Anna Frana

Anna Frana

Female 1883 - 1947  (63 years)

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  • Name Anna Frana 
    Born 24 Jul 1883  Tu Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • About the place of birth. A colleague who is from the Czech Republic looked over the historical documents that I have found and assisted with the place names as they exist today. To the best of our knowledge, this is the correct place of birth. However, it is important to note that during the span of time encompassing the immigration, and since, the area was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany and the Soviet Union. The Germans used their names for Czech towns on records making in necessary to find lists of these town names and the corresponding Czech place names.

      Anna's Death Certificate reports her date of birth as 24 July 1882.

      Anna's Naturalization records report her birth as 24 July 1883. Since the naturalization documents were created with direct interaction with Anna, the date on these records should be considered the most accurate at this time.
    Gender Female 
    Miscellaneous Death Certificate Number: 0001322 
    Immigration 16 Nov 1912  Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Departure from Bremen, Germany for New York.  
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. and family listed on the manifest for the vessel, S.S. George Washington arriving at Ellis Island in 1912.
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    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. and family listed on the manifest for the vessel, S.S. George Washington arriving at Ellis Island in 1912.
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    Immigration 25 Nov 1912  Ellis Island, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Arrives in the United States of America aboard the vessel, S.S. George Washington.  
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. and family listed on the manifest for the vessel, S.S. George Washington arriving at Ellis Island in 1912.
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    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. Ship Manifest
    James Schimka Sr. and family listed on the manifest for the vessel, S.S. George Washington arriving at Ellis Island in 1912.
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    Residence 7 Feb 1920  Thacker St, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    James Schimka 1920 Census
    James Schimka 1920 Census
    James Schimka and family enumerated on the 1920 Census in Cook County, Illinois pg 2 of 2.
    Residence 2 Apr 1930  1064 Thacker St, Des Plaines, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    James Schimka 1930 Census
    James Schimka 1930 Census
    James Schimka and family on the 1930 Census including his oldest son, also named James, married to his first wife, Lydia.
    Naturalization 1 Jan 1931  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Petition for Naturalization 
    Anna Frana-Schimka's Petition for Naturalization
    Anna Frana-Schimka's Petition for Naturalization
    Residence 1 Jan 1931  1132 Thacker Street, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Home address given on the date of filing her Petition for Naturalization. 
    Residence 17 Apr 1940  1064 Thacker St, Des Plaines, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    James Schimka Sr. family, 1940 Census, Des Plaines, Illinois.
    James Schimka Sr. family, 1940 Census, Des Plaines, Illinois.
    Naturalization 24 Jun 1941  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Naturalization 
    Address:
    1132 Thacker Street
    Des Plaines, IL 
    Anna Schimka Naturalization Index Card
    Anna Schimka Naturalization Index Card
    Index card to Anna Frana-Schimka's naturalization records. It was a little strange to find this index card since Anna was named on her husband's Declaration of Intention to become a naturalized citizen as well as all of their children. Perhaps there were fees involved that they could not afford to pay all at once or maybe Anna wasn't able to be present when James swore his oath and had to repeat the application process. I haven't obtained copies of the original documents from the Cook County Archives yet but I do plan to request a search at a future date.
    Anna Frana-Schimka Certificate of Naturalization
    Anna Frana-Schimka Certificate of Naturalization
    Died 12 Jan 1947  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Anna's residence at the time of her death was 1132 Thacker street, Des Plaines, Ill., so Chicago as the place of death might be incorrect.
    Buried 16 Jan 1947  Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Bohemian National Cemetery
    Bohemian National Cemetery
    The entry at Bohemian National Cemetery. Bohemian National was added as a national historical site at the cemetery's centennial in 1977.
    James Schimka and Anna Frana-Schimka Headstone at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.
    James Schimka and Anna Frana-Schimka Headstone at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.
    Person ID I224  Schimka Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2015 

