Our Treasured Heritage-
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 351 - 352
Anthony was born in Czechoslovakia, where he married Helen (nee Vasel). They had five children born there. Anthony came to Lethbridge, bringing with him three children Mary, Joe and Louis. Then Helen came later with the other three Rose, Anthony Jr. and Charles. They had five more children born in Lethbridge, Fritz, John, Rudolf, Steve, and one son still living. Anthony Sr. was a miner in Lethbridge and Coalhurst. Helen was an ardent gardener and always had beautiful flowers, especially sweet peas, and an excellent vegetable patch. She made many warm feather beds for her home. All the children had to help by stripping feathers.
Mary, the oldest, married and they moved to Pennsylvania with their three children.
Joe married and had two girls. Joe divorced and then remarried had two daughters.
Rose married and they had six children, five sons and one daughter.
Louis married and had two boys.
Anthony Jr. married and had one daughter.
Charles married in St. Joseph's Church in Coalhurst. They had three children, two daughters and one son.
Fritz married in Coalhurst, and had one daughter.
John married and had two daughters.
Rudolf married and had three children, two sons and one daughter.
Steve married and they had no children.
All of Anthony and Helen's children have passed away except one son.
Three boys, Anthony Jr., Louis and Fritz were killed in the Coalhurst Mine explosion of 1935.
Anthony Sr. died in 1947, and wife Helen died in 1929.
Return Individual Histories