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SLEPICKA / HRUSKA / SACK / CECH / CHICKEN

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    Michael SLEPICKA, married to Anna HRUSKA, in Chicago, Illinois, August 1879, St. John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church, parents of nine children, all born in
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      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
      child.

      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
      (1883-4).

      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
      Hruska/Hruskova)

      Any information welcome. Will share.

      Elaine T. Maddox

      elainetm@...
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