I have Purse family that resided in Westmoreland Co, Pa.There were 4 siblings, that I am aware of at this time. Came to US in 1886. John Purse took his family to Washington state, approximately 1889- 1890 and took up homestead land there, and eventully settled in Wilkeson, WA,a small coal mining town, near Mt. Rainer Washington.10 children that survived.
Frank PUrse, lived in Harrison City, PA - married to Katherine Kratovil. This line of the family stayed in the area, or the majority of them did. Frank PUrse, had children by the names of Mary, Lillian, Frank, Anna, George, Elsie, Emma and Katherine.Katherine being b. 1912.
Anna Purse married John Patocka in Bohemia, prior to coming to Westmoreland Co, Pa.She had at least 4 stepchildren,John Patosky, Henry Patosky, Theodore and Anna Emily. They went onto have 6 more children,Joseph, Charles, Albin, Adolph, Mary Jane, and Frank Patokca.Moved to Chico, CA about 1914 - 1920.
One other sister was a Mary - who married a Novotny, we have no info on this connection at all.
I am not sure if this is part of my Purse family or not.......I do know that some of them moved to Akron, Ohio.
If these names are of interest please email me direct. firstname.lastname@example.org lets find out if these are memebers of the same family. thanks Pam