Re: Koci Relatives ????
My mother, Camille June Dorsey (nee Koci) was born in Riverside, IL to Ludvik and Elsie (nee Prucha) Koci.
Ludvik's parents were Ludvik and Katerina (nee Novak) Koci.
Elsie Prucha's parents were Frank and Antonie (nee Franek) Prucha.
Our family is related to Kim Novak, the Czech-American actress, by marriage. Her first cousin married the son (Henry Koci) of Ludvik and Elsie Koci.
My grandfather, Lud Koci who was married to Elsie was an inventor who holds several patents automating small household appliances.
My grandmother, Elsie Koci was crowned Queen at the Chicago World's Fair.The picture of her and all the princesses is actually still hung in the restaurant, The Bohemian Crystal in Westmont, IL, a subarb outside of Chicago.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can provide or please let me know if you have found anything.We have a Koci reunion every year on Labor Day.