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American Immigrants to Wisconsin (Appleton)

Descendants of Jacob Blahnik & Annie Kacerovsky
Kdyne, Loucim, Domazlice, area of Bohemia
Possible relation to the Algoma Blahniks (Starec) or Smrzovice Blahniks
DNA and web author work with Archives, records of Ladislav Blahnik and contributions from Gary Tremble, John Kaser (Kascerovsky)
and a few Blahniks from the Appleton descendents

 
 

This branch of the Blahnik family belongs to the Libkov Blahnik family and split from the main 1400's tree about the time the Canada Blahniks split from it.   

This family lived for many generations at Blahnik Mill 89/87

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ONDRA (I) Blanik Blahnik  b: Abt. 1455 in Libkov, Bohemia (birth yr is estimate only)     d: Aft. 1482
......  2  MARTIN (II) Blahnik    b: Abt. 1480 in Libkov, Bohemia (estimated birth year only)  d: in bought farm in 1505 -free men, farmer in Snopkov      
..........   +Lidmilla Unknown                
...............3  N. (III) Blahnik   b: Abt. 1500 in Libkov, Bohemia (birth yr is estimate only)     d: Abt. 1571       
........................4  HRON (IV) Blahnik       b: Abt. 1525 in Libkov, Bohemia (birth yr is estimate only)     d: Aft. 1610 in owned farm Snopkovy - free man  
.................................5  N. (V) (Natej?) BLAHNIK       b: Abt. 1555 in Pod Lhotou (Chodsko Lhota), Bohemia (birth year is estimate only)   d: Aft. 1599
..........................................       6  MATEJ (VI1) (Blanieckh) Blahnik    b: est 1580 in Pod Lhotou (Chodska Lhota)   d: Aft. 1654 in Pod Lhotou (Chodska Lhota), Bohemia     
From Ladislav Blahnik . . .The Blahnik's Mill, owned originally by (VI1) Matej Blahnik (est 1580 birth), was inherited by his son, (VII) Martin, (est birth 1600) who was recorded on the tax roll of 1652 as "Blanieckh." The mill was described as having 1 water wheel. Besides the mill, he owned 60 acres of field, out of which 24 acres were seeded for winter and 8 acres were seeded in the Spring. He had 9 teams of horses, 5 cows, 9 young cows, 16 sheep, and 20 pigs.
..................................................7  MARTIN (VII) (Blanieckh) Blahnik b: est 1600 in Chodsko Lhota Mill: Aft. 1652 in Mill under Chodsko Lhota Bohemia 
...........................................................8  JIRI Petrák (VIII1 a+c) BLAHNIK       b: est 1625 in Bohemia (mill) purchased dwelling Sandovskou: Bef. 1704 
...............................................................+Anna Jakouboke        b: November 07, 1638    d: January 06, 1721/22   m: in Klatovy
....................................................................9  Jakob (IX2c) Petrák BLAHNIK b: est. 1660  Blahnik Mill d: March 1736/37 in Chodska Lhota, Bohemia (Miller)     
........................................................................+Marketa d: Bef. 1703
....................................................................*2nd Wife of Jakob (IX2c) (Jan Jakob) Petrák BLAHNIK:                      
........................................................................+Vorsila Foltýnová b: c 1670 from Loucim      d: May 14, 1745 in Blahnik Mill m: Nov 06, 1701 in Loucim
 

Branch to Appleton from the above couple Jakob (IX2c) and 1st wife Marketa:     

1      Jakob (X1cA) Blahnik      b: Abt. 1680 in Bohemia        d: in Loucim Bohemia
..     +Anna Marie Unknown  c 1704-1764               
......        2  Jan (XI1cA) Blahnik     b: Abt. 1730        d: April 14, 1799 in Blahnik Mill 87     
..........   +Katharine Unknown     b: Abt. 1732        d: September 27, 1806 in Blahnik Mill 87       
...............3  Vaclav Blahnik   b: July 15, 1763 in Blahnik Mill, Chodska Lhota, Bohemia d: February 18, 1773 in #87 Blahnik Mill 
...............3  Catharina Blahnik     b: March 29, 1766 in Blahnik Mill 87         
...............3  Christian Blahnik      b: January 22, 1768         
...............3  Dorothea Blahnik     b: December 08, 1771 in Blahnik Mill 87         
...............3  Josef (XII1cA) Blahnik    b: January 03, 1775 in Blahnik Mill 87               
...................+Maria Fou. S.  b: Abt. 1784 in Of Smrovice  d: in of Blahnik Mill 87 1804-1809       m: February 21, 1803 in Blahnik Mill 89
........................4  Thomas Blahnik    b: April 01, 1804 in Blahnik Mill 87       
...........................   +Maria Marek c 1807 of Pocinovice 124     
.................................5 Katharina b. May 05, 1828 Poc #124
.................................5 Mathias/Martin Blahnik b. February 18, 1830 d. March 19, 1830 Poc #124
.................................5 Maria b. February 13, 1832 Poc #124
.................................5 Margaretha Blahnik April 11, 1833 Poc #124
.................................5 Anna Blanik b. October 09, 1835 died young Poc #124
.................................5 Dorota b. August 25, 1837 Poc #124 d. 1917
.................................5 Josef b. June 23, 1840 Poc #124
.................................5 Anna b. September 29, 1845 Poc #124 d. 1852
.................................5 Barbora b. December 02, 1847 Poc #124
.................................5 Francisea b. April 12, 1850 Poc #124
........................4  Dorota Blahnik      b: September 20, 1805 in Lhota 81 (87?)        
........................4  Josef Blahnik b: June 25, 1807 in Blahnik Mill 87             
........................4  Jakob Blahnik        b: December 06, 1809 in Blahnik Mill 87         
........................4  Jan Blahnik     b: August 29, 1811 in Blahnik Mill 87        
........................4  Vaclav (XIII1cA) Blahnik    b: July 01, 1813 in Blahnik Mill 87               
............................   +Eleanora Marek     b: Abt. 1808        d: November 09, 1862   
.................................5  Josef Blahnik     b: March 16, 1835 in Blahnik Mill 87         
.................................5  Anton Blahnik   b: June 13, 1837 in Blahnik Mill 87             
.................................5  Jakob (XIVcA Appleton) Blahnik       b: June 26, 1839 in Blahnik Mill 87      d: in of Loucim 36, of Beharov 4, Bohemia      
.....................................+Anna Kacerovsky b: in of Branisov 4, Kdyne, Bohemia     (Child of Jiri and Monika [Fabian] Kacerovsky) d. bef 1882
Jakob appears to have left Blahnik Mill 87 and moved to his wife's town of Branisov for a while.  It is interesting to learn that Jakob's sister Anna married Anna Kacerovsky's brother Frantisek.  While 3 of Jakob and Anna's children came to Appleton, WI, Frantisek and Anna Kacerovsky's son Frank 5/22/1867 came to IL, USA.  The Blahniks, Vaclav, Frankisek and Louis were closer than 1st cousins with Frank Kacerovsky who immigrated to IL.  (See family line further down).

