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Frantizek (Frank) ROZHON
 1881 - 1948

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  • Birth  11 Dec 1881  Radawa, Tabor, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    IMMI  4 May 1902  New York, , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  9 Apr 1948  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I736  Rozhon's from Chicago and Elsewhere
    Last Modified  07 Jul 2007 08:43:26 
    Father  ROZHON 
    Family ID  F198  Group Sheet
    Family  Antoinette KUCHAR, Bohdalobsky, b. 13 May 1881, Bohemia  
    Married  8 Nov 1903  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    >1. Frank W. ROZHON, b. 21 Aug 1904, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
    >2. Charles Jude ROZHON, b. 28 Oct 1906, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
     3. Marie (Mae) ROZHON
     4. Lillian ROZHON, b. 1913, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
     5. George ROZHON, b. 20 Oct 1917, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
    Family ID  F246  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • First found this individual on a ship manifest for the Rotterdam out of Rotterdam, Holland. Arrived May 04, 1902 at NYC age 18 yrs. Last residence Radowa, Bohemia (RADAVA Czech Republic 4932 1410 lat=49.5333 lng=14.1667 40.3 miles SSW of Prague). This is the vicinity of old Vystrkov along the Vlatava River and suggests that this family is related to our Rozhon line. However, due to the large span of years between Ignac and Frantizek, it's possible that Frantizek is really brother to some other Ignac, but the fact that the Ignac I have him linked to lived on Burlington seems to suggest that he is the right one. Curiously, Emil Rozhon (found in OURS.PAF and may be in our direct line) is listed as being from RADOV. Are these perhaps one in the same locations? Ignac and Frantizek would then be "Brother 2 and Brother 3" from Emil's lineage that were known to have come to America.

      Destination: His brother, I. Rozhon of 35 Burlington, Chicago, Illinois.

      I've connected this Frank with Ignac since it seems too coincidental that a Frank of the appropriate age would be living on Burlington in 1910 (the same street Ignac lived on) that he wouldn't be related.
      [Note 23 Mar 2004 - Frantizek's obituary mentions his brother, Ignatz, thus establishing that my guess was accurate.]

      1910 - 1719 Burlington Ave. (per 1910 Census)
      1920 - 1519 So. Komensky Ave. (per 1920 census)
      1930 - 1521 So. Komenski Ave., Chicago, Illinois (per 1930 census)
      1948 - 1521 So. Komenski Ave., Chicago, Illinois (per Frank's obituary)

      IMMIGRATION: Arrived 1901 per 1920 census, 1903 per 1930 census.

      NOTE: In 1920, Frank had a nephew and niece living with him named Charles and Helen Kuchar. Both were married, so it's possible that Helen's married name is Kuchar and her maiden name is Rozhon. That would make her the daughter of Frank's sister or brother, of which we know nothing. She was born in Indiana, so we need to look for a Helen Rozhon born about 1899 in the 1900 or 1910 census for Indiana. So far, I've found nothing. The other possibility is that Helen is the sister of Frank's wife.

      1910 - 1719 Burlington Ave, Chicago, Illinois (ED514, Sheet 30A, Lines 40-43, Ward 9)
      Roshon, Frank HMW 29y M1, married 6y, born Bohemia, arrived 1901, tinner tinsmith
      , Antonia WFW 29y M1, married 6y, 2-2, born Bohemia, arrived 1900
      , Frank SMW 6y S, born Illinois
      , Charles SMW 3y S, born Illinois
      1920 - 1519 S. Komenski Ave, Chicago, Illinois (ED 2164, Sheet 6A, Lines 48-54, Ward 34)
      Rozhon, Frank HMW 38y, M, arrv'd 1901 (PA), born Bohemia, machinist in furniture factory
      , Antoinette WFW 38y, M, arrv'd 1898, born Bohemia
      , Frank Jr SMW 15y, S, born Illinois, machinist in oil cup mfg.
      , Charles SMW 13y, S, born Illinois
      , Marie DFW 9y, S, born Illinois
      , Lillian DFW 6y, S, born Illinois
      , George SMW 2y, born Illinois
      Kuchar, Charles Nephew MW, 25y, M, arrv'd 1903, born Bohemia, laborer in lumberyard
      " , Helen, Niece FW, 21y, M, born Indiana

      OCCUPATION: Worked at Reliable Furniture
  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Ship Manifest - New York (Ellis Island), 04 May 1902, SS Rotterdam sailing from Rotterdam, List M, Line 21.
      Frantisek Rozhon, 18, M, Single, laborer, read-yes write-yes, Austria, Radowa Bohemia, Bohemia, to Chicago Illinois, brother I. Rozhon at 35 Burlington St.

    2. [S39] OBIT - Denni Hlasatel, Page 5, Columns 4-5, 11 Apr 1948.
      Oznameni umrti (Death Notice)
      FRANK ROZHON (hacek over N)
      obydli 1521 So. Komensky Ave. (home at 1521 So. Komenski Avenue)
      zemrel v patek, 9 dubna 1948, v 1:25 hod. odpol., u veku 66 roku
      (died on Friday, 9 April 1948, at 1:25 pm at the age of 66 years).
      Narozen byl v Radove, kraj Tabor v Cechach a v teto zemi zil 46 roku.
      (Born in Radove, county of Tabor in Czechoslovakia and was here for 46 years)
      Pohreb draheho zesnuleho konati se bude v pondeli, dne 12. dubna v 8:30 hodin rano,
      (Funeral services on Monday, 12th of April at 8:30 a.m.)
      z kaple pohrebniho ustavu Jos. Nosek a Synove, 1511 So. Pulaski Rd. (funeral director's name & address)
      do chramu Pane Panny Marie Lurdske a odtud na mistni hrbitov.
      (Church of ........................... and then the local cemetery.)
      Za tichou soustrast prosi:
      Zntonie, truchlici manzelka (mourning wife); Frank, Charles (a zesnuly George, Pvt. US.A.) [the deceased George], synove (sons); Marie Klimczak (a zesnula Lillian Tlusty) [the deceased Lillian], dcery (daughters);
      Marie a Mildred, snachy (daughters-in-law); Alex Klimczak, zet (son-in-law); 14 vnoucat (grandchildren), Ignatz Rozhon, bratr (brother); Anna, svakrova (sister-in-law); synovci (nephews?) a ostatni pratele (and other family members).

      Dalsi informace sdeli pohrebni ustavy Jos. Nosek a Synove, tel. Lawndale 1150, Gunderson 144.
      (For more information call Joseph Nosek & Son.........)

    3. [S42] FamilySearch North American Genealogical Index.
      The IGI lists Frank and Antonia Kirchar married in Chicago on 08 NOV 1903.


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