Posted By:John Gbur
Subject:John Gbur of Scranton, PA Sanok Dobra
Post Date:February 28, 2001 at 10:20:56
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John Gbur of Scranton, PA b(1873)d(1942)
We think village is Sanok. Orphan raised by 2 Aunts (unknown) in Austrian/Hapsburg empire. Embarked Antwerp,Belgium. Port of entry Philadelphia, 1895. (Aunts instilled/demanded love for Art, "You will be a meyure or else!") meyure(sp)

Spoke Ukrainian, German, Russian, some Hebrew, English. 7 Children. House painter, muralist/artist, worked on railroad in winter in Chicago, landlord, Grocery Store.

Olyphant, PA about 5 miles from Scranton.
Brothers: Jacob of Olyphant/Chicago b(1873)d(1947)could be twin. Joseph of Olyphant/Chicago b(?)d(?). May be other brothers?

Stephen Stephan Gbur/Borick of Olyphant, PA(changed his name to Borick) b(1882)d(1953). Married Tecla Bruger 1901. Son of Andrew & Maria of Dobra, Galacia (West Ukraine).

John Gbur of Scranton other relatives:
Katherine Babiak/Gbur wife d(1953) highly educated in old country village may be Striletz, Streletz?
Walter Babiak brother-in-law married Kate Gbur 1938. Walt worked for railroad in Chicago.
Father Daniel - potential connections to brothers of Daniel- We have not nailed them yet!
Potential connection to Jean Gbur. Potential connection to Bishop Julian Gbur Lvov, Ukraine (have not nailed these yet either. Potential connection to Michael Gbur of Plymouth, Pa b(1886)d(1941) 25 miles from Scranton. Many many other potential connections.

Brothers Joseph of O/C and John of S named their offspring after each other on both sides of the family. Joseph, Joseph, John, John, Kate, Katherine, Anna, Ann, Mary, Mary.

Hope this helps other Gburs.
Thanks Ron and Jean for all the great work.

John Gbur of CA