My family names are Kovach, Kovacs, Nemeth, Skraban, Siftar, Schwartz, Urban, Eustis and Evans They came from Austria/Hungary, Slovenia, Wales and most settled in the state of Pennsylvania. Some were farmers, carpenters, shoemakers, steel and factory workers.
I am also showing information on a Siftar family that may not be connected to my Siftar/Skraban family. If you find a connection, let me know. I will contact the person doing the research. Surnames to go along with this family are: Oboil, Fulop (changed to Philip), Simon, Gesy
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KOVACH, James ?- c1850 Veszprem CO, Hungary
KOVACS, Joseph - 1886-1965
|01. Joseph, Jr||1909-1985||Theresa Reiter||.|
|02. Katherine||1912-1978||Frank J.Konya|
born in Bethlehem PA to Stephen & Catherine "Katalin" (Kukor) Konya
|03. Frank||1915-1965||Gizzella Grabar 1920-1989|
she was the daughter of Calman & Christine Grabar
|05. Alex||1919-1969||Marjorie Scheirer 1924-2002||1. Deborah Joy|
|06. Stephen||1922-1979||*Elizabeth SCHWARTZ 1923-2006||1. Gene Marie|
2. Patsy Ann
|08. John||1926-1992||Betty Romig 1929-1977||1. John|
2. Bonnie Lee
|09. Charles||1928-1999||Geraldine Schrantz||Kim Anne|
|10. William||.||Patricia Podhany||1. William|
|01. Mary Julia||1896-1947?||Jonas Albert (Reds) Leibig|
born abt 1894
|1. Jonas Albert abt 1917-1989 married Dilliard|
2. Elizabeth married Harold E. Knapp abt 1919-1990
3. Warren H. abt 1921-1988 in Northampton PA married Johnson
|02. Charles James||1897-1943||Esther E. Lilly 1886-1988|
born in Bethlehem PA
|1. Dorothy E married Cyrus W. Schaeffer|
2. James C 1925?-1993
|03. Anthony||1899||Helen Shew||1. Katherine 1924?-1988 born in Fountain Hill|
.......married Jos. J. Madzik 1921?-1993
|04. *Emil||1902-1972||*Margaret Virginia Eustis1905-1985|
born in Flicksville PA
|1. Elizabeth married Stephen Kovacs 1922-1979|
2. Virginia Mae married Kenneth Edw. Bloss 1925-1985
3. Eleanor Frances married Lawrence Wilbur Fritchman
4. Mary Jane
5. Emil David married C. Check
|05. Elizabeth||1903-1978||Charles Weaver||1. Edward 1922-2003.......married Shuman|
2. Dorothy Elizabeth 1923-2001 married S. Smolsky
.......2nd marriage to George Danyluk 1919-1990
3. Helen Alverta (Honeybunch) 1925-2002
.......married Grover B. Rudolph d.1994
4. Harold (Buster)
|06. William Francis||1906-1975||Florence Seifert||Audrey|
|08. Helen Theresa||1909-1998||Howard E. Wolfe||1. Harriet married Hudak|
2. Lorena 1929?-1986 married K. Kipp
3.Howard E. Jr 1931?-1996 married R. Newhardt
|09. Walter Wendel||1913-1913||.||.|
|10. Lillian Ethel||1914-?||husband #1 Homer Wolfe|
husband #2 John Mohring
|Joyce Wolfe married Wilbur H. Delp|
|11. Esther May||1917-1977||Nathan Rabenold||.|
|12. Robert||.||Evelyn Breyfogle||David|
Mary Julia is buried in Freemansburg Trinity Cemetery
Charles James married Esther Lilly at Salem Lutheran Ch. Bethlehem, PA
.....Edith Young & Maynard Bodder were attendants Emiland Margaret are buried in Trinity Cemetery
.....Emil was employed at the Bethlehem Steel
Frank died in an auto accident at age 16.
.....He is buried next to his sister Mary Leibig
Helen Theresa was employed at Milgreen's 5&10 and Orr's in Bethlehem
.....During WWII she was a crane operator in the beam yards of Beth. Steel
Children with husband #1: Ellis Williams
|1. Jennie R.||1885-1972 born in Wales||.|
See info below
01. Elizabeth 1928-1928
02. Russell J. 1931-1995
03. Virgil R.E.
04. Richard W. 1934
05. George F 1937-1956
06. Clifford P 1938-1977
08. Ruth A.
09. Rita M.
10. Francis T.
11. Alice 1947-1951
12. Margaret J.
| Jennie || married ||John Rasley 1875-1938||1. John Jeremiah Rasley 1911-1979|
2. Susan Margaret
3. William J.
4. Charles Herman 1915-1991
5. Phillip G 1918-2000
6. Jennie Mae 1917-1965
7. Ethel P
|2. Robert, Jr.||1884-1917 born in Wales ||.||.
