Charles J. Vopicka Jr.1

M, b. circa 1885, d. circa 1885

Citations

  1. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."

Charles Joseph Vopicka1,2,3

M, b. 3 November 1857, d. 3 September 1935
  • Birth: Charles Joseph Vopicka was born circa 1857 at Bohemia.1
  • Birth: He was born on 3 November 1857 at Czech Republic.4
  • Birth*: He was born on 3 November 1857 at Dolni, Hbity, Bohemia.2,5,6
  • Emigration: He emigrated on 3 July 1880 from Le Havre, France. Sailed on the ship La France.5
  • Emigration*: He emigrated on 15 July 1880 from Le Havre.5
  • Name Variation: As of 2 February 1883, Charles Joseph Vopicka was also known as Vapicka.7
  • Marriage*: He married Victoria Antoinette Kubin, daughter of Martin Kubin and Antonie Rudisher, on 2 February 1883 at Cook County, Illinois, USA.7
  • Marriage*: Charles Joseph Vopicka married Victoria Antoinette Kubin, daughter of Martin Kubin and Antonie Rudisher, on 3 February 1883 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.1,8,9,10
  • Naturalization*: Charles Joseph Vopicka was naturalized on 16 July 1885 at Superior Court, Cook County, Illinois, USA.11,5
  • Description: He was described as five feet, seven inches tall, small face with a high forehead, gray eyes, sharp nose, regular mouth and light blonde hair and light complexion on 10 March 1900.5
  • Occupation: He was President and Manager of Atlas Brewing Company on 10 March 1900 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.5
  • Census 1900*: He and Victoria Antoinette Kubin appeared on the 1900 census of 7 June 1900 at 507 Winchester Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. A Marie Franz was also living with them as a servant.12
  • Name Variation: As of 10 June 1908, Charles Joseph Vopicka was also known as Karel. The name Karel in Bohemian is the same as Charles in English.13
  • Biography*: Charles J. Vopicka was a U. S. Diplomat. He served as United States Minister to Bulgaria from 1913 to 1919, U.S. Minitser to Romania from 1913 to 1920, and U.S. Minister to Serbia from 1913 to 1919.4
  • Occupation: He was the US Representative to the Balkan states on 10 January 1920.14
  • Census 1920*: He and Victoria Antoinette Kubin appeared on the 1920 census of 10 January 1920 at 3251 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA. A servant named Francis Cox also resided with the family.14
  • Description*: Charles Joseph Vopicka was described as five feet, ten inches tall, with a high forehead, blue eyes and a straight nose. Had a mustach, a rounded chin, grayish hair, light complexion and an oval face. on 14 July 1923.5
  • Residence*: He lived before 3 September 1935 at 431 Oakdale Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.15
  • Occupation*: He was Chairman of the Atlas Brewing company before 3 September 1935.16
  • Death*: He died on 3 September 1935 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, at age 77. Vopicka - Charles J. Vopicka, late of 431 Oakdale av., beloved husband of Victoria Kubin Vopicka, found father of Mrs. Victoria Stevenson, Mrs. Edward M. Kralovec, Mrs. Clara Schlesinger, Mrs. Thomas J. Doyle, Mrs. Gordon W. Dougherty, and Mrs. Raymond D. Hockmuth. Remains at chapel, 929 Belmont av., until Saturday a.m. Remains will lie in state Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pilsen Turner hall, 1812 S. Ashland av. Funeral services 1 p.m. Interment Bohemian National cemetery. Please omit flowers.
    Chicago, Tribune, September 6, 1935, page 14.

    Charles J. Vopicka, 77, 431 Oakdale avenue, Chicago, Tuesday night. Mr. Vopicka, chairman of the Atlas Brewing company, served as American minister to the Balkan countries during the world war.
    Chicago Tribune, September 8, 1935, page B2

