Joseph A. Cochnar

M, b. 9 April 1897, d. 28 April 1972
Father*Anton Cochnar b. 1861, d. 1918
Mother*Anna Vancura b. 1861, d. 1912
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 April 1897Joseph A. Cochnar was born on 9 April 1897 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
He was the son of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura.
Marriage15 June 1926Joseph A. Cochnar married Celia Simpson on 15 June 1926 at Maine.
Death28 April 1972Joseph A. Cochnar died on 28 April 1972 at Old Orchard Beach, York, Maine, at age 75 Joseph A Cochnar obituary.
Biddeford Saco (ME) Journal April 28, 1972 - Joseph A Cochnar obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaJoseph A. Cochnar was listed as a son in Anton Cochnar's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1
  • Joseph A. Cochnar lived with Anton Cochnar in 1916 at City Directory, living at 1209 Dorcas, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; Anton - laborer
    Jno (John) - messenger Om Stationary Co
    Joseph - laborer.
  • Joseph A. Cochnar lived with Anton Cochnar in 1917 at City Directory, living at 1209 Dorcas, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; Anton - no occupation listed
    Joseph - operator at F P Kirkendall & Co.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

Celia Simpson

F, b. 12 August 1900, d. September 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 June 1926As of 15 June 1926,her married name was Cochnar.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 August 1900Celia Simpson was born on 12 August 1900 at Maine.
Marriage15 June 1926She married Joseph A. Cochnar, son of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura, on 15 June 1926 at Maine.
DeathSeptember 1990Celia Simpson died in September 1990 at age 90.

Antonia L. Cochnar

F, b. circa 1894
Father*Anton Cochnar b. 1861, d. 1918
Mother*Anna Vancura b. 1861, d. 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAntonia L. Cochnar was also known as Antoinette L.
Name VariationAntonia L. Cochnar was also known as Tony.
NicknameAntonia L. Cochnar also went by the name of Tonnie L.
Married NameAugust 1912As of August 1912,her married name was Namestek.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1894Antonia L. Cochnar was born circa 1894 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura.
MarriageAugust 1912Antonia L. Cochnar married Matthew J. Namestek in August 1912 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaAntonia L. Cochnar was listed as a daughter in Anton Cochnar's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1
1920Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, NebraskaAntonia L. Cochnar was listed as wife in Matthew J. Namestek's household on the 1920 Census at Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska.2
  • Antonia L. Cochnar lived with Anton Cochnar in 1909 at City Directory, living at 1231 S 15th, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; Anton - laborer
    Antoinette - feeder at Eggers-O'Flyng Co.
  • Antonia L. Cochnar lived with Anton Cochnar in 1910 at City Directory, living at 1231 S 15th, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; Anton - laborer
    Antoinette - laborer.

Children of Antonia L. Cochnar and Matthew J. Namestek

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1374857.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_988; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 52.

Mary Cochnar

F, b. circa 1883
Father*Anton Cochnar b. 1861, d. 1918
Mother*Anna Vancura b. 1861, d. 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 November 1900As of 29 November 1900,her married name was Svoftek.
Married Name29 November 1900As of 29 November 1900,her married name was Swodeck.
Married Name29 November 1900As of 29 November 1900,her married name was Svojtek.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1883Mary Cochnar was born circa 1883 at Austria.
She was the daughter of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura.
Marriage29 November 1900Mary Cochnar married Joseph J. Svojtek on 29 November 1900 at Douglas, Nebraska, Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar marriage record.
Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar marriage record - 29 Nov 1900 Douglas, NE
Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar - parental consent to marry - 29 Nov 1900 Douglas, NE
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaMary Cochnar was listed as wife in Joseph J. Svojtek's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Children of Mary Cochnar and Joseph J. Svojtek