||3. Mary Ellen||1887-1937||.||Archie Robert Williams: March 1907 - June 23, 1963|| Mary Ellen || married ||Harold Brewer 1893-1965||1. Howard 1912-1975|
|4. John(Jack)||1890-1964||Mary Parry 1895-1978||Margaret (Peggy)
Children of John and Margaret Eustis
|1. Elizabeth||abt 1901-1953||Richard J. Ihrie||1. Richard E born in Easton PA 1915-1995|
|2. Joseph||1900-||Esther Hawk||Earl (Scoop) 1919-1999|
married: Daisy Walters 1915-1990
|3. Even||1903|| wife #1 Ellen Jones|
wife #2 Catherine Grant 1895 - ?
||4. Margaret Virginia||1905-1985|
born in Flicksville PA
|Emil 1902-1972 SCHWARTZ||1. Elizabeth Margaret- married Stephen Kovacs 1922-1979,|
2. Virginia Mae - married Kenneth Edw. Bloss 1925-1985,
3. Eleanor F - married Lawrence W Fritchman 1924-1967,
4. Mary Jane
5. Emil David - married C. Check
born in Ackermanville PA
|Mary Elizabeth Fox 1908-1990|
born in Stockertown PA
||6. David J ||1908-1961||Margaret E. Nemeth 1913-1994|
born in Bethlehem PA
|1. Betty Jane - married Balogh|
2. Patricia - married Regis Oswald born in Pittsburgh abt 1940-1991
3. John D
Joseph, per family members, married a 2nd time after Esther's death. Her name was Ann???
William was born in Ackermanville. He worked for Ingersoll-Rand Co. Phillipsburg NJ.
.....He was living in Newport News, VA at the time of his death.
.....Interment: Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp, PA
Margaret Nemeth Eustis was born in Bethlehem, PA to Julius and Eliz. (Molnar) Nemeth
.....She was a clerk at Two Guys dept. store in Bethlehem Twp.
.....She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Ch. Bethlehem Twp.
Below is a Siftar family that may not be related to my family but if you find a connection to your family,
e-mail me and I will notify the person who has all these records.
SIFTAR, Stephen - 1854-1907
Children of Stephen and Anna "Oboil" Siftar:
|03. Theresa||abt. 1883||unknown|
|04. Julia||abt.1887||1st husband: Gabor Siska: 1914|
|.||.||2nd husband: Joseph Toth|
|05. Franceska||1889-1961||Ludwig Loncar: 1881-1954|
|06. Charles||1893-1972||Anna Fulop (Philip) 1898-1972|
|01. Carl||1916-1996||Mary Jane Williams|
|04. Robert||1925-1994||Dorothy Helen Rajcok|
|05. Edward Raymond||.||Marilyn Ann Blackwell|
|06. Alfred Paul||.||Frances Leslie|
|07. Philip Gabriel||1930-1994||Alice Huber|
|08. James Richard||.||.|
|09. Mildred Ann (Millie)||.||Joseph George Kimock|
|10. Nancy Jane||.||Ricky D. Brucker|
|11. John Allen||.||.|
Charles and Anna settled in Northampton County, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Philip, Anna- 1898-1972
Children of Gabriel and Anna "Simon" Philip:
- Born: Pozega, Slavonya
- Mother: Anna SIMON 1877-1950
- Father: Gabriel Fulop (changed to PHILIP sometime after entering U.S.) 1873-1946
- Gabriel entered the U.S. in the early 1900's. He lived in New York City for a while before
moving to Latrobe, Pa. Here he preached in a local Mission. He then moved to Northampton CO,
Bethlehem, Pa. Then to a large farm in Kitnersville and a smaller farm Durham, PA.
He was a carpenter by trade and built his own home in Bethlehem
|01. Sophie||1896-1970||Mike Medvetz 1893-1967|
|02. Anna||1898-1972||Charles Siftar1892-1972|
|03. Rose||1903||Edwin Koehler 1903-1974|
|04. Margaret||1905||1st husband:Stewart Carl Paxton 1905-1979|
|.||.||2nd husband: Stephen Timer|
|05. Marie||1906||Roy S. Black 1898-1958|
|07. Helen||1915||Jim Sofet 1907|
|08. Elsie||1919||Harry Ratushney 1916-1995|
FAMILY PICTURES Click to see cousins and others Click to see Kovacs pics
Click to see Skraban pics & info on a South Bethlehem family
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