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Marie Cade
Matej Bilek
Rosalie Kuthan
(Abt 1844-1895)
Carolum/Karel/Charley Kostecka Sr.
Rosalia Bilek
Charles Kostecka Jr.


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Mary Benchik

Charles Kostecka Jr. 34

  • Born: 17 Mar 1897, Illinois 34,56,150
  • Marriage: Mary Benchik on 25 May 1918 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76
  • Died: Sep 1963, Illinois at age 66 56,81

bullet  General Notes:

Listed under Kosteck in 1910 census. Listed as Charles, born in 1895 (off by 2 years).
Owned a radio in 1930.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Baptism, 25 Mar 1897. 387 Sponsor was Matej Bilek. By that time, Matej's wife was passed on.

Alt. Birth, 1895. 13

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.

Occupation: Office boy at a soap factory, 20 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 13 The soap factory could very well have been the Gold Dust soap factory where he was working in 1918 when he registered for the draft.

Residence: 1518 Laflin St., Chicago, Cook, IL, 5 Jun 1918. 150

Physical Description: Tall, Medium build, brown eyes, dark brown hair, 5 Jun 1918. 150

Employment: N.K. Fairbank Co, 1918, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 150 Located at 18th St. & Wentworth Ave., Chicago. Manufacturers of Gold Dust soap with the trademark pictures of the two black boys, Goldie and Dustie, as the "Gold Dust Twins" on the label. Mr. Nathaniel K.Fairbank also owned a gold & silver mine in Arizona, and was a director for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co., President of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Residence, Apr 1919, 2610 Lowe Ave. 874

Residence, 6 Jan 1920, 2612 Lowe Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Living here were Charles, wife Mary, daughter Margaret, and son Edward. Also living here were the last names of Clipper and Beshik.

Occupation: laborer in a factory, 6 Jan 1920, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 14

Occupation: Laborer for a public utility, 23 Apr 1930, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 3

Residence, 23 Apr 1930, 2953 E. 99th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here as renters were Charles, Mary his wife; Margaret, Eleanore, and Shirley Ann, his daughters; and Edward, his son. Also living here is Helen Mayers, his sister-in-law, and the Gasparich family.

Residence, 7 Sep 1939, 9626 Commercial Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 875

Residence, Abt 1963, 8525 Dorchester, Chicago, Cook, IL. 31

Obituary: Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep 1963, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 31 Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 15, 1963
Deceased Name: Charles Kostecka
Charles Kostecka, late of 8525 Dorchester avenue, beloved husband of Mary; dear father of Margaret Tuek, Edward, Eleanor Martincich and Shirley Miscovich; grandfather of 18; great-grandfather of one; brother of Joe and John. Funeral Monday, 9:30 a.m., from Ryan Funeral Home, 1420 E. 87th street, at Dante avenue, to St. Felicitas church. Mass 10 a.m. ES 5-2400.


Charles married Mary Benchik on 25 May 1918 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA.76 (Mary Benchik was born on 20 Jun 1900 in Hungary 3,14,76,93 and died on 15 Sep 1984 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 93,451.)

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