(Abt 1785-)
Mrs Klobasa
(Abt 1785-)
(Abt 1790-)
(Abt 1790-)
Anthony KLOBASA, Sr
(Abt 1815-1873)


Family Links

Katherine MOLLER

Anton KLOBASA, Jr 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 22 Apr 1848, Chocen, Bohemia
  • Married: 31 Jul 1873, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 1 2
  • Died: 15 Apr 1940, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Buried: Cemetery, Gateway Gardens, B 15, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 7

   Other names for Anton were Anton and Antonin.

   General Notes:

Father Anton, Son Anton (< 30yo), Son Anthony (> 30yo) Aft Death of Father.

St Louis Directory
1874: Anton KLOBASA Printer & Anna KLOBASA Widow, 2016 Kosciusko.
1890: Anthony KLOBASA Press, r2716 Russell.
1900: Anthony KLOBASA Ins.1708 S Broadway, r2716 Russell.
1909: Anthony KLOBASA Pres Klobasa Bros. Undertaking & Livery Co 1805 Russell, r2716 Russell.

1880 US Census
Missouri V41 ED384 Sh5 L25:
Anthony KLOBASA, 2712 Russell Ave, Born Bohemia, 32 yo, L/w Mother, Wife, Brother-in-law, 3 Children Lydia 5yo, Ludwig 3yo, Ella 1 2/12, Printer.

1900 US Census
Missouri Vol 35 Ed 146 Sheet 21 Line 17:
Anthony KLOBASA Born 52 yo Apr 1848 Citiz Na 2716 Russell, Katie 52 yo wife Jul 1847 Bohemia, Louis E son Jan 1877, William A son Jun 1880 (sic <1881), George C son Jan 1886, Ella A dau Aug 1880 (sic <1879), Hazel G dau Nov 1890).

Email 16 Jan 2001 John Anthony KLOBASA: "...Do you have a copy of Anton Klobasa"s memoirs? If not, provide me with your mailing address and I will send you a copy. Very interesting reading..."

Memories of My Boyhood, Anthony Klobasa (Jr), St Louis MO 1937:
p3 "This is a simple story of my early life, written at the request of some of my friends.
p5 "I was born in the time of the revolution, on the 22nd day of April, 1848, in the town of Chocen, Bohemia, Austria (which since the World War has become, through the influence of President Wilson and the eminent statesman, Thomas G Masaryk, the Republic of Czecho-Slovakia)...
p37 "...Here I discovered that aside from setting newspaper type I know very little of the art of printing, and that my apprenticeship of two years at the weekly newspaper office had been a waste of time. It happened, however, that one day a young man who was running a small press became ill and the job on his press had to be finished. The foreman asked me if I thought I could run off that job. 'Certainly I can' was my reply, for I had been watching this young man for several days and felt that I knew how to proceed with the job. I finished it satisfactorily, and as a result I graduated from the case work into the press room of which I afterwards became foreman and remained in the printing business for twenty-three years, when my health began to fail on account of the close confinement...
p38 "...And now, in the past few years, my life is changed and with so many hour so leisure I find myself reminiscing. My childhood is like so many pictures which stand out in clear relief, and I have spent many happy days in my attempt to reproduce them in a small way.
"After my marriage in 1873, I found myself actively engaged in many civic affairs. I was a tireless worker in the Czech Lodge CSPS and also inaugurated the first Building and Loan Association in St Louis which proved to be successful. All this, together with my insurance business and the responsibilities of a large and growing family kept me very busy, therefore I was unable to gratify the one wish of my life- to again see my birthplace in Czech-Slovakia- until I was past 70.
"This trip in 1925 was made in company of good friends, Mr and Mrs J W Wisa of Chicago and it made me very happy to see my old home and meet some distant relatives who received us with much hospitality. Again in 1930, I had the pleasure to visit Europe with my daughters and my grandson. This time we spent a most enjoyable month in Chocen and the beautiful surrounding country.
"Contented and well satisfied with my visits, I was happy to return to my home in St Louis.

ANCESTRY.COM 11 Feb 2001
Database: St Louis Marriages 1804-1876
Name: Klobasa, Anthony; Spouse: Moller, Catherine; Date of Marriage: 31 July 1873; Vol/pg: 16-032.