    CHAS. J. VOPICKA
    WAR TIME ENVOY,
    DIES AT HIS HOME
    Long in Chicago Public Life; Burial Saturday.
    Charles J. Vopicka, widely known Chicagoan and former diplomat, died suddenly of a heart attack in his home at 431 Oakdale avenue late Tuesday night, a few hours after he attended the Winnetka funeral services for Mrs. Anna Wilmarth Ickes, wife of Secretary of the Interior Ickes. He was 77 years old.
    Upon his return home from the funeral Mr. Vopicka complained of feeling ill, members of the family said. A daughter, Mrs. William H. Stevenson called physicians, but Mr. Vopicka sank rapidly and died at 11:45 p.m.
    Mrs. Vopicka was notified of his death at Lake cora, Mich., where they had been spending a vacation , and whence he had returned for the Ickes rites.
    Funeral services for Mr. Vopicka will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Pilson hall, 1812 South Ashland avenue. . Burial will be in the Bohemian national cemetery.
    Active in Civic Affairs
    Born in Bohemia, where he obtained his education, Mr. Vopicka came to the United States in 1880 and settled a year later in chicago, where he organized a banking and real estate business. Later he founded the Atlas Brewing company, being chairman of the board when he died.
    Entering actively into the affairs of his adopted city, Mr. Vopicka became a member of the school board in 1901, served on the board of local improvements in 1902, and in 1904 was the Democratic candidate for congress from the Fifth district. Two years later he was a member of the chicago charter convention. Still later, 1927 to 1930, he again was a member of the board of education.
    In Balkans During War.
    In 1913 Mr. Vopicka was appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Rumania, Serbia, and Bulgaria, and served in the turbulent Balkans during the world war. For a time he served as neutral diplomatic representative of the United States, England, Italy, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Rumania, and Turkey. Resigning from the diplomatic service in 1920 he was awarded the order of "Mare Cruce" by Rumania and the Order of the White Eagle by Servia in recognition of his work. An account of his Balkan experiences was published in a book.
    Member of Many Clubs.
    In addition to being a member of the Illinois Manufacturers' association and other business groups, Mr. Vopicka belonged to the chicago Athletic association, the South shore Country club, the Iroquois club, of which he was former president; Ceska Beseda, Beach View club, and the Southmoor Country club.
    Besides his widow, the former Victoria Kubin, and Mrs. Stevenson, he is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. Edward M. Kralovec, Mrs. Jerome Schlesinger, Mrs. Thomas J. Doyle, Mrs. Gordon W. Dougherty, and Mrs. Raymond Hockmuth.
    Chicago Tribune, Sept 5, 1935, page 18.15,16,4,2,6
  • Burial*: He was buried on 7 September 1935 at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA.15,4,2
  • Anecdote*: (an unknown value).17

Family: Victoria Antoinette Kubin b. 21 Dec 1862, d. 29 Mar 1952

Citations

  1. [S1933] Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871-1940, Index, online www.familysearch.org, Victoria Vopicka birth July 30, 1886, certificate# 112309 accessed online August 21, 2015.
  2. [S1251] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online FamilySearch.org, Charles J. Vopicka death 3 Nov 1935, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. FHL MF# 1926670, Ancestry.com, accessed August 23, 2015.
  3. [S2226] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Stevenson - Vopicka Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Charles Joseph Vopicka, memorial #7170084, created by "K" on February 8, 2003. Accessed August 23, 2015.
  5. [S2215] Charles J. Vopicka, US Passport Applications 1914-1925, no. Special Series No. 1647 (July 14, 1923).
  6. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  7. [S627] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html, Vapicka, Charles J. and Kubin, Victoria Vol OOE; Lic # 00069082, Cook County. Accessed August 25, 2015.
  8. [S1978] Ancestry.com Family Trees, online www.ancestry.com, Charles J. Vopicka Family Group Sheet, Lynon-Snyder-Davis-Bancroft Tree, owner mjldlyons; accessed August 23, 2015.
  9. [S2191] Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, online www.familysearch.org, Charles J. Vopicka and Victoria Kubin (Rubin typo), 03 Feb 1883. Accessed August 31,2015.
  10. [S2231] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Kubin-Rudisher Family Group Sheet."
  11. [S2212] National Archives and Records Administration Naturalization Record Index, Vol.11-P.459, Superior Court, Cook County, Illinois. FamilySearch.org accessed August 23, 2015 (16 July 1885), Washington, DC.
  12. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  13. [S2227] Marriage register: entry for William H. Stevenson and Viktorie Vopicka, June 10, 1908 St. Wenceslaus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, Accessed September 2, 2015 on FamilySearch.org.
  14. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  15. [S2209] Chicago Tribune, September 6, 1935, page 14, ProQuest, accessed August 25, 2015.
  16. [S2210] Chicago Tribune, September 8, 1935, page B2, ProQuest, accessed August 25, 2015.
  17. [S1151] Wikipedia, online www.wikipedia.org, Dolni Hbity, accessed online, August 25, 2015.
  18. [S1978] Ancestry.com Family Trees, online www.ancestry.com, Victoria Rubin Family Group Sheet, Lyons-Snyder-Davis-Bancroft Family Tree, owner mjldlyons; Accessed August 23, 2015.

Clara Vopicka1

F, b. 10 January 1895, d. 30 October 1981

Citations

  1. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  2. [S2214] Victoria Marie Vopicka, US Passport Applications, 1795-1925, no. Special #25168 (March 28, 1914).
  3. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  5. [S2215] Charles J. Vopicka, US Passport Applications 1914-1925, no. Special Series No. 1647 (July 14, 1923).
  6. [S2181] U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online www.ancestry.com, Clara Vopicka Schlesinger, accessed September 7, 2015.
  7. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  8. [S2234] Evanston Review, April 3, 1952, page 87.

