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Francis (Franz) J Chadima & Wilimina Marie

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Francis (Franz) J Chadima & Wilimina Marie

Posted: 21 Sep 2011 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chadima, Batowetz, Rackenstein (Batowicz/Ruckenstein)
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.

Thank you,
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
andreabollie 21 Sep 2011 7:13PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 21 Sep 2011 8:34PM GMT 
andreabollie 22 Sep 2011 7:25PM GMT 
marksabol21 23 Sep 2011 12:36AM GMT 
LDelyanis 30 Nov 2011 4:15AM GMT 
Kristyna_omas... 22 Jul 2012 6:11AM GMT 
andreabollie 4 Oct 2012 2:59PM GMT 
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