.......................................... 6  Joseph Blahnik      b: in Stayed in the old country           
.......................................... 6  Vaclav (XV1ca) Blahnik b: Sep 21, 1865 in Brnirov 36, lived Branisov, 17- Smrzo 18, Bohemia  d: Nov 11, 1949 in Appleton, WI
..............................................+Mary Blazek       b: May 16, 1864 in Bohemia d: February 08, 1928 in Appleton, WI       m: Abt. 1896 in Bohemia
................................................   7 Filomena Blahnik b Mar 1894 Smrzovice 18
................................................   7 Jakob (Jack) Wenzel Blahnik b. Bet. Aug 15, 1896 - Aug 13, 1897 d. Dec 14, 1959 Brown Co, WI
......................................................+ Lottie Boudnik b Nov 9, 1896 WI d. May 30, 1997 Kewaunee Co, WI
.........................................*2nd Wife of Vaclav (XV1ca) Blahnik:
..............................................+Ida (McNerny) Panglock       b: Abt. 1867 in WI            
.......................................... 6  Frantisek (XV2ca Frank J.) Blahnik        b: Feb14, 1874 in Havlovice, Bohemia    d: May 20, 1942 in Appleton, WI   
..............................................+Marie Kusbach  b: March 22, 1873 in Taus, (Domazlice), Austria   d: July 15, 1938 in Appleton, WI 
................................................   7 Anna (Antoinette) Blahnik c1900 Bohemia
................................................   7 Franz (Frank) J. Blahnik, Jr.b. July 3, 1903 Bohemia d. Feb 5, 1971 Brown Co, WI
................................................   7 John Albert Blahnik b. Jan 11, 1906 Havlovice, Bohemia d. Mar 26, 1983 Milwaukee, WI
......................................................+ Mildred Gertrude Eiting b Nov 13, 1909 Hollandtown, Brown Co, WI d. Dec 2, 1989 Appleton, WI
................................................   7 Florence Blahnik b. abt 1911
................................................   7 Katherine M. Blahnik Nov 10/1912 Appleton, WI d. Aug 1, 2003 Neenah, WI
......................................................+ Joseph J. Vanden Boogart Nov 2, 1911 Little Chute, WI  d. Apr 23, 2006 Neenah, WI
................................................   7 Barbara Blahnik b. abt 1916
..........................................  6  Louis (XV3ca Ludwig) Blahnik  b: Dec 29, 1876 in Smrz 9  (Loucim in 1898) Bohemia    d: March 28, 1939 in Appleton,  WI      
..............................................+Antonia Barnesh b: May 20, 1877 in (resided Dobrikov, Domazlice) CZ d: Nov 28, 1952 in Appleton, WI m: Oct 30, 1899 in Smrzovice 9
................................................   7  Florence (Filomena) E. Blahnik b. Oct 01, 1898 Smrzovice 29, Bohemia d. Mar 17, 1970 Appleton, WI
.....................................................+ Julius G. Balza b, June 1, 1897 Door Co, WI  d. Oct 13, 1980 Appleton, WI
................................................   7  Jacob Frank Blahnik b. Dec16, 1899 Smrzovice 9 d. Aug 31, 1959 Clark Mills, Manitowoc, WI
.....................................................+ Viola Lo Peters June 17, 1905 WI d. Feb 4, 1993 AZ
................................................   7  Charles (Karel) Blahnik  b. Sept 1, 1901 Smrovice 9  d. Mar 9, 1985 Milwaukee, WI
................................................   7  Antoinette (Tona) Blahnik b. Aug 22, 1903 Smrzovice 9 Bohemia.  d. Sept 1, 1998 Kaukauna, WI
.....................................................+ Raymond Emil Kessler b Sept 25, 1899 WI  d. May 31, 1985 Kaukauna, WI
................................................   7  Louis (Ludwig) Blahnik  b. Mar 9, 1906 Outagamie Co, WI.  died before 1910 census
................................................   7  John Sterling Blahnik b Jan 11/1907 WI  d. Nov 16, 1965 LaCrosse WI
................................................   7  Louis James Blahnik, Sr.  b. Sept 29, 1911 d. June 13, 1977 Appleton, WI
.....................................................+ Maxine Iva Welsch  b. July 30, 1915 Tigerton, WI  d. Feb 28, 2006 Appleton, WI
.....................................+2nd wife o Jakob (XIVcA) Anna Cinterhof b. abt 1854 Poc 42 married 11/7/1882 Brancov 14
.................................5  Vaclav Blahnik   b: March 29, 1842            
.................................5  Maria Blahnik    b: February 17, 1847 in Blahnik Mill 87     d: in Died young      
.................................5  Anna Blahnik     b: Abt. 1844 in Blahnik Mill 87             
.....................................+Frantisek Kacerovsky b: Abt. 1843 in Branisov 5         m: Feb 03, 1864 in Branisov 5   (Child of Jiri and Monika [Fabian] Kacerovsky)
.......................................... 6  Frantisek Kacerovsky b: May 22, 1867 in Brancov (Branišov), Cz      d: Aft. 1930 America, Illinois  
..............................................+Anna Hronek     b: 1877 in Pisek, Bohemia     d: March 27, 1924 in IL   
........................4  Barbora Blahnik    b: February 13, 1815 in Blahnik Mill 87            
........................4  Anton Blahnik       b: March 18, 1817 in Blahnik Mill 87  d: March 29, 1817 in Blahnik Mill 87 
........................4  Maria Anna Blahnik     b: October 01, 1818 in Blahnik Mill 87              
........................4  Jiri Blahnik       b: May 15, 1821 in Blahnik Mill 87      d: August 09, 1822 in Blahnik Mill 87
...............3  Jiri Blahnik   b: October 24, 1780 in Blahnik Mill 87       d: in Loucim, Bohemia   
........................4  Josef Blahnik b: 1831 in Loucim, Bohemia d: November 07, 1905 in Loucim, Bohemia  
.................................5  Karel Blahnik      b: July 30, 1887  d: in 1934 Lived in Klatvoy, 4/II Stolinskeho Street    
..........................................6  Karel Blahnik  b: 1905 
       



