Polocko (Polutchko)

Miner’s First Name:   John
Miner’s Middle Name:   A.
Miner’s Last Name:   Polocko (Palutchko)
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Birth Place of Miner:   Lipovec
Miner’s Country:   Hungary
Arrived in USA:   1901
Miner Information: 
My grandfather arrived at Ellis Island in July, 1901, with $12 to his name.  He was destined for Kingston, PA, and the residence of Joseph Koval.  He lived in Edwardsville and worked for Kingston Coal Company at the Woodward Breaker.  He married Katarina Regelsky in 1905; they had four children before she died in 1917, at age 28.  He became a US citizen in 1910.  After Katarina died, he married Lucy Gelatko Ovsak, a widow.  Together they had four children.  They lived in Edwardsville until the mid to late 1920’s, when he built a home at 166 Third Avenue in Kingston.  Both John and Lucy were active in their church, St. Anthony’s in Larksville. On June 14, 1940, he became the 35th meningitis fatality in the Wyoming Valley.  He developed symptoms on Tuesday, was admitted to the Wilkes Barre Contagious Hospital, where he died on Friday. He died one week before my father’s graduation from Kingston High School.

Place & Manner of Miner’s Death:   Kingston, PA; Meningitis

Died:   1940
Birth Date:   24 June 1884

Married:   First - 1905; Second - 1917
Place Miner Was Married:   Edwardsville, PA; Kingston, PA

Wife’s Name:   Katarina; Lucia
Wife’s Middle Name:   
Wife’s Last Name:   Regelsky; Gelstko Ovsak
Birth Place of Wife:   Lipovec; Brooklyn
Wife’s Country:   Hungary; USA
Arrived in USA:   1904; N/A
Place & Manner of Wife’s Death:   Dorranceton - Pneumonia; Kingston - Heart failure
Died:   1917; 1941
Birth Date:   04 April 1888; 11 Dec 1894

Number of Children:   8; 2 step-children

Child Name 1:   Mary
Child’s Middle Name:   C.
Child’s Last Name:   Polutchko
Birth Date:   02 Aug 1906

Child Name 2:   John
Child’s Middle Name:   A.
Child’s Last Name:   Polutchko
Birth Date:   01 Sep 1908

Child Name 3:   Elizabeth
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Polutchko
Birth Date:   03 Dec 1910

Child Name 4:   Helen
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Polutchko
Birth Date:   28 Jul 1913

Child Name 5:   Albert
Child’s Middle Name:   J.
Child’s Last Name:   Polocko
Birth Date:   07 April 1918

Child Name 6:   Eleanor
Child’s Middle Name:   Jean
Child’s Last Name:   Polocko
Birth Date:   06 Jan 1920

Child Name 7:   Matthew
Child’s Middle Name:   Francis
Child’s Last Name:   Polocko
Birth Date:   24 Feb 1922

Child Name 8:   Carl
Child’s Middle Name:   J.
Child’s Last Name:   Polocko
Birth Date:   27 April 1930

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Author’s Name:   Carol
Author’s Middle Name:   Ann
Author’s Last Name:   Polocko Montgomery
Phone Number:   6095318646
Relationship to Miner:   Granddaughter
Street Address:   10 Gerome Ave.
City/Town:   Burlington
State:   New Jersey
Zip:   08016
Email Address:   camontgomery@gmail.com