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Francis Mika

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  • Born  1832  Kunta Hora, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Kutna Hora Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gene and Genie Chloupek CDF's cousins

    Doug writes to Lola (Oct 11, 1985) Dear Lola, New electric typewriter; you are first recipient of its output, assuming I make it. I'm doing poorly, can't coordinate my arms much less hands. Have been home from hospital three weeks, started/ on new medicine but it isn't supposed to do much for three months. Doctor suggested plasma phoresis; they run your blood out one IV, through a filter, and back in again through second IV. "Chance" it will filter IGM, no experience on my problem. Another month in the hospital starting next week . Thanks for letters and clips. Aunt Lola didn't remember either of her grandfathers very well. You must also remember that Czechoslovokia was created out of the wreckage of WW I in 1919. Any of our ancestors that came from that part of the world in the 1850's came from Bohemia, at that time a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Francis (Frank) Fischer, the paternal grandfather, fought in the U.S. Civil War, was wounded in the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, and later got a pension of $30 per month; after he died in 1939 his wife, Caroline Mendlick, got the pension until she died in 1924. I'm not sure where he came from; his military enlistment records say Prussia, later records say Austria, and still later Bohemia. His Civil War regiment, the 26th Wisconsin Vol. Inf., was a German-speaking unit. He could have come from that part of Europe which became the Sudetenland (sp?) issue before WW II. Caroline came from Bohemia. Her brother, Henry, also joined the 26th so he must have known German. Francis Mika, Lola's other grandfather, came from Bohemia; so did his wife Anna Kostomlatsky. As far as I know he was a Manitowoc business man at the time of the Civil War, a fruit merchant probably. The only positive record I have on them is the wedding certificate of Charles and Rose. A likely census record for 1870 shows Rose would have two older sisters - did she? Which gets me around to the letters of J. U. Higinbotham, cousin of Charles and Rose. How is he a cousin, by the Fischers, Mendliks, Mikas or Kostomlatskys? On the Fischer side we have the unsolved case of Amelia, born only a year or so before Frank and Caroline got married, and not one of their three children, Charles, Emma and Rudolph (who died in infancy). Emma always spoke of cousins and I think she went back to Milwaukee to live with them. One cousin of Dad's was a Gene Chlopek, an entertainer of the old vaudeville style. If you find any leaves for this part of family tree please let me know. Love Doug On face of musical score for A Czech Lullaby (Based on a Bohemian Folk Song By the Chloupek Twins Music by Genie Choupek Goedjen, Lyrics By Gene Chloupek..(c 1944 by the Chloupek Twins)-Genie came from this town in prahague (Prague) 70 Kilos So E pf {agi- Santa Barbara Cahedral - Respectfully Dedicated to Ambassador and Madame V.S. Hurban of Czechosloviki there/-Czech Tourist Anency CEDOK 10 E 40 St, NYC 10016, 212 689 9720 Twins portraits (age around 5-6) shown on poster of map of Czechekoslovakia Kutna Hora near PRAHA (Prague) (Lola's handwritten note says: Kutna Hora is where the Fisher and Chloupek family came from- your Grandfather's father Frank Fisher met and mother Gabriella Fisher Bresler (Gr) On back of verso of musical score Lola's writes: written on music by Genie -sent to me in the 1950's when I was in MFL-? ...same text as above starting with Kutna Hora is where the Fisher and Chloupek family came from- ....

    ===================letter to Lola from Mark Goedjen (Mon. 1-30-95)=============================

    Dear Lola- Nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear that you had some earthquake damage. We wondered whether it had hit your area. Brother Gene and his wife, Rose, live in Rancho Bernardo, about twenty some miles north of down-town San Diego. His address is: Gene Goedjen 11414 Cloudcrest Dr San Diego CA 92127 Flo and I are flying out to Arizona the very end of March to spend Easter with our daughter whose husband is stationed at Fort Huachuca, about 70 miles southeast of Tuscon. Gene and Rose are going to drive over from San Diego for about a week while we are there and so they will also have a chance to see daughter Susan, her husband, Bryce and our 3 year old granddaughter, Alyssa. and to make it even more of a family reunion, our cousin, Ellen Chloupek Jones, is going to drive over for Easter and bring her daughter-in-law, Phyllis, and granddaughter, Stacy, (age 10). Phyllis and Stacy live in Virginia but they are going to be visiting Ellen who lives in Green Valley, just south of Tuscon. It should be a fun time. Hope that you have a chance to make your trip to Kutna Hora. Best wishes - (signed) Mark Lola's handwritten notes on letter. Mark and Gene are sons of Genie Goedjen. (Genie Chloupek Goedjen) Genie and her twin brother Gene Chloupek, lived near Chicago where Fisher family lived. Our grandfather Charles D. Fisher and wife Rose - born in Wisconsin. Then CDF's father Frank and his wife born in Czech (known then as Bohemia- also Prussia and now is divided Czechoslovakia Republic.)
     
    Person ID  I00009  Fisher Family Tree
    Last Modified  26 Jan 2012 

    Family  Anna Kostomlatsky 
    Children 
    >1. Rose Mika,   b. 14 Jul 1863, Manitowse City, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1933, Beacon, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emily Mika,   b. 1859
     3. Ellen Mika,   b. 1861
    Family ID  F00003  Group Sheet