An interesting not is that Jakob born June 26, 1839 had a sister named Anna.  Jakob and Anna married siblings from the Jiri and Monika (Fabian) Kacerovsky family of Branisov 5.
Jakob married Anna Kacerovsky while his sister Anna Blahnik married Frantisek Kacerovsky on Feb 3, 1864. Their children were double 1st cousins.


The first Immigrant to America from this particular branch (Appleton) was Wenzel (Vencil or Wenzel) Blahnik on June 23, 1898 from Bremen Germany to Ellis Island, NY. 
He listed on his ship documents the he was coming to Green Bay, Wisconsin and had a brother in Kewaunee that he would join.  It is possible he could have been talking about his double first cousin, Frantisek Kacerovsky.  The 1920 IL census says Frank immigrated as soon as 1896. Descendent John Kaser said that Frantisek (Frank) immigrated as early as 1872 and had worked in the lumber camps of Wisconsin and Michigan.  He was said to have come to Chicago in the 1890's and married  Anna Hronek (Hronkova).  So it is not clear that Wenzel/Vencil was referring to Frank Kacerovsky.


Vaclav's brothers Frank and Louis arrived in America after him. It is open to speculation and research at this time.
He is listed as a farmer from Kdyne Bohemia and that was the parish the Algoma branch came from.   This area is also very close to Smrzovice.  Per Gary Tremble, Louis' daughter, Florence Blahnik, was born in Loucim, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Francis Blahnik from the Algoma family wrote,

"In the 1900 census of Kewaunee County Town of Casco.  Mathew Blahnik, Jr.  , son of Matthew listed as boarders Wencle Blahnik, born 1868 immigrated in 1897 from Bohemia, Mary born 1863 in Bohemia and Jacob, born 1897 in Wisconsin.  They may have known Matt's family and stayed with them until they could find a  place of their own."
 


Family Diagram

Generation No. 1

 

1. JACOB1 BLAHNIK born June 26, 1839 at Blahnik Mill 87. He married ANNIE KACEROVSKY of Branisov 4. Bohemia (Czech Republic)

Children of JACOB BLAHNIK and ANNIE KACEROVSKY are:

 

 

2. i. FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2 BLAHNIK, b. February 14, 1874, Havlovice, Austria-Bohemia; d. May 20, 1942, Appleton, WI.

3. ii. LOUIS (LUDWIG) BLAHNIK, b. December 29, 1876 , Smrzovice 9, Austria-Bohemia -last residence Smrzovice (Loucim); d. March 28, 1939 Appleton, WI

4. iii. WENZEL (VENCIL) BLAHNIK, b. Sept 21, 1865 Branisov 36, 17 , lived at Smrzovice 18; d. November 11, 1949, Appleton, WI.

 

Generation No. 2

2. FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2 BLAHNIK (JACOB1) was born February 14, 1874 in Taus, Austria1 lived in  Havlovice and died May 20, 1942 in Appleton, WI1. He married MARIE KUSBACH, daughter of MARTIN KUSBACH.
She was born March 22, 1873 in Taus, Austria2, and died July 15, 1938 in Appleton, WI2.

