1. Janos Bartko's occupation is not known, but he must have worked in or around the Sugarloaf mines (part of Hazleton) because during his life time all theimmigrants who lived in the Hazleton area worked in or around the mines.There wasn't any other occupation in which the men could make a living.There were mines all over the area.At the time of his death, Joannes was living in Hazleton.
2.Joannes was buried from St. Mary's Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1897.The priest at St. Mary's told me that the only information entered into the church records was that Janos Bartko "was killed".There also was no information regarding where he was buried.The priest mentioned that he may have been buried in a Catholic cemetery in Hopevile, Pennsylvania which is now known as Weston.
3.I have not reviewed the Hazleton newspaper on the date of Janos Bartko's death.It would be a long shot because they usually did not give immigrants much notice in the paper, but it may be worth a try.
4. As I told you before, Joannes was born in Havaj in Saros County, Hungary in the year 1860.
5.I found a John Bartko who emigrated from (Austria, Galacia and Poland) and arrived in NYC on May 24, 1890 aboard the ship Trave.Also, one Josef Bartko arrived on the same ship, but one month later on June 21, 1890.I do not know if this John Bartko is my grandmother's first husband or not and neither do I know if Josef is related to John.I find the date of 1890 interesting because my Janos Bartko married my grandmother in July, 1890.