John L. Kutchen

John L. Kutchen

Male 1897 - 1970  (72 years)

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  • Name John L. Kutchen  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 27 Jul 1897  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18

    • 1) Shaun Kuchan«b»,«/b» male, age 40, born Austra, immigration 1891, labor mill, rent house.
      2) Francis Kuchan, female, married, age 30, Born Austra, immigration 1891.
      3) Mary Kuchan, female, age 10, born Austra.
      4. «b»John Kuchan«/b», male, age 2, born Pennsylvania.
      5) Poleeme Kuchan, female, age 1, born Pennsylvania.
    Census 1920  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16

    • «b»John Kutchen,«/b» lodger, age 22, born Pennsylvania, saleman dental suplly.
    Census 1930  Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Census 1940  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • [1]«b» John Kutchen«/b», age 42, born in Pnn, living at 505 Brentwood, Detroit, owned a tire shop.
      [2] Betty Kutchen, age 38, wife, born in Mich.
      [3] Charlene Kutchen, age 10, daughter.
      [4] John Kutchen Jr, age 6, son.
      [5] William Kutchen, age 3, son.
      [6] Barbara Kutchen, age 4/12, daughter
    Died Jun 1970  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22
    Cause: Hemorrhagic Stroke 
    Buried Jun 1970  Roseland Park Cemetary, Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    • Sec. 30, Lot 15
    Person ID I2  My Genealogy | Kucan, Kutchen, Kratofil
    Last Modified 16 May 2014 

    Father Antonius Stjepan Kucan,   b. 9 Jan 1859, Vucinic Selo, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1906, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Francisca Lucija Kratofil,   b. 9 Dec 1867, Vrbovsko, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1903, South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1888  St. Ivan Nepomuk Church, Vrobovsko Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25, 26
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ferne (Betty) Powley,   b. 13 Sep 1901, Deckerville, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1998, Lake Orion, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1927  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Children 
     1. Charlene Kutchen,   b. 9 Mar 1930, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1961, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 16 May 2014 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1897 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Hemorrhagic Stroke - Jun 1970 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Kutchen Sr
    John Kutchen Sr
    Mom & Dad 40th Anv.
    Mom & Dad 40th Anv.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    John & Betty Kutchen
    John & Betty Kutchen

    Albums
    3. John & Betty Powley Kutchen
    3. John & Betty Powley Kutchen (6)
    Family

  • Notes 
    • His birth name was JOANNES KUCAN. He was baptized at St. Nicholas
      Catholic Church, (a Croatian
      Catholic Church) when he was 6 days old. At the age of 7, his mother
      died and by the time he was 10
      his father was near death. It was at this time that he was put into St.
      Paul Orphanage in Pittsburgh.
      A year later, Father Elias Gusic of St. Nicholas Church had dad put with
      a person that Rev. Gusic
      called, "Uncle Antono Mance".

      He did not go to school beyond the eight grade but had to work long hours
      in their bowling alley. They would not let him eat with the family but
      could only eat the food that was left over from their meals. He
      was mistreated and so he ran away and never went back. I don't know how
      old he was at that time but I would guess he was in his early teen's.

      His World War I Draft Registration Card, (1917-1918) shows he was living at 495 Canfield,
      Detroit, Michigan and working at Lincoln Motor Car Company on West Warren, Detroit.

      The 1930 US Federal Census shows John, his wife Betty and their daughter
      Charlene living at 313 Wordsworth Street, Ferndale, Michigan. They were
      renting the house for $50.00 per month. Dad was a Retail Merchant
      selling tires and accessory.

      At that time he owned the Detroit Rubber Company, 149 W. Six Mile Rd,
      Detroit, the largest Goodyear dealership in Michigan. Goodyear would
      send their Blimp to Detroit to take dad for rides. About the start of
      World War II, he owned a gas station on Six Mile Road in Detroit. After
      the gas station, he sold used truck tires until he retired with a stroke. [1, 28, 29, 30]

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Interview with Barbara Tichenor, Tichenor, Barbara, Interview with author; Recorded 13 Sep 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S93] Interview - Jack Kutchen Jr, Kutchen, Jack, (2004), Personal knowledge (Reliability: 4), 7 Sep 2006.