Frankisek Blahnik age 32 (born 1874) arrived on the Ship Kroprinz Wilhelm from Bremen, Germany in Ellis Island on June 27, 1906. Listed as married, traveling alone to see his brother (Ludsv?) Blahnik at 648 State
Road, Appleton, WI. Listed as occupation Coachman and able to both read and write. Last residence was Havlovice, Bohemia.  Line 13 below. Apparently his family came the following year. Marie Blahnik born 1873
wife of Fr. Blahnik arrived at Ellis Island July 3, 1907 with her three children Anna (age 7), Franz (age 4) and Johann (age 11). Ship was the Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen Germany. Final destination is Appleton,
Wisconsin (765 Street is unclear. Story??)- (line 23-26 from # 1, 7, 15 and 17 from the list below) From Kavlovice, Bohemia. A check of Outagamie Registrar of Deeds of deeds shows that Frank J. Blahnik was born
2/14/1874 and died 5/20/1942 in Appleton. Lived at 2000 E. John St. Parents were listed as Jacob and Annie Blahnik and he was from Taus, Austria per deaths vol 38, pg 218. He was widowed and retired from the
paper mill. 1910 Appleton City Directory shows he worked at Geo. Walter Brewing C0 and lived at 379 State Street, Appleton. Brother appears to be Ludwig Blahnik who lived with his wife Antonia at 1220 1-2 Elsie,
Appleton, WI in 1910. Ludwig worked for Interlake Pulp and paper.

Notes: in 1919 he lived at 327 Outagamie St. in Appleton, WI and worked as a Collr at the 1st National Bank (1919 Appleton City Directory).
                             

Frankisek's Immigration Record from Ellis Island Ship Kroprinz Wilhelm from Bremen, Germany 1903

 

Frank's Naturalization 1914

 

 Frankisek's WWI Draft Registration Card 1918

 

Children of FRANKISEK BLAHNIK and MARIE KUSBACH are:

 

 

5. i. JOHANN ALBERT3 BLAHNIK, b. Bet. 1896 - January 11 1906, Bohemia.  July 03, 1907 Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen Germany to Ellis Island to Appleton

ii. ANNA (ANTOINETTE) BLAHNIK3, b. 1900, Bohemia.  Arrived in Ellis Island from Bremen Germany July 3, 1907.

iii. FRANZ (FRANK) BLAHNIK3, b. 1903, Bohemia3. Arrived in Ellis Island from Bremen Germany July 3, 1907.  In 1919 he lived at 327 Outagamie St. in Appleton, WI and worked as a Collr at the 1st National Bank (1919 Appleton City Directory).  At age 16 he was a lodger living away from parents per 1920 Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI Census.

iv. CHARLES R. BLAHNIK.  In 1913 he lived at 1203 Franklin Street (1029 W. Franklin in 2010) and worked as a waiter.  In 1921 he lived at the same place but was employed as a cook. (Appleton City Directory)

6. v. KATHERINE M. BLAHNIK, b. November 10, 1912, Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI; d. Aug01, 2003, Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

 

 
 

3. LOUIS (LUDWIG)2 BLAHNIK (JAKE (WENZEL?)1) was born Dec 29, 1876 in Taus, Austria  -last residence Smrzovice  9, 29 (Loucim)4,5,6, and died March 28, 1939 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI. USA, buried St. Joseph Chapel Cemetery, Appleton, WI.
 He married ANTONIA (ANTOINETTE BARNES) BARNESH. She was born May 20, 1877 in Austria7, (Resided in Dobrikov, Bohemia),and died November 28, 1952 in Appleton, WI7.

Immigration Records




Immigration documents for Louis June 1903  Ship Name: Neckar Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany to Baltimore.  Later his family, May 10, 1904 to NY on the Kaiser Wilhelm II to join husband in Appleton.

Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948
Name: Ludvik Blatnik
Arrival Date: Jun 1903
Age: 27 Years 0 Months Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Gender: Male
Race: Bohemian
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Neckar
Port of Arrival: Baltimore, Maryland
Friend's Name: V Blahnik
Last Residence: Smrzovice
Microfilm Roll Number: 37  Page: 15
Occupation, weaver age 27, married
Brother paid his passage, never in US before says he is joining relative lists
627 Story Street Appleton, WI V. Blahnik [His brother Vaclav/Wenzel]

1920 Census in Appleton, WI on Franklin Street

1925 listing in the Wright's Appleton City Directory

Obituary from the Appleton Post Crescent, Appleton, WI  March 30, 1939 page 12:
BLAHNNIK FUNERAL
The funeral of Louis Blahnik 1029 W. Franklin Street former switchboard operator for the Kimberly Clark corporation Vulcan power house, was held at 8:30 this morning at Schommer Funeral home with services in charge of the Rev. Father Alfred at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph church. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery chapel with the Rev. Father Paul in charge.
Bearers were Henry Busse, Frank Kneice, Antone Dassort, James Spacek, Andrew Forster and Alex Mignon, Sr.

Children of LOUIS BLAHNIK and ANTONIA BARNESH are:

 

 

7. i. FLORENCE (FILOMENA) E.3 BLAHNIK, b. October 01, 1898, Loucim, Bohemia, Czech Republic; d. March 17, 1970, Appleton, WI.

8. ii. JACOB FRANK BLAHNIK, b. December 16, 1899, Prague, Bohemia; d. August 31, 1959, Clarks Mills, Manitowoc County, WI.  Served in WWI Navy.  The Appleton City Directory lists him as living at 1213 Franklin, Appleton 1919-1921. He worked as a paper maker in 1921 and moved to Manitowoc by 1922.

iii. CHARLES (KARL) BLAHNIK, b. 1902, Bohemia8.  Listed in the Appleton census in 1920 but according to his brother's (Jacob) obituary in Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 1, 1959 P. 9, Charles was living in Los Angeles, CA

iv. ANTOINETTE BLAHNIK, b. 1904, Bohemia9; m. RAYMOND KESSLER10.

v. LOUIS (LUDWIG) BLAHNIK, b. March 09, 1906, Outagamie County, WI11,12.
Notes for LOUIS (LUDWIG) BLAHNIK:
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=2404548&record_type=b
Birth Record Details
Last Name: Blahnik
First Name: Ludwig
Day: 09  Month: March Year: 1906
County: Outagamie
Reel: 231
Record: 994

vi. JOHN W. BLAHNIK, b. January 11, 1906, WI13; d. March 1983, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, WI14.
Notes for JOHN W. BLAHNIK:
John BLAHNIK
Birth Date: 11 Jan 1906
Death Date: Mar 1983
Social Security Number: 389-05-8568
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Wisconsin
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 54130
Localities: Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin

8a. vi. LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, SR. B. September 29, 1911 (WI) d. June 13, 1977 Appleton, WI.

