In the 1910 Cleveland census, Johny became John KOTAPISH: head, John, 43, md 20 yrs, Austria AT AT, shoemaker wife, Rosie, 50, 7 chn, 5 living, AT AT AT son, Charles, 12, OH dau, Julia, 11, OH dau, Rose, 8, OH bdr, Joe BERANEK, 22, AT AT AT
And sometime after 1910 John became Joseph!
Rose KOTAPISH d 26 Apr 1939 in Bedford City Hospital, Cuyahoga, OH. Her son Charles said she was 83, married to Joseph, was born in Bohemia and her father was Vaclav JILEK bp Bohemia but he didn't know her mother's name. Charles Kotapish's address was 1763 E. 32nd, Cleveland. Rose was buried 29 Apr 1939 in Harvard Grove Cemetery, Cleveland.
Joseph KOTAPISH d 23 Feb 1942 in the Cleveland City Infirmary, Warrensville, Cuyahoga, OH. His usual address was 1763 E. 32nd, Cleveland and his son Charles didn't know much about his father. Charles said he was born May 12 no year in Czechoslovakia, was about 75, was the widow of Rose but he didn't know Joseph's parents' names or their birthplaces. Joseph was buried 25 Feb 1942 in Harvard Grove.