    3. [S4] Personal Knowledge - Bill Kutchen, Personal knowledge. (Reliability: 3), 21 Nov 2008.

    4. [S94] Church Records, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana, USA, Joannes Kucan baptism & birth (1897); issued 25 June 2004 b y Diocese of Pittsburgh, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Churc h (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana). (Reliability: 3), 21 Nov 2007.

    5. [S95] Pennsylvania, Allegheny County - 1900 - USA Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, (www.heritagequestonline.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll 1363, Pittsburgh, enumeration district (ED) 282 , sheet 15B, p. 285, dwelling 2604 Josephline (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2010.

      1) Shaun Kuchan, male, age 40, born Austra, immigration 1891, labor mill, rent house.
      2) Francis Kuchan, female, married, age 30, Born Austra, immigration 1891.
      3) Mary Kuchan, female, age 10, born Austra.
      4. «b»John Kuchan«/b», male, age 2, born Pennsylvania.
      5) Poleeme Kuchan, female, age 1, born Pennsylvania.

      This census is hard to read. Ancestry.com has grandpa first name as Shaun and Heritage has it as Sthoms.

    6. [S96] Michigan, Wayne County - 1920 - US Census, Michigan, Wayne, (www.heritagequestonline.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T625, roll 808, Detroit, enumeration district (ED) 252, she et 3A, p. 215, dwelling 493 (Reliability: 3), 20 Jan 2010.

      1)«b»John Kutchen,«/b» Lodger, born Pennsylvania, age 22. salesman dental supply.

    7. [S97] Michigan, Oakland County 1930 - US Census, Michigan, Oakland, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 1016, Ferndale, enumeration district (ED) 25, sh eet 21B, dwelling 457 (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2010.

      1) «b»John Kutchen«/b», male, age 32, born Pennsylvania, retail tires.
      2) Betty Kutchen, female, age 28, born Michigan.
      3) Charlene Kutchen, female, age 1 month, born Michigan.

    8. [S91] Michigan, Wayne County - 1940 US Census, Michigan, Wayne, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T627, roll T627-1840, enumeration district (ED) 84-63, shee t 5A, p. 5A, household 137 (Reliability: 3), 15 Aug 2012.

      [1] John Kutchen, age 42, born in Pnn, living at 505 Brentwood, Detroit, owned a tire shop.
      [2] Betty Kutchen, age 38, wife, born in Mich.
      [3] Charlene Kutchen, age 10, daughter.
      [4] John Kutchen Jr, age 6, son.
      [5] William Kutchen, age 3, son.
      [6] Barbara Kutchen, age 4/12, daughter

    9. [S98] Interiew with Jack Kutchen, Kutchen, Jack, Interview with author; Recorded 13 Sep 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S17] Interview with Barbara Tichenor, Tichenor, Barbara, Interview with author (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S90] Birth Certificate, Michigan Department of Public Health, birth certificate (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S99] Birth Certificate Delayed, Pennsylvania. Allegheny., delayed birth certificate no. 13421 (1897), John Kutchen (K ucan). (Reliability: 4), 18 Nov 2007.

    13. [S100] World War I Draft, (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . www.ancestry.com : 1917-1918.), (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Feb 2006), Name, age, addres s and occupation. (Reliability: 3), 7 Feb 206.

    14. [S94] Church Records, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana, USA, John Kutchen letter from the church (1897); issued 24 Jun 2 004 by Diocese of Pittsburgh, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian C hurch (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana). (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2006.

    15. [S95] Pennsylvania, Allegheny County - 1900 - USA Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, (www.heritagequestonline.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll 1363, Pittsburgh, enumeration district (ED) 282 , sheet 15B, p. 285, dwelling 2604 Josephline (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2010.

      1) Shaun Kuchan, male, age 40, born Austra, immigration 1891, labor mill, rent house.
      2) Francis Kuchan, female, married, age 30, Born Austra, immigration 1891.
      3) Mary Kuchan, female, age 10, born Austra.
      4«b») John Kuchan«/b», male, age 2, born Pennsylvania.
      5) Poleeme Kuchan, female, age 1, born Pennsylvania.