 

4. Vaclav WENZEL (VENCIL)2 BLAHNIK (JACOB1) was born Sept 21, 1865 Brnirov, Branisov 17 and lived Smrzovice 18 in Kdyne, Bohemia15,16, and died November 11, 1949 in Appleton, WI17. He married (1) MARY BLAZEK, daughter of JOHN BLAZEK and MARY NOVOTNY. She was born May 16, 1864 in Bohemia18, and died February 08, 1928 in Appleton, WI. He married (2) IDA (MCNERNY) PANGLOCK, daughter of JOSEPH PANGLOCK and BARBARA UNKNOWN.

Notes for WENZEL (VENCIL) BLAHNIK:
According to Ellis Island records there is a Vaclav (translates Wenzel) Blahnik with his wife Marie (age 34) and son Jacob who arrived June 23, 1898 from Bremen, Germany. He is listed as 33 years old (born about 1865) with the destination of Green Bay, WI to join a BROTHER and 3 sisters in Kewaunee. He was never in the US before, was in good health and in possession of $20. He is listed as a farmer from Village Kdyne Bohemia. The ship they traveled was the Barbarossa.  He was the first of the 3 brothers listed on this page, to come to America.
 

In 1900 census Mathew Blahnik, Jr.  Casco, Kewaunee Co, WI
wife Cathrenna Blahnik
Children Frank, Anna, Rosa, Mathew (1/1872 WI)
Bottom of the page and onto the next page:


The top of the second page shows the family of
(Appleton) Wenzel
Blahnik with his wife and son Jacob
living as boarders.  Wenzel's immigration said he was coming to
be with family but said a brother.  Matt Jr. is not a brother (?)

 

1920 Owns his own home, 54 years old, immigrated 1897, naturalized 1904, from Bohemia, Machine tender at Knitting Mill, Outagamie Co, Appleton, WI house 1105 Packard Place?


1925 listing in the Wright's Appleton City Directory

Child of WENZEL BLAHNIK and MARY BLAZEK is:

 

 

9. i. JACOB (JACK) W.3 BLAHNIK, b. August 15, 1896, Domaslice, Bohemia, Austria Hungary; d. December 14, 1959, Brown County, WI.  Jack was a Railway Freight Agent in 1920

 

Generation No. 3

5. JOHANN ALBERT3 BLAHNIK (FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1)19 was born Bet. 1896 - January 11 1906 in Bohemia. He married MILDRED EITING July 03, 1937 in Holland, Brown County, WI20, daughter of THEODORE EITING and CHRISTINE HUSS from Wisconsin. She was born November 13, 1909 in Holland town, Brown Co, Wisconsin, and died December 02, 198921.

Johann arrived in Ellis Island from Bremen Germany July 3, 1907.  Worked as a clerk in Appleton, WI in 1925 and lived at 1203 Franklin Street (1029 W. Franklin in 2010), Finisher in 1937.

Children of JOHANN BLAHNIK and MILDRED EITING are:

 

 

10. i. MARY BETH4 BLAHNIK, b. April 25, 1939, West Allis, Milwaukee County, WI; d. September 29, 2003.

11. ii. ANGELA ROSE BLAHNIK.

12. iii. ELLEN MARY BLAHNIK,  Outagamie County, WI.

13. iv. CHARLES BLAHNIK.

14. v. THEODORE BLAHNIK.

vi. JOAN ANN BLAHNIK22, m. JAMES O'MALLEY.

15. vii. JEAN MARIE BLAHNIK.

 

6. KATHERINE M.3 BLAHNIK (FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) was born November 10, 1912 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin23, and died August 01, 2003 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin23. She married JOSEPH VANDENBOOGART September 03, 1935 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Wisconsin, son of FRANK VANDENBOOGART and MINNIE VANHANDEL.  

Katherine worked as a Domestic in 1919 living at 1203 Franklin Street, Appleton, WI (1029 W. Franklin in 2010) from 1919 Appleton City Directory.

Notes for KATHERINE M. BLAHNIK:
http://www.apl.org/history/obit/record.asp?id=9971
Katherine M. VanDen Boogart
Maiden Name: Blahnik
Spouse: Joseph Van Den Boogart Request a Photocopy
Born: November 10, 1912
Died: August 1, 2003
Place of Birth: Appleton, WI

Obituary  Newspaper: Post-Crescent
Notice Date: August 4, 2003
Section: C
Page: 4
Type: OB
Cemetery  Name: St. John's  Location: Little Chute, WI

Children of KATHERINE BLAHNIK and JOSEPH VANDEN BOOGART are:

 

 

16. i. DOROTHY4 VANDEN BOOGART.

ii. LINDA VANDEN BOOGART, m. DAVID DILTS.

iii. JAMES VANDEN BOOGART.

iv. RAYMOND VANDEN BOOGART.

17. v. THOMAS VANDEN BOOGART.