ANCESTRY.COM 19 Jul 2000
Database: Missouri Census, 1830-70
Year, Surname, Given Name (s), County, State, Page, Township or Other Info, Record Type, Database, ID#:
1860, KLOBASA, ANNA, St. Lewis (sic) County, MO, 733, 2 W. St.Louis, Federal Population Schedule, MO 1860 Federal Census Index, MO08637926
1860, KLOBASA, ANTON, St. Lewis (sic) County, MO, 732, 2 W. St.Louis, Federal Population Schedule, MO 1860 Federal Census, Index, MO08637927

Database: St. Louis, Missouri Directories, 1889-1890
Name, Business Name, Occupation, Location 1, Location 2, City, State, Year
Anthony Klobasa, press., r. 2716 Russell avenue, St. Louis, MO, 1890

IGI Batch No. M515699 Source Call No. 0528180 1873-77 Anthony KLOBASA Married Catherine Moller 31 Jul 1873 St Louis St Louis MO.

28 Jun 2001 John Klobasa:
Dad is buried in Gateway Gardens Section B, Lot 15. Anton is buried there along with my mother Virginia, My grandmother Vida, my grandfather E. Louis, my dad's brother Louis, and various of my grandfather's siblings who all died relatively young (except for Grace Hazel, his sister, never married, who lived well into her 80's).

This cemetery is now known as Gateway Gardens. The stones were read in 1997 by Carmella Kranz and her friend Penny Lemon.
KLOBASA, ANTHONY 4-22-1849 KLOBASA, KATHERINE MOLLER b. 7-7-1947 (sic <1847) d. 6-24-1907 KLOBASA, A. ELLA b. 1878 d. 1936 KLOBASA, ANTHONY b. 1848 d. 1940 KLOBASA, CATHERINE M. b. 1847 d. 1907 KLOBASA, LYDIA b. 1874 d. 1893 KLOBASA, C. GEORGE b. 1885 d. 1902 KLOBASA, A. WM. b. 1880 d. 1914 KLOBASA, E. LOUIS Jr. b. 10-26-1906 d. 4-21-1932 KLOBASA, VEDA R. b. 6-2-1875 d. 10-8-1965 KLOBASA, E. LOUIS b. 1-1-1877 d. 10-8-1966 KLOBASA, VIRGINIA Y. b. 1-26-1918 d. 12-20-1986 KLOBASA, G. HAZEL b. 1890 d. 1976.
(NB: while Anton KLOBASA Sr not buried here, his son Anthony KLOBASA Jr's entire family is including self, wife, 5 children, 1 grandson, 2 wives of grandchildren are.)

Czech periodical 'Hospodar' (The Farmer) 1935-1960
Copyright 2000 by Margie SobotkaEastern Nebraska Genealogical Society
Compiled and typed for submission to the NEGenWeb project by Margie SobotkaThe following index of death notices appeared in the Czech periodical 'Hospodar' (The Farmer) starting with the year of 1935. At first, the death notices were very brief, but most contained the death date and where they were born. However, in later issues there was more information contained in the notices. this index covers the issues from 1935 to 1960. In the following index is the name, date of issue of periodical and the page of where it can be found. Anyone wishing a copy of the death notice in Czech can send $1.00 and SASE to:Margie Sobotka 8686 NORTH 204 STELKHORN NE 68022-3900
Klobasa, Antonin...St. Louis, Mo (15 May 1940) - p 607.

EMAIL- John Anthony KLOBASA- 17 May 2001
"Thanks again for the invite.
"I note that the 'Genealogy' section references Ulysses Grant. I did not see him on the internet site, although I could have missed him. I recall stories from my grandfather (Edward Louis Klobasa) about how Grant and his father (Anthony Klobasa) would go with horse and buggy down Gravois Rd. on weekends and 'visit' the bars. Seems as if the horse always knew the way home regardless of their condition in the wee hours of the morning. I did not know, however, that there may be a link in the family tree."

   Marriage Information:

Anton married Katherine MOLLER, daughter of MOLLER, on 31 Jul 1873 in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 1 2. (Katherine MOLLER was born on 7 Jul 1847 in , Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, died on 24 Jun 1907 in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 8 and was buried on 27 Jun 1907 in Cemetery, Gateway Gardens, B 15, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA 7.)


1 St Louis Marriage Records Index, Vol 16, Pg 32.

2 International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, IGI, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997), IGI Batch No M515699 Source Call No 0528180 1873-77.

3 Memories of My Boyhood, Anthony Klobasa, Jr, St Louis MO 1937, Pgs 3, 5, 37-38.

4 St Louis City Directory, 1865-1909.

5 US Census 1880, Missouri V41 ED384 Sh5 L25.

6 US Census 1900, Missouri Vol 35 Ed 146 Sheet 21 Line 17.

7 Headstones at Old & New Picker's Cemeteries, Carmella Kranz and Penny Lemon, 1997, http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/mo/stlouis/cemetery/pickers.txt.

8 Obituary Index, St Louis Post Dispatch Obituaries http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/obit07b.htm.

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