Matthew Alexander was born Dec 1866 in Austria/Czechoslovakia and came to USA/PA in 1886 with a cousin. In 1892 he married Martha Jean Kerr, b.May 1871 in Alabama. Family history has it that Martha was the daughter of the family with whom he boarded.
In the 1900 US census, Matthew is listed as a coal miner, living in Huntindon Township, Jacobs Creek Precinct, Westmoreland Co, PA. with Martha and two children, Agnes b.April 1896 and Eula b.Oct 1898.
In the 1910 census the family was living in Allegheny Co PA. They had three more children, "Charley", b1900 (my grandfather, Carl Harris Alexander), Clyde, b1903 and William b1907. A non-relative, Ida, was living with them. Martha was listed in the 1910 census by the nickname "Mattie".
We have no info on the cousin with whom Matthew came to the US.