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1 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. KIRK Beverly Lynn (I1)
2 Albert arrived May 1 1912 into Philadelphia via Bremen, Germany. He comes from Parkalaza, Hungary which is southeast of Buda-Pest. He traveled with his mother Juliana (Yulen-ana) and his younger brothers Istvan (Stephen who might have been nick named Pee-sta or Pete -you), Bela (George), Sandor (Alex) and Laszlo (who might have been nicknamed Lut-zi!). Albert was listed as already working as an ironworker. Their ethnicity is listed as Magyar which means they were Hungarians who spoke Hungarian. They were going to a friend's house Koway Karoly (another good Hungarian name). I asked my children's Godmother about her maiden name Demeter and yes, also a good Hungarian name.
Notes from reasearch done by Lisa Witting. Thank you Lisa! 
KRIVULKA Albert (I9)
3 Albert emigrated to the United States May 1, 1912. He, his mother and his brothers traveled from Bremen, Germany on the boat the Main, in third class. The steamship line was the Missler Bremen. His father had emigrated to the United States previously. He became a United States citizen on October 20, 1928.

He worked as an iron moulder. 
KRIVULKA Albert (I9)
4 Alexander Purdie was a butler in Scotland. He and Elizabeth King, M.S. Glennie, had a daughter, Annie Glennie. There is no record of why Annie did not have her father's surname. PURDIE Alexander (I75)
5 Application for Passport - July 1, 1908
Born in Eichenberg in Bayern, Germany
November 18, 1862
Emigrated from Antwerp on September 5th, 1890
Lived in Philadelphia for 18 years
Ladies tailor - occupation

Application for citizenship - March 24, 1897
2124 N. 15th Street
Was naturalized on June 24, 1901

July 1, 1908
Was going abroad, intended to return in 2 years
Age and description at time of application:
45 years
height: 5' 4"
brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion
Sworn to by Appolonia Schmitt
Lived at 2139 North 15th Street, Philadelphia
SCHMITT Sebastian (I29)
6 Armer Abel was secretary to the assistant vice president foroperations of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He lived at 4320 ChestnutSt., Philadelphia. ABLE Armer D. (I166)
7 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MILLER Brady Matthew (I240)
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MILLER Craig Paul (I2)
9 Born at home. LAWSER Ruth (I4)
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MILLER Kevin Alexander (I241)
11 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. MILLER Molly Isabella (I243)
12 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SIMMONS Ashley Marie (I244)
13 Charles lived in Johnstown. He was a minister. KRIVULKA Charles (I91)
14 Description: Born at home. LAWSER Herbert Jacob (I15)
15 Description: Born in Women's Hospital, Phila. LAWSER Robert James (I17)
16 Died at 6:00 AM, after an operation on her knee. She developed pneumonia and blood poisoning as a result of the operation. ARENZ Appolonia (I30)
17 Died of peritonitis, caused by burst appendix. SCHMITT Margaret (I36)
18 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. KEANE Eileen (I189)
19 Elizabeth was widely known for her theatrical designs. Along with her sculptor husband, Frank, she produced and designed the Haines Marionettes. Frank carved the the figures from wood and Elizabeth created the authentic costumes.

After 30 years of presenting shows throughout the east, the Haines gave their complete collection to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY, now the National Museum of Design, which is a branch of the Smithsonian Museum.

Elizabeth also lectured on wedding customes, costumes and the status of women throughout history. To illustrate these lectures, a series of 26 hand carved figures of brides were created by her and her husband.

Fourteen represented authentic bridal costumes from 1600 B.C.(the Babylonian period, while 12 depicted historic American brides. 
LAWSER Elizabeth (I78)
20 Family name in Germany was Von Lauser. They had it changed to Lawser when they came to America. LAWSER Jacob (I18)
21 Frederick, who was a doctor, was vacationing in Atlantic City with hisfamily, when his daughter developed polio. This was before the poliovaccine was available, and despite the best of care she died. ANNE (I116)
22 George lived on the family farm in Black Creek, NY. KRIVULKA George (I94)
23 Gerald worked for an insurance company in Philadelphia, as an accountant. Later, he worked for Kent Manufacturing Co., Clifton Heights, PA, a company that made woolen cloth, and later, manufactured clothing. He worked as an accountant there also, eventually becoming comptroller. He remained at Kent Manufacturing until he retired in 1962 after 46 years.

