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Andrew PEPERAK "Endi"

Born: May 3 1886, Polonovce, Czechoslovakia
Died: Apr 1965, PA, age 80

Buried: St. John's RC Cemetery, FayePA

Find-A-Grave 53452776

Father: Andreas PEPERAK

Mother: Catherine HORVATH



Born: Aug 20, 1886, Czechoslovakia
Died: Feb 25, 1954

Buried: St. John's RC Cemetery, FayePA

Find-A-Grave 53453291

Father: Joseph KRAJNAK

Mother: Anna PETROFSKY

Anna Peperak


1. Mary PEPERAK (b. Aug 1908; d. Jun 5, 1909, PA, age 10 months; Find-A-Grave 180348415)



1. Anna PEPERAK (b. Sep 24, 1909, Continental Two, PA; d. Jan 1974)
m. Joseph MARHULIK (b. Jan 10, 1904, Czechoslovakia; d. Jan 1977, OH, age 77)


  1. Joseph R. MARHULIK "Joe" (b. Dec 30, 1934, Uniontown, FayePA; d. Feb 7, 2015, Mineral Ridge, TrumOH; Find-A-Grave 142489130)
    m. Frances KIETA "Flo" (b. Nov 7, 1937, Smock, FayePA; d. Dec 9, 2013, Poland, MahoOH; Find-A-Grave 121626610) on May 26, 1956)



  • Joseph's death certificate indicates that he last lived in Trumbull, OH.

  • They have 3 children and live in Niles, OH, and they are buried there.

  • In the 1930 census for North Union, Fayette County, PA, Joseph is shown as a "boarder", age 26, the the Hucik household (were they relatives?). It is indicated that he immigrated in 1922. 

  • "Josef Marhulik" arrived in New York on Jul 8, 1922. His last place of residence was Ruzov, CzechoSlovakia. His ethnicity: CzechoSlovakia. The ship, Berengaria, sailed from Cherbourg, France. He was age 18 at the time. 1

  • Flo and Joe rarely missed family reunions, including the Peperak/Kieta Summer Reunions by the creek.

  • Flo (Kieta) Marhulik's parents were Frank and Ella (Fudala) Kieta.

Helen Peperak Franks in 1997

2. Helen A. PEPERAK (b. Dec 16, 1913, Continental Two, PA; d. Nov 15, 2001, Connellsville, FayePA, age 81; m. William FRANKS)



  • Known affectionately as "Aunt Helen", she was a very kind lady all the way to her death in 2001.

3. John George PEPERAK (b. Apr 7, 1915, Leisenring, FayePA; d. Jan 7, 1976, New Salem, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 35901204)
m. Helen OPOKA (b. 1920, d. 2001; Find-A-Grave 41124921)


  1. Living PEPERAK ()


  • The lived in New Salem, PA.

Kate Peperak Hustek

4. Catherine PEPERAK "Kate" (b. Jan 19, 1918, York Run, PA; d. 1984; Find-A-Grave 99292975)
m. Thomas T. HUSTEK "Tom" (b. Sep 2, 1918; d. Mar 1985, PA, age 67; Find-A-Grave 99292860)



  1. Thomas T. HUSTEK "Teddy" (b. Dec 20, 1943; d. Dec 8, 1998, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 98709563)
    m. CECILE ? on Aug 10, 1968

  2. Monica F. HUSTEK (b. Oct 16, 1954; d. May 21, 2008, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 99468601)
    m. Living YATSKO on Nov 22, 1975

  3. Timothy HUSTEK "Huss" (b. Dec 16, 1957; d. Jun 19, 2008, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 98709793)

  4. Julie Ann HUSTEK (b. Jan 23, 1948; d. Jun 30, 1996, Connellsville, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 98709563)


  • They lived in Leisenring, FayePA.

Julia Ann Peperak Baker

5. Julia Ann PEPERAK (b. Feb 22, 1922; d. Aug, 29, 1998; m. Gerald BAKER "Jerry")


  • They lived in South Connellsville. She is buried at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville, FayePA

6. Living PEPERAK()
m. Anthony Joseph BARTHOLOMAI Sr. "Pork" (b. Feb 21, 1923; d. Mar 17, 1997; Find-A-Grave 108786868) on Sep 13, 1941


  1. George W. BARTHOLOMAI "Bill" (b. Mar 18, 1944; d. Oct 30, 2011; Find-A-Grave 108585808)

  2. Anthony Joseph BARTHOLOMAI Jr. "Dutch" (b. May 12, 1951; d. Jul 23, 2012, PA; Find-A-Grave 108586305)
    m. Marcia Louise TANNEHILL (b. Jul 10, 1953, Connellsville, FayePA; d. Mar 23, 2006, South Connellsville, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 79154487) on May 20, 1972


  • Dutch Bartholomai was killed in 4-wheel ATV accident.

Margaret Peperak Kieta

7. Margaret PEPERAK (b. Nov 14, 1925, Buffington, FayePA; d. Nov 15, 2015, Vanderbilt, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 180733404)
m. Frank Joseph KIETA "Eddie" (b. Apr 21, 1925, Smock, FayePA; d. May 24, 2017, Connellsville, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 180733094)


  • Eddie and Margaret (Peperak) Kieta lived in Vanderbilt, PA.

