Michael "Mike" Cizek


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1. Bessie Katherine Kopriva

Michael "Mike" Cizek 2 3

  • Born: 2 Feb 1865, Tábor, , Bohemia, Czechoslovakia 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Bessie Katherine Kopriva on 13 Jan 1890 in Chelsea, Tama, IA, USA 1
  • Died: 28 Jan 1942, Traer, Tama, IA at age 76 1 3
  • Buried: 31 Jan 1942, Clutier, Tama, IA, USA 1 5

   Another name for Michael was Michael Chizek.2 4 6 7

   FamilySearch ID: L128-MHK.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Moved: 1879, Chelsea, Tama, IA, USA. 1

2. He was naturalized on 11 Oct 1892 in Toledo, Tama, IA. 8

3. Census in 1900 in Carroll Twp., Tama, IA. 9 The 1900 census recorded owning a farm: Mike Chizek, farmer, 34, born Feb 1866, living with wife Blanch, 28, Aug 1871. The census recorded they were married for 10 years and had birthed 5 children, all alive in 1900. Living with them: Anna, 8, Dec 1891; Clara, 6, Dec 1893; Fred, 4, Jan 1896; Albina, 2, Mar 1898; and daughter Aggie, 0, May 1900. All the children were born in Iowa. Mike and Blanch and their parents were born in Bohemia. Mike immigrated in 1880 and had become a U.S. citizen. Blanch immigrated in 1884.

4. Cause of Death: Mike died at home from cerebral hemorrhage due to arteriosclerosis, 28 Jan 1942, Traer, Tama, IA. 3

5. Occupation: retired farmer on 28 Jan 1942 in Traer, Tama, IA. 3

6. Obituary: The Courier: obituary of Mike Cizek on 29 Jan 1942 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA, USA. 1 Mike Cizek, Traer, Dies at Age of 76
Traer, la. -- Mike Cizek, 76, died Wednesday at his home here of complications of age. He was born Feb. 2, 1865, in Bohemia, and came to Chelsea, Ia., when he was 14. He married Bessie Kopriza of Clutier Jan. 13, 1890. Mr. Cizek farmed west of Clutier for 3 few years, and later southwest of Traer for 24 years, retiring 17 years ago. Surviving are his widow, three sons, Fred, Peter and Emiel Traer; five daughters, Mrs. Fred Wagart, Marshalltown; Mrs. Charles Uchytil, Clutier; Mrs. Merle Beecher, Dinsdale; Mrs. Joseph Pataza, Vinton, and Mrs. Carl Nelson, Traer; 30 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe, near Waterloo, and Frank, in Nebraska. Funeral services will be at 9 a. m. Friday at the home and at 10 in St. Vaclav Catholic church west of Clutier. Burial will be in St. Vaclav cemetery.

7. The Courier: probate ofMike Cizek on 12 Feb 1942 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA, USA. 10 The estate of Mike Cizek, 78, Traer, who died Jan. 28, 1942, is worth $4,050, with indebtedness of $500, according to Inventory filed. Value of his equity in real estate is estimated to be $4,000. Heirs are the widow, Bessie Cizek, of Traer, and eight children, Anna Vajgrt, Marshalltown: Clara Uchytil and Fred Cizek, Clutier; Albina Beecher, Dinsdale; Agnes Patava. Vintoli, and Peter Cizek, Emil Cizek and Stella Nelson, of Traer.

Michael married Bessie Katherine Kopriva on 13 Jan 1890 in Chelsea, Tama, IA, USA.1 (Bessie Katherine Kopriva was born on 23 Sep 1872 in Lidice, , , CSK,4 5 died on 8 Dec 1956 in Traer, Tama, IA 5 and was buried in Clutier, Tama, IA, USA 5.)


1 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 29 Jan 1942, page 8. Obituary of Mike Cizek.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50363976.

3 Ancestry.com, "Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952," Certificate 864/215 Mike Cizek, b. 2 Feb 1865 Czecho-Slovak d. 28 Jan 1942 Traer IA father Joe Cizek mother Mary Cizek spouse Bessie Cizek.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9LK-GS3 Blanch Chizek in household of Mike Chizek, Carroll Township, Tama, Iowa, United States; citing sheet , family 12, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240460.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50363993.

6 FamilySearch.org, Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KLWV-XYG Merrill E Beecher and Albina S Chizek, 1918.

7 Ancestry.com, "Iowa, U.S., Births (series) 1880-1904, 1921-1944 and Delayed Births (series), 1856-1940," Albina Stella Chizek b. 5 Mar 1898 in Chelsea IA father Mike Chizek b. Bohemia mother Bessie Koptrivo b. Bohemia.

8 Ancestry.com, "U.S., Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992," Michael Cizek, Tama Co. IA, 28 years old born in Bohemia, naturalized 11 Oct 1892.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9LK-GSS Mike Chizek, Carroll Township, Tama, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 1B, family 12, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240460.

10 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 12 Feb 1942, page 15.

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