The Genealogy of the Jahn Family from Bohemia
Johann J. Pliska
b. May 1852, d. 7 January 1910
Last Edited=16 Apr 2005
Johann J. Pliska was born in May 1852 in Bohemia.3 He was the son of (?) Pliska and Aneska (?).1,2 Johann married Frances Dufek, daughter of (?) Dufek. Johann and Frances had at least seven children. Their son's name is not known but the names of their six girls are known. These children are Antoinette Cecilia, Mary Ann, Anna Madeline, Emma Beatrice, Frances Mary and Agnes Alice.1 Johann and Frances immigrated in 1888 to the United States of America. They may be the Pliska family that came through Port Baltimore on the ship Strassburg which landed on 23 May 1887. This will need additional research. Family stories indicate that one of the girls was sick with chicken pox and the entire family was detained at the hospital until she recovered.4 Frances died on 26 December 1894, leaving Johann a widower.5 Follow the icon to see a picture of the Pliska family taken sometime after Frances (Dufek) Pliska died in 1894. He went by the name John sometime after he was living in the United States.3
John Pliska, circa 1898
John, age 48, was enumerated on the 1900 Federal Census in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Also enumerated in this household were Francis (age 22), Anna (age 18), Tony (Antoinette, age 13), Emma (age 9), and Agnes (age 7). He has filed his petition to become a U.S. citizen. Mary (age 20) has married and is no longer living at home.3 Follow the link to see the census image. John worked as a packer of corned beef.3 John died on 7 January 1910 in South Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.6 He was 58 old.6 The cause of death was from "acute dementia."6 Follow the link to see the death certificate. He and Frances were buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.1,6 See a picture of the marker. Johann is the earliest known progenitor for this family.
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