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James Vaclav Koca

Male 1892 - 1984  (91 years)


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  • Name James Vaclav Koca  [1, 2
    Born 12 Oct 1892  Atlanta Township, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1984  Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 13 Aug 1984  Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • J.V. lost the top half of his right thumb when it was kicked off by a horse when he was a teenager. He operated the Koca family steam powered threashing rig, which was one of the first in the area. (Milligan, p 339).
    Person ID I19723  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Vaclav Koca,   b. 9 Jan 1866, Zebnice, Plzen, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1950, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Marie Bernasek,   b. 25 Mar 1868, Bohy, Plzen-Sever, Plzenský Kraj, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1960, Friend, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1889  Glengary Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • They were married in the the Koca home, with Frank TENOPIR and Albert BIBA as witnesses. Vaclav's brother Joseph, a widower, was married on the same day in a double ceremony. They repeated their vows in the Catholic Church on January 6, 1891 before it was completely plastered and finished. Attendants were Frank TENOPIR, Frank KOCA, Josephine BECK, and Mary PRIBYL. They farmed in Section 19 of Atlanta Township for many years, buying a home from Frank STECH in Milligan to retire too. They moved into this home in 1923, with their two youngest daughters. In February, 1950, their home caught fire due to a glowing ember from a stove. The were away from home, and arrived with the kitchen floor ablaze. Marie went to get help, and Vaclav attempted to douse the flames. A hole the size of a basket was left in the floor. He died of respiratory problems related to the smoke he inhaled a few months later. His brother Joseph died of pneumonia as well, a few days after Vaclav (Milligan, p 343).
    Family ID F1770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mamye C. Rohla,   b. 11 Dec 1900, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1973, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1921  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The couple was married by a Justice of the Peace in Lincoln, honeymooning in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After returning to Nebraska, they were remarried at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in March, 1921, at the insistance of James grandfather, Vaclav Koca. (Milligan, p 339).
    Children 
     1. James Frank Koca,   b. 10 Sep 1923, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F7102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1892 - Atlanta Township, Saline County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Feb 1921 - Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1984 - Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Aug 1984 - Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 339, 343 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S482] Chromy, Ken & Kathy, 706 Road 19, Ohiowa, NE 68416; Our Bohemian & Moravian Ancestors in Nebraska; Ver. 2007-03-05 14:07:03; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kchromy.

    3. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 340 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 343 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 339 (Reliability: 3).