 

7. FLORENCE (FILOMENA) E.3 BLAHNIK (LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1)24 was born October 01, 1898 in Loucim, Bohemia, Czech Republic25, and died March 17, 1970 in Appleton, WI26. She married JULIUS G. BALZA June 27, 1923 in Outagamie County, Wisconsin27, son of DERIRE BALZA and LEONA TREMBLE. He was born June 01, 1897 in Door County, WI, and died October 13, 1980 in Appleton, WI.

Descendants of Florence Blahnik

1 Florence Blahnik b: October 01, 1898 in Loucim, Bohemia, Czech Republic d: March 17, 1970 in Appleton, Outagamie Co. WI
.. +Julius G. Balza b: June 01, 1897 in Rosiere, Door Co. WI m: June 27, 1923 in Appleton, Outagamie Co. WI d: Oct 13, 1980 in Appleton, Outagamie Co. WI

from Appleton Post-Crescent | Appleton, Wisconsin | Wednesday, June 27, 1923 | Page 5

Children of FLORENCE BLAHNIK and JULIUS BALZA are:

 

 

i. MARY4 BALZA, m. RONALD LEFEVRE.

ii. LOIS BALZA, m. LAWRENCE BURCH.

iii. JOAN BALZA, m. THOMAS SCHMITT.

iv. HELEN BALZA, m. CHRISTOPHER SCHAEFER.

v. ROBERT J. BALZA.

vi. WILLIAM C. BALZA.

vii. THOMAS J. BALZA.

18. viii. EDITH BALZA, d. September 1969.

 

8. JACOB FRANK3 BLAHNIK (LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1)28 was born December 16, 1899 in Prague, Bohemia29,30, and died August 31, 1959 in Clarks Mills, Manitowoc County, WI31,32. He married VIOLA PETERS September 07, 1920 in Stambaugh, MI33.

Notes for JACOB FRANK BLAHNIK:

http://www.apl.org/history/obit/record.asp?id=50237
Jacob Blahnik Request a Photocopy
Born: December 16, 1899
Died: August 31, 1959
Place of Birth: Prague, Czechoslovakia,

Obituary: Newspaper: Post-Crescent
Notice Date: September 2, 1959
Section: A
Page: 14
Type: OB
Cemetery  Name: Grace Lutheran  Location: Valders, WI

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http://www.2manitowoc.com/3obit.html 
JACOB F. BLAHNIK
Jacob F. Blahnik, 59, of Clarks Mills, died Monday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church, Valders, with the Rev. Paul Hensel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Mr. Blahnik was born Dec. 16, 1899, at Prague, Czechoslovakia son of the late Louis and Antoniette Barnesh Blahnik. He moved to the United States as a younster with his family and settled at Appleton until 1920 when he came to Manitowoc County. He was a Navy veteran of World War I. He married the former Viola Peters Sept. 7, 1920, at Stambaugh, Mich. For the past 11 years he was employed at Lakeside Machine Shop and was a member of Machinists Local 516 of Manitowoc. He also served as president of Grace Lutheran Church for five years.
Survivors include his wife, three daughters, three brothers, Charles of Los Angeles, John of LaCrosse and Lewis of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Julis Balza of Appleton and Mrs. Raymond Kessler of Kaukauna; five grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. (Survivors edited for privacy)

Friends may call at Berge Funeral Home, Valders, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday when the body will be moved to the church to lie in state until the hour of service.  Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 1, 1959 P. 9

Child of JACOB BLAHNIK and VIOLA PETERS is:

 

 

i. ELAINE ANTOINETTE4 BLAHNIK, b. Private, Manitowoc County, WI34.

 


8a. LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, SR.
(LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1) was born September 29, 1911 probably in Wisconsin and died June 13, 1977 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, WI (soc security record).  He married MAXINE IVA WELSCH (daughter of Henry and Ida [Bohm] Welsch) on July 17, 1936. (per obituary of Maxine)

Notes for LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, SR.
Social Security number 391-07-2533
1920 Census for Outagamie Co, WI

Notes for MAXINE IVA WELSCH

Obituary
Blahnik, Maxine Iva (Welsch)

Maxine Iva Blahnik, age 90, of Appleton, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Franciscan Care Center. Maxine was born July 30, 1915, in Tigerton, WI, the daughter of the late Henry and Ida (Bohm) Welsch. She was united in marriage to Louis Blahnik Sr. on July 17, 1936, sharing 40 years together before his death on June 13, 1977.
Maxine was a Charter member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies of St. Bernard, and the St. Bernard Prayer Group. Maxine will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed doing crafts and was especially fond of making wonderful Christmas ornaments.
Survivors include her children: David (Jo) Blahnik of Manistique, MI; Peter (Judy) Blahnik, Louise Burke, Janice (Marvin ) Hollfelder, and Susan Heigl, all of Appleton; sisters: Joan (Vernon) Krueger of Florida, and Lois (Eugene) Mattern of Appleton; brothers: Herbert (Arlene) Welsch and Jimmy Welsch, all of Appleton; two sisters-in-law: Helen Welsch of Appleton and Lucille Welsch of Crown Point, ID; seven grandchildren and two step grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; also dear friend, Sister Jane Mary Lorbieski.
In addition to her parents and husband, Maxine was preceded in death by a son Louis Jr. in 1978, a sister Gladys Opplet, two brothers Henry and Milton Welsch, a son-in-law Ed Burke, and a grandson-in-law Timothy Van Toll.
The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 2 p.m. Friday, March 3rd at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St., with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call directly at the church from 1 p.m. Friday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for St. Bernard Church has been established.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. John Barkmeier and to the nurses and staff of Franciscan Care Center for the kind and compassionate care given our mother.
Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer
606 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 920-733-7383
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http://www.apl.org/history/obit/record.asp?id=37777
Maxine Iva Blahnik
Maiden Name: Welsch
Spouse: Louis Blahnik Request a Photocopy
Born: July 30, 1915
Died: February 28, 2006
Place of Birth: Tigerton, WI
Obituary
Newspaper: Post-Crescent
Notice Date: March 2, 2006
Section: C
Page: 3
Type: OB