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

Joseph J. Svojtek

M, b. circa 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph J. Svojtek was also known as Swodeck.
Name VariationJoseph J. Svojtek was also known as Svoftek.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1880Joseph J. Svojtek was born circa 1880 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
Marriage29 November 1900He married Mary Cochnar, daughter of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura, on 29 November 1900 at Douglas, Nebraska, Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar marriage record.
Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar marriage record - 29 Nov 1900 Douglas, NE
Joseph Svoftek and Mary Cochnar - parental consent to marry - 29 Nov 1900 Douglas, NE
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaJoseph J. Svojtek was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Children of Joseph J. Svojtek and Mary Cochnar

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

Matthew J. Namestek

M, b. 5 December 1886, d. April 1969
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 December 1886Matthew J. Namestek was born on 5 December 1886 at Bohemia.
MarriageAugust 1912He married Antonia L. Cochnar, daughter of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura, in August 1912 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
DeathApril 1969Matthew J. Namestek died in April 1969 at age 82.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, NebraskaMatthew J. Namestek was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Children of Matthew J. Namestek and Antonia L. Cochnar

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_988; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 52.

Joseph Namestek

M, b. 11 December 1914, d. January 1961
Father*Matthew J. Namestek b. 5 Dec 1886, d. Apr 1969
Mother*Antonia L. Cochnar b. c 1894
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 December 1914Joseph Namestek was born on 11 December 1914 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Matthew J. Namestek and Antonia L. Cochnar.
DeathJanuary 1961Joseph Namestek died in January 1961 at age 46.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, NebraskaJoseph Namestek was listed as a son in Matthew J. Namestek's household on the 1920 Census at Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_988; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 52.

Francis Anton Namestek

M, b. 8 May 1916, d. 5 January 2000
Father*Matthew J. Namestek b. 5 Dec 1886, d. Apr 1969
Mother*Antonia L. Cochnar b. c 1894
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 May 1916Francis Anton Namestek was born on 8 May 1916 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
He was the son of Matthew J. Namestek and Antonia L. Cochnar.
Death5 January 2000Francis Anton Namestek died on 5 January 2000 at age 83.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, NebraskaFrancis Anton Namestek was listed as a son in Matthew J. Namestek's household on the 1920 Census at Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Omaha Ward 5, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_988; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 52.

Anna Musil

F, b. 1 September 1902, d. 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 May 1929As of 21 May 1929,her married name was Cochnar.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 September 1902Anna Musil was born on 1 September 1902 at Nebraska.
Marriage21 May 1929She married James Joseph Cochnar, son of Anton Cochnar and Anna Vancura, on 21 May 1929.
Death1962Anna Musil died in 1962.

Child of Anna Musil and James Joseph Cochnar

James Frank Cochnar

M, b. 21 February 1932, d. 19 July 2012
Father*James Joseph Cochnar b. 23 Feb 1902, d. 13 Jul 1984
Mother*Anna Musil b. 1 Sep 1902, d. 1962
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 February 1932James Frank Cochnar was born on 21 February 1932 at Dodge, Nebraska.
He was the son of James Joseph Cochnar and Anna Musil.
Marriage18 August 1956James Frank Cochnar married Anna Mae Carkoski on 18 August 1956 at Nebraska.
Death19 July 2012James Frank Cochnar died on 19 July 2012 at Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, at age 80 James Frank Cochnar, 80, of Grand Island died surrounded by his family, Thursday, July 19, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island, with the Rev. Joseph celebrating.

Mr. Cochnar was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Dodge to James Joseph and Anna (Musil) Cochnar. He was raised in Dodge, attending school there until the family moved to Grand Island where he graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1950. After graduation he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad until enlisting in the military. He served in the Navy from 1951-1955 on board the USS Iowa during the Korean War as a damage controlman second class. He married Anna Mae Carkoski on Aug. 18, 1956, in Loup City. The couple made their home in Grand Island raising 8 children. James again worked for Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement on April 19, 1992.

