Dorothy Seval
(1863-1941)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Sverha

Dorothy Seval 1 2

  • Born: Mar 1863, , , , SVK 1 3
  • Marriage (1): George Sverha
  • Died: 5 Jan 1941, Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA at age 77 1 2
  • Buried: 9 Jan 1941, Shenandoah Heights: Saint Stephens Slovac Church Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 1 2

   Other names for Dorothy were Dorothy Shanell,3 Dorothy Shinall,4 Dorothy Shmal 5 and Dora Simel.6 7

   FamilySearch ID: L66W-J4B.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Name: Her maiden name is reported in son Michael's marriage record as Shinall and in daughter Susan's marriage as Simel and son George's record as Shmal..Cannot confirm one.,,.

2. She has conflicting birth information of Her death certificate lists age 71 and birth Mar 1870., Mar 1870 and , , , CZE.

3. She immigrated One census says she immigrated in 1887, another in 1889. In 1887. 6

4. She immigrated in 1889. 8

5. Census in 1900 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 8 George Swarhun is listed as coal miner, 43, born May 1857, married for 33 years to wife Dora, slate picker (coal), 33, Mar 1867. She had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive in 1900. Living with them: John, slate picker (coal), 12, Feb 1888; Annie, 6, Jun 1893; Susan, 3, Jul 1896; and ?eorge, daughter, 1, Feb 1898. Also with them is nephew John Lazer, day laborer, 19, Feb 1880. Everyone and their parents were born in Austria, except John and Annie were born in Pennsylvania. This suggests mother Dora was in Austria in 1896 and 1898 when her two youngest children were born. George immigrated in 1885; Dora in 1889.

6. Census in 1910 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 9 The 1910 census recorded renting on Fowlers Street: George Schwerka, coal mine laborer, 54, born in Austria,with wife Dora, 40, born in Austria. They were married for 23 years and she had birthed 8 children, 7 alive in 1910. Living with them: John, coal mine laborer, 21; Annie, 14; Susan, 12; George, 10; Joseph, 8; Michael, 6; and Mary, 2. All the children were born in Pennsylvania. George and Dora spoke Slovak, not English which the children could speak. George immigrated in 1885 and was naturalized. Dora immigrated in 1889.

7. Census in 1920 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 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.

8. Residence: on 17 Jul 1925 in Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA. 3

9. Cause of Death: arterio schlerotic heart disease, contributory: fracture left femur 13 Dec 1940, pneumonia 1 Mar 1941, 5 Jan 1941, Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA. 2


Dorothy married George Sverha. (George Sverha was born in May 1855 in , , , SVK,3 died on 1 May 1921 in Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA 10 11 12 and was buried on 4 May 1921 in Shenandoah Heights: Saint Stephens Slovac Church Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 10 11 12.)


Sources


1 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/DorothyMatkoSverha/5907608.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 7896. Dorothy Sverha. Father John Seval. Mother Mary Seval. Spouse George Sverha deceased.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMZ9-YHD Fred Nuemeista and Anna Becker, 1925.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZ3-M86 Dorothy Shinall mother of Michael J Sverha in record of his marriage to Elizabeth Kalkis, 05 Sep 1928; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131693.

5 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZS-Z98 Dorothy Shmal mother of George Sverha in marriage record to Mary Kinkus, 08 Sep 1926; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131691.

6 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Enumeration District 49 Sheet 7 Visit 33.

7 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZS-Q5H Dora Simel mother of Susan Sverha, 16 Oct 1926; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131691.

8 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township: Yatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1483 Page: 242.

9 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Mahanoy, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1417; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1375430.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89984288.

11 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/GeorgeSverha/5907607.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 49081. George Sverha. Parents not listed.



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