Together with his wife, he spent his retirement years in his beloved Wildwood Crest, NJ home until illness brought him back to his native Pennsylvania in 1973.

Respected by all who knew him, he will be remembered for his long service to Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sharon Hill where for many years he was a member of the session and a Trustee. His generosity was known to many charities and institutions. 
LAWSER Gerald Herbert (I13)
24 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. POULOS Constantine Gus (I184)
25 Hugh Gillanders was a clothmaker. GILLANDERS Hugh (I45)
26 Jack and his family live in Michigan. LAWSER Jack (I80)
27 Jean emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland in 1916, when she was 22. She arrived on the vessel California, in New York City, on May 12th, 1916. She applied for citizenship when she was 33, on October 20th, 1928.

She worked as a waitress and maid when she arrived. Two years later she married Albert Krivulka, who had emigrated from Hungary in 1918. They had three children; Juliette, Jean, and Albert.

Juliette was born the year after they were married. Jean was ill while she was pregnant, and had a very high fever. As a result of this, Juliette was born mentally handicapped. At that time, children born mentally handicapped were normally institutionalized, or, if kept at home, shut away from sight. Jean not only kept Juliette at home, she insisted that she go everywhere the rest of the family did, that she get what education was available, and that she live as normal a life as anyone else. Juliette lived with her parents until she was 62, when Jean died.

Albert had died a year earlier, at 86. Jean continued to care for Juliette until the day she died, at 87 years of age. Juliette died a year later; she lived with her brother Albert, and his wife, for a time, and then briefly, in a nursing home. 
28 John Armstrong was apparently born in Ireland, but lived at least for some time in Scotland, as that was where he emigrated to America from. He was 18 at the time.

Within his first year in this country,he began working at Rosengarten and Sons, as a chemist.

He married Marjorie Ann in 1845, when he was 25. He worked for Rosengarten and Sons as a chemist for forty-five years before he retired.

They had nine children. Fanny, the youngest, died when she was only a few weeks old. Sarah, their second daughter, died at the age of six. Two of the children, Armer and George were twins. Armer died when he was nineteen.
John voted for fourteen Presidents during his lifetime. He had a deep interest in Republican politics, and was a delegate from his division in the Twenty-fourth ward for years.

He was one of the Charter members of General Marin Lodge and Philadelphia Encampment, No. 1, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Marjorie died in 1865, leaving five children under the age of fifteen.
Thomas, the youngest, was only three at the time. 
29 Ladislaus lives on the family farm in Black Creek, NY. He is married. KRIVULKA Ladislaus (I93)
30 Lived at 25 Nelson Street Aberdeeen at time of marriage. She was a papermill worker. GLENNIE Ann (I42)
31 Lived in private Children's Home in Sussex. MCLEOD Eileen (I64)
32 Louise was born a few days after her brother, Rudolf, and her sister Pauline, died from Black Diptheria. Her brother, Frederick, died several days after her birth. Another brother, Emil, only four month's old, had died in Jan. of that year. SCHMITT Louise Marie (I14)
33 Margaret, with the chestnut hair, died of blood poisoning following removal of her appendix per her daughter. SCHMITT Margaret (I36)
34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. POULOS Mary Ann (I185)
35 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. DIEGIDIO Mary (I183)
36 Michael and Susie did not emigrate to America, they stayed in Europe. KRIVULKA Michael (I89)
37 Peter Gillanders was born in 1855 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He married Annie Glennie in 1876, when he was 22 years old, and she was 21. Peter was a ropemaker and an artist, and at least one of his paintings still survives; a watercolor of King's College in Scotland, painted at sunset. GILLANDERS Peter David (I41)
38 Peter was a journeyman ropemaker, and Annie was a papermill worker when they were married. Family F7
39 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. LEVINE Phillip (I186)
40 Philadelphia
7/13/1919. Philadelphia Inquirer. "Mary J.Purnell, 2030 North 22nd Street and Sebastian Schmitt,6640 Germantown Ave". found thru Granddaughter reports paternal grandmother told her it was brief, she was an alcoholic and ran off. 
Purnell Mary J. (I269)
41 Possibly due to their young ages, Bill was 17 & Margaret 16, they eloped to Elkton, Md. per her sister Frances. Family F23
42 Richard was a premature baby, and was born at home. He was a graduate of Glen-Nor High School, class of 1935 and was employed in the Relief Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was active in the young people's affairs of the Mt. Zion Methodist church, Darby where he was a member.

