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Anna Kocum Hlousek Urban
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Birth: 1882, Czech Republic
Death: 1941
Tripp County
South Dakota, USA

Anna Kocum was born in 1882 in Sobetice, Zapadocesky, Pilsen Region, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, near the town of Klatovy. She immigrated to the United States in 1900 with her cousin, Jim Andrle, and went to Melrose, Wisconsin where some of her aunts and uncles were.

One of her aunts answered a "mail-order bride" ad in her name and put her on a train for Fairfax, South Dakota. She married Joseph Hlousek III on 19 November 1901 in Fairfax, Gregory County, South Dakota. They had two daughters, Carrie Rose and Emma Anna.

Eventually, Anna got her parents and siblings over from Bohemia. With their support, Anna divorced Joseph Hlousek on 15 December 1908. In 1912, she took out a homestead three miles southwest of Colome in Tripp County, South Dakota.

About 1913, she married Francis "Frank" J. Urban. They had a son, Francis "Frankie" J. Urban, Jr.

Anna died in 1941 and is buried in the Colome Cemetery, Colome, Gregory County, South Dakota.


Anna Kocum was born in Czechoslovakia November 2, 1881, and passed away at the Winner General hospital on April 4, 1941, at the age of 59 years, 5 months, and 2 days.

She came to America at the age of 19 years, and was later united in marriage to Frank J. Urban.

In addition to the husband, she leaves to mourn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Russell and Mrs. Emma Spinar; a son, Frank Urban, Jr.; and six grand children, all of Colome. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Urban of Tekamah, Nebraska, and two brothers, Joe Kocum of Anoka, Nebr., and Jim Kocum of Tekamah, Nebr.

[Colome Times, April 1941]

Family links: 
  Josef Kocum (1850 - 1913)
  Veronyka Kocum (1860 - 1925)
  Frank Urban (1882 - 1964)*
  Joseph Hlousek (1874 - 1941)*
  Caroline Rose Hlousek Urban Russell (1904 - 1985)*
  Emma Anna Hlousek Urban Spinar (1905 - 1994)*
  Anna Kocum Hlousek Urban (1882 - 1941)
  James Kocum (1884 - 1969)*
  Joseph Kocum (1893 - 1981)*
  Louis Kocum (1896 - 1940)*
  Agnes Kocum Nachtigal (1899 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Colome Cemetery
Tripp County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Nov 24, 2013
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Anna <i>Kocum</i> Hlousek Urban
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Anna <i>Kocum</i> Hlousek Urban
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