SLEPICKA / HRUSKA / SACK / CECH / CHICKEN
- Michael SLEPICKA, married to Anna HRUSKA, in Chicago, Illinois, August
1879, St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church, parents of nine
children, all born in Minneapolis, Minnesota 1884-1902.
Michael SLEPICKA and Anna HRUSKA Slepicka both believed to have been born
near Prague in about 1855-6.
Martin HRUSKA, age 62, married to Mary HRUSKA, age 50, parents of Anna,
Martin, John, Mary and Barbara.
Joseph SACK, age 23, husband of Mary HRUSKA, age 25, parents of at least
one son, Joseph Sack, born May 1880.
Maria CECH, possibly a midwife, possibly related to the above people,
single godparent to Slepicka infant who died in first week of life in
1882, Chicago, Illinois.
Slepicka and Hruska families are Bohemian immigrants to Chicago,
Illinois, abt. 1866. Joseph Sack is believed to have been born in
Germany and worked as a laborer. He is identified as a laborer in 1880,
his in-laws and their children reside with Joseph and his wife and
Male members of these families involved in wood-molding and machinist
work in both Chicago and Minneapolis. Barbara HRUSKA, age 14, born in
America, was already listed as a tailor in the 1880 Chicago Census, her
brother, John, age 16, born in Bohemia, is an apprentice machinist in
the same census. All live at 2713 Portland Avenue, Chicago.
Seek connections to Slepicka and Hruska families who remained in Chicago
after Michael and Anna Slepicka moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota
Families are known to have used variations of their Bohemian surnames:
Slepicka > Slepica > Chicken (loose translation of Slepicka (hen)). The
Minnesota line descending from Michael and Anna Slepicka uses the name
Slepica. The Wisconsin line descending uses the name Chicken.
Hruska > Hruskova > Hrousky > Pear > Peary (literal translation of
Any information welcome. Will share.
Elaine T. Maddox