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John or Johan Krull, Pennsylvania early 1900s
Posted by: Dolores Krull Michels-Harper Date: December 03, 2001 at 15:40:33
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My grandfather, John Krull was born in Germany, but his mother died in childbirth. His father remarried a hungarian lady when he was 1-2 years of age and he was raised in Budapest. At approximately age 18 he immigrated to the US ending up in western Pennsylvania. (Cliff Mine, Coraopolis, Pittsburgh area) He worked in the coal mines, married a widow by the name of Mary? from either Hungaria or Slovakia, and fathered 12 children. Supposedly his father was a doctor. My grandmother was definitely a farm girl who came to live with her sister & her husband in Cliff Mine, PA where they were running a boarding home for men coming from eastern Europe to work in the coal mines. My grandmother had two children by her first husband. I don't know their surnames. In fact, my father, born in 1913 always thought his father was Hungarian and never realized the German origin, nor did his other 11 brothers and sisters. I really don't know where to begin to find his roots. He did become a US citizen, but my grandmother did not as she could not read or write. HELP!!!!


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