George Sverha
(1855-1921)
Dorothy Seval
(1863-1941)
Michael J. Sverha
(1902-1985)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Kalkis

Michael J. Sverha 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 3 Sep 1902, Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Kalkis on 5 Sep 1928 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: Apr 1985, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 82 3 4
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Saint Stephens Slovac Church Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: L8BB-4QJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. 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.

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. Residence: on 14 Apr 1970 in Yatesville, Schuylkill County, PA. 5


Michael married Elizabeth Kalkis on 5 Sep 1928 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA.1 (Elizabeth Kalkis was born on 10 May 1903 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA,1 7 8 died on 1 May 1993 in Shamokin, Northumberland, PA 7 8 and was buried in Shenandoah Heights: Saint Stephens Slovac Church Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 7.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZ3-M86 Michael J Sverha and Elizabeth Kalkis, 05 Sep 1928; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2131693.

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

3 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MichaelSverha/5764153.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRCM-4J9 Michael Sverha, April 1985; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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

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

7 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/ElizabethSverha/5764154.

8 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JY3S-VMH Elizabeth Sverha, 1 May 1993; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).



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