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


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Albert Kocka I

Anna Kotrba 793

  • Born: 9 Jul 1889, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 34,919
  • Marriage: Albert Kocka I on 24 Jan 1912 in St. John Nepomucene Church, Chicago, Cook, IL 918
  • Died: 13 Aug 1972, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 83 31,93,451
  • Buried: 16 Aug 1972, St. Mary's Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL 31

bullet  General Notes:

Attending school 9 months of the year in 1900, age 10. An Anna Kotrba graduated from Mark Sheridan in 1929, but that isn't she... maybe a daughter?


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth, 20 Jul 1890, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 92

Alt. Birth, 1894. 14

Baptism: St. John Nepomucene Church, Chicago, Cook, IL. 920

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, 18 Apr 1910, 2930 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13 This house had a total of 20 people living in it at the time of the census. This is the address, 2 years earlier, where the Mennonite Missionary Church workers lived, according to the book, After Ten Years.
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: seamstress for a tailor, 18 Apr 1910, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 13

Residence, 31 Jul 1912, 2938 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92

Residence, Oct 1916, 2930 S. Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 425

Residence, 11 Apr 1918, 2930 S. Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92

Residence, 13 Jan 1920, 1429 S. Kedvale Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Frank Zdenek owns this house free and clear and lives here with with his children as a widow. Children are Celia, John, and George. Also living here are Albert J. Kocka, Anna Kocka, and Mildred Kocka and a family of renters by the name of Hrdlicka. (Kockas are listed as Koca in the 1920 census.)

Residence, Jun 1921, 726 26th St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 921

Residence: 480 29th St., Chicago, Cook, IL.

Education: Graduated from Harrison Tech. H.S, 1924. 8 Took a two-year course of study in stenography.

Residence, 11 Apr 1930, 474 W. 28th Pl., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here were Albert, Anna, Marie, Frank, James, Anna, and George Kocka. They were renting.

Obituary, 15 Aug 1972, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 81 Chicago Tribune (IL) - August 15, 1972
Deceased Name: Anna Kocka, nee Kotrba
Anna Kocka, nee Kotrba, beloved wife of the late Albert Kocka; loving mother of Marie [George] Durkop, Frank [Lucille], James [Marcella], George [Shirley] Kocka and the late Anna Trayne; fond grandmother of ten; great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Mary Boucek. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 712 W. 31st St., to St. Anthony Church. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. 735-4242.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: August 15, 1972
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19720815dn061
Copyright 1972, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.


Anna married Albert Kocka I, son of John Kocka and Maria Vavra, on 24 Jan 1912 in St. John Nepomucene Church, Chicago, Cook, IL.918 (Albert Kocka I was born on 4 Aug 1885 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 918.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Frank Broucek and Martin Ring. source: (LDS film #1711276, item 4, page 88)

Their marriage license is listed on FamilySearch's site as "Anna Kotoba" and "Albert Kocka."

Married by a Catholic priest, A.J. Novacek.

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