I’ve requested this forum to help my wife and her family find out more about their ancestors. Her father is in his mid-80s now and has told me all he knows. Now I need your help.
Their family tradition says, that when Andrew Mowchan immigrated to the US from the Ukranian speaking portion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he came with a brother who settled in New York State.
No one knows the brother’s name or if he even exists. So far I have been unable to match the supposed ca. 1900 immigration date.
Sometimes the name is spelled Mowczan.
These Mowchans settled in and about Smoke Run, Pennsylvania [Western Pennsylvania – sort of north of Pittsburgh] and some, including my father-in-law, migrated to Cleveland Ohio.
One wonders how long it will take you Mowchans to find this forum.
Thanks for any help,
Descendants of Joachim Nicholas Mowchan
Generation No. 1
1.JOACHIM NICHOLAS1 MOWCHAN.
Children of JOACHIM NICHOLAS MOWCHAN are:
2. i. ANDREW2 MOWCHAN, b. 1880; d. November 21, 1960, Smoke Run, Pennsylvania.
ii. CLEVEL MOWCHAN.
iii. SPINN MOWCHAN.
iv. JULIA MOWCHAN, m. EVANCHAK.
v. UNKNOWN MOWCHAN, m. ORCHAK.
Generation No. 2
2.ANDREW2 MOWCHAN (JOACHIM NICHOLAS1) was born 1880, and died November 21, 1960 in Smoke Run, Pennsylvania.He married ROSE BARNO.
Notes for ANDREW MOWCHAN:
Probably born in Austria or Austro-Hungarian Empire.Spoke Ukranian.
Immigration into U.S., 1900, according to son Mickey.Name may have been
spelled as Mowczan.
Mickey also says Andrew had a brother in Elmira, New York.
More About ANDREW MOWCHAN:
Burial: Ramey, Pennsylvania
More About ROSE BARNO:
Burial: Ramey, Pennsylvania
Children of ANDREW MOWCHAN and ROSE BARNO are:
i. JOHN3 MOWCHAN, d. 1989; m. ANNA.
ii. JULIA MOWCHAN, m. MICHAEL RUSSIN.
iii. MARIE MOWCHAN, b. May 20, 1906; d. December 08, 1998, Cleveland, Ohio; m. ROBERT JOSEPH HAAS.
More About ROBERT JOSEPH HAAS:
Burial: April 05, 1984, Western Reserve Memorial Gardens
iv. MICHAEL MOWCHAN, b. August 07, 1907; d. January 1969.
v. STEVEN MOWCHAN, b. 1908; d. 1989; m. MARGRET.
vi. ANNA MOWCHAN, b. May 05, 1909; d. July 11, 1997, Ohio; m. NEDRICH.
vii. METRO MOWCHAN, b. August 30, 1911; d. June 1987, Pennsylvania.
viii. PETER MOWCHAN, b. June 28, 1913; d. January 1972.
ix. ANDREW MOWCHAN, b. 1916; m. ANNA DURICA.
x. WASCO MOWCHAN, b. 1917; d. 1937.
xi. JOACHIM NICHOLAS MOWCHAN, b. November 16, 1919, Smoke Run, Pennsylvania; m. COLETTA ELIZABETH BUEHNER, January 07, Cleveland, Ohio.
Notes for JOACHIM NICHOLAS MOWCHAN:
Served in WW II with the 87th Recon.Was part of Battle of the Bulge.
More About JOACHIM NICHOLAS MOWCHAN:
Baptism: November 23, 1919
Notes for COLETTA ELIZABETH BUEHNER:
More About COLETTA ELIZABETH BUEHNER:
Burial: Madison, Ohio
xii. KATHERINE MOWCHAN, b. April 29, 1927; d. July 1967, Ohio; m. RUSSIN.
More About KATHERINE MOWCHAN:
Cause of Death: Cancer