William M. Beacher
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
George Sverha
Dorothy Seval
John Jacob Beacher
Anna Sverha
Anna Dorothy Beacher


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1. Peter J. Zagorski

Anna Dorothy Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 28 Apr 1918, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 5 7
  • Marriage (1): Peter J. Zagorski on 11 Jun 1938 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 21 Jul 1990, Bethlehem, Lehigh, PA at age 72 5 7 8
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Saint Casimir Roman Catholic Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA

   Another name for Anna was Anne Beacher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Issue: She had 3 children, the 3rd child's name is unknown. 9

2. Census in 1920 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 2 The head of the household is Anna Beacher (age 25). She is a widow living with her daughter Mae (6); son George (4 years 7 months); and Anna (1 year 4 months.) Anna has no occupation.

However, we can assume who her father and mother are. Also in the same rental housing where Anna lives is a household headed by George Sverha (65, coal miner) and Dora (54). Both are listed as being born in Austria, Solvak. George immigrated in 1886. Dora and son John immigrated in 1887. All were naturalized in 1893. Their children living with them are John (34); George (20); Susan (23); Joseph (19): and Michael (17). The census was recorded on January 9, 1920.

3. Occupation: barber in 1940 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10

4. Residence: on 31 Oct 1969 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 6

5. Residence: 114 N. Ferguson St. In 1978 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 3

6. Residence: 114 N. Ferguson St., Shenandoah, PA in 1990 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8

7. Obituary: Hazleton Standard-Speaker: obituary of Anna D. Zagorski on 23 Jul 1990 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 8 Anna D. Zagorski, 114 N. Ferguson St., Shenandoah, died recently at the home of her daughter, Sandra Blewis, 941 Delaware Ave., Bethlehem. Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Sverha) Beacher, and attended the Shenandoah schools. She was a member of St. Casimir Church, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She also held a membership in the Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens and was a retired employee of the Shen Ann Dress Factory, Shenandoah. Her husband, Peter, died on Dec. 1,1989. Surviving are a son, John, Lititz; daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Sandra) Blewis, Bethlehem; sister, Mae Zitkus, Shenandoah, and eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Anna married Peter J. Zagorski, son of Charles Zagorski and Mildred Seritz, on 11 Jun 1938 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Peter J. Zagorski was born on 17 Oct 1917 in , Schuylkill, PA,1 11 died on 1 Dec 1989 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 8 11 and was buried in Shenandoah Heights: Saint Casimir Roman Catholic Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZW-CPC Peter Zogorski and Anna Beacher, 1938.

2 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Enumeration District 49 Sheet 7 Visit 33.

3 Zitkus, Mae Beacher (15 May 1978 Letter to Bruce Beacher).

4 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 15 Apr 1970, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. Anna Neumeister.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Anna Dorothy Beacher Zagorski. SSN 166037502.

6 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 31 Oct 1969, page 17. Obituary of George (Buddy) Beacher.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

8 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA (Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), 23 Jul 1990, page 2, obituary of Anna D. Zagorski.

9 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

10 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQNJ-394 Peter Zagorsky, Ward 5, Shenandoah, Shenandoah Borough, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-160, sheet 7B, family 120.

11 Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY3Z-SP8 Peter Zagorski, 1 December 1989; citing U.S. Social Security Administration.

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