Individual Research History for:

Mary Kurta (1884 - 1978)

   
 

The picture above shows Mary Kurta with her husband, Andrew Grega and daughter Anna Grega (approx 1920).

Genetic parents:
  Father: Kurta, Adras Andrew - 1250 (1856 - xxx)
  Mother: Nagy, Maria Sipos - 1689 (1863 - xxx)
Genetic children:
  Daughter Grega, Mary Frances - 908 (1905 - 1987)
  Son Grega, Andrew - 909 (1906 - 1926)
  Daughter Grega, Anna Mary - 673 (1908 - 1997)
  Son Grega, John George - 910 (1914 - 2006)
  Daughter Grega, Helen - 911 (1920 - 1961)
     
Other relations:
  Brother Kurta, Andrew - 1940 (1885 - 1889)
  Brother Kurta, Michael - 1930 (1888 - 1891)
  Sister Kurta, Elizabeth - 1252 (1892 - 1921)
  Brother Kurta, Steve - 1253 (1896 - xxx)
  Brother Kurta, Francis - 2795 (1901 - 1903)
  Brother Kurta, John - 1254 (1905 - xxx)
  Spouse Grega, Andrew - 906 (1879 - 1954)
Basic data:
  Birthday June 1,1884
  Birth location Skaros, Slovakia
  Death date October 22, 1978
  Death location Erie, PA. (Trinity Cemetery, Erie, PA)
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History and Miscellaneous
  Married July 17, 1904 St. James Church, Carthage, NY.  She came to the US on December 1, 1902 (New York) aboard the steamer Main at age 18.  She entered the US and signed her name as Meri Kurta (Ellis Island wrote Kar...Kurla).  She went to her cousin, Michael Nagy (2352) at 21 Dutchess in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She was naturalized on March 1, 1937 in Erie, PA.  On her wedding certificate she signed it as Maria Nagy.  Mary and Andrew were members of of Holy Family Church in Erie, PA.

Mary enjoyed making Hulushki (cabbage, flour and onions)  for the family gatherings. 

Mary kept up with some of the old traditions from Slovakia such as wearing a hair bun, a babushka (hair scarf), dark clothing and always wore dresses (never pants).  Mary never learned to drive.  Her family called her "Baba".

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The picture below shows Mary with her husband Andrew at her daughter Anna's wedding.

The maps below show Mary's birth location in Slovakia.

The picture below shows Mary and her husband (approx 1950).

The picture below shows Mary's wedding in 1904.

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

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