    Father Jakob Frana,   b. 1844 
    Mother Marie Schafarschik 
    Married 4 Sep 1870  [11
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Schimka, Sr,   b. 7 Jan 1882, Čermn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1940, 750 South State Street, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1902  Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Schimka, Jr,   b. 15 Dec 1903, N Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1957, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Joseph Schimka, Sr,   b. 24 Jul 1907, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1970, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Carl Schimka,   b. 25 Feb 1909, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1984, Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Frances Schimka,   b. 30 Jun 1911, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anthony Schimka,   b. 16 Nov 1915, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1976, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. John Schimka,   b. 17 Apr 1919, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1961, St. Pete Beach, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Mary Schimka,   b. 28 Apr 1919, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1988, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +8. Edward Schimka,   b. 22 Mar 1922, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1967, 100 North River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     9. Helen Schimka,   b. 9 Jul 1925, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 2002, Melrose Park, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Photos
    S.S. George Washingtion
    S.S. George Washingtion
    SS George Washington, the ship that carried the Schimka Family to the United States in 1912.
    S.S. George Washingtion Post Card post World War I
    S.S. George Washingtion Post Card post World War I
    A post card of the SS George Washington, one of the largest passenger ships of its time. After World War I the S.S. George Washington was taken over by the United States Lines and passenger service resumed.
    USS George Washington
    USS George Washington
    USS George Washington. This is likely a post 1917 photo. The SS George Washington was siezed by United States Lines in 1917 and served as a troop carrier during WWII. The writing on the photo is likely that of a soldier at the end of WWI or WWII.
    The Schimka Family
    The Schimka Family
    A portrait of the Schimka family shortly after arriving in The United States of America.
    James Schimka Sr. Standing in the back.
    Unknown Woman sitting on the left (In White).
    Anna Frana-Schimka sitting on the right (In Black).
    Carl Schimka standing in the middle (In White).
    Frances Schimka standing on right.
    James Schimka Jr. lying on the ground at the left.
    Joseph Schimka lying on the ground at the right.
    Documents
    James Schimka Petition for Naturalization
    James Schimka Petition for Naturalization
    James Schimka and family Petition for Naturalization
    James Schimka 1957 Death Certificate
    James Schimka 1957 Death Certificate
    John Schimka's 1919 Baptism
    John Schimka's 1919 Baptism
    Carl Schimka's Social Security Application
    Carl Schimka's Social Security Application
    Joseph Schimka's Social Security Application
    Joseph Schimka's Social Security Application
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1883 - Tu Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1902 - Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrives in the United States of America aboard the vessel, S.S. George Washington. - 25 Nov 1912 - Ellis Island, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Feb 1920 - Thacker St, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Apr 1930 - 1064 Thacker St, Des Plaines, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Petition for Naturalization - 1 Jan 1931 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Home address given on the date of filing her Petition for Naturalization. - 1 Jan 1931 - 1132 Thacker Street, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Apr 1940 - 1064 Thacker St, Des Plaines, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Naturalization - 24 Jun 1941 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jan 1947 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jan 1947 - Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Anna Frana-Schimka Portrait
    Anna Frana-Schimka Portrait
    A portrait of Anna Frana-Schimka shortly after arrival in The United States of America. This photo is cropped from a family portrait.
    The Schimka Family
    The Schimka Family
    A portrait of the Schimka family shortly after arriving in The United States of America.
    James Schimka Sr. Standing in the back.
    Unknown Woman sitting on the left (In White).
    Anna Frana-Schimka sitting on the right (In Black).
    Carl Schimka standing in the middle (In White).
    Frances Schimka standing on right.
    James Schimka Jr. lying on the ground at the left.
    Joseph Schimka lying on the ground at the right.
    Anna Frana-Schimka c1935
    Anna Frana-Schimka c1935
    Anna Frana-Schimka holding Annette Schimka
    Anna Frana-Schimka holding Annette Schimka
    Written on the back of the photo is Anna Schimka and Annette Schimka.
    From the left, Helen Joan Schimka, Helen Schimka, Anna Frana-Schimka holding Antoinette Schimka, Joseph Edward Schimka Jr. kneeling in front.
    From the left, Helen Joan Schimka, Helen Schimka, Anna Frana-Schimka holding Antoinette Schimka, Joseph Edward Schimka Jr. kneeling in front.
    From the left, Helen Joan Schimka, Helen Schimka, Anna Frana-Schimka holding Antoinette Schimka, Joseph Edward Schimka Jr. kneeling in front.
    Anna Frana-Schimka, Lucille Nitti-Schimka, James Schimka Jr.
    Anna Frana-Schimka, Lucille Nitti-Schimka, James Schimka Jr.

    Documents
    James Schimka 1920 Census
    James Schimka 1920 Census
    James Schimka enumerated on the 1920 Census in Cook County, Illinois page 1 of 2.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1066] The Ellis Island Archives, American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC).

    2. [S1064] Immigration and Naturalization Records, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL.

    3. [S753] List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Immigration, Commissioner of Immigration.

    4. [S1048] 1920 U.S. Census, Department of Commerce and Labor - Bureau of the Census.

    5. [S1049] 1930 U.S. Census, Department of Commerce and Labor - Bureau of the Census .

    6. [S1090] U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, C-File: 5274464.

    7. [S1147] 1940 U.S. Census, Department of Commerce and Labor - Bureau of the Census.

    8. [S1069] Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions.

    9. [S1065] America's Obituaries and Death Notices, NewsBank Inc.
      See Burial citation for more detail.

    10. [S1065] America's Obituaries and Death Notices, NewsBank Inc., 14 Jan 1947.
      Chicago Tribune (IL) - January 14, 1947
      SCHIMKA
      Deceased Name: Anna Schimka
      Anna Schimka, 1132 Thacker street, Des Plaines, Ill., beloved wife of the late James, dear mother of James, Joseph, Carl, Frances Hermes, Tony, John, Mary Haas, Edward, and Helen, sister of John Frana. Resting at funeral home. Lee at Perry streets, Des Plaines, where services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment Bohemian National.
      Chicago Tribune (IL)
      Date: January 14, 1947
      Edition: Chicago Tribune
      Record Number: 19470114dn101

    11. [S1227] The Pytlik Family Tree, Helga Pytlik (I4283).