Cemetery
Name: Highland Memorial Park
Location: Appleton, WI

Children of LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, SR and MAXINE IVA WELSCH

 

18a. i. PETER JOHN BLAHNIK  m. JUDY ANN MARY SCHMEIDING

ii. DAVID CHARLES BLAHNIK m. Betty J. Unknown  m. Jean Rae Fauk

iii. LOUISE BLAHNIK m. Unknown BURKE

iv. JANICE BLAHNIK m. MARVING HOLLFELDER

v. SUSAN BLAHNIK  m.  Unknown HEIGL

18b. vi. LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, JR. m. MARLENE M. WEYENBERG

 

9. JACOB (JACK) W.3 BLAHNIK (WENZEL (VENCIL)2, JACOB1) was born August 15, 1896 in Domaslice, Bohemia, Austria Hungary35,36, and died December 14, 1959 in Brown County, WI37,38. He married LOTTIE BOUDNIK June 23, 1920 in Kewaunee County, WI39. She was born November 09, 189640, and died May 30, 1997 in Kewaunee County, WI40.

WWI Draft Registration Card - born Domzalice, Bohemia

 

Notes for JACOB (JACK) W. BLAHNIK:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wi/kewaunee/newspapers/7323marr.txt
Marriage Index, 1873-1923 by Bride - Algoma Record Herald newspaper.
Boudnik Lottie; Pierce; license
Blahnik Jacob; Appleton; 6/18/1920

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wi/kewaunee/newspapers/grom1920.txt
1920 Marriage index by groom, Kewaunee Enterprise newspaperA copy of the newspaper record can be purchased from the Kewaunee Library
for $1.00 and a SASE, sent to: Kewaunee Public Library, 822 Juneau St Kewaunee, WI 54216
Blahnik Jacob | Boudnik Lottie | 6/25/1920 | Kewaunee

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikewaun/newcembe-bo.htm
35 BLAHNIK Jacob Wenzel 15 Aug 1896 14 Dec 1959 WWI nxt/Lottie/Wis. Pvt Ordinance Dept/WWI
35- WEISNER FREE THINKER CEMETERY-PIERCE TOWNSHIP
Located SW 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 8
On corner of Hwy D & 8th road  Maintained in fair condition by local people.

Notes for LOTTIE BOUDNIK:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikewaun/newcembe-bo.htm
BLAHNIK Lottie 09 Nov 1896 30 May 1997 nxt/Jacob Wenzel/OBIT_ Kew Ent.

Child of JACOB BLAHNIK and LOTTIE BOUDNIK is:

 

 

i. JUNE MARION4 BLAHNIK, b. private  Kewaunee County, WI41.

 

Generation No. 4

10. MARY BETH4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) was born April 25, 1939 in West Allis, Milwaukee County, WI, and died September 29, 2003. She married JOHN JOSEPH VERVOORT in Outagamie County, Wisconsin42, son of JOHN VERVOORT and NELLIE DEREKS.

Children of MARY BLAHNIK and JOHN VERVOORT are:

 

 

19. i. JOHN5 VERVOORT.

20. ii. JEAN VERVOORT.

21. iii. CRAIG VERVOORT.

 

11. ANGELA ROSE4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) She married ROBERT WILLIAM DUDA  in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Wisconsin43, son of DUDA CARL and STELLA KOZLOWSKI. He was born (private) in Wisconsin, USA.

Children of ANGELA BLAHNIK and ROBERT DUDA are:

 

 

i. BRAD5 DUDA.

ii. JILL DUDA.

iii. SHANE DUDA.

 

12. ELLEN M.4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) was born (Private) Outagamie County, WI. She married ROBERT L. PROPSON (Private) in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, Wisconsin44, son of ALOYSIUS PROPSON and HELEN GOESER.

Children of ELLEN BLAHNIK and ROBERT PROPSON are:

 

 

i. ANITA5 PROPSON, m. MICHAEL LOOSE.

ii. ROBERT PROPSON.

iii. DANIEL PROPSON, m. JAYNE UNKNOWN.

iv. KAREN PROPSON.

v. JENNIFER PROPSON.

vi. JONATHAN PROPSON.

 

13. CHARLES4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1)45. He married CARMEN UNKNOWN.

Children of CHARLES BLAHNIK and CARMEN UNKNOWN are:

 

 

i. MELANIE5 BLAHNIK.

ii. BARBARA BLAHNIK.

iii. JOHN BLAHNIK.

iv. COLETTE BLAHNIK.

v. BERNARD JOHN BLAHNIK.

 

14. THEODORE4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1)46. He married KATHY UNKNOWN.

Children of THEODORE BLAHNIK and KATHY UNKNOWN are:

 

 

i. KIMBERLY5 BLAHNIK.

ii. NICOLE BLAHNIK.

 

15. JEAN4 BLAHNIK (JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1)47. She married DOUG NEIDHARDT.

Children of JEAN BLAHNIK and DOUG NEIDHARDT are:

 

 

i. JUSTIN5 NEIDHARDT.

ii. JARED NEIDHARDT.

iii. EMELY NEIDHARDT.

 

16. DOROTHY4 VANDENBOOGART (KATHERINE M.3 BLAHNIK, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) She married JOSEPH BARTMAN.

