FOURTH GENERATION


14. John KOPKA was born in 1869 in Germany. (1) Birth year from headstone He emigrated in Jun 1905 from Bremen, Germany. He immigrated in Jun 1905 to Ellis Island, New York, NY. He resided between 1907 and 1913 in South Fork, Cambria Co., PA. (13)(61) (62) Wife Lisetta's obituary refers to John dying in South Fork in 1913. Daughter Anna lived with her parents in Croyle township (which includes South Fork) at the time she married John (1915). No town specified, but Croyle township includes South Fork, Ehrenfeld and Summerhill. Anna used to speak of "Scoopie-town." Daughter Erna KOPKA's obituary mentions her being born in South Fork in Jan 1907. He was a coal miner before 9 Dec 1913 in South Fork, Cambria Co., PA.(61) He was German Evangelical before 9 Dec 1913 in Croyle Twp., Cambria Co., PA.(6) Assume German Evangelical, since wife Lisetta was. The German Evangelical Church merged with the English-speaking United Brethren Church in 1948 to become the E.U.B. (Evangelical United Brethren) Church. The EUB merged with the Methodist Church in 1968 to become the United Methodist Church, 200 Ohio St. in the Moxham borough of Johnstown. He died on 9 Dec 1913 in South Fork, Cambria Co., PA.(63) He was buried after 9 Dec 1913 in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA.(3) (He was buried in plot area 4.) He was married to Lisetta PALLASCHKA between 1893 and 1898 in Germany. (Assume Kopkas married after Lisetta was age 17 and before presumed first child Anna was born in 1898 Essen, Germany.)

15. Lisetta PALLASCHKA(3) was born on 22 Dec 1876 in Germany.(3) (61)(64) Birth year from headstone and obituary. Exact date from Elmer TURNER handwritten note. She emigrated in Jun 1905 from Bremen, Germany. She immigrated in Jun 1905 to Ellis Island, New York, NY. She resided between 1907 and 1915 in South Fork, Cambria Co., PA.(13)(61) (62) Lisetta's obituary refers to husband dying in South Fork in 1913. Daughter Anna lived with her parents in Croyle township (which includes South Fork) at the time she married John (1915). No town specified, but Croyle township includes South Fork, Ehrenfeld and Summerhill. Anna used to speak of "Scoopie-town." Daughter Erna KOPKA's obituary mentions her being born in South Fork in Jan 1907. She resided in Sep 1915 in Carroll Twp., Cambria Co., PA.(15) She resided 17th Ward in Jul 1925 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (65) (This was daughter Erna's residence upon her marriage at age 18, and therefore may have been Lisetta's residence.) She resided 392 Plainfield Blvd. in 1930 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(66) (Residence in Ferndale borough.) She was German Evangelical before 24 Aug 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(61) (Assume German Evangelical, since Lisetta;s funeral was at a German Evangelical Lutheran Church. History: The German Evangelical Church merged with the English-speaking United Brethren Church in 1948 to become the E.U.B. (Evangelical United Brethren) Church. The EUB merged with the Methodist Church in 1968 to become the United Methodist Church, 200 Ohio St., Moxham, Johsntown.) She resided 617 Grove Ave. before 24 Aug 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (61) (last residence) She died on 24 Aug 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(67) (3)(61) (64) Apparently had been ill for a long time. Death year from headstone. More exact death date from John LESSER's Bible and Elmer TURNER's note. According to John's Bible, Lissetta's last words were "God abide with one." She was buried after 24 Aug 1933 in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA.(3) (61) (She was buried in plot area 4, next to husband John KOPKA.) She was also known as Elsie.(19) She was also known as Leissett JOVENALL or PALASCH or PAULSKY or CALASKI. (61)(22) (Alternative spellings of her given name include Lissetta (from headstone), Lisette and Lizetta.) Children were:

child7 i. Anna Luceta KOPKA.
child ii. Lydia KOPKA was born on 22 Nov 1904 in Alten Essen, Germany. (68)(69) She emigrated in Jun 1905 from Bremen, Germany. She immigrated in Jun 1905 to Ellis Island, New York, NY. She was a cook before 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (32)(58) (Lydia was employed for several years as a cook at the Senator Herman E. Baumer residence in Upper Yoder Township, where her sister Ruth also worked. It was also here that she apparently met her husband-to-be, Bill Keil.) She resided Southmont in 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(61) She resided between 1933 and 1964 in Allegheny Co., PA. (58) (The exact time frame is unknown at this time.) She resided in 1966 in Ebensburg, Cambria Co., PA.(68) She was Lutheran before Apr 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (68) (She was a member of the Moxham Lutheran Church.) She died on 25 Apr 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(68) Last address noted as Ebensburg, though died at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. She was buried on 27 Apr 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (68)(19) (She was buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp, Sec 5, Lot 182. The Marlin G. Meek Funeral Home, 219 Ohio St., Moxham borough, Johnstown, was in charge of the funeral.)
child iii. Erna\Erma KOPKA was born on 1 Jan 1907 in South Fork, Cambria Co., PA. (3)(62) Birthdate from headstone and obituary. She was German Evangelical in Jul 1925 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(65) (Erna and Matt were married by the pastor of the Moxham Evanglical Church, so they may have been members there.) She resided 17th Ward before 30 Jul 1925 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. She resided 738 Slagle St. after 30 Jul 1925 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(65) She resided R.D. 3 before 5 May 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (62) She died on 5 May 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (3)(62) Death date from headstone and obituary. She was buried on 7 May 1966 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (19) (She was buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland township, Sec. 4, Lt 241, next to husband Matthew. The R. Owen Ketterer Funeral Home, Geistown borough, Johnstown, was in charge of funeral arrangements.)
child iv. Walter KOPKA was born on 4 Jul 1908 in Ehrenfeld, Cambria Co., PA. (20)(3) (19) (There is a discrepancy in birth date: headstone and obituary shows 4 Jul 1908, while SSDI shows 4 Jul 1907.) He resided Cypress Ave. in 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(61) (According to Lisetta (CALASKI) KOPKA's obituary, both Walter KOPKA and Erna KOPKA (then Mrs. Parson's) were living at Cypress Ave.) He resided 328 Nadona Ave. between 1966 and 1970 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(62) (Walter probably lived here earlier than 1966, but not identified yet.) He died on 23 Apr 1970 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (20)(19) (70) (He died at Memorial Hospital.) He was buried on 25 Apr 1970 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(19) (He was buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., Sec. 4, Lot 342 (near corner of 4 & 5), next to wife Mabel. Funeral arrangements were by the Henderson Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave.) He was Brethren before Jul 1970 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(70) (He was a member of Moxham Colonial Church of the Brethren.) He was a ?? ?? in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(70) (He was employed by M. Glosser & Sons.) He had Social Security Number 196-07-8140. (20) For Walter Kopka (not the one in Richland Cemetery)
child v. Ruth K. KOPKA (Private).
child vi. Alfrieda KOPKA (Private).

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