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Thomas Kotrba
Matej Bilek
Rosalie Kuthan
(Abt 1844-1895)
Ignatium/Ignac/Michael Kotrba
Anna Bilek
(Abt 1868-1939)
Frank John Kotrba


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Mary Stepan

Frank John Kotrba 793,912

  • Born: 23 Jul 1887, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 13,92,139
  • Marriage: Mary Stepan on 19 May 1908 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76,338
  • Died: 5 Mar 1949, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 61 451

bullet  General Notes:

Attending school at age 13 on the 1900 census.

Is it possible they had a daughter Margaret A.? If so, she graduated from Harrison Tech in summer, 1934.

His baptismal record shows that this Frank Kotrba is the second Frank Kotrba born to his parents -- probably the first one died in infancy. Off to the side of his record is "No. 2".


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Baptism, 30 Jul 1887. 872 Baptized Frantisek. Godparents were Matej and Rosalie Bilek.

Birth, 23 Jul 1887. 92 Attended at birth by Catharine Sebesta of 498 29th St.

Residence, 23 Jul 1887, 1504 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92

Residence, 23 Jul 1887, 1504 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92

Residence, 13 Jun 1900, 480 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 34 Living here were Michael (spelled Mekelus in, wife Anna, sons John and Frank, and daughters Anna, Mamie, and Josephine.

Residence, Aug 1908, 2909 Emerald, Chicago, Cook, IL. 817

Religion: Roman Catholic, 19 May 1908. 913 Was a member of St. John Nepomucene church on the south side of Chicago. Was married there. His wife was from St. Joseph's (Polish), Chicago.

Residence, 18 Apr 1910 thru 1913, 2930 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13,92 Lived in the same house as Ignac/Michael Kotrba. So he was living, married, with his wife and child, in his parents' house.
There were 20 people living at this residence.
Living here are Michael, wife Anna, daughters Annie, Josephine, and Mary, and Frank Kotrba and his wife Mary, and son Frank. The other people in the house don't seem to be any relation.

Occupation: soapman at a factory, 18 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 13

Occupation: Laborer, 17 Jun 1913. 92

Residence, 12 Jun 1915, 3141 Normal, Chicago, Cook, IL. 914

Residence, 5 Jun 1917, 2818 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 150

Occupation: Laborer, N.K. Fairbank, 5 Jun 1917. 150 Business located at 18th & Wentworth Ave.

Residence, Sep 1918, 2938 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 915

Residence, Jun 1920, 2948 Union, Chicago, Cook, IL. 916

Residence, Apr 1922, 2930 S. Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 917

Residence, 15 Apr 1930, 2854 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here are Frank as head, wife Mary, and children Frank, Jr., John, James, Mary, Ann, Elinor, Edward, Thomas, Agnes, and Julia.

Residence, 11 Apr 1940, 2719 S. Emerald Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 6 Living here are Frank "Kotarba" as head, wife Mary, and children Anna, Elinore, Thomas, Edward, Agnes, Julia, Charles, Jerome, and Catherine. Also living at this address are Mathew Martin as head, his wife, and their daughter.

Occupation: Freight Elevator Operator at a mail order house, 11 Apr 1940. 6 He earned $1,350 in the last year, worked 52 weeks.

Physical Description, 27 Apr 1942. 139 Height 5'5", 165 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion

Residence, 27 Apr 1942, 2851 S. Emerald, Chicago, Cook, IL. 139 They had no telephone.

Occupation: Worked for Spiegel, Inc., 1016 W. 35th , Chicago, 27 Apr 1944. 139


Frank married Mary Stepan, daughter of John Stepan and Katerinea Venecek, on 19 May 1908 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 76.,338 (Mary Stepan was born on 16 May 1891 in Illinois,34 died on 3 Aug 1965 in Cook County, IL 40,451 and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 19 May 1908. 104 St. John Nepomucene church. Image available through family search.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married at St. John Nepomucene on Lowe Ave. in Chicago.

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