Elsa Vopicka1,2

F, b. 23 December 1893, d. 6 October 1981

Family: Edward Martin Kralovec b. 29 Sep 1888, d. Apr 1967

Citations

  1. [S1978] Ancestry.com Family Trees, online www.ancestry.com, Victoria Rubin Family Group Sheet, Lyons-Snyder-Davis-Bancroft Family Tree, owner mjldlyons; Accessed August 23, 2015.
  2. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  3. [S1421] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1871-1920, online Ancestry.com, Edward M. Kralovec - Elsie A. Vopicka, 22 Nov 1916. Accessed September 15, 2015.
  4. [S2215] Charles J. Vopicka, US Passport Applications 1914-1925, no. Special Series No. 1647 (July 14, 1923).
  5. [S2214] Victoria Marie Vopicka, US Passport Applications, 1795-1925, no. Special #25168 (March 28, 1914).
  6. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  7. [S1921] Index, Illinois Births and Christenings, 1825-1940: Lizzie Vopicka, accessed September 7, 2015, www.FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  9. [S2234] Evanston Review, April 3, 1952, page 87.

Harriet Vopicka1

F, b. 18 February 1901, d. 17 December 1987

Citations

  1. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  2. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  4. [S2213] Chicago Tribune, March 31, 1952, page C6, ProQuest, accessed August 25, 2015.

Helen Vopicka1

F, b. 31 May 1899, d. 9 March 1971

Family: Gordon William Dougherty b. 8 Sep 1896, d. 1960

Citations

  1. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  2. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  4. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  5. [S2234] Evanston Review, April 3, 1952, page 87.
  6. [S1676] Find A Grave, online http://findagrave.com, Helen V. Dougherty, created by Keith Larzelere, record added August 12, 2013, memorial #115341724. Accessed September 7, 2015.

Joseph Vopicka1,2,3

M, d. before 1923

Family: Barbara Lacinova

Citations

  1. [S1251] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online FamilySearch.org, Charles J. Vopicka death 3 Nov 1935, Chicago, Cook, Illinois. FHL MF# 1926670, Ancestry.com, accessed August 23, 2015.
  2. [S1978] Ancestry.com Family Trees, online www.ancestry.com, Charles J. Vopicka Family Group Sheet, Lynon-Snyder-Davis-Bancroft Tree, owner mjldlyons; accessed August 23, 2015.
  3. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S2215] Charles J. Vopicka, US Passport Applications 1914-1925, no. Special Series No. 1647 (July 14, 1923).

Mildred Vopicka1

F, b. 31 March 1898, d. 13 December 1970

Citations

  1. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  2. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  3. [S2228] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Vopicka-Kubin Family Group Sheet."
  4. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  5. [S2234] Evanston Review, April 3, 1952, page 87.
  6. [S1346] Cook County Clerk's Office, online http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com, Mildred V. Doyle, accessed September 7, 2015.

Victoria Antoinette Vopicka1,2

F, b. 30 July 1886, d. 4 March 1966

Family: William Howe Stevenson Jr. b. 16 Sep 1884, d. 14 Mar 1947

Citations

  1. [S1600] Jean Elisabeth Stevenson, Illinois, Birth Certificate no. 17032, FamilySearch.org, accessed June 6, 2012 (January 15, 1911).
  2. [S2226] Joseph R. Sullivan, "Stevenson - Vopicka Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S1933] Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871-1940, Index, online www.familysearch.org, Victoria Vopicka birth July 30, 1886, certificate# 112309 accessed online August 21, 2015.
  4. [S1734] Victoria Vopicka Stevenson Black and white photo; Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files, Original in the possesion of Joseph R. Sullivan, grandson, 2012.
  5. [S2215] Charles J. Vopicka, US Passport Applications 1914-1925, no. Special Series No. 1647 (July 14, 1923).
  6. [S2229] 1900 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 0249; page 10B, Accessed Ancestry.com on September 7, 2015.
  7. [S2191] Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920, online www.familysearch.org, William H. Stevenson Jr. and Victoria A. Vopicka, married June 10, 1908; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; FHL# 1,030,441. Accessed online August 22, 2015.
  8. [S2227] Marriage register: entry for William H. Stevenson and Viktorie Vopicka, June 10, 1908 St. Wenceslaus Parish, Chicago, Illinois, Accessed September 2, 2015 on FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S2211] 1920 US Census, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Washington, DC, ED 757, page 6A, Ancestry.com, accessed August 24, 2015.
  10. [S2234] Evanston Review, April 3, 1952, page 87.
  11. [S2217] Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1966, page b9, ProQuest, Accessed August 26, 2015.
  12. [S1684] Personal information from Joseph R. Sullivan. Elaine McIntyre Beaudoin, personal files, Via telephone, August 23, 2015, Joe confirmed Dorothy Stevenson was the sister of Elizabeth Jean and married Joseph P. Geary.

Emma Vorce1

F, b. circa 1877

Family: William R. Sullivan b. 13 Sep 1872

Citations

  1. [S1421] Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1871-1920, online Ancestry.com, William R. Sullivan and Emma C. Vorce marriage 24 June 1896, FHL film number 1030264; Accessed on Ancestry.com, May 4, 2015. License # 250484.
  2. [S2071] 1910 U.S. Census, Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Washington, DC, ED 1540, page 16B, Accessed on Ancestry.com, May 4, 2015.