Francisca Lucija Kratofil

Female 1867 - 1903  (35 years)


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  • Name Francisca Lucija Kratofil  [1, 2
    Born 9 Dec 1867  Vrbovsko, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • Death records of Pittsburgh put her birth year as 1867. The 1900 Federal
      Census put her birth year as 1870.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • 1) Shaun Kuchan«b»,«/b» male, age 40, born Austra, immigration 1891, labor mill, rent house.
      2«b») Francis Kucha«/b»n, 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.
    Died 8 Sep 1903  South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Burns due to an exploding oil lamp 
    Buried 9 Sep 1903  Saint Peters Cementery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I4  My Genealogy | Kucan, Kutchen, Kratofil
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father Mate Kratofil,   b. , , , Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , , Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marija Bozic,   b. , , , Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [7
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 5 Feb 1888  St. Ivan Nepomuk Church, Vrobovsko Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. Mary Kutchen,   b. 30 Sep 1889, Vrbovsko, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1971, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. John L. Kutchen,   b. 27 Jul 1897, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1970, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Pauline Kutchen,   b. 26 Feb 1900, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1970, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Annette Kutchen,   b. 25 Jan 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1987, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Joseph Kutchen,   b. 21 Feb 1903, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1973, Calumet City, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1867 - Vrbovsko, Primorje-Gorski, Croatia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1888 - St. Ivan Nepomuk Church, Vrobovsko Croatia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Vrbovsko, Croatia
    Vrbovsko, Croatia
    Home of the Kucan
    St Ivan Church
    St Ivan Church
    The church that Anton & Francisa were married

    Histories
    Croatia
    Croatia
    KUCAN, (Kutchen), KRATOFIL

  • Notes 
    • Francisca's Husband, Antonius KUCAN came to American in 1892. Francisca and their daughter, Mary came in 1892. The KUCAN name was change to KUCHAN as it show up in the 1900 U.S.
      Census amd Francisa Death Records. By 1907, KUCHAN was change to KUTCHEN as that
      was the surname of my father when he was put in the orphanage.

      Francisca died in 1903, six months after giving birth to Joseph. She died as a results of an oil lamp explosion.

      The above is from many sources: 1900 US Federal Census, Francisca Death Records, Letter from The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and interviews with family members. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Church Records, St. Nicholas R. C. Croatian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana, USA, Kucan 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.

    2. [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) «b»Francis Kuchan«/b», 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.

    3. [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.

    4. [S16] Registry of Death, Pennsylvania. Allegheny. Pittsburgh., Annie Kuchan. (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 2007.

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

    6. [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.

    7. [S16] Registry of Death, Pennsylvania. Allegheny. Pittsburgh., Annie Kuchan. (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 2007.

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

    9. [S4] Personal Knowledge - Bill Kutchen, Personal knowledge. (Reliability: 1), 22 Nov 2008.