Location: Newburg Ohio

Biographical Sketch of Joseph F. Blaha

Blaha, Joseph F.; carpenter, contractor; born, Bohemia, May 12, 1858; son of John and May Pinopal Blaha; graduated from the public schools in Bohemia; married, Cleveland, Feb. 18, 1882, Katherine Orosek; issue, 4 children; came to the United States in 1877, and received his naturalization papers in 1888; worked several months at the carpenter trade at $1.50 a day, then went to work for The American Steel & Wire Co. in Newburg; worked there until 1882; then for the Sturdueynant Planning Co.; was there one year; in 1888, started in business for himself as carpenter contractor; member of C. S. P. S. Lodge, and K. of P. Lodge, No. 317. Recreations: Spend a couple of weeks every year fishing. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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Biographical Sketch of Patrick Rodger Sweeney

Sweeney, Patrick Rodger; carpenter and builder; born, Ohio, May, 1852; son of Ferdinand and Mary Adams Sweeney; educated, High School, La Grange, O.; married, Grafton, O., August, 1883 Catherine Meskal; issue, four daughters; twice elected assessor, Carlisle Township, Lorain County, O., once township trustee, Newburg, O.; as building foreman, had full charge of construction and alterations on Hotel Euclid; first and second floors, Meyer & Marks Block, Standard Foundry additions and alterations, block for Continental Jewelry Co., three stores for the P. C. O’Brien Co.; business agt. Sweeney & Schully, two terms Carpenter Brotherhood; chairman Carpenter Committee to pass on present building code; adjusting five losses for Stafford Goss Co.; two terms trustee Grafton Church; member Catholic Mutual Benevolent Ass’n; is now taking charge of building mostly for themselves and old customers in...

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