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Frantisek Kotalik

Male 1890 - 1964  (73 years)


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  • Name Frantisek Kotalik  [1, 2
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 24 Dec 1890  Písek, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1911  Ellis Island, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 05 Jun 1917  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Floor scraper 
    Residence 05 Jun 1917  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    3251 Fulton Rd 
    Census 1920  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Enumeration District 19-77 
    Occupation 1920  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Floor scraper, Bldg trade 
    Residence 1920  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    3251 Fulton Rd, rear 
    Occupation 27 Apr 1942  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Floor sanding 
    Residence 27 Apr 1942  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    3272 W 48th St 
    Died 29 Feb 1964  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • I found some immigration records on EllisIslandRecords.org. A bunch of Kotaliks arrived on the ship Hansa, which sailed from Hamburg to New York, arriving 6 Nov 1921. One of the Kotaliks, Frantisek, told the Ellis Island people that he was going to his own house at 3251 Fulton Rd. in Cleveland, and that he'd been here from 1911-1921, and had $2000 on him when he arrived. This guy was 31 years old at the time. I assume that Frantisek is your g-grandmother Emma Kotalikova's brother. Another passenger's entry refers to him as Frank (he told the officials he was going to stay at his brother, Frank's, house, at 3251 Fulton...), so I therefore presume that your gg-grandfather's real name was Frantisek rather than Frank. Which helps, because Frantisek is a hell of a lot more rare than Frank, and it will be familiar to any Czech researchers we might be able to enlist in the cause. Let's see, we have these (potential) children of Frank/Frantisek Kotalik of Pisek, Czech.:

      Frantisek/Frank (Jr.) b. 1890 (wf. Vilhemina (b. 1893), s. Vilem (b. 1916))
      Emma b. 1896
      Zdenik b. 1899

      I found no record (so far) for Emma. Zdenik was single in 1921. I note that Frantisek told the officials that his brother paid for his passage. It looks as though the family sent him back to Czech. to bring more people over after they had saved up for tickets, which happened a lot back then (probably 1/3 of the people on the Hansa were already residents of the US).

      There is a record for a guy, aged 20, called Franz Kotalik who came from Varazov, Bohemia in 1911, back when it was part of the Austrian Empire--you remember that Czechoslovakia was put together in 1918 as a result of WW1. I suspect this is the original immigration and that he married Vilhelmina over here between 1911-1921, then returned to Czech. in 1921, after the situation had stabilized politically, to visit family and get Zdenik to come over. I bet if we looked we'd find that Pisek was called Varazov when it was part of Austria.

      There is a record for a Czech from Pisek named Josef Kotalik who was b. 1871 and lived with his wife Maria at 3139 W. 50th. He came over in 1912 and again in 1925. He could have been Frank (Sr.)'s brother but there's no way to know. There's no way to be sure this Frantisek that I found is related, either, but the circumstantial evidence is strong. See if these addresses are at all familiar to anyone.
    Person ID I120  Sarah's Family: Manville, Grapentin, Fleischmann, KotalĂ­k
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2010 

    Father František Kotalík,   b. 02 Apr 1871, Písek, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1941, Písek, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Marie Pospíšil,   b. 1870,   d. 3 Jun 1936, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Y  [7
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

    Family Wilhelmina Skarupa,   b. 1893, Pisek, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1968, Westlake, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 02 Oct 1915  Cuyahoga Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. William F Kotalik,   b. 24 May 1916,   d. 24 May 1974  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2119] Ellis Island Immigration Records.

    2. [S3494] Kotalik, Frank - Draft Card 1942, United States Department of Selective Service, (Washington, DC 1942), LDS film 4143093, image 311. (Reliability: 3), 05 Oct 2010.

    3. [S2155] Social Security Death Index, United States Social Security Administration, (1951 -).

    4. [S3575] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), reg. 34-2-6A, Board 3, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio (Jun 1917) (Reliability: 3), 03 Oct 2010.

    5. [S3570] 1920 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (National Archives, Washington, D.C.), fam. 222, p. 11A, ED 19-77, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio (Reliability: 2), 28 Feb 2010.

    6. [S1829] Ohio Death Index, 1958-69, Ohio Department of Health, Certificate: 16883, Volume: 17601.

    7. [S3568] SRA Třeboň - Digital Archives, State Regional Archive Třeboň, (State Regional Archive Třeboň), parish: Písek, district: Písek, book 25, p. 421.
      Baptism record for Emma Kotalik shows she was legitimate.

    8. [S3580] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, (database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/)), source film number: 886233 (Reliability: 3), 25 Jan 2011.