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Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1088384600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kaspar, Novak, Hartman/Hartmann, and Parker
Looking for information on Frank Kaspar who lived in the Chicago, IL. area. He had a store on Blue Island Avenue in the 1870's. He was married to Mary Salficki, also of Chicago,IL. They had 4 boys and 2 girls. I think they are buried in the Boheim Cemetery in Chicago, IL.
These of my husband's relations. He knows that some of the Kaspar's moved to the Ohio area. If any one has any information on this side of the family it would help me to peice together what information I have and for my husband to find any living relatives.
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Re: Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1095308916000
Classification: Query
I may have some information for you regarding Frank Kaspar.
He may have been the brother of my grandfather, Josef Kaspar.
I have done a genealogy on the family and have the following:
Frank Kaspar may have been born in Smecice or Korkorov, Bohemia in about 1858 or so. I have my grandfather's birth certificates so perhaps they were both born in the same village.
Frank Kaspar had a wife named Mary. I don't know about the business in Blue Island, however, when the family came to the US they were sponsored by a Zabran family in Blue Island. Could be a coincidence or not.

Frank was a renowned clarinet mouthpiece maker and worked for some time in the Chicago and Cicero area, later moving to Ann Arbor, Mich to work with the U of M. band.

He would have been my mothers' uncle. My mother was Mary Kaspar. If this sounds like it could be the same family I would be deligted to hear from you. Camille Smith

Re: Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1298043238000
Classification: Query
I know this is a few years ago, but I just started to look for information regarding Frank Kaspar. My grandfather was Frank Kaspar who lived in Cicero, and was married to Olga. He was the cousin of Frank (Mary) Kaspar. He also was a clarinet mouthpiece maker. I am trying to find information on his parents from Czech. They died when he was very young. He and his brother Gustav came to America in 1910.

Re: Frank Kaspar

Posted: 1299385229000
Classification: Query
That is the same information that I have. I know the Zabran family were the ones that the family talked about. I think work in their store on Blue Inland. I have a picture of Frank(I think it is him) in front. My husband also side that Frank made mouthpiece clarinets. Also that one of his grandfathers soled his patent for lovere windows(like the ones used in greenhouses for a 5 cent raise. All that I know isthat they called him Iron Man Hartmann. I think I still have the newpaper that in was in.
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