His hobbies included word search puzzles, fishing, collecting John Wayne items, cooking-especially ribs and horseshoe cookies, family vacations, and building things. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Eagles, Veterans of the USS Iowa, and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

James is survived by his wife, Anna Mae; sons, James M. Cochnar of Des Moines, Iowa, John (Angela) Cochnar of Grand Island, Joseph (Cathy) Cochnar of Grand Island, Jerome (special friend, Deb) Cochnar of Grand Island; daughters, Kathy Cochnar of Grand Island, Connie Cochnar of Grand Island, Annie (Alan) Kahle of Grand Island, Cindy (special friend, John) Cochnar of Grand Island; grandchildren, Chris (Andrea) Cochnar, Kayla (Rylan) Little, Joey Cochnar, Richard Cochnar, Stephanie (Heath) Cutler, John Kahle, Savannah Kahle; great-granddaughter, Kristen Cochnar; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ann (Robert) Pape of Grand Island, Mary Carkoski of Loup City; many nephews and nieces, and special family friend, Dave Willard.

James was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, and brother-in-law, Jerome Carkoski.
Burialafter 19 July 2012He was buried after 19 July 2012 at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska.

Anna Mae Carkoski

F, b. 17 March 1934, d. 16 August 2014
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 August 1956As of 18 August 1956,her married name was Cochnar.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 March 1934Anna Mae Carkoski was born on 17 March 1934 at Arcadia, Valley, Nebraska.
Marriage18 August 1956She married James Frank Cochnar, son of James Joseph Cochnar and Anna Musil, on 18 August 1956 at Nebraska.
Death16 August 2014Anna Mae Carkoski died on 16 August 2014 at Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska, at age 80.

Henry Theodore Swodeck

M, b. 25 February 1903, d. 3 March 1980
Father*Joseph J. Svojtek b. c 1880
Mother*Mary Cochnar b. c 1883
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry Theodore Swodeck was also known as Svojtek.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 February 1903Henry Theodore Swodeck was born on 25 February 1903 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph J. Svojtek and Mary Cochnar.
Death3 March 1980Henry Theodore Swodeck died on 3 March 1980 at Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaHenry Theodore Swodeck was listed as a son in Joseph J. Svojtek's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

George Louis Swodeck

M, b. 6 July 1905, d. 5 October 1987
Father*Joseph J. Svojtek b. c 1880
Mother*Mary Cochnar b. c 1883
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeorge Louis Swodeck was also known as Svojtek.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 July 1905George Louis Swodeck was born on 6 July 1905 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph J. Svojtek and Mary Cochnar.
Marriage29 September 1923George Louis Swodeck married Lillian Hutfles on 29 September 1923 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.
Death5 October 1987George Louis Swodeck died on 5 October 1987 at age 82.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaGeorge Louis Swodeck was listed as a son in Joseph J. Svojtek's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

Helen L. Svojtek

F, b. circa 1908
Father*Joseph J. Svojtek b. c 1880
Mother*Mary Cochnar b. c 1883
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1908Helen L. Svojtek was born circa 1908 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph J. Svojtek and Mary Cochnar.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, NebraskaHelen L. Svojtek was listed as a daughter in Joseph J. Svojtek's household on the 1910 Census at Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T624_844; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374857.

Lillian Hutfles

F, b. circa 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 September 1923As of 29 September 1923,her married name was Swodeck.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1908Lillian Hutfles was born circa 1908 at Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
Marriage29 September 1923She married George Louis Swodeck, son of Joseph J. Svojtek and Mary Cochnar, on 29 September 1923 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.

Kent A. Baker

M, b. 24 April 1948, d. 9 April 1993
Father*Richard Fielding Baker b. 22 Jan 1916, d. 4 Jul 1990
Mother*Mildred Alvina Krejci b. 5 Apr 1918, d. 15 Jan 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 April 1948Kent A. Baker was born on 24 April 1948.
He was the son of Richard Fielding Baker and Mildred Alvina Krejci.
Death9 April 1993Kent A. Baker died on 9 April 1993 at age 44.
Burialafter 9 April 1993He was buried after 9 April 1993 at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.

Emil Bussewitz

M, b. 3 April 1883
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEmil Bussewitz married Emma Retzlaff, daughter of Johann Retzlaff and Marie Hennings.
Birth3 April 1883Emil Bussewitz was born on 3 April 1883 at Dodge, Wisconsin.

Children of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff

Herbert Rolf

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHerbert Rolf married Martha C. Retzlaff, daughter of Johann Retzlaff and Marie Hennings.