  • Eddie may have been born in Chicago, CookIL on Dec 12, 1921. His parents were Frank KIETA and Rose GROLOSKA.

8. Master Sgt. Andrew Albert PEPERAK "Andy" U. S. Army Korean War Vietnam War (b. Aug 13, 1929, New Salem, PA; d. Nov 23, 2003, Pittsburgh, AllePA; Find-A-Grave 53455424)
m. Jean Ann LAYMAN (b. Mar 12, 1932; d. 2017) on May 1, 1950


  1. Arleen Jean PEPERAK (b. Jan 5, 1962, Huntville, MadiAL; d. Mar 10, 2015, Connellsville, FayePA; Find-A-Grave 180766630)
    m. Living O'Donnell



  • Jean A. (Layman) Peperak's parents were Arthur Hawk and Nora Layman.

  • There are 11 children in this large, wonderful family.

  • Excerpt from this obituary:

    Master Sgt. Andrew Albert Peperak, U.S. Army Ret., 74, of Connellsville, went to his eternal rest Sunday, November 23, 2003, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

    He was born August 13,1929 in New Salem a son of the late Andrew and Anna Kraynak Peperak.

    Andrew was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1947. He was a Veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and also served at the Supreme Headquarters for NATO in France for 4 years. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1972 after proudly serving his country for 24 years. Andrew had also retired in 1995 from the U.S. Postal Service where he had worked as a Clerk in the Uniontown post office. He was a member of the Connellsville VFW #21, the Connellsville American Legion, F.O. Eagles#493, the B.P.O. Elks#503 and the Independent Slovak Club. Andrew was a lifetime member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. Andrew was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother to his family. Andrew's life was full of his love for his devoted, large family, his love of his Catholic Church, and the simple pleasures of daily living. His favorite things were watching and waiting for the snow, watching his beautiful garden grow, and watching and enjoying his beloved family. Andrew was a proud devoted Veteran who in his daily living displayed his loyal patriotism of his great nation.

    In addition to his parents Andrew was predeceased by a granddaughter Gabrielle Ann Peperak, a brother John Peperak, and 4 sisters Anna Marhulik, Catherine Hustek, Helen Franks, and Julia Baker.

  • 1930 Census record indicates that Andrew immigrated in 1905, and Anna immigrated in 1907.

  • Andrew's naturalization papers supply a lot of information. This name is listed as "Endi" and he signed that name on documents. It lists his place of birth as Polonavitz, Hungary; his occupation as "miner"; he came to America from Bremen, Germany on the ship, Bremen, arriving at port in Baltimore, MD on Mar 4, 1903. It lists his wife as Annie born on Nov 15, 1887 in Polonavitz, Hungary, also.

  • Andrew's granddaughter has obtained records from the actual church in Polonovce (the Slovak spelling of Polonovitz) with more accurate information.  Andrew's birthdate was May 3 1886 and he way baptized on May 9 1886.  He was baptized as Andreas Peperak, son of Andreas Peperak(born also in Polonovce) and Catherine Horvath Peperakm (born in Hadusovce).  You will notice on the naturalization that he renounces all allegiance to Charles Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary the country of his birth.  At the time he was born this whole area was the Austria-Hungarian Empire.  It wasn’t until after WWI that the different countries were named the current names.  Polonovce was in the newly formed country Czechoslovakia which included the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moravia, and other smaller ethnic regions with their own languages.  It wasn’t until  the last 25-30 years that Slovakia became its own country with Bratislava as its capital.

  • On a different record, the Manifest of the Passenger list arriving at Baltimore at that time, it shows his ship named Breslau, which sailed from Bremen on Feb 28, 1904 and arrived in Baltimore on March 9, 1904. He lists his occupation or calling as laborer, his "race or people" as "Slovak".  His last residence is listed as as Hungary (short for Austria-Hungarian Empire) and final destination as New Salem (a small town near Uniontown, PA where our Andrew Peperak spent his early years until moving to Connellsville, PA at about age 13).

  • From 1930 US Census for Menallen, Fayette County, PA:
    Family: 334













    Andrew Peperak Self W M 1886 44 1905 M Czech Czech Czech Coal Miner
    Anna Peperak Wife W F 1886 44 1907 M Czeck Czech Czech none
    John Peperak Son W M 1916 14   S PA Czech Czech none
    Catherine Peperak Dau W F 1917 13   S PA Czech Czech none
    Julia Peperak Dau W F 1922 8   S PA Czech Czech none
    Elizabeth Peperak Dau W F 1924 6   S PA Czech Czech none
    Margaret Peperak Dau W F 1926 4   S PA Czech Czech none
    Andrew Peperak Son W M 1930 0   S PA Czech Czech none
    Stephen Novanty Boarder W M 1891 39 1913 S Czech Czech Czech none


  • County/State Abbreviations:
    AllePA - Allegheny County, PA
    CookIL - Cook County, IL
    FayePA - Fayette County, PA
    MadiAL - Madison County, AL
    MahoOH - Mahoning County, OH
    TrumOH - Trumbull County OH

  • Page Sources:
    1. New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924.

    2. Rita P. P.

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