(can't read) John year later." Image 20 of their baptisms 1875-1925 for John #2, image 22 for this John. Next to the John who was born in 1881 (this particular John), is written the words "No. 3," which I take to mean there's another John out there, born before 1880 who didn't survive and who maybe didn't live long enough to be baptized.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 15 Apr 1880. 150

Baptism, 3 Apr 1881. 104 Baptized at St. John Nepomucene Parish, Chicago.

Alt. Birth, Apr 1882. 34

Residence, 1896, 126 Liberty, Chicago, Cook, IL. 85 The John Bilek at the 171 Forquer address was born in Bohemia, had lived Cook County for six years as of 1890, in the county 18, and in the state 18 as of 1890. He was naturalized in 1877 at the county court. He died on 2-11-1905 at the age of 49, which would make his birth year 1856. (Source for death info, Chicago Tribune 2-14-1905 official death record list) Based on this, our relative would be the one living on Liberty because our John Bilek was born in Chicago.

Occupation: either a BROKER or a horseshoer, 1896, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 85 He would have been a broker if we are to understand he lived at 126 Liberty. (See event listed as Residence, 1896)

If there's been a mistake, he may be the horseshoer living on Forquer Street.

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

Employment: day laborer, 13 Jun 1900, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 34 He hadn't been steadily employed for 12 months, according to the 1900 census.

Residence, 15 Apr 1910, 633 Liberty St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13

Military Service: WWI Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 150

Physical Description, 12 Sep 1918, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 150 Medium height, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes.

Residence, 12 Sep 1918, 3145 Parnell Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 150

Employment: worked for the sanitary district, 12 Sep 1918, 31st & Western Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 150

Residence, 5 Jan 1920, 3145 S. Parnell Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Living here is John, wife Rose, daughters Rosalie and Marie, and his sister Kate. Also living here is William Schaffrath (who I believe is his wife's brother), his wife Laura, and daughters Emeline and Helen, and sons Henry, Willard, and Mathew. John and Rose owned the house free and clear.

Occupation: Electrician for the Sanitary District, 5 Jan 1920, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 14

Residence, 16 Apr 1930, 3145 Parnell, Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here with his wife, his two daughters, and Kate Bilek, his sister. They own this home.

Occupation: Laborer for the city of Chicago, 16 Apr 1930, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 3

Cemetery: St. Adalbert's, Niles, , IL. 63 Lot 18, Block C, St. Procopius section. Buried w/ Matej Bilek, Rose Bilek, Kate Bilek, C. Kostecka, Michael Bilek.


Jan married Rose/Rosam Schafrath, daughter of Christofe Schafrath and Wilhemina Schafrath, on 11 Jun 1908 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76.,606 (Rose/Rosam Schafrath was born in 1881 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA,3 died on 9 Dec 1952 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 31 and was buried on 12 Dec 1952 in Worth, Cook, IL 44.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by A.J. Novacek, Catholic priest.

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