1880's Susan Antonie Kucera Coucher Hruby CDV Photo, Linn, Iowa (Ruby)
On reverse: "Susie Coucher" is handwritten in old period pen and ink script. Also a name and address: "JP Hruby 48 1st St, Cedar Rapids." Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: S.T. Wiggins, 17 South Commercial St. Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. (known to be photographer Silas Wiggins, Silas Truman Wiggins, originally from Waldo County, Maine)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992: Susie (Antonie) Kucera (Coucher)
Birth Date: 1863.
Birth Place: Bohemia, Austria (Austrian)
Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1882
Marriage Place: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa
Father: John Kucera
Mother: Mary Novak Kucera
Spouse: John Hruby
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992: John Hruby
Birth Place: Bohemia, Austria
Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1882 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Father: Mathew Hruby
Mother: Rosalie Urbanek Hruby
Spouse: Susie Antonie Kucera Hruby
Susan Antonie Kucera born in Bohemia, Austria in 1863, and at age 19 married John Hruby in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Her mother's name was Mary Novak, and her father was John Kucera. His parents were Mathew Hruby and Rosalie Urbanek. Her father was also born in Bohemia. This photo is signed by him with an address, presumably before they married.
A great family signed piece. The name Hruby also begins to morph and appear as "Ruby" in later Cedar Rapids census lists, and into the 20th century. The surname Hruby is also seen in Illinois. Cedar Rapids had a considerable Czech Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakian immigrant population at this time.
This photo was found in New England, where she may also have some roots. An amazingly beautiful Victorian image of young Susan Coucher.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
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