He died at the age of 24 of sarcoma of the mediastinum. Funeral services were held on Monday at 2:00 PM from the McCausland Funeral Home, 202 South Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA. 
LAWSER Richard Henry (I16)
43 Sebastian was born in Eichenberg, Germany, and went to school until the age of 11. He then learned the tailor's trade as an apprentice. At age 25 he married Appolonia Arenz in Frankfurt, Germany on Sept. 19, 1887.

They had three children, Carl, Rudolph and Pauline, all born in Germany.

In August of 1890 they emigrated to America, arriving in Philadelphia, Pa. after a one month boat trip.

Only ten days after arriving in America, their first born Carl died at the age of 2 1/2, in Philadelphia at Children's Hospital.

In 1892 Frederick was born. A year later Emil was born in September of 1893, but lived only 4 months. He died of croup on January 17, 1894.

Sebastian worked as a ladies' tailor at Darlington's on Chestnut St. in Phila. They lived in the German community of Phila. at 4th and Girard Sts. They opened a grocery shop, which Appolonia ran during the day.

Only ten months after Emil's death, the remaining children, Rudolph, 5, Pauline, 4, and Frederick, 2 attended a Halloween party where they all contracted diptheria from one of the children who lived at the home where the party was held.

The disease became epidemic in Philadelphia and was called Black Diptheria. Appolonia was 9 months pregnant with her sixth child, Louisa, when the children became sick.

Rudolph died on Nov. 10th, Pauline died on Nov. 17th, and Frederick died on Nov.23rd. Three days after Pauline's death, Appolonia gave birth to Louise. Three days later, Frederick died.

After this tragedy, Sebastian and Appolonia moved to Atlantic City with Louise, their only remaining child. Here Sebastian opened his own tailoring shop. They lived in Atlantic City for about two years.

They then returned to North Philadelphia, where Sebastian opened a tailoring shop again. Exactly three years after Louise was born, Appolonia had her seventh child, Margaret, born on Nov. 20th, 1897.

They had two more children, Franz, born in 1899, and their last child, Francis, born in 1900.

Sebastian's business became very successful, employing 36 people. He specialized in ladies' riding habits, and had a life-sized wooden horse in the shop, which was used for properly fitting them. Appolonia handled the finances for the business.

In June of 1914, Louise married Gerald Lawser. One month later, Appolonia died of pneumonia and blood poisoning following a knee operation. She was not quite fifty years old.

That year was the Depression and Sebastian lost almost all of his money which had been invested in building and loans. Ready-made clothes started arriving on the scene about this time making matters worse for Sebastian. He eventually lost the business and the home they lived in.

Starting all over again at the age of 55, he moved to Germantown with Francis, his only child still living at home. There he rented a large three-story home and rented rooms to bring in extra income. This time Sebastian started a business altering clothes, and cleaning and pressing.

About five years later, at the age of 60, he married Victoria K., his housekeeper. They lived in Germantown until about 1937, when they went to live with Louise and Gerald in Norwod, Pa.

Sebastian at the age of seventy, got a job altering clothes at a men's clothing store, Torrelli's in Norwood. He would walk six or seven blocks to go to work.

A few years later, in Feb. 1943, Sebastian died of cancer. Victoria died several years later. 
SCHMITT Sebastian (I29)
44 SSN: 170-50-1205 LAWSER Gertrude (I20)
45 Thomas Poulos worked in the accounting department at HaverfordState Hospital. POULOS Thomas (I182)
46 Victoria was Sebastian's Hungarian housekeeper. Sebastian's granddaughter remembers her fondly. Klimko Viktoria (I171)
47 Was killed during WWII in Italy, 1947. MCLEOD Angus (I59)
48 William lives on the family farm in Black Creek, NY. He is married. KRIVULKA William (I92)

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