Vaclav Kocarnik

Male 1845 - 1912  (67 years)


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  • Name Vaclav Kocarnik 
    Born 8 Mar 1845  Kutna Hora, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Migration 1860  Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 1860 
    1880 US Census 1880  Elk, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Elk, Saunders, Nebraska; Roll: 755; Family History Film: 1254755; Page: 305C; Enumeration District: 175; Image: 0616.
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      Vencel Kocarnik
    1910 US Census 1910  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Ancestry.com
      Wenceslaus Kocarnik
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Chicago Ward 10, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_251; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0537; FHL microfilm: 1374264.
    Occupation Priest 
    • From "History of Czechs in America" by Jan Habenicht
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      Father Vaclav Kocarnik was born in Kutna Hora on March 8, 1945. He graduated from the local junior high school and departed for New York. In 1866 he entered the Benedictine monastery of St. Vincent in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and on July 17, 1874, he was ordained priest there. After remaining in Allegheny, Pennsylvania for a short time, he left for Omaha,, and in 1880, he moved to Plzen, Saunders County, Nebraska. In March 1885 he came to Chicago, and in 1894, he became the Prior of the Czech Benedictine monastery in Chicago. In 1899, he left for Bohemia because of his health , and in 1903, he returned to Chicago.
    Buried 1912  CEMETERY Saint Procopius Abbey Cemetery, Lisle, Du Page County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
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      REV. VACLAV
      KOCARNIK, O. S. B.
      CO-FOUNDER
      PROFESSED: JULY 12, 1870
      MAR. 8, 1845 - MAY 14, 1912

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      CEMETERY Saint Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Plasi, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA
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      REV. WANC. KOCARNIK
      O.S.B.
      1884

      NOTE: From the booklet - "Czech Cemeteries in Nebraska" by Vladimir Kucera and Alfred Novacek on page 88:
      This cemetery is located near Plasi. Earlier, Plasi was called Plzen. Rev. Vaclav Kocarnik was the first priest in Plasi church, built in 1877. It is located three miles south and one mile and half west of Prague.
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      Early cemetery records were lost in a fire in 1901.
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      Father Kocarnik is not buried on this cemetery but a memorial ot him was erected here by his relatives.
    Died 14 May 1912 
    Person ID I19240  Czech
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2014 

    Father Unknown Kocarnik,   b. Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1845 - Kutna Hora, Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - 1860 - Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S354] CENSUS USA 1880.

    2. [S349] CENSUS USA 1910.

    3. [S1089] CEMETERY Saint Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Saunders County, Nebraska, USA.

    4. [S1090] CEMETERY Saint Procopius Abbey Cemetery, Lisle, Du Page County, Illinois, USA.