      This census is hard to read. Ancestry.com has grandpa first name as Shaun and Heritage has it as Sthoms.

    16. [S96] Michigan, Wayne County - 1920 - US Census, Michigan, Wayne, (www.heritagequestonline.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T625, roll 808, Detroit, enumeration district (ED) 252, she et 3A, p. 215, dwelling 493 (Reliability: 3), 20 Jan 2010.

      1)John Kutchen, Lodger, born Pennsylvania, age 22. salesman dental supply.

    17. [S97] Michigan, Oakland County 1930 - US Census, Michigan, Oakland, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 1016, Ferndale, enumeration district (ED) 25, sh eet 21B, dwelling 457 (Reliability: 3), 27 Jan 2010.

      1)«b» John Kutchen«/b», male, age 32, born Pennsylvania, retail tires.
      2) Betty Kutchen, female, age 28, born Michigan.
      3) Charlene Kutchen, female, age 1 month, born Michigan.

    18. [S95] Pennsylvania, Allegheny County - 1900 - USA Census, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, (www.heritagequestonline.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T623, roll 1363, Pittsburgh, enumeration district (ED) 282 , sheet 15B, p. 285, dwelling 2604 Josephline (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2010.

      1) «b»Shaun Kuchan«/b», male, age 40, born Austra, immigration 1891, labor mill, rent house.
      2) Francis Kuchan, female, married, age 30, Born Austra, immigration 1891.
      3) Mary Kuchan, female, age 10, born Austra.
      4. John Kuchan, male, age 2, born Pennsylvania.
      5) Poleeme Kuchan, female, age 1, born Pennsylvania.

      This census is hard to read. Ancestry.com has grandpa first name as Shaun and Heritage has it as Sthoms.

    19. [S311] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 27 Mar 2014), entry for John L. Kutchen, person ID LZKZ-6XN. (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S4] Personal Knowledge - Bill Kutchen, Personal knowledge. (Reliability: 4), 21 Nov 2008.

    21. [S101] Death Certificate John Kutchen, Michigan. Wayne., death certificate no. 8666 (1970), John Lawrence Kutchen. (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 2008.

    22. [S102] Grave Markers - Roseland Park, John L Kutchen, Section 30; Lot 15; Grave 4 & 5; Personall y read by Bill Kutchen, 2007. (Reliability: 3), 9 Jun 2007.
      Kutchen, John L. 1897-1970
      Betty F. Kutchen 1901-1998

    23. [S103] Remembrance Card of John L. Kutchen Sr, McInnes-Desmond Funeral Home (Highland Park, Michigan), Name & Dates (Reliability: 3), 2006.

    24. [S3] Croatian Newsletter, Lipak, "Mary Kaydich". (Reliability: 3), 5 May 2006.
      The letter is from the Detroit Croatian Lodge informing the members of Mary Kaydich death and telling them her life story.

    25. [S4] Personal Knowledge - Bill Kutchen (Reliability: 3).
      They were married in the St. Ivan (John) Nepomuk Church in Vrbovsko, Croatia.

    26. [S5] E-mail fropm John Stefanac, John Stefaniac, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] (Reliability: 3).

    27. [S312] Marriage License, Michigan. Wayne County., Marriage License #82 27313 and Certificate of Marriage, Joh n L. Kutchen-Elisabeth F. Powley, 1927 (Reliability: 3), 14 Dec 2007.
      Certificate of Marriage dated August 10, 1927 and sign by Rev. Walter Firth.

    28. [S104] Kutchen, Jack personal knowledge, Kutchen, Jack, Personal knowledge; Recorded 13 Sep 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S4] Personal Knowledge - Bill Kutchen, Personal knowledge. (Reliability: 3), 22 Nov 2008.

    30. [S94] Church Records, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana, USA, Kutchen letter from the church (1897); issued 24 Jun 2004 b y Diocese of Pittsburgh, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Churc h (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana). (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2006.