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Re: Korak in St. Louis
Posted by: Kathryn Perez (ID *****9044) Date: December 09, 2005 at 06:15:56
In Reply to: Re: Korak in St. Louis by Linda Kaiser of 4

I first bumped into George and Barbara while researching my Koraks in Chicago, which is why I'm guessing there's a link there (I just haven't found it - you know how it goes!). I also kept seeing Sister Barbara Ann (one of their kids).

From what I've gathered, they actually had 6 kids together, plus he had at least three previous to her. Here's what I've found so far - see what you think. Hope it helps!:

George P. Korak married Barbara Korak, b. ? d. 04 Oct 1939, Berwyn, IL (yes, her maiden and married names were the same happened all the time, Im finding).


At least three before Barbara:
Matilda, b. ?       d. bef 2002

Rose, b. ?       d. bef 2002

John, b. ?       d. bef 2002

Six kids with Barbara:
Barbara Ann, b. 25 Nov 1914, Chicago, IL; d. 05 Oct 2002, Dubuque, IA
Became a nun 08 Sep 1932, taught and was principal at a Chicago High School. Lived in Chicago, Iowa, and Missouri.

Ella V. , b. 02 Aug 1908        d. Mar 1993, Berwyn, IL

Blanche R., b. ?       d. 02 Apr 1961, Chicago, IL

George B., b. ?       d. 09 Mar 1954, Chicago, IL
Married to Jeanette.
Children: Lawrence (married to Wanda), Edith (married to William Krok), Jean (married to John Pfeiffer), Mabel

James C. , b. 25 Sep 1905        d. 09 Jan 1993, St. Louis, MO
Married to Sarah.

Michael J., b. 15 Jul 1911       d. 01 May 1993, Berwyn, IL
Married to Marietta.

Here are some obits with most of the above info. I also used social security death index info for the above.

Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 9, 2002
Sister Barbara Ann Korak, BVM, 87. Born November 25, 1914 in Chicago. Visitation October 9, 3 to 8 p.m., Marian Hall Chapel, Mt. Carmel, Dubuque, IA. Funeral, 11 a.m., October 10. She taught at the Immaculata High School, 1944-57, and was principal of Holy Name Cathedral High School, 1957-63. She also taught at catholic high schools in Iowa and Missouri. She served as congregational tresurer of the Sisters of Charity, BVM, and as development director. She was on the development staff of the Archdiocese of Dubuque; daughter of the late George and Barbara Korak; graduate of Sacred Heart School and St. Mary high school, before entering the BVM congregation on Sept 8, 1932; preceded in death by her sisters Matilda, Ella, Rose and Blanche, and brothers George, John, James and Michael; survived by nieces and nephews and the Sisters of Charity BVM. Memorials may be given to: The Sisters of Charity BVM Retirement Fund.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: October 9, 2002
Edition: North Sports Final
Page: 9

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - October 8, 2002
Deceased Name: Sister Mary Barbara Ann Korak, BVM
Sister Mary Barbara Ann Korak, BVM, 87, of Caritas Center, 1130 Carmel Drive, died at 5:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Marian Hall Chapel at Mount Carmel, with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The Dennis Kitchen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was a high school business teacher in Waterloo, Boone, Sioux City and Mason City, Iowa, Chicago, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo. She served as treasurer of the BVM congregation, director of the development office and retirement trust office and was a volunteer in the BVM archives.
She was a member of the BVM Senate; served in the finance office at Clarke College; and on numerous congregational committees.
She was born on Nov. 25, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of George and Barbara (Korak) Korak.
She entered the Sisters of Charity on Sept. 8, 1932, from Holy Trinity Parish, Chicago. She made her first profession of vows on March 19, 1935, and her final profession on Aug. 15, 1940.
Surviving are the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 70 years; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity BVM retirement fund.
Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)
Date: October 8, 2002
Page: a6
Record Number: 0F69B90C656D0E6F135339
Copyright (c) 2002 Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

Chicago Tribune (IL) - April 04, 1961
Deceased Name: Blanche R. Korak
Blanche R. Korak, April 2, 1961, dearly beloved daughter of the late George and Barbara Korak; loving sister of Ella Korak, Sister Mary Barbara Ann, B. V. M., James [Sarah] Korak and Michael [Marietta] Korak; fond aunt of nieces and nephews. Resting at chapel, 6617 W. Cermak road, after 4 p.m. Monday. Funeral Wednesday, April 5, at 10 a.m., to St. Simeon's church, Bellwood. Interment Resurrection. STanley 8-1092.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: April 04, 1961
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19610404dn071

Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 12, 1954
Deceased Name: George B. Korak
George B. Korak, March 9, 1954, husband of the late Jeanette, son of the late George and Barbara, devoted father of Lawrence, Mrs. Edith Krok, Mrs. Jean Pfeiffer, and Mabel, dear brother of the Ven. Sister M. Barbara Ann, B. V. M., Immaculata High school, James, Michael, Ella, and Blanche Korak, fond father-in-law of Mrs. Wanda Korak, William Krok, and John Pfeiffer, dear grandfather of seven. Resting at chapel, 1814 S. Throop street. Funeral Saturday, March 13, at 9 a.m., to Holy Trinity church. Interment Resurrection. CAnal 6-1207 or LYons 3-1900.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: March 12, 1954
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19540312dn076

Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 07, 1939
Deceased Name: Barbara Korak
--Barbara Korak, late of 1936 S. Elmwood avenue, Berwyn, Ill. [formerly of 2447 S. Turner avenue, Chicago, Ill.], Oct. 4, 1939, beloved wife of George P. Korak, dear mother of George, James, Ella, Michael, Sister Mary Barbara Ann, B. V. M., and Blanche. Resting at and funeral from chapel, 1814 S. Troop street, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., to Holy Trinity church. Interment Resurrection cemetery. For information call Canal 1207.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: October 07, 1939
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19391007dn007

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