Albert Bussewitz

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlbert Bussewitz married Louise Marie Retzlaff, daughter of Johann Retzlaff and Marie Hennings.

Anna Rolf

F, b. 1892, d. 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Retzlaff.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Rolf married Edward Carl Retzlaff, son of Johann Retzlaff and Marie Hennings.
Birth1892Anna Rolf was born in 1892.
Death1958She died in 1958.

Lorraine Retzlaff

F
Father*Edward Carl Retzlaff b. 16 Dec 1890, d. 1928
Mother*Anna Rolf b. 1892, d. 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kuntz.
Life EventDateDescription
Lorraine Retzlaff was the daughter of Edward Carl Retzlaff and Anna Rolf.
MarriageLorraine Retzlaff married (?) Kuntz.

(?) Kuntz

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Kuntz married Lorraine Retzlaff, daughter of Edward Carl Retzlaff and Anna Rolf.

Clarence Retzlaff

M
Father*Edward Carl Retzlaff b. 16 Dec 1890, d. 1928
Mother*Anna Rolf b. 1892, d. 1958
Life EventDateDescription
Clarence Retzlaff was the son of Edward Carl Retzlaff and Anna Rolf.

Raymond Retzlaff

M
Father*Edward Carl Retzlaff b. 16 Dec 1890, d. 1928
Mother*Anna Rolf b. 1892, d. 1958
Life EventDateDescription
Raymond Retzlaff was the son of Edward Carl Retzlaff and Anna Rolf.

Laura M. Bussewitz

F, b. circa 1910
Father*Emil Bussewitz b. 3 Apr 1883
Mother*Emma Retzlaff b. 7 Mar 1888, d. 18 Apr 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1910Laura M. Bussewitz was born circa 1910 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff.

Dora J. Bussewitz

F, b. circa 1910
Father*Emil Bussewitz b. 3 Apr 1883
Mother*Emma Retzlaff b. 7 Mar 1888, d. 18 Apr 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1910Dora J. Bussewitz was born circa 1910 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff.

Hulda Emma Bussewitz

F, b. 1 December 1913, d. 2 January 1997
Father*Emil Bussewitz b. 3 Apr 1883
Mother*Emma Retzlaff b. 7 Mar 1888, d. 18 Apr 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Elfers.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHulda Emma Bussewitz married (?) Elfers.
Birth1 December 1913Hulda Emma Bussewitz was born on 1 December 1913 at Turtle Lake, Barron, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff.
Death2 January 1997Hulda Emma Bussewitz died on 2 January 1997 at age 83.

Alfred Emil Bussewitz

M, b. 1 June 1916, d. 7 February 1989
Father*Emil Bussewitz b. 3 Apr 1883
Mother*Emma Retzlaff b. 7 Mar 1888, d. 18 Apr 1972
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 June 1916Alfred Emil Bussewitz was born on 1 June 1916 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff.
Death7 February 1989Alfred Emil Bussewitz died on 7 February 1989 at Barron, Wisconsin, at age 72.

(?) Elfers

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Elfers married Hulda Emma Bussewitz, daughter of Emil Bussewitz and Emma Retzlaff.

Lois Jean Retzlaff

F, b. 28 August 1932, d. 6 October 2007
Father*Wylder A. Retzlaff b. 8 Apr 1904, d. 9 Nov 1983
Mother*Esther Feltz b. 2 Sep 1910, d. 28 Aug 1999
Lois J Retzlaff 1950 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Lois (Retzlaff) Moore 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 June 1951As of 12 June 1951,her married name was Moore.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 August 1932Lois Jean Retzlaff was born on 28 August 1932 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Wylder A. Retzlaff and Esther Feltz.
Marriage12 June 1951Lois Jean Retzlaff married Arthur E. Moore on 12 June 1951.
Death6 October 2007Lois Jean Retzlaff died on 6 October 2007 at age 75 Lois (Retzlaff) Moore obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal October 8, 2007 - Lois (Retzlaff) Moore obituary
  • Lois Jean Retzlaff graduated in 1950 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.