FOURTH GENERATION


10. George ONTKO was born on 13 Dec 1866 in Zehna, Slovakia.(19) (39) (40) He emigrated about 1888 from Slovakia. (1)(40) (The emigration year is based on information from Daniel KISHA's on-line genealogy that a number of his ONTKO ancestors who settled in Johnstown emigrated from the Republic of Slovakia in 1887/88. Greene family tradition also states that George emigrated about 1888. If George was one of these ONTKOs, then he would have been about age 20 when he emigrated.) He was a coal miner at the Berwind-White Co. between 1888 and 1938 in Scalp Level, Cambria Co., PA.(39) (It is assumed he worked there from shortly after his emigration to age 64 (=retired bet 1925 and 1938)). He was Lutheran after 1888 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(1) (He was probably a member of a Lutheran church in Windber.) He resided ?? in 1892 in PA. (41) (Daughter Mary was born somewhere in PA in Feb 1892.) He resided between 1902 and 1908 in Spangler, Cambria Co., PA. (42)(43) (May have lived here longer.) He resided 20th St. in 1911 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (1) He resided 17th St. in Jul 1933 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (44) He resided 1912 Cambria Ave. in Jul 1945 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(19) He resided 2046 W. 50th St. between 1946 and Jan 1951 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.(39) (George apparently went to live with daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Michael HYNICK upon wife Barbara's passing.) He died on 19 Jan 1951 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. (39) (He died at home of broncho pneumonia.) He was buried on 22 Jan 1951 in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. (39)(45) (He was buried in the Slovak section of the cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Parobek Funeral Home, now 5333 State Rd., Cleveland.) He was married to Barbara\Bertha VARGA\WARGO about 1890 in Cambria or Clearfield Co., PA.(46) (47) (George and Barbara presumably married in the U.S. after Barbara emigrated in abt 1890, but before presumed first daughter Mary was born in 1891. Per Catherine GREENE, Bertha's obituary is incorrect in stating that her husband was Andrew ONTKO--she is quite sure it should be George ONTKO.)

11. Barbara\Bertha VARGA\WARGO(44) (6) was born on 2 Feb 1871 in Austria-Hungary. (47) She emigrated about 1890 from Austria-Hungary. (47) (Bertha's obituary mentions that she emigrated 55 years prior to her death in Jul 1945.) She resided ?? in 1892 in PA.(41) (Daughter Mary was born somewhere in PA in Feb 1892.) She resided between 1902 and 1908 in Spangler, Cambria Co., PA.(42)(43) (May have lived here longer.) She resided 20th St. in 1911 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(1) She resided 17th St. in Jul 1933 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(44) (It's not certain that the "Mr. and Mrs. George ONTKO" referred to in Bertha (CHOKA's) obituary is this one, so address may not apply.) She was Lutheran before Jul 1945 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (47) (She was apparently a member of/ attended a Lutheran Church in Windber.) She resided 1912 Cambria Ave. before 18 Jul 1945 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(47) She died on 18 Jul 1945 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(48) (47) She was buried on 18 Jul 1945 in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA.(19) (47) (She was buried in Sec. 4, Lot 228A, double headstone with George Ontko (although George is not buried there). Funeral arrangements were by Meek Funeral Home, Windber.) (Alternative ("incorrect') spellings for this surname may be VARGO or WARGO.) Children were:

child i. Mary ONTKO was born on 15 Feb 1891 in PA.(49) (41) (48) (There is a discrepancy between the birthdates estimated from Michael and Mary HYNICK's marriage application (bet Jun 1889 and Dec 1890), and provided by Mary's cemetery burial card (15 Feb 1891), Dorothy GREENE (1891) and Mary's death certificate (15 Feb 1892).) She was a laborer in Jun 1907. (50) She was Lutheran from Jun 1907 to 1925 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(51) (This is assumed based on the fact that she was married by a Slovak Lutheran pastor.) She resided on 6 Jun 1907 in Susquehanna Twp., Cambria Co., PA. (50) She resided from 1911 to 1925 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (52)(53) (Son Michael was born in Windber in Apr 1911 and Steve in abt. 1925. May have lived here longer.) She resided 2705 Central Ave., Apt. 483 in Dec 1966 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.(41) (Zip code 44115) She resided 4428 W. 60th St. in Dec 1966 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. (54) She was Lutheran in Dec 1966 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.(55) (She is presumed to have been a member of the Dr. Martin Luther Church.) She died on 23 Dec 1966 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.(48) (41)(56) (She died in her home of heart disease.) She was buried on 27 Dec 1966 in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. (41)(55) (She was buried with her husband in the Slovak Lutheran section - Lot 472 graves 1 and 2. Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH, was in charge of arrangements. The funeral service was at the Dr. Martin Luther Church.)
child ii. Anna ONTKO was born in 1895.(48) She died in 1932.(48)
child iii. Victoria Clara ONTKO was born on 9 Mar 1902 in Spangler, Cambria Co., PA. (20)(43) (There is a discrepancy between the SSDI (9 Mar 1901) and Form SS-5 (9 Mar 1902).) She was a cafe hostess in Dec 1937 in Hoboken, Hudson Co., NJ. (43) She resided 607 Adams St. in Dec 1937 in Hoboken, Hudson Co., NJ.(43) She resided in Jul 1945 in New Jersey.(44) She died in Oct 1985 in Secaucus, Hudson Co., NJ.(20) (Her last known residence was Secaucus, zip code 07094.) She had Social Security Number 147-18-6192.(20) She was also known as Clara.(46) (44) (Her given name was Victoria, which she later changed to Clara. It is not known whether she changed her name "officially.")
child iv. Barbara (Bertha) ONTKO was born on 17 Dec 1905.(3) She was Lutheran before 23 Jul 1933 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (44) (Her funeral service was held at the Windber Slovak Lutheran Church.) She resided 331 Pershing St. before 23 Jul 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(44) She died on 23 Jul 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA. (44)(3) She was buried after 23 Jul 1933 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.(44) (She was buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland Twp., Sec. 4, near "Ontko" Lot 228A. The G.C. Meek Funeral Home, Windber, was in charge of funeral arrangements.) She was also known as Bertha.(1) (Her given name was Barbara, which she later changed to Bertha. It is not known whether she changed her name "officially.")
child v. Sophia ONTKO was born on 22 Jun 1908 in Spangler, Cambria Co., PA. (20)(42) She resided Mine 40 in Jul 1945 in Scalp Level, Cambria Co., PA.(44) She resided 716 Mine 37 in Jan 1973 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA. (42) She died in Dec 1985 in Windber, Somerset Co., PA.(20) (48) She had Social Security Number 178-50-3294. (20)
child5 vi. Catherine Grace ONTKO.
child vii. (7 infants) ONTKO.

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