George Sverha
(1855-1921)
Dorothy Seval
(1863-1941)
George S. Sverha
(1899-1959)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary M. Kinkus

George S. Sverha 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1899, Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Mary M. Kinkus on 8 Sep 1926 in Mahanoy City: St. Joseph Church, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 5 Aug 1959, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 60 3 4
  • Buried: 10 Aug 1959, Mahanoy City: St. Joseph Church, Schuylkill, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: L8BB-43R.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 George Swarhun [indexed in Heritage Quest census as George Swarkien] 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. George immigrated in 1885; Dora in 1889.

2. Census in 1910 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 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.

3. Obituary: The Plain Speaker: obituary of George S. Sverha on 7 Aug 1959 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA. 3 GEORGE S. SVERHA, SR. George S. Sverha, Sr., 56,, of Yatesville, a brother of Joseph Sverha, Ouakake, died Wednesday at the Locust Mountain Hospital, Shenandoah. Surviving are his wife, one son, two daughters, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the Oravitz funeral home, 38 North Jardin street, Shenandoah. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, Mahanoy City. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.


George married Mary M. Kinkus on 8 Sep 1926 in Mahanoy City: St. Joseph Church, Schuylkill, PA.1 (Mary M. Kinkus was born in 1900 in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, PA,4 died in 1969 in , , PA 4 and was buried in Mahanoy City: St. Joseph Church, Schuylkill, PA 4.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZS-Z98 George Sverha and Mary Kinkus, 08 Sep 1926; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131691.

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

3 The Plain Speaker (Hazleton, PA), 7 August 1959, Page 24. Obituary of George S. Sverha.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98692382.

5 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township: Yatesville, Series: T623 Roll: 1483 Page: 242.

6 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Mahanoy, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1417; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1375430.



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