John, George, Joseph, Paul Mary (Pribula), John and Mary (Schust) Myerchin, Anna (Pribula) (Michael is missing from this family photograph)
John M Myerchin, Sr was born June 27, 1838 and died September 4, 1916.
Maria (Mary) Schust was born in 1844 and died January 23, 1915
Mary Myerchin Pribula, born 1864, died December 10, 1921
Anna Myerchin Pribula, born March 25, 1868, died June 10, 1921
John M Myerchin Jr, born October 9, 1869, died February 12, 1951
Michael Myerchin, born November 1, 1873, died April 29, 1896
George Myerchin, born April 18, 1874, died August 21, 1951
Joseph Myerchin, born June 21, 1879, died August 26, 1959
Paul Myerchin, born December 31, 1883, died January 1, 1966
"Family Trees" for Children of John and Mary Schust Myerchin,Sr.
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.
John Myerchin and Maria (Mary) Schust were both born in Czechoslovakia. All their children, with the exception of Paul, were born in Czechoslovakia. When they came to America in early 1883, they settled in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. The men worked in the coal mines for seven years, before moving to Minnesota. They purchased land near Tabor, Minnesota in Polk County, a farming community. They had many hard years during the depression years (1920's) and even lost some of their land, but farmed until their retirement years.
John Myerchin, at the age of 77, was killed by an angry bull in the pasture. John and Maria (Mary) are buried in the Tabor Catholic Church Cemetery. Maria is engraved on Grandma Myerchin's tombstone but she went by the name of Mary.
"John Myerchin 77, a retired farmer, was gored to death by two bulls at the farm of his son, John Jr., in Northland Township, near Tabor. A neighbor's bull succeeded in getting into the Myerchin pasture where the other animal was grazing and a battle ensued. The older Myerchin attempted to prevent the fight and was killed by the angered bulls." ......Warren Sheaf, September 6, 1981 (65 Years ago)
...Pribula-Myerchin Family History
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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