Child of DOROTHY VANDENBOOGART and JOSEPH BARTMAN is:

 

 

i. TONY5 BARTMAN.

 

17. THOMAS4 VANDENBOOGART (KATHERINE M.3 BLAHNIK, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JACOB1) He married NANCY UNKNOWN.

Child of THOMAS VANDENBOOGART and NANCY UNKNOWN is:

 

 

i. AMY5 VANDENBOOGART, m. GREG SCHMIDT, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

 

18. EDITH4 BALZA (FLORENCE (FILOMENA) E.3 BLAHNIK, LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1) born Sept. 15, 1925 Appleton, WI and died August 21, 1969 Appleton, WI. She married ALAN NICHOLAS SCHREINER on June 24, 1950.  

Children of EDITH BALZA and ALAN SCHREINER are:

 

 

i. Paul Allen SCHREINER
ii. Mark Edward
SCHREINER

iii. John Charles
SCHREINER
iv.
PHILIP5 JUDE SCHREINER
v. Mary Edith SCHREINER
vi. Peter James SCHREINER

 

18a.  PETER JOHN BLAHNIK (LOUIS JAMES SR3, LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1)He married JUDY ANN MARY SCHMEIDING.

Children of PETER JOHN BLAHNIK and JUDY ANN MARY SCHMEIDING

 

22. i. JAMES JOHN BLAHNIK m. BARBARA ANNE ROTTIER
 


18b.
  LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, JR.
(LOUIS JAMES SR3, LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1)  Born December 27, 1948 in Wisconsin.  Died August 1978 Appleton, WI.  He married MARLENE M. WEYENBERG

Notes for LOUIS JAMES BLAHNIK, Jr.
Social Security number 391-54-4058
Entombment Appleton Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Appleton, WI

Generation No. 5

19. JOHN5 VERVOORT (MARY BETH4 BLAHNIK, JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JAKE (WENZEL?)1) He married CHRIS VANDEBURGT  in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Children of JOHN VERVOORT and CHRIS VANDEBURGT are:

 

 

i. DUSTIN6 VERVOORT.

ii. MATT VERVOORT.

 

20. JEAN5 VERVOORT (MARY BETH4 BLAHNIK, JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JAKE (WENZEL?)1) She married PATRICK SCHMIDT.

Children of JEAN VERVOORT and PATRICK SCHMIDT are:

 

 

i. KATIE6 SCHMIDT.

ii. CLAIRE SCHMIDT.

 

21. CRAIG5 VERVOORT (MARY BETH4 BLAHNIK, JOHANN ALBERT3, FRANKISEK (FRANK J.)2, JAKE (WENZEL?)1) He married BRENDA UNKNOWN.

Child of CRAIG VERVOORT and BRENDA UNKNOWN is:

 

 

i. CODY6 VERVOORT.

 

 

22. JAMES JOHN BLAHNIK (PETER4, LOUIS JAMES SR3, LOUIS (LUDWIG)2, JACOB1)He married BARBARA ANNE ROTTIER.

Endnotes
Gary Tremble also did research on this family

1. Death record Vol 38 page 218 Outagamie Co. WI
2. Death record Vol 34 page 442 Outagamie County, Wis.
3. Ellis Island web page.
4. http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#surname=blahnik&p=recordResults&searchType=close, 1920 Census.
5. Immigration record, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 Jun 1903 Ship Name: Neckar Port of Departure:Bremen, Germany.
6. 1905 Census, Appleton, WI.
7. Death record Vol 54, page 816, Outagamie County.
8. 1920 census, Outagamie Co, WI.
9. 1920 census, Outagamie Co, WI.
10. Obituary, brother in law Jacob Blahnik, Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 1, 1959 P. 9.
11. Outagamie County, WI Births.
12. Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926, p230 n00994.
13. 1920 census, Outagamie Co, WI.
14. Social Security record.
15. Outagamie County, Wisconsin marriages, vol 49, page 588.
16. 1905 Census, WI - 34 yrs old.
17. Outagamie County,, vol 49, page 588.
18. Outagamie County, Wisconsin marriages, vol 23 pg 115.
19. Ellis Island web page.
20. Brown County Marriages, vol 29 pg 876.
21. http://www.gencircles.com/users/pw2619/3/data/23752.
22. http://www.gencircles.com/users/pw2619/3/data/23789.
23. http://www.apl.org/history/obit/record.asp?id=9971.
24. 1919 Appleton City Directory.
25. LDS, IGI record.
26. LDS, IGI individual Record.
27. Outagamie County, Wisconsin marriages, vol 14 pg 137.
28. 1919 Appleton City Directory.
29. http://www.apl.org/history/obit/record.asp?id=50237.
30. Social Security record.
31. Manitowoc County Death, vol 53 pg 391.
32. Social Security record.
33. Obituary, Jacob Blahnik, Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 1, 1959 P. 9.
34. Manitowoc County Births, vol 42 pg 200.
35. WWI Draft Reg card.
36. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikewaun/newcembe-bo.htm.
37. Brown County Records deaths, vol 73 pg 501.
38. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikewaun/newcembe-bo.htm.
39. Kewaunee Co. Marriage, vol 4 pg 482.
40. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikewaun/newcembe-bo.htm.
41. Kewaunee Co. Births.
42. Outagamie County, Wisconsin marriages, vol 61 pg 275.
44. Outagamie County, Wisconsin marriages, vol 65 pg 561.
45. http://www.gencircles.com/users/pw2619/3/data/23754.
46. http://www.gencircles.com/users/pw2619/3/data/23770.
47. http://www.gencircles.com/users/pw2619/3/data/23791.

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