Miner’s First Name:   John
Miner’s Middle Name:   Stephen
Miner’s Last Name:   Opet
Miner’s Picture:   
Birth Place of Miner:   Presov Region
Miner’s Country:   Czechoslovakia
Arrived in USA:   3/24/1899

Miner Information:
John Stephen emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he married and fathered ten children. He worked in several mines, including Jeddo and Dushore. From his pay the cost of his home and food from the company store were deducted. He eventually purchased that house. Besides his family, his Catholic faith was of great joy comfort to him.

Place & Manner of Miner’s Death:   Georgetown, WB Twp.; complications due to diabetes and emphysyma.
Died:   9/16/1952
Birth Date:   12/6/1883

Married:   1907
Place Miner Was Married:   Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wife’s Name:   Susanna
Wife’s Middle Name:   
Wife’s Last Name:   Hersteck
Birth Place of Wife:   Presov Region
Wife’s Country:   Czechoslovakia
Arrived in USA:   after 1899
Place & Manner of Wife’s Death:   Wilkes Barre Twp. PA; natural causes
Died:   10/2/1968
Birth Date:   2/27/1885

Number of Children:   10

Child Name 1:   Mary (Sister Mary Delphina)
Child’s Middle Name:   Eve
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   3/08/1908

Child Name 2:   John
Child’s Middle Name:   Jerome
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   5/12/1909

Child Name 3:   Stephen
Child’s Middle Name:   Lawrence
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   10/10/1910

Child Name 4:   Susanna
Child’s Middle Name:   Agatha
Child’s Last Name:   Opet (Tigue)
Birth Date:   3/24/1912

Child Name 5:   Helen
Child’s Middle Name:   Joan
Child’s Last Name:   Opet (Zorzi)
Birth Date:   11/19/1913

Child Name 6:   Anna
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   2/02/1916

Child Name 7:   Josephine
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Opet (Bugay)
Birth Date:   3/02/1918

Child Name 8:   Joseph
Child’s Middle Name:   Francis
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   2/24/1920

Child Name 9:   Anna
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   9/30/1921

Child Name 10:   Carl
Child’s Middle Name:   Edward
Child’s Last Name:   Opet
Birth Date:   9/02/1927

Author’s Name:   Diane
Author’s Middle Name:   Elizabeth
Author’s Last Name:   Opet (Thomas)
Phone Number:   570-8255819
Relationship to Miner:   granddaughter
Street Address:   156 Red Fox Lane
City/Town:   Hanover Twp.
State:   PA
Zip:   18706
Email Address:   tepa8d@aol.com