My 2nd great grandfather emigrated from the Czech Republic around 1857. He was born in 1824. It's believed that he studied at the Prague conservatory, and then was first class musician during the civil war. It was believed that he came from a city called Wletic; however, that city/village name does not exist.
His son's middle same was James. Based on that, I think that his middle name might have been Jakub.
Any leads on how to search for birth records? I'm currently living in Prague and could research, but I'm uncertain as to where to begin. Any advice is much appreciated.
Also, I am looking for his wife. They married in Chicago in 1857, but those records were destroyed. She was born in Bohemia around 1840 with the name Rakcenstein and changed to Batowetz (adopted). The spellings are not confirmed.