Paul Myerchin was born December 31, 1883 and died January 1, 1966.
Helen Matilda Vanyo was born October 4, 1895 and died October 21, 1982.
Daniel Lawrence Myerchin, born 7/10/1914, died 4/17/1945
Vincent George Myerchin, born 1/5/1917
Sylvester Paul Myerchin, born 12/10/1920
David Myerchin, born 4/20/1923, died 5/19/1965
Blanche Myerchin Banerian, born 2/11/1925
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.
Paul Myerchin was the only member of his family to be born in the United States. He came with his family to Tabor, MN when he was only 7 years old. Story has it , that when Helen Vanyo was still a baby, the Myerchin's came over and visited. Paul looked at the baby and told everyone that that baby was going to be his wife. And sure enough they were married in 1913 and remained married for over 50 years .... Vanyo Family Book
Paul and Helen were married in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tabor, Minnesota. They have lived at Oslo and Alvarado, Minnesota.
The Alvarado Barber Shop, taken about 1936-1937
Paul was a barber in Alvarado, owning his own shop. Paul passed away in 1966 from a stroke, and Helen died at Villa St Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota where she spent her last years.
...Pribula-Myerchin Family Book
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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