Joseph and Anna Myerchin Pribula were brother and sister to John and Mary Myerchin Pribula. Two brothers from the Pribula Family married two sisters from the Myerchin Family.
Cemerné, Vranov nad Toplou okres, Presov Region, Slovakia
The village in Eastern Slovakia from which the John M Myerchin, Sr Family emigrated in early 1883. Cemerné is an outer part of the town of Vranov nad Toplou in eastern Slovakia. It has a population of about 3,000.
....Tommy Schiller Myerchin Baby Book
Magyarization and reasons for immigrating to America
Conditions in Eastern Slovakia were extremely dire at the time of their Immigration. The Hungarians (The Magyars) were brutally imposing their national authority on the Slovaks. "Magyarization" or the repression of Slovak customs, language, identity was very common. In some cases, Slovak children were taken from their parents and cleansed of their identity. The Slovaks were heavily taxed and their lands taken away. Poor living conditions lead to a Cholera epidemic in 1871. Many people died.
Anthracite Coal Mining, Near Shamokin, PA
The John M Myerchin Sr Family lived in Shamokin, PA and worked in the Anthracite Mines in 1883. The men worked in the coal mines for seven years. Because they were farmers in Slovakia and after enduring the many dangers and health hazards of coal mining, The John M Myerchin Family purchased land near Tabor, MN.
Joseph Pribula was born in 1859 and died in 1937
Anna was born on March 25, 1868 and died June 10, 1921
John, born 7/18/1888, died 6/30/1974
Mary, born 5/1892, died 7/22/1969
Anna, born 6/1/1893, died 10/30/1983
Dorothy, born 1898, died 1915
Julia, born...?, 9/26/1965
Sophia, born 12/7/1900, died 7/16/1960
Joseph, born 3/1/1902, died 1902
Joseph, born 3/15/1904, died 12/18/1974
Michael, born 9/24/1908, died 10/23/1967
Majercin to Myerchin Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery Tabor, MN, USA Above, are the tombstones of Maria Schust Myerchin, Michael Myerchin and John M Myerchin, Sr. They are located in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Tabor, Minnesota. Each stone represents the mother, son and father of the same family and each stone has a different spelling of the surname.
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